East China, Michigan Real Estate, East China area and community information

East China is a Township in Michigan and located in St. Clair County. According to the 2014 population count the population tipped the scale at 3,800 residents.

East China is home to Belle River and St. Clair Power Plants, providing employment opportunities for residents and making East China MI real estate quite attractive for those who prefer to work close to home.

Students of East China are served by the East China School District and include 10 schools that provide education for K through grade 12. Since the schools are all located in East China, children attend school locally, rather than regionally and that makes homes for sale in East China attractive for families with school age children.

East China real estate is moderately priced and quite attractive for first time home buyers and retirees. There are a variety of single family homes, townhouses and condominiums available for purchase or lease. Residential real estate in East China is located in quiet, family friendly neighborhoods. An East China realtor will be able to match east potential resident with the right property to meet their needs.


East China was incorporated as a village in 1859. The area was first inhabited by the French and the British and French often battled over who would control the valuable fur trade in the area. The fur trade and farming were the two major trades for a long time in the area and soon development started to move into the area. Settlements popped over around the area and the residential population began to grow.

Parks and Recreation

Families and individuals will appreciate the efforts of the East China Recreation Department, especially East China Township Park. The 80 acre park is located on the Belle River, and boasts softball, baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, nature trails and bicycle paths. The adventurous soul can access Belle River through the hiking trails. During the winter months there is a hill for sledding, complete with a snow making machine. There are also several ice rinks and cross country skiing. Anyone looking for East China MI homes will want to consider the recreational opportunities in the town.

For more information, visit www.bluewaysofstclair.org 

Attractions and Activities

There is something to do for every age group in East China and the surrounding area including a step back in time with a visit to the Red Brick Schoolhouse. It is open on Sunday’s during the summer. There are also art exhibitions, historic tours, theater and crazy quilt making.

There are a number of attractions for anyone seeking East China properties.


Annual events in East China and the surrounding area in the Veterans Stand Down and Mutt March, a charity fund raiser to benefit the Blue Water Humane Society. There are a number of season Farmer’s Markets with locally grown fresh produce and baked goods, as well as road races, classic car shows and holiday celebrations. Potential residents looking for East China homes for sale will find the availability of events in the area appealing.

For more information, visit www.bluewater.org. Before beginning the quest to purchase property, the East China home buyer should always consult an East China real estate agent.
Linda J Bailey
Linda J Bailey
201 N Riverside Saint Clair MI 48079