At just 2.66 square miles, Farmington is a small community... but with a charming downtown area complete with a pavilion, two-screen movie theatre, and lots of history amongst its buildings. You'll find plenty to do in the summertime with the family from concerts at the Sundquist Pavilion to the Farmington Founders Festival which features a parade down Grand River Avenue accompanied by a two-day arts & crafts fair. For a historic perspective of Farmington, all you have to do is swing by the Warner Mansion. You'll be able to see this Victorian Italianate-style home of the former governor of Michigan, then check out the exhibits and their amazing flower garden. Throughout the year you can take part in their many activities including fashion shows featuring garments from the 1800s, porch parties, ice cream socials, childrens workshops, and even ghost walks!
Farmington features many festivals throughout the year and has a large farmers and artisans market. The Downtown Farmingtonreal estate market has retained many of its classic historic buildings. The landmark Farmington Civic Theater is one of the few old-fashioned movie houses still in operation in the region. The Farmington community has a unique blend of timeless architecture and modern shops which make strolling through the Downtown Farmington neighborhood a truly enjoyable experience.
The median home value is at $185,000 and 86% of its homeowners live in the same home year-after-year.
The Farmington neighborhood may be small, but it isn't short on amenities or things to do:
Farmington is a great place to call home. Its wide neighborhood streets and sidewalks make it an ideal location to raise a family. It's also very convenient to just about everything, from heading downtown for a ball game, to movie theaters and restaurants. With parks nearby that remain open year-round, you and your children will have a great place to hike and explore nature in the summer or snowshoe and sled in the winter.
Farmington is part of the Farmington School District which encompasses Farmington, Farmington Hills, and a part of West Bloomfield, educating 11,000+ students. There are: 9 Elementary Schools, 2 Upper Elementary Schools, 2 Middle Schools, and 4 High Schools.
Farmington was originally founded in 1824 by Quakers who came from Farmington, New York. Within five years, there was an established post office and school. It was around this time that Farmington Township was officially established.
Farmington was home to Fred Warner, the 26th governor of Michigan. He served from 1905-1911 and his home still stands off of Grand River Avenue. Although it was Governor Warner's father who built the home, the Victorian Italianate house is a museum dedicated to the famous Farmington native and has many exhibits worth checking out.
Farmington was primarily a small farming community until the 1950s when people who lived in Detroit started heading out to the suburbs and, in the 1960s, after annexing 500 acres, Farmington extended its western border. Farmington still holds a small town charm with its historic downtown area complete with 2-screen movie theater, historic buildings, and its famous Farmington Founders Festival that has been a local favorite for over 50 years.
From the gorgeous colonials that date back to the Civil War to the family-friendly Main Street downtown area, Farmington is a fun community that has plenty to do for people of all ages.
You'll be less than 10 miles from:
As a Metro Detroit suburb, you’re in a convenient location for sports, theater, outdoor activities, and more!
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