Byron Center is an unincorporated community but is a census designated place within the civil township, Byron Township located within Kent County, MI and is centrally located, making it a desirable location for commuters. The census in 2010 indicated that 20,317 people called the township home.
The township sits at the crossroads of US 131 which runs north and south, connecting Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, and M-6 which runs east and west from the Lake Michigan shoreline communities toward Lansing. The area offers farmland, residential communities, as well as commercial and industrial facilities.
The township itself operates three parks and the popular Douglas Walker Park (a Kent County park) is within its borders. Additionally the Kent Trail system is easily accessed here as well. Citizens are proud of the award winning Byron Center School District but there are a number of charter and private school options available as well.
Due to the desired location home sales in the area were rather brisk in 2012 and builders began ramping up for a busy spring in 2013. Home building permits have increased as inventory of existing homes dropped and buyers began to feel more confident about real estate once again.
Byron Center MI School District Real Estate Activity in 2012
Homes Sold: 348
Highest Priced Sold: $689,000
Average Sale Price: $163,758
Median Sale Price: $140,000
As of today, March 21, 2013, there are 71 single family homes listed for sale and that represents less than a 4 month supply if no new properties become available. This limited inventory is driving prices up and days on market down and most experts expect to see a healthy 3-5% increase in values throughout the area in 2013.
If you are interested in buying or selling a Byron Center home, call Sondra. She has been selling West Michigan and Byron Center MI homes for 25 years.
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