Center Line, MI


Highest Appreciating Center Line Neighborhoods Since 2000

Center Line, MI Real Estate Data

Center Line Housing Market Information

With a population of 8,320, 3,600 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $72,628, house prices in Center Line are some of the most affordable in Michigan as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Center Line, accounting for 58.51% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Center Line include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 25.76%), row houses and other attached homes ( 10.35%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 4.90%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Center Line are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 50.15% owning and 49.85% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Center Line's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 65.09% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Center Line include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 21.36%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 12.79%).

Center Line Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Center Line over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 33.49% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Center Line home appreciation rates at 1.97%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.12%.

Over the last year, Center Line appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Center Line's appreciation rate has been 2.89%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Center Line were at 1.97%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.12%.

Relative to Michigan, our data show that Center Line's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Michigan.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,179,000 0.0
$885,001 - $1,179,000 0.0
$590,001 - $885,000 0.0
$472,001 - $590,000 0.0
$354,001 - $472,000 0.7
$236,001 - $354,000 0.9
$118,001 - $236,000 11.7
$59,001 - $118,000 52.3
$0 - $59,000 34.4

Very Low for MI
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
94.6946184927095 95.6730769230769

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$680 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 50.15
Renters 49.85
Vacant 9.53

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Center Line HOMES
2000 or Newer 0.8
1970 - 1999 21.4
1940 - 1969 65.1
1939 or Older 12.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 58.5
Townhomes 10.4
Small Apt. Buildings 4.9
Apt. Complexes 25.8
Mobile Homes 0.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 4.00
1 Bedroom 15.51
2 Bedrooms 25.94
3 Bedrooms 46.92
4 Bedrooms 6.28
5 or more bedrooms 1.36

Center Line Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
-32.07% -2.25% 1 1
* 10 is highest