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Community Profiles.....................…3* City of Detroit...........................4-7 Wayne County........................ 8-15 Oakland County.................... 16-37 Macomb County....................39-47 Livingston County................48-49 Genesee County....................50-51 Washtenaw County...............52-53

Colleges & Universities..............54 Attractions.................................56 Parks.........................…….........66 Basics........................................71 Sports & Recreation....................76 Health Care................................80 Business Connections.................82

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ABOUT OUR COVER In 2024 RELOCATE 2 Metro Detroit is leaving the world of paper, press, ink and shipping to become a digital publication. The online book is located at www.MetroDetroitArea.com and is available to everyone. In celebration of going DIGITAL, KPG would like to thank Genisys Credit Union (www.GenisysCU.org) for having faith in our online publication and announce that Genysis Credit Union will be the PRESENTING SPONSOR for our 2024 RELOCATE 2 Metro Detroit book! Genysis Credit Union’s support of community and community activities is well established. It is only one of the many reasons they are looked upon as a financial leader in the Metro Detroit Area. The cover of our 2024 Annual Issue once again turns to the beauty and style that hides in front of our very eyes. It also celebrates how Detroit never gave up; worked through its challenges with grit and determination to rise again as (maybe) America’s next Tech Hub. All of the ingredients are there for the taking and they are encapsulated on the cover of our book – the Michigan Central Train Station. When it first opened in 1913 it was one of the grandest railway stops in the United States. When the last train left the station in 1988, it stayed vacant for the next 30 years. It also became symbolic for the fall of Detroit. When the Ford Motor Company (www.ford.com) purchased the property in 2018 it seemed that everything started anew – the opportunity to build a vibrant and walkable 30 acres anchored by the train station, which will be a mixed-use hub for Michigan Central.









Our cover celebrates the Michigan Central Station/Roosevelt Park becoming once again the gateway to the Metro Detroit area. However, this time instead of trains it will be technology powering the engine that could! When fully operational, the grand waiting room, arcade and concourse will be welcoming public spaces. The tower will be transformed into modern offices and there will be community/event spaces, public art and ongoing programming, restaurants and retailers. It will be a phased approach but with the Station now open and Roosevelt Park refurbished the symbol of decline has become the symbol of RISING. As Ford likes to say – Built Ford Tough! As RELOCATE 2 Metro Detroit likes to say - Built Detroit Tough!


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Special thanks to HistoricDetroit.org and Helmut Ziewers (www.ziewersphotography.com) for use of their images that made our 2024 cover special. Go onto their websites and see the great work they are doing to preserve Detroit’s past and its future. Michigan Central is making a photo file of the Michigan Central Train Station’s restoration – look for it when released on www.historicdetroit.org.

Welcome 2 Metro Detroit 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.

Niche’s 2023 Best Places to Live in Michigan Niche ranked the best Metro Detroit communities to live in. Factors include schools, houseing, crime, jobs, activities, diversity, communiting, and the real estate market. Here’s the list: • Troy • Huntington Woods • Beverly Hills Sourc

• Birmingham • Bloomfield Township • Grosse Pointe Park • Farmington

• Ann Arbor • Novi • Royal Oak

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Career • Family • Aging Parents As you learn about Metro Detroit you will come to understand its Let us SIMPLIFY your LIFE! substantial contribution to the global economy. Innovation, superior www.managed-rehab.com • 877-614-6410 job talent and an aggressive economic development support system create outstanding business opportunities. You will enjoy Metro Community 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 Profiles 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. RELOCATE 2 Metro Detroit is the premier online relocation resource that can be found at www.MetroDetroitArea.com – a handy interactive resource to have available anytime, anywhere, 24/7!


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City of Detroit RESOURCES 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.midtowndetroitinc.org


139 Sq. Mile Population

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City of Detroit Administrative Offices Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 2 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48226 (313) 224-3270 (Clerk’s Office) (313) 224-3400 (Mayor’s Office) www.detroitmi.gov 4

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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 diversified 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, technology-based economy. Significant 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, fishing 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.


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Neighborhoods 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.

Midtown/Cultural Center

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.

New Center

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. e from Imag

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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/Arden Park

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.

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. 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. 6


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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.


Gold Coast/East Jefferson Waterfront

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.

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, East Grand Blvd., the Detroit River, Rivard.

Boundary Streets: East Jefferson Ave. (riverfront side), between Belle Isle & the Berry Subdivision

West Village

Boundary Streets: East Jefferson, Mack, Seyburn, Parker

Indian Village

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jefferson-Chalmers (Creekside)

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 JeffersonChalmers neighborhood (also known as Creekside) is known for the canals that crisscross some of its residential areas. 7

Wayne County 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.

Wayne County Administration Offices


Guardian Building, 500 Griswold St., Detroit 48226 www.waynecounty.com

Resources For Residents Access to Care Clerk Birth and Death Records Register of Deeds (Real Estate) Construction Permits (Public Services) Election (Clerk’s Office) Head Start (Michigan Association) “Healthy Families America” Parks and Recreation (Public Services) Environmental Health and Wellness Sheriff’s Office Senior Services Tax Information (Property) Veterans Programs & Resources

Grosse Pointe City Grosse Pointe Farms Grosse Pointe Park Grosse Pointe Shores Grosse Pointe Woods

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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

Warren Evans, County Executive (313) 224-0286

Allen Park Belleville Brownstown Township Dearborn Dearborn Heights Flat Rock Garden City Gibralter Grosse Ile The Grosse Pointes

Detroit Public Library

(800) 935-5669 (313) 967-6938 (313) 967-6938 (313) 224-5850 (734) 858-2774 (313) 224-5525 (517) 374-6472 (313) 537-1708 (313) 224-7600 (734) 727-7400 (313) 224-2222 (734) 326-4607 (313) 224-5990 (313) 224-5045

www.3rdcc.org • Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (313) 224-5261 - Civil Division • Frank Murphy Hall of Justice (313) 224-2437 Criminal Division • Lincoln Hall of Justice (313) 833-4777 Family Division-Juvenile • Penobscot Building (884) 785-7593 Friend of the Court



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eastern Wayne

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

Harper Woods 19617 Harper Avenue Harper Woods 48225 (313) 343-2500 www.harperwoodscity.org Population: 15,178 Income: $54,000

CoMMunity ProFiles CITY OFFICES Grosse Pointe City 17147 Maumee Ave. Grosse Pointe 48230 (313) 885-5800 www.grossepointecity.org

Grosse Pointe Park City Hall 15115 E. Jefferson Grosse Pointe Park 48230 (313) 822-6200 www.grossepointepark.org

City of Grosse Pointe Farms 90 Kerby Road Grosse Pointe Farms 48236 (313) 885-6600 www.grossepointefarms.org

City of the Village of Grosse Pointe Shores 795 Lake Shore Rd. Grosse Pointe Shores 48236 (313) 881-6565 www.gpshoresmi.gov

Grosse Pointe Woods 20025 Mack Plaza Grosse Pointe Woods 48236 (313) 343-2440 www.gpwmi.us

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• Well-educated, highly skilled workforce

• Vibrant Downtown Development Authority District

• Culturally diverse community • Suited for residents at any stage of life

LOCATION • Situated between Ann Arbor and Detroit

www.thinkcanton.org www.shopcanton.org

• Excellent access to airports and major expressways • Near major universities and colleges

• Over 300 retail and commercial properties on Canton’s Ford Road

QUALITY OF LIFE • One of the safest communities in America • Top-rated school district

DYNAMIC GOVERNMENT • Streamlined permit and review processes • Dedicated Economic Development staff

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: $360,000 (October 2023) Median Household Income: $105,000 Population: 98,914 (2022 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: Numerous community parks offer a wide variety of amenities,a state-of-the-art community center, Canton Sports Center, dog park, 1 splash playgrounds, Pheasant Run and Fellows Creek golf courses, Village Theater at Cherry Hill, hiking and nature trails.”Leisure Services” offers programs and camps for all ages. Maps available online. Post Office Branches: 480 N. Canton Center Rd., 48187 (800) ASK-USPS.


Public Safety: Canton Public Safety - Police (734) 394-5400 and Fire (734) 394-5455, 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 2023 Tax Rates in Mills: Plymouth-Canton Van Buren Wayne-Westland Homestead: 39.7056 41.3858 42.1358 Non-homestead: 57.7056 59.3858 59.6156 Transportation: Nankin Transit serves senior and disabled residents (734) 729-2710, www.nankintransit.com Utilities: See utility information in “Basics”


Canton Township 1150 Canton Center Rd., S., Canton 48188 (734) 394-5100 www.canton-mi.org


Canton Chamber of Commerce 45525 Hanford Rd., Canton 48187 (734) 453-4040 www.cantonchamber.com


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City of Belleville 6 Main Street, Belleville 48111 https://bellevilleonthelake.com • (734) 697-9323

Population: 3,802 Income: $52,000

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 Dearborn 16901 Michigan Ave., Dearborn 48126 www.cityofdearborn.org • (313) 943-2000

Population: 106,603 Income: $60,000

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.

Dearborn Heights

City of Dearborn Heights 6045 Fenton, Dearborn Heights 48127 (313) 791-3400 • www.ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us

Population: 62,662 Income: $55,000

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.

Van Buren Township Van Buren Township 46425 Tyler Road, Van Buren Twp., 48111 www.vanburen-mi.org • (734) 699-8900

Population: 29,294 Income: $66,000

Van Buren Township is located exactly halfway between Ann Arbor and Detroit, with easy access to both I-275 and I-94. It’s also located near Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Willow Run Airport, which makes traveling and the transportation of products easy and convenient. It is one of the many attributes, along with technology and innovation that has fueled job growth, wage growth, new business formation and business retention for this community.

City of Northville 215 W. Main Street, Northville 48167 (248) 349-1300 www.ci.northville.mi.us Population: 5,973 Income: $133,000

Charter Township of Northville 44405 Six Mile, Northville 48168 (248) 348-5800 twp.northville.mi.us Population: 32,067 Income: $127,000

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.

Plymouth & Plymouth Township

City of Plymouth Charter Township of Plymouth 201 S. Main Street, Plymouth 48170 9955 N. Haggerty Rd., Plymouth 48170 (734) 453-1234 • www.plymouthmi.gov (734) 453-3840 • www.plymouthtwp.org Population: 9,159 Income: $96,000 Population: 26,912 Income: $96,000 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.

Van Buren Township is the hidden gem of Wayne County, with lakefront living, well-respected schools and top-notch recreation opportunities. Besides Belleville Lake there are community parks, nearby Huron-Clinton Metroparks, a sledding hill, fishing piers, walking and biking trails and Wayne County’s largest splash pad. With well-maintained subdivisions, condos, apartments and family homes from modular communities to custom lakefront homes, Van Buren Township has it all.


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Western Wayne



City of Livonia 33000 Civic Center Dr., Livonia 48154 (734) 466-2200 www.livonia.gov

Population: 93,911 Income: $86,000

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.

City of Westland 36300 Warren Road, Westland 48185 Population: 85,475 (734) 713-3888 • www.cityofwestland.com Income: $56,000 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


6000 Middlebelt Rd. Garden City 48135 (734) 793-1600 www.gardencitymi.org Population: 26,344 Income: $59,000

Wayne County School Districts

Grosse Ile Township Schools www.gischools.org (734) 362-2555

15145 Beech Daly Rd. Redford 48239 (313) 387-2700 www.redfordtwp.com Population: 48,230 Income: $61,000


3355 South Wayne Rd. Wayne 48184 (734) 722-2000 www.cityofwayne.com Population: 17,032 Income: $48,000

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 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.csdmi.org (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

Redford Township

Communities Served Most of Allen Park Wayne/Oakland: parts of Livonia, Farmington Hills, Redford Dearborn Heights Dearborn and part of Dearborn Heights Part of Dearborn Heights Detroit Flat Rock and parts of Huron, Ash & Berlin Twps. Garden City and a small part of Westland Gibraltar, Woodhaven, Trenton, Brownstown and Rockwood. Grosse Ile

2022 Graduation Rate*

88% 78% 95% 91% 78% 71% 88% 78% 87%


2022-23 Enrollment $ Spent Per Student (2022-23 State Funds)

3,684 $9,150 1,774 $9,150 3,767 $9,150 20,145 $9,150 2,539 $9,150 48,754 $9,150 1,772 $9,150 3,279 $9,150 3,630 $9,150 1,594 $9,455

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. 12

* Graduation rates based on traditional high school four year graduation rates averaged by the number of high schools in district.

Wayne County School Districts (cont. from page 12) www.michigan.gov/mde

School District Website Phone Number 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

Communities Served Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods; part of Harper Woods Harper Woods Twps. of Huron, Sumpter & Ash Lincoln Park Most of Livonia & small part of Westland Melvindale & part of Allen Park Northville, part of Novi, Salem & Lyon Twps. Plymouth, Twps. Of Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Salem, Superior Part of Redford Township Riverview and North Trenton Romulus

Southern Redford Township Southgate and southern Allen Park Taylor, parts of Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Westland, Brownstown Twp. Trenton

2022 Graduation Rate*



90% 88% 91% 87% 98% 87% 67% 93% 76% 91% 71% 61% 95%

City of Belleville, Van Buren, Sumpter, Ypsilanti, Canton Townships


Wayne, Westland, parts of Canton, Dearborn Heights, Inkster & Romulus


Dearborn Heights and Inkster Part of Woodhaven, majority of Brownstown Twp. Wyandotte

2022-23 Enrollment $ Spent Per Student

47% 85% 82%

(2022-23 State Funds)

6,537 $10,845 2,581 $9,150 2,541 $9,150 4,906 $9,150 13,304 $9,150 2,956 $9,150 7,144 $9,150 16,311 $9,150 2,075 $9,150 2,831 $9,150 2,281 $9,523

2,812 $9,150 3,371 $9,150


$9,150 2,501 $9,407 4,319

$9,150 9,790 $9,150

1,491 $9,150 5,603 $9,150 4,422


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.


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CoMMunity ProFiles Allen Park

15915 Southfield Road Allen Park 48101 (313) 928-1400 • www.cityofallenpark.org Population: 27,885 Income: $69,000


14400 Dix-Toledo Rd. Southgate 48195 (734) 258-3010 • www.southgatemi.org Population: 28,968 Income: $60,000




City of Trenton 2800 Third Street, Trenton 48183 (734) 675-6500 • www.trentonmi.org Population: 17,998 Income: $71,000

Lincoln Park

1355 Southfield Road Lincoln Park 48146 (313) 386-1800 • www.citylp.com Population: 39,409 Income: $50,000



City of Woodhaven 21869 West Rd., Woodhaven 48183 (734) 675-3000 • www.woodhavenmi.org Population: 12,648 Income: $68,000 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 11111 Wayne Rd, Romulus 48174 (734) 942-7500 • www.romulusgov.com

Population: 25,044 Income: $65,000

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.

Michigan Graduation Requirements Michigan has some of the toughest high school graduation requirements in the country. They consist of: • 4 credits math and English language arts • 3 credits science and social studies • 2 credits foreign language • 1 credit physical education/health • 1 credit visual and performing arts • 1 online learning class • 1/2 credit personal finance (Effective with 8th graders 2024)

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City of Taylor 23555 Goddard Road, Taylor 48180 (734) 287-6550 • www.cityoftaylor.com

Population: 61,510 Income: $55,000

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.

Flat Rock

City of Flat Rock 25500 Gibraltar Road, Flat Rock 48134 (734) 782-2455 • www.flatrockmi.org

Population: 10,339 Income: $61,000

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.

Brownstown Township

Brownstown 21313 Telegraph Rd., Brownstown 48183 Population: 32,586 (734) 365-0065 • www.brownstown-mi.org Income: $81,000 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.

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Grosse Ile

Grosse Ile Township 9601 Groh Rd., Grosse Ile 48138 (734) 676-4422 • www.grosseile.com Population: 10,563 Income: $114,000 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: 4,927 Income: $76,000 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.

Wyandotte Niche’s 2024 Best Public Schools*

Out of the top 25 public schools in Michigan 21 are in the Metro Detroit Area. They include:

• Washtenaw International, Ypsilanti • International Academy, Bloomfield Hills • Northville, Northville • Novi, Novi • Troy, Troy • Huron, Ann Arbor • Community High, Ann Arbor • Pioneer, Ann Arbor • Skyline, Ann Arbor • Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Hills • Rochester Adams, Rochester Hills • Groves, Beverly Hills • International Academy of Macomb, Clinton Township

City of Wyandotte 3200 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte 48192 (734) 324-4500 • www.wyandotte.net Population: 24,282 Income: $59,000

• Seaholm, Birmingham • Grosse Pointe South, Grosse Pointe Farms • Athens, Troy • Henry Ford Early College, Dearborn • Washtenaw Technical Middle College Ann Arbor • Saline, Saline • Stoney Creek, Rochester Hills • Grosse Pointe North, Grosse Pointe Farms * Rankings differ from other lists as this includes input from students, alumni, and parents, quantitative data from the U.S. Department of Education which evaluates teachers, resources and facilities, as well as the test scores and academic performance.

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 Township

Huron Charter Township 22950 Huron River Drive, New Boston 48164 (734) 753-4466 • www.hurontownship-mi.gov Population: 16,671 Income: $77,000

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 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!

Resources For Residents Oakland County Offices

1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac 48341 Main Information Line: (888) 350-0900 or (248) 858-1000 David Coulter, County Executive (248) 858-5400 www.oakgov.com

Clerk/Register of Deeds……...………..…. (248) 858-0581 Community & Home Improvements….... (248) 858-0493 Elections…………………………………... (248) 858-0563 Heath Division South Oakland Health Center - Southfield…....(248) 424-7000 North Oakland Health Center - Pontiac…….....(248) 858-1280 Parks & Recreation…………………………(248) 858-0906 Sheriff’s Office……………………………..(248) 858-5000 Treasurer………………….…………..……..(248) 858-0611 Water Resources Commissioner…....…..(248) 858-0958 Senior Citizen Services Nurse on call Monday thru Friday…….……..….(800) 848-5533 Senior Resource Directory online thru Health Division Area Agency on Agin…………………….……….….(800) 852-7795

Veteran’s Services

Pontiac…………………………………………;……(248) 858-0785 Troy……………………………………………………(248) 655-1250

Vital Records…………………….….……..(248) 858-0571 Birth, Death, Marriage, Concealed Pistol licences


OTHER COMMUNITIES Addison Twp. Keego Harbor Auburn Hills Lake Orion Berkley Lathrup Village Bingham Farms Leonard Birmingham Lyon Twp. Bloomfield Hills Madison Heights Brandon Twp. Milford Clarkston Milford Twp. Clawson Novi Commerce Twp. Oakland Twp. Farmington Oak Park Farmington Hills Orchard Lake Franklin Village Orion Twp. Ferndale Oxford Twp. Groveland Twp. Oxford Village Hazel Park Pleasant Ridge Highland Twp. Pontiac Huntington Woods Rochester Independence Twp. Rose Township

Royal Oak Southfield South Lyon Springfield Twp. Sylvan Lake Walled Lake Waterford Twp. West Bloomfield Twp. White Lake Twp. Wixom Wolverine Lake

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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


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

District Courts

Information at www.oakgov.com/courts

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City of 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 – In 2023 Livability named Troy the 10th best place to live in the U.S. and #1 in Michigan. Troy is also the 2nd healthiest city in Michigan; on Niche's list of top 10 (#2) Best Suburbs to Live in Michigan rankings.

Best City for Retirees – SmartAsset named Troy the best place to retire in the Midwest in 2022.

Niche named Troy the #1 best place to live in the Detroit Area in 2021. ChamberofCommerce.org named Troy the #1 best city to live in Michigan and #6 best city for retirees in the U.S. (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 and AA+ from Fitch. GFOA Financial Reporting Awards – For the 23rd 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.

Promote Innovation

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 87,830 residents and more than 6,100 businesses that employ more than 135,395 people.

A Welcoming Community

Outstanding Location

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.

Global Troy

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 foreign-based companies, the most in Oakland County, have had great success here in Troy because of the extensive resources and ºlocational advantages we offer.

Troy puts out the welcome mat for businesses of all sizes spanning a variety of sectors. The World Economic Forum’s new United Lead by Example States Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Troy is a place where families and businesses is located at Automation Alley in Troy. The Im thrive and is a community recognized for its a g U.S. Centre for Advanced Manufacturing will e pr ovide t r excellent quality of life — In 2023, Livability a ew d by th engage the American manufacturing ecosystem to e City of Troy/Cindy St named Troy the 10th best place to live in the U.S. rapidly increase Industry 4.0 adoption through a series and #1 in Michigan. Troy is also the 2nd healthiest city of local, state, national, and international advanced manufacturing in Michigan and on Niche's list of top 10 (#2) Best Suburbs to Live research-based and pilot- acceleration projects. In doing so, it will in Michigan rankings (2023). create a ripple effect, attracting additional advanced manufacturing investments to create additional jobs and opportunities for Michigan’s The Troy School District is A+ rated, receiving a perfect rating from the educational nonprofit GreatSchools. The entire Troy School District workforce. has achieved North Central Accreditation and all TSD schools are Troy’s retail and dining options are world-class. The nearly 1.5 million Michigan Blue Ribbon Schools. Troy is a highly educated city; about square-foot Somerset Collection offers a shopping utopia for 61 percent of its residents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Troy has residents, area workers, and visitors alike. The City’s spectrum of unsurpassed city services, is consistently ranked as one of the safest shops and restaurants is as diverse as the City’s population, with cities in Michigan, and has one of the lowest tax rates in Oakland cuisine and goods representing every corner of the globe. The Troy County. Its strategic location puts residents and visitors within easy City Center project at 888 W. Big Beaver Road includes a mix of reach of a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including its office, residential, retail, and restaurant uses in an easily accessible 1,000 acres of parkland, two golf courses, nature center, historic village, walkable environment, adding to the vitality of the Big Beaver dog park, trails, and a variety of lakes and streams. Its new ice rink will open in 2024. corridor. 18


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ADDENDUM — Troy Area: 34.3 Sq. Miles Government: Council/Manager Median Home Sale Price: $419,436 (November, 2023) Median Household Income: $108,000 (2022) 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; 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, ice skating rinks, senior citizen programs, variety of City and school recreation programs, strong baseball, soccer, and football organizations.

Charter Township of Oakland 4393 Collins Road, Rochester 48306 (248) 651-4440 • www.oaklandtownship.org Population: 20,500 Income: $161,000 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.

Population: 87,830 Post Office: 2844 Livernois, (248) 619-1598 Public Safety: Troy Police and Fire Departments (248) 524-3477. Administration located at 500 W. Big Beaver and a total of 6 Fire Stations. 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. 2023 Tax Rates in Mills The homestead and non-homestead tax rates listed by school district for 2023 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 Dial-a-Ride, Troy R.Y.D.E. for those 60 and older or 18+ with disabilities. Utilities: See utility information in “Basics”. CITY HALL: City of Troy 500 W. Big Beaver Troy, MI 48084 (248) 524-3300 www.troymi.gov


CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Troy Chamber of Commerce 3838 Livernois, Ste. 123 Troy, MI 48083 (248) 641-8151 www.troychamber.com



425 N. Main Clawson 48017 (248) 435-4500 www.cityofclawson.com Population: 11,113 Income: $76,500



Madison Heights

300 W. Thirteen Mile Madison Heights 48071 (248) 588-1200 www.madison-heights.org Population: 27,663 Income: $58,500

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City of Rochester 400 Sixth Street, Rochester 48307 (248) 733-3700 • www.ci.rochester.mi.us Population: 12,841 Income: $100,000 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.

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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.

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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 flows 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.

ADDENDUM - Rochester Hills Area: 32.9 sq. miles. Government: Council/Mayor Location: Northeast Oakland County, 25 miles north of Detroit, easy access to I-75 and M-59. Median Home Sale Price: $399,000 (October, 2023) Median Household Income: $106,000 Population: 77,065 Library: Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester 48307 (248) 656-2900, www.rhpl.org Medical Services: Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital. See “Health Care section for facilities in or nearby this community.

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Rochester Hills is a community proud of its historic heritage, entrepreneurial spirit and its ability to be innovative by nature.

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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). Rochester Avon Recreation Authority (RARA) offers numerous sports, camps, programs and services at a variety of locations. Post Office Branches: 2632 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills, 511 Old Towne Road, Rochester • 800-ASK USPS • www.usps.com

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) for those 50+. (248) 656-1403, www.opccenter.org 2023 Tax Rates in Mills: Homestead Non-Homestead Rochester 30.0929 48.0929 Avondale: 34.9699 52.9699 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 Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce 71 Walnut, Ste. 110, Rochester, 48307 (248) 651-6700 • www.rrc-mi.com


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City of Novi 45175 Ten Mile Road, Novi 48375 (248) 347-0460 • www.cityofnovi.org


Lathrup Village

111 East Nine Mile Rd. Hazel Park 48030 (248) 546-7000 www.hazelpark.org Population: 14,514 Income: $51,000

27400 Southfield Rd. Lathrup Village 48076 (248) 557-2600 www.lathrupvillage.org Population: 3,928 Income: $97,000

Oak Park

14000 Oak Park Blvd. Oak Park 48237 (248) 691-7400 www.oakparkmi.gov Population: 29,020 Income: $59,000


Population: 66,584 Income: $100,000

Novi is another gateway community of Oakland County because of its proximity to four state freeways. This proximity to transportation has served as a catalyst for Novi’s growth. City services, award-winning schools and a wide array of amenities support the city’s quality of life and finely tuned balance of residential and commercial uses. Lifelong learning is a tangible commitment in Novi with a broad array of higher education institutions either in or within minutes of the city and a state-of-the-art Public Library. A diverse population is another product of Novi’s significant growth, which is reflected in it being the home of international businesses and high-tech jobs. Novi is a community filled with spirit that focuses on creative ways to blend residential and business needs.

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City of Southfield Southfield City Offices Population: 75,233 26000 Evergreen Rd., Southfield 48076 Income: $60,000 (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.

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City of Farmington City of Farmington Hills 23600 Liberty 31555 W Eleven Mile Road Farmington MI 48335 Farmington Hills 48336 (248) 474-5500 • www.ci.farmington.mi.us (248) 871-2400 • www.fhgov.com Population: 11,373 Income: $84,500 Population: 82,502 Income: $93,000 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.

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Milford & Milford Township

South Lyon & Lyon Township

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.

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.

Milford Village 1100 Atlantic Street, Milford 48381 (248) 684-1515 www.villageofmilford.org Population: 6,484 Income: $90,500

Milford Township 1100 Atlantic Street • Milford 48381 (248) 685-8731 www.milfordtownship.com Population: 10,452 Income: $108,500

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 City Offices 335 S. Warren South Lyon 48178 (248) 437-1735 • www.southlyonmi.org Population: 11,866 Income: $79,000

Lyon Township 58000 Grand River Ave. New Hudson 48165 (248) 437-2240 • www.lyontwp.org Population: 25,536 Income: $126,000

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

Highland Township Offices 205 North John Street, Highland 48357 • (248) 887-3791 • www.highlandtwp.net Population: 19,119 Income: $94,000 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.


Oakland County School Districts

For information about alternative, technical, special education, duel enrollment, charter and magnet schools contact Oakland Schools at www.oakland.k12.mi.us or (248) 209-2000.

www.michigan.gov/mde School District Website Phone Number

Communities Served

2022 Graduation Rates*

Avondale School District www.avondaleschools.org (248) 537-6000

Auburn Hills, Troy, Rochester Hills, Bloomfield Twp.


Berkley School District www.berkleyschools.org (248) 837-8000

Berkley, Huntington Woods & north portion of Oak Park


Birmingham Public Schools www.birmingham.k12.mi.us (248) 203-3000

Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin, parts of Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Twp., Troy, Southfield & West Bloomfield Twp.


Bloomfield Hills School District www.bloomfield.org (248) 341-5400

Bloomfield Twp., Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield Twp., part of Troy


Brandon School District www.brandonschooldistrict.org (248) 627-1800

Ortonville Village & Twps. Of Brandon, Groveland, Hadley & Springfield


Clarenceville School District www.clarenceville.k12.mi.us (248) 919-0400

Wayne/Oakland: parts of Livonia, Farmington Hills, Redford


Clarkston Community Schools www.clarkston.k12.mi.us (248) 623-5400

Clarkston, Twps. Of Independence, Waterford and Springfield


Clawson Public Schools www.clawsonschools.org (248) 655-4400

Clawson and part of Royal Oak

Farmington Public Schools www.farmington.k12.mi.us (248) 489-3349

Farmington, Farmington Hills & part of West Bloomfield Twp.


Ferndale Public Schools www.ferndaleschools.org (248) 586-8652

Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Oak Park & part of Royal Oak Twp.


Hazel Park Public Schools www.hazelparkschools.org (248) 658-5200

Hazel Park, part of Ferndale

Holly Area Schools www.hask12.org (248) 328-3100

Village and Twp. of Holly, parts of Groveland, Rose, Springfield & White Lake Twps.


Huron Valley Schools www.hvs.org (248) 684-8000

Milford, Milford Twp., Highland, White Lake, Commerce Twp.


Lake Orion Community Schools www.lakeorionschools.org (248) 693-5400

Lake Orion, Orion Twp., parts of Addison, Independence, Oakland & Oxford Twps.


Lamphere Public Schools www.lamphereschools.org (248) 589-1990

Part of Madison Heights

Madison District Public Schools www.madisondistrict.org (248) 399-7800

Southern half of Madison Heights

Novi Community School District www.novi.k12.mi.us (248) 449-1200

Novi & part of Northville

Oak Park Schools www.oakparkschools.org (248) 336-7700

Oak Park & parts of Berkley, Southfield

Oxford Community Schools www.oxfordschools.org (248) 969-5000

Twps. of Oxford, Addison, Brandon, Dryden, Metamora


Pontiac School District www.pontiac.k12.mi.us (248) 451-6800

Pontiac, Lake Angelus, Sylvan Lake & parts of Bloomfield, Orion, Waterford & West Bloomfield Twps.






2022-23 Enrollment $ Spent Per Student (2022-23 State Funds)

3,835 $9,150 3,920 $9,150 7,342 $12,902 5,166 $12,980 2,135 $9,150 1,774 $9,150 7,656 $9,150 1,270 $9,150 9,082 $11,026 3,133 $9,150 2,975 $9,150 3,110 $9,150 7,990 $9,150 6,858 $9,150 2,352 $11,410 914 $9,150



6,662 $9,460 3,682 $9,150 5,660 $9,150 3,432 $9,150


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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. ADDENDUM HOLLY/HOLLY TOWNSHIP

• 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 • The Holly Dickens Festival and the Renaissance Festival Oakland County and the Village boundaries are totally within the Township. (in partnership with neighboring Groveland Township) bring Government: Township: Board of Trustees, thousands to the area for an immersion in history, literature, Supervisor, Clerk Village: Council President and Members and most of all FUN! Median Home Sale Price: Village: $200,000 Township: $282,000 (Oct. 2023) • In the winter, the many area lakes offer splendid ice-fishing while Median Household Income: Village: $54,000 Mount Holly is known far and wide as the premier ski and snowboard Township: $86,000 destination of Southeast Michigan. Population: Village: 5,823 Township: 6,351 Library: Holly Township, 1116 N. Saginaw St., Holly 48442 • (248) 634-1754, www.hollylibrary.org • Main Street Holly DDA and the Township are also thoughtful stewards of the community. Medical Services: See “Health Care” section for facilities Supporting growth and business development, but not at the cost of undermining the natural in or nearby this community. Parks and Recreation: Sorenson Park and Nature Center, environment that offers so much to all its residents. ballfield and pavilion, beach, events and classes, Karl Richter Community Center, football and cheer, Holly • Holly prides itself on being a good neighbor to its surrounding communities Dickens Festival, Holly Little League, Mt. Holly Ski Resort and Heather Highlands Golf Club, The Village has 5 and readily partners with them, the County and State to create special parks and Seven Lakes State Park; Park features 2 lakes opportunities like the Holly Oaks ORV Park which opened in 2020. with boat launches, fishing, hiking, swimming, hunting, picnic areas and playground. Post Office Location: 108 W. Maple St., • The Holly Community also benefits from an active, forward-thinking Holly 48442 • (248) 634-8362, www.usps.com Chamber of Commerce that works to create Public Safety: Township is covered by the Michigan commerce and define possible future State Police Metro North Post and the North Oakland County Fire destination locations, like the Midtown, Authority. The Village has its own police and fire services. Schools: Holly Area Schools. See school grid on pages. 2023 Tax Rates in Mills: Village Township Homestead: 39.0040 31.3534 Non-Homestead: 57.0040 489.3534 Transportation: Holly Area Transportation offers curb-to-curb service with advanced reservations. (248) 634-9571 Utilities: See information in “Basics”. OFFICES: Township Office 102 Civic Drive, Holly 48442 (248) 634-9331 www.hollytownship.org Village Office 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


Lakes, North End, and the Dixie Byway Business Corridor.

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• 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.

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Oakland County School Districts (cont. from page 25) www.michigan.gov/mde

School District Website Phone Number Rochester Community Schools www.rochester.k12.mi.us (248) 726-3000

2022 Graduation Rates*

Communities Served Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Twp. Washington, part of Auburn Hills


Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools www.royaloakschools.org (248) 435-8400

Royal Oak, parts of Troy, Madison Heights

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

South Lyon, part of Novi, Wixom, Twps. of Green Oak, Lyon, Milford, Northfield & Salem


Southfield, Lathrup Village

91% 86%

Most of Troy


Walled Lake, Wixom, Wolverine Lake Village, White Lake; parts of Farmington Hills, Novi, Orchard Lake Commerce & West Bloomfield Twp.


Waterford; parts of West Bloomfield, White Lake, Independence Twps. & Lake Angelus


Parts of West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor, small part of Sylvan Lake


2022-23 Enrollment $ Spent Per Student (2022-23 State Funds)

15,042 $9,150 4,877 $9,739

8,497 $9,150 4,956 $11,952 12,485 $9,936 12,131 $9,296 7,087 $9,150 4,884 $9,777

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.

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Oxford & Oxford Township Village of Oxford 22 W. Burdick, P.O. Box 94, Oxford 48371 (248) 628-2543 www.thevillageofoxford.org Population: 3,480 Income: $73,000

Oxford Township 300 Dunlap Rd., Oxford 48371 (248) 628-9787 www.oxfordtownship.org Population: 18,997 Income: $103,000

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: 372 Income: $61,000 Population: 5,782 Income: $96,000 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.

OTHERS TO CONSIDER in Northwest & Northern Oakland Brandon Township

Groveland Township



395 Mill Street Ortonville 48462 (248) 627-2851

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4695 Grange Hall Road Holly 48442 (248) 634-4152 Population: 5,948 Income: $99,000

Rose Township

9080 Mason Street Holly 48442 (248) 634-7551


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Population: 6,174 Income: $88,000


Woodward Corridor

Royal Oak

City of Royal Oak 203 S. Troy St., Royal Oak 48067 (248) 246-3000 • www.ROMI.gov Population: 57,038 Income: $87,000 Royal Oak continues to be one of the region’s most desired communities for business and families. It is a vibrant community of people who care about their neighbors, neighborhoods and small business. It is also a community that places a premium on the arts and cultural diversity. Named one of Livability’s top 100 cities to live in, Royal Oak boasts an award-winning school district, a new downtown government campus, and close to 50 beautiful parks. This is Royal Oak. Come see us and enjoy our little oasis in Metro Detroit!

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Ferndale 300 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale 48220 (248) 546-2525 • www.ferndalemi.gov

Population: 18,629 Income: $79,000

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

Pleasant Ridge City Office 23925 Woodward Ave., Pleasant Ridge 48069 (248) 541-2900 • www.cityofpleasantridge.org

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 Berkley 3338 Coolidge Highway, Berkley 48072 (248) 658-3300 • www.berkleymich.org

Population: 14,927 Income: $97,000

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.


City of Birmingham 151 Marin Street, PO Box 3001, Birmingham 48012 (248) 530-1800 • www.bhamgov.org

Population: 21,723 Income: $138,000

Birmingham is a vibrant community with a historic downtown that dates back to the 1830’s. As a “Top 20 Most Walkable Communities” you get a firsthand understanding about its neighborhoods and the diverse assortments of businesses in its downtown. The tree-lined neighborhoods maintain the feel of a small town while the city benefits from being an affluent urban area. In addition Birmingham is home to 2 top rated nine-hole golf courses, a picturesque trail system, dog park, renovated ice arena and award winning parks. Housing is primarily high value single family homes with condos, townhomes and lofts in the downtown and rail districts. Education is highly valued with both public and private schools offering academic excellence that consistently rank them as some of the finest schools in the country. With so much to offer, Birmingham welcomes you as a place to live, work, shop and dine.

Population: 4,425 Income: $189,000

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. 30

Huntington Woods

City of Huntington Woods 26815 Scotia Road, Huntington Woods 48070 (248) 541-4300 • www.hwmi.org

Population: 6,247 Income: $158,000

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.

Bingham Farms

Bingham Farms Village Office 24255 West Thirteen Mile Road, Suite 190 Bingham Farms 48025 (248) 644-0044 • www.binghamfarms.org

Population: 1,169 Income: $180,000

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.


Bloomfield Hills

City of Bloomfield Hills 45 E. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills 48304 (248) 644-1520 • www.bloomfieldhillsmi.net

Population: 2,654 Income: $135,000

Village of Franklin 32325 Franklin Road, Franklin 48025 (248) 626-9666 • www.franklin.mi.us

Population: 3,119 Income: $156,000

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.


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Beverly Hills Beverly Hills has something for everyone! • “#4 Best Suburbs to live in Michigan”– Niche 2023 • 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

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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. Population: 10,425 Median Home Sale Price: $477,000 (October 2023) Median Household Income: $148,000 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. Sculptures in the Parks program and monthly jazz concerts May – October. 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.

2022/23 Tax Rates in Mills: Homestead: 39.6066 Non-homestead: 52.5436 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: Village of Beverly Hills 18500 W. Thirteen Mile Rd. Beverly Hills, 48025 (248) 646-6404 www.villagebeverlyhills.com

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Birmingham Chamber of Commerce 725 S. Adams, Ste. 130 Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-1700 www.bbcc.com


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Bloomfield Township Bloomfield Township 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.

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.

If you are looking for a welcoming community for family or business – Bloomfield Township is where you want to be!


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ADDENDUM: Bloomfield Township 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: $551,000 (Oct. 2023) Median Household Income: $137,000 Population: 44,803 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.)

Seniors: BTSS Senior Center, 4315 Andover Rd., (248) 723-3500, (closed Sundays) Transportation: (248) 723-3500 Non-Homestead Homestead 2023 Tax Rates in Mills 55.0574 37.0574 Avondale 50.7574 37.8861 Birmingham 50.4050 37.5388 Bloomfield 49.7554 31.7554 Pontiac 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. PO Box 489 Bloomfield Hills, 48303-0489 (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


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West Bloomfield Township West Bloomfield Township Hall 4550 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield 48323 (248) 451-4800 • www.wbtownship.org

Population: 66,458 Income: $114,231

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 425 Glengary Road Wolverine Lake 48390 (248) 624-1710 www.wolverinelake.com Population: 4,370 Income: $78,500

Charter Township of Commerce 2009 Township Drive, West Commerce Township 48390 (248) 624-0110 or (248) 360-1050 www.commercetwp.com Population: 38,997 Income: $103,000

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: 61,926 Income: $36,000 34

Sylvan Lake

1820 Inverness, Sylvan Lake 48320 (248) 682-1440 www.sylvanlake.org Population: 1,656 Income: $97,500

Walled Lake City of Walled Lake 1499 E. West Maple Road, Walled Lake 48390 (248) 624-4847 • www.walledlake.us

Population: 7,123 Income: $56,000

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.

White Lake Township

White Lake Township Office 7525 Highland Road, White Lake 48383 Population: 30,739 (248) 698-3300 • www.whitelaketwp.com Income: $86,000 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 Valley Southeast 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.

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Orchard Lake Village & Keego Harbor City of Orchard Lake Village 3955 Orchard Lake Road Orchard Lake 48323 (248) 682-2400 www.cityoforchardlake.com Population: 2,231 Income: $204,000

City of Keego Harbor 2025 Beechmont, PO Box 665 Keego Harbor 48320 (248) 682-1930 www.keegoharbor.org Population: 2,721 Income: $63,000

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 49045 Pontiac Trail, Wixom 48393 (248) 624-4557 • www.wixomgov.org

Population: 16,456 Income: $72,500

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 Waterford Township 5200 Civic Center Drive, Waterford 48329 (248) 674-3111 • www.waterfordmi.gov

Population: 69,258 Income: $67,000

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.

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Auburn Hills

City of Auburn Hills 1827 N. Squirrel Rd., Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 370-9400 ● www.auburnhills.org Population: 24,906 Income: $74,000 Auburn Hills serves as Michigan’s Global Business Address with 40 International corporations from 32 different countries. This includes many world and North American headquarters. Residents enjoy 4 colleges and universities and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers. Recent efforts have been to integrate outdoor space into the downtown area through Riverside Park, the Clinton River and Clinton River Trail. Situated on the outer rim of the sprawling Detroit Metroplex, downtown Auburn Hills and surrounding neighborhoods are clean, safe and walkable with many amenities blended into its shopping and dining options.

Clarkston & Independence Township City of the Village of Clarkston 375 Depot, Clarkston 48346 (248) 625-1559 • villageofclarkston.org Population: 931 Income: $82,000

Charter Township of Independence 6483 Waldon Center Dr,. Clarkston 48346 (248) 625-5111 • www.indtwp.com Population: 36,963 Income: $97,000

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.

Springfield Township Charter Township of Springfield 12000 Davisburg Road, Davisburg 48350 (248) 846-6500 • www.springfield-twp.us

Population: 14,637 Income: $97,500

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: 2,929 Income: $91,000 Population: 35,418 Income: $105,000 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 Schools. 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 ownship is also a leader in economic development in Oakland County with low property taxes and a business friendly environment.



Macomb County 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 Mark Hackel, County Executive (586) 469-7001

Resources For Residents

County Clerk/Register of Deeds… (586) 469-5120 Election Department....…………....(586) 469-5209 Health and Community Services…(586) 469-7190 Head Start ……………….…………(586) 469-5215 Finance…………………….………..(586) 469-5250 Roads………………………………..(586) 463-8671 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



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OTHER COMMUNITIES Armada Twp. & Village of Armada Bruce Township Centerline Chesterfield Twp. Clinton Twp. Eastpointe Fraser Harrison Twp. Lenox Township New Baltimore Village of New Haven

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.

Mt. Clemens Macomb Township Ray Twp. Richmond & Richmond Twp. Roseville Shelby Township St. Clair Shores Utica Village of Romeo Warren Washington Twp.

Macomb County Animal Control 21417 Dunham Rd., Clinton Twp. 48036 (586) 469-5115 animalcontrol.macombgov.org

Dog Licensing, Lost and Found, Rescue, Adoption

Farmers Market

141 N. River Rd., Mt. Clemens (586)493-7600 www.mountclemensfarmersmarket.com Open May thru November, Saturdays 7:00am - 1:00pm

Green Macomb

One S. Main, Mount Clemens 48043 (586) 469-5285 https://green.macombgov.org


lakeside Communities

CoMMunity ProFiles 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.

New Baltimore

City of New Baltimore 36535 Green Street, New Baltimore 48047 (586) 725-2151 • www.cityofnewbaltimore.org

Population: 12,077 Income: 82,000

New Baltimore is located on the north shore of Anchor Bay on Lake St. Clair. Being on the big lake brings a whole new perspective to lakeside living. As a community that understands the true value of year-round vacation, New Baltimore’s unique location also means it understands the value of leisure too. Although the city is off the beaten path, it has easy access to the Metro Detroit highway system, which means it is only 30 minutes out from downtown Detroit. The Mary Burke Waterfront Park has a public beach and a convenient location to downtown shopping and dining. Other parks provide ball diamonds, fishing, soccer fields, sledding hill play structures, skateboard park and hiking paths. The recreation department offers camps, classes and other programs for residents of all ages. New Baltimore offers a broad array of housing options, from quaint cottages to dazzling lakefront homes. The city also offers festivals and special events throughout the year and has ºbalanced significant development with quality-of-life concerns to maintain its charm. Truly a special place to live and raise a family.

Chesterfield Township Chesterfield Township Offices 47275 Sugarbush Road, Chesterfield 48047 (586) 949-0400 www.chesterfieldtwp.org

Population: 45,920 Income: $83,000

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.


Harrison Township

Harrison Township 38151 L’Anse Creuse Road, Harrison Township 48045 (586) 466-1400 • www.harrisontownship.mi.gov

Population: 23,702 Income: $71,000

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 (586) 445-5200 • www.scsmi.net

Population: 57,911 Income: $66,000

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.

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City of Warren One City Square, Warren 48093 (586) 574-4500 • www.cityofwarren.org

Fraser Population: 137,253 Income: $55,000

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 (586) 445-3661 • www.cityofeastpointe.net

Population: 34,051 Income: $52,000

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 (586) 293-3100 • www.micityoffraser.com

Population: 14,448 Income: $59,000

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 (586) 445-5440 • www.roseville-mi.gov

Population: 46,725 Income: $52,000

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.

Center Line

City of Center Line 7070 E. Ten Mile Road, Center Line 48015 (586) 757-6800 • www.centerline.gov

Population: 8,212 Income: $47,000

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

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 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) 439-4401

Communities Served

2022 Graduation Rate*

Romeo and Bruce Twp. New Baltimore Village of Armada, parts of Twps. of Armada, Ray, Lenox, Bruce Center Line, Warren Macomb Twp. and Clinton Twp. Clinton Twp. Eastpointe, parts of Warren Warren Clinton Twp., Fraser, Roseville St. Clair Shores St. Clair Shores Harrison Twp.; parts of Chesterfield, Clinton, Macomb Twps.; parts of Mt. Clemens, St. Clair Shores Mount Clemens and Clinton Twp. Village of New Haven, parts of Macomb, Ray, Lenox, Chesterfield Twps. Armada Township Village of Romeo, parts of Addison, Bruce, Washington, Shelby, Armada, Ray, Oakland Twps. Roseville

86% 91% 96% 70% 92% 55% 60% 82% 92%

77% 95% 90% 54% 74% 90% 94% 83%

Parts of St. Clair Shores, Grosse Pointe Shores & Eastpointe


Sterling Heights, Utica, parts of Shelby, Macomb, Ray, Washington Twps.


Center Line, Warren Parts of Sterling Heights, Warren and Troy Warren

2022-23 Enrollment $ Spent Per Student (2022-23 State Funds)

1,402 $9,150 5,429 $9,150 1,746 $9,150 2,584 $10,484 14,703 $9,150 1,823 $9,150 2,261 $9,150 2,202 $9,150 4,650 $9,150 3,239 $9,150 4,287 $9,150 9,414 $9,150 753 $9,150 1,442 $9,150 1,585 $9,150 5,185 $9,150 4,208 $9,150 1,496 $9,855 25,772 $9,150

68% 85% 88%

2,004 $9,150 12,660 $9,987 3,123 $9,619

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 Courtesy of Macomb County Economic Development 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.

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Shelby Township

Washington Township Washington Township Office 57900 Van Dyke Ave., Washtington 48094 (586) 786-0010 • www.washingtontownship.org

Population: 26,542 Income: $94,500

Thirty miles north of Detroit lies Washington Township. Originally an agricultural community, it is now a community where historic architecture mingles with modern lifestyles, upscale amenities and a palette of diversified life choices. It is a community of abundant natural resources, and the township makes sure they are available to its residents of all ages to enjoy year-round. Education is important to Washington Township. It is home to 3 school districts, including the award-winning Romeo School District. The township also offers low taxes coupled with a high service environment for residents and businesses alike. The streets are patrolled by the Macomb County Sheriff Department while fire and ambulance services are provided by Washington Township. Make your way over to Washington Township to live, work and play!


52700 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township, MI 48316 (586) 731-5100 www.shelbytwp.org

Population: 80,269 Income: $82,500

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.

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Macomb ADDENDUM Sterling Heights 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: $300,000 (October 2023) Median Household Income: $75,381 Population: 132,287 Library: Sterling Heights Library, 40255 Dodge Park, Sterling Heights 48313 www.shpl.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, Dodge Park Ice Rink, Farmers Market, and Splash Pad Post Office: 7007 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights, 800-ASK-USPS Public Safety: Emergency 9-1-1 Police (586) 446-2801 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 (2023):


Warren Consolidated 42.9858 Utica Community 38.2121


57.2930 56.3921

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) Connect Macomb 12900 Hall Rd., Suite 100, Sterling Heights 48313 (586) 731-5400 www.ConnectMacomb.com CITY OFFICE: Sterling Heights 40555 Utica Road,Sterling Heights 48313 (586) 446-2489 • www.sterlingheights.gov

northern Macomb

Richmond & Richmond Township City of Richmond 36725 Division, Richmond 48062 (586) 727-7571 www.cityofrichmond.net Population: 5,752 Income: $59,000

Richmond Township 34900 School Section Rd., Richmond 48062 (586) 727-8998 www.richmondtwp.org Population: 3,583 Income: $97,000

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 linked 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.

Romeo & Bruce Township Romeo Village Office 121 W. St. Clair Street Romeo 48065 (586) 752-3565 www.villageofromeo.org Population: 3,755 Income: $54,000

Bruce Township 223 E. Gates Street Romeo 48065 (586) 752-4585 www.brucetwp.org Population: 7,810 Income: $110,000

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.

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Village of New Haven & Lenox Township Village of New Haven 57775 Main Street New Haven 48048 (586) 749-5301 www.newhavenmi.org Population: 6,570 Income: $59,000

Lenox Township 63775 Gratiot Ave. Lenox Township 48050 (586) 727-2085 www.lenoxtwp.org Population: 5,895 Income: $67,000

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.

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: 1,691 Income: $98,500

Armada Township 23121 E. Main, P.O. Box 578, Armada 48005 (586) 784-5200 • www.armadatwp.org

Population: 3,663 Income: $87,000

Ray Township 64255 Wolcott Road, Ray 48096 (586) 749-5171 • www.raytwp.org

Population: 3,735 Income: $92,000


Central Macomb

Clinton Township

Clinton Township Offices 40700 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Township 48038 (586) 286-9422 • www.clintontownship.com

Utica Population: 99,876 Income: $64,000

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.

Population: 5,239 Income: $50,000

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

Mount Clemens

City of Mount Clemens One Crocker Blvd., Mount Clemens, 48043 (586) 469-6818 • www.mountclemens.gov

Utica City Office 7550 Auburn Rd., Utica 48317 (586) 739-1600 • www.cityofutica.org

Population: 15,917 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.

Macomb Township 54111 Broughton Rd., Macomb 48042 (586) 992-0710 • www.macomb-mi.gov

Population: 91,874 Income: $106,000

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.


Livingston County Resources For Residents

Livingston County Administration 304 E. Grand River, Ste. 202 (Mailing), Howell 48843 (517) 546-3669 • www.milivcounty.gov Nathan Burd, County Administrator (517) 546-3669



(seMCoG 2022)

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).

Livingston County Airport (517) 546-6675 • www.milivcounty.gov (click on “Directory”, 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 News (888) 840-4809 • www.livingstondaily.com Print and digital subscriptions

44th Circuit Court (Clerk) ...................................(517) 546-9816 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


City of Howell 611 East Grand River, Howell 48843 (517) 546-3500 • www.cityofhowell.org

Population: 8,372 Income: $77,000

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.

Green Oak Township Green Oak Township Offices 10001 Silver Lake Rd., Brighton 48116 (810) 231-1333 www.greenoaktwp.com

Population: 19,948 Income: $105,000

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 Genoa Township Offices 2911 Dorr Road, Brighton 48116 (810) 227-5225 www.genoa.org

Population: 20,858 Income: $85,000

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. 48

Village of Pinckney 220 S. Howell Street Pinckney 48169 (734) 878-6206 villageofpinckney.org Population: 2,351 Income: $83,000

Howell Township 3525 Byron Road Howell 48855 (517) 546-2817 howelltownshipmi.org Population: 8,372 Income: $77,000

Livingston County School Districts www.michigan.gov/mde

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.

School District Website Communities Served Phone Number Brighton Area Schools City of Brighton, parts of Twps. Of Brighton, Brighton TownshipGenoa, Green Oak, Hamburg and Lyon Twp. www.brightonk12.com 4363 Buno Road • Brighton 48114County (810) 299-4000 in Oakland (810) 229-0550 • www.brightontwp.com Fowlerville Community Schools Village of Fowlerville, parts of Twps. of Antrim, www.fowlervilleschools.org Conway, Howell, Handy, Iosco, Population: 18,792 Cohoctah, Income: $103,000 (517) 223-6000 Locke, Unadilla & White Oak Hartland Consolidated Schools Hartland Twp., parts of Twps. Of Brighton, www.hartlandschools.us Tyrone, Deerfield, Genoa & Oceola (810) 626-2100 Howell Public Schools Cities of Howell & Brighton, Twps. of Oak Grove, www.howellschools.com Deerfield, Cohoctah, Marion, Putnam, Iosco, Hamburg, Genoa, Brighton, Oceola, Howell, Handy (517) 548-6200 Pinckney Community Schools Village of Pinckney, parts of Twps. of Hamburg, www.pinckneypirates.org Putnam, Genoa, Webster, Dexter, Unadilla, (810) 225-3900 Marion

2022 Graduation Rate*

2022-23 Enrollment $ Spent Per Student (2022-23 State Funds)

96% 85% 96% 90% 94%

5,804 $9,150 2,590 $9,150 5,162 $9,150 6,871 $9,150 2,132 $9,150

Livingston Career and Technical Education Co-op - is formed by LESA and the Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland, Howell, and Pinckney Schools. Call (517) 540-6832, www.livingstoncte.org * Graduation rates based on traditional high school four year graduation rates averaged by the number of high schools in district.

Brighton & Brighton Township City of Brighton 200 North First Street, Brighton 48116 (810) 227-1911 • www.brightoncity.org Population: 7,834 Income: $67,000

Brighton Township 4363 Buno Road, Brighton 48114 (810) 229-0550 • brightontwp.com Population: 19,364 Income: $111,000

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.



Handy Township 135 North Grand Ave. Fowlerville 48836 (517) 223-3228 www.handytownship.org Population: 5,808 Income: $81,000

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Fowlerville 213 South Grand Ave., Fowlerville 48836 (517) 223-3771 www.fowlerville.org Population: 2,931 Income: $53,000

Hamburg Township Hamburg Township Hall 10405 Merrill Road, Hamburg 48139 (810) 231-1000 www.hamburg.mi.us

Population: 21,415 Income: $98,500

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 Hartland Township Offices 2655 Clark Road, Hartland 48353 (810) 632-7498 www.hartlandtwp.com

Population: 15,234 Income: $91,000

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.


Genesee County 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 Covers all communities except City of Flint

Flint Public Library 1026 E Kearsley St., Flint 48503 (810) 232-7111 • www.fpl.info


401,983 (2022 Census)

Serves the City of Flint

Genesee County School Districts

Flint & Genesee Group 519 S. Saginaw St., Ste 200 Flint 48502 (810) 600-1404 www.flintandgenesee.org DIVISIONS:

Genesee County Community Action Resource Department 1101 Beach Street, Ste. 685 Flint 48502 (810) 232-2185 www.geneseecountymi.gov

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

Services include the “Head Start” education program, low income assistance through the “Neighborhood Service Center,” food provisions and senior nutrition services.

Flint Strive 1108 Lapeer Rd.,Flint 48503 (810) 232-5661 www.flintstrive.com

Support and training for hard to employ, at risk individuals.

Bishop International Airport 3425 Bristol Road, Flint 48507 (810) 235-6560 www.bishopairport.org

See “Basics” section under “Transportation” heading for detailed information.

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 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 www.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

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!

Communities Served

2022 Graduation Rate*

Flint, Flint Twp., Burton, Mundy Twp., Swartz Creek


City of Fenton, including small portion in Livingston and Oakland Counties


City of Flint Flushing & Flint Twp. Goodrich, Atlas, Hadley, Grand Blanc, Davison City and Township of Grand Blanc

44% 81% 89% 86%

City of Fenton, Twps. of Fenton, Grand Blanc, Mundy


Linden, Twps. of Argentine, Fenton, Tyrone, Deerfield, Mundy, Gaines


Swartz Creek, Gaines, Flint Twp.


2022-23 Enrollment $ Spent Per Student (2022-23 State Funds)

3,841 $9,150 3,089 $9,150 2,841 $9,150 4,074

$9,150 1,932 $9,150 7,801 $9,150 2,005 $9,150 2,469 $9,150 3,510 $9,150

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


* Graduation rates based on traditional high school four year graduation rates averaged by the number of high schools in district.

CoMMunity ProFiles


City of Flint Population: 79,854 1101 S. Saginaw St. • Flint 48502 Income: $32,000 (810) 766-7346 • www.cityofflint.com 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 US23 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

Flint Township

Charter Township of Flint Population: 31,000 1490 S. Dye Rd. • Flint 48532 Income: $48,000 (810) 732-1350 • www.flinttownship.org 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 the foundation 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.

104 S. Adelaide Street, Fenton, MI 48430


Founded in 1920, the Chamber is the principal voice of the business community serving Genesee, Livingston and Oakland Counties.


Fenton & Fenton Township

Fenton Township City of Fenton 12060 Mantawauka, Fenton 48430 301 S. Leroy, Fenton 48430 (810) 629-2261 • www.cityoffenton.org (810) 629-1537 • www.fentontownship.org Population: 11,906 Income: $71,000 Population: 17,048 Income: $101,000 When you think of Fenton Township you need to think water. With 58 lakes within a 10mile 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?

Others to Consider

512 E Grand Blanc Road Grand Blanc, Michigan 48439 810-695-4222 • 810-695-0053 Fax

gbcc@grandblancchamberofcommerce.com For events, membership details and more, visit


Where Business and Community Prosper Together

Grand Blanc & Grand Blanc Township

Grand Blanc Township City of Grand Blanc 5371 S Sagniaw Street 203 E. Grand Blanc Road Grand Blanc 48480 Grand Blanc 48439 (810) 424-2600 (810) 694-1118 www.twp.grand-blanc.mi.us www.cityofgrandblanc.com Population: 7,960 Income: $65,000 Population: 39,789 Income: 74,000 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.

Davison Township City of Davison 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: 20,414 Income: $59,500 Population: 5,055 Income: $48,000 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 Population: 4,176 132 E. Broad Street • P.O. Box 507, Linden 48451 Income: $81,000 (810) 735-7980 • www.lindenmi.us Linden is in the southern tier of Genesee County near the headwaters of the Shiawassee River. Linden has retained its small-town charm through the preservation of its scenic downtown area, including the historic Linden Mills. The downtown area boasts small shops and several restaurants. Free concerts and outdoor movies are held by the historic mill and city gazebo. Side streets take you to cozy neighborhoods of well-maintained homes. Newer developments dot the surrounding area taking advantage of the nearby lakes. Linden also has one of the top school districts in the county - Linden Community Schools.

Village of Goodrich 7338 S. State, Goodrich 48438 (810) 636-2570 • www.villageofgoodrich.com Population: 1,996 Income: $91,000

City of Swartz Creek 8083 Civic Dr., Swartz Creek 48473 (810) 635-4464 • www.cityofswartzcreek.org Population: 5,838 Income: $58,000


Washtenaw County 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 48104 (734) 222-6850 • www.washtenaw.org Information Line (734) 222-4357 Gregory Dill, County Administrator (734) 222-6850 Clerk……………………...................…...... (734) 222-6700 Elections....................................................(734) 222-6730 Children’s Services....................................(734) 973-4343 Head Start.................................................(734) 994-8178 Health Department...................................(734) 544-6700 Human Resources…………………………. (734) 222-6800 MSU Extension..........................................(734) 997-1678 Parks and Recreation................................(734) 971-6337 Register of Deeds ...............................…. (734) 222-6710 Sheriff........................................................(734) 971-8400 Treasurer....................................................(734) 222-6600 Veteran’s Affairs........................................(734) 973-4540 Vital Records………………………………..(734) 222-6720 AIRPORTS 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

Washtenaw County School Districts www.michigan.gov/mde

School District Website Phone Number 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) 401-4000 Ypsilanti Community Schools www.ycschools.us (734) 221-1221


(Covered in this publication)

Ann Arbor • Ann Arbor Township

Chelsea • Dexter • Saline NEWSPAPERS Ann Arbor News Village of Manchester • Ypsilanti (734) 623-2500 www.mlive.com Ypsilanti Township Ann Arbor Observer (734) 769-3175 www.annarborobserver.com Population

LIBRARIES 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




TRANSPORTATION Ann Arbor Area Transportation (The Ride) (734) 996-0400 • www.theride.org COUNTY COURTS Links 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 Trial Court: (734) 222-3270 Civil/Criminal Division: (734) 222-3001 www.washtenaw.org

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.

Communities Served

2022 Graduation Rate*

Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Township, Barton Hills, and 7 surrounding Twps.


Chelsea, Dexter, Lima, Lyndon, Sylvan, Townships


Dexter, Dexter Township, Lima, Webster and Scio Townships


Manchester, Manchester Township, Bridgewater, Freedom, and Sharon Townships


Saline, Saline Township, Lodi, Pittsfield, and York Townships


Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township, and Superior Township


2022-23 Enrollment $ Spent Per Student (2022-23 State Funds)

17,028 $10,151 2,300 $9,150 3,386 $9,150 778 $9,150 4,888

$9,150 3,723


* Graduation rates based on traditional high school four year graduation rates averaged by the number of high schools in district.


CoMMunity ProFiles

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor 301 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 794-6000 • www.a2gov.org Population: 121,367 Income: $73,000

Ann Arbor Township 3792 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor 48105 (734) 663-3418 • www.aatwp.org Population: 4,527 Income: $127,000

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!


305 S. Main, Ste. 100, Chelsea 48118 (734) 475-1771 • www.city-chelsea.org

Population: 5,283 Income: $67,000

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!


3515 Broad Street, Dexter 48130 (734) 426-8303 • www.dextermi.gov Population: 4,605 Income: $86,000 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 (734) 428-7877 • www.vil-manchester.org

Population: 1,965 Income: $72,000

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.

Pittsfield Township 6201 W Michigan Ave, Ann Arbor 48108 (734) 822-3101 • www.pittsfield-mi.gov

Population: 38,938 Income: $87,500

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 (734) 429-4907 • www.cityofsaline.org

Population: 9,124 Income: $81,000

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.


Ypsilanti One S. Huron St., Ypsilanti 48197 (734) 483-1100 • www.cityofypsilanti.com Population: 21,472 Income: $40,000

Ypsilanti Township 7200 S. Huron River Rd., Ypsilanti 48197 (734) 484-4700 • www.ytown.org Population: 54,642 Income: $61,000

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. 53

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 Extension Centers: • Detroit Office (313) 496-5196 • Clinton Township Center (586) 228-3160 • Southfield Center (248) 3526-2610 Cleary University www.cleary.edu (800) 686-1883 • Detroit 2470 Collingswood, Detroit 48206 • Howell 3750 Cleary Dr., Howell 48843 College for Creative Studies www.ccsdetroit.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 • 27500 Dequindre, Warren 48092 (586) 558-8700 Eastern Michigan University www.emich.edu Student Center (Admissions) 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti 48197 (734) 487-3060 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 • Accelerated BSN (Nursing) Program 25925 Telegraph Road, Ste. 401 Southfield, 48033 (844) 319-2107

• 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

Msu extension offices www.canr.msu.edu

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 318 Meadow Brook 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 • 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 • Corktown Campus –School of Dentistry 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Detroit 48208 (313) 494-6600 • Macomb University Center (Macomb Community College) 44575 Garfield Rd. UC1 Clinton Township 48038 (586) 226-4733 • McNichols Campus 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit 48221 (313) 993-1000 • Novi Campus 41555 W. 12 Mile, Novi 48377 • Riverfront Campus – School of Law 651 E. Jefferson, Detroit 48226 (313) 596-0200

Genesee: 605 N. Saginaw, Flint • (810) 244-8500 Livingston: 2300 E. Grand River, Ste. 111, Howell • (517) 546-3950 Macomb: 21885 Dunham Rd., Ste. 12, Clinton Twp. • (586) 469-5180 Oakland: 1200 N. Telegraph, Bldg. 26 East, Pontiac • (248) 858-0880 Wayne: 1360 Oakman Blvd., 2nd Fl., Detroit • (313) 494-4797 Washtenaw: 705 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor • (734) 997-1678 Extension services provide research-based educational programs in the areas of Agricultural and Natural Resources; Children, Families and Communities and Community and Economic Development. Log on to the website for information in detail.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor www.umich.edu Huetwell Visitor Center and Undergrad Admissions 515 E Jefferson St. Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 764-7433

Wayne County Community College District www.wcccd.edu

University of Michigan, Dearborn www.umdearborn.edu 4901 Evergreen, Dearborn 48128 (313) 583-6330

• Downriver Campus 21000 Northline, Taylor 48180 (734) 946-3500

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 Walsh College www.walshcollege.edu • SC4 University Center (St. Clair Community College) 323 Erie Street, Port Huron 48060 (586) 723-1500 • Troy Campus 3838 Livernois, Troy 48083 (248) 689-8282 • Macomb University Center 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township 48038 (586) 723-1500

• Northwest Campus 8200 W. Outer Drive, Detroit 48219 (313) 943-4000

• Curtis Ivery - Downtown Campus 1001 W. Fort Street, Detroit 48226 (313) 496-2758 • Eastern Campus 5901 Conner, Detroit 48213 (313) 922-3311 • University Center 19305 Vernier, Harper Woods 48225 (313) 962-7150 • Ted Scott Campus 9555 Haggerty Rd. Belleville 48111 (734) 699-7008 Wayne State Univerity www.wayne.edu requestinfo@wayne.edu Office of Admissions Welcome Center 42 W. Warren, Detroit 48202 (877) WSU-INFO Extension locations in Warren, Clinton Township, and Livonia.


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 Charles H. Wright all – GET OUT AND GO! They need you and you need Museum of African American History them – a match made in heaven. ENJOY! 315 E. Warren at Brush, Detroit 48201 (313) 494-5800 • www.thewright.org Closed Mondays, call for exact hours. Admission charge. The City Institute This state-of-the-art facility is the largest of its kind. Ex440 Burroughs St., Ste 118, Detroit 48202 hibits show the history and contributions of African (313) 883-9141 • www.thecityinstitute.com Americans. The museum features 125,000 sq. ft. simuVirtual and in-person city tours, learning journeys on a lating scenes from early African history to the slave trade, number of subjects. Presentations and workshops. Log the civil rights movement to contemporary on for specifics. Detroit. Numerous programs, education and research options as well. Detroit Opera House/Detroit Opera


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Garden Bowl

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.

Belle Isle

Comerica Park

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.

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www.michigan.gov (Go to Dept. of Natural Resources) This state park can be accessed using the MacArthur Detroit Film Theatre Bridge at E. Jefferson Avenue and E. Grand Blvd. 5200 Woodward Ave. (Detroit Institute of Arts), Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead (Central Park in Detroit 48202 New York City), this beautiful 982-acre park has over five (313) 833-4005 • www.dia.org/events/Detroitmiles of scenic shoreline. The Nature Center proFilm-Theatre Contemporary and classic films, vides family programs. Call for hours. The special events for adults and children. Whitcomb Conservatory, Livingstone s r C e Lighthouse, Dossin Great Lakes Muh d a oi Detroit Historical Museum Re seum, the Aquarium and the Casino y 5401 Woodward Avenue s (available for rent, seniors prou p Cam Detroit 48202 grams); Scott Memorial Fountain (313) 833-1805 and a “Kids Kingdom” playscape Martius www.detroithistorical.org along with numerous recreational Established in 1928, this Detroit venues. cultural gem is one of the oldest (313) 821-9844 Square Public and largest museums dedicated to metropolitan history. “Streets of Old Detroit,” “Detroit: The Arsenal of Campus Martius Democracy”, and “Doorway to Freedom” www.downtowndetroit.org are fantastic! Call or log on to website for Campus Martius lies at the heart of the City hours. Admission fee. of Detroit. Known as the “Point of Origin,” the junction of Woodward and Monroe Avenues is the starting Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) point from where the City of Detroit’s system of streets, 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit 48202 squares and lots was created. Home to Rocket Mortgage, (313) 833-7900 • www.dia.org retail outlets and loft residences Campus Martius is Considered one of the top museums in the country. a significant and contributing factor to the ongoing Open Tuesday-Sunday. The Beaux Arts Building was rebirth of downtown Detroit. With gardens, fountains, designed by Paul Cret and built in 1927, with extensive waterfalls, monuments, ice skating rink and urban renovations being recently completed. Renowned for its beach space, it is the meeting place for city residents. extensive and diverse collection, with over 100 galleries, a reference library, lecture hall, cafe and Chamber Music Detroit museum store. Wayne, Oakland, 440 Burroughs St., Detroit 48202 and Macomb County residents Office: (313) 335-3350 • Tickets: (313) 335-3300 are free. www.chambermusicdetroit.org Known for its intimate concert experience and creative programing, CMD is a special treat for the musically inclined. For more information on locations, concert and tickets, go to the website.


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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 130 years old, many renowned conductors and musicians have performed beloved classics, world premieres, 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.

Eastern Market

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.

Ford Field

2000 Brush, Detroit 48226 (313) 262-2270 • www.fordfield.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.

Fox Theatre

2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201 (313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com Over 90 years old, the Fox is the oldest surviving movie palace of the 1920s. It continues to showcase live music and Broadway shows. This world class venue was ranked 15th in the nation and 16th in the world by Pollstar’s 2022 rankings for the “Top 200 Theatres.”


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.

Guardian Building

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.

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.

Masonic Temple

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. Tours available.


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, Huntington Place math and technology. FeaOne Washington Blvd., tures exhibits, live shows Detroit 48226 and activities. Tuesday Use your public library card to “check-out” (313) 877-8777 Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 www.huntingtonplacedetroit.com free or discounted passes to hundreds of p.m. Admission charge. The convention center is the cultural destinations, parks, campgrounds Midtown Detroit 16th largest in the country hostand recreation areas. Log on for 3939 Woodward Ave., Ste. 100, ing conferences, conventions, andt specifics, news and updates Detroit 48201 rade shows. The People Mover has a https://miactivitypass.org station on the 4th floor and the largest (313) 420-6000 MoGo bike share station. Huntington midtowndetroitinc.org Place has a large art collection on display Bounded by Ford Freeway (North), and houses an outlet of the Pure Detroit retail store. Chrysler Freeway (East), Fisher Freeway (South), and the Lodge Freeway (West). Known as “MidIndian Village town”, this area includes many cultural, educational and www.historicindianvillage.org medical institutions including the Detroit Art Institute, Over 125 years old, this community of over 350 homes Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit was admitted to the National Register of Historic Places Public Library, and the Max Fisher Music Center. in 1971. Located from E. Jefferson to Mack Avenue in Detroit, it includes Burns, Iroquois and Seminole Avenues. These Motown Museum homes, built as early as 1895 by Detroit’s wealthiest 2648 West Grand Blvd., Detroit 48208 businessmen, are on a grand scale, explaining the popular (313) 875-2264 ● www.motownmuseum.org home and garden tours this neighborhood hosts. Two phases of the highly anticipated Motown Museum expansion are now complete. The museum is open for Little Caesars Arena you to explore. Features the beginning of the Motown 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201 music empire; galleries with numerous displays and (313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com artifacts showcasing the major works of Michael Jackson, Opened in the fall of 2017, this multi-purpose arena is Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie the home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons. Wonder and more. Online gift shop. Open Wednesday The eight-story building is built in a bowl shape with its – Sunday 10am – 6pm. There is an entry fee. floor 40 feet below street level. The 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.


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.

Pewabic Pottery

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-the-century pottery studios in the country. Online store. Open Tuesday – Saturday, call for hours and group tours.

GM Renaissance Center

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 GM Renaissance Center, 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 side of the complex.


Located along the Detroit River between the GM Renaissance Center and Belle Isle Bridge, this historic warehouse district with great views features restaurants, clubs, parks, marina and outdoor concert venue – the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre.

Skillman Library

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. Closed Mondays. 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 Performance Spaces: • Hilberry Gateway 4715 Cass Ave., Detroit 48202 • Allesee Dance Theatre 4841 Cass Ave., (3rd floor), Detroit 48202 • Gretchen C. Valade Jazz Center 57 4743 Cass Ave., Detroit 48202

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 12pm – 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.

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.

In Oakland County

Arts & Apples Festival

(by the Paint Creek Center for the Arts) 407 Pine St., Rochester 48307 (248) 657-4110 • www.pccart.org Each year, artists from all over the country converge into Rochester Municipal Park the weekend after Hamtramck Historical Museum Labor Day to showcase their work in a variety of 9525 Jos Campau St., Hamtramck 48212 mediums. The Art & Apples Festival® consistently (313) 262-6571 • www.hamtramckhistory.com ranks in the Top 50 Fine Art & Design Festivals in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine and was Focuses on Hamtramck’s great past, present and future. ranked Top 10 in both 2018 and 2019, Has a wide range of programs and services including and #9 in 2021 for the publication’s Best of slide/power point presentations, book signings, guest the Decade (2010-2020). Check the Paint Creek lectures, craft demonstrations, ethnic cultural demonstrations Center for the Arts website for up to date (dance, song, etc.) video presentations and school programs. information for 2024. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday or by appointment.

Mill Race Historical Village

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.

Downtown Northville 48167 (248) 348-1845 • www.millracenorthville.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. activities log on to

Greenmead Historical Park

Plymouth Historical Museum

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

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.

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

Avon Players

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 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.

Birmingham Village Players

34660 Woodward, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-2075 (tickets) www.birminghamvillageplayers.com A 100-year old community theatre presenting 5 major productions. A youth theatre featuring 2 musicals. Also, a summer theatre arts camp and playwright’s work program.

10685 Warren Road, Plymouth 48170 Grosse Pointe Theatre (734) 455-2290 • www.plymouthorchards.com 315 Fisher Rd, Grosse Pointe 48230 The Henry Ford 16 varieties of apples, cider mill, country store, (313) 881-4004 • www.gpt.org 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn 48124 petting farm, music offered most weekends. Celebrating 75 years, this com(313) 982-6001 •www.thehenryford.org Seasonal. munity theatre performs five Canterbury Village “main stage” plays, smaller 2357 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion 48360 An awe-inspiring experience. The Henry Ford Museum Wyandotte “black box” productions (248) 391-1900 is 4 must see attractions (Museum, Greenfield 2610 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte 48192 and has a “youth on stage” www.canterburyvillage.com Village, IMAX Theater and Ford Rouge Factory www.wyandotte.net • 324-7284 (734) program. Log on to A designated historical landmark, the Tour) for discovering America – its culture, Admission fee. The museum is housed the website for more Village extends over 21 acres on the old inventions and people. Hundreds of hands-on in the Victorian Ford-Mac Nichol home, Scripps Farm. There are specialty shops and information. ways to explore, enjoy and be inspired. Museum built in 1896. The building features a restaurants on site along with cider mill. hours – 7 days a week 9:30am – 5:00pm. wraparound porch, turret, six fireplaces, Call for hours. Greenfield Village (seasonal, log on to website and original decor. The museum offers for hours), Factory Tours and Imax Theater Clarkston Village Players archives and exhibits highlighting local (log on to website for additional 4861 White Lake Road, Clarkston 48346 history; other buildings on site. (248) 425-5842 information). www.clarkstonvillageplayers.org Admission charge. Yankee Air Museum Community theatre runs year-round, (Located at historic Willow Run Airport) includes summer youth theatre. 47884 D Street, Belleville 48111 (734) 483-4030 • www.yankeeairmuseum.org Cranbrook Educational Community Closed Mondays. Admission fee. Check website or call for 39221 Woodward Ave. ,Bloomfield Hills 48304 www.cranbrook.edu specific hours and cost. Learn about Detroit’s role in winning Cranbrook Art Museum – World War II. See documentary on how Ford Motor Company (248) 645-3323 built more than 8,500 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers. www.cranbrookartmuseum.org Numerous aircraft and artifacts on display from World This contemporary art museum built by Finnish War 1 through the Vietnam era and beyond including architect Eliel Saarinen in 1942, houses perjet fighters and B-52 Stratofortress. Air Adventure manent and changing exhibitions and fearides on either the B-25 Mitchell bomber, C47 tures a state-of-the-art Collectors Wing. A Dakota transport aircraft or UH-1 Huey store selling works by students, faculty, books, helicopter (at additional cost) are the prints, giftware, etc. also on site. ultimate ‘bucket list’ adventures for Cranbrook House and Gardens – adults. This small museum offers (248) 645-3147 • www.housegardens.cranbrook.edu big memories and promises Designed by Albert Kahn in 1908 for the founders plenty of smiles. 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. 58

Cranbrook Institute of Science (248) 645-3200 • www.science.cranbrook.edu Explore science, technology and natural history through exhibits, hands-on activities and planetarium. For hours, ticket prices and other information log on to their website. Saarinen House – (248) 645-3307 • www.center.cranbrook.edu 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 the center for exact dates and times. Smith House – (248) 645-3307 • www.center.cranbrook.edu Frank Lloyd Wright “Smith House” located in Bloomfield Hills; this classic Usonian home is open for tours from May through October. Call the Center for more info.

Detroit Zoo

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 the world’s largest Penguinarium, Reptile Conservation Center, Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback, Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, Carousel, Railroad, Simulator Ride, and 4-D Theater. Admission and Parking Fees. The zoo also operates the Belle Isle Nature Center on Belle Isle in Detroit.

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.

Holly Dickens Festival

Late November/Early December each year. (248) 613-8050 • 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.

Zekelman Holocaust Center

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 (248) 634-5552 • 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.

Meadow Brook

(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.

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.

Oakland County Farmers and Flea Market

Lego Discovery Center

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.

(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 – November 20 – January 21, 2024 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.

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 History Center

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 consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top art festivals year after year.

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 are available. Major national tours and concerts.

Ridgedale Players

205 W. Long Lake Road, Troy 48098 (248) 988-7049 • www.ridgedaleplayers.com One of the oldest community theatre groups in Michigan (founded 1931), with a Junior Actors 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 (248) 409-6001 • 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 and Mini Golf

(2 Locations) www.treerunnerparks.com • 7553 Meadow Brook Rd., Rochester 48309 on OU Campus • (248) 759-5222 • 6200 Drake Rd., West Bloomfield 48322 (248) 419-1550 Over 250 obstacles and zip lines, numerous courses at a variety of levels. Seasonal park. Check the website for days and hours of operation.

Upland Hills Farm

481 Lake George Rd., Oxford 48370 (248) 628-1611 • www.uplandhillsfarm.com Hayrides, camps and special events. Seasonal, log on for hours.


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.

In Genesee County

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.

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad

6140 Bray Road, Flint 48505 (810) 736-7100 or (800) 648-PARK www.geneseecountyparks.org Michigan Military Technical Open Wednesday-Sunday, Memorial Day to Labor Day, call & Historical Society for exact times of operation. Admission Fee. Railroad departs 16600 Stephens, Eastpointe 48021 several times a day. The Village contains more than 30 (586) 872-2581 • www.mimths.org historic structures from the 1800s, along with a steam Dedicated to portraying and preserving the story about locomotive, ferris wheel, carousel and paddlewheel Michigan's civilian and military efforts during the conflicts riverboat. There are also Halloween and Christmas of the 20th Century, this unique collection showcases programs. products produced by Michigan’s “Arsenal of Democracy.”

Fenton Village Players

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

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.

Grand Pacific House Museum

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.

Lorenzo Cultural Center

Selfridge Military Air Museum

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.

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 seasonal 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 1865, offers classes, open mic and music concerts, and a gift shop. Call for days and hours of operation.

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!


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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. 60

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 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.cityofgrandblancmi.gov 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.

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., Hartland 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 Players

Hartland Music Hall, 3619 Avon, Hartland 48353 (810) 632-5849 • www.hartlandplayers.org Presents live theater including children’s productions.

Heavenly Scent Herb Farm

Sloan Museum of Discovery

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.

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.

James H. Whiting Auditorium

Spicer Orchards Farm Market & Winery

1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint 48503 (810) 237-7333 • www.thefim.org 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.

Longway Planetarium

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.

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.

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 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! 61

In Washtenaw County Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

220 E, Ann St., Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 995-5439 Leslie Science and Nature Center 1831 Traver Rd., Ann Arbor 48105 (734) 997-1553 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.

Jiffy Mix

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!

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 Arboretum is free and open 7 days a week. The Gardens are closed Mondays.

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.

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.

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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!). 1. Ciccone Vineyard & Winery (Leelanau Peninsula in Suttons Bay) Gewurztraminer 2. St. Julien Winery (in Paw Paw Michigan and other locations) Braganini Reserve Traminette 3. Chateau Chantal (Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City) Amour Rose` 4. Aurora Cellars (Leelanau Peninsula) Grűner Veltliner


The Leelanau 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.

City of Marshall

323 W. Michigan Ave., Marshall 49068 (800) 877-5163 Visitor’s Center www.choosemarshall.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!

Mackinac Island Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum

Air Zoo

6151 Portage Rd., Portage 49002 (866) 524-7966 • www.airzoo.org This world class, Smithsonian affiliated aerospace and science museum features over 100 historic aircraft, flight simulators, experience theater, amusement rides, hands on exhibits and a restoration program for planes rescued from the bottom of Lake Michigan. Log on for hours and directions to the Flight Innovation and Discovery Centers.

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, an amphitheater, music concerts, visiting and holiday exhibitions.


www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov • 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.

(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!

Hartwick Pines Visitor Center & Logging Museum

3612 State Park Dr., Grayling 49738 (989) 348-2537 • www.michigan.gov 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.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

4000 J. Maddy Parkway, Interlochen 49643 (231) 276-7200 • www.interlochen.org Situated on 1,200 wooded acres between two lakes, this campus is all about the arts. There are public concerts, art and music festivals, summer arts program, adult art classes and boarding high school for visual and performing arts students.

Michigan State Capitol

100 N. Capital Ave., Lansing 48933 (517) 373-2348 or (517) 373-2353 https://capitol.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.

Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Located at Saginaw Valley State University 7400 Bay Rd., Saginaw 48170 (989) 964-7125 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.

Monroe County Historical Museum

126 S. Monroe, Monroe 48161 (734) 240-7780 www.co.monroe.mi.us Open daily year-round, call for hours. An exhibit dedicated to General George Armstrong Custer (on land where he lived) traces his life at West Point and Civil War battles,including his demise at the Battle of Little Big Horn.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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.

SkyBridge Michigan

(At Boyne Resort) Boyne Mountain Rd., Boyne Falls 49713 (855) 688-7024 www.boynemountain.com The world’s 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. 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.

Dark Sky Parks

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 (906) 492-3415 www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails 50,000 acres State Park with its centerpiece 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.

West Coast Beaches & Communities New Buffalo to Muskegon

Six State parks in Michigan are home to protected dark sky preserves. Michigan is also home to THREE internationally designated dark sky preserves. Headlands International Dark Sky Park

15675 Headlands Road, Mackinaw City, MI 49701 231-348-1704 • www.midarkskypark.org The Headlands is open 24 hours a day, every day, at no charge. Programs take place rain or shine! Visitors are welcome to stay for the night for dark sky viewing opportunities (camping units like tents and campers are not permitted; not an overnight sleeping destination). However, blankets, sleeping bags, chairs, food, beverages, etc. are permissible. Dress in expectation of weather cooler than expected. For a list of upcoming programs, events, maps and more, visit the website.

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 thousandsof visitors annually.

Zehnders of Frankenmuth

Dr. T.K. Lawless Park

15122 Monkey Run Street Vandalia, MI 49095 • www.casscountymi.org Located in Cass County in the southwest corner of the State. 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. Modern restrooms and electricity in the shelters are provided for comfort.

730 S. Main St., Frankenmuth 48734 (844) 207-7309 • 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-can-eat chicken dinners. Numerous special events, especially around Christmas.

Keweenaw Dark Sky Park

(in Michigan’s upper peninsula) 14252 US Highway 41, Copper Harbor, MI 49918 www.keweenawdarksky.com 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. Astrophotography and lighting management workshops. 500-acre campus is surrounded by thousands of acres of undeveloped wilderness. The Dark Sky Park is open year-round, 24 hours a day.


Metro Detroit benefits from the abundance of parkland, conservation and recreation areas that are set aside for residents to enjoy. 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 check out the many options for a day adventure or a weekend getaway. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall – the parks of Metro Detroit are there for your enjoyment. TAKE ADVANTAGE!

(734) 379-5020.

Lake St. Clair Metropark (770 acres)

Huron-Clinton Metroparks, one of the naHuron-Clinton tion’s largest regional park systems, offers Metroparks nearly 25,000 acres of pristine parklands in 13 Metroparks located across Southeast Michigan (Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, Livingston 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. oto c


Delhi Metropark (81 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Colorful Delhi rapids, pic-

nic- playground park along the Huron River with tables, play equipment and softball diamond, children’s playground, fishing and boat rentals. (734) 426-8211.

Dexter-Huron Metropark (122 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Picnic-playground Park along the Huron River, canoe launch, fishing, boat rentals and biking. (734) 426-8211.


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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 “fittrail,” 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 (1,256 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 two waterslides, food service and bathhouse. Colorful redbud in the spring. Plus, beautiful fall colors. Bike-hike trail. Canoe and kayak rentals. (734) 697-9181.

Hudson Mills Metropark (1,549 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Along the Huron

River with scenic wooded areas, camping, paved bike-hike and nature trails, picnicplayground areas, 18-hole regulation golf course, shore fishing, canoeing and scenic lagoon. Facilities include 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.

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 or rentals are available. (734) 697-9181.

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. (734) 426-8211.

Stony Creek Metropark (4,435 acres) most of park is situated in Washington Town-

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.

ship, with park offices in W. Shelby Township. Scenic, hilly countryside surrounds 500acre Stony Creek Lake, perfect for swimmers, anglers and boaters. Two beaches, waterslide, boat and bike 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.

Kensington Metropark (4,481 acres) near Milford. Wooded,

Willow Metropark (1,532 acres) near New Boston. Beautifully landscaped grounds

Indian Springs Metropark (2,547 acres) in White Lake. Hilly terrain and swamp

hilly terrain surrounds the 1,200-acre Kent Lake ideal for fishing, boating and swimming. Paved bike-hike trail, 19 miles of equestrian trails, picnic-playground areas, beaches, boat rentals, 18-hole regulation golf course, two 18-hole disc golf courses, 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.

Wolcott Mill Metropark

(2,625 acres) in Ray Township west of New Haven. Historic grist mill and Farm Learning Center; fishing, hiking and biking and 10 miles of equestrian trails. Open daily. (586) 752-5932 (farm) (586) 7495997 (historic center).



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surround the central plaza area, with swimming pool, waterslide, playscape, bathhouse, food service, 18-hole golf course, 24 holes of disc golf, basketball, shuffleboard, softball, volleyball, soccer and paved bike-hike trails. Boat rentals and fishing on Huron River. Sledding and cross-country skiing in winter. (734) 697-9181.

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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/community/oakland-county-parks.

Addison Oaks, West Romeo Road, Leonard. This scenic 1,140-acre park offers camping

at individual or group sites, yurts and cabins. A 20+ mile trail system for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Boats, kayaks and bikes are available to rent, 18-hole disc golf course, fishing, geocaching and picnic shelters. The historic Tudor style Buhl Estate can be rented for weddings, banquets or business functions.

Catalpa Oaks, off Greenfield Road in Southfield. Offers 24 acres of open space featuring

four soccer fields, playgrounds, playscape, perimeter walking trail, pavilion and restrooms.

Glen Oaks Golf Course, 13 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. An 18-hole, par 70 course with facilities for weddings/receptions, banquets and golf outings. Pro shop, grill room and outdoor patio.

Groveland Oaks, Dixie Highway in

Holly. Features full hook up and modern campsites, eight cabins, four yurts and island pavilions located on Stewart Lake. The park has a sandy beach, fishing pier, boat, kayak and bike rentals. Other amenities include miniature golf, skateboard park, playscapes, volleyball and basketball courts, concessions and campground store.

Highland Oaks off Milford Road in Highland. Located

within the Shiawassee Headwaters, 302 acres of hills, wetlands, forests and pastures. Archery deer hunting is allowed in season. There are trails for hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. Fishing available from a floating dock.

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 Rd. in Clarkston. A naturally maintained, 1,286-

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, on Hales St. in Madison Heights. The waterpark is located on 13

Mile Road. This popular attraction includes a wave action pool, triple-flume waterslide, splash pad with numerous interactive features, picnic areas and pavilions. The golf course is off John R Road and is great for beginners. Foot golf can be played as well. A dog park, nature center and youth soccer complex.

Rose Oaks, Buckhorn Lake Rd., Rose Township. The park has

640 acres of gently rolling terrain with open meadows, wooded uplands and valuable wetlands. Hiking, bird watching, fishing and equestrian trails.

Springfield Oaks, Andersonville Rd. 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 sq. ft. historic Ellis Barn, built in 1885. Waterford Oaks, Scott Lake Rd., Waterford. This 199-acre park is home to a waterpark, world class BMX track, playscape, trails, platform tennis and sand volleyball courts. Winter sledding hill, picnic shelters for rent, Lodge and Activity Center. The Oakland County Farmers Market and Oakland County Parks headquarters are also located here.

White Lake Oaks Golf Course, Williams Lake Road, White Lake Township. This scenic 18-hole, par 70 course has banquet facilities, pro shop, club room and garden patio. Photos courtesy of Oakland County Parks

Michigan State Parks

Most state parks require a Recreation Passport which can be purchased at any park entrance, DNR Customer Service Center or Secretary of within the Southeast State Office when renewing license plate Michigan area registrations. Both day passes and annual permits are available. Hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased at any sporting goods store. The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for over 100 parks and operates 16 harbors on the Great Lakes. There are 306,000 acres with over 14,000 campsites and over 900 miles of trails. Log on to www.Michigan.gov/dnr for information about all the state parks. 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

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area – Waterford, (248) 666-1020

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.

Ponds, marshes, fields, miles of trails, horseback riding, beach, camping. Pontiac Lake has bass, pike and panfish and excellent hunting areas.

Highland Recreation Area – White Lake, (248) 889-3750

Proud Lake Recreation Area – Commerce Township, (248) 685-2433

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

Over 8,000 acres, with several thousand being maintained for wildlife habitat. Swim in McGinnis Lake, boating, fishing, disc golf and waterpark. 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. Four inland lakes, beaches and a portion of the Huron River run through the park.

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.

Mike 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.

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.

This park has three lakes, hunting, fishing, canoeing and campground with its own beach and boat launch. Kayaks and canoes are available for rent. River Hawk Lodge on site.


Seven Lakes State Park –

Holly, (248) 634-7271 Beautiful lakes, sandy beach for swimming, campground, boating (boat rentals available) and fishing. Picnic shelter, grills and playground. Trail system for hiking and biking.

Fun Facts

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. (734) 475-8307 Michigan has the most freshwater shoreline of any state and Lake Michigan is the only lake The largest park in the lower entirely within the U.S. border. peninsula covers 20,500 acres. Eleven lakes, 47 miles of trails The Great Lakes account for more than 90% (including equestrian), stables of the surface freshwater in the country and are the main water source for over 40 cabins for camping and Eddy million people. Discovery Center which explores

Waterloo Recreation Area – Chelsea,

Michigan’s geological history.

Outdoor Adventure Center

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Outdoor Adventure Center 1801 Atwater St., 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. There is an entrance fee.

Source: Pure Michigan www.michigan.org

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.

William G. Milliken State Park & Harbor – Detroit, (313) 396-0217

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.

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

Genesee County Parks

With access to over 123 miles of trails and 184 recreation lakes, outdoor recreation opportunities abound! For more information, log on to www.milivcounty.gov or call (517) 546-7555.

11,000 acres of woods, water, trails and so much more ……

Atlas County Park; 9139 Hegel Road in Goodrich. A variety of terrain with fishing, kayaking/canoeing, nature trails for hiking and biking.

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.

Buell Lake County Park; 14098 Genesee Road in Clio. 213 acres includes baseball diamonds, fishing site, snowmobile area and radio-controlled model airplane field.

Howell Scofield Park and Boat Launch – (517) 546-3500.

Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad; 5140 N. Bray Rd. in Flint. Features a turn of the century town with over 34 structures. Ride the railroad and watch a show at the Colwell Opera House. Log on for numerous holiday and special events.

(co-operated by the city) 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. 100 acres of public access for users to experience. Natural habitat complete with trails for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. Picnic tables provided. Free access from dawn until dusk.

Mill Pond Area – (810) 227-9005. Located at W. Main and St. Paul

Davison Roadside County Park; 6160 Davison Road in Burton. Small in size but big on peacefulness. Pavilions, playgrounds and beginners sledding hill. Everett Cummings Equestrian Center; 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.

Streets in downtown Brighton. Imagination Station Playground, the Mill Pond Walkway and a performance shelter.

Elba Equestrian Complex; 1875 N. Elba Road in Lapeer. 4540 acres of natural beauty around a small island lake. Overnight camping with your horses. Some picnic tables and fire rings. Picket posts on each campsite.

Island Lake Recreation Area

Flushing County Park; 4417 N. McKinley Road in Flushing. A little gem of a 105-acre park.

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Trails, ball diamonds, tennis courts, pavilions, fitness sections and an off-leash dog area.

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Kensington Metropark

Genesee Recreation Area; 4540 acres including the 600-acre Mott Lake and Richfield County

Pinckney Recreation Area

Brighton Recreation Area

Huron Meadows Metropark (see State Parks)

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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, fishing, canoe and boat launches, hiking, snowmobiling and, of course, the 1,975-acre reservoir.

Washtenaw County Parks

Washtenaw County Parks, www.washtenaw.org. For more information about Washtenaw County Parks call (734) 971-6337 or log on to www.washtenaw.org/Parks-Recreation

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.

The Mounds ORV Park; 6145 E. Mt. Morris Road in Mt. Morris. The king of Michigan off-road facilities. Every day, 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.

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.

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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 (24 Mile Road and Dequindre) northeast to

Richmond. This 24-mile linear hiking and biking path will link to 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. Harrison Township on Lake St. Clair (See Huron Clinton Metroparks).

Wolcott Mill – (586) 752-5932 (farm). Along the banks of the Clinton River in Ray Township (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.

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Hines Parkway – The parkway runs 17 miles and includes over 20 individual 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, a multipurpose court and play structure.

Crosswinds Marsh Wetlands Preserve –

27600 Haggerty Road, Sumpter, between Will Carleton and Willow Roads. (734) 654-1220. n This is an interpretive park, education, Phot chiga i M e n o courte sy of Charter County of Way 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.

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

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 1998 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 www.co.wayne.mi.us/dps for more information.)

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. 70

Basics 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 • 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.

Government/Political Contacts

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) Judicial Branch 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) Legislative Branch Senate www.senate.mi.gov House www.house.mi.gov (All local legislators, addresses and contact numbers are listed). Native American Regions There are also twelve federally acknowledged Indian tribes in Michigan. They have sovereign governments and exercise their own jurisdiction over members and territories. Log on for map of regions. www.michiganbusiness.org Michigan Democratic Party www.michigandems.com (517) 371-5410 Michigan Republican Party www.migop.org 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 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 Ad Age www.adage.com AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS Automotive News www.autonews.com Autoweek www.autoweek.com Detroit Auto Scene www.detroitautoscene.com BUSINESS Crains Detroit Business 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.


Canadian Connections

Auto Licenses, Registration, and State Park “Recreation Passport” MICHIGAN SECRETARY OF STATE (Department of State)

Lansing 48918-0001 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 $13.00 (annual fee renewable with license tab). The fee is $18.00 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.michigan.gov/sos for continual updates. Be advised you must make an appointment which can be done six months in advance.

EVERYTHING you need to know about Metro Detroit is just a click away! Get plugged in... join us @ www.facebook.com/MDdailyplug 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.

Medical Referrals

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 477 Michigan Ave., 3rd Floor, Detroit 48226 Expedited service center for international travel and obtaining visas quickly.

Public School Registration

The State of Michigan requires that a child be age 5 by September 1st in order to enter the school system. (Waiver available for children with birthdays between September 2 and December 1.) Education is compulsory between the ages of 6 and 18. Proof of inoculations are required for DTP, measles and polio. Exceptions apply to students who present a physician’s certificate of exemption or waiver, or to those who provide a statement of exemption for religious reasons. A new enrollee or transferee will register at the school to be attended. A list of school districts appears in the Education Section.

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.

Pet Adoption

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.


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Veterans Detroit Regional Benefit Office 477 Michigan Avenue, Detroit 48226 (800) 827-1000 www.benefits.va.gov/detroit Employment Services (888) 522-0103 • www.jobs.mitalent.org This work force program helps find local employment specialists, covers employer information, education and training, job fairs and events, benefits, tax credits and incentives. John Dingell VA Medical Center 4646 John R., Detroit 48201 (313) 576-1000, www.va.gov Community Clinic in: Vet Centers in: Flint (810) 720-2913 Dearborn (313) 277-1428 Pontiac (248) 332-4540 Detroit (313) 822-1141 Howell (517) 552-3700 Pontiac (248) 874-1015 Canton (734) 394-4500 Macomb County (586) 412-0107 Lt. Colonel Charles Kettles VA Medical Center 2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor 48105 (734) 769-7100 • www.va.gov Michigan Department of Military & Veteran Affairs 1-800-MICH-VET • Crisis Line 1-800-273-TALK • www.michigan.gov/dmva Offers family and financial assistance, education and training, and healthcare resouces.



1101 Beach St. #281, Flint 810-257-3068

LIVINGSTON COUNTY 1420 Lawson Drive Howell 517-546-6338


21885 Dunham Rd., Ste. 3 Clinton Twp 586-469-5315


400 Monroe, #405, Detroit 313-224-5045


1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac 248-858-0785 1151 Crooks Rd., Troy 248-655-1250


2155 Hogback Rd., Ann Arbor 734-973-4540

Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency (800) 642-4838 michigan.gov Offers temporary assistance for emergencies and/or hardships. County contacts can be reached at service center listed in reverse box on this page. Michigan Works! (800) 285-9675 www.michiganworks.org “One Stop Service Centers” located in Flint, Fenton, Howell, 6 in Oakland County, 5 in Macomb County, and 7 in Wayne County and 7 additional offices in the City of Detroit. Veterans employment specialists can be found in most service centers. National Resource Directory www.nrd.gov Wealth of information covering benefits, education, health, housing, etc. by state. Includes phone numbers for crisis intervention, homeless, caregivers support and wounded warriors.

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INTERSTATES 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 INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS 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.




Birmingham Shopping District Birmingham (248) 530-1200 Briarwood Mall Ann Arbor (734) 761-9550 Fairlane Town Center Dearborn (800) 992-9500 Genesee Valley Center Flint (810) 732-4000 Great Lakes Crossing Auburn Hills (248) 454-5000 Green Oak Village Place Brighton (810) 225-0337 Ikea Canton (734) 981-6300 Kerrytown Ann Arbor (734) 662-5008 Lakeside Mall Sterling Heights (586) 247-1590 Laurel Park Place Livonia (734) 462-1100 Livingston Antique Outlet Howell (517) 548-5399 Macomb Mall Roseville (586) 293-7800 Main Street Ann Arbor (734) 668-7112 Novi Town Center Novi (409) 892-0200 Oakland Mall Troy (248) 585-6000 The Mall at Partridge Creek Clinton Township (586) 226-0330 Downtown Royal Oak Royal Oak (248) 246-3000 Shops at the Renaissance Center Detroit (313) 567-3126 Somerset Collection* Troy (248) 643-6360

www.allinbirmingham.com www.simon.com www.shopfairlane.com www.geneseemall.com www.greatlakescrossingoutlets.com shopsatgreenoak.com www.ikea.com www.kerrytown.com www.shop-lakesidemall.com www.laurelparkplace.com livingstonantiqueoutlet.com www.shopmacombmall.com mainstreetannarbor.org www.novitowncenter.com www.oaklandmall.com www.shoppartridgecreek.com www.downtownroyaloak.org www.gmrencen.com www.thesomersetcollection.com

(*includes two sections: North & South)

Southland Center Tanger Outlet Center Twelve Oaks Mall Village of Rochester Hills Westland Shopping Center

Taylor Howell Novi Rochester Hills Westland

(734) 374-2800 (517) 545-0500 (248) 348-9400 (248) 375-9451 (734) 425-5001

Blue Water Bridge (866) 422-6346 • www.bluewaterbridge.ca 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.


www.shopsouthlandcenter.com www.tanger.com www.shoptwelveoaks.com www.thevorh.com www.westlandcenter.com

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 in Customer Located off I-94 at Exit 198 or off I-275 at Satisfaction Eureka Rd. One of the busiest in the U.S., has six JD Power 2023 Study runways, 145 gates,19,000 parking spaces, serving over 28 million people a year. The award winning McNamara Terminal features a major shopping experience!

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 Allegiant American Airlines United 74

RESERVATIONS (702) 505-8888 (800) 433-7300 (800) 864-8331

WEBSITE www.allegiant.com www.aa.com www.united.com

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Livingston County 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

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Amtrak 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 D-DOT 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, 5:30 a.m. - 7:30 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.

Detroit Metro Airport Terminal Guide McNamara Terminal AIRLINE Air France AeroMexico Delta

RESERVATIONS 800-237-2747 800-237-6639 800-221-1212

WEBSITE www.airfrance.com www.aeromexico.com www.delta.com




RESERVATIONS 888-247-2262 800-252-7522 800-433-7300 801-401-9000 800-223-5500 800-538-2583 800-645-3880 212-949-0050 800-435-9792 855-728-3555 800-874-8875 800-241-6522

WEBSITE www.aircanada.ca www.alaskaair.com www.aa.com www.frontierairline.com www.icelandair.com www.jetblue.com www.lufthansa.com www.rja.com www.southwest.com www.spirit.com www.turkishairlines.com www.united.com

(Includes ASA and Comair)

Evans Terminal


AIRLINE Air Canada Alaska Air American Frontier Icelander Jet Blue Lufthansa Royal Jordanian Southwest SPIRIT Turkish Airlines United


GAS Consumers Energy 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

Voter Registration

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.

YOU’RE WELCOME RELOCATE 2 Metro Detroit is available at Welcome Centers throughout Michigan!


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

Motor City Rockers (Professional Hockey) Play at Big Boy Arena in Fraser. www.mcrockershockey.com, (586) 294-2400

Metro Area Sports & Recreation Websites www.mhsaa.com

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 ww.BoaterExam.com.

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

Michigan Boating


Michigan Boating Industries Association

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

www.michigan.org Locate a boating lake by city or region and view detailed maps online. 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!”

Car Racing

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

•Motor City Mountain Biking Association

2691 Roods Lake Road Lapeer 48446 (810) 664-4772 • www.lapeerinternationaldragway.com

League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB)

Michigan International Speedway

http://mcmba.org Contact: info@mcmba.org

(517) 334-9100 • www.lmb.org Lists clubs, organizes shoreline cruises, various route and maps online. 76

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

Michigan Fishing

www.michigan.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

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. 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.


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.

Horseback Riding

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.

Ice Arenas and Rinks

Genesee County Parks offers two equestrian centers: Everett A. Cummings Center at 6130 E. Mt. Morris

Campus Martius Park (Outdoors)

Rd. in Mt. Morris and the Elba Equestrian Complex in the Holloway Reservoir Regional Park. Call (800) 648-7275 for details.


Michigan Department of Natural Resources

(ice times, lessons, leagues)

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 Hunting and Fishing offerings (figure, hockey), The State of Michigan requires a license addresses and phone numwhich can be purchased online 24/7 along with bers. All counties and a special hunt applications and permits. number of municipalities have indoor facilities. General Questions?

(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.mdnr-elicense.com (517) 284-6057

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

www.michiganbowhunters.com 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.

The Rink at Royal Oak

Centennial Commons 203 S. Troy St. www.therinkatroyaloak.com Open November 17 through February 18, 2024

Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena Downtown Ann Arbor www.a2gov.org • (734) 794-6234


USA Lacrosse, Michigan Chapter

www.usalacrosse.com 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

www.mittenstatelax.com Great website listing coaches, college, high school, youth and travel teams throughout the state.


Road Runners Club of America

www.rrca.org This source has a great and numerous list of local clubs around Metro Detroit and their contact information.


Has a variety of run/walk clubs for different levels listed.




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!

www.skatethestates.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 Skatepark - 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 • Riverside Skatepark - 3511 W. Jefferson Ave., Detroit • Birmingham Skatepark - 2300 E. Lincoln, Birmingham • City of Auburn Hills Skatepark - 202 N. Squirrel Rd., Auburn Hills

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

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.

Caberfae Peaks (Cadillac, MI) (231) 862-3000 • www.caberfaepeaks.com


Cannonsburg Ski Area (Belmont, MI) (616) 874-6711 • www.cannonsburg.com

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.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters (Roscommon, MI) (800) 832-2663 • www.crosscountryski.com

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

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

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.


Mt. Brighton Ski Area (Brighton, MI) (810) 229-9581 • www.mtbrighton.com

Great Lakes Womens Soccer - glwsl.org

For women 18+, with 18+ and 30+ leagues. There are over 30 team throughout the Metro Detroit area.

Mt. Holly (Holly, MI) (248) 634-8269 • www.skimtholly.com

Michigan Soccer Association

Otsego Resort (Gaylord) (989) 732-5181 • www.otsegoclub.com

(586) 924-2400 • www.michiganadultsoccer.com Lists teams and contacts.

Nubs Nob (Harbor Springs, MI) (231) 526-2131 • www.nubsnob.com

Michigan State Youth Soccer Association

9401 General Drive, Suite 120 • Plymouth 48170 (734) 459-6220 • michiganyouthsoccer.org

Pine Knob (Clarkston, MI) (248) 625-0800 • www.skipineknob.com Pine Mountain (Iron Mountain, MI) (906) 774-2747 • www.pinemountainresort.com

Michigan Youth Soccer League (MYSL)

www.michigansoccer.com • Competitive leagues for players U7 – U19

Porcupine Mountains (Ontonagon, MI) (906) 885-5209 • www.porkies.ski


Michigan Swimming

Shanty Creek Resort (Bellaire, MI) (866) 695-5010 • www.shantycreek.com

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.

Ski Brule of Iron River (Iron River, MI) (877) 450-9341 • www.skibrule.com Snow Snake Ski & Golf (Harrison, MI) (989) 539-6583 • www.snowsnake.net

Michigan Masters Swimming

www.michiganmasters.com Lists clubs, practice pools and meets for competitive swimmers over 18 years of age.

Snowriver Mountain Resort (Wakefield) (906) 229-5181 • 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

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.

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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!!!

Y T The Clinton River Trail UN extends for 16 miles in Oakland O C County and runs from Sylvan Lake ND to Rochester. A L K A O 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.

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, trailheads, maps and trail activities can be found on State of Michigan, Metro and County Park system websites. Or you can 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 log on to www.traillink.com to get throughout its length. Connects communities of Orion Township, Lake Orion, needed information. 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.


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.

GENESEE COUNTY 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.


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 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.

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. 79

Health Care WAYNE COUNTY 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 • 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 80

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)

Michigan Community Visiting Nurse Association

HOSPICE/ ( CARE HOME Michigan Home Care & Hospice Association

30800 Telegraph, Ste. 1728 Bingham Farms 48025 (800) 852-1232


The VNA is the state’s largest, independent, non-profit home health care and hospice agency. Call or go online to find out more.

4100 John R • Detroit 48201 (800) KARMANOS (800-527-6266) 2140 University Park Dr., Ste. 220, www.karmanos.org Okemos 48864 www.mhha.org Numerous treatment locations include (517) 349-8089 Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston and Farmington Hills in Oakland County; McLaren-Macomb Advocate and resource and McLaren-Flint Hospital in Genesee County. for in-home health care services. Garden City Osteopathic Hospital 6245 N. Inkster Rd. • Garden City 48135 (734) 458-3300 • www.gch.org MACOMB COUNTY

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.trinityhealthmichigan.org

Trinity Health - Livonia

36475 West 5 Mile Road • Livonia 48154 (734) 655-4800 • www.trinityhealthmichigan.org

Area 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 Serves Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw Counties.

Detroit Agency on Aging 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 5454 Venoy Rd., Wayne 48184 (734) 722-2830 • www.thesenioralliance.org Serves Southern and Western Wayne Couny.

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 (833) 479-1063 • 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 (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


Ascension Genesys Hospital

1 Genesys Parkway • Grand Blanc 48439 (810) 606-5000 • https://healthcare.ascension.org

William Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak

401 S. Ballenger Hwy. • Flint 48532 (810) 342-2000 • www.mclaren.org

This website lists all dental programs offered for low income, medicaid, special needs and emergencies. Many are through county programs, local colleges, and universities and community clinics.

28050 Grand River Ave. • Farmington Hills 48336 (947) 521-8000 • www.beaumont.org



Detroit Medical Center Childrens Hospital of Michigan - Troy

1225 S. Latson, Howell 48843 (866) 501-3627 https://healthcare.ascension.org

3601 W. 13 Mile • Royal Oak 48073 (248) 898-5000 • www.beaumont.org Numerous centers throughout the area.

Hurley Medical Center

William Beaumont Hospital – Troy

McLaren - Flint

1 Hurley Plaza • Flint 48503 (810) 262-9000 • www.hurleymc.com

44201 Dequindre • Troy 48098 (248) 964-5000 • www.beaumont.org

Beaumont – Farmington Hills

Ascension Medical Center

350 W. Big Beaver, Troy 48084 (248) 524-7180 • www.childrensdmc.org

Brighton Health Center

(University of Michigan Health Center) 8001 Challis Road • Brighton 48116 (734) 998-2020 • www.uofmhealth.org

DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital 1 William Carls Drive • Commerce 48382 (248) 937-3300 • www.dmc.org

Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery

Henry Ford Health System

(Addiction and Mental Health) 12851 East Grand River • Brighton 48116 (810) 227-1211 • https://healthcare.ascension.org

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

Trinity Health Medical Center, Brighton 7575 Grand River • Brighton 48114 (810) 844-7575 • www.trinityhealthmichigan.org

Trinity Health Livingston Hospital

620 Byron Road • Howell 48843 (517) 545-6000 • www.trinityhealthmichigan.org

• Henry Ford Medical Center 2825 Livernois, Troy 48083 (248) 680-6000 • Henry Ford-West Bloomfield Hospital 6777 W. Maple, West Bloomfield 48322 (248) 325-1000

McLaren -Clarkston

50 N. Perry • Pontiac 48342 (248) 338-5000 • www.mclaren.org

Michigan Institute for Neurological Disorders




5701 Bow Pointe Dr. Clarkston 48346 (248) 922-6800, www.mclaren.org

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.trinityhealthmichigan.org





Chelsea Hospital

775 S. Main Street • Chelsea 48118 (734) 593-6000 • www.trinityhealthmichigan.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) 936-4000 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.trinityhealthmichigan.org

Trinity Health Reichert Medical Center

5333 McAuley Dr., Ste. 1007, Ypsilanti 48197 (734) 712-5300 • www.trinityhealthmichigan.org

Veterans Administration (VA) Ann Arbor Healthcare System 2215 Fuller Rd. • Ann Arbor 48105 (734) 769-7100 • www.va.gov

The Detroit Metro area is fortunate to have superb medical facilities. US News & World Report rated the best hospitals in Southeast Michigan as follows:

1 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ranked nationally in 13 specialties and 10 childrens specialties. 2 Beaumont - Royal Oak Ranked nationally in 10 specialties. 3 Beaumont - Troy Ranked nationally in 2 specialties. 4 Trinity Health - Ann Arbor 5 Henry Ford - Dearborn 8 Beaumont - Grosse Pointe Ranked nationally in 1 specialty.

10 Ascension Genesys - Grand Blanc 10 Ascension Providence - Southfield 10 Beaumont - Dearborn 13 Beaumont - Trenton 13 Henry Ford - West Bloomfield 15 Ascension St. John - Detroit 15 Henry Ford - Macomb These hospitals are ranked highest in the state out of the 161 evaluated. They are nationally ranked and/or high performing in specialties, procedures and conditions.

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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. Advantage Oakland www.oakgov.com/advantageoakland • (248) 858-0720 Connects to: - 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

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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.msc-mw.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 Wayne County Economic Development Hassan Sheikh - Director (313) 224-0420 • 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.

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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 WASHTENAW COUNTY Office of Community and Economic Development 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 $300+ Million in trade crosses 330 E. Liberty daily at the Detroit/Windsor border. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (734) 761-9317 The Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority www.annarborusa.org oversees millions of tons of cargo each SPARK Central year at 29 terminal facilities. Innovation Center International Customs is available at located at this location. 4 airports with daily non-stop service to more than 160 international locations. SPARK East

Did you know?

Innovation Center 215 W. Michigan Avenue Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (734) 372-4070

Detroit is home to 4 class one railways and 11 interstate highways.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY The Economic Development Council of Livingston County Contracted through Ann Arbor SPARK of Livingston County Brighton and Howell, Livingston Offices (248) 767-3657 • www.edclivingston.org 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. GENESEE COUNTY Flint & Genesee Group, Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance Tyler Rossmaessler, Executive Director (810) 600-1433 • www.developflintandgenesee.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. 83

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 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.

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) 600-4066 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.

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. REGIONAL OFFICES: 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.



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 Michigan Treasury universities’ collective assets, encourage Online (MTO) collaboration with business, government is the official State of Michigan and regional economic development website where a person can organizations.

register to start a business and file for sales tax, licenses and permits.

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Detroit Regional Chamber

Sandy Baruah, President and CEO 1 Woodward Ave, #1900, Detroit 48226 (313) 964-4000 • www.detroitchamber.com (general information) 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.

www.michigan.gov (517) 335-7508

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 David White, Director of Business Development (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 (800)-Detroit, www.visitdetroit.com

Small Business Administration - Michigan District 477 Michigan Ave., Ste. 1819, McNamara Bldg., Detroit 48226 (313) 226-6075, www.sba.gov

International Business Center 2675 Bellingham Dr., Troy, 48083 Toll Free: 1 (800) 427-5100 www.automationalley.com/programs/International-Business-Center.aspx

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

1074 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48226 (313) 373-7700 • www.rock.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!



Business/Professional Connections • American Arab 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 • Detroit Hispanic Development Corp. 1211 Trumbell, Detroit 48216 (313) 967-4880 • www.dhdc1.org


With Metro Detroit’s large and diverse population, we offer these resources, which may help you personally and professionally:

• 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

• Japan America Society of Michigan and Southwestern Ontario 777 Woodward Ave, Ste. 800, Detroit 48226 (313) 596-0484 • www.us-japan-canada.org

• French American Chamber of Commerce c/o Clayton and McKervey PC, 2000 Town Center, Ste. 1800, Southfield 48075 (248) 365-0535 • www.faccmi.org

• Michigan Israel Business Accelerator The Globe Building 407 E Fort St. Ste. 205, Detroit 48226 www.michiganisrael.com

• 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.

• Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 1700 Harmon, Ste. One, Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 792-2763 • www.mhcc.org

• 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.

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

• The Michigan Language Center 715 E. Huron St., Ste. 1W, Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 663-9415 • www.mlc.edu • Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, SACC-Detroit c/o 2000 Town Center, Ste. 1800, Southfield 48075 www.saccdetroit.org

• Italian American Chamber of Commerce Michigan 51194 Romeo Plank Rd., Ste. 354, Macomb 48042 (586) 925-2020 • www.iaccm.net

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.

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. METRIC CONVERSION TABLES

• 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

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 Newspaper Lists www.newspaperlists.com Lists papers by country and state. Channel Master www.channelmasters.com Free local television channels listed by state, city and zip code.

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 – 1342 Three Mile Dr., 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.iraqiembassy.us 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 – New Center One Building 3031 W. Grand River, Ste. 560, Detoit 48202 (313) 758-0753 www.lebconsdet.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 Johansson 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.gov

Ms. Maureen Donohue Krauss, President & CEO 1001 Woodward Avenue, Ste. 800, Detroit MI 48226 (313) 518 5600 • www.detroitregionalpartnership.com welcome@detroitregionalpartnership.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.


Detroit Regional Partnership

Monroe County Economic Development Corporation 125 E. Second Street Monroe, MI 48161 (734) 240-7003

Monroe County Business Alliance Mr. Tim Lake, President & CEO 9 Washington Street Monroe, MI 48161 (734) 241-8081 www.monroecountybdc.org

OTHER NUMBERS Clerk (734) 240-7020 Treasurer (734) 240-7365

Mo nro e

Administrative Center Mr. Michael Bosanac, Administrator/Chief Financial Officer 125 E Second Monroe, MI 48161 (734) 240-7267 www.co.monroe.mi.us

Monroe County

(2022 U.S. Census)

St. Clair

OTHER NUMBERS Clerk (810) 985-2200 Treasurer (810) 989-6915

(2022 U.S. Census)

St. Cl air Cou nty

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

Population 160,151

Environmental Resources

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


PopulaCotunty ion 88,780

(2022 U .S. Censu


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. OTHER NUMBERS Clerk (810) 667-0356 Treasurer (810) 667-0239

Lapeer County Administrative Center Kimberly Murphy, County Administrator 301 N. Main Street, Adrian, MI 49221 (Mailing) (517) 264-4508 www.lenawee.mi.us Lenawee Now/Lenawee Economic Development Patrick Farver, Executive Director 5285 US 223, Adrian, MI 49221 (517) 265-5141 www.lenaweenow.org

Population 155,609

Administrative Center Mrs. Karry Hepting, County Administrator 200 Grand River Avenue Port Huron, MI 48060 (810) 989-6900 www.stclaircounty.org

Lapeer Development Corporation Mr. Sam Moore, Executive Director 449 McCormick Drive, Lapeer, MI 48446 (810) 667-0080 www.lapeerdevelopment.com

Cou nty


Administrative Center Moses Sanzo, County Controller 255 Clay Street, Lapeer, MI 48446 (810) 667-0366 www.lapeercountyweb.org

Len awe e


Administrative Center 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.

Lenawee County

Population 98,567 (2022 U.S. Census)

OTHER NUMBERS Clerk (517) 264-4599 Treasurer (517) 264-4554

Shiawassee County Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership Justin Horvath, President & CEO 215 N. Water Street, Ste 200, Owosso, MI 48867 (989) 725-9241 www.sedpweb.org OTHER NUMBERS Clerk (989) 743-2242 Treasurer (989) 743-2224

Shiawassee County

Population 68,022 (2022 U.S. Census)

Michigan Green Schools www.michigan.gov Log on for county contacts Michigan Recycling Coalition (MRC) www.michiganrecycles.org (517) 974-3672 Next Energy 440 Burroughs St., Ste. 370, 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 Michigan Sustainable Business Forum www.misbf.org (616) 422-7963 Divided by region.



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.

Automation Alley

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) 992-2286 • 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.


Velocity/Sterling Heights

April Boyle, Sr. Advisor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (586) 884-9320 • 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.

Centrepolis Accelerator

Dan Radomski, Director (248) 204-2452 • www.centrepolisaccelerator.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.

Tech Town Detroit

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.

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