Bruce Township

13 reviews
  1. Suburb of Detroit, MI
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Suburb of
Detroit

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$195,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,036
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$78,187
National
$53,046
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    14%

    Reviews

    13 reviews
    • Excellent
      1
    • Very Good
      8
    • Average
      4
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    As a township, we don't have a dedicated police department; we rely on the Macomb County Sherrif and the Michigan State Police Department. Since we are a rural community, crime is very low. We have had some breaki in's in the past, however, the law enforcement addressed it and it happens very sporadically.

    Safety isn't an issue. People can feel safe walking our dirt roads at nighttime, being sensible and wearing reflective clothing. People are friendly and look out for one another. Neighborhoods get together quite frequently to socialize. Overall, if you're an adult, things here are great!
    • Niche User
    • 7 months ago
    As a teenager, there isn't much to do in terms of recreation. The school district is one of the largest in terms of area in Michigan. As a result, even getting together with friends from school can be a problem. The downtown area doesn't provide a place for teens to congregate and that would be ideal for meeting up and hanging out with friends.

    The athletics at the high school are outstanding; football and hockey state champions and several other sports compete on that same level. The campus is currently split into two locations which makes in necessary to drive approximately 2 miles to get to classes. The community just passed a bond to begin construction on a new campus that has all classes together.

    I'm looking forward to moving away to college, not because Bruce Township is bad, but because I prefer a more active community. When I'm older, I would consider raising a family here. For now though, I want to experience the world and different cultures.
    • Niche User
    • 7 months ago
    The local businesses help drive our town's economy and are apart of the people in the community. If you want to find people, the local hot spot is a restaurant called the Huddle. We have a grocery store/hardware store that is very convenient with the location as well as its products. Additionally, we have 2 gas station that serves the community and includes slurpees that all the teenagers love to go and get before football games or schools. The local businesses make up part of our community and without them our town wouldn't be the same. We would look like a ghost town without these businesses.
    • Niche User
    • Mar 31 2015