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Barton Hills is a village in Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 294. Barton Hills has one of the highest per capita incomes in the United States. The village is located just northwest of Ann Arbor. As the Barton Hills Maintenance Corporation owns the village's roads, only members of the community and their guests may enter the village.
Located within Ann Arbor Charter Township and adjacent to the city of Ann Arbor, the community was originally named "Huron Farms" and was established by theDetroit Edison Company in 1913. The company acquired land on both sides of theHuron River and built a series of dams for electric power production. Land owned by the company was also used for agricultural purposes, including farms, dairy cattle, and fruit orchards. The area where the village is currently located was too hilly for farming and was instead promoted by company executive as an exclusive residential community for company executives. Membership in the Barton Hills Country Club was considered by many to be a mark of distinction. As homes were constructed in the 1920s, restrictions attached to each deed stipulated that the homes must be designed by a registered architect.
By the 1940s, through the economic and social turmoil of the Great Depression and World War II, the community had become an economic liability for a public utility. The company shareholders decided to make an outright gift of its holding to the residents of the community in exchange for assuming responsibility for maintaining the water system, roads, and other municipal services.
However, the community did not seek municipal status until some thirty years later. On December 12, 1973, the community became the first home rule village in Washtenaw County.
Barton Hills has the highest per capita income of any other location in Michigan, although it is not commonly used for reference because the village has fewer than 1,000 households.
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9406 Neumann Circle Barton Hills Vlg, MI 48197 $308,900 4 Beds 3 Baths 2,075 Sq Ft Colonial
2505 Whitmore Lake Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105 $789,900 4 Beds 3 Baths 3,362 Sq Ft 2-Story
260 Barton North Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105 $550,000 0 Beds 0 Baths 0 Sq Ft Lot/Land
765 Country Club Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48105 $499,000 2 Beds 2 Baths 0 Sq Ft 1-Story
1 Underdown Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48105 $899,000 4 Beds 4 Baths 0 Sq Ft 1-1/2 Story
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