Bingham Farms

The Village of Bingham Farms is a picturesque community nestled along the Franklin Branch of the Rouge River.   It consists of nearly 500 single family homes and condominiums, surrounded by heavily treed lots, plenty of wildlife and serene views.  The Village covers just 1.25 square miles east of Telegraph Road between 12 1/2 Mile and 14 Mile Rd.  It is a small, primarily residential community, close to major highways.

A commercial district along Telegraph Road consists  of many office and professional buildings that house a variety of businesses, medical offices, non-profit organizations, etc., as well as a string of eateries.

Novi

In Novi, there is much to be proud of — excellent schools, quality public services, safe neighborhoods, preservation of natural features, solid property values, and continued development. The city’s residents are extremely proud of their cultural diversity. More than 60 businesses based in Japan and at least 14 businesses based in Germany call Novi “home” in the United States. Combine these factors with fiscal responsibility and an open government that values and welcomes community involvement, and you have a dynamic, prospering city.

In 2016, the City of Novi was named one of the 50 “Best Places to Live” in 2016 by MONEY Magazine. The magazine praised Novi for its rich diversity – both in business and people – as 25 percent of the 60,000 residents are non-white and more than 1,000 of the 3,000 companies are of the international variety. They appreciated the focus on community, highlighting events like the Japan Festival, the Festival of Chariots, India Day and the Ethnic Taste and Tune Fest. The quality of the Novi Community School District also played a major role for all it offers students, including the ability for those in grades 5-12 to learn five different languages. Of course, Novi’s location and retail offerings have long been gushed about. Access to the airport and downtown Detroit is relatively seamless, and Twelve Oaks Mall remains the premiere shopping destination in the state.

Then there is the low crime rate and a public safety department that embraces its motto of “Partners with our Community.” Police officers and firefighters are regularly seen engaging residents, and the department’s focus on data-driven approaches to crime and traffic safety is one that has been modeled by others.

Recreation opportunities are abundant as well, and just a few months ago, the Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department received accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies. Novi is now just one of four accredited agencies in Michigan and one of 155 nationwide. Factor in, according to MONEY, “the cherry on top,” of a below average cost  of-living index and relatively affordable housing, and it’s easy to see why Novi was the lone city to represent Michigan on the list.

The community has much to offer prospective companies. Located at the convergence of four major expressways, Novi has unparalleled access and proximity to health care, technology, and automotive industry headquarters. This, coupled with vibrant retail centers, sets Novi apart from other communities and is one of the many reasons businesses choose Novi.

Ferndale

Ferndale is the benchmark for a modern community that embraces the richness of diversity and brings inclusive hospitality to life.

Centered on the iconic intersection of Woodward & Nine, Downtown Ferndale is a geographic designation, a favorite destination and a mindset that embraces the diversity of culture, class and creativity.  Within its 3.9 linear miles encompassing Nine Mile Road from Paxton to Pinecrest and Woodward from Marshall to Oakridge, are 350+ businesses, most owned and operated by inspired entrepreneurs, driven by a personal passion to deliver goods and services in engagingly unique ways.

The district is managed and marketed by the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority, operating as the economic development engine utilizing a multi-platform approach to revitalizing the Downtown.  Over the past decade plus, the DDA’s work has helped to establish Downtown Ferndale as favorite local and regional destination, known for its shopping and entertainment, a 30+piece collection of public art, intimate pedestrian alleys and pocket parks, inviting streetscapes, comfortably wide sidewalks and walk signs that stop traffic with a push of a button.

  • It is bike-friendly, equipped with six on-street bike parking corrals and another 30 single loops for easy sidewalk lock up.
  • It is walkable with pedestrians guided by an extensive wayfinding system and streetscapes enhanced by public seating, colorful flowering baskets and ample lighting.
  • It is auto-friendly, with more than 1,000 parking spots on-street and in lots, serviced by easy-to-use multi-space pay stations.

Throughout the year, Downtown Ferndale is the venue for a myriad of events that reflect its all inclusive status – from Ferndale Pride in early June to a fave doggie event —  Fido Does Ferndale in October.  It serves up a traditional, slightly quirky, Holiday Ice Festival, is home to two great art fairs  – DIY Street Fair & Funky Ferndale Art Fair; and was the birthplace of the ongoing Woodward Dream Cruise.

Downtown Ferndale is an award-winning district and consistently honored by Main Street Oakland County.  It received national recognition in 2010 when the district won the Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Program.  Downtown Ferndale was the first city in Oakland County to receive the national recognition and only the third to be so honored in the state.  The GAMSA considers the cumulative results of sustainable programs, and in the case of Downtown Ferndale, it recognized what has become the district’s ongoing mantra — “Change is Good”.  We hope you make time to make that discovery yourself.  Welcome to Downtown Ferndale!

Clawson

The City of Clawson is best described as a community of neighbors that offers a friendly, small-town atmosphere where all amenities are within walking distance in its 2.2-square-mile community.

The city works together to be a desirable place to live, work and raise a family. There are many great places to eat and the ability to shop locally. Visitors are drawn to the city’s signature events including: the weekly, seasonal outdoor Farmers Market through the summer and an indoor Market during the winter; our acclaimed Fourth of July celebration; Fall Festival; Lion’s Club Car Show; Cinema in the Street and many more. Clawson’s annual traditions and many programs help enrich daily living that contribute to the appeal of Clawson being a destination for entertainment and fun.

Residents enjoy the ability to walk or bike to the library, skate park, community center, historical museum, senior center, shops, parks and schools. Clawson continues to receive recognition as a Tree City USA and demonstrates a commitment to environmental sustainability. Its quiet tree-lined residential blocks offer affordable homes with styles ranging from historic homes to the latest in design. The Clawson school district demonstrates leading and learning with higher test scores and smaller class sizes.

Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills, comprised of 32.2 square miles, is situated in the east central portion of Oakland County with a population of approximately 70,000. The populace is well-educated, interested in community and civic affairs, proud of their homes and the municipality in which they live.

Rochester Hills is a zoned community and has a Master Land Use Plan, which has been implemented for its orderly development. A wide variety of industries, such as computer technology, electronic research, development and manufacturing, plastic injection molding, tool and die, precision machine tool fabrication, structural engineering, warehousing and distribution have chosen Rochester Hills as their corporate headquarters.

Recreational facilities, such as tennis, golf, skiing, swimming, jogging, bicycling, boating or fishing, are within easy reach at municipally supported parks. The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm in historic Stoney Creek Village, Meadow Brook Hall, Meadow Brook Music Festival, Yates Cider Mill founded in 1863, a full service library, over 25 churches and a pedestrian / pathway system the length and breadth of the city are but a few of Rochester Hills features.

Bloomfield Township

The Charter Township of Bloomfield is home to 41,000 people. Its 26 square miles are distinguished by rolling hills, winding roads, and scenic lakes and streams. Located in Oakland County, Michigan, Bloomfield Township is within easy reach of the area’s major thoroughfares and expressways. It provides a full range of public services, including its own police and full-time fire departments and road, water & sewer divisions.

With 95% of the township being residential there is a special emphasis on the needs of homeowners, but Bloomfield Township’s business community is thriving and growing. Vibrant businesses including shops and restaurants can be found in the Township, particularly along the Telegraph and Woodward Avenue corridors.

Four public school systems – primarily Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham, and also Avondale and Pontiac – serve residents of the Township, as well as several excellent private and parochial schools.

Berkley

Known for its small town appeal, this city offers its residents a warm atmosphere throughout its charming neighborhoods. Welcome to Berkley.

The downtown area of Berkley stretches along 12 Mile Road between Greenfield Road and Coolidge Highway, and along Coolidge Highway between 12 Mile Road and 11 Mile Road.

Just a short 20 minute drive from Detroit, Downtown Berkley offers two great shopping districts filled with some of the area’s best small business owners. From great fashion and a variety of arts to hand-crafted jewelry and fine dining, Berkley has it all! Within close proximity to major entertainment, business and healthcare amenities, there is no doubt why it was the only Michigan city named as one of Money Magazine’s top 50 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2015. To further enhance its appeal, the city’s tree-lined streets and excellent school district attracts new families and visitors every day.

After a long day at work or school, residents and visitors can enjoy unique shops, novelties and restaurants in the city’s Downtown District. So, if you’re hungry for a great meal, looking for a special gift or simply running an afternoon errand, Berkley’s Downtown District has it all, including free parking!

Huntington Woods

From its summer camps, year-round recreational activities, beautiful parks, and great community center and aquatic center, this community screams family charm. Welcome to Huntington Woods.

This middle to upscale community is about one-square-mile and offers its residents a tight-knit neighborhood feel with incredible beauty.

It’s located in Southeastern Oakland County and is bounded by 11 Mile to the north, Woodward Avenue to the east, the I-696 Service Drive to the south and Coolidge Highway to the west.  Within its borders, are the Detroit Zoo and Rackham Golf Course.

The Huntington Woods Recreation Center and swimming pool are part of a larger complex which includes the Huntington Woods Library and Cultural Center, Burton Elementary School and Burton Community Park. Without a commercial downtown, this complex is the “heart” of Huntington Woods.  It is conveniently accessible to all residents on foot, bike or automobile.

Northville

This lively city has a 150-year old history and offers beautiful neighborhoods, a vibrant business district, first-rate schools and plenty of parks and trails for relaxing, enjoying nature and staying active. Welcome to Northville.

The City of Northville is located at the western edge of metro Detroit. The 2.2 square mile area is equally divided between Wayne and Oakland Counties and is about 30 minutes from downtown Detroit and 25 minutes from downtown Ann Arbor. The major thoroughfares of I-275 and M-14 are nearby.

The Northville area is known for its rolling hills and attractive countryside. The city retains a small-town atmosphere with stately Victorian-era architecture in its Historic District and well-kept older homes built before the 1930’s. The housing includes single-family residences, condominiums, and multi-family complexes. Specialty shops, art galleries, theaters, restaurants and intriguing landmarks abound in the walkable downtown. Arts and culture enthusiasts will love the gallery exhibits and public classes at the Northville Art House.

If you’re looking for green space, you’ll find it at the city’s numerous parks and trails – many with woods, ponds and rivers. Children and adults alike can explore and exercise in acres of green space – perfect for walking and running. City roads have plenty of bike lanes for leisure and serious bikers.

The City is part of the award winning Northville School District that has six elementary, two middle, and one senior high school. The math and reading MEAP scores for the Northville Public Schools district run about 35% above state averages.

Troy

This sprawling community features an award-winning school district and Oakland county’s premiere luxury mall. Welcome to Troy.

Beautiful homes, in many price ranges, provide a distinctive landscape for the City of Troy. They form wonderful neighborhoods that are picture-perfect for raising a family. In addition to single-family residences, you’ll find an excellent mix of condominiums, apartments and multi-family complexes. This range of housing forms the backbone of this great City.

First-class schools are one of the hallmarks of Troy. The Troy Public School District has six national blue ribbons and features 13 State Exemplary Schools. The high schools, Troy High School and Troy Athens High School, were both recently featured on the list of “The 1000 Most Outstanding High Schools in the United States” by Newsweek magazine.

Troy also offers world-class shopping, dining and entertainment options. Visitors come from miles around to take advantage of Troy’s premier shopping and dining. Somerset Collection, located in the heart of the City, is an upscale mall with over 180 stores, boutiques and restaurants. The travel magazine, Fodor’s, describes Somerset as “one of the top shopping malls in the United States.”