Last year, RELOCATE 2 Metro Detroit launched with a new nameplate and look when it tapped the mural “Girl With the D Earring” that is featured on the side of Platform’s Chroma on East Grand Boulevard in Detroit. For 2023, RELOCATE 2 Metro Detroit is keeping the mural theme by featuring the focal point of one of Detroit’s most famous murals – Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry as seen on the North Wall of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Rivera Court.
The portion RELOCATE 2 Metro Detroit is featuring is part of 27 fresco murals Diego Rivera created between 1932 and 1933 that encompass the Rivera Court. It pays homage to the worker of Ford’s River Rouge Complex in Dearborn Michigan while depicting the manufacturing of the company’s 1932 V8 engine. From blast furnaces to foundries, from conveyor belts to machining operations and inspections – Rivera depicted the manufacturing process and its underlying strength - the worker.
Detroit’s ability to focus on the manufacturing process is its legacy and strength. No matter what industry, Detroit has been a leader in manufacturing - from the turn of the last century to the early 1930’s through World War 2 and the Arsenal of Democracy. Today Detroit is an innovator of next generation manufacturing - as exhibited by Automation Alley’s Industry 4.0, which is based on the partnership of industry, education and government through accelerated innovation leading to digital transformation.
Cutting edge then. Cutting edge now. Simply Detroit then. Simply Detroit now. Welcome – Contribute – Enjoy!
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Niche’s 2022 Best Places to Live in
The Metro Detroit area is home to 18 of the top 25 best places to live in the State of Michigan. 6 are featured communities in Oakland County Community Proﬁles!
Oakland County – Troy, Bloomﬁeld Township, Beverly Hills, Novi, Birmingham, Huntington Woods, Berkley, Royal Oak, Farmington and Franklin Washtenaw County – Ann Arbor, Lodi Township and Pittsﬁeld Township
The Metro Detroit/Southeast Michigan area is made up of over 130 communities that provide a rich and diverse quality of life for its inhabitants. A broad array of living environments, educational opportunities, housing options and recreational and cultural activities offer each resident an unequaled chance to choose their ideal lifestyle.
Wayne County – Grosse Pointe Park, Northville, Grosse Pointe Farms, Northville Township, and the City of Grosse Pointe
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As you learn about Metro Detroit you will come to understand its substantial contribution to the global economy. Innovation, superior job talent and an aggressive economic development support system create outstanding business opportunities. You will enjoy Metro Detroit’s friendly people and unique blend of different lifestyles. There is an unlimited number of options. Throw in “world class” cultural assets and unsurpassed recreational resources and what you have is a vibrant region that many envy but few can duplicate.
And have we mentioned – water? Metro Detroit is a water wonderland. With direct access to the great lakes and a land locked county (Oakland County) that has approximately 360 lakes and more shoreline than just about any other county in the United States, you have all the makings for resort living while still at home. Thank you for using RELOCATE 2 Metro Detroit. Use it to explore this amazing metropolitan area. Learn about its diversity, history and contributions to Michigan, the nation and the world. And if you’re on the go, use our online RELOCATE 2 Metro Detroit at www.metrodetroitarea.com, a handy resource to have available anytime, anywhere, 24/7!
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Larry Ribits, Publisher
Detroit Wayne Oakland Macomb
City of Detroit www.detroitmi.gov
Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau www.visitdetroit.com
Detroit Economic Growth Corporation www.degc.org Invest Detroit www.investdetroit.com
Business Leaders For Michigan www.businessleadersformichigan.com
Detroit Riverfront Conservancy www.detroitriverfront.org
Downtown Detroit Partnership www.downtowndetroit.org
Midtown Detroit Inc. www.visitmidtown.com
Detroit has always played a pivotal role in the history of the United States. Its many contributions have impacted world events and culture.
Like other major urban areas, Detroit has a diversi ﬁ ed industrial economy. Automobile manufacturing and its supplier base continue to be a primary industry. However, Detroit’s skilled workforce, access to research and development and experience with advance manufacturing techniques is creating the opportunity for developing a new, technologybased economy.
Signi ﬁ cant redevelopment efforts in Detroit’s downtown and riverfront have led to a renewed interest in the urban lifestyle.
Detroit is attracting a new breed of urban settler with new housing stocks comprised of trendy townhomes and upscale lofts that now dot the downtown and midtown areas. Detroit also has a number of vibrant residential neighborhoods, each possessing a wide variety of homes that feature outstanding old-fashioned workmanship at reasonable prices.
Detroit is the hub for culture and art in Southeast Michigan. Experience world-class presentations by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Michigan Opera Theatre and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Major entertainment acts are booked through the city’s casinos and concert venues. Everything in Detroit starts at the river, which is a grand setting for boating, ﬁ shing and relaxation. Detroit also ﬁelds teams in every major professional sport and is known far and wide as “Hockeytown”. “The D” is also home to the William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor, which boasts a lighthouse, picnic tables, shore ﬁshing and tons of fun. Throw in Belle Isle, a golf course or two and the easily accessible Metroparks and you quickly see that Detroit is the place for sport and recreation.
This is only the starting point for discovery The more you explore the more you’ll uncover what is unique and entertaining Detroit is a place where roots grow deep and possibilities abound.
The following provides an overview to some of the neighborhoods that make up Detroit.
Downtown and Immediate Vicinity
Boundary Streets: Fisher Freeway, Lodge Freeway, I-375, Detroit River
Downtown has seen an inﬂux of new lofts and apartments in recent years. Some are new construction while others have a certain cache that results from the creative reuse of exciting building stock. The reintroduction of residential living in downtown Detroit is the result of other renewal projects that created the critical mass necessary for these types of projects to ﬂourish.
Boundary Streets: Lodge Freeway, I-94, Brush, Alexandrine
The neighborhood bordering Wayne State University has become a trendy zip code. An inﬂux of new housing, both university-funded and private, has transformed this historic neighborhood into one of Detroit’s more desirable retail and housing markets New restaurants, clubs and entertainment facilities have brought portions of Woodward and Cass Avenues back to life. A mixture of luxury apartments, turn of the century townhouses and upscale ultra-modern loft/condo complexes make up the housing proﬁle of this eclectic neighborhood. West Canﬁeld, between Second and Third Avenues, is a historic cobblestone street with Victorian era houses. The focal point of this neighborhood is its cultural offerings. Residents are within walking distance of the Detroit Cultural Center, which includes the DIA, the Main Library, art galleries, theaters and the Max M. Fisher Music Center, home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Boundary Streets: Virginia Park, Baltimore St., Brush St., Byron St.
The New Center area is just north of Midtown/Cultural Center. It offers an inviting mix of commercial, ofﬁce, and residential development. The Fisher Building is the focal point of this neighborhood that offers a variety of entertainment and restaurant options. New Center is home to the State of Michigan ofﬁces at Cadillac Place (the former GM Headquarters building), the Henry Ford Hospital complex, and a number of historic churches. Many parts of New Center are recognized on local or national registers of historic places.
Lafayette Park/Elmwood Park
Boundary Streets: Larned, I-75, Mt. Elliott, Gratiot/Vernor
The Lafayette Park/Elmwood Park area represents one of Detroit’s most ambitious and successful redevelopment efforts. Nearly 8,000 townhouses, co-ops, and apartments have been built in these two neighborhoods since the 1950s, attracting people from all economic and social strata. Located just east of downtown and north of Rivertown, Lafayette Park and Elmwood Park is populated with people working downtown and in the Cultural and New Center areas. The neighborhood’s proximity to all the major metro-area freeways also make it a favorite of many people working outside the City. Designed to be visually and environmentally appealing, a greenbelt of parks and bike paths winds through the residential developments of both neighborhoods.
Boston-Edison Boundary Streets: W. Boston Boulevard, Edison Avenue, Woodward Avenue, Linwood Avenue, Arden Park Boundary Streets: Woodward, Arden Park, Oakland Avenue, East Boston Boulevard
This area is characterized by spacious historic homes on broad, tree-lined streets and boulevards. Boston-Edison and Arden Park were built by auto barons and retail giants. Boston-Edison is comprised of single-family homes built between 1904 and 1922. The neighborhood is the largest single-family residential historical district in the state and is listed in the state and national registers of historic sites. Across Woodward Avenue is Arden Park. Like Boston Edison, prominent business professionals built most of the homes in Arden Park. The neighborhood has a historic designation. Blessed Sacrament Cathedral is the major landmark.
Indian Village Boundary Streets: East Jefferson, Mack, Burns, Seminole
Located on what was originally a French farm, Indian Village is one of the ﬁnest residential neighborhoods on Detroit’s east side. In the 1890s, the land was subdivided into spacious lots and oak, elm and maple trees were planted to shade the three main streets. Many of the trees still stand. Most of the district’s ﬁne residences were built between 1900 and 1925. Today, the area retains much of its original charm and elegance Some 360 homes are included in Indian Village, which is listed on the state and national registers of historic sites. It is a Detroit historic district.
Palmer Woods/Sherwood Forest
Palmer Woods Boundary Streets: Evergreen Cemetery, Seven Mile Rd., Woodward, Pembroke, Sherwood Forest Boundary Streets: Pembroke, Seven Mile Rd., Parkside, Livernois
Palmer Woods and Sherwood Forest are located In the northwest-central section of the City. Both neighborhoods are west of Woodward and north of Seven Mile Road. Palmer Woods was created in 1916. Adjacent to Palmer Woods are the Sherwood Forest and Sherwood Forest Manor subdivisions, which were laid out at approximately the same time. Both Palmer Woods and Sherwood Forest are characterized by tree-shaded, winding streets and unusually shaped lots. In a city where most streets run at right angles, the curving streets of Palmer Woods and Sherwood Forest provide a unique setting. There are a number of public and private schools in the area including, the prestigious University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy.
University District/ Detroit Golf Club Properties
Boundary Streets: Seven Mile Road, Six Mile Road, Parkside, Livernois
The University District is a placid setting just south of Sherwood Forest. It was named for its proximity to the main campus of the University of Detroit Mercy. It is a neighborhood of manicured lawns and peaceful streets shaded by a canopy of trees. The University of Detroit Mercy’s Memorial Clock Tower is the area’s landmark. Residents of the University District enjoy a relaxed atmosphere usually found in the suburbs. Palmer Park and the Detroit Golf Club offer recreational opportunities. Along the outer edge of the Detroit Golf Club are some of Detroit’s most opulent homes reﬂecting the district’s variety of architectural styles.
North Rosedale Park/ Rosedale Park/Grandmont
North Rosedale Boundary Streets: Grand River, McNichols, Southﬁeld Freeway, Evergreen, Rosedale Park Boundary Streets: Lyndon, Grand River, Southﬁeld Freeway, Outer Drive, Grandmont Boundary Streets: School craft, Grand River, Asbury Park, Southﬁeld Freeway
Many people choose North Rosedale Park, Rosedale Park, and Grandmont because of their beauty and value. Many of the homes were custom built with a craftsmanship that cannot be duplicated today. The houses are spacious and many include extras such as libraries, breakfast rooms and ﬁnished basements. A variety of architectural styles create an unusual diversity of curbside appeal in these neighborhoods. North Rosedale Park boasts the only neighborhood-owned recreational park in the City of Detroit.
OTHERS TO CONSIDER
Boundary Streets: Woodward Avenue, the Fisher Freeway, Brush Street, Mack Avenue
Once one of Detroit’s most exclusive neighborhoods this area has seen signiﬁcant reclamation activity in recent years. The few remaining elegant 19th century mansions have been or are in restoration with signiﬁcant new development and inﬁll projects taking root because of Detroit’s downtown development. The Fox Theatre, Comerica Park and Little Ceasars Arena are just a few blocks away.
Boundary Streets: Michigan Avenue, Porter, John Lodge Expressway, 16th Street
Corktown is a few blocks west of downtown. Named for County Cork, this neighborhood was home to Detroit’s Irish immigrant community. Corktown proﬁles an assortment of modest cottages, intricate Victorian homes (many built before the turn of the century) and loft/apartment developments. Corktown is also the home of the Ford Motor Company emerging Corktown Campus that will be anchored by the historic Michigan Central Train Terminal.
Boundary Streets: East Jefferson, East Grand Blvd., the Detroit River, Rivard.
Just east of downtown along the Detroit River, this former industrial area has become a trendy restaurant and entertainment district. It has some intriguing loft/apartment complexes, including one repurposed from an old brewery. Rivertown features marinas and a series of riverside City parks and is home to the William G. Miliken State Park & Harbor and the Detroit Riverwalk.
Gold Coast/East Jefferson Waterfront
Boundary Streets: East Jefferson Ave. (riverfront side), between Belle Isle & the Berry Subdivision Detroit’s Gold Coast is dominated by a strip of luxury apartment buildings located on the East Jefferson waterfront with a mixture of stately mansions, commercial buildings and some low-rise apartments rounding out the personality of this neighborhood. The area is a favorite of professionals and water enthusiasts. Historic Indian Village lies immediately to the north.
Boundary Streets: East Jefferson, Mack, Seyburn, Parker
Immediately west of Indian Village, West Village is a charming mix of Victorian mansions, modest single-family homes, duplexes and historic high-rise luxury apartment buildings. West Village is listed on national and local historic registers.
Berry Subdivision/Jefferson Village
Berry Boundary Streets: Jefferson Avenue, the Detroit River, Waterworks Park (Parkview), Fiske. Jefferson Village Boundary Streets: Jefferson Avenue, Waterworks Park (Marquette Drive), the Detroit River, St. Jean
Ten minutes east of downtown, the Berry Subdivision is a quiet, elegant neighborhood on the banks of the Detroit River. The neighborhood is listed on city and state historic registers and contains homes built primarily in the 1920s. It is best known for the Manoogian Mansion, ofﬁcial home of the mayor of Detroit. The neighborhood also beneﬁts from its nearness to Belle Isle and the Erma Henderson Park and Marina.
Far East Side
Boundary Streets: Mack Avenue, Moross, Cadieux, I-94 (Ford Freeway)
The Far East Side is known as the St. John neighborhood, after the St. John Hospital and Medical Center complex located on Moross. The Far East Side is centered on Balduck Park, a pleasant green space with a wooded area, basketball courts, ball diamonds and a sledding hill.
Boundary Streets: Jefferson Avenue (alley north of), Detroit River, Alter Road, Conner/Clairpointe Road
Located on the border of Detroit and Grosse Pointe Park, the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood (also known as Creekside) is known for the canals that crisscross some of its residential areas.
Time Magazine announced that Detroit, Michigan was selected for its third annual list of the World’s Greatest Places to Visit!
Detroit joined the list that highlights 50 extraordinary travel destinations world-wide because of its resilient residents and rich heritage of design, innovation and diversity.
Wayne County FACTS Population 1,784,886
Wayne County is made up of 43 communities, three major airports and one of the nation’s busiest marine ports. It’s home to the country’s largest Arab American community, and is the only location in the U.S. that is north of Canada. There is no place like Wayne County.
Resources For Residents
Access to Care
Clerk (313) 967-6938
Birth and Death Records (313) 967-6938
Register of Deeds (Real Estate) (313) 224-5850
Construction Permits (Public Services) (734) 858-2774
Election (Clerk’s Ofﬁce) (313) 967-6938
Head Start (Michigan Association) (517) 374-6472
“Healthy Families America” (313) 537-1708
Parks and Recreation (Public Services) (313) 224-7600
Public Health and Wellness (313) 224-0810
Sheriff’s Ofﬁce (313) 224-2222
Senior Services (734) 326-5202
Tax Information (Property) (313) 224-5990
Veterans Programs & Resources (313) 224-5045
Detroit Public Library
www.detroitpubliclibrary.org (313) 481-1300
Wayne County Probate Court
1305 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 2 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48226 www.wcpc.us • (313) 224-5706
Michigan 3rd Circuit Court
• Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (313) 224-5260 - Civil Division
• Frank Murphy Hall of Justice (313) 224-2501 (313) 224-2507 (Jury Service) Criminal Division
• Lincoln Hall of Justice (313) 224-2501 Family Division-Juvenile
• Penobscot Building (313) 224-2501 Friend of the Court
The Grosse Pointes
Situated on Lake St. Clair, “The Pointes” – Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe City, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Woods and Grosse Pointe Shores – are 5 separately governed communities rich in heritage and beauty. Each community has its own lakefront park with swimming and wading pools, marinas, picnic areas, playgrounds and other activities. The ﬁve communities encompass eleven square miles with a population of approximately 46,000 and a median household income of $130,000. They share excellent health care facilities, three state of the art public libraries and highly acclaimed schools. The Pointes are designated as “Tree City USA” for its streets that allow for peaceful walks and runs. Their business districts offer retail shopping with superior service. Cultural opportunities like the Grosse Pointe Theatre, Symphony, Art Center, Community Center, Grosse Pointe War Memorial and the short drive to Downtown Detroit attractions only add to the quality of life. Fine and performing arts occur all year long and include lakefront and city park concerts, art exhibitions and theater in Fries Auditorium.
One of the highest priorities in Grosse Pointe is education. The public, private and parochial schools of Grosse Pointe offer a tradition of excellence while preparing students to reach their full potential.
Come to Grosse Pointe and build a memory to last a lifetime
19617 Harper Avenue Harper Woods 48225 (313) 343-2500 www.harperwoodscity.org
Population: 15,492 Income: $49,000
Grosse Pointe City 17147 Maumee Ave. Grosse Pointe 48230 (313) 885-5800 www.grossepointecity.org
City of Grosse Pointe Farms 90 Kerby Road Grosse Pointe Farms 48236 (313) 885-6600 www.grossepointefarms.org
Grosse Pointe Woods 20025 Mack Plaza Grosse Pointe Woods 48236 (313) 343-2440 www.gpwmi.us
Grosse Pointe Park City Hall 15115 E. Jefferson Grosse Pointe Park 48230 (313) 822-6200 www.grossepointepark.org
City of the Village of Grosse Pointe Shores 795 Lake Shore Rd. Grosse Pointe Shores 48236 (313) 881-6565 www.gpshoresmi.gov
City of Dearborn 16901 Michigan Ave., Dearborn 48126
Population: 110,978 www.cityofdearborn.org • (313) 943-2000 Income: $56,000 Dearborn offers the feel of a small town with all the “big city” amenities. Walk the tree-lined streets of its neighborhoods, shop the downtown areas or Fairlane Town Center, or meet friends at any one of its many restaurants to experience what Dearborn is all about. The Ford Community and Performing Arts Center provides outstanding ﬁtness, cultural arts and banquet facilities, as well as better-than-Broadway theater. Dearborn is the home of the Ford Motor Company headquarters, The Henry Ford and the unique Arab American National Museum. And don’t forget the Henry Ford Community College and University of Michigan – Dearborn.
City of Dearborn Heights 6045 Fenton, Dearborn Heights 48127
Population: 63,579 (313) 791-3400 • www.ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us Income: $51,000
Dearborn Heights is a prime residential and commercial area in the heart of Wayne County. Two senior citizen centers and two recreation centers, three major highways and six school districts serve this community that has a variety of homes, apartments, and condominiums in every price range. Property values contribute to the city’s desirability. Hines Park, part of the Middle Rouge Parkway extends through the northern part of town.
Plymouth & Plymouth Township
City of Plymouth 201 S. Main Street, Plymouth 48170 (734) 453-1234 • www.plymouthmi.gov
Population: 9,170 Income: $93,000
Charter Township of Plymouth 9955 N. Haggerty Rd., Plymouth 48170 (734) 453-3840 • www.plymouthtwp.org
Population: 27,281 Income: $89,000
City of Belleville
6 Main Street, Belleville 48111
Population: 3,941 https://bellevilleonthelake.com • (734) 697-9323 Income: $53,000
The Belleville Area includes the City of Belleville, the Charter Township of Van Buren and Sumpter Township and is home to over 40,000 residents. The Community is one of the fastest growing in Wayne County.
The City of Belleville is situated on the south shore of Lake Belleville and has approximately 1.5 miles of lake frontage. Lake Belleville itself is six miles long and covers 1,220 acres. So, we’re talking a substantial lake which makes living in Belleville seem like a year round vacation! Belleville is a growning suburb within the Metro Detroit area that gives you a small-town atmosphere. There is lots of outdoor activity combined with the hustle and bustle one would expect from a growing suburb. Whatever your preference Belleville has it – access to I-94 between Detroit Metro Airport and Ann Arbor, outstanding private and public facilities, lake living and a peaceful way of life. What more could you ask for?
Northville & Northville Township
City of Northville
Charter Township of Northville 215 W. Main Street, Northville 48167 44405 Six Mile, Northville 48168 (248) 349-1300 www.ci.northville.mi.us (248) 348-5800 twp.northville.mi.us Population: 6,174 Population: 31,845 Income: $114,500 Income: $121,000
Northville is a place to live, shop, work and play. Its small-town atmosphere, which is focused on its Town Square, makes it the perfect place to call home. Northville blends the ﬂavor of the Victorian period with a modern ﬂair. With its iconic clock, nearby restaurants, performing space, boutique shops and brick paved streets Northville has a steady stream of year-round activities.
The Township of Northville was established in 1898 and became a Charter Township in 1985. The Township is a vibrant, safe and attractive community that was once a quaint farming region. Signs of its rural heritage still exist, including rambling farm houses on unpaved roads. Northville Township's masterplan allows for planned growth that preserves wooded areas and open space, protects waterways and most of all celebrates its heritage.
The city of Plymouth is one of the oldest communities in Michigan. Its vibrant downtown has a variety of shops and restaurants that front onto a central square that serves as a focal point for many of the area’s civic and social activities. Within Plymouth is Old Village, home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, antique shops and specialty services. Plymouth has beautiful neighborhoods featuring a wide variety of housing options.
Plymouth Township has seen considerable growth since the early 1990s. Planning this growth has been a priority so as not to undermine the quality of life residents enjoy. Selective development and the use of well-planned industrial parks has created a harmonious atmosphere that has attracted upscale housing and retail. The Township is home to Compuware Sports Arena and is an easy commute to either Detroit or Ann Arbor
Chamber of Commerce.
• Well-educated, highly skilled workforce
• Culturally diverse community
• Situated between Ann Arbor and Detroit
ADDENDUM — Canton Township
Area: 36 square miles.
Economic Base: Mixed use commercial, industry, research ofﬁces, retail and residential.
Government: Charter Township - Supervisor / Board of Trustees
Location: Conveniently located between Ann Arbor and Detroit with easy access off I-275 and M-14
Median Home Sale Price: $340,000 (October 2022)
Median Household Income: $99,000
Population: 98,683 (2021 Census)
Library: Canton Public Library: 1200 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton 48188 (734) 397-0999, www.cantonpl.org
Medical Services: See “Health Care” section for facilities in or nearby this community.
Parks and Recreation: Six community parks offer a wide variety of amenities, a state-of-the-art community center, Canton Sports Center, dog park, 2 splash playgrounds, 2 golf courses, Village Theater at Cherry Hill, hiking and nature trails.”Leisure Services” offers programs and camps for all ages. Maps available online.
• Top-rated school district
Public Safety: Canton Public Safety (Police and Fire) (734) 394-5400, emergency call 9-1-1
Schools: Plymouth-Canton, Van Buren and Wayne-Westland Schools (See School Grid pages)
Seniors: Canton Club 55+ (734) 394-5485, www.cantonfun.org
The Senior Alliance (734) 722-2830, www.thesenioralliance.org
2022 Tax Rates in Mills: Plymouth-Canton VanBuren Wayne-Westland
Homestead: 39.7771 40.2035 42.1884
Non-homestead: 57.7771 58.2035 59.6682
Transportation: Nankin Transit serves senior and disabled residents (734) 729-2710, www.nankintransit.com
Utilities: See utility information in “Basics”
TOWNSHIP OFFICE: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Canton Township Canton Chamber of Commerce 1150 Canton Center Rd., S., Canton 48188 45525 Hanford Rd., Canton 48187 (734) 394-5100 (734) 453-4040 www.canton-mi.org www.cantonchamber.com
ce Branches: 480 N. Canton Center Rd., 48187 (800) ASK-USPS.
City of Livonia
City of Westland
33000 Civic Center Dr., Livonia 48154
Population: 93,803 (734) 466-2200 www.livonia.gov Income: $82,000
Livonia offers an ideal mix of industrial and ofﬁce facilities, low taxes, excellent schools, higher education options and municipal services. It is the tenth-largest city in Michigan and consistently rated as one of the nation’s safest and best child-rearing communities. Its master plan concentrates industry in a six-square mile area, leaving the remaining 30 square miles for commercial, residential and civic development. City residents enjoy numerous retail, dining and entertainment options. Residents can drive to nearly all of Metro Detroit’s major venues in less than 30-minutes.
36300 Warren Road, Westland 48185 Population: 85,425 (734) 713-3888 • www.cityofwestland.com Income: $52,000
Westland is a wonderful place to live and do business. It is all about friendly neighborhoods, solid infrastructure and an array of recreational amenities. Westland boasts an incredible supply of affordable housing with a location that makes it very assessable to Detroit Metro Airport. With over 160 different shops, restaurants, services and an emerging food scene Westland has it all. Come home to Westland
OTHERS TO CONSIDER...
6000 Middlebelt Rd.
Garden City 48135 (734) 793-1600 www.gardencitymi.org
Population: 26,942 Income: $57,000
15145 Beech Daly Rd. Redford 48239 (313) 387-2700 www.redfordtwp.com Population: 49,008 Income: $60,000
3355 South Wayne Rd. Wayne 48184 (734) 722-2000 www.cityofwayne.com Population: 84,425 Income: $48,000
Wayne County School Districts
For information about alternative, technical, special education, duel enrollment, charter and magnet schools contact Wayne RESA at www.resa.net or (734) 334-1300.
School District Website Phone Number Communities Served
Allen Park Public Schools www.allenparkschools.com (313) 827-2100
Clarenceville School District www.clarenceville.k12.mi.us (248) 919-0400
Crestwood School District www.csdm.k12.mi.us (313) 278-0906
Dearborn Public Schools www.dearbornschools.org (313) 827-3000
Dearborn Heights School District #7 www.district7.net (313)203-1000
Detroit Public Community Schools www.detroitk12.org (313) 240-4377
Flat Rock Community Schools www.flatrockschools.org (734) 535-6500
Garden City Schools www.gardencityschools.com (734) 762-8300
Gibraltar School District www.gibdist.net (734) 379-6350
Grosse Ile Township Schools www.gischools.org (734) 362-2555
Most of Allen Park 3,701 $8,700
Wayne/Oakland: parts of Livonia, Farmington Hills, Redford 1,915 $8,700
Dearborn Heights 3,925 $8,700
Dearborn and part of Dearborn Heights 20,157 $8,951
Part of Dearborn Heights 2,455 $8,700
Detroit 48,745 $8,700
Flat Rock and parts of Huron, Ash & Berlin Twps. 1,833 $8,700
Garden City and a small part of Westland 3,216 $8,700
Gibraltar, Woodhaven, Trenton, Brownstown and Rockwood. 3,641 $8,700
Grosse Ile 1,659 $8,943
Michigan is transitioning away from the ACT College Admission Test to the SAT exam as part of the Michigan Merit Examination (MME). Log on to Michigan’s Department of Education for more information, summaries and reports. www.michigan.gov/mde. CEPI report for 2 or 4 year college enrollment numbers.
Grosse Pointe Public Schools www.gpschools.org (313) 432-3000
Harper Woods Public Schools www.hwschools.org (586) 209-2400
Huron School District www.huronschools.com (734) 782-2441
Lincoln Park Public Schools www.lincolnparkpublicschools.com (313) 389-0200
Livonia Public Schools www.livoniapublicschools.org (734) 744-2500
Melvindale-Northern Allen Park School Dist. www.melnapschools.com (313) 389-3300
Northville Public Schools www.northvilleschools.org (248) 344-3500
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools www.pccsk12.com (734) 416-2700
Redford Union School District www.redfordu.k12.mi.us (313) 242-6000
Riverview Community School District www.riverviewschools.com (734) 285-9660
Romulus Community Schools www.romulusk12.org (734) 532-1600
South Redford School District http://southredford.org (313) 535-4000
Southgate Community Schools www.southgateschools.com (734) 246-4600
Taylor School District www.taylorschools.net (734) 374-1200
Trenton Public Schools www.trentonschools.com (734) 676-8600
Van Buren School District www.vanburenschools.net (734) 697-9123
Wayne-Westland Community Schools http://wwcsd.net (734) 419-2000
Westwood Community Schools www.westwoodschools.net (313) 565-1900
Woodhaven-Brownstown School District www.mywbsd.org (734) 783-3300
Wyandotte School District www.wyandotte.org (734) 759-6000
Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods; part of Harper Woods
Harper Woods 2,606 $8,700
Twps. of Huron, Sumpter & Ash 2,551 $8,700
Lincoln Park 4,910 $8,700
Most of Livonia & small part of Westland 13,385 $8,700
Melvindale & part of Allen Park 2,972 $9,147
Northville, part of Novi, Salem & Lyon Twps. 7,116 $8,700
Plymouth, Twps. Of Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Salem, Superior 16,383 $8,700
Part of Redford Township 2,059 $8,700
Riverview and North Trenton 2,852 $8,700
94% 62% 88% 84% 94% 88% 96% 92% 67% 94% 57%
Romulus 2,407 $9,012
Southgate and southern Allen Park 3,252 $8,700
Taylor, parts of Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Westland, Brownstown Twp. 5,518 $8,700
Trenton 2,471 $8,895
Southern Redford Township 3,028 $8,700 84% 69% 57% 99% 80%
City of Belleville, Van Buren, Sumpter, Ypsilanti, Canton Townships 4,331 $8,700
Wayne, Westland, parts of Canton, Dearborn Heights, Inkster & Romulus 9,882 $8,700
Dearborn Heights and Inkster 1,431 $8,700
Part of Woodhaven, majority of Brownstown Twp. 5,584 $8,700
Wyandotte 4,529 $8,700
Downriver Career Technical Consortium - open to students in Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Huron, Riverview, Southgate, Trenton and Woodhaven-Brownstown School Districts. 22000 Gibraltar Rd. in Flat Rock. www.dctcschools.org (734) 782-3194
Livonia Career Technical Center (LCTC) - 8985 Newburgh Rd. in Livonia. www.livoniapublicschools.org (734) 744-2816
William Ford Career Technical Center - open to students in Allen Park, Belleville, Crestwood, Livonia, Melvindale, Northville, Plymouth-Canton, South Redford, Wayne-Westland School Districts. 36455 Marquette in Westland. www.wwcsb.net/schools/high-schools/William-D-Ford (734) 419-2100
* Graduation rates based on traditional high school four year graduation rates averaged by the number of high schools in district.
15915 Southﬁeld Road
Allen Park 48101
(313) 928-1400 • www.cityofallenpark.org
Population: 28,382 Income: $69,000
14400 Dix-Toledo Rd.
Southgate 48195 (734) 258-3010 • www.southgatemi.org
Population: 29,298 Income: $60,000
City of Trenton
2800 Third Street, Trenton 48183 (734) 675-6500 • www.trentonmi.org
Population: 18,179 Income: $70,000
1355 Southﬁeld Road
Lincoln Park 48146 (313) 386-1800 • www.citylp.com
Population: 40,184 Income: $47,000
TO C O NSIDER
City of Woodhaven
21869 West Rd., Woodhaven 48183 (734) 675-3000 • www.woodhavenmi.org
Population: 12,754 Income: $67,000
Woodhaven is located in the heart of Downriver with convenient access to the Detroit River and Lake Erie. The community has a large shopping district, many parks and offers many different choices in housing from single family on large lots to condos and townhomes. The city prides itself on excellent city services and extensive recreation programs.
City of Romulus
City of Taylor
23555 Goddard Road, Taylor 48180
Population: 62,765 (734) 287-6550 • www.cityoftaylor.com Income: $53,000
Taylor located in southern Wayne County near Detroit Metropolitan Airport with easy access to the Southeast Michigan road system. Its location has shaped Taylor’s diversiﬁed economy and growth. Beautiful Heritage Park gives visitors a sense of Taylor’s charm in a picturesque setting. Families are able to enjoy about 20 neighborhood parks and the state-of-the-art Taylor Sportsplex.
City of Flat Rock
25500 Gibraltar Road, Flat Rock 48134 Population: 10,385 (734) 782-2455 • www.ﬂatrockmi.org Income: $57,000
Flat Rock is on the southern border of Wayne County, with a small portion of the city actually in Monroe County. Flat Rock has been able to maintain its small town feel while providing the services and amenities of a much larger community. Close to water and with a diversiﬁed economy, check it out – you’ll be glad you did.
21313 Telegraph Rd., Brownstown 48183 Population: 32,691 (734) 365-0065 • www.brownstown-mi.org Income: $78,000
Population: 25,213 (734) 942-7500 • www.romulusgov.com Income: $61,000
11111 Wayne Rd, Romulus 48174
Romulus is a close-knit community that respects diversity, holds traditional values and is home to major industries and corporate headquarters. Detroit, Ann Arbor and Toledo, Ohio are just minutes away with their culture, entertainment and sporting venues. Romulus’ schools are noted for innovative and nationally recognized programs.
Brownstown Township is the perfect place to live, work and play! The township is ideally located in the downriver area just a 15 minute drive to downtown Detroit, 30 miles from the Ohio border and just a short drive to Detroit Metro Airport and Canadian border. It’s a safe community with full time police and ﬁre. This business friendly community offers pro-growth policies and programs. A robust quality of life with community events throughout the year and a recreation campus that includes a splash park, soccer ﬁelds, dog parks, baseball diamonds, and an Event Center.
Grosse Ile Township
9601 Groh Rd., Grosse Ile 48138
(734) 676-4422 • www.grosseile.com
Population: 10,790 Income: $112,000
Grosse Ile is deﬁned by its natural beauty and its location, which is an island township of just over 10 square miles in the Detroit River where it empties into Lake Erie. With a total of 11 islands the township features lake frontage, marshlands, forests, canals and open space preserved for future generations. A bike path and trail system run throughout the “Big” Island. Grosse Ile Township Schools are some of the best in Michigan and it is one of the safest communities too! So, if island living appeals to you – then come and discover Grosse Ile.
City of Gilbraltar
29450 Munro Ave., Gibraltar 48173 (734) 676-3900 • www.cityofgibraltarmi.gov
Population: 4,998 Income: $75,000
Gibraltar started out as a cottage community that morphed into a popular residential community with easy access to the rest of Metro Detroit and water recreation. It is made up of 4 islands in the Detroit River where the river meets Lake Erie.
City of Wyandotte 3200 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte 48192 (734) 324-4500 • www.wyandotte.net
Population: 24,453 Income: $54,419
Named after the Wyandotte Indians who originally populated the region, Wyandotte is located directly on the Detroit River before it empties into Lake Erie. The city has a vibrant downtown area, nearby parks and beautiful surrounding residential neighborhoods, many with “big” water out the back door.
Huron Charter Township
22950 Huron River Drive, New Boston 48164 (734) 753-4466 • www.hurontownship-mi.gov
Population: 16,777 Income: $72,000
The township boasts 3,500 acres of parkland along the Huron River, with golf courses, apple orchards, horse stables and three Metroparks. The villages of New Boston, Waltz, and Willow offer great family life and easy access to Metro Detroit via I-75 and I-94.
Oakland County is a unique blend of urban, suburban and rural lifestyles. It is afﬂuent, dynamic and a premier location for business, particularly emerging technologies. Oakland’s AAA bond rating means low taxes and exceptional government services. Residents enjoy 1,400 lakes for swimming, boating and ﬁshing, access to 5 major river systems, close to 90 public and private golf courses and over 59,000 acres of parkland. Oakland County – a great place to live, work and play!
Royal Oak Troy
Brandon Twp. Clarkston
Lyon Twp. Madison Heights
Oakland Twp. Oak Park
Orion Twp. Oxford Twp. Oxford Village Pleasant Ridge Pontiac Rochester
South Lyon Springﬁeld Twp.
Twp. White Lake Twp. Wixom Wolverine Lake
The Oakland Press (248) 332-8181 or (888) 977-3677 www.theoaklandpress.com
Offers print and digital subscriptions
Oakland County Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center
1200 N. Telegraph, Bldg. 42E, Pontiac 48341 Pet Adoption (248) 858-1070
Animal Control (248) 858-1090 www.oakgov.com
Provides animal control services and licensing of dogs for numerous municipalities.
Oakland County Farmer/Flea Market
2350 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford 48328 (248) 858-5495 • www.oakgov.com
Farmers Market: May - December 7am - 1 :30pm, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
January - April on Saturdays only 7am - 1 :30pm
OAKLAND COUNTY COURTS
6th Circuit Court
1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac 48341 (248) 858-0344
Jury Service (248) 294-1063
Probate Court (Estates & Mental Health)
1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac 48341
Estates & Wills (248) 858-0260
Mental Health (248) 858-0291
City of Troy
MICHIGAN’S PREMIER ADDRESS - Choose Troy
We believe a strong community embraces diversity, promotes innovation and encourages collaboration. We strive to lead by example within the region.
Most Livable City – Livability named Troy the 34th best place to live in the U.S. and #2 in Michigan (2021). In 2021, Troy was named to Niche’s list of top 10 Best Suburbs to Live in Michigan rankings. Troy was named the #2 best suburb in Michigan, and the #1 best place to live in the Detroit Area.
Best City for Retirees – SmartAsset named Troy the best place to retire in the Midwest in 2022. ChamberofCommerce.org named Troy the #1 best city to live in Michigan and #6 best city for retirees in the U.S. (2019).
Best Place to Raise a Family – WalletHub named Troy the fourth best place to raise a family in Michigan in 2019.
Excellence in Academics – The Troy School District is A+ rated and recognized nationally for excellence in academics and ﬁne arts education.
Safest City – Troy continues to be one of the safest cities in Michigan across all population sizes based on the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics.
AAA Bond Rating – Troy has AAA bond rating from Standard & Poor’s.
GFOA Financial Reporting Awards – For the 22nd consecutive year, the City of Troy received the certiﬁcate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Ofﬁcers Association Awards for Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and 20 consecutive years for the Popular Annual Financial Report.
Troy is home to a wide range of innovative businesses and industries including Fortune 500 corporations, global companies and small businesses. Companies in ﬁelds such as engineering, research and development, product testing, and others ﬁnd that Troy has tremendous assets, including an outstanding central location; excellent schools; a talented pool of employees; and a wide array of retail, residential and restaurant options. All these beneﬁts make Troy the perfect place for businesses to launch their success story and continue to grow.
Troy keeps pace with the ever-changing times in order to remain attractive and viable to its 87,294 residents and more than 6,100 businesses that employ more than 135,395 people.
A Welcoming Community
Troy puts out the welcome mat for businesses of all sizes spanning a variety of sectors. The World Economic Forum’s new United States Centre for Advanced Manufacturing is located at Automation Alley in Troy. The U.S. Centre for Advanced Manufacturing will engage the American manufacturing ecosystem to rapidly increase Industry 4.0 adoption through a series of local, state, national, and international advanced manufacturing research-based and pilot-acceler ation projects. In doing so, it will create a ripple effect, attracting additional advanced manufacturing investments to create additional jobs and opportunities for Michigan’s workforce.
Troy’s retail and dining options are world-class. The nearly 1.5 million square-foot Somerset Collection offers a shopping utopia for residents, area workers, and visitors alike. The City’s spectrum of shops and restaurants is as diverse as the City’s population, with cuisine and goods representing every corner of the globe. The new Troy City Center project at 888 W. Big Beaver Road includes a mix of ofﬁce, residential, retail, and restaurant uses in an easily accessible walkable environment, adding to the vitality of the Big Beaver corridor.
Troy’s unique location in the heart of Oakland County, only 20 minutes from Detroit, boasts easy access to I-75, I-696 and M-59. The City offers residents and businesses a tremendous competitive advantage, including attractive neighborhoods, excellent schools, prime shopping and employment opportunities.
The City is home to a vibrant and diverse international community, with more than 80 different languages spoken in Troy homes and 31% of the population speaking a language other than English at home. About 27% of Troy’s residents are foreign born. More than 200 foreignbased companies, the most in Oakland County, have had great success here in Troy because of the extensive resources and locational advantages we offer.
Lead by Example
City of Troy
Troy is a place where families and businesses thrive and is a community recognized for its excellent quality of life — In 2022, SmartAsset picked Troy as the best place to retire in the Midwest and in 2021, Livability named Troy the 34th best place to live in the U.S. and #2 in Michigan. Also in 2021, Troy was named to Niche’s list of top 10 Best Suburbs to Live in Michigan rankings – #2 best suburb in Michigan and the #1 best place to live in the Detroit Area.
The Troy School District is A+ rated and recognized nationally for excellence in academics and ﬁne arts education. Troy has unsurpassed city services, is consistently ranked as one of the safest cities in Michigan, and has one of the lowest tax rates in Oakland County. Its strategic location puts residents and visitors within easy reach of a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including its 1,000 acres of parkland, two golf courses, nature center, historic village, farmers market, dog park, trails, and a variety of lakes and streams.
ADDENDUM — Troy Oakland Township
Area: 33.6 Sq. Miles
Median Home Sale Price: $380,000 (October, 2022)
Median Household Income: $104,000 (2021)
Location: 20 minutes north of Detroit; 30 minutes northeast of Metropolitan Airport.
Library: Troy Public Library, 510 W. Big Beaver, Troy, 48084 (248) 524-3538, www.troypl.org
Medical Services: Beaumont Hospital, Troy; DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan - Troy; and Henry Ford Medical Center (See “Health Care”)
Parks & Recreation: Over 1000 acres of parkland, 20+ parks varying in size from community to neighborhood and mini, Stage Nature Center, Troy Farm, Troy Historic Village, Farmers Market, Daisy Knight Dog Park,trails, Sylvan Glen Golf Course, Sanctuary Lake Golf Course and driving range, state-of-the-art Community Center complex with indoor aquatic facility, skate park, outdoor Family Aquatic Center, senior citizen programs, variety of City and school recreation programs, strong baseball, soccer, and football organizations.
Post Ofﬁce: 2844 Livernois, (248) 619-1598
Public Safety: Troy Police and Fire (248) 524-3477. Administration located at 500 W. Big Beaver and a total of 6 ﬁre stations throughout the city.
Schools: Troy, Avondale, Birmingham, Bloomﬁeld Hills, Lamphere, Royal Oak and Warren Consolidated school districts. (See School Grid)
Seniors: The Troy Community Center offers recreational and educational classes for people 50+. Emergency food assistance, social services, subsidized housing, and a variety of transportation options are also available. For more information call (248) 524-3484.
2022 Tax Rates in Mills The homestead and non-homestead tax rates listed by school district for 2022 are online. Assessor’s Ofﬁce: (248) 524-3311
Transportation: I-75 passes through the center of Troy. Oakland-Troy Airport, Amtrak – Troy Transit Center, SMART bus service, SMART Flex, SMART Dial-a-Ride, Troy R.Y.D.E.
Utilities: See utility information in “Basics”.
CITY HALL: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: City of Troy Troy Chamber of Commerce 500 W. Big Beaver 2125 Butterﬁeld, Suite 100N Troy, MI 48084 Troy, MI 48084 (248) 524-3300 (248) 641-8151 www.troymi.gov www.troychamber.com
Charter Township of Oakland 4393 Collins Road, Rochester 48306 (248) 651-4440 • www.oaklandtownship.org Population: 20,228 Income: $154,000
Oakland Township has a rural setting, but has everything in the way of culture, recreation and shopping is nearby. The Paint Creek Trail, which connects Lake Orion with Rochester, follows its namesake through the picturesque Township. Part of the trail is accessible for horseback riding. The topography provides striking views of treed hills and green valleys. New development has been respectful of the Township’s beauty with new communities harmonizing with the natural settings.
Clawson 425 N. Main Clawson 48017 (248) 435-4500 www.cityofclawson.com Population: 11,346 Income: $71,000
Madison Heights 300 W. Thirteen Mile Madison Heights 48071 (248) 588-1200 www.madison-heights.org Population: 28,224 Income: $55,000
City of Rochester
400 Sixth Street, Rochester 48307 (248) 733-3700 • www.ci.rochester.mi.us Population: 12,917 Income: $92,000 Rochester is a “Mainstreet” community with an active downtown. Paint Creek and the Clinton River ﬂow through the City and a large municipal park provides a focal point for leisure activities. Rochester is known for events. Thousands come each year to enjoy the Art & Apples Festival, the Big Bright Light Show and Lagniappe and the State’s largest Christmas Parade. Rochester is home to an Older Person’s Commission with a modern facility and a wide variety of services and activities. The City is served by the top-rated Rochester Community Schools.
City of Rochester Hills...
...Innovative by nature
There’s a reason why Rochester Hills’ prides itself as being the preeminent place to live, work and raise a family. Money Magazine has rated Rochester Hills among the Best Places to Live in America and the best place to live in Michigan. The city is regularly listed among the safest cities in Michigan and Verizon Business named it one of the best 10 cities in America in which to start a small business.
People are attracted to Rochester Hills because of its cultural amenities, shopping and dining options, picturesque landscape of rolling, wooded hills, 1000 acres of parkland (including the City’s newest park, Innovation Hills), extensive trail systems, and the Clinton River which ﬂ ows through the City. Its diverse housing choices and distinctive neighborhoods create a community that naturally appeals to residents looking for a lifestyle that allows one to feel safe and culturally connected.
Businesses small and large, from all over the world, chose to invest and grow in Rochester Hills because of access to a highly skilled workforce, great real estate options and exceptional support services. With an ambitious economic development strategy focused on technology, health,manufacturing and education, Rochester Hills continues to attract forward-thinking leaders and businesses.
Rochester Hills also prides itself as being an educational epicenter. Its K-12 public school programs routinely rate in the top percentile within Michigan and being home to both Oakland University and Rochester University, offer extensive educational, enrichment and entertainment opportunities to all.
Rochester Hills is a community proud of its historic heritage, entrepreneurial spirit and its ability to be innovative by nature.
ADDENDUM - Rochester Hills
Area: 32.9 sq. miles.
Location: Northeast Oakland County, 25 miles north of Detroit, easy access to I-75 and M-59.
Median Home Sale Price: $386,500 (October, 2022)
Median Household Income: $100,000
Library: Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester 48307 (248) 656-2900, www.rhpl.org
Medical Services: See “Health Care section for facilities in or nearby this community.
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Parks and Recreation: Parks & Natural Resources Department offers numerous programs and events. Activities are offered year-round and include swimming, beach, ﬁshing, boating, skating, hiking, bike trails, a Velodrome, sledding hills, and numerous active sports Historic VanHoosen Farm has a variety of family activities and educational programs. Pine Trace Golf Club (public)
Post Ofﬁce Branches: 2632 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills, 511 Old Towne Road, Rochester • 800-ASK USPS
Public Safety: Emergency 9-1-1, Oakland County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce (Rochester Hills Sub-Station) (248) 537-3530, Fire (5 stations) (248) 656-4720
Schools: Rochester and Avondale school districts (See School Grid)
Seniors: Older Persons Commission (OPC) (248) 656-1403, www.opcseniorcenter.org
2022 Tax Rates in Mills: The homestead and non-homestead summer 2022 tax rates for the two school districts are available online. Winter will be available at the end of the year.
Transportation: Easy access to Oakland County International Airport (oakgov.com). Senior Citizens Mini Bus, OPC Reservations (248) 652-4780
Utilities: See utility information in “Basics”
CITY OFFICES: Rochester Hills 1000 Rochester Hills Dr., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 656-4600 • www.rochesterhills.org
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
111 East Nine Mile Rd. Hazel Park 48030 (248) 546-7000
Population: 14,961 Income: $44,000
27400 Southﬁeld Rd.
Lathrup Village 48076 (248) 557-2600
Population: 4,064 Income: $97,000
14000 Oak Park Blvd. Oak Park 48237 (248) 691-7400 www.oakparkmi.gov
Population: 29,648 Income: $54,000
ADDENDUM - Novi
Area: 31.2 square miles
Government: Council/Mayor and City Manager
Location: Southwest Oakland County
Median Home Sale Price: $430,000 (October, 2022)
Median Household Income: $94,000
Library: Novi Public Library, 45255 Ten Mile Rd., Novi 48375 (248) 349-0720, www.novilibrary.org
Medical Services: Ascension Providence - Novi. See “Health Care” section. Parks and Recreation: Lakeshore Park has a swimming beach on Walled Lake, mountain bike and hiking trails, picnic shelters and play structures. Bosco Fields has numerous multi purpose sports ﬁelds. Novi is also home to ITC Community Sports Park, Pavilion Shore Park, Novi Water Tower Park, and R/C Raceway Track, Villa Barr Art Park, Meadowbrook Activity Center for Older Adults, Novi Ice Arena, Novi Dog Park and numerous other parks offering a wide variety of amenities. The Parks Department has programs, classes, camps and sports leagues. Online registration is available or call (248) 347-0400.
Post Ofﬁce: 24875 Novi Rd., Novi 48376, (248) 349-3152, www.tools.usps.com
Public Safety: Police (248) 348-7100, Fire (248) 347-0504.
Both headquarters located at 45125 Ten Mile Road.
Schools: Novi, South Lyon, Walled Lake and Northville School Districts (See School Grid pages.)
Seniors: Meadowbrook Activity Center, Meadowbrook Commons Independent Living. Transport program for those 55+ or disabled (248) 735-5617
2022 Tax Rates in Mills: Novi South Lyon Walled Lake Northville
Homestead: 35.0444 33.0002 30.5971 33.3824 Non-homestead: 51.1552 51.0002 47.3432 51.3824
Utilities: See utility information in “Basics”
Novi 45175 Ten Mile Rd. Novi 48375 (248) 347-0460 www.cityofnovi.org
City of Southﬁeld
Southﬁeld City Ofﬁces
Population: 76,810 26000 Evergreen Rd., Southﬁeld 48076 Income: $58,000 (248) 796-5000 • www.cityofsouthﬁeld.com
Southﬁeld has been known as “The Center of it All” for the Metro Detroit area for some time. From its beautiful preserves to its signature golden skyscrapers, Southﬁeld has always encompassed a range of locations that had something for everyone. Business opportunities, Lawrence Technological University (one of the best universities for technology) and unparalleled city services allows Southﬁeld to offer advantages that other simply can’t. Watch them roll out the red carpet while cutting the red tape - Come to Southﬁeld and see what they have to offer.
Farmington & Farmington Hills
City of Farmington
City of Farmington Hills
23600 Liberty 31555 Eleven Mile Road
Farmington MI 48335 Farmington Hills 48336
(248) 474-5500 • www.ci.farmington.mi.us (248) 871-2400 • www.fhgov.com Population: 11,561 Income: $79,000 Population: 83,970 Income: $85,000
Farmington has a cozy downtown shopping district that is reﬂecting an impressive makeover. The civic center is framed by tree lined residential streets with a wide range of housing options/styles. And its downtown parks offer a place to rest and refresh as you stroll through town. Social activities and numerous festivals bring Farmington alive on many summer weekends, including its Founders Festival, Art on Grand and summer concerts in Riley Park. Great schools compliment a quality of life focused on community. Farmington Hills is consistently ranked as one of the safest cities in the U.S. and is the perfect hometown for active families. It offers exceptional recreational amenities through 600 acres of public parks that include ten miles of cross-country ski trails, a Nature Center, hiking trails, picnic facilities and day camps. The community has public and private golf courses, swimming pools, tennis courts and an ice arena. Cultural arts programs include concerts and classes in art, dance, music and theater. The Farmington Players Theatre is an icon of the area with a state-of-the-art, handicap accessible “Barn.” Farmington Hills is international with companies from around the world reﬂecting a cultural diversity.
Milford & Milford Township
1100 Atlantic Street • Milford 48381 (248) 684-1515 (248) 685-8731
1100 Atlantic Street, Milford 48381
www.villageofmilford.org www.milfordtownship.com Population: 6,407 Income: $88,000 Population: 10,633 Income: $111,000
Milford Village is 2.5 square miles nestled in Milford Township. It is accessible from both I-96 and M-59. The central business district is the commercial focal point for the surrounding area and features charming shops and eclectic dining choices. The Village boasts six parks within its boundaries. Central Park is a favorite with the younger residents because of the playscape, basketball courts, and other activities. Fairgrounds Park, adjacent to the Senior Center, offers a picnic area and shufﬂeboard courts. Hubbell Pond Park is the site of the Village’s YMCA and Library.
Milford Township enjoys the recreational opportunities of Kensington Metropark, with over 4,000 acres of lakes, woods, beaches, and hiking trails, with nearby Proud Lake State Recreation Area and Camp Dearborn making this truly an outdoor paradise. New construction, historic homes and established neighborhoods provide good value on investment. The Huron Valley School District is the primary district.
South Lyon & Lyon Township
South Lyon City Ofﬁces Lyon Township 335 S. Warren 58000 Grand River Ave. South Lyon 48178 New Hudson 48165 (248) 437-1735 • www.southlyonmi.org (248) 437-2240 • www.lyontwp.org Population: 11,827 Income: $74,000 Population: 24,210 Income: $116,000 South Lyon is surrounded by Lyon Township. Along with the Township, South Lyon sports a number of new housing developments and there is an active upgrade/ remodeling movement going on at the same time. South Lyon’s growth is fueled by lifestyle choices, accessibility to the rest of Metro Detroit/Western Michigan and recreational opportunities.
Lyon Township is one of the economic cornerstones of Oakland County. Located along the I-96 corridor the Township’s 32 square miles has some of the best healthcare, technology, industrial and automotive headquarters Although its rapid growth has been fueled by its strategic location, unique workforce mix of highly qualiﬁed workers, researchers and educators and its proximity to major universities, Lyon Township has thoughtfully planned its development to maintain the quality of Life its residents enjoy. Proof is in the quality of the residential and retail development, the excellent school systems serving the community and recreational options.
Highland Township Ofﬁces
205 North John Street, Highland 48357 • (248) 887-3791 • www.highlandtwp.net Population: 19,039 Income: $88,000
Highland Township is on the central portion of Oakland County’s west border. This community offers country life with metropolitan amenities. The Huron Valley is well known for its outdoor recreation, with expansive park systems, state recreation preserves and trail systems offer premier hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding and more. The Huron Valley School District offers programs for every student, from those needing special attention to accelerated and advanced placement courses.
Holly Township and the Village of Holly
The northwest corner of Oakland County is anchored by Holly Township, tagged as Up North in Oakland County. It is an area both rich in natural beauty and incredible recreational opportunities. Multiple lakes, rolling hill country, the Seven Lakes State Park and the Holdridge Lakes Trails are only the starting point. The Village of Holly is the economic hub of the area. Everywhere you turn, everywhere you look, you will ﬁnd a community deﬁned by its history, pursuing present day opportunities while adding to its future quality of life.
• Holly Area Schools offer cutting edge technology in all classrooms, skilled trades programs at the high school and STEM in all its elementary schools.
Area: Village: 3 sq. miles Township: 33.4 sq. miles
Location: Northwest corner of Oakland County and the Village boundaries are totally within the Township.
Government: Township: Board of Trustees, Supervisor, Clerk Village: Council President and Members
Median Home Sale Price: Village: $207,500 Township: $260,000 (Oct. 2022)
• The Holly Dickens Festival and the Renaissance Festival (in partnership with neighboring Groveland Township) bring thousands to the area for an immersion in history, literature, and most of all FUN!
• In the winter, the many area lakes offer splendid ice-ﬁshing while Mount Holly is known far and wide as the premier ski and snowboard destination of Southeast Michigan.
Median Household Income: Village: $52,000 Township: $87,000
Population: Village: 5,991 Township: 6,224
Median Household Income: Township $63,000, Village $51,000
Library: Holly Township, 1116 N. Saginaw St., Holly 48442 • (248) 634-1754, www.hollylibrary.org
Medical Services: See “Health Care” section for facilities in or nearby this community.
Parks and Recreation: Sorenson Park and Nature Center, ballﬁeld and pavilion, beach, events and classes, Karl Richter Community Center, football and cheer - www.hollyparks.org Holly Dickens Festival, Holly Little League, Mt. Holly Ski Resort and Heather Highlands Golf Club, The Village has 5 parks and Seven Lakes State Park; Park features 2 lakes with boat launches, ﬁshing, hiking, swimming, hunting, picnic areas and playground.
Post Ofﬁce Location: 108 W. Maple St., Holly 48442 • (248) 634-8362, www.usps.com
Public Safety: Township is covered by the Michigan State Police Metro North Post and the North Oakland County Fire Authority. The Village has its own police and ﬁre services.
Schools: Holly Area Schools. See school grid on pages.
2022 Tax Rates in Mills: Village Township Homestead: 38.0062 30.3556
Non-Homestead: 56.0062 48.3556
Transportation: Holly Area Transportation offers curb-to-curb service with advanced reservations. (248) 634-9571
Utilities: See information in “Basics”.
102 Civic Drive, Holly 48442 (248) 634-9331 www.hollytownship.org
Karl Richter Community Center 300 East St., Holly 48442 (248) 634-9571 www.hollyvillage.org
Holly Area Chamber of Commerce 300 East St., Holly 48442 (248) 215-7099 www.hollyareachamber.com
• Main Street Holly DDA and the Township are also thoughtful stewards of the community. Supporting growth and business development, but not at the cost of undermining the natural environment that offers so much to all its residents.
• Holly prides itself on being a good neighbor to its surrounding communities and readily partners with them, the County and State to create special opportunities like the Holly Oaks ORV Park which opened in 2020.
• The Holly Community also beneﬁts from an active, forwardthinking Chamber of Commerce that works to create commerce and deﬁne possible future destination locations, like the Midtown, Lakes, North End, and the Dixie Byway Business Corridor.
• The Village of Holly is a Main Street Community known for its quaint, historic, and charming Downtown - hosts classic car cruises during the summer, the Holly Dickens Festival in December, Farmer’s Market on Sundays and eclectic dining/nightlife year-round with a brewery, gastropub, family diners, a coffee shop, old-fashioned donut shop, and the Holly Hotel with the Alley Cat Club.
Without a doubt, Holly Township and the Village of Holly have a lot to offer to both visitor and resident alike. From fabulous shopping in its historic downtown, featuring local and Michigan made products to the diverse housing and life choices the community has to offer. The Holly Area is like living UP NORTH IN OAKLAND COUNTY.
Oxford & Oxford Township
Village of Oxford Oxford Township
22 W. Burdick, P.O. Box 94, Oxford 48371 300 Dunlap Rd., Oxford 48371 (248) 628-2543 (248) 628-9787 www.thevillageofoxford.org www.oxfordtownship.org Population: 3,538 Income: $67,000 Population: 18,995 Income: $101,000 Oxford has been transformed into a community of prestigious developments and attractive industrial parks. The Village is one square mile within the Township and includes a charming Central Business District. M-24 runs straight through Oxford and is the north-south commercial corridor that provides access to I-69 and a link to I-75. Oxford Community Schools and the Lake Orion School District are the community’s educational resources. The Village has recreation programs for all ages, 3 lake parks and the Polly Ann Trail. The Township has numerous parks with full recreational facilities plus the Stoney Lake Township Park. Many world-class entertainment venues sit at Oxford’s doorstep - Meadowbrook Theatre, Meadowbrook Music Festival and DTE Energy Music Theatre draw national talent and productions.
Leonard & Addison Township
Village of Leonard Addison Township
23 E. Elmwood Street 1440 Rochester Rd
Leonard 48367 Leonard 48367 (248) 628-7380 (248) 628-5409 www.villageoﬂeonard.org https://addisontwp.org Population: 378 Income: $60,000 Population: 5,864 Income: $94,000 Horse farms, working farms, country estates, lakefront living – all are available in Addison Township. Far enough off the beaten path to enjoy a rural lifestyle, yet close to shopping, entertainment and commercial activities makes this section of Oakland County a sought after place to live. In the northeast area of the Township is Leonard, a quiet hamlet where everyone knows each other. Both the Township and Village use the Oxford Public Schools, with parts of the Township serviced by the Almont, Lapeer and Romeo Public school systems. A good portion of the 12.2 mile Polly Ann Trail crosses through the township. Addison Oaks County Park provides hiking, biking and other outdoor activities. Horseback riding is a popular and it is not uncommon to see groups of riders along township roads.
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Ortonville 48462 (248) 627-2851 www.brandontownship.us
Population: 14,042 Income: $84,000
Groveland Township 4695 Grange Hall Road Holly 48442 (248) 634-4152 www.grovelandtownship.net
Population: 6,194 Income: $98,000
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Rose Township 9080 Mason Street Holly 48442 (248) 634-7551 www.rosetownship.com Population: 6,291 Income: $82,000 www.facebook.com/MDDailyPlug
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Oakland County School Districts www.michigan.gov/mde For information about alternative, technical, special education, duel enrollment, charter
Avondale School District www.avondaleschools.org (248) 537-6000
Berkley School District www.berkleyschools.org (248) 837-8000
Birmingham Public Schools www.birmingham.k12.mi.us (248) 203-3000
Bloomfield Hills School District www.bloomfield.org (248) 341-5400
Brandon School District www.brandonschooldistrict.org (248) 627-1800
Clarenceville School District www.clarenceville.k12.mi.us (248) 919-0400
Clarkston Community Schools www.clarkston.k12.mi.us (248) 623-5400
Clawson Public Schools www.clawsonschools.org (248) 655-4400
Farmington Public Schools www.farmington.k12.mi.us (248) 489-3349
Auburn Hills, Troy, Rochester Hills, Bloomfield Twp. 3,832 $8,700
Berkley, Huntington Woods & north portion of Oak Park 4,000 $8,700
Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin, parts of Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Twp., Troy, Southfield & West Bloomfield Twp. 7,381 $12,436
Bloomfield Twp., Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield Twp., part of Troy 5,305 $12,517
Ortonville Village & Twps. Of Brandon, Groveland, Hadley & Springfield 2,175 $8,700
Wayne/Oakland: parts of Livonia, Farmington Hills, Redford 1,915 $8,700
Clarkston, Twps. Of Independence, Waterford and Springfield 7,670 $8,700
Clawson and part of Royal Oak 1,317 $8,700
73% 96% 97% 96% 83% 81% 92% 85% 89%
Oakland County School Districts (cont. from page 30) www.michigan.gov/mde
Ferndale Public Schools www.ferndaleschools.org (248) 586-8652
Hazel Park Public Schools www.hazelparkschools.org (248) 658-5200
Holly Area Schools www.hask12.org (248) 328-3100
Huron Valley Schools www.hvs.org (248) 684-8000
Lake Orion Community Schools www.lakeorionschools.org (248) 693-5400
The Lamphere Schools www.lamphereschools.org (248) 589-1990
Madison District Public Schools www.madisondistrict.org (248) 399-7800
Novi Community School District www.novi.k12.mi.us (248) 449-1200
Oak Park Schools www.oakparkschools.org (248) 336-7700
Oxford Community Schools www.oxfordschools.org (248) 969-5000
Pontiac School District www.pontiac.k12.mi.us (248) 451-6800
Rochester Community Schools www.rochester.k12.mi.us (248) 726-3000
Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools www.royaloakschools.org (248) 435-8400
South Lyon Community Schools www.slcs.us (248) 573-8127
Southfield Public Schools www.Southfieldk12.org (248) 746-8500
Troy School District www.troy.k12.mi.us (248) 823-4000
Walled Lake Consolidated School District www.wlcsd.org (248) 956-2000
Waterford School District www.waterford.k12.mi.us (248) 682-7800
West Bloomfield School District www.wbsd.org (248) 865-6420
Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Oak Park & part of Royal Oak Twp. 3,073 $8,700
Hazel Park, part of Ferndale 2,936 $8,700
Village and Twp. of Holly, parts of Groveland, Rose, Springfield & White Lake Twps. 3,117 $8,700
Milford, Milford Twp., Highland, White Lake, Commerce Twp. 8,124 $8,700
Lake Orion, Orion Twp., parts of Addison, Independence, Oakland & Oxford Twps. 6,850 $8,700
Part of Madison Heights 2,229 $10,922
Southern half of Madison Heights 946 $8,700
Novi & part of Northville 6,618 $8,948
Oak Park & parts of Berkley, Southfield 3,642 $8,700
Twps. of Oxford, Addison, Brandon, Dryden, Metamora 5,919 $8,700
Pontiac, Lake Angelus, Sylvan Lake & parts of Bloomfield, Orion, Waterford & West Bloomfield Twps. 3,652 $8,700
70% 44% 88% 94% 95% 85% 72% 95% 67% 90% 56% 96%
Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Twp. Washington, part of Auburn Hills 15,076 $8,700
Royal Oak, parts of Troy, Madison Heights 4,917 $9,231
South Lyon, part of Novi, Wixom, Twps. of Green Oak, Lyon, Milford, Northfield & Salem 8,482 $8,700
Southfield, Lathrup Village 4,995 $11,471
Most of Troy 12,552 $9,430
Walled Lake, Wixom, Wolverine Lake Village, White Lake; parts of Farmington Hills, Novi, Orchard Lake Commerce & West Bloomfield Twp. 12,193 $8,782
Waterford; parts of West Bloomfield, White Lake, Independence Twps. & Lake Angelus 7,273 $8,700
90% 91% 89% 94% 92% 84% 95%
Parts of West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor, small part of Sylvan Lake 5,089 $9,269
Center for Advanced Studies and the Arts (CASA)- afternoon classes for high school students in Berkley, Clawson, Ferndale, Lamphere, Madison Heights, Oak Park, and Pontiac. www.casa-online.org (248) 586-8860
International Academy - International Baccalaureate Public High School, Grades 9-12 www.iatoday.org
OKMA Campus - Open to students in Avondale, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomﬁeld, Clawson, Lake Orion, Rochester, Royal Oak, Waterford and West Bloomﬁeld School Districts. Located at 1020 E. Square Lake Rd. in Bloomﬁeld Hills. (248) 341-5900
IA-East - Open to Troy and Out of County Schools of Choice Students. Located at 1291 Torpey Dr. in Troy. (248) 823-8300
IA-West - Open to Huron Valley, South Lyon and Out of County Schools of Choice Students. Located on the campus Lakeland High School in White Lake. (248) 676-2735
Oakland Schools Technical Campus (OSTC) - Serves all school districts in the County at four locations - Pontiac, Clarkston, Royal Oak and Wixom. Www.ostconline.com (248) 209-2000
* Graduation rates based on traditional high school four year graduation rates averaged by the number of high schools in district.
With a strong reputation for academic excellence, Royal Oak Schools is committed to the success of all students. Royal Oak is a K-12 school district that offers community education, preschool programs, and adult ESL classes at the community education center.
What We Offer
• A comprehensive curriculum
• Social and emotional support for all students
• Career and technical education opportunities
• Award-winning clubs, athletics and activities
• Regular professional development for staff on topics such as curriculum trends, diversity & inclusion, safety training and more
• Advanced placement courses
• International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, and Diploma Programme
• Community and alternative education options
• Active and supportive parent groups at all levels
• Partnerships with numerous community organizations
Royal Oak - Life Now Playing
While the last few years brought unprecedent 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.
Named one of Livability’s Top 100 Cities to Live, Royal Oak boasts an award-winning school district with six public elementary schools, a public middle school and a public high school that serves 5,000 students. And sprinkled with close to 50 beautiful parks, there is always a place to stop and take life in for the young or young at heart.
As we enter 2023, over $200 million in new construction projects are underway or nearing completion. Baker College’s $28 million campus in downtown Royal Oak will serve about 1,500 students and 50 staff when it opens in January. It joins OCC’s new $70 million state-of-the-art culinary institute, which has just broken ground, along with brokerage ﬁrms Colliers International, Agree Realty, and design and planning ﬁrm HED, all of whom have relocated their headquarters to Royal Oak during the past year.
This is our Royal Oak. Welcome back if it has been a while, and a gracious and grateful thank you to all of you who have supported our friends, businesses and neighbors throughout these challenging times.
Todd Fenton, Economic Development (248) 246-3208 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Davids, Community Engagement (248) 246-3201 or email@example.com
ADDENDUM - Royal Oak
Area: 11.8 sq. miles.
Government: Council/Manager Location: Centrally located along the Woodward Corridor with easy access toI-696 and I-75.
Median Home Sale Price: $310,000 (Oct. 2022)
Median Household Income: $83,000 Population: 58,162
Library: Royal Oak Public Library, 222 E. Eleven Mile, Royal Oak 48067 www.ropl.org • (248) 246-3700
Medical Services: See “Health Care” section for facilities in or nearby this community.
Parks and Recreation: The Recreation Department provides year round athletic leagues and activities for all ages. Community centers, facility rentals, John LIndell Ice Arena, numerous special events, fairs, music concerts, Royal Oak Farmer’s Market, one 9-hole municipal golf course and two disc golf courses, and numerous parks throughout the city offer wide variety of amenities.
Post Ofﬁce Branches: 200 W. 2nd Street, Royal Oak 48068, (248) 546-7112 • www.usps.com
Public Safety: Emergency: 9-1-1 Fire (248) 246-3800, Police (248) 246-3500
Schools: Berkley, Clawson, and Royal Oak school districts. See School Grid pages.
Seniors: Senior Times Newsletter online. Two communityCenters offer enrichment programs, activities, hot meals, transportation, support groups. Royal Oak Senior Essential Services (ROSES) provides a variety of home services.
2022 Tax Rates in Mills HomesteadNon-homestead Clawson: 42.5115 60.6915 Royal Oak: 38.2827 55.8475 Berkley: 39.4712 57.6512
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: See utilities information in “Basics”
Royal Oak 203 S. Troy St., Royal Oak 48067 (248) 246-3000 www.romi.gov
• 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
• 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.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce 200 S. Washington Royal Oak 48067 (248) 547-4000 www.royaloakchamber.com
Village of Franklin
City of Berkley
3338 Coolidge Highway, Berkley 48072
Population: 15,119 (248) 658-3300 • www.berkleymich.org Income: $93,000
Berkley is a small city that beneﬁts from its close proximity to larger communities. Civic organizations, merchants, and the City ensure the city’s heritage is preserved with Berkley Days, a celebration of community spirit; the Berkley Cruisefest (part of the Woodward Dream Cruise); and the Berkley Christmas Parade and tree lighting. It is known for its high level of city services. Like other mature cities, its residential areas are primarily composed of well-maintained single family homes. The Downtown is centered on the Twelve Mile Road and Coolidge Highway intersection with Woodward Avenue providing more shopping. Berkley School District and Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools serve the community.
Bingham Farms Village Ofﬁce 24255 West Thirteen Mile Road, Suite 190
Population: 1,175 Bingham Farms 48025 Income: $169,000 (248) 644-0044 • www.binghamfarms.org
Bingham Farms is not much more than a square mile in size. The village has virtually no retail, yet it is home to signiﬁcant commercial/ofﬁce developments on its Telegraph Road boundary. Bingham Farms has maintained its rural charm with most of the Village made up of scenic wooded lots with exceptional homes. Franklin is nearby where residents can take advantage of its charming shopping district. A few miles to the northeast is Birmingham with its upscale downtown with world-class shopping, dining and entertainment. Birmingham Public Schools serves Bingham Farms with a number of nationally renowned private schools nearby.
City of Bloomﬁeld Hills
45 E. Long Lake Road, Bloomﬁeld Hills 48304
Population: 4,489 (248) 644-1520 • www.bloomﬁeldhillsmi.net Income: $178,000
Because of its small size and limited population Bloomﬁeld Hills features beautiful residential settings and an exclusive quality of life. It is a community of distinctive homes and architecture. Many of its one-of-a-kind residences are on estates graciously secluded behind ivied walls and lush landscaping. Terraced gardens, ponds, tennis courts and swimming pools are standard features. Private schools, religious institutions and private clubs occupy approximately 15% of Bloomﬁeld Hills acreage. The contribution these clubs and institutions make to the Bloomﬁeld Hills lifestyle cannot be duplicated or replaced.
32325 Franklin Road, Franklin 48025
Population: 3,170 (248) 626-9666 • www.franklin.mi.us Income: $159,000
Franklin possesses an enduring charm. A handful of delightful clapboard buildings serve as a central shopping district, giving it the feel of a small New England town. Nearby is the historic Franklin Cider Mill. The residential proﬁle is one of single-family homes on larger lots. Quaint Victorian era cottages and sleek contemporary homes co-exist side by side in harmony with the natural surroundings. Residents have easy access to all the amenities of the Metro Detroit area. Franklin children attend Birmingham Public Schools or they attend one of the nearby top-tiered private schools.
300 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale 48220 Population: 19,312 (248) 546-2525 • www.ferndalemi.gov Income: $77,000
Located at the base of the Woodward Corridor on the southern border of Oakland County. Residents and visitors choose Ferndale because of its small-town neighborhoods and vibrant downtown area of unique shops, a plethora of restaurants and bars and an innovative arts scene. Award winning schools and services, parks and greenscapes make Ferndale a true community that deserves more than just a visit.
Pleasant Ridge City Ofﬁce 23925 Woodward Ave., Pleasant Ridge 48069 Population: 2,649 (248) 541-2900 • www.cityofpleasantridge.org Income: $122,000
Pleasant Ridge is just north of Ferndale along Woodward Avenue. Within its half square mile borders are picturesque parks and busy community center, which hosts numerous programs, includes a pool and state of the art wellness center. Pleasant Ridge’s housing is upscale with historic homes on quiet neighborhoods streets. The city takes advantage of the shopping, dining and entertainment of the “other” Woodward Corridor communities. Nearby I-696 provides access to the rest of Metro Detroit.
City of Huntington Woods 26815 Scotia Road, Huntington Woods 48070 Population: 6,413 (248) 541-4300 • www.hwmi.org Income: $150,000
Huntington Woods is a mature, suburban community and a highly desirable place to live. Tranquil neighborhoods with traditional in appearance homes, well-maintained lawns with mature plantings and distinctive road patterns give Huntington Woods its unique ﬂavor. Huntington Woods also has a diverse population with a high percentage of residents involved in the cultural arts. Its population regularly ranks in the top ten of most educated in the entire state. The City operates a full service library, art gallery and cultural center. It is served by the Berkley School District.
Beverly Hills has something for everyone!
• “#5 Best places to live in Michigan”– Niche 2022
• “Beverly Hills was ranked the 2nd safest community in Michigan” – Safewise 2019
• Quiet, pleasant neighborhoods in this 4.25 square mile community
• Enjoy outdoor recreation and community activities at 34 acre Beverly Park, Riverside Park, Beverly Green and 2 nature preserves
• Part of the Birmingham Public School system which consistently ranks one of the best in the nation and home to Detroit Country Day School
• Minutes from the shops and restaurants of Birmingham and Royal Oak
• Conveniently located with access to four major freeways connecting you to the rest of Metro Detroit
For more information, please visit us in person or online www.villagebeverlyhills.com
ADDENDUM - Beverly Hills
Area: 4 sq. miles
Government: Home Rule - Council/Manager
Location: 5 miles Northwest of Detroit, between Woodward Ave and Telegraph Rd. Economic Base: Residential with retail/ofﬁce space along 13 Mile and Southﬁeld Roads.
Median Home Sale Price: $460,000 (October 2022)
Median Household Income: $129,000
Oakland County’s Best KeptSecret!
Library: Baldwin Public Library, 300 Merrill, Birmingham 48009 (248) 647-1700 www.baldwinlib.org
Medical Services: See “Health Care” section for facilities in or nearby this community.
Post Ofﬁce Locations: (800) 275-8777, www.usps.com
• 1221 Bowers, Birmingham
• 22200 W. Eleven Mile, Southﬁeld
• 28211 Southﬁeld Rd., Lathrup Village
Parks and Recreation: Beverly Park offers a wide variety of amenities including sled hill, skating rink, sand volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts, baseball ﬁelds, disc golf and hiking trails. Riverside Park has ﬁshing and picnic areas, two nature preserves and programs thru schools.
Public Safety: Emergencies Dial 911, Police - Fire - EMS (248) 540-3400
Schools: Birmingham Public Schools. (See School grid pages)
Seniors: Birmingham NEXT Senior Center (248) 203-5270 www.birminghamnext.org. Mini-van transportation available for those 55+ or physically handicapped.
2022 Tax Rates in Mills: Homestead: 39.5000 Non-homestead: 52.4861
Transportation: Fixed route bus service on major roads and “curb to curb” pick up available with advanced reservations (866) 962-5515, www.smartbus.org
Utilities: See utility information in “Basics”
VILLAGE OFFICE: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Village of Beverly Hills Birmingham Chamber of Commerce 18500 W. Thirteen Mile Rd. 725 S. Adams, Ste. 130 Beverly Hills, 48025 Birmingham 48009 (248) 646-6404 (248) 644-1700 www.villagebeverlyhills.com www.bbcc.com
Birmingham is a vibrant community with a historic downtown dating back to the 1830’s. The city is among the “Top 20 Most Walkable Communities” with a unique and prosperous downtown boasting a diverse assortment of shops, restaurants, salons, spas, art galleries, antique dealers and clothiers.
Birmingham has charming tree-lined neighborhoods and maintains the feel of a small town, while experiencing the benefits of an affluent urban area. The city is home to two top-rated nine-hole golf courses, a picturesque trail system, a dog park, a newly renovated indoor ice arena and beautiful award-winning parks. Movie theatres and a centrally located park complete the city center. Housing is primarily single-family homes of exceptional value with condos, townhomes and lofts throughout the downtown and rail district areas.
Education is highly valued. The schools, both public and private, offer a tradition of academic excellence that consistently rank them as some of the finest schools in the country. Sports and extra-curricular activities are also an important part of Birmingham’s successful education system.
With so much to offer, Birmingham welcomes you not only as a place to live, but a place to work, shop and dine.
ADDENDUM - Birmingham
Area: 4.8 Sq. Miles
Economic Base: Residential with significant concentration of retail, restaurants and professional offices.
Government: City Manager, Mayor - Commission
Location: Situated on the Woodward Corridor between 14 Mile Rd. and Big Beaver, approximately 7 miles north of the Detroit border.
Median Home Sale Price: - $560,000 (Oct. 2022)
Median Household Income: - $127,000 Population: 21,878
Libraries: Baldwin Public Library, 300 Merrill, Birmingham 48009, (248) 647-1700, www.baldwinlib.org
Medical Services: See “Health Care” section for facilities in or nearby this community.
Parks and Recreation: Numerous community parks with wide variety of amenities, including tennis courts, play structures and nature trails. Two 9-hole golf courses, ice rink, dog park, senior center, outdoor fairs and music concerts. Birmingham Community Education offers programs and camps for all ages.
Post Ofﬁce: 1221 Bowers, Birmingham 48012 (800) ask-usps, www.usps.com
Public Safety: Full Time Police (248) 530-1870 and Fire (248) 530-1900 departments. Emergency 911.
Schools: Birmingham Public Schools. (See School Grid pages) 2022 Tax Rates in Mills Homestead Non-Homestead Birmingham Public Schools 38.5810 51.5668
Transportation: Bus service on Woodward Ave. and Maple Rd. Curbservice with advance registration. Call (866) 926-5515. www.smartbus.org Senior transport call (248) 203-5270.
City of Birmingham 151 Martin St., P.O. Box 3001 Birmingham 48012 (248) 530-1800 • www.bhamgov.org
Utilities: See utility information in “Basics”. For
Birmingham Bloomﬁeld Chamber of Commerce 725 S. Adams Rd., Suite 130 Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-1700 • www.bbcc.com
Bloomfield Township is one of the most desirable communities in the State of Michigan for your home or business.
Known for its natural beauty, it features scenic lakes and streams, rolling hills and winding roads. Located in proximity to the regions major expressways and thoroughfares, 95% of the community is residential with houses ranging from small and affordable to grand estates. Many of the region’s top executives live in the Township because of the amenities, public services and quality of life.
Education is a priority for Township residents. Bloomfield Hills Schools and Birmingham Public Schools are the main systems serving the community. Avondale and Pontiac schools cover small areas within the Township. A number of private schools with national reputations for excellence also reside within the Township’s borders.
Bloomfield Township is also host to many of the world’s religions with places of worship such as Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church, Temple Beth El and the Muslim Unity Center. Notable and unique landmarks in the Township include Oakland Hills Country Club and the Franklin Cider Mill.
Businesses in Bloomfield Township range from international headquarters to specialty boutique and Mom and Pop shops. Most are located along Telegraph, Maple and Square Lake Roads and Woodward Avenue. The Township holds a AAA bond rating from Standard and Poor’s which allow it to deliver a full range of quality public services.
If you are looking for a welcoming community for family or business –Bloomfield Township is where you want to be!
Area: 26.1 Sq. Miles
Economic Base: 95% residential, some retail, small and large businesses along major roads.
Government: Charter Township; Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, Trustees
Location: Inkster to Adams Rd., 14 Mile to Square Lake Rd. with easy access to Woodward, Telegraph, I-75 and I-696
Median Home Sale Price: $490,000 (Oct. 2022)
Median Household Income: $133,000
Library: Bloomfield Township, 1099 Lone Pine, (248) 642-5800, www.btpl.org
Medical Services: See “Health Care” section for facilities in or nearby this community.
Parks and Recreation: Extensive safety path/hiking trail system, numerous programs through the Birmingham and Bloomfield Schools and Oakland CountyParks (See “Sports & Recreation” section).
Post Ofﬁce: 2050 South, Bloomfield Hills; 2211 S. Telegraph, Bloomfield Hills; 1221 Bowers, Birmingham; www.usps.com; 800-ASK-USPS
Public Safety: Fire: (248) 433-7745, Police: (248) 433-7755
Schools: Avondale, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, and Pontiac (See School Grid pages.)
Bloomfield Township has safety paths that connect schools, shopping areas and points of interest for walkers, joggers and bikers. Log on to the Township website www.bloomﬁeldtwp.org for a map of the existing and proposed safety paths.
Seniors: BTSS Senior Center, 4315 Andover Rd., (248) 723-3500, (closed Sundays) Transportation: (248) 723-3500
2022 Tax Rates in Mills Homestead Non-Homestead
37.3191 54.5275 Birmingham 37.2417 50.2275 Bloomfield 37.3191 49.8751 Pontiac 31.2255 49.2255
Transportation: SMART bus fixed routes and connector. Curb-to-curb advanced reservation service: (866) 962-5515, www.smartbus.org. Bloomfield Township senior services transport (248) 723-3500.
Utilities: See utility information in “Basics”.
TOWNSHIP OFFICES: 4200 Telegraph Rd. Bloomfield Hills, 48302 (248) 433-7700 www.bloomfieldtwp.org
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce 725 S. Adams, Ste. 130 Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-1700 www.bbcc.com
West Bloomﬁeld Township
West Bloomﬁeld Township Hall 4550 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomﬁeld 48325 Population: 66,288 (248) 451-4800 • www.wbtownship.org Income: $106,000
Unique settings make West Bloomﬁeld a special place to live. Housing styles reﬂect a diversity of values and desired amenities. It has more lakes and ponds than any other township in the United States except for one in Minnesota. There are six private and one public golf course. The Township maintains 516 acres of parkland in addition to the 99-acre civic center campus. The jewels of the system are the West Bloomﬁeld Woods Nature Preserve and the West Bloomﬁeld Trail Network. West Bloomﬁeld is also home to a large Jewish Community Center which provides another set of recreational, educational and cultural programs. Shopping is located along Orchard Lake and Haggerty Roads. West Bloomﬁeld Schools is the primary school district serving the Township.
Village of Wolverine Lake & Commerce Township
Village of Wolverine Lake Charter Township of Commerce 425 Glengary Road 2009 Township Drive, West Wolverine Lake 48390 Commerce Township 48390 (248) 624-1710 (248) 624-0110 or (248) 360-1050 www.wolverinelake.com www.commercetwp.com Population: 4,487 Income: $86,000 Population: 39,030 Income: $100,000
Wolverine Lake is a residential community built around a 265-acre all-sports lake. Most of the community is single family residential with very little in the way of a commercial activity. Some of the subdivision parks have swimming beaches and boat launch facilities for residents. There is also a boat launch at the DNR Public Access site. A four-mile non-motorized recreational pathway links residents to Clara Miller Park in the Village, the Richardson Center in Commerce Township and Gilbert Willis Park in Wixom Commerce Township was a summer playground for Detroit residents who built summer cottages here. These cottages were turned into year-round homes, which gave way to spectacular new homes in this watershed wonderland. The extension of M-5 provides residents with access to the rest of the Metro area freeway system and has brought a lot of new development with it. The Township’s civic campus includes 120 acres of park-like open space with tons of new homes. Proud Lake State Recreation Area occupies a big parcel of the Township and nine industrial parks help support its tax base.
OTHERS TO CONSIDER in the Lakes Area
Pontiac 47450 Woodward, Pontiac 48342 (248) 758-3000 www.pontiac.mi.us Population: 62,605 Income: $35,000
Sylvan Lake 1820 Inverness, Sylvan Lake 48320 (248) 682-1440 www.sylvanlake.org Population: 1,695 Income: $92,500
White Lake Township
White Lake Township Ofﬁce 7525 Highland Road, White Lake 48383 Population: 31,168 (248) 698-3300 • www.whitelaketwp.com Income: $82,000
White Lake Township enjoys the beneﬁt of some of the best winter and summer recreation in southeast Michigan. Residents can take full advantage of the Highland and Pontiac State Recreation Areas. Indian Springs Metropark covers part of the Township. Hills, lakes, farms and forest comprise White Lake’s character, where large parcels of land are preserved as parkland. White Lake is also home to Alpine ValleySoutheast Michigan’s Mountain of Fun for the whole family! At the same time, the T ownship beneﬁts from the commercial corridor along M-59. With a blend of new home developments and established neighborhoods White Lake Township appeals to everyone.
City of Walled Lake 1499 E. West Maple Road, Walled Lake 48390 Population: 7,274 (248) 624-4847 • www.walledlake.us Income: $54,000
Less than three square miles, Walled Lake is home to more than 27 restaurants and two large shopping plazas. Walled Lake has evolved from a summer enclave to a year round community. Upscale lakefront homes, renovated older homes, condominiums, apartments and mobile homes create an eclectic environment. City parks and recreational opportunities play an important role in the community’s quality of life. Riley Park includes a state of-the-art play structure, a gazebo and is home to the historic Foster Farmhouse. The City’s largest park is the 15 acre Hiram Sims Park. Walled Lake Consolidated Schools serve this community.
Orchard Lake Village & Keego Harbor
City of Orchard Lake Village
City of Keego Harbor
3955 Orchard Lake Road 2025 Beechmont, PO Box 665
Orchard Lake 48323
Keego Harbor 48320 (248) 682-2400 (248) 682-1930 www.cityoforchardlake.com www.keegoharbor.org Population: 2,246 Income: $209,000 Population: 2,762 Income: $61,000
Orchard Lake Village is a residential community located in the shadows of West Bloomﬁeld and Bloomﬁeld Townships. It is one of the area’s most upscale communities with multimillion-dollar homes nestled in wooded areas or along the shores of Orchard Lake, Upper Straits Lake and Cass Lake. Orchard Lake Country Club, a beautiful course and well-known landmark, is located on the west side of Orchard Lake. Children go to Bloomﬁeld Hills, West Bloomﬁeld and Walled Lake Consolidated schools.
Keego Harbor is just up the road from Orchard Lake Village. The Children of Keego Harbor attend West Bloomﬁeld Schools and use the West Bloomﬁeld Library. While both communities have their own police departments, they contract with West Bloomﬁeld for ﬁre protection.
City Of Wixom
5200 Civic Center Drive, Waterford 48329 Population: 70,371 (248) 674-3111 • www.waterfordmi.gov Income: $63,000
49045 Pontiac Trail, Wixom 48393
Population: 16,946 (248) 624-4557 • www.wixomgov.org Income: $59,000
Wixom is home to the Michigan Air Line which is a key segment of the Great Lake to Lake Trail – Route 1, a cross state recreational trail connecting Port Huron to South Haven. This trail and the unique restaurants and brewery make Wixom a place to visit and is transforming a community once known for manufacturing into a high-tech, research and development mecca. Located along the I-96 corridor, Wixom is a well-planned community boasting some of the best public and private schools in all of Oakland County. It is a place of opportunity, a place to live and enjoy life.
Waterford Township is known as the “Lakeland Paradise.” The lakes, all 3,080 acres of them, and auto industry brought rapid population growth to this area. Most of Waterford is single family residential with some apartments and condominiums. The Township is also working on beautiﬁcation, preservation of historic areas and improving public facilities. Waterford Community, Clarkston Community and Pontiac Public schools serve this community, which is also home to the Oakland County International Airport. Most of the recreation revolves around Cass and Elizabeth Lakes. Both have private and public beaches and boating facilities. Oakland County maintains the nearby Waterford Oaks County Park, a 153-acre park that includes a BMX bike track, court game complex, walking paths, nature trails and “The Wave”, a 475,000-gallon wave action swimming pool.
Clarkston & Independence Township
City of the Village of Clarkston Charter Township of Independence 375 Depot, Clarkston 48346 6483 Waldon Center Dr,. Clarkston 48346 (248) 625-1559 • villageofclarkston.org (248) 625-5111 • www.indtwp.com
Population: 1,070 Income: $72,000 Population: 37,285 Income: $94,000 Clarkston is primarily made up of single-family residences. Some are very old while others are recent construction. The city’s small size allows you to walk to the store, to church or to one of the restaurants on Main Street. Residents have a sense of pride about their community and newcomers are welcomed by all. Christmas is a particularly fun time in the downtown shopping district and the surrounding homes take full advantage by decorating to the max!
Attractive natural features along with strategic location have attracted a stream of new residents and businesses to Independence Township. A mix of country estates and walkable subdivisions provide a unique living experience. For leisure residents can ski the Pine Knob Ski Resort, catch a show at DTE Energy Music Theatre, golf at world class courses or enjoy thousands of acres of nearby parkland. Clarkston Community, Lake Orion and Waterford Public Schools serve Clarkston and Independence Township residents.
Charter Township of Springﬁeld
12000 Davisburg Road, Davisburg 48350 Population: 14,911 (248) 846-6500 • www.springﬁeld-twp.us Income: $91,000 Springﬁeld Township promotes the natural resources of the community throughpolicies of conservation and preservation. Springﬁeld Township has open acreage to support horse farms and garden farms. With development creeping out of nearby communities shopping, entertainment and restaurants are at Springﬁeld’s doorstep. Residents are just minutes away from their jobs in the high-tech I-75 corridor. Springﬁeld Oaks County Park, Indian Springs Metropark and six Township parks and swimming beech satisfy the recreational needs of residents.
Lake Orion & Orion Township
Village of Lake Orion Orion Township 21 E. Church St., Lake Orion 48362 2323 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion 48360 (248) 693-8391 www.lakeorion.org (248) 391-0304 www.oriontownship.org
Population: 2,905 Income: $96,000 Population: 35,541 Income: $100,000
The Village early years was as a summer resort with cottages clustered around the lake. After WW II these small summer dwellings were converted to year-round homes. The modest homes have now given way to signiﬁcantly larger homes with modern amenities upscale homeowners desire. The Village has 5 parks with swimming beaches on the lake. Its downtown shopping area has a pleasing choice of restaurants, boutiques and specialty shops The Paint Creek and Polly Ann Trails run through the community. Children attend the Lake Orion Community
Orion Township is growing! With new affordable and higher end homes, commercial and industrial investment and large box retailers Orion Township offers a dynamic community for everyone to consider. Orion Township boasts more than 4,200 acres of parks and open spaces with many receiving major upgrades and improvements. There are numerous camping and recreational opportunities, over 42 lakes and miles of safety paths and trailways. It is also home to the famous Indianwood Country Club. Orion Township is also a leader in economic development in Oakland County with low property taxes and a business friendly environment.
Downtown Auburn Hills
Downtown Auburn Hills is a forwardthinking recreational and social district. From its beginnings as a manufacturing hub, powered by mills along the Clinton River, the character of downtown Auburn Hills has evolved with the times. It is now a diverse location for individuals and families providing a full spectrum of amenities and retail options. People are discovering Auburn Hills’ burgeoning Downtown District (DDA) as a convenient and comfortable place to live and work The downtown and surrounding neighborhoods are clean, safe and walkable – with convenient access to an enjoyable blend of nature, restaurants and shopping in the district.
With recent efforts to integrate outdoor spaces into downtown, Auburn Hills provides intimate access to compelling natural assets such as Riverside Park, The Clinton River, and the Clinton River Trail, which is perfect for families, outdoor enthusiasts, business professionals and telecommuters. When paired with additional planned developments, a natural and progressive community is on the rise.
Situated on the outer rim of the sprawling Detroit metroplex – Auburn Hills is surrounded by other communities, many of whom are also in the midst of transition. As part of the formerly booming “rust belt” corridor, cities like Auburn Hills are poised for signiﬁcant resurgence and revitalization based on their small-town appeal and attractive mix of quality- of-life amenities. Downtown Auburn Hills focuses on creating spaces for the local business owner to succeed and thrive. Auburn Hills is your safer, polished, more modern, and forwardlooking alternative with an emphasis on an active lifestyle in the outdoors just steps from downtown.
The City of Auburn Hills serves as Michigan’s global business address, with 40 international corporations from 32 countries, including many world and North American headquarters. Residents and businesses in downtown Auburn Hills enjoy a welcoming city complex with a library and community center. Additionally, the city has four colleges and universities, and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers, providing a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers and visitors. To learn more, visit auburnhills.org and follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
ADDENDUM - Auburn Hills
Area: 16.7 sq. miles
Location: Northern suburb of Detroit, I-75 runs the length of the city with easy access to M-24 and M-59
Median Home Sale Price: $235,000 (October 2022)
Median Household Income: $69,000
Library: Auburn Hills Public Library, 3400 E. Seyburn Dr., Auburn Hills 48326, (248) 370-9466, www.ahplibrary.org
Medical Services: See “Health Care” section for facilities in or nearby this community.
Post Ofﬁce Branches: (800) 275-8777, www.usps.com Auburn Hills Post Ofﬁce - 2960 Auburn Rd, Auburn Hills 48326, (248) 852-2048
Great Lakes Crossing Post Ofﬁce - 3906 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills 48326, (248) 454-2402
Parks and Recreation: Skate Park, Clinton River Trail, Community Center, Hawk Woods Park and Campground. Riverside Park offers a river path, canoe launch, picnic shelter, splash pad, and the Knight Amphitheater. Neighborhood parks include play
structures, basketball and volleyball courts, ﬁshing pond, disc golf course, tennis courts, baseball diamond, softball ﬁeld. Fieldstone Golf Club. The city also holds numerous special events throughout the year in our downtown.
Public Safety: Fire: (248) 370-9461, Police: (248) 364-6850 Schools: Pontiac, Avondale and Rochester Community Schools (See School grid pages)
Seniors: Transportation for residents 60+ or permanently disable of any age. Call (248) 370-9353. Senior services are available at the Community Center, 3350 E. Seyburn Dr., (248) 370-9353.
2022 Tax Rates in Mills: Avondale Pontiac Rochester Homestead: 37.5828 32.2808 32.7058 Non-homestead: 55.5828 50.2808 50.7058
Transportation: Fixed route bus service and connector reservation servicethrough www.smartbus.org, (866) 962-5515
Utilities: See utility information in “Basics”
CITY OFFICE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Auburn Hills Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce 1827 N. Squirrel Rd. 3395A Auburn Road Auburn Hills 48326 Auburn Hills 48321 (248) 370-9400 (248) 853-7862 www.auburnhills.org www.auburnhillschamber.com
Consisting of 484 square miles, Macomb County is north of Detroit with 32 miles of coastline along Lake St. Clair and 81 miles of the Clinton River. It has a wide array of amenities, remarkable recreation and a pro-growth business environment. Macomb is also home to three of the ten largest communities in Michigan – Warren, Sterling Heights and Clinton Township. And, it is the home of the minor league United States Professional Baseball League at Jimmy Johns Stadium in Utica. Macomb County equals quality of Life!
Macomb County Ofﬁces One S. Main, Mount Clemens 48043 General Info: (586) 469-5100 www.macombgov.org
Resources For Residents
County Clerk/Register of Deeds… (586) 469-5120
County Executive ……………….… (586) 469-7001 Election Department. .(586) 469-5209 Health and Community Services… (586) 469-7190 Head Start ……………….…………(586) 469-5215
Finance……………… (586) 469-5250
Michigan State University Ext.….. (586) 469-6440 Planning & Economic Development…………………...….(586) 469-5285
Senior Services……………….…….(586) 469-5228
Sheriff’s Ofﬁce………….…………..(586) 469-5151
Treasurer’s Ofﬁce…………………..(586) 469-5190
Veteran’s Services……………….…(586) 469-5315
Parks and Trails………………….....(586) 469-7001
Population 885,405 (SEMCOG
New Baltimore Sterling Heights Washington Township
Armada Twp. & Village of Armada Bruce Township Centerline Chesterﬁeld Twp. Clinton Twp. Eastpointe Fraser Harrison Twp. Lenox Township Village of New Haven
Mt. Clemens Macomb Township Ray Twp. Richmond & Richmond Twp. Roseville Shelby Township St. Clair Shores Utica Village of Romeo Warren
16th Judicial Circuit Court
40 N. Main St., Mt. Clemens 48043 (586) 469-7171 • Jury (586) 469-5158 circuitcourt.macombgov.org with exception.
Macomb County Probate Court 40 N Main Street, Mt. Clemens 48043 www.probatecourt.macombgov.org Wills and Estates (586) 469-5290 Mental Health Division (586) 469-5320
District Court Information
42nd District Court - New Baltimore 42newbaltimore.macombgov.org 42nd District Court - Romeo 42romeo.macombgov.org Go to these websites to look up local courts, which handle trafﬁc, civil and criminal matters.
Macomb County Animal Control
21417 Dunham Rd., Clinton Twp. 48036 (586) 469-5115 animalcontrol.macombgov.org
Dog Licensing, Lost and Found, Rescue, Adoption
141 N. River Rd., Mt. Clemens (586)493-7600 www.mountclemensfarmersmarket.com
Open May thru November, Saturdays 7:00am - 1:00pm
One S. Main, Mount Clemens 48043 (586) 469-5285 https://green.macombgov.org
City of New Baltimore
New Baltimore is located on the north shore of Anchor Bay on Lake St. Clair, bringing a whole new perspective on lakeside living. As a community who understands the true value of year-round vacation New Baltimore is a city that is unique in location and understands the value of leisure.
• Easy access to the Metro Detroit highway system, this jewel of a town is just 30 minutes from downtown Detroit.
• Scenic Walter and Mary Burke Waterfront Park with public beach; convenient to downtown shopping and dining district. Additional parks with ﬁshing, ball diamonds, soccer ﬁelds, sledding hill, play structures, skateboard park, and hiking paths.
• Camps, classes and programs for all ages offered through the Recreation Department.
• Numerous town festivals and special events sponsored by the City of New Baltimore
• Diversiﬁed housing options from quaint cottages to dazzling lakefront homes. Options include both single and multi-family.
• Has balanced signiﬁcant development with quality-of-life concerns to maintain its small town charm. – it is a special place to live and raise your family!
Area: 4.6 Sq. Miles
Location: Northeast of Detroit on the boundary of Macomb and St. ClairCounties on the shore of Lake St. Clair.
Median Home Sale Price: $300,500 (October 2022)
Median Household Income: $84,000
Population: 12,167 (2021 Census)
Library: Mac Donald Public Library, 36480 Main Street (586) 725-0273 • www.macdonaldlibrary.org
Medical Services: See “Health Care” section for facilities in or nearby this community.
Parks and Recreation: Maynard Aurand Memorial Park has a variety of amenities including sledding hill, skate park, baseball diamonds, basketball courts and soccer ﬁeld. The Walter and Mary Burke Waterfront Park can be used for swimming, ﬁshing, picnicking and has volleyball courts. The Parks and Recreation program guide is online and has activities for all ages including day trips for seniors.
Post Ofﬁce: 35339 23 Mile Rd., New Baltimore 48047 (800) ASK-USPS • (586) 725-6575
Protection: Full Service Police (586) 725-2181 and Fire (586) 725-0990
Schools: Anchor Bay Schools - www.anchorbay.misd.net (See School Grid pages)
Tax Rate in Mills (2022): Homestead: 41.2327 Non-Homestead: 59.2327
Transportation: Fixed route bus service along Gratiot Avenue, curb-to-curb advance reservation service available on the SMART Connector. (866) 962-5515, www.smartbus.org
Community Shuttle service is offered through the Richmond Lenox EMS (586) 749-7713
Utilities: See utility information in “Basics”
New Baltimore City Ofﬁces Anchor Bay Chamber
36535 Green Street 51180 Bedford Street New Baltimore, 48047 New Baltimore 48047 (586) 725-2151 (586) 725-5148 www.cityofnewbaltimore.org www.anchorbaychamber.com
In a state blessed with an abundance of water, the 34 mile shoreline of Macomb County stands out as a very special place. It represents a gateway to the entire Great Lakes water system and residents in these communities can park their craft right in thier own front yard.
Chesterﬁeld Township Ofﬁces
47275 Sugarbush Road, Chesterﬁeld 48047 Population: 46,136 (586) 949-0400 Income: $77,000 www.chesterﬁeldtwp.org
City of Warren
One City Square, Warren 48093 (586) 574-4500
Population: 139,623 www.cityofwarren.org Income: $52,000
Chesterﬁeld Township is one of the gateway communities that provide residents of Metro Detroit access to the Great Lakes. Encompassing approximately 28 square miles Chesterﬁeld Township was established in 1842 and became a Charter Township in 1989. Three school districts serve Chesterﬁeld Township - Anchor Bay, L’Anse Creuse and New Haven. The quality of Township services is also impressive, with expansive parks and youth and senior centers. Residents also beneﬁt from a diversiﬁed commercial base. Clinton Township continues to be one of the County’s fastest growing communities as newcomers seek out its many new single and multi-family neighborhoods and recreational opportunities.
38151 L’Anse Creuse Road, Harrison Township 48045 Population: 24,046 (586) 466-1400 • www.harrison-township.org Income: $67,000
Harrison Township is 14.8 square miles in size and is located between I-94 and Lake St. Clair. The L’Anse Creuse Public Schools is the public education system for Harrison Township. Library services are supplied through Macomb Community College and Mt. Clemens Library. Harrison Township is for the outdoor enthusiast. Residents enjoy a host of water related recreation with its proximity to Lake St. Clair. With the Clinton River ﬂowing through the heart of the township boating is king. Lake St. Claire Metropark and other nearby Metroparks provide residents exceptional year-round recreational activities. The Township is also the home of Selfridge Air National Guard Base with a long history of contributing to the defense of the United States and homeland security.
St. Clair Shores
City of St. Clair Shores 27600 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores 48081
Population: 58,654 (586) 445-5200 • www.scsmi.net Income: $63,000
The City of St. Clair Shores is called the “Gateway to the Great Lakes” or “The Boating Capital of Michigan.” Whatever title you choose, St. Clair Shores is a great place to call home. The City offers unlimited access to an abundance of recreational opportunities on both land and water. Located 13 miles northeast of downtown Detroit, the community is 90% residential with tree-lined streets and well-cared for homes in different styles and price ranges. Three award-winning school districts and a number of private schools serve the educational needs of its residents. Business development along the famed “Nautical Mile” and the revitalized Harper Avenue supports restaurants, retail and services for residents and visitors alike.
Warren is Michigan’s 3rd largest city in population and is one of the engines that fuels Macomb County’s economic development. Home to many major corporations, TACOM and the GM Tech Center, Warren generates business development with millions of square feet of engineering and high-tech ofﬁce space and infrastructure designed for just-in-time deliveries. Solid schools and pleasant and safe neighborhoods along with its diverse economy gives Warren a tax base that ranks among the top 5 in Michigan. Warren’s award-winning Civic Center and City Square has a number of development opportunities available for new businesses looking to expand. Get the red-carpet treatment when you come to Warren!
Eastpointe City Ofﬁces 23200 Gratiot Ave., Eastpointe 48021
Population: 34,818 (586) 445-3661 • www.cityofeastpointe.net Income: $50,000
Eastpointe is a mature community of mostly brick single-family homes. This middle-class community works to maintain its neighborhoods and housing stock. In recent years, it has been proactive in revitalizing its commercial centers along the Gratiot Avenue and Nine Mile Road. Nearby I-94 and I-696 make it easy for residents to enjoy a night on the town or plan a day trip to any Metro Detroit attraction. Residents are served by the many shopping areas, businesses and professional ofﬁces located in or close by the city. East Detroit Public Schools, South Lake Schools and Macomb Intermediate School District handle the educational needs of Eastpointe
Fraser City Ofﬁces 33000 Garﬁeld, Fraser 48026
Population: 14,759 (586) 293-3100 • www.ci.fraser.mi.us Income: $57,000
Located about 15 miles north of Detroit and 5 miles west of Lake St. Clair the city consists primarily of single-family homes in neat neighborhoods. Capably served by the Fraser School District and a full time public safety department, Fraser has small town feel while benefiting from nearby metro amenities one would expect in a suburban environment. Its limited industrial activity is concentrated in the Fraser Industrial Park located in the northeast section of the city.
City of Roseville 29777 Gratiot Ave., P.O. Box 290, Roseville 48066
Population: 47,801 (586) 445-5440 • www.roseville-mi.gov Income: $49,000
Located just west of Lake St. Clair, this diverse community is situated 15 miles northeast of downtown Detroit with easy access to I-94 and I-696. Roseville offers a variety of housing options in great neighborhoods, features quality schools while also being close to all the nightlife, sports and cultural venues a big city can provide.
City of Center Line
7070 E. Ten Mile Road, Center Line 48015
Population: 8,434 (586) 757-6800 • www.centerline.gov Income: $45,000
Center Line is one of the smaller cities in Macomb County in both landmass and population. It is completely surrounded by the City of Warren and is primarily single-family home neighborhoods supported by a strong industrial tax base. Its parks and recreation department offers a number of activities and classes for all ages. Center Line and Van Dyke public school systems serve the community. Center Line has a Public Safety Department and a volunteer ﬁre department.
Macomb County School Districts www.michigan.gov/mde
For information about alternative, technical, special education, duel enrollment, charter and magnet schools contact Macomb Intermediate School District at www.misd.net or (586) 228-3300.
School District Website Phone Number Communities Served
Almont Community Schools (Lapeer County) www.almontschools.org (810) 798-8561
Anchor Bay School District www.anchorbay.misd.net (586) 725-2861
Armada Area Schools www.armadaschools.org (586) 784-2112
Center Line Public Schools www.clps.org (586) 510-2000
Chippewa Valley Schools www.chippewavalleyschools.org (586) 723-2000
Clintondale Community Schools www.clintondaleschools.net (586) 791-6300
Eastpointe Community Schools www.eastpointeschools.org (586) 533-3000
Fitzgerald Public Schools www.fitz.k12.mi.us (586) 757-1750
Fraser School District www.fraser.k12.mi.us (586) 439-7000
Lake Shore Public Schools www.lakeshoreschools.org (586) 285-8481
Lakeview Public Schools www.lakeviewpublicschools.org (586) 445-4000
L'Anse Creuse Public Schools www.lc-ps.org (586) 783-6300
Mount Clemens Community Schools www.mtcps.org (586) 469-6100
New Haven Community Schools www.newhaven.misd.net (586) 749-5123
Richmond Community Schools www.richmond.k12.mi.us (586) 727-3565
Romeo Community Schools www.romeok12.org (586) 752-0200
Roseville Community Schools www.rosevillepride.org (586) 445-5500
South Lake Schools www.solake.org (586) 435-1600
Utica Community Schools www.uticak12.org (586) 797-1000
Van Dyke Public Schools www.vdps.net (586) 757-6600
Warren Consolidated Schools www.wcs.k12.mi.us (888) 492-7543
Warren Woods Public Schools www.warrenwoods.misd.net (586) 439-4400
2021 Graduation Rate* 2021-22 Enrollment $ Spent Per Student (2021-22 State Funds)
Romeo and Bruce Twp. 1,382 $8,700
New Baltimore 5,462 $8,700
Village of Armada, parts of Twps. of Armada, Ray, Lenox, Bruce 1,756 $8,700
Center Line, Warren 2,489 $9,985
Macomb Twp. and Clinton Twp. 14,735 $8,700
Clinton Twp. 2,357 $8,700
Eastpointe, parts of Warren 2,398 $8,700
Warren 2,235 $8,700
Clinton Twp., Fraser, Roseville 4,660 $8,700
St. Clair Shores 3,221 $8,700
St. Clair Shores 4,137 $8,700
Harrison Twp.; parts of Chesterfield, Clinton, Macomb Twps.; parts of Mt. Clemens, St. Clair Shores 9,773 $8,700
Mount Clemens and Clinton Twp. 869 $8,700
Village of New Haven, parts of Macomb, Ray, Lenox, Chesterfield Twps. 1,423 $8,700
Armada Township 1,533 $8,700
Village of Romeo, parts of Addison, Bruce, Washington, Shelby, Armada, Ray, Oakland Twps. 5,074 $8,700
Roseville 4,343 $8,700
Parts of St. Clair Shores, Grosse Pointe Shores & Eastpointe 1,576 $9,348
Sterling Heights, Utica, parts of Shelby, Macomb, Ray, Washington Twps. 25,875 $8,700
Center Line, Warren 1,917 $8,700
Parts of Sterling Heights, Warren and Troy 12,781 $9,482
95% 92% 97% 70% 92% 49% 71% 82% 95% 79% 96% 87% 65% 70% 86% 92% 86% 95% 94% 69% 87% 86%
Warren 3,122 $9,109
International Academy of Macomb (at the Chippewa Valley High School in Clinton Township) - public high school international baccalaureate. www.iamacomb.org (586) 723-7200
Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences - magnet honor high school serving Macomb students in Armada, New Haven, Romeo, Richmond, Utica, Sterling Heights, and St. Clair School Districts. www.armadaschools.org/ma2s (586) 784-2150
Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center - 4 year/half day program serving Center Line, Clintondale, Fitzgerald, Fraser, Lake Shore, Lakeview, South Lake, Warren Consolidated, Warren Woods and Sterling Heights. www.school.wcskids.net • (586) 698-4394
Southwest Macomb Technical Consortium (SMTEC) - open to 10, 11 and 12th graders in Center Line, Fitzgerald, Van Dyke and Warren Woods School Districts. www.smteccte.org (586) 439-4456
* Graduation rates based on traditional high school four year graduation rates averaged by the number of high schools in district.Courtesy of Macomb County Economic Development
Historic past… Developing future…
A present day community with much to offer.
Washington Township lies thirty miles north of Detroit. Its history dates back almost two hundred years. Originally an agricultural community, historic orchards and farms can still be seen throughout the area. The Township is a place where historic architecture mingles with modern lifestyles and ﬁne amenities. It is a place that honors the natural resources with which it was blessed while making them available to residents of all ages for year-round enjoyment through an extensive array of facilities and programs.
Washington Township is home to three school districts including the highly regarded Romeo School District, which offers everything from traditional core subjects to vocational and technical training. Romeo High School is well known for their unique academy program. The program is speciﬁcally designed to lead students down the educational pathway that they choose to focus on for their future. The Township’s high quality district library augments the educational experience with a Boys and Girls Club available to Township youth after school hours. The Township offers a low tax, high service environment for residents and businesses alike. Streets are patrolled by the highly regarded Macomb County Sheriff’s Department while ﬁre and ambulance services are provided by the township. Washington’s growing village district and other commercial areas provide ample opportunities for entrepreneurs to start a business and ﬂourish with access to markets through the M-53 Expressway. Most importantly, because Washington is a growing community it offers an environment where your business can grow along with the Township.
For a relaxed, small-town community dotted with lakes and streams, quality educational opportunities and diversiﬁed lifestyle choices, make your way over to live, work and play in Washington Township!
Something For Everyone
• County’s Highest Housing Values
• High Rated School Districts
• Quality/Available Industrial Acreage
• Low Taxes / Sewer & Water
• Evolving Village “Entertainment District
• 3 – Top Rated Golf Courses
• Stony Creek Metropark
• Macomb Orchard Trail
• Historic Orchards & Winery
• Parks, Recreation & Family Fun
ADDENDUM — Washington Township
Area: 36.2 Sq. Miles
Government: Charter township, supervisor, clerk, treasurer, trustees.
Location: Northwest corner of the county, 30 miles north of Detroit, easy access to major expressways.
Median Home Sale Price: $399,000 (Oct. 2022)
Median Household Income: $94,000
Libraries: Romeo District Library, www.romeodistrictlibrary.org
• Graubner Branch (586) 752-0603
65821 Van Dyke, Washington 48095
• Kezar Branch (586) 752-2583
107 Church Street, Romeo 48065
Medical Services: See “Health Care” section for facilities in or nearby this community.
Newspapers: Macomb Daily: www.macombdaily.com The Record: www.myrecordnewspaper.com
Parks and Recreation: Romeo - Washington - Bruce recreation offers programs for all ages (www.rwbparksrec.org), Senior Center, Fitness Center, Music in the Park, annual festivals, Stony Creek Metropark, community parks and athletic ﬁelds.
Post Ofﬁce: 58757 Van Dyke, Washington 48094. 800-ASK-USPS.
Protection: Macomb County Sheriff (586) 469-5151 Fire Department (586) 781-6161 • Emergency 9-1-1 Schools: Romeo, Rochester Community and Utica Schools (see School Grid information)
Tax Rates in Mills (2022): Rochester Romeo Utica Homestead: 27.9487 31.2526 29.6899 Non-Homestead: 45.9487 49.2526 46.4407
Transportation: STAR Transportation offers transport services to seniors with advanced registration (586) 752-9010 • rwbparksrec.org
Smart Bus: Curb-to-curb advanced registration service. Mon-Fri, reservation 7:00-4:00 call (866) 962-5515, www.smartbus.org
Seniors: Washington Activity Center, 57880 VanDyke (southside of municipal ofﬁces) Open weekdays, programs for 60+. (586) 786-0131
Utilities: See “Basics”
Washington Township 57900 Van Dyke, Washington, MI 48094 (586) 786-0010 www.washingtontownship.org
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Greater Romeo-Washington Chamber of Commerce 228 N. Main St., Ste. D • PO Box 175. Romeo, MI 48065 (586) 752-4436 www.RWChamber.com
Area: 36.7 sq. miles
Government: Council - Manager
Location: 25 miles northwest of downtown Detroit, 8 miles west of Lake Saint Clair. Easy access to M-59 and I-696
Median Home Sale Price: $275,000 (November 2022)
Median Household Income: $70,000
Library: Sterling Heights Library, 40255 Dodge Park, Sterling Heights 48313 www.sterling-heights.net, (586) 446-2665
Medical Services: See “Health Care” section for facilities in or nearby this community.
Newspaper: Macomb Daily www.macombdaily.com; Sterling Heights Sentry www.candgnews.com
Parks and Recreation: Large parks system, nature center, recreation and senior activity centers, athletic programs for children and adults, summer programs for ages 5-14 through the neighborhood schools. New dock launches for canoes and kayaks on the Clinton River, dog park and Dodge Park Ice Rink.
Post Ofﬁce Branches: 7007 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights, 800-ASK-USPS
Public Safety: Emergency 9-1-1 Police (586) 446-2800 Fire (586) 446-2950
Schools: Utica Community and Warren Consolidated (See school grid pages.)
Seniors: Senior Activity Center (586) 446-2750, curb-to-curb mini bus service for those over 55 and residents with disabilities. Reservations (586) 446-2757
Taxes Rate in Mills
(2022): Homestead Non-Homestead Warren Consolidated 42.1295 57.2084 Utica 38.1275 55.0458
Transportation: SMART Bus offers ﬁxed route and connector (curb to curb) bus service. (866) 962-5515, smartbus.org
Sterling Heights provides service for seniors and disabled. (586) 446-2757
Utilities: AT&T, Comcast, WOW (cable), Consumer’s Energy (gas), DTE (electric), Detroit Water and Sewage. Sterling Heights provides trash pickup. (See Basics)
Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce 12900 Hall Rd., Suite 100, Sterling Heights 48313 (586) 731-5400 • https://shrcci.com
Sterling Heights 40555 Utica Road,Sterling Heights 48313 (586) 446-2489 • sterling-heights.net
Romeo & Bruce Township
52700 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township, MI 48316
Population: 79,654 (586) 731-5100 www.shelbytwp.org Income: $79,000
Shelby Township boasts that it has the lowest tax rate to fund a full-service township in Macomb County, including local police and ﬁre protection. When you add to this Utica Community Schools, superior location, great parks and dynamic housing choices you get the idea of why they think they’ve pretty much have it under control – Because they do! Shelby is at the crossroads of M-59 and M-53 so they are easy to find. Go take a look.
Romeo Village Ofﬁce Bruce Township 121 W. St. Clair Street, 223 E. Gates Street
Romeo 48065 Romeo 48065 (586) 752-3565 (586) 752-4585 www.villageofromeo.org www.brucetwp.org Population: 3,818 Population: 7,856 Income: $52,000 Income: $93,000
The Village of Romeo is the oldest village in the state and was named a National and Historic District in 1971. It celebrates its history of orchard farming with its annual Peach Festival. Both visitors and residents alike enjoy its quaint downtown shopping district and quiet residential areas. Residents enjoy cider mills and the nearby Metroparks that provide year round outdoor activities for all ages. Romeo Community Schools serve the families of the Village.
Bruce Township is a best kept secret of Macomb County. Although rural by design, Bruce Township recently embarked on a 600 acre industrial corridor with the only available water and sewer north of 26 Mile Rd. The township is served by 3 school districts, but the main district is Romeo Community Schools which is known for its traditional and vocational and technical training.
Village of New Haven & Lenox Township
Richmond & Richmond Township
City of Richmond Richmond Township 36725 Division, Richmond 48062 34900 School Section Rd., Richmond 48062 (586) 727-7571 (586) 727-8998 www.cityofrichmond.net www.richmondtwp.org
Population: 5,829 Population: 3,524 Income: $55,000 Income: $84,000
Located in the northeast corner of Macomb County, Richmond Township is comprised of rich rolling farmland and served as an important agricultural resource to both both Detroit and Port Huron. The City of Richmond is located in the southeast part of the Township l inked by I-94, M-19 and the Gratiot Avenue Corridor, Richmond citizens can easily access Detroit, Flint and Port Huron while enjoying the serenity of smalltown living. Numerous subdivisions offer a wide choice of housing styles and price ranges. Commercial and industrial developments are helping to expand the tax base. The area is served by the Richmond Community, Armada Public and Memphis Area school systems.
OTHERS TO CONSIDER
in Northern Macomb
Village of Armada 74274 Burk Street, P.O. Box 903, Armada 48005 (586) 784-9151 • www.villageofarmada.org
Population: 1,700 Income: $84,000
Armada Township 23121 E. Main, P.O. Box 578, Armada 48005 (586) 784-5200 • www.armadatwp.org
Population: 3,694 Income: $90,000
Ray Township 64255 Wolcott Road, Romeo 48096 (586) 749-5171 • www.raytwp.org
Population: 3,806 Income: $92,000
Village of New Haven Lenox Township 57775 Main Street 63775 Gratiot Ave. New Haven 48048 Lenox Township 48050 (586) 749-5301 (586) 727-2085 www.villageofnewhaven.org www.lenoxtwp.org Population: 6,418 Population: 5,985 Income: $56,000 Income: $69,000
The Village of New Haven is the largest incorporated area in Lenox Township. Much of its newer residential development has occurred northwest of the Village’s central business district. With I-94 nearby, village residents have easy access to all of Metro Detroit or can visit Canada via the Port Huron or Detroit border crossings. New Haven children go to either the New Haven or Richmond Public Schools. Township students can go to either of these two districts or to Anchor Bay or Armada Schools depending on location. Lenox Township offers rural living with suburban convenience. It is located within 5 minutes of Lake St. Clair and to major transportation routes. Although development has been growing there is still an abundance of land to accommodate residential, ofﬁce and industrial development. Lenox Township is progressive, responsive and business friendly
Clinton Township Ofﬁces
Utica City Ofﬁce
40700 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Township 48038
Population: 101,155 (586) 286-9422 • www.clintontownship.com Income: $60,000
Clinton Township has the largest population of any township in Michigan. In its ﬁnal stages of transition from a rural to suburban community, the township has a number of commercial centers along the Gratiot Avenue, Groesbeck Road and Hall (M-59) Road corridors, most notably – the Mall at Partridge Creek. Residents enjoy a wide-range of housing options and recreational opportunities, including a non-motorized link to Lake St. Clair Metropark in neighboring Harrison Township. Chippewa Valley, Clintondale, Fraser, L’Anse Creuse and Mt. Clemens are the school systems for the Township, which is also home to the Clinton-Macomb District Library.
City of Mount Clemens
One Crocker Blvd., Mount Clemens, 48043
Population: 15,645 (586) 469-6818 • www.mountclemens.gov Income: $48,000
Mount Clemens is the county seat of Macomb County and was known nationally in the 1900s for the curing powers of its mineral baths. The city became a popular tourist destination and continues to attract residents and visitors today because of its entertaining, shopping and dining. Located within the tree-lined streets of its downtown and surrounding area is a variety of unique stores, restaurants and prime ofﬁce space with plenty of room for new businesses. Lake St. Clair is reachable via the Clinton River which runs through the heart of the city. The riverfront park is used for recreational purposes including boating, canoeing, kayaking and ﬁshing, as well as summer evening concerts and annual ﬁreworks.
7550 Auburn Rd., Utica 48317
Population: 5,273 (586) 739-1600 • www.cityofutica.org Income: $47,000
Utica is a wonderful small-town community with amenities that many larger communities don’t have. In 2016, professional baseball came to Utica with the United Shore Professional Baseball League and Jimmy John’s Stadium. This regional attraction brings a broad range of visitors to Utica to sample minor league baseball. Utica also beneﬁts from the shopping, dining and services it shares with Shelby Township. Housing is diverse and affordable, with families sending their children to either the award winning Utica Community Schools or parochial schools in the area.
Macomb Township 54111 Broughton Rd., Macomb 48042 Population: 92,652 (586) 992-0710 • www.macomb-mi.gov Income: $103,000
Macomb Township is literally located in the center of Macomb County and some would say is also its heart. The township is on the cutting edge of urban growth with a population in excess of 92,000. It is one of the county’s fastest growing communities with an industrial/commercial cooridor that is carefully balanced with its beautiful residential neighborhoods and wonderful parks. It is a progressive community that welcomes you and looks forward to serving you and your family.
Resources For Residents
Livingston County Administration 304 E. Grand River, Ste. 202 (Mailing), Howell 48843 (517) 546-3669 • www.livgov.com
Livingston County Airport (517) 546-6675 • www.livgov.com (click on business tab, then airport) Located in Howell, the airport is owned and operated by the County. It has a large general aviation service along with business charters and University of Michigan Emergency Physicians Medical Group operates a station here.
Livingston Daily Press & Argus (517) 548-2000 www.livingstondaily.com Print and digital subscriptions
44th Circuit Court (517) 548-1120 53rd District Court, Howell (517) 548-1000 Animal Control ............(517) 546-2440-Shelter, (517) 546-2154 County Clerk (517) 546-0500 Elections (517) 546-8177 Environmental Health… .(517) 546-9858 Family Support Division ....................................(517) 548-1444 Health Department (517) 546-9850 L.E.T.S. (Curb to curb transport) (517) 546-6600 Michigan State University Extension (517) 546-3950 Vital Records ......................................................(517) 546-0500
Register of Deeds (517) 546-0270 Sheriff (517) 546-2440 Treasurer (Tax Info) (517) 546-7010 Veteran’s Services.............................................(517) 546-6338
Green Oak Township
Green Oak Township Ofﬁces 10001 Silver Lake Rd., Brighton 48116 (810) 231-1333 www.greenoaktwp.com Population: 19,657 Income: $99,000
195,038 (seMCoG 2021)
Location says it all for Livingston County. Straddling the U.S. 23/Flint-Ann Arbor and I-96/Lansing-Detroit corridors, businesses and residents enjoy access to markets, shopping, recreation and an uncommon quality of life. Communities range from bustling cities to sleepy hamlets. Livingston is also home to the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest and Melon Festival (the area’s major fruit crop).
City of Howell
Green Oak Township is in the southeast corner of Livingston County. Island Lake State Recreation Area, Huron Meadows Metropark and Coleman Park are Green Oak's primary recreational assets. Green Oak Village Place a lifestyle mall, is located at the Lee Road exit (Exit 58) of US 23. The Brighton, South Lyon and Whitmore Lake School Systems serve the Green Oak community which potential residents should keep this in mind when investigating housing options. Residents can take advantage of the Brighton Area Library District and have St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital in Howell or the University of Michigan Brighton Health Center for their health care needs.
Genoa Township Ofﬁces 2911 Dorr Road, Brighton 48116
Population: 20,735 (810) 227-5225 www.genoa.org Income: $82,000
Genoa Township is located in south central Livingston County. It is the "bridge" community between Brighton and Howell. I-96 and Grand River are the major trafﬁc arteries of the township. Development of industrial and commercial properties along Grand River occurred as infrastructure was put in place. However, the Township was careful to protect the environment and preserve its character. Residents are centrally located to Livingston County parklands for year-round recreation. The Howell, Brighton, Pinckney and Hartland School Systems share the educational responsibilities for the township.
611 East Grand River, Howell 48843
Population: 10,084 (517) 546-3500 • www.cityofhowell.org Income: $47,000
Howell is the largest city in Livingston County and is the county seat. Its downtown area is an ofﬁcially designated National Historic District due to the beautifully restored/preserved 19th century architecture that radiates out from the shady lawn of the old Livingston County Courthouse. Beautifully maintained homes can be found on the adjacent side streets with striking residential developments in the rolling farmland surrounding the city. Shopping is abundant both downtown and along the Grand River corridor. The Tanger Outlet Center and industrial parks are on the western side of the city near the I-96 and M-59 interchange. The Howell Public School District along with parochial and private schools serve the educational needs of the community. Howell is home to the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest and Howell Melon Festival.
Village of Pinckney
220 S. Howell Street Pinckney 48169 (734) 878-6206 villageofpinckney.org Population: 2,378 Income: $77,000
Howell Township 3525 Byron Road Howell 48855 (517) 546-2817 howelltownshipmi.org Population: 8,120 Income: $73,000
Livingston County School Districts www.michigan.gov/mde
School District Website Phone Number
Brighton Area Schools www.brightonk12.com (810) 299-4000
Fowlerville Community Schools www.fowlervilleschools.org (517) 223-6000
For information about alternative, technical, special education, duel enrollment, charter and magnet schools contact Livingston Education Service Agency at www.lesa.k12.mi.us (517) 546-5550.
Brighton Township 4363 Buno Road • Brighton 48114 (810) 229-0550 • www.brightontwp.com Population: 18,792 Income: $103,000
Hartland Consolidated Schools www.hartlandschools.us (810) 626-2100
Howell Public Schools www.howellschools.com (517) 548-6200
Pinckney Community Schools www.pinckneypirates.org (810) 225-3900
City of Brighton, parts of Twps. Of Brighton, Genoa, Green Oak, Hamburg and Lyon Twp. in Oakland County
Village of Fowlerville, parts of Twps. of Antrim, Cohoctah, Conway, Howell, Handy, Iosco, Locke, Unadilla & White Oak
Hartland Twp., parts of Twps. Of Brighton, Tyrone, Deerfield, Genoa & Oceola 5,234 $8,700
Cities of Howell & Brighton, Twps. of Oak Grove, Deerfield, Cohoctah, Marion, Putnam, Iosco, Hamburg, Genoa, Brighton, Oceola, Howell, Handy 6,912 $8,700
Village of Pinckney, parts of Twps. of Hamburg, Putnam, Genoa, Webster, Dexter, Unadilla, Marion 2,261 $8,700
Brighton & Brighton Township
City of Brighton Brighton Township 200 North First Street, Brighton 48116 4363 Buno Road, Brighton 48114 (810) 227-1911 • www.brightoncity.org (810) 229-0550 • brightontwp.com Population: 7,671 Population: 19,181 Income: $60,000 Income: $107,000
Brighton is the point of intersection for the Ann Arbor–Flint and Lansing–Detroit business corridors, leading to signiﬁcant growth over the past 25 years. The area has numerous industrial/ofﬁce parks and major shopping districts featuring big box stores and one of a kind boutiques and art galleries. Recreation is year-round with an extensive system of parks including Kensington and Huron Meadows Metroparks and the Brighton, Island Lakes and Meijer State Parks/Recreation areas. Brighton is also home to championship golf courses and numerous lakes and streams for boating and ﬁshing options.
The City of Brighton has full time ﬁre and police protection while the Brighton Area Fire Authority, the County Sheriff and State Police departments serve the township. Brighton Community Schools is the primary school system for the area, with Hartland and Howell Community School systems serving portions of the township.
Hamburg Township Hall
10405 Merrill Road, Hamburg 48139
Population: 21,407 (810) 231-1000 www.hamburg.mi.us Income: $93,000
Located in southeast Livingston County, Hamburg Township has been one of the fastest growing townships in the county. Lakes and waterways dominate its local geography. The communities of Hamburg and Lakeland are located here with both offering a wide range of housing options. The Brighton, Dexter and Pinckney school systems service the community along with easily accessible private schools. The township beneﬁts from the many recreational facilities that are located within its borders or nearby, including the 300 acre Manley Bennett Memorial Park, the Huron Meadows Metropark and the Lakelands Trail State Park that traverses the township on a reclaimed railroad right of way.
Hartland Township Ofﬁces 2655 Clark Road, Hartland 48353
Population: 15,404 (810) 632-7498 www.hartlandtwp.com Income: $87,000 Hartland Township is north of Brighton Township on the eastern border of Livingston County. M-59 is the main east-west axis with US-23 running north-south. Detroit, Flint and Ann Arbor are all within a 30-minute drive, which makes this community popular with the commuting crowd. Hartland was originally a farming community, but as Livingston County developed Hartland acquired signiﬁcant commercial, light industrial and residential development. The housing stock is mixed with rural settings, upscale subdivisions, planned communities and apartment developments. With its proximity to Brighton, Howell and Oakland County, Hartland residents enjoy all the social amenities and recreational opportunities one could desire. Hartland Consolidated Schools is the public school system and the Hartland Area Fire Authority and County Sheriff provide protection.
Resources For Residents
Animal Control.......................….......(810) 732-1660
County Clerk/Vital Records .............(810) 257-3225
Elections … .(810) 257-3283
Health Department………………….(810) 257-3612
Parks and Recreation .......................(810) 736-7100
Register of Deeds ............................(810) 257-3060
Sheriff (non-emergency)...................(810) 257-3422
Sheriff (administration)………………(810) 257-3406
Sheriff (inmate information)…………(810) 257-3426
Seniors .......................................... ...(810) 424-4478
Treasurer ..........................................(810) 257-3054
Veteran’s Information....................... (810) 257-3068
Genesee County Administration 1101 Beach Street, Flint 48502 www.geneseecountymi.gov • (810) 257-3224
Genesee District Library (19 locations) 4195 W. Pasadena Ave., Flint 48504 (810) 732-0110 • www.thegdl.org
Flint & Genesee Group 519 S. Saginaw St., Ste 200, Flint 48502 (810) 600-1404 • www.ﬂintandgenesee.org
Flint & Genesee Chamber - adds capacity to small businesses
Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance - offers business development support Flint & Genesee Education & Talent - prepares youth and adults for academic and career success Explore Flint & Genesee - promotes the region and enhances tourism
Greater Flint Arts Council (GFAC) 816 S. Saginaw St., Flint 48502 (810) 238-2787 • www.greaterﬂintartscouncil.org
Genesee County Community Action Resource Department 601 N. Saginaw St., Ste. 1B, Flint 48502 (810) 232-2185 • www.gccard.org
Services include the “Head Start” education program, low income assistance through the “Neighborhood Service Center,” food provisions and senior nutrition services including “Meals on Wheels.”
Flint Strive 1108 Lapeer Rd., Flint 48503 (810) 232-5661 • www.ﬂintstrive.com
Support and training for hard to employ, at risk individuals.
Genesee County is known as the Crossroads for Michigan because I-75, I-69, and US 23 economic corridors intersect here. Genesee is also within an hour drive of two international border crossings which is ideal for supply chain activities. Noted for cultural assets and friendly residents –you’ll want to call Genesee home!
Flint City of Flint
1101 S. Saginaw St. • Flint 48502
Population: 80,628 (810) 766-7346 • www.cityofﬂint.com Income: $30,000
Flint is the ﬁfth largest city in Michigan. Its history reﬂects the ups and downs of the automotive industry. As automotive inﬂuence has retreated Flint has seen the rise of heath care and education. It is home to the University of Michigan – Flint and Kettering University, both noted for outstanding research. Mott Community College is also located here. Accession Genesys Heath System, McLaren Health Care and Hurley Medical Center are the primary life science resources for the community. I-75 and US-23 form the primary north/south transportation corridors and I-69 the east/west axis. These transportation connections are key assets in Flint’s re-redevelopment. Just west of downtown is the campus of the Flint Cultural. Also check out the Flint Farmers’ Market.
Charter Township of Flint 1490 S. Dye Rd. • Flint 48532
Population: 31,254 (810) 732-1350 • www.ﬂinttownship.org Income: $46,000
Flint Township is roughly a 23.6 square mile L-shape parcel on the southwest side of the City. It is the retail capital of Genesee County with Genesee Valley Center, a regional mall with an Outdoor Village. The Miller/Linden/ Corunna Road corridor forms thefoundation of the Township’s commercial district. Favorable tax rates and improved roads reflect the Township’s commitment to growth and commercial development. The interchange of I-75 and I-69 provides residents with easy access to just about anywhere in Michigan. The Carmen-Ainsworth, Flushing Community and Swartz Creek Community Schools are the school systems of Flint Township.
Fenton & Fenton Township
City of Fenton Fenton Township 301 S. Leroy, Fenton 48430 12060 Mantawauka, Fenton 48430 (810) 629-2261 • www.cityoffenton.org (810) 629-1537 • www.fentontownship.org Population: 11,989 Income: $63,000 Population: 16,961 Income: 98,000
When you think of Fenton Township you need to think water. With 58 lakes within a 10-mile radius, including Seven Lakes State Park, residents enjoy the sports and recreation of an outdoor paradise. This abundance of nature led to the innovative Southern Lakes Regional Parks & Recreation District, which is a partnership between the cities of Linden and Fenton, Fenton Township and the community school systems. The district has a year-round program of indoor and outdoor activities for all area residents. Recent residential development has provided a diverse inventory of single-family homes, apartments and condominium developments.
Fenton enjoys a quality of Life second to none. Some of the resources available to make this claim meaningful are: A broad range of housing options at reasonable prices. World class healthcare. Plentiful upscale retail within easy driving distance. An amazing school district and park facilities and recreation programs for all ages and for all needs. In short, it is a real vacation without having to leave your home. What more can you ask?
Founded in 1920, the Chamber is the principal voice of the business community serving Genesee, Livingston and Oakland Counties.
Genesee County School Districts www.michigan.gov/mde
For information about alternative, technical, special education, duel enrollment, charter and magnet schools contact Genesee Intermediate Schools at www.geneseeisd.org or (810) 591-4400.
School District Website Phone Number Communities Served
Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools www.carman.k12.mi.us (810) 591-3700
Fenton Area Public Schools www.fentonschools.org (810) 591-4700
Flint Community Schools www.flintschools.org (810) 760-1000
Flushing Community Schools www.flushingschools.org (810) 591-1180
Goodrich Area Schools www.goodrichschools.org (810) 591-2250
Grand Blanc Community Schools http://gbcs.org (810) 591-6000
Lake Fenton Community Schools www.lakefentonschools.org (810) 591-4141
Linden Community Schools www.lindenschools.org (810) 591-0980
Swartz Creek Community Schools www.swartzcreek.org (810) 591-2300
Flint, Flint Twp., Burton, Mundy Twp., Swartz Creek 3,963 $8,700
City of Fenton, including small portion in Livingston and Oakland Counties 3,810 $8,700
City of Flint 3,042 $8,700
Flushing & Flint Twp. 4,079 $8,700
Goodrich, Atlas, Hadley, Grand Blanc, Davison 1,920 $8,700
City and Township of Grand Blanc 7,938 $8,700
City of Fenton, Twps. of Fenton, Grand Blanc, Mundy 2,034 $8,700
Linden, Twps. of Argentine, Fenton, Tyrone, Deerfield, Mundy, Gaines 2,466 $8,700
2021 Graduation Rate* 2021-22 Enrollment $ Spent Per Student (2021-22 State Funds) 73% 88% 46% 86% 94% 88% 93% 95% 85%
Swartz Creek, Gaines, Flint Twp. 3,560 $8,700
Genesee Career Institute (operated by the school district) - Open to all Genesee County students. (810) 591-4462 • www.geneseeisd.org
Genesee Early College (GEC) (in partnership with University of Michigan - Flint) - a ﬁve year program open to students. gec.geneseeisd.org (810) 591-5115
Grand Blanc & Grand Blanc Township
City of Grand Blanc Grand Blanc Township 203 E. Grand Blanc Road 5371 S Sagniaw Street Grand Blanc 48439 Grand Blanc 48480 (810) 694-1118 (810) 424-2600 www.cityofgrandblanc.com www.twp.grand-blanc.mi.us Population: 8,020 Income: $63,000 Population: 39,986 Income: 70,000
The City of Grand Blanc is in the center of Grand Blanc Township. Its residents enjoy quality Parks and Recreation programs, Senior Citizen services, the McFarlen Public Library, a diverse schedule of Community Education courses, and an abundant choice of shopping, dining, and transportation options. Grand Blanc Community Schools serve this community that also enjoys quality housing options. Grand Blanc is an excellent place to live - check it out!
Grand Blanc Township is known for being a friendly and safe community with great housing, a thriving commercial presense and award-winning schools. A full service municipality, the Township is home to Creasey Bicentennial Park and Warwick Hills Golf Club. Grand Blanc is conveniently located to many key employment center and hosts the 3rd busiest airport in Michigan. It is also home to Technology Park and Technology Village which are part of the Township’s Downtown Development Authority. Grand Blanc Township is globally positioned for your success!
Davison & Davison Twp.
City of Davison Davison Township 200 E. Flint Street, Suite 2 • Davison 48423 1280 N. Irish Rd. • Davison 48423 (810) 653-2191 • www.cityofdavison.org (810) 653-4156 • www.davisontwp-mi.org Population: 5,092 Income: $47,000 Population:20,436 Income: $54,000
The Davison area is a friendly and safe community with a crime rate signiﬁcantly lower than the national average. Over the past 10 years new housing developments have sprung up in the surrounding area. About 60 miles north of Detroit and east of Lansing residents beneﬁt from the easy access they have to I-69, which is about 1 mile south of town. Although there is some light industrial activity in Davison, it is primarily a bedroom community of the Flint area. Abernathy Regional Park provides recreational activities for Davison residents.
City of Linden
Others to Consider
City of Swartz Creek 8083 Civic Dr. Swartz Creek 48473 (810) 635-4464 www.cityofswartzcreek.org Population: 5,855 Income: $53,000
Washtenaw County covers 720 square miles and is made up of 27 cities, villages, and townships in urban, suburban, and rural settings. It’s home to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.
Resources For Residents
Washtenaw County Administration 220 N Main, Ann Arbor 48107 (734) 222-6850 • www.washtenaw.org Clerk/Register of Deeds.................…...... (734) 222-6700 Elections....................................................(734) 222-6730 Children’s
Ann Arbor Airport 801 Airport Drive Ann Arbor 48108 (734) 994-2841 • www.a2gov.org
Willow Run Airport 801 Willow Run Airport Ypsilanti 48198 (734) 485-6666 www.willowrunairport.com
COMMUNITIES (Covered in this publication) Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Township Chelsea Dexter Village of Manchester Pittsﬁeld Township Saline Ypsilanti Ypsilanti Township
Ann Arbor News (734) 623-2500 • www.mlive.com Ann Arbor Observer (734) 769-3175 • www.annarborobserver.com
Ann Arbor District Library (5 branches) 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 327-4200 • www.aadl.org
Ypsilanti District Library (3 branches) (734) 482-4110 • www.ypsilibrary.org
Ann Arbor Area Transportation (The Ride) (734) 996-0400 • www.theride.org
Look under County Courts on www.washtenaw.org
14 A District Court
Four locations cover civil, criminal, trafﬁc and small claims disputes. Log on to view hours, locations, daily court calendars, jury service information.
14 B District Court Processes all cases arising in Ypsilanti Township 15th District Court
Located in downtown Ann Arbor in the Ann Arbor Justice Center
Washtenaw County Trial Court
101 E. Huron Street, P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor 48107 (734) 222-3270 • www.washtenaw.org Trial Court
Ann Arbor Township
301 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor 48104 3792 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor 48105 (734) 794-6000 • www.a2gov.org (734) 663-3418 • www.aatwp.org
Population: 125,311 Population: 4,504 Income: $69,000 Income: $130,000
Ann Arbor is a relatively small city with a HUGE footprint when it comes to local, regional and statewide presence. It is the largest city in Washtenaw County, is the seat of county government and is home to arguably one of the best universities in the entire country – the University of Michigan. This connection makes Ann Arbor a place that does not follow, but a community that deﬁnes, creates and leads. Its downtown area draws character from its various districts - from Main Street, to State Street and of course Kerrytown. Each has its own personality, shopping vibe and entertainment options. Cultural opportunities abound, both feeding off and complimenting the U of M connection. Housing is diverse, from student livable spaces to high end exclusive neighborhoods. Ann Arbor - a small city that only see BIG!
Washtenaw County School Districts www.michigan.gov/mde
For information on career technical education, special education, early childhood programs contact the Washtenaw ISD @ (734) 994-8100, washtenawisd.org Note: This is NOT a complete list.
School District Website Phone Number Communities Served
Ann Arbor Public Schools www.a2schools.org (734) 994-2200
Chelsea School District www.chelsea.k12.mi.us (734) 433-2200
Dexter Community Schools www.dexterschools.org (734) 424-4100
Manchester Community Schools www.manchesterschools.us (734) 428-9711
Saline Area Schools www.salineschools.org (734) 429-8000
Ypsilanti Community Schools www.ycschools.us (734) 221-1200
2021 Graduation Rate* 2021-22 Enrollment $ Spent Per Student (2021-22 State Funds)
Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Township, Barton Hills, and 7 surrounding Twps. 17,070 $9,648
Chelsea, Dexter, Lima, Lyndon, Sylvan, Townships 2,338 $8,700
Dexter, Dexter Township, Lima, Webster and Scio Townships 3,427 $8,700
Manchester, Manchester Township, Bridgewater, Freedom, and Sharon Townships 806 $8,700
Saline, Saline Township, Lodi, Pittsfield, and York Townships 4,940 $8,700
Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township, and Superior Township
91% 96% 96% 91% 96% 75% 3,669 $8,700
* Graduation rates based on traditional high school four year graduation rates averaged by the number of high schools in district.
305 S. Main, Ste. 100, Chelsea 48118
Population: 5,446 (734) 475-1771 • www.city-chelsea.org Income: $66,000
Chelsea is a lively small city with an abundance of shopping, dining, entertainment and local activities. It is diverse in its outlook but embracing of its agricultural heritage Chelsea maintains an active manufacturing base as part of its economy but is developing a vibrant music and arts scene too. The beautiful 25,000-acre Waterloo Recreation Area is literally on Chelsea’s doorstep with all its unique wilderness, wildlife and geological wonders. Within a 20-minute drive there is just about anything a nature enthusiast might want to do. And, when it comes to the arts, it doesn’t hurt to have the Purple Rose Theater or the SculptureWalk in your back yard. Come to Chelsea!
8123 Main St., 2nd Floor, Dexter 48130
Population: 4,556 (734) 426-8303 • www.dextermi.gov Income: $87,000
Dexter is one of the fastest growing communities in Washtenaw County. Its population more than doubled since 1990. This growth turned Dexter from a village into a city in 2014. An active downtown, numerous parks, excellent schools and a successful business environment has supported this growth. New subdivisions and condominium projects on both sides of the city have helped meet the housing demand caused by the growth. Dexter is one of the communities involved with the Border to Border (B@B) trail – a shared use path that links the open spaces of the Huron River Greenway. In 2015 the B@B was incorporated into the State of Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail.
Village of Manchester
912 City Rd., Manchester
Population: 2,018 (734) 428-7877 • www.vil-manchester.org Income: $64,000
The village of Manchester is a place you go to know your neighbors, enjoy their company and draw from their strengths. Community-wide festivals are still a dominant them of Village life in Manchester. Many of the locals will tell you everything begins and ends with the Manchester Chicken Broil that occurs the 3rd Thursday in July. Proceeds from this festival have gone to fund many major projects that add to Manchester’s quality of life. Parades are held on Memorial Day and during the community fair. You don’t want to miss the 4th of July or the Gazebo concerts. There are many civic organizations, which provide a variety of leisure-time activities. And of course, you are never far away from nearby recreational spaces. Manchester is a small, closely-knit community that provides opportunities of quality for all.
6201 W Michigan Ave, Ann Arbor 48108
Population: 39,437 (734) 822-3101 • www.pittsﬁeld-mi.gov Income: $84,000
If you want an outstanding spectrum of housing, education, talent and business along with a vibrant quality of life, then Pittsﬁeld Township is the place you’ve been looking for. With a Master Plan deﬁning a vision for the community Pittsﬁeld is linking its residential, commercial, entertainment, cultural and recreational spaces via multiple modes of transportation. This sense of community is bolstered by a new Preservation Plan that works to strike a balance between preservation and development. Its strategic location provides immediate access to all major local and state highways, with lower taxes and all the Ann Arbor amenities you could want. Simply a great place to live.
100 N. Harris St., Saline 48176
Population: 9,266 (734) 429-4907 • www.cityof saline.org Income: $79,000
Saline is a place where shop and restaurant owners know your name, kids feel safe to play, where schools are exceptional and a place where you can ﬁnd nearly anything within a few miles of home. Saline is just a little quieter and maybe slightly slower than other communities, but it combines a touch of history with its architecture with the vitality of new homes, new retail, unique specialty stores and a world-class Rec Center. Offering a full slate of special events, from Farmer’s Market to Summerfest, and a few parades thrown in for good measure Saline is the place to work, eat, shop and enjoy.
One S. Huron St., Ypsilanti 48197 7200 S. Huron River Rd., Ypsilanti 48197 (734) 483-1100 • www.cityofypsilanti.com (734) 484-4700 • www.ytown.org
Population: 20,763 Population: 55,885 Income: $40,000 Income: $58,000
Ypsilanti, affectionally known as “Ypsi” to most Michiganders, has a funky community vibe with a fresh arts scene to explore. Its history is rich and its shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities are both inspiring and vibrant. It has 2 main districts –Downtown and Depot Town – which are historic, yet infused with innovation, bohemian, locally-driven businesses. It is also home to Washtenaw County’s second major university – Eastern Michigan University, which pretty much identiﬁes where the funky, groovy, and innovative descriptions come into play. It is home to a number of arts organizations and museums and is nearby to many more. You can visit or stay, but you’re going to fall in love with “Ypsi” and the Ypsilanti way.
Colleges & Universities
Baker College of Royal Oak www.baker.edu
420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak 48067 (855) 487-7888
Central Michigan University Metro Detroit Regional Center www.cmich.edu
Troy Center, 900 Tower Dr., Troy 48098 (248) 526-2610
• Detroit Ofﬁce (313) 496-5196
• Clinton Township Center (586) 228-3160
• Dearborn Center (313) 441-5300
• Southﬁeld Center (248) 357-8600
Cleary University www.cleary.edu
• Detroit 2470 Collingswood, Detroit 48206 (800) 686-1883
• Howell 3750 Cleary Dr., Howell 48843 (517) 548-3670
College for Creative Studies www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu
201 E. Kirby, Detroit 48202 (313) 664-7400
Concordia University (Afﬁliated with Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) www.cuaa.edu 4090 Geddes Rd., Ann Arbor 48105 (734) 995-7300
Detroit Business Institute Medical Career Training www.dbidownriver.com
19100 Fort St., Riverview 48193 (734) 479-0660
Davenport University www.davenport.edu
• 3031 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit 48202 (313) 481-2800
• 27650 Dequindre, Warren 48092 (586) 558-8700
Eastern Michigan University www.emich.edu
Student Center (Admissions) 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti 48197 (734) 487-6453
Henry Ford College
5101 Evergreen, Dearborn 48128 (313) 845-9600 www.hfcc.edu
East Campus: • M-TEC 3601 Schaefer, Bldg. A, Dearborn (313) 317-6600
• School of Nursing 3601 Schaefer, Bldg. B, Dearborn (313) 845-6305
Kettering University www.kettering.edu
1700 W. University Ave., Flint 48504 (810) 762-9500
Lawrence Technological University www.ltu.edu
Admissions – Alfred Taubman
Student Services Center 21000 W. Ten Mile Rd., Southﬁeld 48075 (248) 204-4000 (Directory Assistance)
Macomb Community College www.macomb.edu
Toll Free (866) 622-6621 Local (586) 445-7999
• Administrative Center 16000 Hall Rd., Clinton Township 48038
• Advanced Technology Center 34950 Little Mack Clinton Township 48035
• East Campus 21901 Dunham Road Clinton Township 48036
• Center Campus 44575 Garﬁeld, Clinton Township 48038
• M-Tech 7900 Tank Ave., Warren 48092
• South Campus 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren 48088
Madonna University www.madonna.edu
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia 48150
Admissions: (734) 432-5339
General Info: (734) 432-5300 (800) 852-4951
• Henry Ford University Center 5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn 48128 (734) 432-5339
• Macomb University Center 44575 Garﬁeld Rd. Bldg. UC-1, Ste. 120 Clinton Twp., 48038 (586) 263-6330
MSU College of Law Law College Building www.law.msu.edu
648 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing 48824 (517) 432-6800
Michigan State University Management Education Center www.mec.broad.msu.edu 811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy 48098 (248) 879-2456
Mott Community College www.mcc.edu
1401 E. Court Street, Flint 48503 (810) 762-0200
• Culinary Arts (810) 762-0429
• Southern Lakes Center 2100 W. Thompson Rd. Fenton 48430 (810) 762-5000
• Workforce Development Workforce Education Center/ Garﬁeld G. Wagner Building 709 N. Saginaw St.,Flint 48503 (810) 232-2555
Northwood University www.northwood.edu
Livonia Center 38777 W Six Mile, Livonia (734) 464-2025
Oakland Community College Bee Administration Center www.oaklandcc.edu
2480 Opdyke, Bloomﬁeld Hills 48304 General Info (248) 341-2000
• Auburn Hills Campus 2900 Featherstone Road Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 232-4100
• Highland Lakes Campus 7350 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford 48327 (248) 942-3100
• Orchard Ridge Campus 27055 Orchard Lake Road Farmington Hills 48334 (248) 522-3400
• Royal Oak Campus 739 S. Washington, Royal Oak 48067 (248) 246-2400
• Southﬁeld Campus 22322 Rutland Drive, Southﬁeld 48075 (248) 223-2700
Oakland University www.oakland.edu
2200 Squirrel Rd., Rochester 48309 (248) 370-2100
Rochester University www.rochesteru.edu
800 W. Avon Rd., Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 218-2000
Schoolcraft College www.schoolcraft.edu
• Livonia Campus 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia MI 48152 (734) 462-4400
Siena Heights University www.sienaheights.edu
• Metro Detroit Campus 26999 Central Park Blvd, Ste. 100 Southﬁeld 48076 (248) 799-5490
• Adult Degree Completion
Henry Ford College (Online) 5101 Evergreen Rd., #W314, Dearborn (313) 317-9450
Spring Arbor University www.arbor.edu
• Flint Campus 5406 Gateway Centre Dr., Ste. A Flint 48507 (517) 750-6336
• Southﬁeld Campus 26200 Lasher Rd., Ste. 100 Southﬁeld 48033 (517) 750-6336
University of Detroit Mercy www.udmercy.edu
• McNichols Campus 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit 48221 (313) 993-1000
• Corktown Campus –School of Dentistry 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Detroit 48208 (313) 494-6600
• Riverfront Campus – School of Law 651 E. Jefferson, Detroit 48226 (313) 596-0200
• Macomb University Center (Macomb Community College) 44575 Garﬁeld Rd. UC1 Clinton Township 48038 (586) 226-4733
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor www.umich.edu
Huetwell Visitor Center and Undergrad Admissions
515 E Jefferson St. Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 764-7433
University of Michigan, Dearborn www.umdearborn.edu 4901 Evergreen, Dearborn 48128 (313) 593-5000
University of Michigan, Flint www.umﬂint.edu
303 E. Kearsley Street, Flint 48502 (810) 762-3300
Washtenaw Community College www.wccnet.edu 4800 E. Huron River Road Ann Arbor 48105 (734) 973-3300
4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201 (313) 833-9700 • majesticdetroit.com
For over 100 years this 16-lane bowling alley in Midtown has been a recreation destination. Full service bar and lounge, patio and pizza.
Ford Drive-In 10400 Ford Rd., Dearborn 48126 (313) 846-6910 • forddrivein.com
First Opened in 1950 this movie theatre always offers a double feature! Concession stand, playground, and restrooms available.
www.michigan.gov (Go to Dept. of Natural Resources)
This state park can be accessed using the MacArthur Bridge at E. Jefferson Avenue and E. Grand Blvd. Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead (Central Park in New York City), this beautiful 982-acre park has over ﬁve miles of scenic shoreline. The Nature Zoo provides family programs. Call for hours. The Whitcomb Conservatory, Livingstone Lighthouse, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the Aquarium and the Casino (available for rent, seniors programs); Scott Memorial Fountain and a “Kids Kingdom” playscape along with numerous recreational venues. (313) 821-9844
Campus Martius lies at the heart of the City of Detroit. Known as the “Point of Origin,” the junction of Woodward and Monroe Avenues is the starting point from where the City of Detroit’s system of streets, squares and lots was created. Home to Rocket Mortgage, retail outlets and loft residences Campus Martius is a signiﬁcant and contributing factor to the ongoing rebirth of downtown Detroit. With gardens, fountains, waterfalls, monuments, ice skating rink and urban beach space, it is the meeting place for city residents.
Chamber Music Detroit
440 Burroughs St., Detroit 48202
Ofﬁce: (313) 335-3350 • Tickets: (313) 335-3300 www.chambermusicdetroit.org
Detroit concerts at WSU Schaver Recital Hall. Grosse Pointe concerts at Christ Church Grosse Pointe. Pontiac concerts at Flagstar Strand Theatre. Known for its intimate concert experience and creative program CMD is a special treat for the musically inclined. For more information about concerts and tickets, go to the website.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren at Brush Detroit 48201
The Metro Detroit Area has hundreds of attractions that will capture your imagination. Be it arts, theatre, music, history or science, indoor or outdoor, fully active or mostly passive, there is always something to do, a place to go or someplace to call your favorite. Check before you go for days they are open, hours and fees because they are subject to change. But, most of all – GET OUT AND GO! They need you and you need them – a match made in heaven. ENJOY!
(313) 494-5800 • www.thewright.org
Open Wednesday through Sunday, call for exact hours. Admission charge. This state-of-the-art facility is the largest of its kind. Exhibits show the history and contributions of African Americans. The museum features 125,000 sq. ft. simulating scenes from early African history to the slave trade, the civil rights movement to contemporary Detroit.
2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201 (313) 962-4000 • www.mlb.com
There’s a lot more than baseball (still the main event!) going on at Comerica Park. Home of the Detroit Tigers. A theme park, baseball museum and restaurants add to the fun.
Detroit Artists Market
4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201 (313) 832-8540 • www.detroitartistsmarket.org
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. This market and gallery is dedicated to Michigan artists. It was founded in 1932 and is the oldest cultural institution in Detroit promoting contemporary artists.
Detroit Film Theatre
5200 Woodward Ave. (Detroit Institute of Arts) Detroit 48202 (313) 833-4005 www.dia.org/events/Detroit-Film-Theatre Contemporary and classic ﬁlms, special events for adults and children.
Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Avenue Detroit 48202 (313) 833-1805 www.detroithistorical.org Established in 1928, this Detroit cultural gem is one of the oldest and largest museums dedicated to metropolitan history. “Streets of Old Detroit,” “Detroit: The Arsenal of Democracy”, and “Doorway to Freedom” are fantastic! Call or log on to website for hours. Admission fee.
Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)
5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit 48202 (313) 833-7900 • www.dia.org
Considered one of the top museums in the country. Open Tuesday-Sunday. The Beaux Arts Building was designed by Paul Cret and built in 1927, with extensive renovations being recently completed. Renowned for its extensive and diverse collection, with over 100 galleries, a reference library, lecture hall, cafe and museum store. Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County residents are free.
The City Institute
440 Burroughs St., Ste 118, Detroit 48202
(313) 883-9141 • www.thecityinstitute.com Virtual and in-person city tours, learning journeys on a number of subjects. Presentations and workshops. Log in for speciﬁcs.
Detroit Opera House/Detroit Opera
1526 Broadway, Detroit 48226
Tickets (313) 237-7464 • www.detroitopera.org
Designed by Detroit architect C. Howard Crane and known for its superb acoustic construction, the theatre ﬁrst opened in 1922. The lavish Italian renaissance style has been allowed to ﬂourish despite its tumultuous history of name changes and abandonment. The opera is alive and well... for tours see website.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Max M. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201 (313) 576-5111 • www.dso.org
Now over 100 years old, many renowned conductors and musicians have performed beloved classics, world premiers, pops and jazz. There are always programs for children and families as well. Orchestra Hall, built by C. Howard Crane in 1919, is the elegant home of the orchestra and is now part of the fantastic Max M. Fisher Music Center.
Headquarters at 2934 Russell, Detroit 48207 (between Mack & Gratiot)
(313) 833-9300 • www.easternmarket.org
Open Saturdays, 6:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
This 11-acre open-air market sells fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry, wines, ﬂowers and plants. It is the largest historic public market district in the U.S.! The area also features specialty stores and restaurants.
2000 Brush, Detroit 48226 (313) 262-2100 • www.detroitlions.com
Admission charge. Located in the heart of the entertainment district and home to the NFL Detroit Lions. The design incorporates the Detroit landmark Hudson’s warehouse (built in the 1920s) and claims the best sight lines of any stadium in the U.S. Public walk up tours and group tours are available.
2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201 (313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com
Over 80 years old, the Fox is the oldest surviving movie palace of the 1920s. It continues to showcase live music and Broadway shows.
Monroe Street between Randolph and I-75. Authentic Greek restaurants, bakeries, shops, nightlife and a casino are all easily accessible to hotels and other attractions by the Detroit People Mover.
500 Griswold St., Detroit 48226 (313) 963-4567 • www.guardianbuilding.com
Built in 1928-29 this signiﬁcant skyscraper is a National Historic Landmark and is considered one of the best examples of art-deco architecture. Standing tall at 40 ﬂoors, it is made of 1.8 million custom tangerine-colored bricks and features glass from France, marble from Italy and Africa, Rookwood Pottery and Pewabic tile. The 5 story Michigan Mural and Tiffany clock make this Detroit gem a must see.
One Washington Blvd., Detroit 48226 (313) 877-8777 • www.huntingtonplacedetroit.com
The convention center is the 17th largest in the country hosting conferences, conventions, and trade shows. The People Mover has a station on the 4th ﬂoor and the largest MoGo bike share station. Huntington Place has a large art collection on display and houses an outlet of the Pure Detroit retail store.
Over 100 years old, this community of 351 homes was admitted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Located from E. Jefferson to Mack Avenue in Detroit, it includes Burns, Iroquois and Seminole Avenues. These homes, built as early as 1895 by Detroit’s wealthiest businessmen, are on a grand scale, explaining the popular home and garden tours this neighborhood hosts.
Little Caesars Arena
2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201 (313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com Opened in the fall of 2017, this multi-purpose arena is the home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons. The eight-story building is built in a bowl shape with its ﬂoor 40 feet below street level. Capacity of 20,000 seats for hockey games is the 2nd largest in the world. Concert calendar, game schedules and arena tour info are online.
Majestic Theatre Center
4140 Woodward Avenue, Detroit 48201 (313) 833-9700 • www.majesticdetroit.com
A city block full of fun: two restaurants, bars, billiards, bowling, live entertainment venues. Free shuttle to other downtown locations.
500 Temple Street, Detroit 48201 (313) 832-7100 • www.themasonic.com
Built in 1926, the temple is listed on the State and National Historic Registers. The theatre seats over 4,400 people and hosts all forms of live entertainment including plays, variety shows, dance and rock concerts.
Southwest of downtown at the foot of the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. This area offers numerous annual events including Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Summer Mercado. Restaurants and craft stores abound.
Michigan Science Center
5020 John R, Detroit 48202 (313) 577-8400 • www.mi-sci.org
Family oriented, hands-on displays designed with an interactive approach, for the discovery of all things related to science, math and technology. Features exhibits, live shows and activities. Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission charge.
3939 Woodward Ave., Ste. 100, Detroit 48201 (313) 420-6000 • midtowndetroitinc.org
Bounded by Ford Freeway (North), Chrysler Freeway (East), Fisher Freeway (South), and the Lodge Freeway (West). Known as “Midtown”, this area includes many cultural, educational and medical institutions including the Detroit Art Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit Public Library, and the Max Fisher Music Center.
Motown Historical Museum
2648 West Grand Blvd., Detroit 48208 (313) 875-2264
Two phases of the highly anticipated Motown Museum expansion are now complete. The museum is open for you to explore. Features the beginning of the Motown music empire; galleries with numerous displays and artifacts showcasing the major works of Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and more. Online gift shop. Open Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 6pm. There is an entry fee.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure Center
1801 Atwater, Detroit 48207 (844) 622-6367 • www.michigan.gov/oac This family-friendly destination brings Michigan’s woods, water and wildlife inside a three-story, 40,000 square foot building near the Detroit Riverwalk and William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor. This unique facility provides hands-on recreational experiences for all ages and abilities through a variety of activities and exhibits. Wednesday, Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (closed Monday, Tuesday and Thursday), Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. There is an entrance fee.
10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit 48214 (313) 626-2000 • www.pewabic.org
A Detroit institution, many homes and ofﬁce buildings are decorated with these distinctive tiles and mosaics. Production, history and exhibits are available to view.
One of only two active turn-of-thecentury pottery studios in the country. Online store. Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday call for group tours.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
RELOCATE 2 Metro Detroit™ offers pages of information that allows you to access websites or dial phone numbers to get information from hundreds of locations and organizations. Please check with the organization or speciﬁc venue for any updates to open dates, fees, hours of operations and protocols they may be following to keep their staff and visitors safe. Although the Metro Detroit Area is getting back to normal it is encouraged that residents and/or visitors stay up to date on any local restrictions being suggested, requested or enforced.
Located on Jefferson between Brush and Beaubien (313) 567-3126 • www.gmrencen.com
A Detroit landmark on the Detroit River, it is easily recognized by its ﬁve massive glass towers. The RenCen, at 5.5 million sq. ft., houses General Motors World Headquarters, numerous ofﬁces, the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel, a food court, ﬁne dining restaurants, specialty retail stores located on the Detroit River.
Located along the Detroit River between the RenCen and Belle Isle Bridge, this historic warehouse district with great views features restaurants, clubs, parks, marina and outdoor concert venue – the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre.
121 Gratiot, Detroit 48226 (313) 481 -1850 • www.detroitpubliclibrary.org
Open Monday-Thursday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The nation’s most extensive public archive of automotive information including books, photographs, drawings and company histories are available by appointment. Call (313) 481-1862.
Tuskegee Airmen National Museum
Exhibits and artifacts located in the Coleman A. Young Gallery of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit 48201. Admission charge. Thursday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Historic Aircraft, all youth programs and administrative ofﬁces at the Coleman A. Young International Airport. 11499 Corner St., Detroit 48213 (313) 843-8849 • www.tuskegeemuseum.org
Honors the legacy and achievements of the nation’s ﬁrst all-black air ﬁghter squadron.
The Heidelberg Project
Art Environment, 3600 Block of Heidelberg, Detroit 48207 (313) 458-8414 • www.heidelberg.org
Artist Tyree Guyton has taken on urban blight and created an indoor/ outdoor art gallery incorporating found objects, sidewalks, vacant lots, and houses into his works. Log on for tour and lecture information.
Wayne State University Theatre & Dance (313) 577-3508 • www.theatreanddance.wayne.edu
• Hilberry Gateway - New performance venue opening 2023.
• Allesee Dance Theatre – 4841 Cass Ave., (3rd ﬂoor) Detroit 48202.
• Hilberry Theatre – 4743 Cass Ave. Detroit 48202 (to be converted to the Gretchen Valade Jazz Center).
• Underground at the Hilberry – 4743 Cass Ave. Detroit 48202 (open stage in the lower level of the Hilberry Theatre).Mexicantown
In Wayne County
Arab American National Museum
13624 Michigan Avenue (at Schaefer), Dearborn 48126 (313) 429-2535 • www.arabamericanmuseum.org
Open Thursday and Friday 11am – 6pm and Saturday 11am – 6pm Admission charge. The museum is the ﬁrst in the country to celebrate the Arab American story. Along with the exhibits there is an auditorium, library/resource center and gift shop. This museum is an afﬁliate of the Smithsonian and can access its programs, speakers, and artifacts. Call to conﬁrm hours.
Automotive Hall of Fame
21400 Oakwood, Dearborn 48124 (313) 240-4000 • www.automotivehalloffame.org
Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. Admission charge. Classic cars, including a replica of the ﬁrst gasoline auto, plus interactive exhibits.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
1100 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores 48236 (313) 884-4222 • www.fordhouse.org
Open Tuesday - Sunday with a variety of tours. Call for hours. Admission charge. Designed by Albert Kahn, this family home is representative of the Detroit “auto barons”. It was built in the style of Cotswolds in Worchester, England. Many original pieces from the family art and antiques collection are on view.
Greenmead Historical Park
20501 Newburgh Road, Livonia 48152 (248) 477-7375 • www.Livonia.gov
This 95-acre park site includes Greek revival farmhouse (exhibits), north barn, farmhand house, gardens, and historical village. The village includes homes built in mid-1800s, gift shops, picnic and recreational facilities.
Grosse Pointe Theatre
315 Fisher Rd, Grosse Pointe 48230 (313) 881-4004 • www.gpt.org
More than 400 members volunteer their talents, performing ﬁve plays, “main stage” plays and smaller “black box” productions. Log on to the website for more information.
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms 48236 (313) 881-7511 • www.warmemorial.org
On Lake St. Clair, this historic site serves as a center for enrichment programs, numerous community events and services in honor of veterans. Built in 1910 as the former home of Russell Alger.
Hamtramck Historical Museum
9525 Jos Campau St., Hamtramck 48212 (313) 262-6571 • www.hamtramckhistory.com
Focuses on Hamtramck’s great past, present and future. Has a wide range of programs and services including slide/power point presentations, book signings, guest lectures, craft demonstrations, ethnic cultural demonstrations (dance, song, etc.) video presentations and school programs. Open Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 4 pm or by appointment.
Mill Race Historical Village
Downtown Northville 48167 (248) 348-1845 • www.millracenorthville.org
In Oakland County
1185 Washington, Rochester Hills 48306 (248) 608-9077 • www.avonplayers.org
Community theatre September - May. Youth theatre in the summer. Call or log on for performance and ticket information.
Birmingham Bloomﬁeld Art Center
1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-0866 • www.bbartcenter.org
This charming historical village was built on 12.5 acres of land preserving architectural styles found in the Northville community prior to 1900. The village consists of an inn, blacksmith shop, school, church, gazebo, rustic wooden bridge, Interurban station and several homes reminiscent of an era gone by. Log on to the website for additional information and calendar of events.
Motor City Youth Theatre
Grantland Street Playhouse, 27555 Grantland, Livonia 48150 (313) 535-8962 • www.mcyt.org
This high-quality group of children and adults puts on main stage productions involving dance, music and visual arts. Classes are offered for new actors ages 5-10.
Plymouth Historical Museum
155 S. Main Street, Plymouth 48170 (734) 455-8940 • www.plymouthhistory.org
Admission fee. Open 1:00-4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Features special events, historical exhibits specializing in Victorian reproductions, and gift shop.
Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill
10685 Warren Road, Plymouth 48170 (734) 455-2290 • www.plymouthorchards.com
16 varieties of apples, cider mill, country store, petting farm, music offered most weekends. Seasonal. Wyandotte Museum 2610 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte 48192 (734) 324-7284 • www.wyandotte.net Admission fee. The museum is housed in the Victorian Ford-Mac Nichol home, built in 1896. The building features a wraparound porch, turret, six ﬁreplaces, and original decor. The museum offers archives and exhibits highlighting local history; other buildings on site.
The Henry Ford 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn, 48124 (313) 982-6001 • www.thehenryford.org
An awe-inspiring experience. The Henry Ford is 4 must see attractions (Museum, Greenﬁeld Village, IMAX Theater and Ford Rouge Factory Tour) for discovering America – its culture, inventions and people. Hundreds of hands-on ways to explore, enjoy and be inspired. Museum hours - Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Greenﬁeld Village (seasonal, log on to website for hours), Factory Tours and Imax Theater (log on to website for additional information).
Yankee Air Museum (located at historic Willow Run Airport) 47884 D Street, Belleville 48111 (734) 483-4030 www.yankeeairmuseum.org
Closed Mondays. Admission fee. Check website or call for speciﬁc hours and cost. Learn about Detroit’s role in winning World War II. See documentary on how Ford Motor Company built more than 8,500 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers. Numerous aircraft and artifacts on display from World War 1 through the Vietnam era and beyond including jet fighters and B-52 Stratofortress. Flight Experience rides on either a B-17 Flying Fortress or B-25 Mitchell bomber (at additional cost) are the ultimate ‘bucket list’ adventures for adults. This small museum offers big memories and promises plenty of smiles.
The center offers studio classes, workshops, art history classes for all ages, art camps for children, juried exhibitions, the Michigan Fine Arts Competition and Fine Arts Festival and more. Works may be purchased at the Gallery Shop. Closed Sundays.
Clarkston Village Players
4861 White Lake Road, Clarkston 48346 (248) 625-8811
Community theatre runs year round, includes summer youth theatre.
Cranbrook Educational Community
39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomﬁeld Hills 48304 www.cranbrook.edu
Cranbrook Art Museum – (248) 645-3323 www.cranbrookartmuseum.org
This contemporary art museum built by Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen in 1942, houses permanent and changing exhibitions and features a state-of-the-art Collectors Wing. A store selling works by students, faculty, books, prints, giftware, etc. also on site.
Cranbrook House and Garden –(248) 645-3147 www.housegardens.cranbrook.edu
Designed by Albert Kahn in 1908 for the founders of Cranbrook (George and Ellen Booth), it is the oldest surviving manor home in Metro Detroit. The 40 acres of diverse gardens were originally designed by Mr. Booth. House tours June through October.
Cranbrook Institute of Science(248) 645-3200 https://science.cranbrook.edu
Explore science, technology and natural history through exhibits, hands-on activities and planetarium. For hours, ticket prices and other information you may need to log on to their website.
Saarinen House – (248) 645-3307
Built in 1930, it is considered an Art Deco masterwork. It was the home and studio of Eliel and Loja and their son Eero. Open May through October for public walk-in and private tours. Call for exact dates and times.
Smith House – (248) 645-3307
Frank Lloyd Wright “Smith House” located in Bloomﬁeld Hills; this classic Usonian home is open for tours from May through October. Call the Museum for more info.
Woodward Ave. at Ten Mile, Royal Oak 48067 (248) 541-5717 • www.detroitzoo.org
Open 362 days a year. Features 125 acres of open natural habitats that are home to 230+ species. There are numerous attractions including a new Penguinarium, Amphibian Conservation Center, Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback, Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, Carousel, Railroad, Simulator Ride, and 4-D Theater. Admission and Parking Fees.
Flagstar Strand Theatre Pontiac
12 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac 48342 (248) 309-6442 • www.FlagstarStrand.com
Offering a diverse selection of high-quality arts programming the Flagstar Strand Theatre hosts a wide variety of events each year from international touring artists to local favorites and performances by the STArt Youth Theatre company. Housed in a three-story Renaissance-style building in the heart of downtown Pontiac, Flagstar Strand Theatre has 2 internal performance venues – the historic 900 seat Grand Theatre and the more intimate Second @ Strand Stage. In 2020 it opened a third performance space using their iconic marquee as a performing space.
Holly Dickens Festival
Late November/Early December each year. www.hollydickensfestival.org Lose yourself to the “Spirit of Christmas” by being part of a very real, very unique “A Christmas Carol” immersion. Be part of the oldest and longest running Dickens Festival in the United States.
Holocaust Memorial Center
28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills 48334 (248) 553-2400 • www.holocaustcenter.org
This is an opportunity to learn about the Holocaust, European Jewish communities and Jewish visitors can research their roots in the world’s largest collection of books and resources. There are lecture series, travel opportunities, teacher seminars and a speakers’ bureau. Numerous exhibits and gift shop. Call for hours.
Lego Discovery Center
(Great Lakes Crossing) Baldwin Rd., Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 409-6001 www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/michigan This indoor family attraction is perfect for children ages 3 -10. There is a large play area, creative workshop, models of Detroit landmarks, Lego rides and 4-D theater. Tickets may be purchased online.
Main Street Downtown Rochester
Annual Christmas Parade and Big Bright Light Show –Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day www.downtownrochestermi.com
The parade is a televised event running down Main Street in Rochester in early December. Stake out your space early! The light show involves all buildings lit up with lights strung every six inches. A wonderful sight at night.
Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum
31005 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills 48334 (248) 626-5020 • www.marvin3m.com
Listed as one of the most unusual museums in the country, there are thousands of toys, machines, and one-of-a-kind collectibles.
Michigan Renaissance Festival
12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, 48442 (800) 601-4848 • www.michrenfest.com
A truly unique entertainment experience with knights in armor, joisting, strolling musicians, themed feasts and weekends, specialty acts and active marketplace. Runs from mid-August through September. Check the website for information about activities, events and festival fees.
(on Oakland University campus)
Adams and Walton, Rochester, 48309 Amphitheatre – (313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com May through September serves as a popular outdoor entertainment venue. Pavilion and lawn seating. Home to Meadow Brook Gardens as well.
Meadow Brook Hall - (248) 364-6200 www.meadowbrookhall.org
The Matilda Dodge Wilson Estate (widow of auto baron John Dodge) is a beautiful 100-room Tudor revival style mansion built in 1929. It boasts 23 ﬁreplaces, 39 chimneys and 3 kitchens. It is the 4th largest historic house museum in the country. For special events and tours please call. Open daily year-round. Fee.
Meadow Brook Theatre
Adams and Walton, 207 Wilson Hall, Rochester, 48309 (248) 377-3300 • www.mbtheatre.com
Meadow Brook Theatre is Michigan’s largest professional theatre company. Over the years it has won awards and critical acclaim for the high quality of the comedies, mysteries, dramas and musicals; from its accomplished actors to the lavish sets and beautiful costumes. They also have a series for children. Located on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MBT’s theatre provides an intimate experience. Handicapped seating and free parking.
Oakland County Fair
PO Box 365, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg 48350 (248) 634-8830 • www.oakfair.org
This annual fair was founded in the 1880’s. 4-H fair memberships and event applications are available online.
Oakland County Farmers and Flea Market
2350 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford 48328 (248) 858-5495 www.oakgov.com/parks/parksandtrails/farmers-market
Open year round, but not daily, the market offers food specialty items, farm and garden produce and ﬂea market booths on site. Log on for hours and links to vendor websites.
Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society 405 Cesar Chavez Ave., Pontiac 48342 (248) 338-6732 • www.ocphs.org
Pine Grove Historical Museum includes the Governor Moses Wisner Mansion, Drayton Plains one room schoolhouse and carriage house, research library and Pioneer Museum. Call Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for information and hours.
Olde World Canterbury Village 2359 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion 48360 (248) 391-5700 • www.canterburyvillage.com
A designated historical landmark, the Village extends over 21 acres on the old Scripps Farm. There are specialty shops and restaurant on site along with cider mill. Call for hours.
Palazzo di Bocce
4291 S. Lapeer Rd., Orion Township 48359 (248) 371-9987 • www.palazzodibocce.com
Closed Sundays and Mondays. Largest and most elaborate bocce facility in the United States, a unique venue and comfortable atmosphere for all ages. Play bocce on one of 10 indoor tournament-sized courts. Courtside snacking and cocktails. Reservations recommended. Soft-soled shoes and appropriate casual attire required for bocce play.
Paint Creek Center for the Arts
407 Pine St., Rochester 48307 (248) 657-4110 • www.pccart.org
Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) helps people in our region explore, experience, and share their creativity through art classes, exhibitions, outreach programs, community projects, and the annual Art & Apples Festival® – which was designated as one of the top 10 art festival in the entire nation in 2018 and 2019.
Pine Knob Music Theatre
33 Bob Seger Drive, Clarkston 48348 (313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com
May through September. Outdoor, 15,000 seat concert venue. Both pavilion and lawn seating available. Major national tours and concerts.
205 W. Long Lake Road, Troy 48098 (248) 988-7049 • www.ridgedaleplayers.com One of the oldest community theatre groups in Michigan (over 75 years), with a junior actor program as well.
Rochester Hills Museum
1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester 48306 (at Van Hoosen Farm) (248) 656-4663 • www.rochesterhills.org (Click on “Things to Do”)
Open year-round Friday and Saturday, 12:00-3:00 p.m. or by appointment. Tours available. Admission charge. Located in an 1840s Greek Revival farmhouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was home to ﬁve generations. It features period furnishings and artifacts. Located within historic Stoney Creek Village, the area includes the 1848 Stoney Creek School, farmhouses and Greek Revival homes built before the Civil War. A selfguided tour brochure is available at the museum. Streets bordering the area are Tienken, Washington and Runyon.
Sea Life Aquarium (at Great Lakes Crossing)
4316 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, 48326 (866) 622-0605 • www.visitsealife.com
This 35,000 square foot underwater world features 5,000 creatures in 20 themed displays. Come explore the interactive touch pool, walk through the ocean tunnel, watch the sharks feeding, and listen to the fun programs about “why” and “how”. Log on to the website for hours and tickets.
Stagecrafters (at the Historic Baldwin Theatre) 415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak 48061 (248) 541-6430 • www.stagecrafters.org
September through July. This theatre group presents musicals, comedies and dramas. Also special youth theatre programs.
Tree Runner Adventure Park 6200 Drake Rd., West Bloomﬁeld 48322 (248) 419-1550 • www.treerunnerparks.com/westbloomﬁeld
Over 100 obstacles and zip lines, numerous courses at a variety of levels. Seasonal park. Check website for hours. Also, one in Rochester Hills on the campus of Oakland University at Walton and Adams Road.
Upland Hills Farm
481 Lake George Rd., Oxford 48370 (248) 628-1611 • www.uplandhillsfarm.com
Hayrides, camps and special events.
Village Players of Birmingham
34660 Woodward, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-2075 (tickets) www.birminghamvillageplayers.com
Community and youth theatre and summer theatre arts camp.
In Macomb County
All The World’s a Stage
66130 Van Dyke, Washington Township 48095 (586) 243-2253 • http://atwas.org
With a belief that the arts are central to the educational, social, and aesthetic development of children, this award-winning theatre arts education program offers youth an opportunity to experience theatre both on and off the stage.
Anton Art Center
125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens 48043 (586) 469-8666 • http://theartcenter.org
Housed in a “Carnegie Library,” this premiere organization offers cultural experience year-round including exhibitions by local, regional and national artists; adult and youth classes; a gift shop featuring locally produced art; and special events.
Crocker House Museum
15 Union St., Mount Clemens 48043 (586) 465-2488 • www.crockerhousemuseum.org
Restored Victorian Italianate, built in 1869, it is fully furnished and was home of the ﬁrst mayor of Mount Clemens. Tours by appointment only.
Grand Paciﬁc House Museum
51065 Washington, New Baltimore 48047 (586) 725-4755
Built in 1881 as a hotel and saloon, it is now a museum with an active membership, meetings and workshops for all ages. Call for days and hours of operation.
Lorenzo Cultural Center
44575 Garﬁeld Rd., Clinton Township 48038 (586) 445-7348 • www.lorenzoculturalcenter.com
Call for hours of operation, varies at different times of year. Adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, featuring multi-dimensional programs relating science, history, culture and the arts.
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
Macomb Community College
44575 Garﬁeld Road, Clinton Township 48038 (586) 286-2222 • www.macombcenter.com
This is the cultural hub of the county. There is much to do including concerts, musicals and dance, live theatre, workshops and an art gallery.
Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights 48312 586-268-9700 • www.313presents.com
This is an indoor and outdoor music and movie theatre surrounded by Freedom Hill County Park. It has pavilion and lawn seating.
Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society
16600 Stephens, Eastpointe 48021 (586) 872-2581 • www.mimths.org
Dedicated to portraying and preserving the story about Michigan's civilian and military efforts during the conﬂicts of the 20th Century, this unique collection showcases products produced by Michigan’s “Arsenal of Democracy.”
Michigan Transit Museum
200 Grand Ave., Mount Clemens 48043 (586) 463-1863• www.michigantransitmuseum.org
Train rides are available June thru October on Sundays from 1:00-4:00p.m. Historic depot was built for the Chicago, Detroit & Canada Grand Trunk Railroad. It is also where Thomas Edison learned telegraphy and picked up “railroads” as a short career. Depot open every Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Richmond Community Theatre
69619 Parker Street, Richmond 48062 (586) 727-9518 • www.richmondtheatre.com
For over 50 years, this community gem produces ﬁve shows per year involving a wide circle of actors, stage crafters, costume makers and the other creative talents that combine to create a magical experience.
Selfridge Military Air Museum
Selfridge Air National Guard Base
M-59 and Jefferson, Harrison Township 48045 (586) 239-5035 • www.selfridgeairmuseum.org
Indoor and outdoor exhibits, with Navy and Air Force planes. Call for hours and tour information.
Starkweather Arts Center
219 N. Main Street, Romeo 48065 (586) 752-5700 • http://starkweatherarts.com
This gallery, housed in a historic home built in 1863, offers classes, open mic and music concerts, and gift shop. Call for days and hours of operation.
In Genesee County
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad
6140 Bray Road, Flint 48505
(810) 736-7100 or (800) 648-PARK www.geneseecountyparks.org
Open Wednesday-Sunday, Memorial Day to Labor Day, call for exact times of operation. Admission Fee. Railroad departs several times a day. The Village contains more than 30 historic structures from the 1800s, along with a steam locomotive, ferris wheel, carousel and paddlewheel riverboat. There are also Halloween and Christmas programs.
Fenton Village Players
14197 Torrey Rd., Fenton 48430 (810) 750-7700 • www.fentontheatre.org
Provides professional quality theatre and includes children’s theatre program. Encourages involvement in various ways. Performances at Fenton Community Center.
Flint Children’s Museum
on the campus of Kettering University
1602 W. University (Third Ave.), Flint 48504 (810) 767-5437 https://ﬂintchildrensmuseum.org Technology, science and art all under one roof! There are more than 40 exhibits, all of them hands on, featuring monthly activities and themes so it’s always a different experience. Call for hours.
Flint Community Players
Tom & Bea Nobles Performance Hall 2462 S. Ballenger Hwy., Flint 48507 Box ofﬁce: (810) 441-9302.
Created in 1929, this local community theater puts on ﬁve plays a season. You are welcome to audition.
Flint Farmers Market
300 East First St., Flint 48502 (810) 232-1399 www.ﬂintfarmersmarket.com
Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. You can ﬁnd a wide variety of meat, produce, dairy and baked goods all the way through the fall and winter seasons. If you’re not hungry, check out the art or enjoy any number of special events!
Brighton Center for the Performing Arts
7878 Brighton Rd., Brighton 48116 (810) 299-4130 • www.brightonperformingarts.com
Located on the Brighton High School campus this venue presents arts and entertainment programming.
Brighton Imagination Station
400 Cedar Street, Brighton 48116 (248) 797-0829 • www.brightoncity.org
This 10,000 square foot playground is comprised of numerous wooden structures creating a fantasy area for all ages. Bridge, nature trail, gazebo and free concerts during July and August as well.66 Photo courtesy of Starkweather Arts Center
Flint Institute of Arts
1120 E. Kearsley St, Flint 48503
(810) 234-1695 • www.ﬂintarts.org
Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission fee for temporary exhibits. Members are free. A great cultural resource both as a museum and art school. Features year round permanent and temporary exhibits. The ﬁlm theatre shows independent and international ﬁlms.
Flint Institute of Music
1025 E. Kearsley Street, Flint 48503 www.theﬁm.org • (810) 238-1350 Manages the School of Performing Arts, the Flint Symphony Orchestra and the Flint Repertory Theatre. The school has classes for all ages. The symphony performs classics, family and summer concerts. The symphony’s home theater is Whiting Auditorium (810) 237-7333.
Flint Repertory Theatre
1220 E. Kearsley, Flint 48503 (810) 237-1530 • https://ﬂintrep.org Professional resident theatre company, drama school º and theatre workshops.
For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
2142 N. Genesee, Burton 48509 (810) 736-7100 ext. 892 • www.geneseecountyparks.org Features 380 acres with ponds, forests, hiking trails, educational programs, visitor center and museum.
Grand Blanc Heritage Museum
203 E. Grand Blanc (City Hall) Grand Blanc 48439 (810) 694-7274 • www.cityofgrandblanc.com
Two ﬂoors of exhibits showcase the local history based on constant research and documentation. Numerous activities and events are held. Gift shop on lower level.
Heavenly Scent Herb Farm
13730 White Lake Road, Fenton 48430 (810) 629-9208 • www.heavenlyscentherbfarm.com
Housed in a barn built in 1910, painted to look like three storefronts – home decor, body care products, garden items. Specialty herbs and plants available in the greenhouse.
James H. Whiting Auditorium
1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint 48503 (810) 237-7333 • www.thewhiting.com
Equipped to offer all performing arts programs. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful concert/ballet halls in the nation. Home of the Flint Symphony Orchestra.
Robert T. Longway Planetarium
1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint 48503 (810) 237-3400 • www.sloanlongway.org
Closed Mondays, call for shows. Admission fee. Michigan’s largest and well-equipped planetarium. Programs range from astronomical and aerospace events to night sky details and the solar system.
Sloan Museum of Discovery
1221 E. Kearsley St., Flint 48503 (810) 237-3450 • www.sloanlongway.org
Durant vehicle gallery, Hagerman Street early learning gallery, history gallery and Science Discovery Hall, gift shop and café. Closed Mondays. Genesee County residents have free general admission.
Spicer Orchards Farm Market & Winery
10411 Clyde Road, Fenton 48430 (810) 632-7692 • www.spicerorchards.com
Built like an old Victorian carriage house; 10,000 bushels of apples, sorting machine, donut shop, bakery, cider mill and farmers market are all here. U-pick farm June-December. Hayrides in the fall and Christmas trees available after Thanksgiving.
Community Theatre of Howell
1400 W. Grand River, Howell 48843 (517) 545-1290 • www.cththeatre.org, Located in the high school’s freshman campus building, performances include a children’s production, numerous theatre workshops and two-week summer youth camp.
Florence Dearing Museum
3505 Avon St., Heartland 48353 (810) 229-7621 Call for tour.
Circa 1891 Victorian structure built as the town hall. It features a farm kitchen, parlor, general store, clothes, books and tools.
Hamburg Township Museum
7225 Stone Street, Hamburg 48139 (810) 986-0190 Call for hours www.hamburgmuseum.org
Features a permanent train display and historical exhibits dating back to 1831. Exhibits change every two months. Other amenities include a gift shop and tearoom.
Hartland Music Hall, 3619 Avon, Hartland 48353 (810) 632-5849 • www.hartlandplayers.org
Presents live theater including children’s productions.
City of Howell
611 E. Grand River Avenue, Howell 48843 (517) 546-3500 • www.cityofhowell.org
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and awarded a “Great American Main Street” designation in 2018, this charming downtown features the Annual Michigan Challenge Hot air Balloonfest, Melon Fest, and the Legend of Sleepy Howell premier Halloween event. Numerous 19th century structures including the Livingston County Courthouse circa 1889.
Howell Nature Center
1005 Triangle Lake, Howell 48843 (517) 546-0249 • www.howellnaturecenter.org
Open daily year-round. The center features a wildlife exhibit area and education facilities. It also serves as a rehabilitation clinic for injured and orphaned wild animals.
Livingston Centre Historical Village
Fowlerville Family Fairgrounds
8800 W. Grand River, Fowlerville 48836 (517) 223-8186. Open during the Fair, Fall Fest and by appointment. Numerous turn-of-the-century buildings collected from all over the country including a one-room schoolhouse, rail depot, farmhouse, barbershop and church.
Michigan Challenge Balloonfest
Howell High School
1200 W. Grand River Road, Howell 48843 517-546-3920 (Chamber of Commerce) www.michiganchallenge.com
The 2023 edition of this fun event will happen on June 23-25, 2023. Log on to the website to get up to the minute information about events (under the THIS YEARS EVENT tab). Sponsorship opportunities available – contact the Chamber. CASH ONLY fees for attendance. You deﬁnitely want to see the Balloon Glow!
In Washtenaw County
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
220 E, Ann St., Ann Arbor 48104
Leslie Science and Nature Center 1831 Traver Rd., Ann Arbor 48105 (734) 995-5439 • www.discoverscienceandnature.org
Hands on museum features 10 galleries, workshops, STEM focused activities, field trips and camps. The Nature Center includes trails, raptor enclosures and a critter house. Call for hours.
Hill Auditorium University of Michigan
825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 764-2538 • www.thehillauditorium.com
The auditorium is the largest performance space on the University of Michigan campus. Opened in 1913 it has hosted countless performances over the years from Leonard Bernstein to Bob Marley to G-Easy. Known for its acoustical richness. It is a venue of stunning design and programming that caters to all tastes.
201 W. North St., PO Box 460 Chelsea 48118 (734) 475-1361 • www.site.jiffymix.com
Home of the beloved cornbread mufﬁn mix, this familyowned business started as a ﬂour mill in 1901. In 1930 the ﬁrst prepared mix was sold. By making the “Jiffy” brand affordable they helped many families during and after the depression. Products, recipes and tour information is online.
Kerrytown Market and Shops
407 N. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 662-5008 • www.kerrytown.com
Located blocks from downtown Ann Arbor this historic area features a wide variety of specialty markets, unique gift shops and restaurants. Log on for a list of all the “goodness” waiting for you!
Everything in Michigan
From Metro Detroit you can easily reach the many wonders of Michigan. It could be a fun day trip to Frankenmuth for a family chicken dinner or a weeklong tour above the Mighty Mac exploring the Upper Peninsula. Wherever you go the diversity of Michigan’s wonders will amaze and humble. From picture rocks and picturesque waterfalls to a presidential library and museum, resort beach communities, a “tunnel of trees” or wine tours, Michigan has it all. And when you’re done, Metro Detroit will be awaiting your return so you can continue your exploration closer to home.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
University of Michigan Gardens – 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Ann Arbor 48105
Arboretum – 1610 Washington Hts. Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 647-7600 • www.mbgna.umich.edu
The Gardens and Arboretum are both open to the public. At the Gardens you’ll ﬁnd the conservatory; gift shop; classroom and meeting spaces; display gardens and many trails and natural areas. The Botanical Gardens are free and open 7 days a week.
Jointly owned by the University of Michigan and the City of Ann Arbor, Nichols Arboretum is located on the U-M central campus next to the U-M hospital. The Arb is a haven for students, U-M and hospital staff, and visitors year-round. It’s also home to several collections of historic or native plants. The Arb is free and open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset.
Michigan Firehouse Museum
110 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti 48197 (734) 547-0663 • www.michiganﬁrehousemuseum.org
A treasure trove of ﬁreﬁghting equipment in an old “once working” station dating back to 1898.Includes a bunk area, brass pole and vehicles. Open Thursday through Sunday.
Purple Rose Theatre
137 Park Street, Chelsea 48118 (734) 433-ROSE • www.purplerosetheatre.org
Started by the talented actor and Michigander, Jeff Daniels, this playhouse showcases live theater year-round. Also offers acting classes for all ages.
Alden B. Dow Home & Studio
315 Post St., Midland 48640 (866) 315-7678 • www.abdow.org
The architect son of the Dow Chemical Company founder built this house which is considered an excellent example of organic architecture surrounded by gardens and pond. It is open for tours.
Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens
1809 Eastman Ave., Midland 48640 (800) 362-4874 • www.dowgardens.org
Enjoy 4 miles of hard surfaced paths within acres of woodlands, orchards, and meadows. There is a playground, program shelter, cafe, and the nation’s longest Canopy Walk at 1,400 feet long, climbing up to 40 feet.
Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 E. Beltline NE, Grand Rapids 49525 (888) 957-1580 •. www.meijergardens.org
Ranked in the top 100 most visited art museums worldwide and billed as one of the nation’s most signiﬁcant sculpture and botanic experiences. The 158-acre campus features numerous indoor and outdoor gardens and a tropical conservatory, nearly 300 permanent sculptures, amphitheater, music concerts, visiting and holiday exhibitions.
Hartwick Pines State Park & Logging Museum
3612 State Park Dr., Grayling 49738 • (989) 348-2537
At 9,672 acres this park is one of the largest in the state. It still holds 49 acres of old growth pines, a museum that tells the tale of the “Shanty Boys”, four lakes and a wide variety of habitats.
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
1105 N. University Ave. (Biological Sciences Building), Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 764-0478 • www.lsa.umich.edu/ummnh Enjoy natural history from the comfort of your home. Explore the numerous exhibits, virtual ﬁeld trips and the planetarium and dome theater. Simply log on to the website and explore – fabulous resource for classrooms, home schoolers and families.
University Musical Society
911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 764-2538 • www.ums.org
With a prestigious program of music, dance and theater, the UMS was a 2014 recipient of the National Medal of Arts, the highest public artistic honor awarded by the President of the United States. Housed in Hill Auditorium on the campus of the University of Michigan it is one of the oldest performing arts presenters in the country. With 60-75 performances and over 100 free educational activities each season UMS is a major contributor to the vibrant cultural community you will find in Washtenaw County. The ticket ofﬁce is located in the Michigan League Building.
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum
• Library: 1000 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 205-0555. Located on the campus of the University of Michigan, the library holds historical materials including photos, documents, collections and oral histories available for research.
• Museum: 303 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids 49504, (616) 254-0400. The permanent collection highlights the President from his youth to his life in the White House. There is a replica of the Oval Ofﬁce, a gallery of 1970s memorabilia and an interactive Cabinet Room. There are also temporary exhibits and educational program features.
City of Marshall
323 W. Michigan Ave., Marshall 49068 (800) 877-5163 Visitor’s Center • cityofmarshall.com
Located at the crossroads of I-69 and I-94, this city is a perfect example of 19th century small town America. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark District. Attractions include the landmark Memorial Fountain, Cornwell’s Turkeyville professional dinner theatre, American Museum of Magic, Governor’s Mansion (1839), Town Hall (1857), Post Ofﬁce and U.S. Postal Museum, Barton theatre organ, and much more!
Have Fun Exploring Michigan’s
Cool Climate Wine Country
Most vineyards in Michigan are within 25 miles of Lake Michigan. This insulating “lake effect” extends the growing season up to a month for a variety of grapes. There are 5 appellations in Michigan. Each is a little different in environment and feel. The Lake Michigan Shore and Fennville AVA’s are in the southwest corner of the State. Leelanau Peninsula, Old Mission Peninsula and Tip of the Mitt AVA’s are along the northern most coastline of Michigan’s lower peninsula. Each has numerous wineries, tasting rooms and tours.
The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition of 2022 awarded best in class to 4 Michigan Wineries (make sure you stop in when exploring!).
The Leelenau Peninsula
Located in the Grand Traverse Bay area of Northern Michigan, the Peninsula features a wide variety of top attractions. The 35 miles of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has been voted “the most beautiful place in America” by Good Morning America. Historic Fishtown is comprised of old weathered ﬁsh shanties on docks now used for galleries, retail and restaurants. It still operates as one of the only working commercial ﬁshing villages in the State. The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail is divided into 3 mini-trails, each with numerous stops for tasting rooms and beautiful views of the bay. Grand Traverse Lighthouse is a museum complete with a climb to the tower, fog signal building and shipwreck exhibit. Located at the tip of the peninsula in the Leelanau State Park.
Pictured Rocks National Shoreline
1505 Sand Point Road, Munising 49862 (906) 387-3700 www.nps.gov
Hugging the south shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula, the best way to view the dramatic towering cliffs, waterfalls, beaches, and multi-color rock formations is by boat! The park also offers miles of trails, bogs, beaches, and campsites. It is a four-season recreation destination and a true Michigan treasure.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
9922 Front St., Empire 49630 (231) 326-4700 www.nps.gov
One of the most beautiful areas along Lake Michigan (35 miles long). Stop at the Visitor’s Center, take a seven-mile scenic drive or get out and climb the dunes!
The dune climb is located off M-109 and is complete with vending machines and bookstore.
Boyne Resort — Boyne Mountain Rd., Boyne Falls 49713 (855) 688-7024 www.boynemountain.com
(906) 847-3783 • www.mackinacisland.org
Step back in time to a unique setting undisturbed by modern means of transportation. Listen to the clip clop of horse drawn carriages shuttling residents and visitors alike to destinations around this jewel of an island located at the very tip of the mitt. Enjoy cocktails on the porch of the Grand Hotel or dine in one of the restaurants along the docks. Must do’s are a bike ride around the island, people watching at the Pink Pony and of course unhindered fudge tasting whenever you can. Make the journey!
Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum
Located at Saginaw Valley State University 7400 Bay Rd., Saginaw 48170 (989) 964-7125 www.marshallfredericks.org
More than 200 sculptures and his studio are on exhibit. Well known locally for his downtown landmark “Spirit of Detroit”, the “Cross in the Woods” up north in Indian River and numerous pieces gracing local parks, churches and libraries in the Metro Detroit area. Mr. Fredericks lived and worked in the Birmingham-Bloomﬁeld area until his death in 1998.
Michigan State Capitol
100 N. Capital Ave., Lansing 48933 (517) 373-2348 • www.capital.michigan.gov
Dedicated in 1879. It was one of the ﬁrst buildings to copy the architecture of the Capital in Washington, DC. Designed by Elijah E. Myers, call for tour information.
The worlds longest timber-towered suspension bridge, spanning 1,200 feet, offers breathtaking panoramic views of the valley 118 feet up in the air! Open all year, tickets are available online but the walk is weather dependent. So check all updates before you purchase or go!
S.S. Badger (Lake Michigan Car Ferry) 701 Maritime Dr., Ludington 49431 (800) 841-4243 www.ssbadger.com Sails mid-May through mid-October between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowac, Wisconsin (crossing time is 4 hours). Food and bar service, movies, TV, entertainment, outside decks, and on-board gift shop.
SS Silversides Submarine Museum 1346 Bluff St., Muskegon 49441 (231) 755-1230 www.silversidesmuseum.org
Located on the south side of the Muskegon Lake Channel, this WWII submarine is credited with sinking 23 major Japanese ships, received 4 Presidential Unit Citations and 12 Battle Stars for her service. The museum is also home to the Prohibition era Coast Guard Cutter McLane, one of the last of its class in existence. Sub-Tech classes are available for children and adults. Tours daily. Log on for times depending on time of the year.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park 41382 W. M123, Paradise MI, 49768 www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails (906) 492-3415
West Coast Beaches & Communities
New Buffalo to Muskegon
On the shores of southern Lake Michigan. Dotting the coastline are many beautiful sandy beaches and “quaint” and “not so quaint” towns and cities offering great eating, shopping and antiquing. Enjoy the many special events like Holland’s Tulip Festival which draws thousands of visitors annually.
Zehnders of Frankenmuth
730 S. Main St., Frankenmuth 48734 (800) 863-7999 • www.zehnders.com
Click on “restaurant”.
A Michigan “must do”! One of the oldest and largest family restaurants, famous for its family-style, all-you-caneat chicken dinners. Numerous special events, especially around Christmas.
Dark Sky Parks
Six State parks in Michigan are home to protected dark sky preserves. Michigan is also home to THREE internationally designated dark sky preserves. The ﬁrst internationally designated preserve was Headlands.
Headlands International Dark Sky Park
The Headlands is open 24 hours a day, every day, at no charge. Programs take place rain or shine! Visitors are welcomed to stay out through the night for dark sky viewing opportunities (camping units like tents and campers are not permitted; the Headlands is not intended as an overnight sleeping destination but a place to stay awake and view the stars!). You may bring blankets, sleeping bags, chairs, food, beverages, etc. Plan accordingly and dress for temperatures 10 degrees below what you expect. For a list of upcoming programs, events, maps and more, visit the website below.
15675 Headlands Road, Mackinaw City, MI 49701 231-348-1704 • www.midarkskypark.org
The second internationally designated dark sky preserve opened in 2019 at the Dr. T.K. Lawless Park Located in Cass County in the southwest corner of the State. Includes inland lakes and streams and is named after Dr. Theodore Kenneth Lawless MD who posthumously deeded the land (850 acres) to the County in 1971. Hours of operation are posted at the park. Admission is $1 for county residents, $3 for non-residents. Also includes trails, ballﬁelds, disc golf, cross-country skiing, innertube sledding, mountain biking, picnic shelters, horseshoe pits and volleyball courts. Modern restrooms and electricity in the shelters are provided for comfort. 15122 Monkey Run Street Vandalia, MI 49095
The third internationally designated dark sky preserve was approved by The International Dark Sky Association in 2022. It is the ﬁrst dark sky preserve in Michigan’s upper peninsula.
50,000 acres State Park with its center piece being the Tahquamenon River and its waterfalls. A 4-mile River Trail connects the Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls. The Upper Falls is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River with a drop of nearly 50 feet and more than 200 feet across.
Keweenaw Dark Sky Park
Offers a unique experience for stargazing in the Midwest. Headquartered at the historic Keweenaw Mountain Lodge allows visitors to view the magniﬁcence of the night sky in a pristine boreal landscape while also having the opportunity to engage in astrophotography and lighting management workshops. This 500-acre campus is surrounded by thousands of acres of undeveloped wilderness and is surrounded by the largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Superior. The Dark Park is open year-round, 24 hours a day and is home to many natural resources and habitats for creatures such as bald eagles. owls. woodpeckers, deer, wolves, bears, coyotes, and more. 14252 US Highway 41, Copper Harbor, MI 49918 keweenawmountainlodge.com1) Ciccone Vineyard & Winery (Leelanau Peninsula in Suttons Bay) – Gewurztraminer 2) St. Julien Winery (in Paw Paw Michigan and other locations) – Braganini Reserve Traminette
The Metro Detroit area is unique because of the abundance of parkland and recreation areas
to its residents. From local community parks to county and regional parks, to state parks and recreational areas there are tens of thousands of acres for hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting or just walking your dog. There are hundreds of lakes, rivers, streams and reservoirs for boating, ﬁshing, canoeing and kayaking. With all these natural resources, Metro Detroit is a recreational and conservation paradise! Take time to enjoy the many options for a day adventure or weekend getaway. Summer or Winter – the parks of Metro Detroit are there for you! – TAKE ADVANTAGE.
The Huron-Clinton Metroparks, one of the nation’s largest regional park systems, offers nearly 25,000 acres of pristine parklands in 13 locations across Southeast Michigan (Macomb, Livingston, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw Counties). Head to the Huron-Clinton Metroparks for year-round outdoor recreation. The Metroparks host more than 7 million visitors each year. Call (810) 227-2757 or visit online at www.metroparks.com.
Delhi Metropark (81 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Colorful Delhi rapids, picnicplayground park along the Huron River with tables, play equipment and softball diamond, children’s playground and adventure ship. (734) 426-8211.
Dexter-Huron Metropark (122 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Picnic- playground park along the Huron River, canoe launch, ﬁshing, labyrinth and softball diamond. (734) 426-8211.
Hudson Mills Metropark (1,549 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Along the Huron River with scenic wooded areas, paved bike-hike and nature trails, picnic-playground areas, 18-hole regulation golf course, shore ﬁshing, canoeing and scenic lagoon. Facilities include tennis, basketball, shufﬂeboard and volleyball courts plus a softball diamond near the Outdoor Activity Building. Cross-country skiing with rentals in winter. Two 24-hole disc golf courses. (734) 426-8211.
Huron Meadows Metropark (1,576 acres) south of Brighton. Paddle boats and rowboats, picnic areas, children’s playground, ﬁshing pier on Maltby Lake. 18-hole regulation golf course, driving range. Cross-country ski trails and equipment rentals in the winter. Boat rental. (734) 426-8211.
Indian Springs Metropark (2,547 acres) in White Lake. Hilly terrain and swamp land at headwaters of the Huron River, with an Environmental Discovery Center, a large nature center and labeled nature trails, paved bike-hike trail and picnic areas. Naturalist guided nature hikes, underwater pond viewing room, special events and workshops, 18-hole regulation golf course, Spray-n-Play and tot lot. (248) 625-6640.
Kensington Metropark (4,486 acres) near Milford. Wooded, hilly terrain surrounds the 1,200-acre Kent Lake ideal for ﬁshing, boating and swimming. Paved bike-hike trail, picnic-playground areas, beaches, boat rentals, 18-hole regulation golf course, 27-hole disc golf course, Splash-n-Blast, nature center and trails. Visit the Kensington Farm Center and pet the animals. Enjoy a ride aboard the Island Queen II, a 46-passenger pontoon boat. And enjoy a full range of winter sports. (810) 227-8910.
Lake Erie Metropark (1,607 acres) near Brownstown Township near Gibraltar. Three miles of shoreline along Lake Erie provide a panoramic view. Shoreﬁshing, wave-action swimming pool, bathhouse, food service building, picnic areas, shelter, children’s play area and marina. Cross-country skiing and ice ﬁshing in winter. 18-hole regulation golf course. Marshland Museum and Nature Center, nature trails. Three-mile paved hike/bike trail. (734) 379-5020
Lake St. Clair Metropark (770 acres) In Harrison Township. Large sandy beach along Lake St. Clair for swimming and sunning. “Squirt Zone” spray park, swimming pool, boardwalk, paved hike/bike trail, boat ramps and marinas along the Black Creek. Par 3 18-hole and Adventure golf courses, exercise “ﬁt-trail,” picnic areas, open-air dance pavilion, tot lot, and nature study area. Naturalist-guided nature hikes. Ice skating and cross-country skiing in winter. (586) 463-4581.
Lower Huron Metropark (1,258 acres) near Belleville. Scenic park along the Huron River with a parkway, picnic areas, playﬁelds, ﬁshing, playscape for tots, tennis courts, softball diamonds, nature trails, swimming pool and water slide, food service and bathhouse. Colorful redbud in the spring. Plus beautiful fall colors. Bike-hike trail. (734) 697-9181.
Oakwoods Metropark (1,756 acres) in New Boston. Primarily a nature oriented site with nature center, exhibits and live displays. Labeled nature trails for self-guided hikes and voyageur canoe trips to observe the wonders of nature. Horseback riding trail, paved bike-hike trail. Bring your own canoe/kayak. (734) 697-9181.
Stony Creek Metropark (4,461 acres) in W. Shelby Township. Scenic, hilly countryside surrounds 500-acre Stony Creek Lake, perfect for swimmers, anglers and boaters. Two beaches, boat rentals, paved bike-hike trail, exercise “ﬁt-trail,” 18-hole regulation golf course, 24-hole disc golf course, picnic-playground areas, nature center and nature trails, winter sports including tobogganing, sledding, ice ﬁshing, ice skating and cross-country skiing. (586) 781-4242.
Willow Metropark (1,651 acres) near New Boston. Beautifully landscaped grounds surround the central plaza area, with swimming pool, bathhouse, food service, basketball, shufﬂeboard, softball, skate park, large tot lot, outdoor dance center, paved bike-hike trails. Boat rentals and ﬁshing on Washago Pond. Sledding, ice skating and cross-country skiing in winter. (734) 697-9181.
Wolcott Mill Metropark (2,625 acres) in Ray Township west of New Haven. Historic grist mill and Farm Learning Center; tours available. 10 miles of equestrian trails. Open daily. (586) 752-5932 (farm).available Photos courtesy of Huron-Clinton Metroparks
Oakland County Parks
14 parks, 5 golf courses 3 dog parks, 2 nature centers. The parks offer year-round recreation, including swimming, camping, hiking, boating, golﬁng and picnicking to cross country skiing, ice skating and ice ﬁshing. For information call (248) 858-0906 or visit www.oakgov.com/parks.
Addison Oaks, West Romeo Road, near Oxford. This scenic 1,140 acre park offers, swimming, picnicking, 24 hole Disc Golf, row, pedal boat and mountain bike rentals and over 20 miles of trails. There is also a 174 site campground and rental cabins. An elegant conference center is available to rent for weddings and banquets.
Catalpa Oaks, on Catalpa Dr. in Southﬁeld. Offers 25 acres of open space featuring six soccer ﬁelds, a baseball diamond and softball ﬁeld.
Glen Oaks Golf Course, 3 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. An 18-hole, par 70 course with facilities for weddings/receptions, banquets and golf outings.
Groveland Oaks, Dixie Highway at Grange Hall Road, Holly. This park offers camping with 269 modern campsites with electrical/water hookups, plus 194 additional sites with electrical hookups and water nearby. There are also six rental log cabins with electricity available onsite. A sandy beach and waterslide are found on Stewart Lake with rowboat, paddleboat and specialty bike rentals. Picnicking and three islands available for group outings.
Highland Oaks (new to the park system), is located at the intersection of Milford Road and White Lake Road. Offers 302 acres of wetlands, forests and meadows. Archery deer hunting is allowed October 1 - January 1. DNR rules apply.
Holly Oaks ORV Park, Dixie Hwy., Holly. Enter the park via Mt. Holly Ski Resort. Ticket sales can be purchased online and is highly recommended. Remember DNR ORV and ORV trail stickers are required ahead of time. Vehicles must have mufﬂers and spark arresters. Log on to www.oakgov.com or michigan.gov/dnr for rules and regulations. (248) 653-0710
Independence Oaks, on Sashabaw Road in Clarkston. A naturally-maintained, 1,276 acre park with picnicking, hiking, ﬁshing, swimming, boating (Crooked Lake) youth group camping, nature study, 12 miles of nature and ski trails with two paved trails. Also includes Wint Nature Center and Cohn Amphitheater.
Lyon Oaks, Pontiac Trail, Wixom. This park has a day-use area with hiking trails, picnic area with shelter, playground and a 13-acre, fenced, off-leash Bark Park. Lyon Oaks Nature Center offers interpretive programs. The adjacent 18-hole, Arthur Hills-designed golf course offers bent grass greens, tees and fairways, plus a state-of-the-art practice facility and driving range. The golf course’s picturesque clubhouse accommodates up to 450.
Orion Oaks, Clarkston Road, Orion Township. Nature preserve of more than 916 acres of green space. Amenities include ﬁshing on 90-acre Lake Sixteen, hiking, bird watching and mountain biking. Wheelchair-accessible ﬁshing deck is also available. A 13-acre off-leash Bark Park offers swimming access.
Red Oaks, Madison Heights. The waterpark is located on 13 Mile Road and offers: Soak Station, a children’s water playground; River Ride a 1,000 foot raft ride with sprays; Spray ‘n Play, a toddler water play area; Terriﬁc Tides wave-action pool; and Triple Turn, a giant triple ﬂume waterslide. The golf course is located on John R and is a completely redesigned Jerry Matthews course with three sets of tees; bunkers, berms and larger greens; and a 2,700 square-foot clubhouse.
Rose Oaks, Fish Lake Road, Rose Township. The parks has 640 acres of gently rolling terrain with open meadows, wooded uplands and valuable wetlands. Hiking, bird watching and ﬁshing are available.
Springﬁeld Oaks, Andersonville Road near Hall Road, Davisburg. A large activity center and surrounding grounds hosts the annual Oakland County Fair. The 18-hole, par 71 golf course also has a clubhouse, pro shop, cart rental, bar and grill room. Home to a 5-acre community garden, 2 outdoor arenas and an indoor arena in the grand 14,000 historic Ellis Barn, built in 1885.
Waterford Oaks, Watkins Lake in Waterford. Enjoy active recreation at this 185-acre park near Pontiac with a BMX track, court games complex and paved walking and nature trails. This park is also home to Oakland County’s waterpark offering The Wave, a 475,000 gallon wave-action swimming pool; Ragin’ Rapids group raft ride; the Big Bucket water playscape; and the Slidewinder, a giant double waterslide.
White Lake Oaks Golf Course, Williams Lake Road, White Lake Township. This 18-hole, par 70 course has banquet facilities for up to 300.
Michigan State Parks
within the Southeast Michigan area
Most state parks require a Recreation Passport which can be purchased at any park entrance. Both day passes and annual permits are available. Hunting and ﬁshing license can be purchased at any sporting goods store.
The Michigan State Parks system is comprised of over 100 parks and recreation areas, 357,000 acres of parklands (257,000 open to hunting), over 13,000 campsites and 13,400 miles of state designated trails. Log on to www.Michigan.gov/dnr for information about all the state parks – here are the ones in Southeast Michigan.
Bald Mountain – Lake Orion, (248) 693-6767
Eleven lakes, two trout streams, a sandy beach, boat rental, waterpark, numerous trails for hiking and biking. A shooting range allows everything from archery to skeet shooting.
Belle Isle State Park – Access at E. Jefferson & E. Grand Blvd. in Detroit (313) 821-9844. Michigan’s 102nd State Park is a 982 acre island in the Detroit River connected to the city of Detroit by the MacArthur Bridge. It is home to an aquarium, conservatory, nature center, lighthouse, Dossin Great Lakes Museum and numerous other park amenities.
Brighton Recreation Area – Howell, (810) 229-6566
Almost 5,000 acres, this park has open hunting and trapping; lakes for swimming, ﬁshing, boating; trails for hiking and mountain biking, plus equestrian facilities.
Dodge #4 State Park – Waterford, (248) 682-7323
A mile of shoreline on Cass Lake this popular sandy beach has mobile concession stands on weekends during the summer. Ice ﬁshing and hiking in the winter months.
Highland Recreation Area – White Lake, (248) 889-3750
This park has a horse stable, 15 miles of riding trails, 17 miles of hiking trails, four lakes with boat access, ﬁshing and Haven Hill Natural Area, former estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford.
Holly Recreation Area – Holly, (248) 634-8811
At 7,817 acres, several thousand are maintained for wildlife habitat. Swim in McGinnis Lake, ﬁsh and boat in others. Over 30 miles of hiking and biking trails.Camping available.
Island Lake Recreation Area – Brighton, (810) 229-7067
“Up North” feel with cabins, trails, ﬁshing, hunting. Kent Lake and Spring Mill Pond have swimming beaches.
Mark Levine Lakelands Trail State Park – Pinckney, (734) 426-4913
A linear park, 34 miles long. Designed for hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.
Maybury State Park – Northville, (248) 349-8390
This facility operates a year round working farm representing life in the early 1900s. There are also miles of trailing for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding and riding stables.
Pinckney Recreation Area – Pinckney, (734) 426-4913
This park offers 11,000 acres of extensive trails, 40 miles of multi-use, the 35 mile Waterloo-Pinckney Trail, camping, ﬁshing, and hunting.
Pontiac Lake Recreation Area – Waterford, (248) 666-1020
Ponds, marshes, ﬁelds, miles of trails, horseback riding, beach, camping. Pontiac Lake has bass, pike and panﬁsh and excellent hunting areas.
Proud Lake Recreation Area – Wixom, (248) 685-2433
This park has three lakes, hunting, ﬁshing, canoeing and campground with its own beach and boat launch. Cross-country skis and canoes are available for rent. Riverhawk Lodge on site.
Seven Lakes State Park –Fenton, (248) 634-7271
Beautiful lakes, sandy beach for swimming, campground, boating and ﬁshing. Picnic shelter, grills and playground equipment available for rent.
William G. Milliken State Park & Harbor –Detroit, (313) 396-0217
The Great Lakes are the largest freshwater system in the world, holding 20% of the total amount.
Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area, covering 32,000 sq. miles; it is also the second largest lake, the Caspian Sea being the biggest. Superior contains 3 quadrillion gallons which account for 50% of all the water in the Great Lakes.
Lake Michigan is home to the largest freshwater sand dunes in the world, made up of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and others along the west coastline. Michigan has the most freshwater shoreline of any state and Lake Michigan is the only lake entirely within the U.S. border.
Located close to Hart Plaza and the Ren-Cen, this is Michigan’s ﬁrst urban state park. Includes Detroit’s three-mile Riverwalk and 52 slip marina. Complete with lighthouse, picnic tables, and shore-ﬁshing famed for walleye.
Waterloo Recreation Area –Chelsea, (734) 475-8307
The Great Lakes account for more than 90% of the surface freshwater in the country and are the main water source for over 40 million people.
Source: Pure Michigan www.michigan.org
The largest park in the lower peninsula, it covers 20,500 acres. Eleven lakes, 47 miles of trails (including equestrian), stables cabins for camping and Eddy Discovery Center which explores Michigan’s geological history.
Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve – Brooklyn, (517) 467-7401
1,122 acres of open meadows, mixed hardwoods, low wetland areas and open water. An excellent waterfowl refuge, the park plans to offer hiking, birdwatching, upland hunting, mountain biking and other activities.
W.C. Wetzel Recreation Area – Marine City, (810) 765-5605. 900 acres of undeveloped park. Great for hiking, hunting, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
Livingston County Parks & Open Spaces
With access to over 123 miles of trails and 184 recreation lakes, outdoor recreation opportunities abound! For more information, log on to www.livgov.com or call (517) 546-7555.
Fillmore County Park – (517) 546-7555
198 acres located in Genoa Township midway between Howell and Brighton. It features a 5K trail, multi-use athletic field, parking and restrooms.
Howell City Park – (517) 546-0693. Located in Howell at the corner of Thompson and Barnard Streets. The park has a beach, ﬁshing, swimming, boat launch, softball diamonds, volleyball courts, sledding and tobogganing, playground.
Lutz County Park – At Lutz and Cohoctah Roads in Deerﬁeld Township. The county’s ﬁrst park is 300 acres of natural habitat complete with trails for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. Picnic tables provided. Free access dawn until dusk.
Mill Pond Area – (810) 227-9005. Located at W. Main and St. Paul Streets in downtown Brighton. Imagination Station Playground, the Mill Pond Walkway and a performance shelter.
Huron Meadows Metropark Island Lake Recreation Area (see Huron Clinton Metroparks) (see State Parks)
Lakelands Trail Kensington Metropark (see State Parks) (see Huron Clinton Metroparks)
Pinckney Recreation Area Brighton Recreation Area (see State Parks) (see State Parks)
Washtenaw County Parks, www.washtenaw.org. For more information about Washtenaw County Parks call (734) 971-6337 or log on to the website.
Border to Border Trail is a non-motorized pathway that connects cities and parks throughout the County. More than 40 miles exist in this ongoing project. There is an interactive map of all the trailheads online.
Independence Lake County Park is on Jennings Road in Whitmore Lake and offers diverse habitats from wetlands to prairies. Special features include Blue Heron Bay Spray Park, boat launch, ﬁshing, Red Hawk disc golf, swimming, picnic area, playgrounds and trails. (734) 449-4437.
Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center is on Washtenaw in Ann Arbor. The center is a space dedicated to ﬁtness and offers a variety of classes featuring water aerobics, dance, basketball, badminton, volleyball, and pickleball. (734) 971-6355.
Pierce Lake Golf Course and Park South Main Street, Chelsea. This 18-hole championship course has a pro shop, snack bar, and a 26 acre park along the shore of Pierce Lake at its northern boundary. A boardwalk and paved trail go through wetlands and the course is open for cross country skiing on the trails in winter months. www.piercelakegolf.com, (734) 475-5858.
Rolling Hills County Park is located on Stony Creek Rd. in Ypsilanti. 439 acres of year round recreation includes a water park, 18-hole disc golf, softball ﬁeld, hiking trails, sledding, cross country skiing and lodge. (734) 484-9676.
Genesee County Parks
Atlas County Park; 9139 Hegel Road in Goodrich. A variety of terrain with ﬁshing, kayaking/canoeing, nature trails for hiking and biking.
Buell Lake County Park; 14098 Genesee Road in Clio. 213 acres includes baseball diamonds, ﬁshing site, snowmobile area and radio-controlled model airplane ﬁeld.
Davison Roadside County Park; 6160 Davison Road in Burton. Extra small in size but big on the peacefulness. Pavilions, playgrounds and beginners sledding hill.
Everett Cummings Event Center and Elba Equestrian Complex; 6130 E. Mt Morris Road in Mt. Morris. 690 acres of hiking or trail riding fun along the banks of the Flint River. Site of the Genesee County Fair. Has 100 group campsites, restrooms, show facilities, two outdoor and one indoor arenas and 160 stalls. Snowmobiling, Sled Dog training activities and waterfowl hunting in certain areas behind the Event Center. Elba Equestrian Complex; 1875 N. Elba Road in Lapeer. 4540 of natural beauty around a small island lake. Overnight camping with your horses. Some picnic tables and ﬁre rings. Picket posts on each campsite.
Flushing County Park; 4417 N. McKinley Road in Flushing. A little gem of a 105-acre park. Trails, ball diamonds, tennis courts, pavilions, ﬁtness sections and an off-leash dog area.
Genesee Recreation Area; 4540 acres including the 600-acre Mott Lake and Richﬁeld County Park; 6322 N. Irish Road in Davison. Offers baseball diamonds, BMX bicycle motocross track, canoeing on the Flint River, tennis courts, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Bluegill Boat Launch, Bluebell Beach Splash Pad Playground and Goldenrod Disc Golf are also within the recreation area.
Holloway Reservoir Regional Park; 7240 N. Henderson Road in Davison. Includes Buttercup Beach, Toboggan Hill and the Elba Equestrian Complex. Fishing, canoe and boat launches, hiking, snowmobiling and, of course the 1,975-acre reservoir.
Linden County Park; 15349 S. Linden Road in Linden. A 135-acre park with ball diamonds, tennis courts, a beach on Byram Lake, sledding hill, pavilions and picnic areas.
Mt. Mounds ORV Park; 6145 E. Mt. Morris Road in Mt. Morris. The king of Michigan off-road facilities. Everyday, all week, all year, all kinds of terrain. If you love going off road, this will be a great playground for you!
Stepping Stone Falls and Picnic Area; 5161 Branch Road in Flint. Waterfalls, picnic tables and access to the Flint River bike path.
For information about all Genesee County parks and recreational opportunities call (800) 648-7275 or visit online at www.geneseecountyparks.org.
Macomb County is home to more than 130 parks covering 12,000 acres. The county has access to numerous inland lakes and Lake St. Clair with 32 miles of shoreline, over 100 marinas, and 40 golf courses. For more information visit living.macombgov.org/living-movemore-parkstrails . Major parks include:
Freedom Hill – Sterling Heights, 100 acres. Hosts numerous events including festivals, outdoor markets and concerts at the amphitheater. There is a playscape, bike path, nature trail and pavilions.
Macomb Orchard Trail – Shelby Township at 24 Mile Road and Dequindre northeast to Richmond. This 24 mile linear hiking and biking path will eventually link 180 miles of trails in Southeast Michigan.
Stony Creek – (586) 781-4242. Utica and Rochester (see Huron Clinton Metroparks).
Lake St. Clair – (586) 463-4581. Mount Clemens, on Lake St. Clair (See Huron Clinton Metroparks).
Wolcott Mill – (586) 752-5932 (farm). Along the banks of the Clinton River in RayTownship (see Huron-Clinton Metroparks).
Wayne County Parks
An integral part of the term “rest and relaxation” since 1919, the Wayne County Parks Division has been caring for and constantly improving these priceless investments. There are more than 7,500 acres devoted to recreation (including two golf courses) and 391 miles of streams and rivers For more information call (734) 261-1990, www.waynecounty.com .
Bell Creek Recreation Area – Redford Township, corner of 5 Mile Road and Inkster Road, (734) 261-1990. These scenic 62 acres along the banks of the Rouge River include soccer ﬁelds, ball diamonds and tennis courts. Also shows movies and hosts concerts.
Crosswinds Marsh Wetlands Preserve – 27600 Haggerty Road, Sumpter, between Will Carleton and Willow Roads. (734) 654-1220. This is an interpretive park, education and fun all in one! Open year round there are trails for horseback riding, cross-country skiing or walking. A 40-foot observation tower and campgrounds are also on the property.
Elizabeth Park – East of I-75 off W. Jefferson and Van Horn Road, Trenton. The ﬁrst county park in Michigan! This park offers 162 acres of fun including softball, biking, inline skating and ice skating venues. There is a Victorian shelter and wedding gazebo perfect for parties. The park’s Detroit River shoreline (1,300 feet) allows for a 52 slip marina (open April 1 - October 31) and boat launch. Jazz concerts and kids programs are featured. “Chateau on the River” party venue located here.
Hines Parkway – The parkway runs 17 miles and includes over 20 individual parks in its path from Northville (entrance off 7 Mile Road between Sheldon and Northville Roads) to the southeast end of Dearborn Heights (entrance off Ford Road between Outer Drive and Evergreen). There is a paved pathway for biking, hiking or rollerblading and many places to picnic in the various parks along the way. (Go to www.waynecounty.com/parks for information on the individual parks accessible along the parkway, each with unique amenities.)
Inkster Valley Golf Course – 2150 Middlebelt Road, quarter mile north of Michigan Avenue, Inkster, (734) 722-8020. This 18 hole, par 72 championship course opened in 1990 and uses 100 acres of wetlands in its natural setting. There is a clubhouse and advanced reservations are necessary.
Lola Valley Park – Beech Daly and Puritan Road, Redford Township, (734) 261-1990. Located along the banks of the Lola Valley Creek, the slopes are perfect for sledding in the winter. Summer weather allows perfect conditions for the disc golf course to be enjoyed.
Lower Rouge Parkway – Along the banks of the Rouge River, (734) 261-1990. Three different parks are featured here… Colonial Park at Inkster and Colonial Roads has baseball, soccer and picnic areas. Inkster Recreation Area in downtown Inkster has a great playscape, ball diamond and picnicking. Venoy-Dorsey Recreation Area has baseball diamonds available, call to reserve.
Wayne County Family Aquatic Center – 12600 Chandler Park Drive, Detroit, (313) 822-7665. Splish Splash Land includes a wave pool, two giant water slides and a concession area. We dare you to stay dry!
William P. Holliday Forest & Wildlife Preserve –Along the Tonquish Creek in the northeast part of the county, it encompasses 550 acres with the land left in its natural state. There are woods, wetlands and meadows to explore with over ten miles of hiking trails. (Check out https://www.waynecounty.com/ departments/publicservices/parks/william-p-holliday-forest.aspx for more information.)
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
9311 Groh Rd., Grosse Ile 48138 • www.fws.gov
This international refuge is the ﬁrst and only refuge in North America managed by both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Canadian Wildlife Service. Located in the heart of a major metropolitan area the refuge consists of coastal wetlands, marshes, shoals, islands and waterfront parks stretching for 48 miles along the Detroit River and western Lake Erie shoreline. Humbug Marsh is a hot spot for ﬁsh spawning and is classiﬁed internationally as important to threatened and endangered wildlife species.
You can enter Canada from three places in lower Michigan: Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, The Ambassador Bridge from Detroit or The Blue Water Bridge from Port Huron. Foreign currency exchange locations: Detroit Tunnel entrance, Windsor Tunnel entrance, Windsor Duty Free Shop at 465 Goyeau Street, Windsor or foot of the Blue Water Bridge, Canadian Plaza in Sarnia, Ontario. For information on passports, visas, goods being transferred between countries and Customs regulations and requirements call (313) 964-7830 to be connected to the correct ofﬁce, and/or log on to cbp.gov/(U.S. Customs and Border Protection). The website offers more information on the facilities and crossings, including addresses and phone numbers.
Log on to the Canadian Border Services Agency at cbsa-asfc.gc.ca or call Canadian Customs at (204) 983-3500.
Southeast Michigan is the warmest region in the state and has four distinct seasons. July is the hottest month, averaging 84° highs and 64° lows with about 3.5 inches of rain. January is the coldest, 32° highs/19° lows, with 14 inches of snow. Annual precipitation is about 38 inches of rain and approximately 45 inches of snow. Mid-September through late October, arguably the best time of year, boast clear blue skies and fantastic color displays from the leaves on the trees changing due to the warm days and cool nights.
(Cable, internet, phone, satellite, broadband)
• Apple ................................www.apple.com .............…....... (800) MY-APPLE Retail stores located in Ann Arbor, Clinton Township, Novi and Troy
• AT&T www.att.com .................……...(800) 288-2020
• Xﬁnity .............................. www.xﬁnity.net . (800) 266-2278
• DirecTV ............................. www.directv.com ..................... (888) 777-2454
• Dish Network www.dishnetwork.com ............ (888) 825-2557
• Spectrum www.spectrum.com .................(866) 874-2389
• TDS Metrocom www.tdstelecom.com .............. (866) 571 -6662
• Verizon. www.verizonwireless.com Log on for list of retail locations
• Vonage............................... www.vonage.com .................. (844) 365-9460
• Wide Open West (WOW) www.wowway.com ................ (866) 496-9669
For current list of events in and around metro Detroit, log on to www.visitdetroit.com and be sure to check out the “Attractions”, “Everything Michigan”, and “Sports and Recreation” sections in this publication.
Executive Branch www.michigan.gov
Governor: Gretchen Whitmer (D) P.O. Box 30013, Lansing, MI 48909 (517) 373-3400, (517) 335-7858 (Constituent Services)
Lt. Governor: Garlin Gilchrist (D) Attorney General: Dana Nessel (D) Secretary of State: Jocelyn Benson (D) Treasurer: Rachael Eubanks (D)
Supreme Court and Court of Appeals • Public Information (517) 373-0129 (Circuit, District, Municipal and Probate Courts may also be found at courts.michigan.gov)
(All local legislators, addresses and contact numbers are listed).
There are also twelve federally acknowledged Indian tribes in Michigan. They have sovereign governments and exercise their own jurisdiction over members and territories.
Michigan Democratic Party www.michigandems.com (517) 371-5410
Michigan Republican Party www.migop.org (517) 487-5413
Note: Log on to these websites to ﬁnd the active County party information andlocal clubs in each community.
Every community has or has access to a public library.
The Detroit Public Library, www.detroitpubliclibrary.org, is a State Library. Anyone showing identiﬁcation of Michigan residency may borrow from this library located at 5201 Woodward, Detroit – in the Cultural Center (313) 481-1300. Currently, there are over twenty branches, including the Douglass Branch which has specialized services for the blind and handicapped. (313) 481-1702
The Library Network offers an automated system which facilitates interloan borrowing among public libraries in the counties of Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Washtenaw, St. Clair and a small part of Macomb. Some college, public and private school libraries are also users of the system. Free public tours are available.
College and university libraries are available to the general public with different policy restrictions – please contact the individual college or university.
Oakland Talking Book Service (OTBS)
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester 48307 (248) 650-7150, www.otbs.rhpl.org . Services include digital, braille, and talking books, large print collection and mail delivery service.
The Macomb Library for the Blind and Print Disabled is located at 40900 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Township 48038, and offers free service for all Macomb county residents. Visit www.cmpl.org or call (586) 286-1580 for more information.
Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (WLBPD) is a free service offered through the Ann Arbor District Library. Call (734) 327-4224 or log on to addl.org for information and application form.
COMMUNITY PAPERS AND E-NEWSLETTERS
Almost all cities and townships have access to a smaller weekly newspaper and/or online editions focusing on local community headlines. Check with local government ofﬁces or libraries for more information.
REGIONAL PAPERS INCLUDE:
Detroit Free Press www.freep.com The Detroit News www.detnews.com The Daily Tribune www.dailytribune.com Serves Southeast Oakland County The Oakland Press www.theoaklandpress.com Serves all of Oakland County The Macomb Daily www.macombdaily.com Serves all of Macomb County Latino Press www.latinodetroit.com
Livingston Daily Press and Argus www.livingstondaily.com Serves all of Livingston County The Flint Journal www.mlive.com/ﬂintjournal Serves Genesee, North Oakland and Livingston Counties The Arab American News www.arabamericannews.com Detroit Jewish News www.thejewishnews.com www.mlive.com
A statewide electronic news source which speciﬁes local coverage in the Ann Arbor, Detroit and Flint areas and covers Michigan Auto and Metro Detroit Business News. www.patch.com
Neighborhood online news covering everything from local government to things to do with your family. Patch covers a number of communities in the Metro Detroit area. Log on and check to see if there is a patch for your community.
Advertising Age www.adage.com
Automotive News www.autonews.com Autoweek www.autoweek.com Detroit Auto Scene www.detroitautoscene.com
BUSINESS Crains www.crainsdetroit.com dbusiness www.dbusiness.com
LAW Detroit Legal News www.legalnews.com
* Note: There are newspapers speciﬁc to Detroit, Flint-Genesee County, Macomb, Oakland and Washtenaw Counties.
Auto Licenses, Registration, and State Park “Recreation Passport”
Information Center: (888) 767-6424 website: www.michigan.gov/sos
You must apply for a Michigan driver’s license as well as title and register all motor vehicles immediately upon moving to this state. Michigan no-fault insurance must be purchased before registering a vehicle. Documents and license plates are secured through any Michigan Secretary of State branch ofﬁce. In some communities you may complete certain transactions at a police or sheriff ofﬁce.
If you are 18 or older you must meet certain requirements before a Michigan driver’s license can be issued.
1. Four forms of documentation are required. You must have proof of identity, residency, social security number and legal presence.
2. Pass a vision test and meet physical and mental standards set by the Secretary of State’s ofﬁce.
3. Pass a written and driving skills test if a new driver.
4. Pay the license fee. Driver licenses cost $25 for an operator and $35 for a chauffeur license
5. Complete a minimum of 30 days of practice driving on a temporary instruction permit (TIP).
6. Pass a road skills test. The road skills test will be administered by an independent testing agency approved by the Secretary of State.
A person with a valid out-of-state driver license may have the road skills test, knowledge test, and 30-day practice requirements waived. The Secretary of State will contact your previous home state to obtain your driver record, which then becomes part of your Michigan driver record.
The “Recreation Passport” is the State Parks entry permit and may be purchased for $12.00 (annual fee renewable with license tab). The fee is $17.00 when purchased without license plate tabs or at the park.
Metro Detroit Secretary of State Ofﬁces
Please note all ofﬁces have the same phone number – (888) 767-6424. Log on to www.michigansos.state.mi.us for continual updates. Be advised you must make an appointment which can be done six months in advance.
you need to know about Metro Detroit is just a click away!
Maps and Road Information
Michigan Department of Transportation
www.michigan.gov/mdot This website includes state and county maps, detailed maps of metro Detroit, city/county locator, city to city distance/time calculator, rest area/and welcome center locations, up to date construction maps, historic landmarks and scenic turnouts, state beaches, campgrounds, memorial highways, roadside parks and turnouts. Check with individual chambers or city ofﬁces for local road maps. www.MapQuest.com or www.google.com details directions for any speciﬁc route door-to-door.
Refer to the list of hospitals in the Health Care section.
U.S. Department of State www.travel.state.gov (877) 487-2770 A complete list of local metro Detroit passport acceptance facilities can be located by zip code. This includes post ofﬁce, city hall and library locations. The fee structure for all types of passports including expedited services can be viewed on this site.
Detroit Passport Agency (877) 487-2778 Appointment Required 211 W. Fort St., Detroit 48226 Expedited service center for international travel and obtaining visas quickly.
Public School Registration
Pet Adoption & Licensing
Most communities will require that pet dogs be licensed and that some form of animal restraint be used. Since there are variations in costs and registration dates, please call municipal government ofﬁces for detailed instructions.
Michigan Humane Society www.michiganhumane.org
Detroit, Westland and Sterling Heights have adoption services. Detroit, Rochester Hills, Howell and Westland offer veterinary services. There are adoption services off-site at various Petco, Premier Pet Supply and Petsmart locations. Log on for detailed information.
Michigan Human Society is now offering FREE pets to veterans and active soldiers!
Detroit Dog Rescue P.O. Box 806119, St. Clair Shores 48080 (313) 458-8014 • detroitdogrescue.com Adopt or foster a great dog from this no kill shelter! Log on for pictures, applications, or information about how you can help.
MICHIGAN SECRETARY OF STATE (Department of State)
SHOPPING CENTERS AND MALLS
Location Phone Website
Birmingham Shopping District Birmingham (248) 530-1200 www.allinbirmingham.com
Briarwood Mall Ann Arbor (734) 761-9550 www.simon.com
Fairlane Town Center Dearborn (800) 992-9500 www.shopfairlane.com
Genesee Valley Center Flint (810) 732-4000 www.geneseemall.com
Great Lakes Crossing Auburn Hills (248) 454-5000 www.greatlakescrossingoutlets.com
Green Oak Village Place Brighton (810) 225-0337 shopsatgreenoak.com
Ikea Canton (734) 981-6300 www.ikea.com
Kerrytown Ann Arbor (734) 662-5008 www.kerrytown.com
Lakeside Mall Sterling Heights (586) 247-1590 www.shop-lakesidemall.com
Laurel Park Place Livonia (734) 462-1100 www.laurelparkplace.com
Livingston Antique Outlet Howell (517) 548-5399 livingstonantiqueoutlet.com
Macomb Mall Roseville (586) 293-7800 www.shopmacombmall.com
Main Street Ann Arbor (734) 668-7112 mainstreetannarbor.org
Novi Town Center Novi (409) 651-4486 www.albanesecormier.com
Oakland Mall Troy (248) 585-6000 www.oaklandmall.com
The Mall at Partridge Creek Clinton Township (586) 226-0330 www.shoppartridgecreek.com
Downtown Royal Oak Royal Oak (248) 246-3000 www.downtownroyaloak.org
Shops at the Renaissance Center Detroit (313) 567-3126 www.gmrencen.com
Somerset Collection* Troy (248) 643-6360 www.thesomersetcollection.com
(*includes two sections: North & South)
Southland Center Taylor (734) 374-2800 www.shopsouthlandcenter.com
Tanger Outlet Center Howell (517) 545-0500 www.tangeroutlet.com
Twelve Oaks Mall Novi (248) 348-9400 www.shoptwelveoaks.com
Village of Rochester Hills Rochester Hills (248) 375-9451 www.thevorh.com
Westland Shopping Center Westland (734) 421-0291 www.westlandcenter.com
Airports & Airlines
Bishop International Airport (FNT) 3425 W. Bristol Rd.• Flint • (810) 235-6560 • www.bishopairport.org
Conveniently located off I-75 and I-69, with four airlines, numerous non-stop ﬂights, free Wi-Fi, business center, lounge, restaurant and bar, gift shop.
AIRLINE RESERVATIONS WEBSITE
Allegiant (702) 505-8888 www.allegiant.com
American Airlines (800) 433-7300 www.aa.com
United (800) 864-8331 www.united.com
I-75 – runs north to south from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Florida I-94 – runs west from Port Huron Michigan, through Detroit to Montana
I-96 – runs northwest from Downtown Detroit to Grand Rapids
I-69 – runs from Port Huron, Michigan, through Lansing, Michigan south to Indianapolis, Indiana
I-275 – runs north and south from Oakland County to Monroe County I-475 – runs through Flint
I-696 – runs east/west between Oakland and Macomb Counties
Ambassador Bridge (800) 461-9999 • www.ambassadorbridge.com
The bridge is North America’s #1 international border crossing. It spans the DetroitRiver connecting Detroit to Windsor, Ontario. Duty free shopping on both sides.
Blue Water Bridge (866) 422-6346 • www.bluewaterbridge.com
Located near the I-94 and I-69 interchange in Port Huron, the bridge crossesover the St. Clair River and lower end of Lake Huron into Sarnia, Ontario.
Detroit Windsor Tunnel (313) 567-4422 • www.dwtunnel.com
The only vehicular international underwater border crossing in the world. It is the second busiest crossing between Canada and the U.S. and one of the quickest.
Port of Detroit (313) 259-5091 • www.portdetroit.com
Two full-service terminals, a liquid-bulk terminal, a bulk facility and a single dock facility which can handle up to ten ocean-going vessels at one time. Fully equipped to handle all types of cargo.
Detroit/Wayne County Metropolitan Airport (Identiﬁer: DTW) www.metroairport.com Call (734) AIRPORT for General Information (734) 942-3126 Lost & Found Information (800) 642-1978 24 Hour Parking Hotline
Located off I-94 at Exit 198 or off I-275 at Eureka Rd.
One of the busiest in the U.S., has six runways, 145 gates,19,000 parking spaces, serving over 36 million people a year. The award winning McNamara Terminal features a major shopping experience!
Spencer J. Hardy Airport (OZW)
3399 County Airport Rd., Howell 48855 (517) 546-6675 • www.livgov.com
Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) 6500 Highland Rd. • Waterford (248) 666-3900 • www.oakgov.com
World’s 12th busiest general aviation airport accommodating air trafﬁc in Michigan. Corporate, private, air cargo.
Oakland/Southwest Airport New Hudson • (248) 437-2333, www.oakgov.com
Oakland/Troy Airport Troy • (248) 666-3900, www.oakgov.com
Willow Run Airport 801 Willow Run • Ypsilanti (734) 485-6666 • www.willowrunairport.com
Air cargo, corporate and general aviation. Aviation schools and clubs on site.
Main Station: 11 W. Baltimore Ave., Detroit 48202 • (800) 872-7245 • www.amtrak.com
Additional stations in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Lapeer, Pontiac, Royal Oak, Troy.
Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (The Ride)
(734) 973-6500 General Information (734) 996-0400 Route Information • www.theride.org
Serves Ann Arbor, University of Michigan and Ypsilanti Air Ride (to Detroit Metro Airport) (734) 996-0400
313-933-1300 • www.detroitmi.gov
General, Route & Schedule Information. 35 routes covering Southﬁeld to Lincoln Park and Livonia to Detroit. 24/7 service, free wi-ﬁ, transfers to Smart Bus service.
Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) (810) 767-0100 • www.mtaﬂint.org
Provides public transportation to those in Flint & other areas in Genesee County.
Smart Bus Service (866) 962-5515 • www.smartbus.org
Phone Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 4p.m. Fixed route service is offered throughout Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties. The Connector provides door-to-door service with advance reservations. Additional job express and “ﬂex” routes.
The People Mover (313) 224-2160 • www.thepeoplemover.com
2.94 mile elevated single track circles around downtown; includes 13 station stops at most of Detroit’s attractions. Map online.
QLine Streetcar (313) 528-3044 • www.qlinedetroit.com
3.3 mile circulating streetcar loop serves 12 locations on Woodward Ave. from downtown through Midtown, New Center, and the North End. Tickets and ride guide online.
Transit Windsor (519) 944-4111 • www.citywindsor.ca/transitwindsor Bus service daily via the tunnel. Schedule is available online.
American 800-433-7300 www.aa.com
Frontier 800-432-1359 www.frontierairline.com
Jet Blue 800-538-2583 www.jetblue.com
Lufthansa 800-645-3880 www.lufthansa.com
Royal Jordanian 212-949-0050 www.rja.com
Southwest 800-435-9792 www.southwest.com
SPIRIT 855-728-3555 www.spirit.com
United 800-241-6522 www.united.com
800-477-5050 • www.consumersenergy.com
DTE Energy 800-477-4747 • www.dteenergy.com SEMCO Energy Gas Company 800-624-2019 • www.semcoenergygas.com
ELECTRIC DTE Energy 800-477-4747 • www.dteenergy.com
WATER & SEWER
Great Lakes Water Authority Information (844) 455-GLWA • Emergency (313) 267-6000 www.glwater.org Pull up website for additional information. Launched on January 1, 2016, GLWA is the regional water authority for Southeast Michigan. The City of Detroit and the counties of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne are the members of the authority. GLWA manages and controls the regional water and wastewater services, while Detroit, and the suburban communities throughout the region, retain control of water and sewer services within their community borders.
City of Detroit (313) 267-8000
There are 70 DWSD Water and sewer bill payment kiosk locations in and around the city. Log on to www.detroitmi.gov/dwsd for locations and hours.
Water & Sewer Outside Detroit
For communities other than Detroit, contact the city, township or village ofﬁces for speciﬁc information.
To order birth, death and marriage certiﬁcates and for passport services information contact your County Clerk’s Ofﬁce. You can also check online as many application forms are downloadable. County Clerk phone numbers:
Genesee County – (810) 257-3225
Livingston County – (517) 546-0500
Macomb County – (586) 469-5120
Oakland County – (248) 858-0571
Washtenaw County – (734) 222-6720 Wayne County – (313) 202-7190
You may register to vote up through election day at any city, township or county government ofﬁce after residing in the state 30 days. You must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old and residing in the city or township you are applying in. Registration can also be made at a Michigan Secretary of State Ofﬁce. Online registration is also possible with a valid michigan drivers license or State ID. A list of these offices is provided in this section. Details and application requests atwww.michigan.gov/sos.
Sports & Recreation
Professional Sports Teams of Southeast Michigan
Detroit Lions (NFL)
Ford Field Detroit (313) 262-2222 www.detroitlions.com
Detroit Pistons (NBA) Little Caesars Arena 313-PISTONS www.nba.com/pistons
Detroit Tigers (MLB)
Comerica Park Detroit (313) 962-4000 www.mlb.com/tigers
Detroit Red Wings (NHL) Little Caesars Arena (313) 471-7575 www.nhl.com/redwings
United Shore Professional Baseball
@ Jimmy John’s Field in Utica Michigan Independent minor league baseball. www.uspbl.com
2022-23 Inaugural Season
Motor City Rockers www.mcrockershockey.com, (586) 294-2400 Play at Big Boy Arena in Fraser.
Metro Area Sports & Recreation Websites
The home of the Michigan High School Athletic Association. All sorts of information regarding every high school sport, rules and regulations are located here! (517) 332-5046 www.michigan.org
A speciﬁc list of outdoor venues close to home, including boating, hunting and snowmobiling. The site includes addresses, phone numbers and descriptions of recreational areas.
International Mountain Biking Association www.imba.com
There are a number of chapters and clubs throughout the Michigan that are part of the association. Log on to connect to chapter links and information regarding location of trails.
• Michigan Mountain Biking Association
One of the largest afﬁliates of the International Mountain Bicycling Association. There are numerous chapters throughout the state. Log on to connect to chapter links and detailed info regarding trails. www.mmba.org
•Clinton River Area Mountain Bike Association http://www.cramba.org • P.O. Box 180190, Utica 48318
•Motor City Mountain Biking Association http://mcmba.org Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) (517) 334-9100 • www.lmb.org
Lists clubs, organizes shoreline cruises, various route and maps online.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources www.michigan.gov/dnr
Biking, mountain biking, hiking and off-road vehicle trails are listed by park and trail name.
Top of Michigan Trails Council (231) 348-8280 • www.trailscouncil.org
300 miles of trails and maps listed online.
Rouge River Watershed Friends of the Rouge River Watershed, Wayne County Parks, and the eleven communities along the route are developing a water trail from Canton to the Detroit River. Log on for more information. www.therouge.org
Clinton River Watershed offers miles of canoeing and kayaking opportunities. Log on to www.crwc.org for exact locations and details!
Huron Clinton Metroparks have boat launches, slips and storage available at
• Stony Creek Metropark
• Kensington Metropark
• Lake Erie Metropark
• Lake St. Clair Metropark
Department of Natural Resources www.michigan.gov/dnr
Information on marinas, reservable harbors, harbors of refuge, inland lake maps and online boating safety classes and exam: www.Boat-Ed.com and www.BoaterExam.com
Michigan Boating www.michigan.org
Locate a boating lake by city or region and view detailed maps online.
Michigan Boating Industries Association www.mbia.org • (734) 261-0123
Trade association for the recreational boating industry. List of programs, upcoming boat shows, and boating groups (www.boatmichigan.org).
Oakland County Parks offer boat rentals in
• Addison Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat, kayak)
• Groveland Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat, kayak)
• Independence Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat, kayak,canoe, and electric motors)
A small boat launch is located at Orion Oaks for non-motorized watercraft and boats can be carried into Rose Oaks. For more information log on to ww.oakgov.com
U.S. Power Squadrons www.usps.org
Community service organization that offers boating safety instructions. Is also a social organization that offers “on-the-lake” activities. Go on the website for chapter locations.
American Sailing Association Sailing Schools www.asa.com
Log on for list of member schools by state.
Palazzo di Bocce
4291 S. Lapeer Road, Orion Township 48359 (248) 371-9987 • www.palazzodibocce.com
“It’s not just a sport – It’s a frame of mind!”
USBC Metro Detroit Association
28200 Southﬁeld Road, Lathrup Village 48076 (248) 443-2695 www.mdusbc.com
“Find a league near you!”
If you are into car racing Michigan has an abundance of tracks for you to visit. Just log on to www.Michigan.org, click on “Things To Do” then scroll down to racetracks to ﬁnd the listing. But, here are a few near Metro Detroit to check out.
Flat Rock Speedway
14041 Telegraph Road, Flat Rock 48134 (734) 782-2480 • www.ﬂatrockspeedway.com
Lapeer International Dragway
2691 Roods Lake Road, Lapeer 48446 (810) 664-4772 • www.lapeerinternationaldragway.com
Michigan International Speedway
12626 U.S. Highway 12, Brooklyn 49230 (517) 592-6666 • www.mispeedway.com
The 11,000 inland lakes and streams and the Great Lakes offer a fantastic variety of choices in ﬁshing locations. Lake trout, brown trout, walleye, salmon, steelhead and bass are just a few species found in great supply.
The Clinton River Watershed Guide has a list of local cold and warm water locations, the best access points and DNR stocking information. Call (248) 601-0606 or log on to www.crwc.org.
Rouge River Watershed in the City of Detroit, Wayne, Washtenaw, and Oakland Counties. The Rouge River has numerous lakes and parks that allow ﬁshing. Log on for the ﬁshing guide and species list. (734) 927-4900 www.therouge.org
Lists local ﬁshing spots by city, parks and lake maps by county, ﬁsh hatcheries, helpful hints and favorite ﬂy ﬁshing locations.
Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council
(630) 941-1351 • www.great-lakes.org
News stories, information on clubs and tournaments
A registration certificate must be purchased for all watercraft with permanently attached engines and for anything longer than 16 feet. Log on to the Secretary of State website at www.michigan.gov/sos for more information. Official safety course information may be obtained at www.boat-ed.com.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources www.michigan.gov/dnr • (313) 396-6890 Weekly ﬁshing report.
Michigan Charter Boat Association www.michigancharterboats.com • (800) 622-2971 Can help with chartering a ﬁshing boat on any of the Great Lakes and has numerous river charters as well.
The ﬁve counties of Southeast Michigan covered in this publication have an extensive list of courses; from venerable, beautiful old city courses to suburban and county Metroparks; as well as nationally renowned country clubs. To view a complete list of courses, resorts and schools log on to: www.michigan.org, click on “Things To Do” then scroll down to “golﬁng”.
Golf Association of Michigan 39255 Country Club Dr., Ste B40, Farmington Hills, 48331 (248) 478-9242 www.gam.org
Offers memberships, golf day calendar, course ﬁnder and more.
Michigan Golf www.michigangolf.com
This website lists all public and private courses in the Detroit metro area including detailed descriptions, reviews and estimated greens fees.
Michigan Womens Golf Association www.mwgolf.org
Website includes information about membership, events, programs, local league results and contact numbers.
Michigan Amateur Hockey Association www.maha.org. Find clubs and arenas by zip code. USA Hockey www.usahockey.com
List of players, coaches, rules and regulations, local teams and ice rinks.
Huron Clinton Metroparks (800) 477-2757 • www.metroparks.com
Trail riding allowed in Kensington, Oakwoods, Indian Springs and Wolcott Mill.
Oakland County Parks (888) ocparks • www.oakgov.com
Equestrian trails can be found in Addison Oaks, Highland Oaks and Rose Oaks. Springﬁeld Oaks has an equestrian arena and stall rentals for events on site. “Oak Routes” trails, Paint Creek and Polly Ann, allow horses Maps and a list of stables in the County are available online.
State Parks Michigan DNR (313) 396-6890 • www.michigan.gov/dnr
There are numerous state parks and miles of trails in the Detroit Metro area – campsites and horse rentals are also available. See “Parks” for details at the end of this section.
Genesee County Parks offers two equestrian centers: Everett A. Cummings Center at 6130 E. Mt. Morris Rd. in Mt. Morris and the Elba Equestrian Complex in the Holloway Reservoir Regional Park. Call (800) 6487275 for details.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
(313) 396-6890 • www.michigan.gov/dnr
The MDNR website has information on application for hunting licenses, guides and information on species and habitat with links to speciﬁc areas in each county complete with addresses and phone numbers.
www.michigan.org, click on “outdoors”, then “hunting” Here are a few in the Metro Detroit area: Bald Mountain in Lake Orion (248-693-6767) shooting range, large hunting area. Open September 15-March 31.
Brighton Recreation Area in Howell (810) 229-6566 – majority of land open for hunting.
Highland Recreation Area in White Lake (248) 889-3750 – has hunting and dog ﬁeld trial areas, as well as rustic cabins.
Holly Recreation Area in Holly (248) 634-0240 most areas open to hunting, call for details.
Island Lake Recreation Area in Brighton (810) 229-7067 – hunting for all species between September 15-March 31 . Also open to trapping.
Pinckney Recreation Area in Pinckney (734) 426-4913 – Most of the area is open to hunt in season. No target shooting allowed.
Michigan Bow Hunters
This is an independent, non-proﬁt association cooperating with the DNR. Log on for events calendar and membership information. Afﬁliate clubs and shooting schedules can be accessed here as well. Different counties are in different “districts” so log on and get the speciﬁc contact information for your area.
Oakland County Parks and Huron Clinton Metroparks have limited hunting possibilities at certain parks within their systems. Log on to www.oakgov.com or www.metroparks.com for more information.
Ice Arenas and Rinks (ice times, lessons, leagues)
Campus Martius Park (Outdoors) Downtown Detroit www.downtowndetroit.org (313) 962-0101
Michigan Skating Rinks
Listed by city at www.rinktime.com. Detailed information includes public skate times, class offerings (ﬁgure, hockey), addresses and phone numbers. All counties and a number of municipalities have indoor facilities.
The Rink at Royal Oak Centennial Commons 203 S. Troy St. www.romi.gov Open November 18 through February 19, 2023
Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena Downtown Ann Arbor www.a2gov.org (734) 794-6234
Hunting and Fishing
The State of Michigan requires a license which can be purchased online 24/7 along with special hunt applications and permits.
General Questions? www.mdnr-elicense.com (517) 284-6057
USA Lacrosse, Michigan Chapter
Links “where to play” by zip code. Lists numerous member teams that are for both boys and girls, community based and clubs.
Mitten State Lax
Great website listing coaches, college, high school, youth and travel teams throughout the state.
301 S. Center St. • Northville 48167 (248) 349-1000 • www.northvilledowns.com
There are a variety of running clubs for all levels in Metro Detroit. Active organizations can be found in Detroit, Allen Park, Belleville, Woodhaven, Riverview, Grosse Ile, Northville and Canton in Wayne County. Flint has a running and a power, ﬁtness, racewalker club for Genesee County. Ferndale, Farmington Hills, Rochester, South Lyon, West Bloomﬁeld, and White Lake have clubs in Oakland County. Chesterﬁeld, Clinton and Macomb Townships offer clubs in Macomb County. The Brighton and Howell clubs are located in Livingston County, with the Ann Arbor club in Washtenaw County.
Road Runners Club of America - www.rrca.org
There are a variety of ways to participate in this winter adventure! Numerous kennels in the upper and lower peninsula offer family fun rides for miles through fields and woods. State forest and recreation areas have miles of trails for those with their own dogs and slead and the UP 200 held in Marquette is one of the country’s top dog sled races covering over 240 miles.
Sled dog training activity allowed with permit at Everett A. Cummings Center in Mt. Morris. For details visit www,geneseecountyparks.org
Treetops Resort in Gaylord offers rides on select days during the winter months. Call (855) 703-5285. www.treetops.com
SNOW SPORTS & MORE!
With 40 ski areas, 250 lifts, 50 terrain parks, nearly 1,000 runs and the only ski ﬂying hill in the country, Michigan ranks second in the nation for number of ski areas in a state. Here are some of them!
Alpine Valley Ski Area (White Lake, MI) (248) 887-2180 • www.skialpinevalley.com
Big Powderhorn Mountain (Bessemer, MI) (906) 932-4838 • www.bigpowderhorn.net
Bittersweeet Ski Area (Otsego, MI) (269) 694-2032 • www.skibittersweet.com
Boyne Highlands (Harbor Springs, MI) (800) GO-BOYNE • www.boyne.com
Boyne Mountain (Boyne Falls, MI) (800) GO-BOYNE • www.boyne.com
Caberfae Peaks (Cadillac, MI) (231) 862-3000 • www.caberfaepeaks.com
Cannonsburg Ski Area (Belmont, MI) (616) 874-6711 • www.cannonsburg.com
Cross Country Ski Headquarters (Roscommon, MI) (800) 832-2663 • www.crosscountryski.com
Crystal Mountain (Thompsonville, MI) (231) 668-6628 • www.crystalmountain.com
The Homestead of Glen Arbor (Glen Arbor, MI) (231) 334-5000 • www.thehomesteadresort.com
Marquette Mountain (Marquette, MI) (906) 225-1155 • www.marquettemountain.com
Mt. Bohemia (in the UP’s Keweenaw Peninsula) (906) 289-4105 • www.mtbohemia.com
Mt. Brighton Ski Area (Brighton, MI) (810) 229-9581 • www.mtbrighton.com
Mt. Holly (Holly, MI) (248) 634-8269 • www.skimtholly.com
Otsego Resort (Gaylord) (989) 732-5181 • www.otsegoclub.com
Nubs Nob (Harbor Springs, MI) (231) 526-2131 • www.nubsnob.com
Pine Knob (Clarkston, MI) (248) 625-0800 • www.skipineknob.com
Pine Mountain (Iron Mountain, MI) (906) 774-2747 • www.uppinemtn.com
Porcupine Mountains (Ontonagon, MI) (906) 885-5209 • www.porkies.ski
Shanty Creek Resort (Bellaire, MI) (866) 695-5010 • www.shantycreek.com
Ski Brule of Iron River (Iron River, MI) (800) 362-7853 • www.skibrule.com
Snow Snake Ski & Golf (Harrison, MI) (989) 539-6583 • www.snowsnake.net
Snowriver Mountain Resort (Wakeﬁeld) (800) 346-3426 • www.snowriver.com
Swiss Valley Ski Area (Jones, MI) (269) 244-5635 • www.skiswissvalley.com
Treetops Resort (near Gaylord, MI) (866) 348-5249 • www.treetops.com
A wide variety of styles from street plazas to numerous bowl conﬁgurations are designed for beginners and advanced at all levels. Four of the very best in the State are in Metro Detroit
• Sterling Heights Skateparks - 40111 Dodge Park Rd., Sterling Heights
• Donald Red Geary Skatepark - 2024 Pinecrest Dr., Ferndale
• Ypsilanti Township Skatepark - 2000 E. Clark Rd., Ypsilanti
• Ann Arbor Skatepark - 350 N. Maple Rd., Ann Arbor
Michigan is ranked in the #1 spot for skiing in the Midwest. Log on to www.michigan.org, then click on” Things To Do” then “Outdoors.” Also see the listing of Michigan ski areas and resorts in this this section of the Relocation Guide.
Michigan offers more than 6,500 miles of extensive, groomed trails throughout the state. For information on safety courses, tips, snow depth reports, trail maps and online DNR-license (trail permit required to operate on trails). Log on to: www.michigan.gov/dnr.
There is also a full service operations center located in the Metro Detroit area: 1801 Atwater Street, Detroit • (313) 396-6890 Open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and/or visit the state tourism website: www.www.misorva.org
Michigan Snowmobile and ORV Association www.misorva.org • 616-361-2285 Information about membership, trail reports and conditions. Also includes a list of clubs throughout the state. Trail permits are available for purchase online.
Great Lakes Womens Soccer - glwsl.org For women 18+, with 18+ and 30+ leagues. There are over 30 team throughout the Metro Detroit area.
Michigan Soccer Association (586) 924-2400 • www.michiganadultsoccer.com Lists teams and contacts.
Michigan State Youth Soccer Association 9401 General Drive, Suite 120 • Plymouth 48170 (734) 459-6220 • michiganyouthsoccer.org
Michigan Youth Soccer League (MYSL) www.michigansoccer.com Competitive leagues for players U7 – U19
Michigan Swimming 2245 Knollcrest • Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 997-6696 • www.teamunify.com Great website for competitive swimmers providing meet postings, top ten times, time standards and results for all Michigan clubs.
Michigan Masters Swimming www.michiganmasters.com Lists clubs, practice pools and meets for competitive swimmers over 18 years of age.
The Border-to-Border (B2B) Trail is a partially constructed non-motorized trail in Washtenaw County The trail is planned to cover approximately 35 miles from Livingston County to Wayne County along the Huron River.
Iron Belle Trail – The goal of the Iron Belle Trail is to allow travelers the opportunity to hike or bicycle on a continuous trail from Belle Isle in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula to Ironwood in the Northern Peninsula. The 1,273-mile hiking route uses existing multi-use trails that have been developed by local units of government, counties, and the State. The Border-to-Border Trail has been incorporated into this statewide trail, which runs through the City of Dexter.
Hiking and Biking Around the Metro Detroit Area
Metro Detroit is a hiker and biker paradise with each county in the metro area having numerous trails for you to explore. Some trails (or parts of trails) even allow horses to share the space with hikers and bikers. Some of the trails are repurposed rail lines that give you a feel for how the area developed before cars took over. Here are some of the trails you may want to consider. So GET OUT, SADDLE UP and RIDE, RIDE, RIDE!!!
The Clinton River Trail extends for 16 miles in Oakland County and runs from Sylvan Lake to Rochester.
The West Bloomﬁeld Trail is a 6.8 mile rail trail connecting West Bloomﬁeld, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake. The eastern end connects with the Clinton River Trail.
Polly Ann Trail is an overall ride of 34 miles through Oakland and Lapeer Counties (14.2 in Oakland and 20 in Lapeer). Is open to horses throughout its length. Connects communities of Orion Township, Lake Orion, Oxford Township, Oxford, Addison Township ad Leonard in Oakland County.
The Huron Valley Trail is an extensive network connecting 25 miles of trails, including Kensington MetroPark in Milford and Lyon Oaks County Park in Wixom.
The Milford Trail connects the Village of Milford with the popular Kensington Metropark in Oakland County. The winding trail offers plenty of scenery as it travels through woodlands and wetlands. At the trail’s southern endpoint, it meets the Kensington Metropark Trail, which continues into the popular park and around scenic Kent Lake.
The Paint Creek Trail is 8.9 scenic miles connecting the communities of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township and Lake Orion. First “rail to trail” route in State of Michigan.
Black Creek Nature Trail is in Davison Township and runs along Black Creek to join with the Abernathy Park Trail located in the city of Davison.
George Atkins Jr. Recreational Trail runs 7.5 miles along Pine Run Creek in the city of Clio in Vienna Township. The wide concrete path travels through a series of tunnels and bridges for an uninterrupted ride.
Flushing Riverview Trail is only 1.4 miles starting at the Main Street bridge but travels through forest and wetlands along the Flint River. It includes a 72 foot bridge over Cole Creek and a 200 foot bridge over the Flint River.
The Macomb Orchard Trail is completely paved its 23.5 mile length; runs across northern Macomb County from Shelby Township in the west to Richmond in the east.
I-275 Metro Trail offers 40 miles of paved bike path in a north/south direction from Novi in Oakland County to New Boston in Wayne County.
Locations, trail heads, maps and trail activities can be found on Michigan State, Metro and County Park systems websites. Or you can log on to www.traillink.com to get needed information.
Belle Isle State Park is located near downtown Detroit in the Detroit River. The park has a 6 mile bike lane that circles the outer edge of the island.
The Detroit Riverwalk offers views of the Detroit Skyline for 3.5 miles along the Detroit River.
The Grosse Ile Trail is located downriver; runs 6.2 miles along the entire length of Grosse Ile. Dequindre Cut Greenway is a paved path just over a mile long in downtown Detroit. The trail has separate lanes for cyclists and pedestrians and you'll ﬁnd entrance ramps at Lafayette Street, Gratiot Avenue, and Woodbridge Street. The trail is called the “Cut” because it’s a wide trench that was sunk 25 feet below street level in the 1920s by the Grand Trunk Railroad to avoid foot and vehicle trafﬁc, which continued overhead unimpeded on more than a dozen bridges.
Hines Park Trail offers 17.2 miles of paved trail along Edward Hines Drive in the Rouge River Basin that travels through Wayne County parks and recreation areas. Go through Plymouth, Livonia, Westland, Garden City and Dearborn Heights meeting up with the 2 mile scenic Rouge River Gateway Trail which is heavily wooded and located close to Greenﬁeld Village and The Henry Ford.
The Lower Rouge River Trail follows the Rouge River from Canton Center Rd. to the I-275 Metro Trail. The 3 mile trail crosses the river over 8 bridges and ties in with the ITC Corridor Trail that runs north for another 3 miles.
The Downriver Linked Greenways Trail stretches 24.5 miles from the Lower Huron Metropark to Lake Erie Metropark. This asphalt trail travels the Huron River basin through numerous metroparks and downriver communities.
The Island Lake Pathway runs east–west through the densely-wooded landscape of the Island Lake Recreation Area southeast of Brighton. Although relatively short, the paved trail may prove a challenge to some as it courses through hilly terrain.
The Metro Parkway Trail (Freedom Trail) is 11 miles of paved trailway stretching from Lake St. Clair MetroPark in Harrison Township to Schoenherr Rd. in Sterling Heights.
Lakelands Trail State Park is one of Michigan’s “linear” state parks which is made up of 8 miles of paved asphalt and 12 miles of compacted limestone trail which allows horseback riding from Pinckney to Stockbridge.
Ascension St. John Detroit Riverview Center 7633 E. Jefferson • Detroit 48214 (866) 501-3627 • https://healthcare.ascension.org
Ascension St. John Hospital at Moross 22101 Moross • Detroit 48236 (313) 343-4000 • https://healthcare.ascension.org Numerous clinics and centers, check website.
Advantage Health Centers (313) 416-6202 • www.ahcdetroit.org Log on for locations in Detroit that include a childrens dental center.
Beaumont Hospital-Grosse Pointe 468 Cadieux • Grosse Pointe 48230 (313) 473-1000 • www.beaumont.edu
Beaumont - Dearborn 18101 Oakwood Blvd. • Dearborn 48124 (313) 593-7000 • www.beaumont.org
Beaumont - Wayne 33155 Annapolis St. • Wayne 48184 (734) 467-4000 • www.beaumont.org
Beaumont - Taylor 10000 Telegraph • Taylor 48180 (313) 295-5000 • www.beaumont.org
Beaumont - Trenton 5450 Fort Street • Trenton 48183 (734) 671-3800 • www.beaumont.org
Beaumont Medical Center - Southgate 15777 Northline Rd., Southgate 48195 (734) 246-8100 • www.beaumont.org
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center 4646 John R • Detroit 48201 (313) 576-1000 • www.detroit.va.gov
Detroit Medical Center (DMC) www.dmc.org
• DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center 4201 St. Antoine • Detroit 48201 (313) 745-3000 • www.dmc.org
• DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan 3901 Beaubien • Detroit 48201 (313) 745-5437 • www.childrensdmc.org
• DMC Harper University Hospital 3990 John Rd • Detroit 48201 (313) 745-8040 • www.dmc.org
• DMC Heart Hospital 311 Mack Ave. • Detroit 48201 (888) 362-2500 • www.dmc.org
• DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital
3990 John Rd, Detroit (313) 745-8040 • www.dmc.org
Metro Detroit has an abundance of quality hospitals including teaching hospitals and those with specialized facilities.
Kresge Eye Institute
4717 St. Antoine Blvd. • Detroit 48201 (313) 577-8900 • www.kresgeeye.org
Karmanos Cancer Institute (Detroit Headquarters) 4100 John R • Detroit 48201 (800) KARMANOS (800-527-6266) www.karmanos.org
Numerous treatment locations include Bloomﬁeld Hills, Clarkston and Farmington Hills in Oakland County; McLaren-Macomb and McLaren-Flint Hospital in Genesee County.
Garden City Osteopathic Hospital
6245 N. Inkster Rd. • Garden City 48135 (734) 458-3300 • www.gch.org
DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
261 Mack Avenue • Detroit 48201 (313) 745-1203 • www.dmc.org
• DMC Sinai Grace Hospital 6071 W. Outer Drive • Detroit 48235 (313) 966-3300 • www.dmc.org
Visiting Nurse Association
30800 Telegraph, Ste. 1728
HOSPICE/ HOME CARE Michigan Home Care & Hospice Association
2140 University Park Dr., Ste. 220, Okemos 48864 www.mhha.org (517) 349-8089
Advocate and resource for in-home health care services.
Henry Ford Medical Center - New Center One 2799 West Grand Blvd. • Detroit 48202 (313) 916-2600 • www.henryford.com
Numerous clinics and centers, check website.
Henry Ford Medical Center - Fairlane 19401 Hubbard • Dearborn 48126 (313) 982-8100 • www.henryford.com
Henry Ford Medical Center - Cottage 159 Kercheval • Grosse Pointe Farms 48236 (313) 640-1000 • www.henryford.com
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital 2333 Biddle • Wyandotte 48192 (734) 246-6000 • www.henryford.com
Trinity Health Medical Center - Canton 1600 S. Canton Center Rd. • Canton 48188 (734) 398-7557 • www.stjoeshealth.org
Trinity Health - Livonia 36475 West 5 Mile Road • Livonia 48154 (734) 655-4800 • www.stjoeshealth.org
Agencies on Aging
These non-proﬁt organizations provide an array of services, from advocacy to care management, housing and health care assistance, meals on wheels, transportation, elder abuse, caregiving and much more.
Area Agency on Aging 1-B 29100 Northwestern Hwy, Ste. 400, Southﬁeld 48034 (800) 852-7795 • www.aaa1b.org
Macomb County Access Location 39090 Garﬁeld, Ste. 102, Clinton Twp. 48038 (586) 226-0309
Serves Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw Counties.
Detroit Agency on Aging 1-A 1333 Brewery Park Blvd., Ste. 200 Detroit 48207 (313) 446-4444 • www.detroitseniorsolution.org Serves the City of Detroit, Highland Park, all of Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods.
The Senior Alliance, Inc.
Area Agency on Aging 1-C 5454 Venoy Rd., Wayne 48184 (734) 722-2830 • www.thesenioralliance.org Serves Southern and Western Wayne Couny.
Bingham Farms 48025 (800) 852-1232 • (248) 967-8741 Fax www.vna.org
The VNA is the state’s largest, independent, non-proﬁt home health care and hospice agency. Call or go online to ﬁnd out more
Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital
11800 E. 12 Mile Road • Warren 48093 (586) 573-5000 • https://healthcare.ascension.org (Please note there are also numerous clinics).
Ascension St. John at Romeo Plank 46591 Romeo Plank, Macomb 48044 (586) 226-6220 • https://healthcare.ascension.org
Harbor Oaks Hospital (Child Mental Health and Substance Abuse) 35031 23 Mile • New Baltimore 48047 (855) 354-2673 • www.harboroaks.com
Henry Ford Health System www.henryford.com
• Henry Ford Macomb Hospital 15855 19 Mile Road • Clinton Twp. 48038 (586) 263-2300
• Henry Ford Macomb-Chesterﬁeld 30795 23 Mile Road • Chesterﬁeld 48047 (586) 421-3000
• Henry Ford Macomb-Fraser 15717 15 Mile • Clinton Twp. 48035 (586) 285-3800
• Henry Ford Macomb-Bruce Twp. 80650 Van Dyke • Romeo 48065 (810) 798-8551
• Henry Ford Hospital - Mt. Clemens 215 North Avenue • Mt. Clemens 48043 (586) 466-9300
(Please note there are smaller medical centers throughout the area as well, call 800-436-7936)
1000 Harrington, Mt Clemens 48043 (586) 493-8000 • www.mclaren.org
Ascension Providence Hospital
16001 W. 9 Mile • Southﬁeld 48075 (248) 849-3000 • https://healthcare.ascension.org
Ascension Providence Hospital - Novi 47601 Grand River Ave. • Novi 48374 (248) 465-4100 • https://healthcare.ascension.org
Ascension Providence Hospital – Rochester 1101 W. University Dr. • Rochester 48307 (248) 652-5000 • https://healthcare.ascension.org
Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital
27351 Dequindre Rd. • Madison Heights 48071 (248) 967-7000 • https://healthcare.ascension.org
William Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak
3601 W. 13 Mile • Royal Oak 48073 (248) 898-5000 • www.beaumont.org Numerous centers throughout the area.
William Beaumont Hospital – Troy 44201 Dequindre • Troy 48098 (248) 964-5000 • www.beaumont.org
Beaumont – Farmington Hills
28050 Grand River Ave. • Farmington Hills 48336 (947) 521-5800 • www.beaumont.org
Detroit Medical Center
Childrens Hospital of Michigan - Troy 350 W. Big Beaver, Troy 48084 (248) 524-7180 • www.childrensdmc.org
DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
1 William Carls Drive • Commerce 48382 (248) 937-3300 • www.dmc.org
Henry Ford Health System www.henryford.com (Numerous medical clinics in Oakland County)
• Kingswood Hospital (Psychiatric)
10300 West Eight Mile Road, Ferndale 48220 (248) 398-3200
• Henry Ford Medical Center 6530 Farmington Road, West Bloomﬁeld 48322 (248) 661-8240
• Henry Ford Medical Center 110 E. 2nd St., Royal Oak 49067 • (248) 546-2110
• Henry Ford-West Bloomﬁeld Hospital 6777 W. Maple, West Bloomﬁeld 48322 (248) 325-1000
McLaren -Clarkston 5701 Bow Pointe Dr. Clarkston 48346 (248) 922-6800, www.mclaren.org
McLaren-Oakland 50 N. Perry • Pontiac 48342 (248) 338-5000 • www.mclaren.org
Michigan Institute for Neurological Disorders
28595 Orchard Lake Rd. Farmington Hills 48334 (248) 553-0010 • www.mindonline.com Three locations.
Pontiac General Hospital 461 W. Huron • Pontiac 48341 (248) 857-7200 • www.pontiacgeneral.com
Trinity Health Oakland Campus 44405 Woodward Ave. • Pontiac 48341 (248) 858-3000 • www.stjoeshealth.org
Ascension Medical Center
1225 S. Latson, Howell 48843 (866) 501-3627 https://healthcare.ascension.org
Brighton Health Center (University of Michigan Health Center) 8001 Challis Road • Brighton 48116 (810) 227-9510 • www.uofmhealth.org
Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery (Addiction and Mental Health) 12851 East Grand River • Brighton 48116 (888) 215-2700 • https://healthcare.ascension.org
Trinity Health Medical Center, Brighton
7575 Grand River • Brighton 48114 (810) 844-7575 • www.stjoeshealth.org
Trinity Health Livingston Hospital 620 Byron Road • Howell 48843 (517) 545-6000 • www.stjoeshealth.org
775 S. Main Street • Chelsea 48118 (734) 593-6000 • www.stjoeshealth.org
University of Michigan Health System
Includes: University Hospital, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Women’s Hospital 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor 48109 Info: (734) 936-6641 • (734) 936-4000 www.uofmhealth.org Numerous clinics and programs, check website.
Trinity Health Ann Arbor 5301 McCauley Dr. • Ypsilanti 48197 Mail: P.O. Box 995 • Ann Arbor 48106 (734) 712-3456 • www.stjoeshealth.org
Trinity Health Reichert Medical Center
5333 McAuley Dr., Ste. 1007, Ypsilanti 48197 (734) 712-5300 • www.stjoeshealth.org
Veterans Administration (VA)
Ann Arbor Healthcare System
2215 Fuller Rd. • Ann Arbor 48105 (734) 769-7100 • www.annarbor.va.gov
Ascension Genesys Hospital
1 Genesys Parkway • Grand Blanc 48439 (810) 606-5000 • https://healthcare.ascension.org
Hurley Medical Center
1 Hurley Plaza • Flint 48503 (810) 262-9000 • www.hurleymc.com
McLaren - Flint
401 S. Ballenger Hwy. • Flint 48532 (810) 342-2000 • www.mclaren.org
County Support Services
All counties offer a wide variety of assistance to large and small businesses, from helpful startup information and contacts to incentives for relocating. The Detroit Metro area has a large, highly skilled workforce, millions of square feet of ofﬁce and industrial ﬂoor space, close proximity to major markets and easyaccess to international border crossings and deep water ports. Each county provides an impressive list of innovative partnerships, current initiatives, and long range strategic plans for economic growth.
OAKLAND COUNTY - Advantage Oakland www.oakgov.com/advantageoakland
Oakland County supports a comprehensive economic development strategy that encourages business growth from within while successfully attracting companies from around the world. Our emerging growth and innovation targets high-tech and fast-growth companies for attraction and collaboration with existing ﬁrms. Oakland County’s Business Finance Corporation and Economic Development Corporation offer ﬁnancing options for new and existing companies and the Business Center offers small business counseling and seminars. Home to over 1,000 international ﬁrms from 37 countries. The county is comprised of 42,000 businesses generating over 20% of the states gross domestic product.
Advantage Oakland www.oakgov.com/advantageoakland • (248) 858-0720
- Business roundtable and workshops - Funding sources, grants and incentives
- Main Street and Medical Main Street - Workforce jobs and talent
- International business & emerging sectors - Oakland county proﬁle and more
• Accents International, LLC
Located in Ann Arbor (734) 645-2945 • www.lessaccent.com Provides tools to non-native English speakers to help master Englishpronunciation, eliminating barriers for individuals, corporations and universities.
• Arab American Chamber 12740 W. Warren Ave., Suite 300 • Dearborn 48126 (313) 945-1700 • www.americanarab.com
• Asian Paciﬁc American Chamber P.O. Box 54, Clawson 48017 (248) 430-5855 • www.apacc.net
• Asian Center of Southeast Michigan 24666 Northwestern Hwy., Southﬁeld 48075 (248) 277-4374 • www.asoamcentersemi.org
• British American Business Council C/O Butzel Long, 150 W. Jefferson, Ste. 100, Detroit 48226 (248) 361-6429 • www.babcmichigan.org
• Canada/U.S. Business Association (CUSBA) 2000 Town Center, Ste. 1800, Southﬁeld 48075 www.cusbaonline.com
• Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce 30095 Northwestern Hwy., Ste. 101 Farmington Hills 48334 (248) 851-1200 • www.chaldeanchamber.com
• Detroit Chinese Business Assocation 3250 W. Big Beaver, Ste. 120 Troy 48084 (248) 918-0391 • www.dcba.com
For Imperial and Metric measurement conversion information, log on to www.metric-conversions.org
This site will help with all forms of measurement from inches and metres, to ounces and grams, and cups and litres.
For current exchange rates and trading services, log on to www.oanda.com or www.xe.com
To translate words, a block of original text or web page, go to www.babelﬁsh.com, or www.translate.google.com
With Metro Detroit’s large and diverse population, we offer these resources, which may help you personally and professionally:
• Detroit Hispanic Development Corp. 1211 Trumbell, Detroit 48216 (313) 967-4880 • www.dhdc1.org
• English Language Institute
Wayne State University, 351 Manoogian Hall, 906 W. Warren, Detroit 48202 (313) 577-2729 • www.oip.wayne.edu
University of Michigan, Weiser Hall, Ste. 900, 500 Church St., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 764-2413 • lsa.umich.edu
Henry Ford College, 5101 Evergreen, Dearborn 48128 (313) 845-9624 • www.hfcc.edu/eli
• French American Chamber of Commerce c/o Clayton and McKervey PC, 2000 Town Center, Ste. 1800, Southﬁeld 48075 (248) 365-0535 • www.faccmi.org
• German American Chamber of Commerce Midwest
32000 Northwestern Hwy., Ste. 150, Farmington Hills 48334 (248) 432-0532 • www.gaccmidwest.org
Michigan chapter holds 5 networking events each year.
• International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit 111 E. Kirby • Detroit 48202 (313) 871-8600 • www.iimd.org
The Institute offers programs through the Detroit Public Schools as well as Immigration and Cultural Services.
• Italian American Chamber of CommerceMichigan
51194 Romeo Plank Rd., Ste. 354, Macomb 48042 (586) 925-2020 • www.iaccm.net
• Japan America Society of Michigan and Southwestern Ontario
One Woodward Ave, Suite 1900, Detroit 48226 (313) 596-0484 • www.us-japan-canada.org
• Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)
Columbia Center Tower II, 101 W. Big Beaver, Ste. 545, Troy 48084 (248) 619-1601 • www.kotra.or.kr
• Michigan Israel Business Accelerator
22200 W Eleven Mile, Ste. 2147, Southﬁeld 48037 (313) 462-2880 • www.michiganisrael.com
• Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 397, New Baltimore 48047 (248) 792-2763 • www.mhcc.org
• The Michigan Language Center
715 E. Huron St., Ste. 1W, Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 663-9415 • www.englishclasses.com
• Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, SACC-Detroit
c/o 2000 Town Center, Ste. 1800, Southﬁeld 48075 www.saccdetroit.org
Detroit Passport Agency
477 Michigan Ave., 3rd Floor, Detroit 48226 (877) 487-2778, www.travel.state.gov
By appointment only for emergency and expedited travel services.
Cable, Internet, Radio, Newspapers
Check with local cable and satellite companies for the full range of options available. International channels in numerous languages can often be added to basic packages. Popular online news: British Broadcasting Canadian Broadcasting www.bbc.com www.cbc.ca
Euro News Sky News www.euronews.com https://news.sky.com www.usnpl.com
A list of popular radio and television channels, magazines, and newspapers by state and city.
Citizenship and Immigration Services
For pertinent information regarding temporary visitation, work school permits, green cards, adoption, those serving in the military and more, contact: United States: uscis.gov • 800-375-5283
Canada: cic.gc. ca • 888-242-2100
International Baccalaureate Schools in Metro Detroit
For a list of recognized public and private primary, middle and high (diploma) schools, log on to www.ibo.org
Advanced Placement Courses are offered in most high schools. Upon successful completion of year end exams, students scores may qualify for college credits. For more information visit www.apstudents.collegeboard.org
English as a Second Language
The Detroit area offers numerous programs and intensive short term classes for those wanting tutorial help. Visit www.eslgold.com.
Consulate General Ofﬁces
Note: This is not a complete list.
CANADA – 600 Renaissance Center, Ste. 1100, Detroit 48243 (313) 567-2340 www.international.gc.ca
Information regarding short and long term visas, application for permanent residence, requirements of US citizens studying in Canada.
CHILI – P.O. Box 36253, Grosse Pointe Farms, 48230 www.chileanconsulatedetroit.org
FRANCE – Jean Mallebay - Vacqueur, Honorary Consulate 500 Woodward Ave., Ste. 3500, Detroit 48226 (313) 309-9480
IRAQ – 16445 W. 12 Mile, Southﬁeld 48076 (248) 423-1250 www.mofa.gov.iq
ITALY – 400 Renaissance Center, Suite 950, Detroit 48243 (313) 963-8560 www.consdetroit.esteri.it
JAPAN – 400 Renaissance Center Ste. 1600, Detroit 48243 (313) 567-0120 www.detroit.us.emb-japan.go.jp
LEBANON – 1000 Town Center #2450, Southﬁeld 48075 (248) 763-9963 www.lebanonconsulategdetroit.org
MEXICO – 1403 E. 12 Mile, Madison Heights 48071 (248) 336-0320 https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/detroit
POLAND – 150 W. Jefferson, Detroit 48226 (313) 496-7600 plindetroit.pl
ROMANIA – 777 Woodward Ste. 300, Detroit 48226 (313) 442-1320 www.washington.mae.ro
SWEDEN – Honorary Consulate: Lennart Hohansson 7352 Parker Rd., Saline 48176 (734) 944-8111
NOTE: For U.S. citizens a detailed list of American Embassies in foreign countries can be found at USEmbassy.govInternational The Southeast Michigan region is home to thousands of foreign companies because of its location and proximity to automotive technology, engineering talent, and advanced manufacturing technology.
Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development
Vicky Rowinski, CEcD
(586) 469-5285 • https://ped.macombgov.org
Macomb County Planning & Economic Development (MCPED) is responsible for implementing the county’s economic development strategy. The group is structured speciﬁcally to create the ideal environment for new business and emerging sectors, as well as to support the breadth of business activities found across the county. MCPED functions include business attraction, business retention and expansion, and small business and entrepreneurial development, with speciﬁc supporting activities of business consulting, classes and seminars, site selection, ﬁnancing and incentives, workforce education and training, partnerships and targeted industry reports.
Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works
21885 Dunham Ste. 11, Clinton Township 48036 (586) 469-5220 • www.macomb-stclairworks.org
Career Centers are located in Clinton Township, Mount Clemens, Roseville and Warren.
Velocity Collaboration Center
6633 18 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights 48314 (586) 884-9320 • www.mivelocity.com
The Center is a Pure Michigan SmartZone serving as a hub for business incubation and economic development targeting defense, homeland security, and advanced manufacturing.
Wayne County Economic Development
Luz Viviana Meza, MA, MPP - Director (313) 967-2376 • www.waynecounty.com Comprised of several entities, the department can provide ﬁnancial tools and incentives through the Economic Development Corporation (WCEDC), Land Bank (WCLB), the Brownsﬁeld Redevelopment Authority (WCBRA), Greater Wayne Economic Development (GWEDC), Detroit Community Development (CDE), Stadium Authority (DWCSA), and the Regional Aerotropolis.
Michigan’s “Going Pro Talent Fund”, distributed by the Workforce Development Agency, has allowed companies to leverage nearly $1 billion toward their workforce. Employers with a need for skill enhancement, apprenticeship, and advanced tech training programs are eligible to apply for this grant money. For more information, log on to www.michigan.gov
Ofﬁce of Community and Economic Development
Ms. Teresa Gillotti, Director 415 W. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (734) 554-6748 • www.washtenaw.org/OCED
Ann Arbor SPARK
(a catalyst for economic development for the greater Ann Arbor region) Mr. Paul Krutko, President and CEO 330 E. Liberty Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (734) 761-9317 www.annarborusa.org
SPARK Central Innovation Center located at this location.
SPARK East Innovation Center 215 W. Michigan Avenue Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (734) 372-4070
Did you know?
$300+ Million in trade crosses daily at the Detroit/Windsor border. The Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority oversees millions of tons of cargo each year at 29 terminal facilities.
International Customs is available at 4 airports with daily non-stop service to more than 160 international locations.
Detroit is home to 4 class one railways and 11 interstate highways.
The Economic Development Council of Livingston County
Contracted through Ann Arbor SPARK of Livingston County
Brighton and Howell, Livingston Ofﬁces (248) 767-3657 • www.livgov.com
Economic Development Council (EDCLC) is a nonproﬁt agency dedicated to the creation and sustainability of economic opportunities in-sync with the quality of life and unique characteristics of Livingston County. The EDCLC provides a one-stop resource for businesses seeking growth in Livingston County. Services provided are workforce employee training, employee retention, business attraction, transportation and housing, site selection and location assistance, job training grants, ﬁnancial incentives and tax abatements. Ann Arbor SPARK works with the EDCLC to manage the region's business attraction efforts. This collaborative effort fuses on developing businesses already located in the region and attracting new growing businesses to Livingston County.
Flint & Genesee Group, Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance
Tyler Rossmaessler, Executive Director (810) 600-1433 • www.ﬂintandgenesee.org
The Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance is a division of the Flint & Genesee Group, which offers business develeopment support to help develop a stronger Genesee County. Services include site selection, workforce training, economic incentives and ﬁnancing options.
Target sectors focus on alternative energy and fuels, vehicle performance and fuel efficiency, transportation, distribution and logistics and medical and biomedical technology.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Quentin L. Messer, Jr., CEO
Josh Hundt, Chief Projects Ofﬁcer (517) 335-7950 300 N. Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48913, www.michiganbusiness.org
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is the state’s one-stop resource for businesses seeking to grow in Michigan. It was formed in 1999 through an alliance between the State of Michigan and several local communities. The MEDC has the ability, authority and reach to serve as a one-stop resource for business retention, expansion and relocation projects. The primary focus of the MEDC is to help companies grow in Michigan in a very competitive 21 st Century global economy. The MEDC delivers a full range of innovative programs to business through its highly trained and motivated Business Development Managers. The MEDC is also a starting point to connect with jobs and talent, access capital, identify helpful community programs and learn about business start-up resources, innovations and locations. Contact the MEDC to learn more about Why Michigan!
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
(888) 414-6682 • www.the-center.org
The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) provides Michigan’s small and medium sized manufacturers with operational assessment, process improvement training, mentoring services, website technical assistance and market diversiﬁcation tactics. MMTC is the Michigan representative of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership through the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The MMTC has ﬁve regional ofﬁces located in Plymouth, Grand Rapids, Marquette, Saginaw, and Traverse City.
Michigan Life Science and Innovation Center 46701 Commerce Center Dr., Plymouth 48170 (734) 478- 8254 • www.mlsic.com
Fredrick Molnar, Executive Director 67,000 square foot innovation center complete with labs, ofﬁces, conference rooms and numerous business amenities.
State, Regional and Other Resources
There are numerous organizations and hundreds of programs to help a ﬂedgling business or major corporation connect with the capital, expertise, workforce and technology it needs to grow and prosper in Michigan. Here are a few of the resources that are available. Log on to website to ﬁnd regional business development managers. For more information contact any one of these organizations or visit their websites.
The Michigan Small Business Development Centers – MI-SBDC State Headquarters
Grand Valley State University – Seidman College of Business 1-833-522-0025 • J.D. Collins, State Director www.michigansbdc.org
The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) enhances Michigan’s economic well-being by providing counseling, training, research and advocacy for new ventures, existing small businesses and innovative technology companies. With offices statewide the MI-SBDC helps the economy by strengthening existing companies, creating new jobs, retaining existing jobs, and assisting companies in deﬁning their path to success.
The State Headquarters, located at Grand Valley State University, supports 10 regional and numerous local satellite ofﬁces, each providing counseling and training to small business owners and entrepreneurs throughout the 83 counties in Michigan through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information, visit www.sbdcmichigan.org.
I-69 Trade Corridor (Serves Genesee County) Host: Kettering University
Greater Washtenaw Region (Serves Livingston and Washtenaw Counties) Host: Washtenaw Community College
Southeast Michigan Region (Serves Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties) Host: Eastern Michigan University Services specializing in startups, workshops, raising capital, business plans, market research, ﬁnancial management.
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers of Michigan
Macomb Regional PTAC Ofﬁce (586) 498-4122
PTAC Ofﬁce of Schoolcraft College (734) 462-4438
PTAC Ofﬁce of Wayne State University (313) 577-0132
PTAC Ofﬁce of Flint & Genesse Economic Alliance (810) 600-1432 www.ptacsofmichigan.org
The Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) of Michigan are not-for-proﬁt organizations funded by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and local funding partners. The PTACs support national security by ensuring a broad base of capable suppliers for the defense industry and other agencies, thereby increasing competition, which supports better products and services at lower costs. The mission of the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) of Michigan is to enhance national defense and economic development of the State of Michigan by assisting Michigan businesses in obtaining and performing on federal, state and local government contracts.
Michigan Renaissance Zones (MEDC)
(313) 224-3011 (Ofﬁce of the Assessor) www.detroitmi.gov
A collaborative program between the City of Detroit, Wayne County and the State to give tax incentives to residents and businesses. There are designated areas within the city and specific qualiﬁcations. Log on for active areas and expiration dates.
University Research Corridor
Britany Affolter-Caine, Executive Director (734) 678-8939 • www.urcmich.org
The University Research Corridor (URC) is an alliance between Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Wayne State University to transform, strengthen and diversify the state’s economy. The universities spark regional economic development through invention, innovation and technology transfer, by educating a workforce prepared to participate in the knowledge economy, and by attracting talent to the state. By increasing business partnerships – and making these resources more visible to the rest of the world, the URC plays a role in attracting and retaining business to the state while reinvigorating its economy. The URC is committed to the State’s economic success and to improving the quality of life for all its citizens. The URC is designed to leverage the research universities’ collective assets, encourage collaboration with business, government and regional economic development organizations.
Detroit Regional Chamber
Sandy Baruah, President and CEO 1 Woodward Ave, #1900, Detroit 48226 • (313) 964-4000 • www.detroitchamber.com
The Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the region’s oldest business organizations. Made up of over 20,000 members and afﬁliates, that employ over three quarters of a million workers, the Detroit Regional Chamber is the one of the largest metro chambers of commerce in the country. The Chamber’s mission of powering the economy for Southeast Michigan is carried out through economic development, regional collaboration and impacting education reform. The Chamber’s day-to-day efforts are focused on attracting new business investment and jobs to the region, helping existing businesses expand and grow and advocating for pro-business ublic policy.
Greater Detroit Foreign Trade Zone
W. Steven Olinek, Executive Director • (313) 770-4202 • www.detroitftz.com
A user funded Michigan nonproﬁt corporation that provides deferral, reduction or elimination of U.S. Custom Service duties to companies involved in international trade. A foreign trade zone is considered outside U.S. custom territory even though the zone is geographically located within the United States. All duties and excise taxes are deferred while merchandise is located in the zone.
Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
Kevin Johnson, President and CEO
Margarita Barry, Director. of Marketing & Communications (313) 237-4603 • www.degc.org
The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) serves as the lead implementing agency for business retention, attraction and economic development initiatives in the city of Detroit. The DEGC is a private non-proﬁt organization that is dedicated to creating new investment and jobs in the city of Detroit by providing technical, ﬁnancial and development assistance to the city and the business community, from the start-up entrepreneur to the multinational corporation. By combining public sector policy and direction with private sector leadership, the DEGC is able to actively strengthen Detroit’s economic base.
Detroit Metro Convention and Business Bureau
211 W. Fort Street, Ste. 1000, Detroit 48226 (313) 202-1800, www.visitdetroit.com
Small Business Administration - Michigan District
477 Michigan Ave., Ste. 1819, McNamara Bldg., Detroit 48226 (313) 226-6075, www.sba.gov
Michigan Treasury Online (MTO)
is the official State of Michigan website where a person can register to start a business and file for sales tax, licenses and permits. Check out www.michigan.gov (517) 335-7508 (general information)
International Business Center
2675 Bellingham Dr., Troy, 48083 Toll Free: 1 (800) 427-5100
The International Business Center is located inside Automation Alley Headquarters. The IBC provides 90 days of complimentary soft-landing space for foreign companies to use as a home base while exploring opportunities to do business in Michigan. The 3,200-square-foot space includes:
• Meeting rooms with state-of-the-art communications technology
• Private ofﬁce space for meetings with partners and clients around the globe
• Open ofﬁce areas featuring laptop worktables and other business resources With convenient access to Automation Alley’s International Business Services staff, international companies also receive:
• Assistance with site selection to establish permanent operations in the region
• Introductions to potential business partners, clients and employees
Workforce Intelligence Network
Michele Economou-Ureste, Executive Director 25363 Eureka Rd., Taylor 48180 (313) 744-2946 • www.winintelligence.org
Collaboration between 10 community colleges, 7 Michigan Works! Agencies and economic development partners.
New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan
Wafa Dinaro, Director
333 W. Fort St., Ste. 2010, Detroit 48225 (313) 961-6675 • www.neweconomyinitiative.org
Philanthropic group of local and national foundations committing to accelerate the transition of metro Detroit to an “innovation” based economy.
Rock Ventures LLC
1050 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48226 (313) 373-7700 • www.rockventures.com
Rock Ventures serves and connects Quicken Loans founder, Dan Gilbert’s portfolio of afﬁliated companies. City initiatives, properties and contact information are on the website.
Detroit Orientation Institute at Wayne State University (Ofﬁce of Economic Development) 440 Burroughs, Ste. 205, Detroit 48202 (313) 309-4149 • www.doi.wayne.edu
Offers various programs that provide a “crash course” into Metro Detroit history, issues and challenges and provides a historical perspective and candid look at the region. The DOI can also create custom programs for corporations and organizations to meet their speciﬁc needs and time frame.
Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)
1001 Woodward Ave., Ste. 1400, Detroit 48226 (313) 961-4266 • www.semcog.org
SEMCOG is a regional planning partnership of governmental units serving almost 5 million people in the seven county region of Southeast Michigan.
“Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for Southeast Michigan” is online. A joint effort with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), it provides the framework for bike and pedestrian travel, maps of existing and planned corridors and facilities are available in 10 regions including Detroit, Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Livingston Counties! www.semcog.org
Detroit Regional Partnership
Ms. Maureen Donohue Krauss, President & CEO 1001 Woodward Avenue, Ste. 800, Detroit MI 48226 (313) 518 5600 • www.detroitregionalpartnership.com email@example.com
The Detroit Regional Partnership is an economic development nonproﬁt serving Southeast Michigan’s 11-county region. Founded in 2019 by a group of business and philanthropic CEOs, the organization is focused on marketing the region to out-of-state and international companies to attract investments and jobs.
OTHER COUNTY REGIONALPARTNERS
Mr. Michael Bosanac, Administrator/Chief Financial Ofﬁcer
125 E Second Monroe, MI 48161 (734) 240-7267 www.co.monroe.mi.us
Monroe County Economic Development Corporation
125 E. Second Street Monroe, MI 48161 (734) 240-7003
Monroe County Business Development Corporation
Mr. Tim Lake, President & CEO 9 Washington Street Monroe, MI 48161 (734) 241-8081 www.monroecountybdc.org
Clerk (734) 240-7020 Treasurer (734) 240-7365 Sheriff (734) 240-7400
Mrs. Karry Hepting, County Administrator 200 Grand River Avenue
Port Huron, MI 48060 (810) 989-6900 www.stclaircounty.org
Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County
Dan Casey, CEO 100 McMorran Blvd. 4th Floor, Ste B Port Huron, MI 48060 (810) 982-9511 www.edascc.com
OTHER NUMBERS Clerk 810) 985-2200
Treasurer (810) 989-6915 Sheriff (810) 987-1700 County Parks (810) 989-6960
Log on to individual county, city and township websites for speciﬁc policies, practices and initiatives being implemented locally.
Detroit Economic Growth Corporation 500 Griswold St, Ste. 2200, Detroit 48226 www.degc.org (313) 963-2940
Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) 602 W. Iona St., Lansing 48933 www.environmentalcouncil.org (517) 487-9539
Mr. Quentin Bishop, County Controller
255 Clay Street, Lapeer, MI 48446 (810) 667-0366 www.lapeercountyweb.org
Lapeer Development Corporation
Mr. Sam Moore, Executive Director 449 McCormick Drive, Lapeer, MI 48446 (810) 667-0080 www.lapeerdevelopment.com
Leads and coordinates economic development throughout Lapeer County and provides a link between Federal, State and Local government and businesses interested in doing business in the County.
Clerk (810) 667-0356 Treasurer (810) 667-0239 Sheriff (810) 664-1801 Parks Department (810) 245-4794
Kimberly Murphy, County Administrator 114 E. Front, Adrian, MI 49221 (Physical) 301 N. Main Street, Adrian, MI 49221 (Mailing) (517) 264-4508 www.lenawee.mi.us
Lenawee Now/Lenawee Economic Development
Mr. James E. Van Doren, Executive Director 5285 US 223, Adrian, MI 49221 (517) 265-5141 www.lenaweenow.org
Dr. Brian Boggs, County Coordinator Surbeek Building 201 N. Shiawassee Street Corunna, MI 48817 (989) 743-2222 www.shiawassee.net
Shiawassee County Community Development Peter Preston, Director Surbeek Building 201 N. Shiawassee Street, Corunna, MI 48817 (989) 743-2396 www.shiawassee.net/community-development
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) Assistance Center: 800-622-9278 www.michigan.gov
Provides numerous services including water and radon testing, hazardous waste and recycling information and special permitting. Log on to website to view data, documents, maps, etc.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Contacts for all divisions at www.michigan.gov Detroit Customer Service: 1801 Atwater St., Detroit 48207, (313) 396-6890 Website covers everything from public lands, auctions, sales and easements to minerals, forestry, ﬁsheries, wildlife, parks and trail systems.
Clerk (517) 264-4599 Treasurer (517) 264-4554 Sheriff (517) 263-0524
Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership
Justin Horvath, President & CEO 215 N. Water Street, Ste 200, Owosso, MI 48867 (989) 725-9241 www.sedpweb.org
Clerk (989) 743-2242 Treasurer (989) 743-2224 Sheriff (989) 743-3411 County Parks (989) 743-2220
Michigan Green Schools www.michigangreenschools.us (Log on for county contacts)
Michigan Recycling Coalition (MRC) www.michiganrecycles.org (517) 974-3672
Next Energy 461 Burroughs Street, Detroit, 48202 www.nextenergy.org (313) 833-0100
Southeast Michigan Council of Governments 1001 Woodward Ave. Ste. 1400, Detroit, 48226 www.semcog.org (313) 961-4266
Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum www.smsbf.org (734) 464-8353
MICHIGAN SMART ZONES
Michigan Smart Zones are collaborations between universities, industry, research organizations, government, and other community assets that recognize clusters of new and emerging businesses that are focused on commercializing ideas, patents and other R&D opportunities. There are a number of Smart Zones in the Metro Detroit region.
Ann Arbor SPARK
Paul Krutko, President and CEO
Media Contact: Jenn Hayman, (734) 761-9317 • www.annarborusa.org
Ann Arbor SPARK is the point organization for economic development across Washtenaw and Livingston Counties. Ann Arbor SPARK collaborates with business, academic, government and community investor partners. Its mission is to advance the economic development of innovation-based businesses in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties by offering programs, resources and proactive support to business at every stage, from start-ups to large organizations looking for expansion opportunities.
Thomas Kelly, Executive Director (248) 457-3200 • www.automationalley.com
Automation Alley is a regional technology business association that connects government, business and education. It’s membership includes businesses, educational institutions and government entities from the City of Detroit and the surrounding eight county region. Automation Alley provides opportunities for business development through entrepreneurial and exporting assistance, diversiﬁcation opportunities, workforce development initiatives and technology acceleration. Automation Alley helps businesses embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution by equipping them with the knowledge and tools to develop a software-ﬁrst mindset that leverages the intersections of advance technologies, systems and people to jumpstart or accelerate the digital pathway to success.
Detroit Region Aerotropolis
Christopher J. Girdwood, Executive Director (734) 992-2238 • www.detroitaero.org
The Detroit Region Aerotropolis is a four-community, two-county public-private economic development partnership focused on driving corporate expansion and new investments around Wayne County Airport Authority’s airports: Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Willow Run Airport. It promotes greenﬁeld expansion in Southeast Michigan, offering development-ready land centered in an expansive network of transportation infrastructure including two airports, three major interstates, and ﬁve Class-A rail lines.
April Boyle, Sr. Advisor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (586) 353-5363 • www.mivelocity.com
Velocity is an incubator, accelerator and co-working space that provides programming and support to entrepreneurs and growing companies in Macomb County. As one of MEDC Smart Zones, it is a collaboration between the City of Sterling Heights, Macomb County, the State of Michigan, and Oakland University.
Oakland University INCubator
Contact Person – Stephen Kent (248) 648-4802 • www.oakland.edu/ouinc
Oakland University’s SmartZone Business Incubator (OU INC) provides entrepreneurial resources and strategic business solutions to develop intellectual property. The incubator supports existing and grows new technology-based and life science businesses with university resources, decision support technology, business counseling services and ﬁnancial/capital acquisition assistance. The state of Michigan, city of Rochester Hills and Oakland University created a certiﬁed technology park (CTP) under the auspices of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) that provides tax increment ﬁnancing to support OU INC.
Dan Radomski, Director (248) 204-2452 • www.centrepolisaccelarator.com
A campus for innovation, knowledge and growth, and one of Michigan’s SmartZones. Our primary focus is on providing an atmosphere that helps second stage start-ups and intrapreneurs accelerate their companies to the next level. Southﬁeld Centrepolis works collaboratively with the City of Southfield’s Business and Economic Development Department and Lawrence Technological University to increase business success and employment throughout Southﬁeld and the surrounding areas.
Ned Staebler, President and CEO
Kimberly Palter, Director of Marketing & Communications (313) 879-5250 • www.techtowndetroit.org
TechTown, the Wayne State Research & Technology Park, is focused on the economic transformation of Detroit. TechTown empowers entrepreneurs to build successful technology businesses by providing support to emerging companies through sustainable business operations, programs and services and a comprehensive infrastructure that is integrated into Detroit’s broader economic development goals.