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A Better Place To Live

Within Shelby Township's borders, more than 80,000 residents enjoy access to championship public golf courses, more than 1,100 acres of first-class public parks and miles of hiking and biking trails as well as access to the Clinton River, which connects the community to recreation opportunities throughout southeast Michigan.

Shelby Township’s appreciation for and abundance of green spaces goes further than its parks, though. The township’s residential neighborhoods are some of the most desirable in Macomb County, and their well-manicured, spacious lots and yards contribute to the township’s place among the highest median home values in Macomb County.

Among all the municipalities in Macomb County that provide full-service police and fire service to its residents, Shelby Township boasts the lowest tax rate with a local millage rate of 9.299. Of the Township’s 9.299 mils 1 mil is dedicated to the general fund, 1 mil goes to the police and fire pension fund, 3.2575 mils is allotted for the Fire Department operating fund and 4.0424 mils goes to the police operating fund.


As well as being Macomb County's best value for taxpayers, Shelby Township received an AA+ rating from Standard & Poor’s Rating Service based on the township’s “very strong budgetary flexibility,” under management viewed as “strong with good financial practices.”

Standard & Poor’s, widely renowned as the global leader in independent credit rating for businesses and municipalities, gave the Township its second-highest possible rating. Among the factors contributing to the rating was a 4.9 percent market value increase to $6.27 billion in 2014 bolstered by expectations from Macomb County that the number will continue to grow with the township’s housing market’s further recovery.

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