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198 Apartments for rent in St. Clair Shores, MI

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305 SUNSET
305 Sunset Lane
St. Clair Shores, MI | Saint Clair Shores
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
1000 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:20 AM
UPDATED TWO BEDROOM ENTRY LEVEL CONDO. SUPER CLEAN, FRESHLY PAINTED WITH ALL NEUTRAL COLORS AND ALL NEW FLOORING. KITCHEN UPDATED WITH STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES THAT WILL STAY. WATER INCLUDED! NOT PETS AND NO SMOKING IN THE CONDO.
1 Unit Available
22221 GREATER MACK Avenue
22221 Greater Mack Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI | Saint Clair Shores
Studio
$1,995
5724 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:20 AM
Fully renovated executive office space in prime area with excellent parking. 4 Units available ranging between 500-3,500 SF. Unit prices per month range between $900-$1,995/mo.
1 Unit Available
21524 Harper Lake
21524 Harper Lake Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI | Saint Clair Shores
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
840 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:20 AM
Beautifully updated and renovated Cape Cod home.
1 Unit Available
23700 Harper Avenue
23700 Harper Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI | Saint Clair Shores
Studio
$3,300
2200 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:20 AM
Bring your restaurant concept to this HOT high traffic count corner location and join the culinary resurgence of The Gateway To The Great Lakes and Boating Capital of Michigan.
1 Unit Available
21444 Harper
21444 Harper Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI | Saint Clair Shores
Studio
$4,000
3825 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:20 AM
Exceptional Opportunity! Ideal for office or retail. Current floor plan available, large open areas, 3 private offices, 3 conference rooms, 2 lavatories, break room/kitchen, 8 ft. overhead with storeroom/workshop. Above average on-site parking.
1 Unit Available
22424 Greater Mack
22424 Greater Mack Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI | Saint Clair Shores
Studio
$1,300
1200 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:20 AM
Well maintained move in ready office/retail space. Main road exposure and signage. Located seconds from I-696, I-94 and Grosse Pointe. Building features a large conference room, bullpen, small kitchenette and six parking spots.
1 Unit Available
20625 Rosedale St
20625 Rosedale Street
St. Clair Shores, MI | Saint Clair Shores
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
1000 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:35 AM
This 3 bedroom bungalow has 1 bathroom, a living room, eat-in kitchen, large unfinished basement, and central air. Yes, Pets are welcome! No Section 8 South Lake Schools.
1 Unit Available
22833 Lake Dr
22833 Lake Drive
St. Clair Shores, MI | Saint Clair Shores
3 Bedrooms
$1,645
1242 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:35 AM
Great 3 bedroom home, 2 full baths on main floor, Dining Room, Totally remodeled: All new flooring, New Siding, New Kitchen Counter tops and back splashes, New main bathroom (Tub-toilet-sink), New front Deck, New front doors, New interior doors
1 Unit Available
19840 Parkside St
19840 Parkside Street
St. Clair Shores, MI | Saint Clair Shores
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
1275 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 11:33 AM
Parkside A Place To Call Home - Property Id: 329061 Well...Welcome To Your New Home! The one you've been LOOKING for. Best Rates with a 2-Yr Lease.
1 Unit Available
22011 Maple
22011 Maple Street
St. Clair Shores, MI | Saint Clair Shores
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
900 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 11:32 AM
Completely Renovated 3-bedroom ranch! - Completely renovated 3-bedroom 1-bathroom ranch. Spacious laundry room, 2-car garage, move-in ready! (RLNE5932634)
1 Unit Available
22217 Lange St
22217 Lange Street
St. Clair Shores, MI | Saint Clair Shores
2 Bedrooms
$975
776 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 09:36 AM
Beautiful 2 bedroom home with large backyard and a 1 car garage in desirable Saint Clare Shores. Located in Lakeview School District. Only one block from the nautical mile.
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2 Units Available
Meadows on Balfour
20600 Balfour St
Harper Woods, MI | Harper Woods
1 Bedroom
$800
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 04:47 AM
Located close to downtown Detroit, these homes feature hardwood floors, linen closets and fully equipped kitchens. Residents have access to such community amenities as a swimming pool with a sundeck and a clubhouse.
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3 Units Available
Golf Manor Apartments
30600 Little Mack Ave
Roseville, MI | Roseville
1 Bedroom
$785
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 04:47 AM
Community located off I-94 and close to I-696 and Warren Tech Center. One- and two-bedroom apartment homes have AC/carpeting and ceiling fans. Community features lots of parking, 24 hour maintenance and outdoor pool.
1 Unit Available
844 BLAIRMOOR COURT
844 Blairmoor Court
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI | Grosse Pointe
5 Bedrooms
$2,350
2378 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:20 AM
Outstanding brick colonial on excellent family friendly street in GPW within walking distance to schools and parks.
1 Unit Available
20957 MACK Avenue
20957 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI | Grosse Pointe
Studio
$1,600
1280 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:20 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 20957 MACK Avenue in Grosse Pointe Woods. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
716 Moorland
716 Moorland Drive
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI | Grosse Pointe
3 Bedrooms
$2,050
1569 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:20 AM
BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM BRICK RANCH FRESHLY PAINTED AND READY TO MOVE IN. HARDWOOD FLOORS JUST REFINISHED. GREAT OPEN LAYOUT WITH LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM, AND FAMILY ROOM WITH FIREPLACE. 9 FT ANDERSON DOOR WALL LEADS TO BRICK PATIO.
1 Unit Available
31200 GRATIOT Avenue
31200 North Gratiot Avenue
Roseville, MI | Roseville
Studio
$3,500
1720 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:20 AM
Free Standing Retail with Unparalleled Visibility. This is the perfect location for carry out, retail, or office. The Gratiot Ave corridor is arguably the hottest growing retail area in Michigan with new major retailers moving to the area daily.
1 Unit Available
1470 Anita
1470 Anita Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI | Grosse Pointe
3 Bedrooms
$1,775
1343 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:20 AM
An awesome home in an awesome location for lease? This is it! Sip your coffee on the front porch! This property has a ton of character and sits on a corner lot across from Mason Elementary School.
1 Unit Available
19708 Country Club Dr
19708 Country Club Drive
Harper Woods, MI | Harper Woods
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
Last updated December 2 at 11:33 AM
Available 12/03/20 19708 country club Dr is located in Harper Woods near 8 mile and beaconsfield Brick 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch home features hardwood flooring, dining room, granite countertops in kitchen, finished basement with kitchen.
1 Unit Available
19646 Fleetwood Dr Unit 12
19646 Fleetwood Drive
Harper Woods, MI | Harper Woods
1 Bedroom
$850
Last updated December 2 at 11:33 AM
Harper Woods 1 bedroom condo - Nice 1 bedroom 1 bath condo. Great location No evictions $2400/ month minimum income Minimum 1 year on current job No Pets Allowed (RLNE6259935)
1 Unit Available
22510 Petersburg Ave @
22510 Petersburg Avenue
Eastpointe, MI | Eastpointe
2 Bedrooms
$1,025
1000 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 11:33 AM
Nice 2 Bedroom Ranch on Corner Lot! SHOWING SCHEDULED FRIDAY 12/4 @ 2 PM - 22510 Petersburg Ave Eastpointe, MI 48021 SHOWING SCHEDULED FRIDAY 12/4 @ 2 PM Click the link below to schedule your showing: https://summit.appfolio.
1 Unit Available
18400 Marquette
18400 Marquette Street
Roseville, MI | Roseville
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
Last updated December 2 at 11:32 AM
- 3 bedroom/1 bath home in Roseville ready for immediate occupancy! Home has hardwood floors throughout, full basement, detached garage on a corner lot. Owner would like prospective tenant to sign a two year lease and no pets allowed.
1 Unit Available
20191 Lakeworth
20191 Lakeworth Street
Roseville, MI | Roseville
3 Bedrooms
$1,249
1000 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 11:32 AM
CLEAN & SPOTLESS North Roseville Solid Brick Ranch w/ Great School District! - **COPY + PASTE https://aminproperty.appfolio.
1 Unit Available
18730 Meier
18730 Meier Street
Roseville, MI | Roseville
3 Bedrooms
$1,095
1100 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
FULLY REMODELED 3 BED LARGE BUNGALOW IN ROSEVILLE - FULLY UPDATED from TOP TO BOTTOM! Live a trendy lifestyle in this Gem w/ contemporary features: BRAND NEW ROOF ~ NEWLY PAINTED SIDINGS ~ FULLY RENOVATED KITCHEN WITH NEW CERAMIC FLOORING, NEW
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around St. Clair Shores. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include College for Creative Studies, Lawrence Technological University, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Wayne State University, and Wayne County Community College District.
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City Guide

St. Clair Shores
When you think of Detroits music scene, you probably think of the Motown greats like Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and the Supremes, and The Temptations. But did you know that St. Clair Shores claimed its own status as an extension of the Detroit scene, too? St. Clair Shores definitely had its heyday in the 1960s, but the remnants of its resort town beginnings are still all around.
When you think of Detroits music scene, you probably think of the Motown greats like Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and the Supremes, and The Temptations. But did you know that St. Clair Shores claimed its own status as an extension of the Detroit scene, too? St. Clair Shores definitely had its heyday in the 1960s, but the remnants of its resort town beginnings are still all around.

St. Clair Shores is 19 miles away from downtown Detroit, but it lacks the gritty urban reality of the city. Once upon a time, this town on Lake St. Clair was part of Erin Township, which today includes not only St. Clair Shores, but also Roseville, Eastpointe and the Grosse Pointes. In the 1950s and 60s, St. Clair Shores used to be a hopping beach town, with people cruising in their cars and buying records at stores like Car City Records. There was even an amusement park called Jefferson Beach that existed until it burned down in 1955 and was converted to a marina.

Mixing and Moving

Even though this resort town is no longer the hotbed of excitement it once was, its still a nice waterfront suburb and a pleasant place to live. Even though St. Clair Shores is one of the nicest northeastern Detroit burbs, its still much more affordable than the more popular northern and western parts of the metro Detroit region.

Location, Location, Location

If you want to move to St. Clair Shores, the first thing you need to ask yourself is how close you want to be to the water. The closeness to the lake is one of the best selling points of St. Clair Shores, but not surprisingly the closer you want to be to the waterfront, the more youre going to pay. The vacancy rate in St. Clair Shores is far lower than the national average, so it may take a little more time than average to find the right place. However, one-bedroom apartments in St. Clair Shores tend to be easier to get than apartments with more bedrooms.

Meet the Minimum

In general, when youre looking for an apartment to rent, you need to have a good job history and your income should be about three times the monthly rent. You may be able to find an alternative arrangement in St. Clair Shores that will work with your particular circumstances even if your job history is shaky, if you have bad credit or if you need an apartment with all bills paid. However, the more specific your requirements are, the more time you should allow for finding the right place. People here like to stay in one place, which may make it a little harder to find an apartment but makes it easier to build some roots in your new community.

For the Little Ones

The school district here is another selling point, because its quite a bit better than some of the surrounding suburbs. You have a few choices, from the Lake Shore Public Schools to the South Lake Schools, and even the parochial St. Clair Catholic District.

If youre having trouble finding just the right place in St. Clair Shores, you might want to see an apartment locator to get some help. Apartment locators are familiar with all the apartments for rent, so they can match you up with just the right one. That way you dont have to waste time driving around to look at places that might be a total dud. With gas almost $4 a gallon and everyone totally short on free time, who has that kind of time and money to waste? You can look for houses for rent in nearby towns like Clinton Township, Eastpointe, Roseville or Harrison Township.

Mixing and Moving
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Even though this resort town is no longer the hotbed of excitement it once was, its still a nice waterfront suburb and a pleasant place to live. Even though St. Clair Shores is one of the nicest northeastern Detroit burbs, its still much more affordable than the more popular northern and western parts of the metro Detroit region.

Location, Location, Location

If you want to move to St. Clair Shores, the first thing you need to ask yourself is how close you want to be to the water. The closeness to the lake is one of the best selling points of St. Clair Shores, but not surprisingly the closer you want to be to the waterfront, the more youre going to pay. The vacancy rate in St. Clair Shores is far lower than the national average, so it may take a little more time than average to find the right place. However, one-bedroom apartments in St. Clair Shores tend to be easier to get than apartments with more bedrooms.

Meet the Minimum

In general, when youre looking for an apartment to rent, you need to have a good job history and your income should be about three times the monthly rent. You may be able to find an alternative arrangement in St. Clair Shores that will work with your particular circumstances even if your job history is shaky, if you have bad credit or if you need an apartment with all bills paid. However, the more specific your requirements are, the more time you should allow for finding the right place. People here like to stay in one place, which may make it a little harder to find an apartment but makes it easier to build some roots in your new community.

For the Little Ones

The school district here is another selling point, because its quite a bit better than some of the surrounding suburbs. You have a few choices, from the Lake Shore Public Schools to the South Lake Schools, and even the parochial St. Clair Catholic District.

If youre having trouble finding just the right place in St. Clair Shores, you might want to see an apartment locator to get some help. Apartment locators are familiar with all the apartments for rent, so they can match you up with just the right one. That way you dont have to waste time driving around to look at places that might be a total dud. With gas almost $4 a gallon and everyone totally short on free time, who has that kind of time and money to waste? You can look for houses for rent in nearby towns like Clinton Township, Eastpointe, Roseville or Harrison Township.

Thriving in the Shore

St. Clair Shores is located close to I-696 and I-94, so that makes it easy to get in and out of town. Thats a good thing, because people are doing lots of commuting around here. The average commute is only 27 minutes, but that doesnt account for the fact that 36 percent of people here spend 30 minutes to an hour commuting one way. There arent many people taking public transportation or carpooling around here, either.

Staying Educated

As if the nearby lake isnt reason enough to want to live here, the fact that everything else you need is right here should do it. If you want used books, you cant beat Browns Family Bookstore, the only used bookstore in the area. Whistle Stop Toy & Hobby is a great independent store to buy high-quality childrens toys that are a step above what you can find at the big chain stores.

Staying Healthy (and Full)

There are great mom and pop restaurants here, too, so youll never be at a loss for something tasty to eat! Of course all the chain restaurants have locations here, but why wouldnt you want to check out one of the many independent places to grab a bite? If delis are your style, you should try Uncle Harrys Deli Restaurant, New York Deli or the Greek and Middle Eastern fare at Emilys Delicatessen. Try Celina Polish Kitchen for some authentic Polish cooking, or Sy Thai Shores for Thai food. And there are lots of amazing waterfront restaurants where you can have a beer and a burger on a patio with a great lakeshore view.

You can enjoy the citys "Nautical Mile" that runs along Jefferson Avenue between 9 Mile and 10 Mile Roads, which is home to a lot of restaurants, shops, marinas, and boat dealerships. St. Clair Shores is not only known for boating and water sports during the summer, but also for hockey in the winter. The city has actually won more hockey championships than any other city in the whole state.

World Travelling

Canada is just on the other side of the lake, so you can cross the bridge at either Port Huron or downtown Detroit into another country for a day trip or long weekend. On top of all this, if you want to drive just over 20 miles, you can be in downtown Detroit for all the big city culture and nightlife you could possibly want. From a Tigers baseball game to a day at the Detroit Institute of Arts or Detroit Historical Museum, anything you could want is just a short drive away.

These days, people may not be cruising up and down streets along the beach, but this is still a pretty chill place to live. Check it out, because this overlooked gem in the Detroit area just might be your best place, too!

Thriving in the Shore
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St. Clair Shores is located close to I-696 and I-94, so that makes it easy to get in and out of town. Thats a good thing, because people are doing lots of commuting around here. The average commute is only 27 minutes, but that doesnt account for the fact that 36 percent of people here spend 30 minutes to an hour commuting one way. There arent many people taking public transportation or carpooling around here, either.

Staying Educated

As if the nearby lake isnt reason enough to want to live here, the fact that everything else you need is right here should do it. If you want used books, you cant beat Browns Family Bookstore, the only used bookstore in the area. Whistle Stop Toy & Hobby is a great independent store to buy high-quality childrens toys that are a step above what you can find at the big chain stores.

Staying Healthy (and Full)

There are great mom and pop restaurants here, too, so youll never be at a loss for something tasty to eat! Of course all the chain restaurants have locations here, but why wouldnt you want to check out one of the many independent places to grab a bite? If delis are your style, you should try Uncle Harrys Deli Restaurant, New York Deli or the Greek and Middle Eastern fare at Emilys Delicatessen. Try Celina Polish Kitchen for some authentic Polish cooking, or Sy Thai Shores for Thai food. And there are lots of amazing waterfront restaurants where you can have a beer and a burger on a patio with a great lakeshore view.

You can enjoy the citys "Nautical Mile" that runs along Jefferson Avenue between 9 Mile and 10 Mile Roads, which is home to a lot of restaurants, shops, marinas, and boat dealerships. St. Clair Shores is not only known for boating and water sports during the summer, but also for hockey in the winter. The city has actually won more hockey championships than any other city in the whole state.

World Travelling

Canada is just on the other side of the lake, so you can cross the bridge at either Port Huron or downtown Detroit into another country for a day trip or long weekend. On top of all this, if you want to drive just over 20 miles, you can be in downtown Detroit for all the big city culture and nightlife you could possibly want. From a Tigers baseball game to a day at the Detroit Institute of Arts or Detroit Historical Museum, anything you could want is just a short drive away.

These days, people may not be cruising up and down streets along the beach, but this is still a pretty chill place to live. Check it out, because this overlooked gem in the Detroit area just might be your best place, too!

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City Guide

St. Clair Shores
When you think of Detroits music scene, you probably think of the Motown greats like Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and the Supremes, and The Temptations. But did you know that St. Clair Shores claimed its own status as an extension of the Detroit scene, too? St. Clair Shores definitely had its heyday in the 1960s, but the remnants of its resort town beginnings are still all around.
When you think of Detroits music scene, you probably think of the Motown greats like Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and the Supremes, and The Temptations. But did you know that St. Clair Shores claimed its own status as an extension of the Detroit scene, too? St. Clair Shores definitely had its heyday in the 1960s, but the remnants of its resort town beginnings are still all around.

St. Clair Shores is 19 miles away from downtown Detroit, but it lacks the gritty urban reality of the city. Once upon a time, this town on Lake St. Clair was part of Erin Township, which today includes not only St. Clair Shores, but also Roseville, Eastpointe and the Grosse Pointes. In the 1950s and 60s, St. Clair Shores used to be a hopping beach town, with people cruising in their cars and buying records at stores like Car City Records. There was even an amusement park called Jefferson Beach that existed until it burned down in 1955 and was converted to a marina.

Mixing and Moving

Even though this resort town is no longer the hotbed of excitement it once was, its still a nice waterfront suburb and a pleasant place to live. Even though St. Clair Shores is one of the nicest northeastern Detroit burbs, its still much more affordable than the more popular northern and western parts of the metro Detroit region.

Location, Location, Location

If you want to move to St. Clair Shores, the first thing you need to ask yourself is how close you want to be to the water. The closeness to the lake is one of the best selling points of St. Clair Shores, but not surprisingly the closer you want to be to the waterfront, the more youre going to pay. The vacancy rate in St. Clair Shores is far lower than the national average, so it may take a little more time than average to find the right place. However, one-bedroom apartments in St. Clair Shores tend to be easier to get than apartments with more bedrooms.

Meet the Minimum

In general, when youre looking for an apartment to rent, you need to have a good job history and your income should be about three times the monthly rent. You may be able to find an alternative arrangement in St. Clair Shores that will work with your particular circumstances even if your job history is shaky, if you have bad credit or if you need an apartment with all bills paid. However, the more specific your requirements are, the more time you should allow for finding the right place. People here like to stay in one place, which may make it a little harder to find an apartment but makes it easier to build some roots in your new community.

For the Little Ones

The school district here is another selling point, because its quite a bit better than some of the surrounding suburbs. You have a few choices, from the Lake Shore Public Schools to the South Lake Schools, and even the parochial St. Clair Catholic District.

If youre having trouble finding just the right place in St. Clair Shores, you might want to see an apartment locator to get some help. Apartment locators are familiar with all the apartments for rent, so they can match you up with just the right one. That way you dont have to waste time driving around to look at places that might be a total dud. With gas almost $4 a gallon and everyone totally short on free time, who has that kind of time and money to waste? You can look for houses for rent in nearby towns like Clinton Township, Eastpointe, Roseville or Harrison Township.

Mixing and Moving
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Even though this resort town is no longer the hotbed of excitement it once was, its still a nice waterfront suburb and a pleasant place to live. Even though St. Clair Shores is one of the nicest northeastern Detroit burbs, its still much more affordable than the more popular northern and western parts of the metro Detroit region.

Location, Location, Location

If you want to move to St. Clair Shores, the first thing you need to ask yourself is how close you want to be to the water. The closeness to the lake is one of the best selling points of St. Clair Shores, but not surprisingly the closer you want to be to the waterfront, the more youre going to pay. The vacancy rate in St. Clair Shores is far lower than the national average, so it may take a little more time than average to find the right place. However, one-bedroom apartments in St. Clair Shores tend to be easier to get than apartments with more bedrooms.

Meet the Minimum

In general, when youre looking for an apartment to rent, you need to have a good job history and your income should be about three times the monthly rent. You may be able to find an alternative arrangement in St. Clair Shores that will work with your particular circumstances even if your job history is shaky, if you have bad credit or if you need an apartment with all bills paid. However, the more specific your requirements are, the more time you should allow for finding the right place. People here like to stay in one place, which may make it a little harder to find an apartment but makes it easier to build some roots in your new community.

For the Little Ones

The school district here is another selling point, because its quite a bit better than some of the surrounding suburbs. You have a few choices, from the Lake Shore Public Schools to the South Lake Schools, and even the parochial St. Clair Catholic District.

If youre having trouble finding just the right place in St. Clair Shores, you might want to see an apartment locator to get some help. Apartment locators are familiar with all the apartments for rent, so they can match you up with just the right one. That way you dont have to waste time driving around to look at places that might be a total dud. With gas almost $4 a gallon and everyone totally short on free time, who has that kind of time and money to waste? You can look for houses for rent in nearby towns like Clinton Township, Eastpointe, Roseville or Harrison Township.

Thriving in the Shore

St. Clair Shores is located close to I-696 and I-94, so that makes it easy to get in and out of town. Thats a good thing, because people are doing lots of commuting around here. The average commute is only 27 minutes, but that doesnt account for the fact that 36 percent of people here spend 30 minutes to an hour commuting one way. There arent many people taking public transportation or carpooling around here, either.

Staying Educated

As if the nearby lake isnt reason enough to want to live here, the fact that everything else you need is right here should do it. If you want used books, you cant beat Browns Family Bookstore, the only used bookstore in the area. Whistle Stop Toy & Hobby is a great independent store to buy high-quality childrens toys that are a step above what you can find at the big chain stores.

Staying Healthy (and Full)

There are great mom and pop restaurants here, too, so youll never be at a loss for something tasty to eat! Of course all the chain restaurants have locations here, but why wouldnt you want to check out one of the many independent places to grab a bite? If delis are your style, you should try Uncle Harrys Deli Restaurant, New York Deli or the Greek and Middle Eastern fare at Emilys Delicatessen. Try Celina Polish Kitchen for some authentic Polish cooking, or Sy Thai Shores for Thai food. And there are lots of amazing waterfront restaurants where you can have a beer and a burger on a patio with a great lakeshore view.

You can enjoy the citys "Nautical Mile" that runs along Jefferson Avenue between 9 Mile and 10 Mile Roads, which is home to a lot of restaurants, shops, marinas, and boat dealerships. St. Clair Shores is not only known for boating and water sports during the summer, but also for hockey in the winter. The city has actually won more hockey championships than any other city in the whole state.

World Travelling

Canada is just on the other side of the lake, so you can cross the bridge at either Port Huron or downtown Detroit into another country for a day trip or long weekend. On top of all this, if you want to drive just over 20 miles, you can be in downtown Detroit for all the big city culture and nightlife you could possibly want. From a Tigers baseball game to a day at the Detroit Institute of Arts or Detroit Historical Museum, anything you could want is just a short drive away.

These days, people may not be cruising up and down streets along the beach, but this is still a pretty chill place to live. Check it out, because this overlooked gem in the Detroit area just might be your best place, too!

Thriving in the Shore
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St. Clair Shores is located close to I-696 and I-94, so that makes it easy to get in and out of town. Thats a good thing, because people are doing lots of commuting around here. The average commute is only 27 minutes, but that doesnt account for the fact that 36 percent of people here spend 30 minutes to an hour commuting one way. There arent many people taking public transportation or carpooling around here, either.

Staying Educated

As if the nearby lake isnt reason enough to want to live here, the fact that everything else you need is right here should do it. If you want used books, you cant beat Browns Family Bookstore, the only used bookstore in the area. Whistle Stop Toy & Hobby is a great independent store to buy high-quality childrens toys that are a step above what you can find at the big chain stores.

Staying Healthy (and Full)

There are great mom and pop restaurants here, too, so youll never be at a loss for something tasty to eat! Of course all the chain restaurants have locations here, but why wouldnt you want to check out one of the many independent places to grab a bite? If delis are your style, you should try Uncle Harrys Deli Restaurant, New York Deli or the Greek and Middle Eastern fare at Emilys Delicatessen. Try Celina Polish Kitchen for some authentic Polish cooking, or Sy Thai Shores for Thai food. And there are lots of amazing waterfront restaurants where you can have a beer and a burger on a patio with a great lakeshore view.

You can enjoy the citys "Nautical Mile" that runs along Jefferson Avenue between 9 Mile and 10 Mile Roads, which is home to a lot of restaurants, shops, marinas, and boat dealerships. St. Clair Shores is not only known for boating and water sports during the summer, but also for hockey in the winter. The city has actually won more hockey championships than any other city in the whole state.

World Travelling

Canada is just on the other side of the lake, so you can cross the bridge at either Port Huron or downtown Detroit into another country for a day trip or long weekend. On top of all this, if you want to drive just over 20 miles, you can be in downtown Detroit for all the big city culture and nightlife you could possibly want. From a Tigers baseball game to a day at the Detroit Institute of Arts or Detroit Historical Museum, anything you could want is just a short drive away.

These days, people may not be cruising up and down streets along the beach, but this is still a pretty chill place to live. Check it out, because this overlooked gem in the Detroit area just might be your best place, too!