Saline is a vibrant community in Southeastern Michigan with a school district that includes the City of Saline and parts of Lodi, Pittsfield, York and Saline Townships.

Meaning “salt” or “salty,” Saline is named for its natural salt springs that were created over 600 million years ago, Saline has been attracting visitors, both prehistoric and modern, to this region for over 12,000 years.  Strong community engagement, nationally ranked schools, rich cultural and recreational opportunities, a thriving downtown setting, unique dining and shopping experiences, and proximity to big-city amenities all contribute to a high quality of life in Saline.  

Saline hosts dozens of fun events throughout the year – from festivals, fairs and parades to concerts, plays and more. Our historic downtown area bustles with unique shops and restaurants; and our beautiful parks and recreation facilities attract nature lovers and fitness seekers year round.

To commemorate Saline’s intriguing past while celebrating present and future opportunities, Saline proudly introduces “A Taste of the the Good Life – LIghtly Salted.”  We’re proud of our heritage, our dedicated community involvement and endless activities for families of all sizes and ages.


Saline Fast Facts

– Founded – 1832, named for its natural salt springs

– Land Area – 4.26 square miles; Saline Area* – 90.25 square miles

– Population – 9,000; Saline Area* – 28,500

– Sister Cities – Brecon, Wales (1966) and Lindenberg, Germany (2001)

– Great Schools Score – 10 (rating scale of 1 – 10)

– Recreation – 13 Parks and a Full-Service Recreation Center

– Special Events – More than 40 major community events annually

– Proximity to Major Cities – 10 minutes to Ann Arbor; 45 minutes to Detroit

– Proximity to Expressways – U.S. 12, M-14, U.S. 23, I-94 all within 10 minutes

– Proximity to Detroit Metro Airport – 30 minutes