Royal Oak - Life Now Playing While the last few years brought unprecedented economic challenges to Southeast Michigan, it has also reinforced why Royal Oak is one of the region’s most desired cities for businesses and families to call home. We are a vibrant community of people who care deeply about their neighbors, their neighborhoods, and their small business community. A city that has always valued the arts and cultural diversity as engines of progress.
ADDENDUM - Royal Oak Area: 11.83 sq. miles. Economic Base: Diverse, one-stop commercial and downtown retail districts combined with numerous residential neighborhoods. Location: Centrally located along the Woodward Corridor with easy access to I-696 and I-75. Housing: Median Sale Price: $284,000
Income: Median Household Income: $82,000 Named one of the Livability’s Top 100 Cities to Love, Royal Oak boasts an award-winning Population: 58,211 (2020 Census) school district with six public elementary schools, a public middle school, and a public Library: Royal Oak Public Library, high school that serves 5,000 students. And sprinkled with close to 50 beautiful parks, 222 E. Eleven Mile, Royal Oak 48067 www.ropl.org • (248) 246-3700 there is always a place to stop and take life in for the young and young at heart. Medical Services: Beaumont Hospital, Henry Ford As we enter 2022, over $200 million in new projects are underway or nearing Medical Center, Ascension Macomb-Oakland (See “Health Care”) completion. Baker College’s $27.6 million, 80,000 square foot facility in downtown Parks and Recreation: The Recreation Department Royal Oak will serve about 1,500 students and 50 staff when it opens in 2022. provides year round athletic leagues and activities for It joins the new $70 million state-of-the-art Henry Ford Health Systems all ages. Community centers, facility rentals, John LIndell outpatient facility, located next to the city’s new 2-acre downtown gathering Ice Arena, numerous special events, fairs, music concerts, place, Centennial Commons. Royal Oak Farmer’s Market, one 9-hole municipal golf course and two disc golf courses, and numerous parks This is our Royal Oak. Welcome back if it has been a while, throughout the city offer wide variety of amenities. and a gracious and grateful thank you to all of you who Post Office Branches: 200 W. 2nd Street, Royal Oak 48068, (248) 546-7112 • www.usps.com have supported our friends, businesses and neighbors Protection: Emergency 9-1-1. throughout 2020 and 2021. Full-time fire (248) 246-3800. Police (248) 346-3500 (Non-emergency) Schools: Berkley, Clawson, and Royal Oak Schools BUSINESS INQUIRIES: serve the residents. (See Oakland County school grid.) Todd Fenton, Economic Development Seniors: Senior Times Newsletter online. Two community (248) 246-3208 or email@example.com Centers offers enrichment programs, activities, hot meals, CITY INQUIRIES: transportation, support groups. Royal Oak Senior Essential Services (ROSES) provides a variety of home services. Judy Davids, Community Engagement (248) 246-3201 or firstname.lastname@example.org Tax Rates in Mills (2021) Homestead Non-homestead Royal Oak Schools 39.7963 56.0972 Berkley School District 40.4587 58.6387 Clawson Public Schools 43.4560 61.6360 Transportation: Fixed route bus service on major roads. Log on to www.smartbus.org Curb-to-curb advanced registration service call 866-962-5515. City provides van service for disabled residents and those 60 and over. Reservations call (248) 246-3914. Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumer Energy (gas), AT&T, Comcast and Wide Open West (cable and internet), city water, sewer, and refuse collection.
• Named one of the Top 10 Most Exciting Small Cities in America by Movoto, and one of the five safest cities in Michigan by Munetrix. • Royal Oak’s largest employer, Beaumont Hospital, was named the #2 hospital in Michigan by U.S. News & World Report
Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce 200 S. Washington, Royal Oak 48067 (248) 547-4000 • www.royaloakchamber.com Royal Oak City Offices 203 S. Troy St., Royal Oak 48067 (248) 246-3000 • www.romi.gov
• The annual Arts, Beats and Eats summer festival draws nearly half a million visitors to Royal Oak. • Home to the Detroit Zoo, the single largest paid family attraction in Michigan. • The Woodward Dream Cruise attracts more than 1 million visitors and more than 40,000 collector and special interest vehicles. • More than 2,500 businesses and one of the lowest retail and office vacancy rates in Southeast Michigan.