Lakeside condos, private beach bungalows, and quiet yards: A county-wide real estate check

Location. Location. Location. That’s what they always say about the real estate world and the following listings are no different. Private waterfront access. Large, pastoral yards. St. Clair County has them all.

Let’s take a look at three affordable homes to start investing in the region.

Want to own an apartment? Consider 4500 Lakeshore for under $100,000
4500 Lakeshore Road (Fort Gratiot): $83,500

While many of the homes we preview in our ongoing series of affordable starter homes are charming historic houses within walking distance of St. Clair County’s charming historic downtowns, it’s not all bungalows and Victorians in the region. Given our many towns’ proximity to the waterfront, there are many options like this condo on Lake Huron, perfect for someone looking to downsize while taking in some amazing views--and amenities. Fully furnished with landscaping provided, this condo has both its own beach access and a private, maintained pool.


For under $100,000 this St. Clair home is ready for some love.
1217 Adams Street (St. Clair): $99,900

With its large, mature trees, pretty landscaping, deck, and big yard, this recently listed home in St. Clair seems ideal for a family that likes to spend its summer nights and weekends outside. And talk about families: This home is equidistant between two elementary schools. Not too far from downtown St. Clair but just far enough to stretch out a bit.


Check out this Marine City home for $100,000.
440 Louis Avenue (Marine City): $100,000

While it comes up as Marine City, this five-bedroom bungalow is technically in Cottrellville Township. So while that may place a buyer a little farther from trendy downtown Marine City, it does place them smack dab on the St. Clair River. What’s more, this house comes with private beach privileges to Cherry Beach. Unless the buyer is a wood paneling aficionado, an update may be in order. But for the price, it’s probably worth it. Just a few minutes walk to Foxfire Fixin’s.


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