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Keego Harbor MI

Keego Harbor MIKeego Harbor is a very small city in the state of Michigan which is located in the county of Oakland. The city only has 3,196 residents which is considered very small.  If you are looking to and enjoy a relaxed small time feel of a Midwestern town, you may want to consider living in Keego Harbor, Michigan. This little town is the perfect blend of resort-feel and small community.  The city is located right on the shores of two large lakes, Sylvan Lake and Cass Lake. Before the community now known as Keego Harbor became a city, it was part of West Bloomfield Township. On March 25, 1955, a Charter was approved by Governor G. Mennen Williams, which established Keego Harbor as a city governed by a five-member City Council and removed it from the jurisdiction of West Bloomfield Township

With a land area of 0.50 square miles, Keego Harbor is the third-smallest city by land area in the state of Michigan after the cities of Petersburg and Clarkston.  Here in Keego Harbor, you’ll find small-town charm and a friendly community. We have flourishing businesses all along Orchard Lake Road, safe neighborhoods, reputable schools, great services and lots of city pride. The city's motto, “Heart of the Lakes” is attributed to its proximity to several area lakes.  Cass, Dollar and Sylvan Lake are within or partially within the City’s boundaries.

Is Keego Harbor safe for my family

Keego Harbor MIKeego Harbor is a safe community for your family.  Yes it does get some spillover crime from nearby City of Pontiac which has higher crime rates.  There are no murders normally.  It is rare that that happens.  It is also rare for car jackings to happens.  Homes are well maintained so you are not going to find any abandoned or burnt out homes that house crack houses or meth labs.  The police are too vigalent to let that happen.  Nor are there gangs terrorized the residents or demand protection money from the local businesses.  It is not a crime ridden city like so many of the big urban cities.  It's not like Detroit, Chicago, or Philadelphia.  Very little violent crime and no murders. 

I have a client that has several rentals and a business in Keego Harbor.  He has no issues whatsoever with crime.  He loves the community. According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Keego Harbor is 635.5 per 100,000 people. That's -74.34% lower than the national rate.

It is a safe community whether you are a single woman or an elderly person.  You will feel safe here when you move to Keego Harbor.  Keego Harbor crime rates are 76% lower than the national average · Violent crimes in Keego Harbor are 55% lower than the national average. Property crime rates are 81% lower than national average according to area vibes.

According to city data The 2019 crime rate in Keego Harbor, MI is 5.4 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 19.7% U.S. cities. The 2019 Keego Harbor crime rate fell by 81% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Keego Harbor has seen decreasing violent crime and decline of property crime.  According to another website the total crime rate in Keego Harbor is 635.5 per 100,000 people. That's -74.34% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -68.58% lower than the Michigan total crime rate of 2,022.5 per 100,000 people.

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Violent Crimes    Calculated annually per 100,000 residents

  • Assault                        0           national  282.7
  • Murder                        0           national      6.1
  • Rape                         28.9        national     40.7
  • Robbery                      0           national    135.5
Property Crimes  Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary                    57.8         national     500.1
  • Theft                       519.9         national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft     28.9         national     284

  Sylvan Lake Keego Harbor MI

This wonderful place became a city in 1955, after being populated by wealthy Detroit residents that wanted a lakefront property. The residential community began to grow after gaining a trolley stop on the line that ran from Detroit to Pontiac.  Keego Harbor is home to two public beach access points and a boat launch. 

Keego Harbor schools

There are 2 school districts that Keego Harbor schools go to West Bloomfield Schools and Pontiac schools.  Most students go to West Bloomfield schools.

Education Levels  
  • Master's degree or higher                         13%          national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree                                     23%          national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree            33%          national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent              21%          national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma                     9%          national  12%

Bottom line Keego Harbor is a very nice place to live.  Being close to Telegraph Road and Orchard Lake Road makes it easy for Keego Harbor residents to get to work and to get around metro Detroit.  The answer to the question is Keego Harbor safe?  Absolutely it is a very safe place for you and your family to live. If you are looking for a home in Oakland County and considering Keego Harbor or another nearby town give me a call or text on my cell.  248-310-6239  You will save money with my negotiating skills.  I make your move easiers and less stressful!!!

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