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Farmington Hills Community

When you live in Farmington Hills, Michigan, you’ll be residing in a city that is family-friendly and close to everything that metro Detroit has to offer. If you work downtown, you’ll only be about 25 miles from work and if you need to get around, you’re freeway close. There are 3 major freeways in and around Farmington Hills that can connect you to anywhere you desire.

Within the city, you’ll find lots of dining choices from your standard fast food options to local restaurants and various ethnic foods to please your palette. There are also many major businesses operating within the city limits including Hitachi Automotive Systems and Nissan’s Technical Center as well as Bosch and Botsford Hospital.

Within the many subdivisions, you’ll have wide streets to bike or walk down and parks that you and the kids can play in. Many of the parks are outfitted with playground equipment and swings!

Farmington Hills has many suburbs that have great homes dating back about 30 years or newer. The subdivision streets are quite wide and there lots of mini-parks and trails within that make great places for children to play. You’ll find many of these subdivisions hosting family events as well as sub-wide garage sales.

The median home value is at $238,300 and 85% of its homeowners live in the same home year-after-year.

Farmington Hills Geographical Location

You’ll be less than 10 miles from:

• 12 Oaks Mall – luxurious shopping with department stores that include Macy’s, Nordstrom’s, Lord & Taylor, Sears and JC Penney. The 12 Oaks Mall includes Michigan’s first and only Cheesecake Factory
• Movie Theaters – You’ll have your choice between 4 movie theaters located within 10 miles of Farmington Hills to catch the latest releases. Downtown Farmington boasts the historic Civic Theater which offers second-run films at discounted prices.
• Botsford Hospital – this hospital boasts expert trauma care, advanced imaging technology, cancer care and many other services
• Lots of diverse restaurants – if you’re looking for a cozy place to grab brunch,a cool restaurant to grab dinner and drinks or you just want to try something new, you’ll find great choices all around Farmington Hills.
• Golf Courses – you’ll have your pick between dozens of golf courses to choose from on your warm summer evenings after work

Further Out:

As a metro Detroit suburb, you’re in an ideal location from sports, theater, outdoor activities and more!

• Detroit Metropolitan Airport (Approx. 28mins)
• Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park Detroit Red Wings at the Joe Louis or Detroit Lions at Ford Field (Approx. 24 minutes)
• Detroit Pistons at thePalace of Auburn Hills (Approx. 25 minutes)
• The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Approx. 33 minutes)
• Michigan State University – East Lansing (Approx. 1 hour)
• Mackinac Island (Approx. 4 hours)
• Kensington Metro Park (Approx. 21 minutes)
• More golf courses!

Farmington Hills History

The history of Farmington Hills can be traced back to the history of Farmington. Farmington was originally founded in 1824 by Quakers who came from Farmington, New York. Within 5 years, there was an established post office and a school. It was around this time that Farmington Township was officially established. During the time of slavery, Farmington served as a station for the Underground Railroad.

It was in 1847 that a post office was established in the northern part of Farmington and rightfully called North Farmington. But still, the area was mainly farmland and was temporarily called the village of Quakertown named after Quaker Valley Farms.

Today, Farmington and Farmington Hills share a lot including a school district and many government services. The northern part of Farmington Hills is much newer encompassing homes that are new-to-40 years old while the southern part of the city resembles more of Farmington with its historic buildings and architecture from the 1800’s.

Farmington Hills Demographics

• Population: 79,740 (according to 2010 census)
• 50.3% of the population over the age of 25 have a bachelor’s degree or higher
• Median age is 42.1
• Median Household Income is $67,803

Farmington Hills Schools

Farmington Hills 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 School
• 2 Upper Elementary Schools
• 2 Middle Schools
• 4 High Schools

Farmington Hills Amenities

• Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum – A massive collection of coin-operated arcade games, this arcade is tons of fun for both children and adults alike. Check out the oldest gypsy fortune telling machine in the United States and the pinball games that go back decades. Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum has been listed in the World Almanac’s 100 most unusual museums in the United States.

• Heritage Park – A 211 acre park, Heritage Park has 4.5 miles of trails for hiking as well as cross-country skiing in the winter. There are picnic shelters, playgrounds, grills, volleyball courts and more for a family gathering or party with friends. A pond in the winter is perfect for ice skating and there’s a big hill for sledding.

• Holocaust Memorial Center – For over 25 years, the Holocaust Memorial Center has been educating the public about the Holocaust. One of the only free-standing Holocaust centers in the world, you can see exhibits, a German boxcar and attend programs about this tragic event in the world’s history.

• Longacre House – Hosting classes as well as special events like tea lunches, showers and weddings, the Longacre House is a historic, elegant home for all to enjoy. Open parties in the summer, classes and an award-winning catering company make the Longacre House a great place to gather with friends for a small event or a place to go to for a summer extravaganza.

Farmington Hills – Family Friendly and Easy to Navigate

Farmington Hills is mainly a grid that stretches 6 miles by 6 miles. Within that grid is a suburban lifestyle that encourages education, culture and the desire to get outdoors. With the sprawling land of Heritage Park or sidewalks that line many of the main roads, it’s easy for folks young and old to find their way around town whether on bike or out for a morning jog. Centrally located northwest of Detroit, you’ll find it easy to head out of town for the weekend or downtown for a hockey game with the freeways that run nearby. From local favorites like Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum to local theater troupes performing at the Player’s Barn, Farmington Hills is a great place for the growing family.

Farmington Hills City Information:

Farmington Hills City Hall
31555 W. Eleven Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Phone: (248) 871-2400

Police Department
31655 W. Eleven Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Phone (non-emergency): (248) 871-2600

Fire Department
31455 W. Eleven Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Phone (non-emergency): (248) 871-2800

Jon Grant Community Center
29260 Grand River Ave.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Phone: (248) 473-1846

Costick Activities Center
28600 Eleven Mile Rd.
Farminton Hills, MI 48336
Phone (248) 473-1800

Farmington Public Schools
32500 Shiawassee Rd.
Farmington, MI 48336
Phone: (248) 489-3356

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