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The 2015 Metro Detroit ASource™ features Oakland County on its cover – specifically one of its prettiest lakes – Pine Lake. Why would we feature a lake community on the cover of our publication? That’s easy to answer. The Metro Detroit area is a lake, river and stream paradise.

Located on the Great Lakes Water System, Metro Detroit’s access to water – FRESH WATER (no salt please) – is pretty unique because unlike other Great Lakes urban areas Metro Detroit’s water access does not stop with the Great Lakes, that is only the starting point. It also has more inland lakes within its 5 county area than just about anywhere else in the United States.

Oakland County, even though it is landlocked from the Great Lakes has more inland lakes than any other county in Michigan with over 1,100 lakes within its borders – that also adds up to more shoreline property than most counties in the United States. Most of these lakes offer beautiful settings where resort style living is right outside your back door, and Pine Lake is a prime example of this exceptional quality of life to be enjoyed.


Community Profile Index .........................6 Basics .....................................................10 International Information .......................15 Business Connections ............................18 Community Profiles................................28 City of Detroit................................30-32 Wayne County ...............................33-47 Oakland County.............................48-67 Macomb County............................68-82 Livingston County..........................82-83 Genesee County............................84-85

Education...............................................86 Oakland County ............................86-94 Livingston County ..............................95 Genesee County ................................95 Macomb County ...........................96-99 Wayne County ...........................100-101 Colleges & Universities..............102-103 Attractions ...........................................104 Health Care..........................................112 Sports & Recreation.............................116

Featured Communities

WAYNE COUNTY Belleville/Van Buren Township …..……………....44 Canton………………………43 Grosse Ile……………....…..35 Huron Township……………40 Northville…………………..42 Romulus………………….....38 Woodhaven……………..….37

Please come to this water wonderland – experience living at its finest.

OAKLAND COUNTY Birmingham…………………62 Bloomfield Township ……..64 Independence Township …57 Orion Township……………59 Rochester Hills…………….52 Southfield…………………...54 Troy…………………………50 MACOMB COUNTY Macomb Township………...74 4 New Baltimore……………..71 Roseville……………………73 Sterling Heights…………...79 Utica…………………………76 Washington Township….…81

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The Metro Detroit Asource™ is also published as The Metro Detroit Relocation Guide™ by Keaton Publications Group, LLC. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information contained herein; however it cannot be guaranteed. Copyright © 2005-2015 by Keaton Publications Group, LLC. No part of this publication or web-based Metro Detroit ASource or Metro Detroit Relocation Guide may be reproduced or duplicated in any form without the express written permission of the publisher.

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Community Profile Index City of Detroit...... .....................30

Wayne County ...................................................33 Allen Park....................... .........................39 Belleville ......................... ...............................44 Brownstown Township ... .......................34 Canton Township........... ................................43 Dearborn ...................... ........................47 Dearborn Heights .......... ..............47 Flat Rock ........................ ................................39 Garden City ................... ............................39 Gibraltar......................... ...........................34 Grosse Ile Township ...... .................................35 The Grosse Pointes .........................................................................47 Grosse Pointe City.................................. Grosse Pointe Farms........................... Grosse Pointe Park ............................... Grosse Pointe Shores Grosse Pointe Woods ..............................................



Featured Communities in Bold Harper Woods ............... ......................39 Huron Township............. .................40 Lincoln Park ................... .............39 Livonia ........................... ...............................46 Northville........................ ..........................42 Northville Township ....... .........................41 Plymouth........................ ..........................41 Plymouth Township........ ...........................41 Redford Township.......... .............................39 Romulus .......................... ............................38 Southgate ...................... ............................39 Taylor ............................. .............................39 Trenton .......................... ................................34 Van Buren Township ..... ............................44 Wayne............................ ...............................39 Westland........................ ........................39 Woodhaven.................... .........................37 Wyandotte ..................... ...............................34

Community Profile Index

Featured Communities in bold

Oakland County..................................................48

Addison Township......... ............................53 Auburn Hills................... .................................58 Berkley .......................... ...............................61 Beverly Hills................... .....................66 Bingham Farms ............. ............................65 Birmingham ................... ....................................62 Bloomfield Hills ............. .......................66 Bloomfield Township ... ...........................64 Brandon Township......... ........................60 Clarkston ....................... .......................58 Clawson......................... ............................60 Commerce Township..... ..........................67 Farmington.................... ..........................56 Farmington Hills............ ...................56 Ferndale ........................ .................................61 Franklin Village.............. ....................................66 Groveland Township ..... ....................60 Hazel Park ..................... ...................................60 Highland Township........ .............................60 Holly .............................. .................................53 Holly Township .............. .............................53 Huntington Woods........ ...............61 Independence Township.. ................57 Keego Harbor ............... ...............................66 Lake Orion..................... ....................................58 Lathrup Village .............. ..............................60 Leonard......................... ..........................53 Lyon Township............... ......................................60 Madison Heights ........... ........................60 Milford........................... ..........................60 Milford Township........... .......................60 Novi............................... ....................................56 Oakland Township......... ........................51 Oak Park........................ ........................................60 Orchard Lake Village..... ......................66 Orion Township............. ...........................59 Oxford Township ........... .........................53 Oxford Village ............... ...........................53 Pleasant Ridge .............. ...................61 Pontiac .......................... ...................................60 Rochester ...................... ............................51 Rochester Hills............... .............................52

Rose Township .............. ............................60 Royal Oak...................... ...........................................61 South Lyon .................... ...............................60 Southfield....................... ........................54 Springfield Township..... ...........................58 Sylvan Lake.................... ..................................60 Troy ................................. .........................................50 Village of Wolverine Lake... ...........................67 Walled Lake................... ................................67 Waterford Township .... .........................67 West Bloomfield Township... .......................................66 White Lake Township .... ............................67 Wixom ........................... ..............................66 7

Community Profile Index

Macomb County .................................................68

Armada Township ......... .................................80 Armada Village.............. .........................80 Bruce Township ............. ....................................80 Centerline...................... ...................................72 Chesterfield Township... ...........................70 Clinton Township........... ....................78 Eastpointe ..................... .........................72 Fraser ............................ ....................................72 Harrison Township......... ......................70 Lenox Township............. ....................................80 Macomb Township ....... ...............................74 Mount Clemens............. .................78 New Baltimore .............. ..................71 Ray Township ................ ........................................80 Richmond ...................... ...........................80 Richmond Township ...... .............................80 Romeo........................... ...........................80 Roseville ......................... ...............................73 St. Clair Shores.............. ..........................................70 Shelby Township ........... ..................................78 Sterling Heights ............ .........................79 Utica................................ ..................................76 Village of New Haven.... ....................80 Warren........................... ...............................72 Washington Township.. ................81



Featured Communities in bold

Community Profile Index

Featured Communities in bold

Livingston County..............................................82

Brighton ........................ ..............................83 Brighton Township ........ ............................83 Fowlerville ..................... .................................83 Genoa Township ........... .......................................83 Green Oak Township..... ..........................83 Hamburg Township ....... ...............................83 Handy Township............ .......................83 Hartland Township ........ ............................83 Howell ........................... ..............................82 Pinckney ........................ .....................83

Genesee County .................................................84

Davison ......................... ..............................85 Davison Township ......... ...........................85 Fenton........................... ...............................85 Fenton Township........... ..........................85 Flint ............................... ..................................85 Flint Township ............... ..............................85 Goodrich.……………… .....................85 Grand Blanc .................. ......................85 Grand Blanc Township .. .....................85 Linden ........................... ......................................85 Swartz Creek ................. ......................85

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Auto Licenses, Registration, State Parks “Recreation Passport”

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF STATE Lansing 48918-0001 Information Center: (888) 767-6424 website:

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 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 $11.00 (annual fee renewable with license tab).

Canadian Connections

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 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 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 83° highs and 63° lows with about three inches of rain. January is the coldest, 32° highs/19° lows, with 10.2 inches of snow. Annual precipitation is about 33.5 inches of rain and approximately 43 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. For updated weather forecasts, radar and satellite in any given area, log on to:


(Cable, internet, phone, satellite)

• Apple ......................................... MY-APPLE Retail stores located in Ann Arbor, Clinton Township, Novi and Troy • AT&T .......................................... ..........................(800) 244-5555 • Bright House Network.............. Livonia 734-422-3200 Oakland County (248) 553-7300 • Broadstripe ............................... ............(800) 444-6997 • Cavalier ..................................... 612-7383 • Charter Communications ........ ...................(888) 438-2427 • Comcast .................................... COMCAST • DirecTV ..................................... 777-2454 • Dish Network ............................ ...........(888) 825-2557 • TDS Metrocom .......................... 571-6662 • Verizon....................................... Log on for list of retail locations • Vonage....................................... ..................(800) 608-5590 • Wide Open West (WOW) .......... 496-9669


For current list of events in and around metro Detroit, log on to and be sure to check out the “Attractions”, “Everything Michigan”, and “Sports and Recreation” sections on the following pages for many more opportunities.



Government/Political Contacts

Executive Branch Governor: Rick Snyder (R) P.O. Box 30013, Lansing, MI 48909 (517) 373-3400, (517) 335-7858 (Constituent Services) Attorney General: Bill Schuette (R) Lt. Governor:Brian Calley (R) Secretary of State:Ruth Johnson (R) Treasurer: Kevin Clinton (R) Judicial Branch Supreme Court and Court of Appeals • Public Information (517) 373-0129 (Circuit, District, Municipal and Probate Courts may also be found at Legislative Branch Senate House (All local legislators, addresses and contact numbers are listed) There are also twelve federally acknowledged Indian tribes in Michigan. They have sovereign governments and exercise their own jurisdiction over members and territories. Michigan Democratic Party (517) 371-5410 Michigan Republican Party (517) 487-5413 Note: Log on to these websites to find the active County party information and local clubs in each community.


Every community has or has access to a public library. The Detroit Public Library,, 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. 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. 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 Services include digital, braille, and talking books, large print collection and mail delivery service. The Macomb Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is located at 40900 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Township 48038, and offers free service for all Macomb county residents. Visit or call (586) 286-1580 for more information. Toll free number is (855) 203-5274.


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 The Detroit News The Daily Tribune Serves Southeast Oakland County The Oakland Press Serves all of Oakland County The Macomb Daily Serves all of Macomb County Latino Press

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.

Livingston Daily Press and Argus Serves all of Livingston County The Flint Journal Serves Genesee, North Oakland and Livingston Counties The Arab American News Detroit Jewish News 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. 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 Advertising Age AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS Automotive News Autoweek Detroit Auto Scene Tech Center News BUSINESS Crains dbusiness LAW Detroit Legal News

* Note: There are newspapers specific to Detroit, Flint-Genesee County, Macomb and Oakland Counties.

POLITICS Inside Michigan Politics

Maps and Road Information

Michigan Department of Transportaion This website includes state and county maps, detailed maps of metro Detroit, citycounty 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. 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 (877) 487-2770 A complete list of local metro Detroit passport acceptance facilities can be located by zipcode. This includes post office, city hall and library locations. The fee structure for all types of passports including expedited services can be viewed on this site. Detroit Passport Agency (877) 487-2778 Appointment Required 211 W. Fort St., Detroit 48226 Expedited service center for international travel and obtaining visas quickly.

Public School Registration

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 1 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.

Michigan Humane Society Detroit, Rochester Hills and Westland offer adoption, animal surrender and veterinary services. There are adoption services off-site at PetSmart retail stores in Dearborn, Roseville and Taylor and at Petco in Sterling Heights. Log on for detailed information.

Detroit Dog Rescue P.O. Box 806119, St. Clair Shores 48080 (313) 548-8014 •

Adopt or foster a great dog from this no kill shelter! Log on for pictures, applications, or information about how you can help. 11

Metro Detroit Area Secretary of State Offices

Please note, all offices have the same phone number, 888-767-6424. The Super! Centers offers greater conveniences including paying with charge cards, self-service options, instant titles, document certification and expanded hours.

Log on to for continual updates.

GENESEE COUNTY Davison 300 N. Main, 48423 Flint Area Super! Center 5512 Fenton Rd., 48507 Flint Downtown 408 S. Saginaw, 48502 North Genesee 4256 W. Vienna Rd. Clio 48420 LIVINGSTON COUNTY Howell: Livingston County Plus 1448 Lawson, 48843 MACOMB COUNTY Chesterfield North Macomb County Plus 51305 Gratiot, 48051 Clinton Township Super! Center 37015 S. Gratiot, 48036 Romeo 71130 Van Dyke, 48065 Shelby Township Central Macomb County Plus 50640 Schoenherr, 48315 St. Clair Shores Southeast Macomb County Plus 24040 Harper Ave., 48080 Sterling Heights 7917 19 Miles, 48314 Warren Southwest Macomb County Plus 11533 E. 12 Mile, 48093

OAKLAND COUNTY Clarkston North Oakland County Plus 7090 Sashabaw Rd., 48348 Highland West Oakland County Plus 672 N. Milford Rd., 48357 Novi Southwest Oakland County Plus 31164 Beck Rd., 48377 Oak Park Southeast Oakland County Plus 13401 W. 10 Mile, 48237 Pontiac Oakland County Super! Center 1608 N. Perry St., 48340 Rochester Hills Crooks Corner Plaza 2250 Crooks Road, 48309 Southfield South Oakland County Plus Telex Plaza, 25263 Telegraph, 48033 Troy East Oakland County Plus 1111 E. Long Lake, 48085 West Bloomfield 4297 Orchard Lake Road, 48323

WAYNE COUNTY Belleville Southwest Wayne County Plus 164 E. Columbia, 48111 Brownstown 18412 Telegraph Rd., 48174 Canton West Wayne County Plus 8565 N. Lilley Dearborn 5094 Schaefer, 48126 Detroit East Eight Mile 9560 East Eight Mile, 48234 Detroit Livernois 17500 Livernois, 48221 Detroit East Detroit-East Plus 14634 Mack Avenue, 48215

Detroit New Center Detroit New Center Super! Center Cadillac Place 3046 W. Grand Blvd., L650, 48202 Detroit – Northwest Northwest Detroit Plus 20210 W. Seven Mile, 48219 Detroit Southwest Detroit Plus 2835 Bagley, 48216 Hamtramck 8717 Joseph Campau, 48212 Inkster 26603 Michigan Ave., 48141 Livonia Livonia Super! Center 17176 Farmington Rd., 48152 Redford Northeast Wayne County Plus 25700 Joy Road, 48239 Taylor Southeast Wayne County Plus 21572 Ecorse Rd., 48180 Trenton Downriver Area Plus 3040 Van Horn, 48183 Westland Central Wayne County Plus 6090 N. Wayne Road, 48185

Shopping Centers and Malls Shopping Center/Mall

Birmingham Shopping District Briarwood Mall Eastland Center Fairlane Town Center Genesee Valley Center Great Lakes Crossing Green Oak Village Place Ikea Lakeside Mall Laurel Park Place Livingston Antique Outlet Macomb Mall Novi Town Center Oakland Mall The Mall at Partridge Creek Downtown Royal Oak Shops at the Renaissance Center Somerset Collection* (*includes two sections: North & South)


Birmingham Ann Arbor Harper Woods Dearborn Flint Auburn Hills Brighton Canton Sterling Heights Livonia Howell Roseville Novi Troy Clinton Township Royal Oak Detroit Troy


(248) 530-1200 (734) 761-9550 (313) 371-1500 (800) 992-9500 (810) 732-4000 (877) SHOP-GLC (810) 225-0337 (734) 981-6300 (586) 247-1590 (734) 462-1100 (517) 548-5399 (586) 293-7800 (248) 347-3830 (248) 585-6000 (586) 226-0330 (248) 246-3280 (313) 567-3126 (248) 643-6360


Southland Center Taylor (734) 374-2800 Tanger Outlet Center Howell (517) 545-0500 Twelve Oaks Mall Novi (248) 348-9400 Village of Rochester Hills Rochester Hills (248) 375-9451 Westland Shopping Center Westland (734) 425-5001 For more fun log on to www.mi – for directory listings of antique stores and mall locations. 12



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 (586) 467-0117 • The bridge is North America’s #1 international border crossing. It spans the Detroit River connecting Detroit to Windsor, Ontario. Duty free shopping on both sides.

Blue Water Bridge (810) 984-3131 Located near the I-94 and I-69 interchange in Port Huron, the bridge crosses over the St. Clair River and lower end of Lake Huron into Sarnia, Ontario.

Detroit Windsor Tunnel (313) 567-4422 • 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 • 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.


Bishop International Airport (FNT) 3425 W. Bristol Rd.• Flint (810) 235-6560 • 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. American Airlines, (800) 433-7300, Delta, (800) 221-1212, Southwest, (800) I-FLY-SWA, United, (800) 864-8331,

Oakland International Airport (OCIA) 6500 Highland Rd. • Waterford • (248) 666-3900 • Nation’s 12th busiest general aviation airport accommodating air traffic in Michigan. Corporate, private, air cargo. Oakland/Southwest Airport New Hudson • (248) 437-2333 Oakland/Troy Airport Troy • (248) 288-6100 Willow Run Airport 801 Willow Run • Ypsilanti (734) 485-6666 • Air cargo, corporate and general aviation. Aviation schools and clubs on site. Livingston County Spencer J. Hardy Airport (OZW) 3480 W. Grand River, Howell 48855 (517) 546-6675 • Detroit/Wayne County Metropolitan Airport (Identifier: DTW) Call (734) AIRPORT for General Information (734) 942-3126 Lost & Found Information (800) 642-1978 24 Hour Parking Hotline Located off I-94 at Exit 198 or off I-275 at Eureka Rd. One of the busiest in the U.S., has six runways, 145 gates, 19,000 parking spaces, serving over 30 million people a year.

The award winning McNamara Terminal features a major shopping experience!

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Amtrak Main Station: 11 W. Baltimore Avenue • Detroit 48202 (800) 872-7245 • Additional stations in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Greenfield Village, Lapeer, Pontiac, Royal Oak, Troy. Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (734) 973-6500 General Information (734) 996-0400 Route Information • Serves Ann Arbor, University of Michigan and Ypsilanti Air Ride (to Detroit Metro Airport) (734) 707-7247 • D-DOT 888-DDOT-BUS • General, Route & Schedule Information Approximately 36 routes and 6,600 stops. The Detroit People Mover (313) 224-2160 • Downtown Detroit elevated rail. Featuring notable works of art in all 13 stations. Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) (810) 767-0100 • Provides public transportation to those in Flint & other areas in Genesee County. Smart Bus Service (866) 962-5515 • Phone Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 4p.m. Fixed route service is offered throughout Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties. The Connector provides door-to-door service with advance reservations. Additional job express and “flex” routes. Transit Windsor (519) 944-4111 • Bus service daily via the tunnel. Schedule is available online.

Detroit Metro Airport Terminal Guide McNamara Terminal Airline



Air France




Virgin Atlantic





Air Canada


Alaska Airlines






Jet Blue




(Includes ASA and Comair)

North Terminal

Royal Jordanian 212-949-0050







US Airways


(Includes Express Link) (Includes Express) 13


GAS Consumers Energy • 800-477-5050 • DTE Energy • 800-477-4747 • SEMCO Energy Gas Company • 800-624-2019 • ELECTRIC DTE Energy • 800-477-4747 •

WATER & SEWER City of Detroit • (313) 267-8000 • Emergency (313)267-7401 • Serves portions of all Metro Detroit. Pull up website, click on “Customer Service,” then “Water and Sewer Supply Maps.”

WATER & SEWER OUTSIDE DETROIT For communities other than Detroit, contact the city, township or village offices for specific information.


Detroit Regional Benefit Office 477 Michigan Avenue, Detroit (800) 827-1000

Employment Services (888) 522-0103, click on “Veteran” 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 (313) 576-1000 Community Clinic in Vet Centers in Flint (810) 720-2913 Dearborn (313) 277-1428 Pontiac (248) 332-4540 Detroit (313) 831-6509 Pontiac (248) 332-4504 Macomb County (586) 412-0107


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) 469-5205 • Oakland County – (248) 858-0571 Washtenaw County – (734) 222-6720 • Wayne County – (313) 224-6262

Voter Registration

You may register to vote 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. A list of these offices is provided in this section. If a person moves to Michigan and does not change their driver’s license at least 30 days prior to an election they will not be eligible to vote. Details and application requests at Michigan Department of Military & Veteran Affairs (517) 481-8000 automated operator Offers family and financial assistance, education and training, and healthcare resouces.

Michigan Veteran’s Trust Fund (517) 284-5299 (Department of Military and Veteran’s Affairs) 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 “One Stop Service Centers” located in Flint, Howell, 8 in Oakland County, and 3 additional offices in the City of Detroit. Veterans employment specialists can be found in most service centers.

National Resouce Directory Wealth of information covering benefits, education, health, housing, etc. by state. Includes phone numbers for crisis intervention, homeless, caregivers support and wounded warriors.

VETERANS SERVICES These offices are meant to help file claims with the federal government concerning health issues and appeals for veterans. GENESEE COUNTy 1101 Beach St. Flint 810-257-3068


2300 E. Grand River, Ste 109 Howell 517-546-6338


21885 Dunham Rd., Ste. 3 Clinton Twp 586-469-5315 14



28 W. Adams, #1710 Detroit 313-224-5045


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

The global economy has brought many international companies to Metro Detroit to take advantage of its worldclass R&D resources, skilled workforce and cutting-edge technology. This global perspective adds to the region’s diversity of culture and quality of life. The following information is provided for Metro Detroit’s new international residents.

International Business

Cable and Internet

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 The Internet allows for live feed from numerous countries.

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: • 800-375-5283 Canada: cic.gc. ca • 888-242-2100

Consulate General Offices

CANADA – 600 Renaissance Center, Ste. 1100, Detroit 48243 (313) 567-2340 Information regarding short and long term visas, application for permanent residence, requirements of US citizens studying in Canada. Note: This is not a complete list.

CHILI – P.O. Box 36253, GPF 48236 (313) 407-9236 FRANCE – Mr. Pascal Goachet, Consul 500 Woodward Ave., Ste. 3500, Detroit 48226 (313) 965-8258 GERMANy – Mr. Frederich Hoffman, Consul 500 Woodward Ave., Ste.3500, Detroit 48226 (313) 965-3434 IRAQ – 16445 W. 12 Mile, Southfield 48076 (248) 423-1250

ITALy – Buhl Building 535 Griswold #1840, Detroit 48226 (313) 963-8560

JAPAN – 400 Renaissance Center Ste. 1600, Detroit 48243 (313) 567-0120 LEBANON – 3031 W. Grand River, Ste. 560, Detroit 48202 (313) 758-0753 MEXICO – 645 Griswold Ave., Ste. 830, Detroit 48226 (313) 964-4515 ROMANIA – 777 Woodward Ste. 300, Detroit 48226 (313) 442-1320 SWEDEN – 7352 Parker, Saline 48176 (734) 944-8111


International Baccalaureate Schools in Metro Detroit For a list of recognized public and private primary, middle and high (diploma) schools, log on to 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

English as a Second Language The Detroit area offers numerous programs and intensive short term classes for those wanting tutorial help. Visit or

House Hunting

If you’re looking for a house and trying to read the multi-listing sheets here’s a key to some of the abbreviations: AC – air conditioning Alum – aluminum Att – attached Ba – bath Bd – bedroom Br – breakfast nook BSMT – basement D – den Det – detached Dk – deck

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* Tax rate = cost per $1,000 of a house’s taxable value. If the tax rate is $34.12 for a $200,000 house, with a taxable value of $100,000, taxes would be $3,412.00. * To convert square feet into square meters, multiply by .093 – 1 SF = 0.093 SM.

Media For a list of popular radio and television channels, magazines, and newspapers from around the world.


For a directory of moving and shipping to and from the United States visit Mayflower Unigroup Relocation 800-346-1184 International Sea & Air Shipping 866-780-3768 NEX Worldwide Express 888-SHIP-NEX Also provides roll-on/roll-off and container service for cars, trucks, boats, etc.

Visa Information

Passport Department of State For public inquiries call (202) 663-1225 to get infomation regarding the application process. Businesses needing a temporary business visitor visa may call (202) 485-7675.


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Business/Professional Connections

With Metro Detroit’s large and diverse population, we offer these resources, which may help you personally and professionally: • Accent Reduction Institute, LLC 320 Miller Avenue, Ste 145. • Ann Arbor 48103 (734) 645-2945 • Provides tools to non-native English speakers to help master English pronunciation, eliminating barriers for individuals, corporations and universities. • Arab American Chamber 12740 W. Warren Ave., Suite 300 • Dearborn 48126 (313) 945-1700 • • Asian Pacific American Chamber 3155 W. Big Beaver Ste. 106 A, Troy, 48084 (248) 430-5855 • • Association of Chinese Americans Community Center, 32585 Concord Drive, Madison Heights, 48071 (248) 585-9343 • • British American Business Council C/O Butzel Long (248) 421-6428 • Log on to for membership, information and events. • Canada/U.S. Business Association (CUSBA) 2000 Town Center, Ste. 1800, Southfield 48075 • Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce 30850 Telegraph, Ste. 200, Bingham Farms 48025 (248) 996-8340 • • Detroit Chinese Business Assocation 2100 W. Big Beaver, Troy 48084 (248) 918-0391 • • Detroit Hispanic Development Corp. 1211 Trumbell, Detroit 48216 • (313) 967-4880 • • English Language Institute Wayne State University • 351 Manoogian Hall, Detroit 48202 (313) 577-2729 • Oakland Center • 33737 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills • Henry Ford Community College (313) 845-9624 • 5101 Evergreen, Dearborn 48128 Intensive English language program teaches communication & cultural orientation. • French American Chamber of Commerce c/o Clayton and McKervey PC, 2000 Town Center, Ste 1800, Southfield 48075 (248) 936-9473 •

• German American Chamber of Commerce Midwest 1 Woodward Ave., Ste. 1900, Detroit 48232 (313) 596-0399 • Michigan chapter holds 5 networking events each year. • The Indus Entrepreneurs 28230 Orchard Lake Rd., Ste. 130, Farm Hills 48334 (248) 254-4043 • • International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit 111 E. Kirby • Detroit 48202 • (313) 871-8600 • The Institute offers programs through the Detroit Public Schools as well as Immigration and Cultural Services. • Italian American Chamber of Commerce - Michigan 43843 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Township, 48038 (586) 228-2576 • • Japan America Society of Michigan and Southwestern Ontario One Woodward Ave, P.O. Box 33840, Detroit, 48232 (313) 596-0484 • • Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency Columbia Center Tower II, 101 W. Big Beaver, Ste. 545, Troy 48084 (248) 619-1601 • • Macomb Cultural & Economic Partnership 92 Gratiot, Mount Clemens, 48043 (586) 783-6008 • Dedicated to enhancing relations between the U.S. and China through cultural immersion and exchange programs. • Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 31455 Southfield Rd., #103, Beverly Hills, 48025 (248) 792-2763 • • Michigan Israel Business Bridge 6735 Telegraph, Bloomfield Hills, 48301 (248) 642-1701 • • The Michigan-Brazil Center & Support Office (517) 618-1956 • • The Michigan Language Center 309 S. State Street • Ann Arbor, 48107 (734) 663-9415 • • Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, SACC-Detroit P.O. Box 182399, Shelby Township 48318 (231) 259-5515 •

AUTOMATION ALLEY 2675 Bellingham Dr., Troy, 48083 Toll Free (800) 427-5100

A technology business association and business accelerator dedicated to growing the economy of Southeast Michigan and enhancing the region’s reputation around the world. Offers talent and business development programs and matchmaking services to tech-focused businesses of all sizes. Provides a variety of exclusive benefits to its members to help them succeed. Automation Alley also serves the general business community in five key areas: entrepreneurial services, talent development, international business services, emerging technologies, and defense and manufacturing, and maintains an International Business Center (IBC). 17

Business Connections County Support Services


City of Southfield Economic Development

Oakland City attracted $171 million of foreign direct investment in 2014. 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 count provides an impressive list of innovative partnerships, current initiatives, and long range strategic plans for economic growth. OAKLAND COUNTY Matthew Gibb, Deputy County Executive Media Contact: Stephen Huber (248) 858-1848 • Oakland County supports a comprehensive economic development strategy that encourages business growth from within while successfully attracting companies from around the world. Our Emerging Sectors™ initiative 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 • (248) 858-0721 Connects to: - Business roundtable and workshops - Funding sources, grants and incentives - Main Street and Medical Main Street - International business and emerging sectors - Oakland county profile and more



Prosper • Free bi-monthly electronic newsletter from the Department of Economic Development and Community Affairs. Prosper gives you the latest news and information about Oakland County communities, arts and cultural events, where to go to dispose of household hazardous waste, qualifying for help making a down payment on a home and information about economic development in Oakland County. One Stop Shop Business Center • (248) 858-0783 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Building 41W, Waterford, MI 48328 Whether you’re starting your business, experiencing growing pains or ready to take your business to the next level we are ready for you. Our business consultants work with small for-profit businesses and advanced technology companies. We will help you: - Develop feasibility studies - Create realistic monthly cash flow projections - Find appropriate level financing - Refine business and marketing plans - Define failsafe processes 19




County Support Services GENESEE COUNTY Janice Karcher, Vice President Economic Development Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce (810) 600-1430 • www.flintand Economic development in Genesee County is handled by the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce. 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.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY The Economic Development Council of Livingston County Contracted through Ann Arbor SPARk of Livingston County Anna Zinkel, (734) 761-9317, Senior Business Development Manager Livingston County – Ann Arbor SPARk (517) 546-7555 ● 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'sbusiness attraction efforts. This collaborative effort fuses on developing businesses already located in the region and attracting new growing businesses to Livingston County.

WAYNE COUNTY Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) For Economic Development related questions, please contact: Khalil I. Rahal Executive Director of the Wayne County Economic Development Corporation 313-967-1034 (office)

The Wayne County Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) was abolished as part of the newly adopted Executive Branch Reorganization Plan. Responsibilities of the former department will be transferred to the Wayne County Economic Development Corporation. The new structure will better enable the County to coordinate its economic development activity and support business and local community development needs, while reducing cost to the general fund.



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 Street, Ste. 2200 Detroit 48226 (313) 963-2940 Greening Detroit (248) 388-2828 Land Policy Institute (Michigan State University) (517) 432-8800 Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (231) 722-4371 or (616) 331-6900 Michigan Environmental Council Detroit Office: 243 W. Congress, Ste. 350, Detroit 48226 (313) 962-3984 Michigan Green: (888) 473-5444 7627 Park Place, Brighton, 48116 Michigan Green Schools (810) 626-2109 Michigan Recycling Coalition (517) 974-3672 Next Energy: (313) 833-0100 461 Burroughs Street, Detroit, 48202 Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (313) 961-4266 1001 Woodward Ave. Ste. 1400, Detroit, 48226 Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum (734) 464-8353 The Greening of Detroit 1418 Michigan Ave, Detroit 48216 (313) 237-8733

County Support Services

MACOMB COUNTY Stephen Cassin, Executive Director, Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic D evelopment Media Contact: Stephen Cassin (586) 469-5285 • 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 Works Administrative Offices 21885 Dunham Ste. 11, Clinton Township 48036 (586) 469-5220 • Velocity 6633 18 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights 48314 (586) 884-9320 • A business incubator support collaboration between the city of Sterling Heights,Macomb County and the Macomb-OU Business INCubator. Velocity offers space, guidance and other services to startups in the fields of defense, homeland security and advanced manufacturing. Macomb County SBTDC located here. 23


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 6 SmartZones in the Metro Detroit region.

Ann Arbor SPARK

Paul Krutko, President and CEO Media Contact: Donna Doleman, (734) 821-0070 • Representing all communities in Washtenaw and Livingston County, Ann Arbor SPARK, a non-profit organization, is the driving force in establishing the Ann Arbor region as a destination for business expansion, retention, and location. 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 the Ann Arbor region by offering programs, resources and proactive support to business at every stage, from start-ups to large organizations looking for expansion opportunities.

Tech Town

Ned Staebler, President and CEO Regina Ann Campbell, Director of Entrepreneurial Services (313) 879-5250 • 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.

Oakland University INCubator

Amy Butler, Executive Director (248) 648-4800 • 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.



Pinnacle Aeropark

VantagePort/Detroit Region Aerotropolis Pinnacle Development Area Huron Township

John L. Enos, CEO (734) 992-2286 • The Pinnacle Development Area (PDA) is located within the international trade area known as VantagePort and the Detroit Region Aerotropolis. Specifically within Huron Charter Township, the PDA is located just south of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport with direct access to I-275. The PDA builds upon the industrial and financial strength of the region and is an attractive and suitable area for new and emerging technologies as well as a variety of forms of light industry. The Township in partnership with Wayne County has provided the necessary infrastructure for over 500 acres of consistently zoned property for the development of high quality industry, technology, logistics, retail, and commercial projects. The Pinnacle Development Area is located in a Michigan Smart Zone and a Local Development Finance Authority and also has an expedited review and approval procedure.

Macomb – Oakland University INCUBATOR

Julie Gustafson, Executive Director (586) 884-9320 • The Macomb – Oakland University Incubator and Technology Advancement SmartZone offers support and assistance for businesses looking to launch or advance an enterprise especially as related to advanced manufacturing, defense and homeland security and other technology based businesses. The incubator provides comprehensive support including office space, business development services and access to financing. Laboratory space is also available for researchers exploring ways to create or improve products.

Automation Alley

Ken Rogers, Executive Director (248) 457-3200 • 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 exists to grow the innovation cluster of Southeast Michigan so the region will be globally acknowledged as the leader of technology and innovation in the United States by 2020. 25

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. For more information contact any one of these organizations or visit their websites.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Michael Finney, President Valerie Hoag, Senior VP Business Development, (517) 335-1951 300 N. Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48913 ● 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 21st 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!

The Michigan Small Business Development Centers – MI-SBDC State Headquarters

Grand Valley State University – Seidman College of Business (616) 331-7480 • Carol Lopucki, Director 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 assistingcompanies in defining their path to success.

The State Headquarters, located at Grand Valley State University, supports 11 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 REGIONAL OFFICES: I-69 Trade Corridor (Serves Genesee County)

Host: Kettering University (810) 762-9660 • Greater Washtenaw Region (Serves Livingston County)

Host: Washtenaw Community College (734) 477-8762

Southeast Michigan Region (Serves Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties)

Host: Eastern Michigan University (734) 487-0355 Services specializing in startups, workshops, raising capital, business plans, market research, financial management.



Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

(888) 414-6682 • Headquartered in Plymouth, 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 affiliate of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership through the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The MMTC has five affiliate offices located in Flint, Grand Rapids, Marquette, Saginaw, and Traverse City

Michigan Corporate Relations Network Statewide university network designed to create partnerships between businesses and university assests to promote innovative research. Names and contact information for participating schools are listed on the website.

Michigan Life Science and Innovation Center

46701 Commerce Center Dr., Plymouth 48170 (734) 233-3099 • Frederick Earl, Facilities Manager 57,000 square foot life science incubator complete with labs, offices, conference rooms and numerous business amenities. Partners include the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Wayne County and Plymouth Township.

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 Downriver Community (734) 362-3480 PTAC Office of Flint and Genesee Chamber (810) 600-1437 The Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) of Michigan are not-forprofit organizations funded by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and local funding partners. The PTACs support national security by ensuring a broad base of capable suppliers for the defense industry and other agencies, thereby increasing competition, which supports better products and services at lower costs. The mission of the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) of Michigan is to enhance national defense and economic development of the State of Michigan by assisting Michigan businesses in obtaining and performing on federal, state and local government contracts.

Michigan Renaissance Zones

(888) 522-0103 • The Zone Act focuses on project and parcel specific designations with a full vetting before an application is released for consideration. Development agreements are required and the various zone types fall under: Agricultural Processing, Border Crossing, Forest Products Processing, Michigan Strategic Fund (Redevelopment) designated areas, Renewable Energy and Tool & Die Recovery.

University Research Corridor

Jeff Mason, Executive Director (517) 290-8321 • The University Research Corridor (URC) is an alliance between Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Wayne State University to transform, strengthen and diversify the state’s economy. The universities spark regional economic development through invention, innovation and technology transfer, by educating a workforce prepared to participate in the knowledge economy, and by attracting talent to the state. By increasing business partnerships – and making these resources more visible to the rest of the world, the URC plays a role in attracting and retaining business to the state while reinvigorating its economy. The URC is committed to the State’s economic success and to improving the quality of life for all its citizens. The URC is designed to leverage the research universities’ collective assets, encourage collaboration with business, government and regional economic development organizations.

Detroit Regional Chamber

Sandy Baruah, President and CEO Media Contact: Jim Martinez, (313) 596-0489 • 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 coun try. 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 public policy.

Greater Detroit Foreign Trade Zone

W. Steven Olinek, Executive Director • (313) 331-3842 • 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

Media Contact: Bob Rossbach, (313) 402-9831 • 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 Convention and Business Bureau 211 W. Fort Street, Detroit 48226 (313) 202-1800,

Small Business Association - Michigan District

477 Michign Ave., Ste. 515, Detroit 48226 (313) 226-6075,

Workforce Intelligence Network

Lisa Baragar Katz, Executive Director 3022 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit 48203 (313) 744-2946 ● Collaboration between 8 community colleges, 7 Michigan Works! agencies and economic development partners.

New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan

David Egner, Executive Director 333 W. Fort St., Ste. 2010, Detroit 48226 (313) 961-6675 • Philanthropic group of local and national foundations committing to accelerate the transition of metro Detroit to an “innovation” based economy.


1528 Woodward Ave.,3rd Floor, Detroit 48226 (313) 833-7800 • Non-profit founded by Dan Gilbert (Quicken Loans) provides support and resources for aspiring entrepreneurs. Applications and qualifications are online.

Detroit Orientation Institute at Wayne State University (Office of Economic Development)

WSU 440 Burroughs, Ste. 205, Detroit 48202 656 West Kirby • Detroit 48202 (313) 309-4149 • (313) 577-8800 Fax • Offers multi-day program that provides a “crash course” in the Metro Detroit area’s 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.

Michigan Business One Stop is the official State of Michigan website where a person can register to start a business and file for sales tax, licenses and permits. Check out or call (877) 766-1779. 27

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Welcome to 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 offers each resident an unequaled chance to choose their ideal lifestyle. As you learn about Metro Detroit you will begin to understand it’s substantial contribution to the global economy and see how innovation, superior job talent and an aggressive economic development support system create outstanding business opportunities. You will enjoy Metro Detroit’s quality of life that is best reflected in the friendly people you will meet and its unique blend of different lifestyles. From sophisticated urban, “chilled out” lakeside or quiet suburban there is an unlimited number of options. Throw in “world class” cultural assets and unsurpassed recreational resources and what you have is a vibrant region that many envy and few can duplicate. And have we mentioned water? The Metro Detroit Area is nothing short of being a water wonderland. With direct access to the largest body of fresh water on the planet – THE GREAT LAKES – and a landlocked county that has approximately 350 lakes and more shoreline than just about any other county in the United States (Oakland County) and you have the makings for resort living while still at home. Make sure you take advantage!

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Thank you for using the Metro Detroit ASource™, which is designed to assist individuals, families and businesses in acclimating to the Metro Detroit/Southeast Michigan Community. Use it to explore this amazing metropolitan area. Learn about its diversity, history and contributions to Michigan, the nation and the world. If you’re on the go, use our online version of the Metro Detroit ASource at Our easy to follow format and the ability to link to the thousands of websites makes the online ASource a handy resource to have available anytime, anywhere, 24/7! From Keaton Publications – Welcome to Metro Detroit! Larry Ribits, Publisher

FEATURED COMMUNITIES WAYNE COUNTY Belleville/Van Buren Township …..……………....44 Canton………………………43 Grosse Ile……………....…..35 Huron Township……………40 Northville…………………..42 Romulus………………….....38 Woodhaven……………..….37 28


OAKLAND COUNTY Birmingham…………………62 Bloomfield Township ……..64 Independence Township…57 Orion Township ……………59 Rochester Hills…………….52 Southfield…………………...54 Troy…………………………50

MACOMB COUNTY Macomb Township………...74 New Baltimore……………..71 Roseville……………………73 Sterling Heights…………...79 Utica…………………………76 Washington Township….…81 29

City of Detroit Detroit Coleman A. young Municipal Center 2 Woodward Ave., Ste 200 Detroit, 48226 (313) 224-3260 (Clerks Office)

Population: 648,000 (Dec. 2015 )

Detroit has always played a pivotal role in the history of the United States and its many contributions have impacted world events and culture. Like many 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. Thousands flock to the riverfront for summer festivals, the unique Winterblast and the International Auto Show.

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, numerous golf courses 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

Resources City of Detroit

Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau

Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

Invest Detroit

Business Leaders For Michigan

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Downtown Detroit Partnership

UCCA/MDI Midtown Detroit Inc.

Detroit Experience Factory (DXF)

123 Monroe St., Detroit 48226 (313) 962-4590 • Public and customized tours allow exploration of the City in a variety of ways - walking tours, bus tours, happy hour bar tours. Nothing is off limits, get creative and give DXF a call! Also, a great resource for house hunting, retail shopping, bar and restaurant locations. Lists and maps broken down by geographical area. 30


Community Profile - Detroit


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 were developed from new construction while others have a certain cache that results from the creative reuse of existing building stock. The reintroduction of residential living in downtown Detroit is the result of the other renewal projects that created the critical mass necessary for these types of projects to flourish. Check out the Kales Building, the Lofts at Merchants Row and some of the other “new homes” in downtown Detroit.

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/condos 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. 55 West Canfield, the Willys Overland Lofts and other new housing stock provide top of the line amenities at good value. 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), theHenry Ford Hospital complex, and a number of historic churches. New Center One, located next to the Fisher Building, offers a variety of shopping options. Residential areas offer everything from renovated historic homes and apartments to new homes in the Virginia Park Estates subdivision. Many parts of New Center are recognized on local or national registers of historic places.

Lafayette Park/Elmwood Park Boundary Streets: Larned, I-75, Mt. Elliott, Gratiot/Vernor

The Lafayette Park/Elmwood Park area represents one of Detroit’s most ambitious and successful redevelopment efforts. Nearly 8,000 townhouses, co-ops, and apartments have been built in these two neighborhoods since the 1950s, attracting people from all economic and social strata. Located just east of downtown and north of the 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 are neighborhoods that were built auto barons and retail giants. Boston-Edison is comprised of over 900 single-family homes built between 1904 and 1922. The neighborhood is the largest single-family residential historical district in the state and is listed both in the state and national registers of historic sites. The neighborhood remains vibrant because residents have worked hard to maintain their return on investment.

Across Woodward Avenue is Arden Park. Like Boston Edison, prominent business professionals between 1905 and 1925 built most of the homes in Arden Park. The neighborhood has also received historic designation. Blessed Sacrament Cathedral is the major landmark of this area.

Indian Village

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 by some of the best architects in the city. Detroit’s wealthiest and most influential families lived in Indian Village. 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 and is designated a Detroit historic district. An active neighborhood association helps to ensure that the quality of the neighborhood is preserved through a neighborhood watch and security patrol, snow removal and vacant lot maintenance. The Indian Village Association sponsors a homes tour each summer.

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

In the northwest-central section of the City sits two of the City’s most prestigious neighborhoods: Palmer Woods and Sherwood Forest. Both neighborhoods are west of Woodward and north of Seven Mile Road. The Palmer Woods subdivision was created in 1916 out of the large farm that belonged to Senator Thomas Witherell Palmer. Its name refers to the large area of unspoiled forest in Palmer Park just south of the neighborhood. Adjacent to the 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 lovely, tree-shaded, winding streets and unusually shaped lots. The homes are mainly in the English Medieval, early Renaissance and French styles and were built in the 1920s and 1930s. In a city where most streets run at right angles, the curving streets of Palmer Woods and Sherwood Forest provide a unique setting for these beautiful period homes. Quick access to downtown or the suburbs is available to these neighborhoods via Woodward Avenue, Livernois, Eight Mile Road and I-75. There are a number of public and private schools in the area including, the prestigious University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. 31

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University District/ Detroit Golf Club Properties

Boundary Streets: Seven Mile Road, Six Mile Road, Parkside, Livernois

A placid setting just south of Sherwood Forest, the University District 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 distinctive Memorial Clock Tower is a well-known area landmark. Residents of the University District enjoy the relaxed atmosphere usually found in the suburbs. Palmer Park and the Detroit Golf Club offer recreational opportunities. Parents have a choice of public or private schools.

Located along the outer edge of the Detroit Golf Club are some of Detroit’s most opulent homes. Built mainly in the 1920s and 1930s, the district’s homes reflect a variety of architectural styles, including Tudor, Colonial, Mediterranean and French Provincial. Leaded and stained-glass windows, beamed cathedral ceilings, slate and cedar shake roofs and pegged floors are just a few of the distinctive features of these large and beautiful homes. Many are on private-access roads.

Others to Consider Brush Park

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 are in restoration with significant new development and infill projects taking root as a result of Detroit’s downtown development. One of the more visible new developments is Woodward Place at Brush Park, which fronts on the east side of Woodward Avenue just blocks away from the Fox Theatre and Comerica Park.


Boundary Streets: Michigan Avenue, Porter, John Lodge Expressway, 16th Street

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 exceptional 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. In addition to the beautiful homes and park-like settings, these neighborhoods offer an ideal community atmosphere for families with children. There is a variety of public and private schools and churches. Shopping at Grand River and Southfield Road serves the area. North Rosedale Park boasts the only neighborhood-owned recreational park in the City of Detroit.

West Village

West Village Boundary Streets: East Jefferson, Mack, Seyburn, Parker

Immediately west of Indian Village, West Village is a charming mix of Victorian mansions, modest single-family homes, duplexes and historic high rise luxury apartment buildings. Check out beautifully maintained circa 1920s townhouses. West Village is listed on national and local historic registers.

Berry Subdivision/Jefferson Village

Berry Boundary Streets: Jefferson Avenue, the Detroit River, Waterworks Park (Parkview), Fiske Jefferson Village Boundary Streets: Jefferson Avenue, Waterworks Park (Marquette Drive), the Detroit River, St. Jean

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 emerging loft/apartment developments like the Grinnell Place Lofts located in an old piano factory. Corktown picks up its local color through a number of historic pubs located on Michigan Avenue.

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. In addition to its proximity to the Detroit River, the neighborhood also benefits from its nearness to Belle Isle and the Erma Henderson Park and Marina.

Boundary Streets: East Jefferson, East Grand Blvd., the Detroit River, Rivard. Just east of downtown along the Detroit River, this former industrial area has become a trendy restaurant and entertainment district with some of the area’s most intriguing lofts/apartments located in an old brewery complex. The area also has a number of smaller buildings converted to lofts and a number of larger condominium/apartment complexes. Marinas and a series of riverside City parks add to the area’s vibrancy.

Far East Side Boundary Streets: Mack Avenue, Moross, Cadieux, I-94 (Ford Freeway)


Gold Coast/ East Jefferson Waterfront

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

Detroit’s Gold Coast is dominated by a strip of luxury apartment buildings located on the East Jefferson waterfront with a mixture of stately mansions, commercial buildings and some low-rise apartments rounding out the personality of this neighborhood. The area is a favorite of professionals and water enthusiasts. Historic Indian Village lies immediately to the north. Several stately old churches add to the area’s architectural intrigue and cultural mix.



Far East Side

The Far East Side is known as the St. John neighborhood, after the St. John Hospital and Medical Center complex located on Moross. This neighborhood is popular with City and St. John employees. Home styles vary from aluminum-sided bungalows to brick ranches and colonials with larger homes on Chandler Park Drive. 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 Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood (also known as Creekside) is known for the canals that crisscross some of its residential areas. This area is unique in that it has new subdivision and riverfront apartment developments, historic homes and both old and new shopping areas. The neighborhood’s housing styles range from Four-Squares and Arts and Crafts-style homes to California bungalows.

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 marina (DYC), fireworks display, free jazz festival and Arab American community, and is the only location in the U.S. that is north of Canada. There is no place like Wayne County.

Resources For Residents Clerk (Vital Records) Register of Deeds (Real Estate) Construction Permits (Public Services) Elections Child and Family Services Head Start (Health & Human Services) Parks and Recreation (Public Services) Sheriff’s Office Tax Information (Property) Senior and Veterans Services Public Health Library Wayne County Probate Court

1307 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 2 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48226 • (313) 224-5706

Michigan 3rd Circuit Court

Frank Murphy Hall of Justice 1441 St. Antoine, Detroit 48226 (313) 224-2501 / (313) 224-2507 (jury service) • Criminal court

Estates, guardianships, conservatorship and mental health

(313) 224-6262 (313) 224-5854 (313) 224-7600 (313) 224-5525 (313) 833-7125 (313) 224-0810 (313) 224-7600 (313) 224-2222 (313) 224-5990 (734) 727-7373 (313) 224-0810 (734) 727-7300 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

2 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48226 (313) 224-5260

Civil court

Lincoln Hall of Justice

1025 E. Forest Ave., Detroit 48207 (313) 224-2501 (case info)

Family - Juvenile Court

Friend of the Court

645 Griswold, Detroit 48226 (313) 224-2501


Belleville/Van Buren Township Canton Grosse Ile Huron Township Northville Romulus Woodhaven


Allen Park Brownstown Township Dearborn Dearborn Heights Flat Rock Garden City Gibraltar The Grosse Pointes Grosse Pointe City Grosse Pointe Farms Grosse Pointe Park Grosse Pointe Shores Grosse Pointe Woods

Harper Woods Lincoln Park Livonia Northville Township Plymouth Plymouth Township Redford Township Southgate Taylor Trenton Wayne Westland Wyandotte


Population: 1,104,564

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City of Wyandotte 3200 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte 48192 (734) 324-4500 • Population: 25,285 Income: $52,000

The city of Wyandotte draws its name from the Wyandotte Indians who originally populated the region. Located directly on the Detroit River before it empties into Lake Erie, the city’s downtown area is a vibrant collection of shops and restaurants. Nearby parks, residential neighborhoods and riverside townhomes add to an amazing ambience where taking a walk downtown is not unusual, but the norm. Numerous service organizations add to the sense of community. The clock tower at Biddle and Maple provides an identifiable landmark that lets you know you’ve arrived home. With great schools, beautiful neighborhoods with “big” water out the back door and unsurpassed communal utilities, Wyandotte is the queen of the downriver communities and a multi-category winner in Michigan’s Best in 2006.

Brownstown Township

Township of Brownstown 21313 Telegraph Rd., Brownstown 48183 734-675-0166 • Population: 30,053 Income: Median household income $61,000

Brownstown Township is ideally located 15 miles from downtown Detroit and is the perfect place to live, work and play. Being just a short drive from Detroit Metro Airport only adds to the Township’s popularity which is reflected in its being tops in home sales for Wayne County. Full time police and fire departments ensure that it is also one of the safest too. Brownstown is business friendly with pro-growth policies and programs. Over 400 businesses call the Township home. Lastly, Brownstown enjoys a robust quality of life. The community offers activities for all ages and a new recreation campus is in development. Lake Erie Metro Park is in Brownstown and the Township’s access to the Detroit River and Lake Erie makes boating a popular past time along with biking and hiking along waterfront trails.



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City of Gilbraltar 29450 Munro, Gibraltar 48173 (734) 676-3900 • Population: 4,698 Income: $61,000

Gibraltar is located about 30 miles south of Detroit on the Detroit River where it flows into Lake Erie. The city is comprised of a portion of mainland and four islands: Hall, Edmund, Main and Horse Islands. The islands are separated by canals, but connected by bridges. All are easily accessible from the Detroit River. West Jefferson, the historic River Road, crosses through the city and 1-75, the region’s main north-south commercial corridor is less than a mile west of Gibraltar’s western boundary. Gibraltar is a city where almost everything revolves around boating, family, and fun. It is a residential community with a bent on relaxation and recreation. Residents take full advantage of nearby Lake Erie Metropark where they can golf, visit the wave pool, or walk on one of its beautiful nature trails. The city offers a peaceful existence without the roar of traffic or the noise of heavy industry. Homes situated on the waterways have large picture windows to take full advantage of the views. This oasis on the river is served by the award winning Gibraltar Public Schools and is home to the Gibraltar Trade Center that brings thousands of visitors each year.


City of Trenton 2800 Third Street, Trenton 48183 (734) 675-8600 • Population: 18,053 Income: $55,000

Trenton was founded in 1834 and is located to the west of Grosse Ile along the banks of the Detroit River. It connects to Grosse Ile by way of two bridges, one privately owned, the other owned by Wayne County. Trenton’s frontage on the Detroit River has always been an invaluable asset to the community. The river played a very important part in the history of this bustling river town with plenty of room for water recreation and industrial and commercial interests. Trenton is easily served by railroads, interstate highways, and nearby Detroit Metro Airport. The city has always maintained a core business district near the river. The central business district is a key component of Trenton’s Downtown Development Authority, which includes more than 120 businesses along Jefferson, West Road and Fort Street. Trenton has nearly 200 acres of parkland spread over 16 parks and 5 tot lots. Facilities are provided for softball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, basketball and other activities. Playgrounds, picnic sites, fishing sites and boat launching facilities are also available. Elizabeth Park, the oldest of the Wayne County parks, is located in the heart of Trenton.

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Grosse Ile… ...The Island Township with a different frame of mind

Grosse Ile – the ‘Big Island’ actually is an island township of just over ten square miles surrounded by the Detroit River. While still something of a secret, you will feel it as you cross the bridge: Grosse Ile is the perfect place to live, raise a family, recreate, and relax amid North America's only International Wildlife Refuge. Among the 10,000 residents are college-educated professionals, artists, students, craftsmen and entrepreneurs.

The distinct natural beauty of the eleven islands that comprise Grosse Ile Township includes river and lake-frontage, marshlands, forests, canals, and Open Space preserved for future generations. This natural beauty can be enjoyed via a bike path and trail system throughout the island where deer and bald eagle sightings are common.

Grosse Ile Township was rated #38 among America's "Best Places to Live" by CNN/Money Magazine in 2009, and we have only improved since then. Island residents enjoy a variety of recreational and community activities all within a short commute to the professional sports, cultural, business, economic and manufacturing centers of Metropolitan Detroit. Grosse Ile was recently proclaimed “Michigan’s Safest Community” by Movoto, LLC, and more recently the 31st “Safest City in the United States” from Safewise, a nationwide safety and security advisor. With unsurpassed public safety, thanks to our well trained and equipped Police and Fire Departments, Grosse Ile is your obvious choice if your family’s security is important.

Grosse Ile Township has one of Michigan's top school districts, with one of the state’s highest graduation rates and over 96% of 2014 graduates going on to higher education. We also have a commendable record of high achievement, rated “one of America’s best high schools” by Newsweek Magazine in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and more recently recognized by the Washington Post as one of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” in 2014. Grosse Ile Schools also offer an exceptional athletic department and a variety of diverse clubs - over 70% of our students in grades 6-12 participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities, all in a safe learning environment. We take pride in graduating well prepared young adults that will become tomorrow’s leaders.

So - if Island Living appeals to you - a tranquil community with abundant natural beauty, a wide range of amenities, activities for the whole family, unsurpassed public safety, a top-ranked school system and suburban convenience - then come discover Grosse Ile.

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ADDENDUM — Grosse Ile Township

Area: 9.5 sq. miles Economic Base: Primarily residential with markets and shops to support

suburban living Government: Supervisor - Board of Trustees Location: The largest island in the Detroit River. Considered a “Downriver” community, it is the Center of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. Housing: $206,000 (Median Sale Price 2015) Median Income: $85,000 Population: 10,163 Library: Trenton Veterans Memorial Library, 2790 Westfield, Trenton 48183 (734) 676-9777, Medical Services: Henry Ford Wyandotte Medical Center, Oakwood Southshore Medical Center in Trenton. (See “Health Care”) Newspaper: Ile Camera -

Protection: Police and Fire/Rescue Dispatch (734) 676-7100, Full 911 capability for emergencies. Parks and Recreation: Waters Edge has 55 acres, community owned, overlooking the Detroit River. Amenities include 9-hole golf course, municipal outdoor pool, full service deep water marina. Recreation Department offers programs and classes for all ages. (See “Channels” newsletter online.) Post Office: 8841 Macomb St., Grosse Ile 48138, (800) ASK-USPS Schools: Grosse Ile Township (See “Education” section) Tax Rates in Mills: Homestead 45.1468, Non-Homestead 59.7912 Utilities: DTE (gas and electric), Comcast and Wide Open West (WOW). See “Basics” Township Offices:

Grosse Ile 9601 Groh Rd., Grosse Ile 48138 (734) 676-4422, 35

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Welcome to the

City of Woodhaven

the city of Woodhaven is located a short drive south of Downtown Detroit and close to Detroit metropolitan Airport. located in the heart of Downriver with convenient access to the Detroit River and lake erie. the community has a large shopping district, movie theater, and many parks throughout the city. the largest Park is over 70 acres, features baseball fields, soccer fields, inline hockey rink, skate park, 2 acre Dog park, splash pad, tennis/Pickle Ball courts and many paved walking paths. the city is experience large growth along with many different choices in housing from single family on large lots to condo’s and town homes. With the excellent location along I-75 means convenient travel to all of metro Detroit and points south. the city prides itself on excellent city services and a clean well maintained and manicured city. We have an extensive Recreation center with many programs that offers everything from summer day camp program for kids to a christmas tree lighting with fireworks, to fitness classes and educational programs. It is a full service community allowing the residents to live full lives.

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ADDENDUM — Woodhaven

Area: 6.7 sq. miles Economic Base: Diversified base with industrial, commercial, retail and residential. Location: Located on I-75 south of Detroit Government: Mayor/Council Population: 12,127 (Jan. 2015) Housing: Median Sale Price $140,000 (April 2015) Income: Median Household Income $92,348 Library: Trenton Memorial Library, (734) 676-9777, Medical Services: Henry Ford Medical Center (See “Health Care”) Newspaper: The News Herald Parks and Recreation: Civic Center Park includes the Henry Ford Baseball Complex, soccer and football fields, playgrounds, picnic shelter, war memorial and walking path. Six other community parks offer various amenities. The Parks and Rec Department offers a variety of camps, programs and sports for all ages. Online registration is available. Post Office: 2740 3rd St., Trenton 48183, (800) 275-877, Protection: Emergency 9-1-1 Fire (734) 675-4918, Police (734) 676-7337 School District: Woodhaven-Bownstown School District, (See “School” grid)

Seniors: Woodhaven Senior Services, Woodland Community Center (734) 675-4926, 23101 Hall Rd., Woodhaven 48183. Food Assistance Program (734) 675-4926, Meals-on-Wheels (800) 851-1454, Woodhaven on Wheels (Transportation) (734) 675-4926 2014 Tax Rates in Mills: Romulus Wayne-Westland Woodhaven Homestead: 45.4334 41.5719 43.0975 Non-Homestead: 62.1197 59.5719 61.0975 Transportation: “Fixed Route” bus service and “Curb-to-Curb” connector service through, (866) 962-5515. ADA Paratransit provided through the Senior Center call (734) 955-4120 Utilities: DTE Energy (electric & gas); AT&T, Comcast, Wide Open West, and U Verse (cable); city water, sewer, and trash pickup. WOODHAVEN CITY HALL

21869 West Rd. Woodhaven 48183 (734) 675-3000


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City of Taylor 23555 Goddard Road, Taylor 48180 (734) 287-6550 • Population: 60,983 Income: $45,000


Area: 36 sq. miles Economic Base: Significant transportation, industrial and commercial with residential and some retail. Location: Conveniently located to I-275, I-94 and Detroit Metro Airport on the far west side of the “Downriver” area. Government: Mayor/Council Population: 23,687 (Jan. 2015) Housing: Median Sale Price $82,000 (June 2015) Income: Median Household Income $45,000 Library: Romulus Public Library, 1121 Wayne Rd., Romulus 49171 (734) 942-7589, Medical Services: Oakwood Hospital (Taylor), Henry Ford Medical Center - Taylor (See “Health Care”) Newspaper: The News Herald Parks and Recreation: The Romulus Athletic Center features five pools, including a hot tub, outdoor splash pool, indoor waterslide and lazy river. There is also a fitness station, track, climbing wall and gym. Classes, leagues, and child care are available as well. The Romulus Recreation Department offers summer day camps and numerous athletic leagues for children. Links at Gateway Golf Club, summer outdoor concerts, numerous community parks, dog park, and tot lot. Post Office Locations: 11000 Hunt St., Romulus 48174 (734) 941-3439, Protection: Emergency 9-1-1 Fire (734) 941-8585, Police (734) 941-8400 Schools: Romulus, Wayne-Westland and Woodhaven (See Wayne County Schools) Seniors: Romulus Senior Center, 36525 Bibbins, Romulus 48174 2014 Tax Rates in Mills: Romulus Wayne-Westland Woodhaven Homestead: 45.4334 41.5719 43.0975 Non-Homestead: 62.1197 59.5719 61.0975 and a 1% admin fee Transportation: “Fixed Route” bus service and “Curb-to-Curb” connector service through, (866) 962-5515. ADA Paratransit provided through the Senior Center call (734) 955-4120 Utilities: DTE Energy (electric & gas); AT&T and Comcast (cable); city trash and recycling, water and sewer. Department of Public Works (734) 942-1110 GREATER ROMULUS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

11189 Shook Road Romulus 48174 (734) 893-0694

Taylor has an ideal location in southern Wayne County. South of Dearborn, north of Monroe, west of the Detroit River and east of Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Taylor is in the middle of it all and close to everything. The I-94 and I-75 intersect the city. Telegraph Road (US 24) is a main thoroughfare with important retail centers and the Southfield Freeway (M39) is nearby providing access to the northwest Metro Detroit communities. Location has both determined Taylor’s diversified economy and shape future economic growth.

Recreation is a way of life in Taylor. Beautiful Heritage Park gives visitors a sense of Taylor’s charm in a picturesque setting with the Petting Farm serving as a major tourist attraction. Lakes of Taylor and Taylor Meadows golf courses provide country club-like challenges. Families are able to enjoy about 20 neighborhood parks and the state-of-the-art Taylor Sportsplex, which features two ice rinks for hockey and figure skating and two facilities for indoor soccer, inline skating and trade shows. With limited marketing, the city enjoyed a significant increase in residential development and is poised to continue this trend when the economy of Michigan improves.

Others to Consider Allen Park

16850 Southfield Rd. Allen Park 48101 (313) 928-1400 Population: 27,050 Income: $58,000

15145 Beech Daly Road Redford 48239 (313) 387-2700 Population: 48,047 Income: $55,000

Flat Rock

25500 Gibraltar Road Flat Rock 48134-1399 (734) 782-2455 Population: 9,633 Income: $62,000


14400 Dix-Toledo Rd. Southgate 48195 (734) 258-3010 Population: 29,140 Income: $50,000

Garden City

6000 Middlebelt Road Garden City 48135 (734) 793-1600 Population: 26,746 Income: $60,000


3355 South Wayne Road, Wayne 48184 (734) 722-2000 Population: 17,447 Income: $45,000

Harper Woods


19617 Harper Avenue Harper Woods 48225 (313) 343-2500 Population: 14,890 Income: $45,000

Redford Township

36300 Warren Rd. Westland 48185 (734) 467-3185 Population: 83,255 Income: $50,000

Lincoln Park

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Nestled in southwest Wayne County, Huron Township is a secret paradise. With over 3,500 acres of parkland along the Huron River, the Township offers a tranquil safe environment to raise a family while still enjoying the hustle and bustle of big city amenities that are only minutes away. Within the Township there are 3 golf courses, apple orchards and horse stables. Home to Lower Huron, Willow and Oakwoods Metroparks, Huron Township boasts numerous miles of linked bike paths, and kayaking courses as well as a multitude of other recreational opportunities along with a family aquatic center. Three small villages - New Boston, Waltz and Willow provide a strong sense of history as well as great places to buy a home or set up a business. With easy access to both I-275 and I-94, Huron Township is conveniently located to both Detroit Metro International and Willow Run Airports and major railways, making it a prime business development venue.

Come Visit... ...Come and Stay!

ADDENDUM — Huron Township

Area: 36 sq. miles Economic Base: Residential, light industrial Location: Southwest Wayne County just off I-275, minutes from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, and on the banks of the beautiful Huron River. Government: Supervisor - Board of Trustees Population: 16,000 (Jan. 2015) Housing: Median Home Value $140,500 (April 2015) Income: Median Household Income $56,500 Library: Romulus Public Library, 11121 Wayne Rd., Romulus 48171 Medical Services: Henry Ford Brownstown, Oakwood Southshore Medical Center, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, U of M Ann Arbor (See “Health Care”) Newspaper: The News Herald Parks and Recreation: Lajko Park, Waltz Park, Lower Huron Metropark, Oakwoods Metropark, Willow Metropark, Huron River canoeing and kayaking, fishing, golf courses



Post Office: 18777 Huron River Rd., New Boston 48164, (734) 753-4938 Protection: Police and Fire/Rescue Dispatch (734) 753-4400, full 9-1-1 capability for emergencies. School District: Huro School District, Summit Academy (See Wayne County Schools grid) 2014 Tax Rates in Mills: Huron Flat Rock Woodhaven Homestead: 35.8249 40.4149 36.8027 Non-Homestead: 53.8249 58.4149 54.8027 Utilities: DTE (gas and electric), Charter Communications (cable), Waste Management trash and recycling HURON CHARTER TOWNSHIP

22950 Huron River Drive New Boston 48164 (734) 753-4466

Community Profile Plymouth & Plymouth Township City of Plymouth 201 S. Main Street, Plymouth 48170 (734) 453-1234 • Population: 9,290 Income: $70,000

Charter Township of Plymouth 9955 N. Haggerty Rd., Plymouth 48170 (734) 453-3840 • Population: 27,301 Income: $95,000

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 that feature small starter homes, turn-of-the-century cottages, spacious colonials and new construction townhomes and lofts.

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. The Plymouth-Canton Community School District serves both communities.

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Northville Township

Charter Township of Northville 44405 Six Mile, Northville 48168 (248) 348-5800 Population: 5,971 Income: $102,000 Population: 29,921 Income: $102,000

The Township of Northville was established in 1898 and became a Charter Township in 1985. The Township is a vibrant, safe and attractive community, the perfect place to live, work and play! Northville was once a quaint farming region, but today is a thriving residential and business community. Throughout the Township signs of its rural heritage still exist, including rambling farm houses on unpaved roads, traditional neighborhoods and an open landscape. Northville Township's master plan allows for planned growth that preserves wooded areas and open space, and protects waterways.

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Discover Northville

…A place to live, shop, work and play.

Northville’s small town atmosphere makes it the perfect place to call home. Established in the early 1800s Northville came of age during the Victorian period and retains the timeless flavor of that period while simultaneously blending a modern flair. Situated between Wayne and Oakland Counties, Northville is centrally located about 30 miles northwest of Detroit. As in most “small towns” the Town Square is the focal point of Northville with its iconic clock, nearby restaurants, performing space, boutique shops and brick paved streets. Year round activities like the Victorian Festival, Farmers Market and Arts & Acts Festival coupled with First Friday Experience and Friday Night Summer Concerts make Northville a very special place.

Come join us! • Top-rated schools

• Picturesque parks

• Mill Race Historical Village • Thriving downtown shopping district

• Beautiful neighborhoods

• An eclectic mix of restaurants, pubs and coffee houses

ADDENDUM — Northville

Area: 2 sq. miles Economic Base: Service and retail. Location: Northwest corner of Wayne County approximately 30 miles from Detroit. Easy access to I-96, I-275 and Detroit Metro Airport. Government: Council/Mayor Population: 5,971 (Jan. 2015) Housing: Median Sale Price $321,000 (May 2015) Income: Median Household Income $102,000 Library: Northville District Library (248) 349-3020, Medical Services: Henry Ford Medical Center, Northville Health Center (UofM) (See “Health Care”) Newspaper: Northville Record - www.hometownlifecom Parks and Recreation: The Parks and Rec Department offers a wide range of activities and classes for all ages. There are five community parks and two indoor facilities with pools, gyms, fitness rooms, and class rooms. Northville Downs harness racetrack, Mill Race Historic Village, Garden Club and Farmers Market, festivals and outdoor concerts. Post Office Locations: 200 S. Wing St., Northville (248) 349-2062,



Protection: Emergency 9-1-1 Fire (248) School District: Northville (248) 344-3500, Seniors: Northville Community Center offers fitness, wellness, educational and recreational activities. Transportation is available. Call (248) 349-4140 2014 Tax Rates in Mills: Homestead 41.0994, Non-Homestead 59.0994 Utilities: DTE Energy (electric); Consumers Energy (gas); Comcast and Wide Open West (cable); city water, sewer and trash pick up. NORTHVILLE

215 W. Main Street Northville 48167 (248) 349-1300


195 S. Main Street Northville 49167 (248) 349-7640


215 W. Main Street Northville 48167 (248) 349-0345

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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 Housing: Median Sale Price $199,000 (2015) Income: Median Household $81,000 Population: 93,186 Library: Canton Public Library: 1200 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton 48188 (734) 397-0999, Medical Services: St. Joseph Mercy, Oakwood Healthcare Center in Canton (See “Health Care” section.) Newspaper: Canton Observer, Parks and Recreation: Six community parks offer a wide variety of amenities, a state-of-the-art community center, Canton sports center (softball), dog park, 2 splash playgrounds, 2 golf courses, Village Theater at Cherry Hill, hiking and nature trails.”Leisure Services” offers programs and camps for all ages. Post Office Branches: 480 N. Canton Center Rd., 48187 (800) ASK-USPS. Protection: Canton Public Safety (Police and Fire) (734) 394-5400, emergency call 9-1-1

Western Wayne

Schools: Plymouth-Canton Community VanBuren Public Wayne-Westland Community (See School Grid) Seniors: Leisure Services (55 Plus) (734) 394-5485 Senior Adult Program Senior Alliance (TSA) (734) 722-2830, Wayne-Westland 2014Tax Rates in mills: Plymouth-Canton VanBuren Homestead: 36.1413 37.5954 39.9376 Non-homestead: 54.1413 55.5954 57.9376 Transportation: Senior and disabled transportation service call (888) 539-9879 Utilities: AT&T, Comcast, Wide Open West (cable), Consumer’s Energy (gas), DTE Energy (gas and electric) (See Basics) Western Township Utilities Authority (734) 453-2793 Canton Waste Recycling, Rizzo Environmental Services (866) 772-8900


Canton Township 1150 Canton Center Rd., S., Canton 48188 (734) 394-5100


Canton Chamber of Commerce 45525 Hanford Rd., Canton 48187 (734) 453-4040 43

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Western Wayne

Community Profile

Western Wayne

Connect with theNew Residents of Metro Detroit

The Metro Detroit ASource focuses on the acclimation of individuals, families and businesses coming to Southeast Michigan. In the 2015 ASource, 21 communities featured themselves to reach out to potential new residents of Metro Detroit through customized presentations. With community profiles, need to know basics, business connections, assistance for international visitors, education, healthcare and sports & rec information, ASource is a one of a kind regional resource for relocation, business acclimation and economic development.


City of Livonia 33000 Civic Center Dr., Livonia 48154 (734) 466-2200 Population: 95,468 Income: $70,000 Livonia offers an ideal mix of industrial and office facilities, low taxes, excellent schools, higher education options and municipal services. Livonia is the eighthlargest city in Michigan and consistently rated as one of the nation’s safest and best child-rearing communities. Its master plan concentrated industry in a sixsquare-mile area, leaving the remaining 30 square miles for commercial, residential and civic development. Livonia is home to Madonna University and Schoolcraft College and off campus facilities for five other colleges. City residents enjoy numerous retail, dining and entertainment options with Laurel Park Place Mall, College Park and Wonderland Village with Livonia Mall currently in redevelopment. Residents can drive to nearly all of Metro Detroit’s major venues in less than 30minutes. Recreation is provided through the new Livonia Community Recreation Center plus the 1,342 acres set aside for recreational purposes, including three 18-hole golf courses and the 280-acre Bicentennial Park.

ASource serves as the relocation guide for the Detroit Regional

ASource is available in print and/or online at close to 30 local

ASource is used by Automation Alley, Macomb County, Oakland County and others on trade missions and in acclimation activities. It is also available through the economic development offices of many of the featured communities, the TACOM housing office, select Michigan Smart Zone and One stop Business Offices and certain relocation activities.

ASource (both print and online) is available through KPG’s special

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Chamber and is used in support of its business acclimation and economic development activities.

and regional chamber of commerce offices throughout Southeast.

partners like Leadership Oakland, The Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors, Home Builders Association of Southeast Michigan, select school districts, private schools and others.

the State of Michigan.

Contact Larry Ribits for additional information and ad placements.

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Western Wayne DEARBORN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 22100 Michigan Avenue Dearborn, MI 48124 Ph. 313-548-6100 •


City of Dearborn 16901 Michigan Ave., Dearborn 48126 • (313) 943-2000 Population: 102,510 Income: $53,000

To experience the feeling of a small town with all the amenities of “big city” living you only have to walk the tree-lined streets of Dearborn’s neighborhoods, shop the downtown businesses or Fairlane Town Center, or meet friends at an upscale restaurant or friendly diner. Residents enjoy exceptional city services, safe neighborhoods and viable business districts along with 43 beautiful parks. The Ford Community and Performing Arts Center provides outstanding fitness, cultural arts and banquet facilities, as well as better-than-Broadway theater. Dearborn hosts Ford Motor Company headquarters and many other major Michigan businesses. It is also the home to the Henry Ford, the unique Arab American National Museum and other cultural sites and boasts Henry Ford Community College and the University of Michigan – Dearborn. This is a community you need to see – Live Work and Play in beautiful Dearborn.

Dearborn Heights

6045 Fenton, Dearborn Heights 48127 (313) 791-3400 • Population: 57,934 Income: $50,000 City of Dearborn Heights

Dearborn Heights is fortunate in many ways. Two senior citizen centers and two recreation centers, three major highways and six school districts serve this community. It has a variety of homes, apartments, and condominiums in every price range. The City’s central Wayne County location puts it in easy reach of numerous recreational, cultural and travel opportunities. Property values, until the recent national downturn in housing, provided a steady return on investment in every corner of the city and contributed to the city’s desirability as a prime residential and commercial area in the heart of Wayne County.

The City provides outstanding senior citizen programming year-round. Residents can also participate in many outdoor activities at Wayne County’s Warren Valley Golf Course and Hines Park, part of the Middle Rouge Parkway that extends through the northern part of town.

Community Profile

The Grosse Pointes

Situated on Lake St. Clair, Grosse Pointe is rich in heritage and beauty. Grosse Pointe is comprised of five separately governed communities, which include Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe City, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Woods and Grosse Pointe Shores. 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 almost 46,000. They share excellent health care facilities, three state of the art public libraries and highly acclaimed schools. Designated as “Tree City USA”, the Pointes’ trees lined streets allow for peaceful walks and runs and their business districts offer retail shopping with superior service. Residents enjoy many cultural opportunities like the Grosse Pointe Theatre, Symphony, Art Center, Community Center and the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. The Pointes are also a short drive to many Metro Detroit attractions.

Two of the highest priorities in Grosse Pointe are education and culture. The public, private and parochial schools of Grosse Pointe offer a tradition of excellence while preparing students to reach their full potential. Fine and performing arts occur all year long and include lakefront and city park concerts, art exhibitions and theater in Fries Auditorium . Come to Grosse Pointe and build a memory to last a lifetime.

eastern Wayne CITy OFFICES:

Grosse Pointe City 17147 Maumee Ave. Grosse Pointe 48230 (313) 885-5800

City of Grosse Pointe Farms 90 Kerby Road Grosse Pointe Farms 48236 (313) 885-6600

Grosse Pointe Woods Municipal Building 20025 Mack Plaza Grosse Pointe Woods 48236 (313) 343-2440 • (313) 343-6160 TDD

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

The Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, A Michigan City 795 Lake Shore Rd. Grosse Pointe Shores 48236 (313) 881-6565 47

Oakland County FEATURED COMMUNITIES Birmingham Bloomfield Township Independence Township Orion Township Rochester Hills Southfield Troy OTHER COMMUNITIES Addison Twp. Auburn Hills Berkley Beverly Hills Bingham Farms Bloomfield Hills Brandon Twp. Clarkston Clawson Commerce Twp. Farmington Farmington Hills Ferndale Franklin Village Groveland Twp. Hazel Park Highland Twp. Holly Holly Twp. Huntington Woods Keego Harbor Lake Orion Lathrup Village Leonard Lyon Township

Oakland County reflects 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 1,450 lakes, close to 90 public and private golf courses and almost 90,000 acres of parkland. Oakland County - a great place to live, work and play!

Madison Heights Milford Milford Twp. Northville Novi Oakland Twp. Oak Park Orchard Lake Oxford Twp. Oxford Village Pleasant Ridge Pontiac Rochester Rochester Hills Rose Township Royal Oak South Lyon Springfield Twp. Sylvan Lake Walled Lake Waterford Twp. West Bloomfield Twp. White Lake Twp. Wixom Wolverine Lake

Resources For Residents Oakland County Offices

1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac 48341 Main Information Line (888) 350-0900

Animal Control and Adoption….. (248) 391-4102 Clerk/Register of Deeds ...................(248) 858-0581 Heath & Human Services ..................(248) 858-1293 North Oakland Health Center - Pontiac ........(248) 858-1280 South Oakland Health Center - Southfield........(248) 424-7000 Parks & Recreation ...........................(888) 627-2757 Property Tax Hotline.........................(888) 600-3773 Sheriff’s Office ..................................(248) 858-5000 Treasurer...........................................(248) 858-0611 Water Resources Commissioner........(248) 858-0958 Senior Citizen Services .....................(248) 858-1406 Veteran’s Services Pontiac ..................(248) 858-0785 Troy ......................(248) 655-1250 48


Estimate Population

1,249,149 (January 2015)

Oakland County Pet Adoption Center

1700 Brown Rd., Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 391-4100 •

Provides animal control services and licensing of dogs for numerous municipalities.

Oakland County Farmer/Flea Market

2350 Pontian Lake Rd., Waterford 48328 (248) 858-5495

Farmers Market: May - Dec. 7am - 1:30pm, Jan. - April Saturdays only 7am - 1:30pm

Oakland County 6th Circuit Court

1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac 48341 (248) 858-0344 Jury Clerk (248) 858-0029

Probate Court

(Estates & Mental Health) 1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac 48341 Estates & Wills (248) 858-0260 Mental Health (248) 858-0291

Oakland District Courts

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Troy… Troy has it all!

Troy is the #1 overall safest city in Michigan regardless of population. The City ranked 23rd overall safest in the U.S. In 2015, Niche Rankings named Troy as the #1 best town in Michigan to raise a family. In 2015, Troy is ranked as the 5th healthiest housing market in Michigan by Smart Asset. In 2014, 24/7 Wall Street named Troy as the 7th best city to live in the U.S.

Residents and Businesses choose Troy because it is consistently ranked as one of the safest cities in the U.S. and it is also second most ethnically diverse in the state. Troy’s unique location in the heart of Oakland County, only 20 minutes from Detroit with access to I-75, I-696 and M-59, offers residents and businesses a tremendous competitive advantage, including attractive neighborhoods, excellent A+ rated schools, employment opportunities, one of the lowest tax rates in Oakland County, quality public services, and a solid bond rating. Check out Troy online at Troy is a where families and businesses prosper in a city that offers the premier address for business, retail and commerce; world class shopping and dining; 1,000 acres of parklands and a variety of lakes and streams. Troy is a vibrant business and technology center, home to over 6,100 thriving businesses—everything from high tech to high finance—that employ 129,000 people. Troy is continually recognized by University of Michigan-Dearborn as an “eCities top performing community” for attracting and retaining entrepreneurial companies.

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As a top city for families, the list of what to do is endless. From hitting the links at one of two municipal golf courses, doing laps at one of the local pools, to walking the trails at the Nature Center or relaxing in one of the parks, Troy provides a variety of relaxation and entertainment options. The Troy Community Center, Nature Center, Library and Historic Village offer quality activities and programs year round. Troy’s restaurants are as diverse as its population, with cuisines represented from every corner of the globe. From eclectic ethnic fare, to standard American favorites, the City’s restaurants have something to satisfy every palate. The finest upscale shopping experience in Michigan exists at Somerset Collection North & South, connected by its landmark, the glass-enclosed moving walkway. In the southeast sector of the City sits the classic Oakland Mall with its three anchor stores, Macy’s, Sears and JC Penney. Check out why Troy has something for everyone – a great place to live, work and play!

#1 Best Town in Michigan to raise a family by Niche Rankings #4 Best City in Michigan to Start a Business by NerdWallet #5 Healthiest housing market in Michigan by Smart Asset #7 Best City to Live in the U.S. by 24/7 Wall Street Safest City in Michigan Low Taxes & Diversified Tax Base AAA Bond Rating $10.6 Billion in Property Value A+ Rated Troy School District Excellent Shopping & Dining For more information contact: City of Troy 248.524.1147



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Area: 34.3 Sq. Miles Cable TV: WideOpenWest (866) 496-9669 and Comcast (800) 266-2278. Economic Base: Diversified base with residential, significant retail/office, light industrial (primarily high-tech and automotive). Government: Council/Manager. Housing: Median Home Sale Price $208,000 (April 2015) Median Household Income: $90,000 Population: 83,319 ( Jan, 2015) Location: 20 minutes N of Detroit, 30 minutes NE of Metropolitan Airport. Library: Troy Public Library, 510 W. Big Beaver, Troy 48084 (248) 524-3538, Medical Services: Beaumont Hospital, Troy and Henry Ford Medical Center. (See “Health Care”) Newspapers: Troy-Somerset Gazette (248) 524-4868, Troy Times (586) 498-8000, online at Parks & Recreation: 1,000 acres of parkland, 15 parks varying in size. Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center, Troy Farm, Troy Historic Village, Sylvan Glen Golf Course and Sanctuary Lake Golf Course and Driving Range. State-of-the-art Community Center complex with indoor aquatic facility, Skate Park, Outdoor Family Aquatic Center, accredited Senior Citizen program, variety of City and School Recreation Programs, strong baseball, soccer and football organizations. Post Office: 2844 Livernois (248) 619-1576. Protection: Full time police, full time and volunteer fire (6 fire stations). Schools: Troy Public Schools (248) 823-4000; Avondale School District (248) 537-6100; Birmingham School District (248) 203-3000; Bloomfield Hills School District (248) 341-5400; Lamphere School District (248) 589-1990; Royal Oak School District (248) 435-8400; Warren Consolidated Schools (586) 825-2400. Home campus of Walsh College of Accountancy and Business, Michigan State University Management Center, Central Michigan University extension, Northwood University extension, Spring Arbor College extension, and University of Phoenix extension, plus numerous private schools. Seniors: The Troy Community Center offers recreational and educational classes. Emergency food assistance, social services, subsidized housing and a variety of transportation options are also available. For more information call (248) 524-3484. Friends of Troy Seniors: www.friendsoftroyseniorsorg • (248) 526-2608 2014 Tax Rates (per $1,000 taxable value): Homestead Non-Homestead Avondale Public Schools: 35.5474 53.7274 Birmingham Public Schools: 40.9247 49.6874 Bloomfield Hills Public Schools: 37.5657 47.4448 Lamphere Public Schools: 46.8392 50.3742 Royal Oak Public Schools: 34.8331 50.5459 Troy Public Schools: 35.5474 52.0023 Warren Consolidated Schools: 38.0060 48.9536 Transportation: I-75 passes through the center of Troy. One airport: Oakland-Troy, SMART bus service, Somerset and Oakland Mall Shuttles, Troy Medi-Go Plus.

Oakland Township

Charter Township of Oakland 4393 Collins Road, Rochester 48306 (248) 651-4440 • Population: 17,681 Income: $120,000

Oakland Township has a rural setting, but has everything in the way of culture, recreation and shopping is nearby. The Paint Creek Trail follows its namesake through the picturesque landscape of the Township. The trail connects Lake Orion with Rochester. Part of the trail is accessible for horseback riding. The topography of Oakland Township reminds you of rural New England with 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.


City of Rochester 400 Sixth Street, Rochester 48307 (248) 651-9061 • Population: 13,455 Income: $80,000

The City of Rochester is a “Mainstreet” community 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.

Utilities: AT& T, Comcast and Wide Open West (cable), Consumers Energy, DTE Energy, and City water, sewer, refuse & recycling collection.

City of Troy

500 W. Big Beaver, Troy 48084 (248) 524 -1147 •

Troy Chamber of Commerce

2125 Butterfield, Suite 100N, Troy 48084 (248) 641-8151 • 51

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The City of Rochester Hills... ...Innovative by nature Rochester Hills earns national distinction as one of the “Top Ten Places to Live in America” by Money Magazine!

Located in the north suburbs of Metro Detroit and nestled in the center of Oakland County’s technical business community, Rochester Hills is a perfect balance of community-minded residents and innovative businesses. People are attracted to Rochester Hills because of its cultural amenities, picturesque landscape of rolling, wooded hills, parks and trail systems and the Clinton River which flows through the City. Its diverse housing choices and distinctive neighborhoods have created a community that naturally appeals to residents looking for a lifestyle that allows one to feel safe and culturally connected. Businesses choose Rochester Hills because of the exceptional real estate options, access to skilled workforce and the lowest city tax rate found in Oakland County. Rochester Hills also prides itself as being an educational epicenter. Its K12 public school programs routinely rate in the top percentile based on state performance standards, and every year Rochester Hills welcomes over 23,000 students at its higher education institutions – Oakland University and Rochester College. The City is routinely recognized across the country for its innovative means of social and economic impact. Rochester Hills is a community proud of its historic heritage, entrepreneurial spirit and its ability to be innovative by nature. To learn more visit or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

ADDENDUM — Rochester Hills

Area: 32.958 sq. miles. Economic Base: Wide variety of light industry, research and development, tool and die, fabrication, warehousing & distribution. Location: Northeast Oakland County, 25 miles north of Detroit, easy access to I-75 and M-59. Housing: Median sale price $231,500 (April 2015) Income: Median household $80,000 Population: 73,556 (Dec. 2013) Library: Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester 48307 (248) 656-2900, Medical Services: Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, William Beaumont in Troy, St. Joseph Mercy-Oakland in Pontiac, McLaren-Oakland in Pontiac (See “Health Care”) Parks and Recreation: Parks 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. Post Office Branches: 2632 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills 511 Old Towne Road, Rochester • 800-ASK USPS



Protection: Emergency 9-1-1, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office (Rochester Hills Sub-Station) (248) 537-3530, Fire (5 stations) (248) 656-4717 Schools: Rochester Community (248) 726-3000, Avondale Community (248) 852-4411, Rochester College, Oakland University and Oakland Community College (See “Education”) Seniors: Older Persons Commission (OPC) (248) 656-1403, Tax Rates (2014): Homestead Non-homestead Avondale: 34.2491 52.2491 Rochester: 32.4761 50.7491 Transportation: Easy access to Oakland County International Airport Senior Citizens Mini Bus (248) 652-4780 Utilities: Comcast, Wide Open West (cable), Consumer’s Energy (gas), DTE Energy (electric) (See “Basics”) Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce 71 Walnut, Ste. 110, Rochester, 48307 (248) 651-6700 •


Rochester Hills 1000 Rochester Hills Dr., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 656-4600 •

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Addison Township & Leonard

Village of Leonard Addison Township 23 E. Elmwood Street, Leonard 48367 1440 Rochester Rd, Addison Township 48367 (248) 628-7380 • (248) 628-5409 • Population: 6,006 Income: $90,000 Population: 407 Income: $60,000

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. Tucked into 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 12.2mile Polly Ann Trail crosses through the township and the Addison Oaks County Park is a destination place for hiking, biking and other outdoor activities. Horseback riding is a popular and it is not uncommon to see groups of riders along township roads. There are a number of riding clubs, academies and stables that can service the needs of novice rider through experienced horse owner.

Oxford & Oxford Township Village of Oxford 22 W. Burdick, P.O. Box 94, Oxford 48371 (248) 628-2543 • Population: 3,627 Income: $60,000

Holly & Holly Township

Village of Holly Karl Richter Community Center , 300 East St. • Holly 48442 (248) 634-9571 • Population: 6,241 Income: $50,000 $75,000

Holly Township 102 Civic Dr. • Holly 48442 (248) 634-9331 Population: 5,209 Income:

Holly’s roots go back 150+ years to the arrival of its first residents in 1831. From humble beginnings the town prospered to become the focal point of Township activities. As the automobile changed the way we lived, so too did it affect Holly and its surrounding areas. Easier access brought new businesses and visitors to the area. It also led to residential development with a number of communities offering the benefits of carefree country living with all the modern amenities.

The past, however, has also created a very unique entertainment venue that draws thousands of visitors to Holly each year – the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Enjoy a day of knights jousting on the green, jugglers, dancing and non-stop merriment. When a bit of peace and quiet is in order, take time to explore the surrounding parklands with numerous hiking and biking trails. When Old Man Winter visits Michigan take advantage of the local ski areas. And if shopping is in order, residents and visitors can take advantage of Holly’s many specialty boutiques and antique malls. Holly is truly a unique place that will surely capture your imagination no matter if you are just visiting or planning to stay for a very long time.

Oxford Township 300 Dunlap Rd., Oxford 48371 (248) 628-9787 • Population: 17,442 Income: $85,000

Once known as the “Gravel Capital of the World” Oxford has been transformed into a community of prestigious residential developments and attractive industrial parks. The Village is one square mile within the Township of Oxford 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 which leads to Metro Detroit and the rest of the state. 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. There is the Palace of Auburn Hills, Meadowbrook Theatre and Meadowbrook Music Festival and DTE Energy Music Theatre, which draws hundreds of thousands of music fans who rock, chant and clap to the beat of the nation’s top-drawer contemporary artists and bands. 53

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Southern oakland ADDENDUM — Southfield

Area: 26.3 Sq. Miles Economic Base: Well diversified, major business center, numerous colleges and universities, shopping centers, professional services, industry and residential neighborhoods. Government: Council, Mayor Housing: Median sale price $122,000 (April 2015) Income: Median household income $60,000 Population: 75,768 (Jan. 2015) Location: In Oakland County, centrally located with easy access to major expressways and Detroit metro airport. Library: Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen, Southfield 48076 (248) 796-4200 Local Newspapers: Southfield Sun, (248) 598-1071, South Oakland Eccentric, Medical Services: Providence, William Beaumont and Botsford General Hospitals (See “Health Care”) Parks and Recreation: 774 acres of parkland in 33 areas, 30 miles of hiking, biking and nature trails. There are two nine-hole golf courses, lighted driving range, wellness and fitness center, outdoor 50 meter pool, senior and neighborhood recreation centers, indoor field house and ice arena, leagues, programs and special events throughout the year. Post Office: 22200 W. 11 Mile Rd., Southfield 48037, 28800 Telegraph (Meijers), Southfield 48034, and 28211 Southfield Rd., Lathrup Village 48076. 800-ASK-USPS Protection: Emergency 9-1-1. City of Southfield Uniformed Group (police and fire) (248) 796-5500. Schools: Birmingham (248) 203-3000 Oak Park (248) 336-7700 Southfield (248) 746-8500;

for residents 60+. Anyone needing a lift-equipped van call (248) 796-4650 for arrangements. Chore service for 62+ year olds and/or the disabled is available by calling Ms.Chore at (248) 796-4180. Non-homestead Tax Rates (2014) Homestead Birmingham: 54.6802 63.2471 Oak Park: 50.7231 68.9031 Southfield: 61.5167 62.5401 Transportation: SMART fixed route bus service, , and connector curb-to-curb service with advanced registration call (866) 962-5515. Utilities: Consumer Energy, DTE Energy, Oakland County Health Department (well and septic), SE Oakland County Water Authority (248) 796-4850

City of Southfield CITY OFFICES:

26000 Evergreen Southfield 48076 (248) 796-5000

Southfield Chamber of Commerce 24300 Southfield Rd., Suite 101 Southfield 48076 (248) 557-6661

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Community Profile Farmington

City of Farmington 23600 Liberty Street, Farmington MI 48335 (248) 474-5500 • Population: 10,929 Income: $65,000

You know you’ve found someplace special when you arrive in Farmington. Its cozy Downtown shopping district and civic center is framed by tree lined residential streets boasting a wide range of housing options and styles. Numerous one-of-akind shops welcome you along the beautiful Grand River streetscape. And its downtown parks offer a place to rest and refresh as you stroll through town to enjoy a favorite dining place. Social activities and numerous festivals bring Farmington alive on many a summer weekend, including its Founders Festival, Art on Grand and summer concerts in Riley Park. Great schools compliment a quality of life grounded by its social connections and community focus. Farmington just might be the perfect place to set down roots for your family, business or both.

Farmington Hills

City of Farmington Hills 31555 Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills 48336 (248) 871-2400 • Population: 82,603 Income: $70,000

The City of Farmington Hills is consistently ranked as one of the safest cities in the U.S. and is the perfect hometown for today’s active families. It offers exceptional recreational amenities that comes with the 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 modern, state-of-the-art, handicap-accessible “Barn.” Farmington Hills is an international community that embraces cultural diversity. Companies from around the world have selected Farmington Hills as the place to do business.

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City of Novi 45175 W. 10 Mile Rd., Novi 48375 • (248) 347-0456 Population: 60,593 Income: $80,000

Novi offers unsurpassed quality of life to its residents and the businesses that have set up shop here. Its location at the crossroads of four state freeways serves as the gateway for Novi’s growth. City services, award-winning schools and a wide array of amenities support the city’s 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 new stateof-the-art Novi Public Library. A diverse population has developed with the move towards high-tech jobs and a significant growth in international businesses calling Novi home. Novi is a community filled with spirit that works to find new, creative ways to blend its residential and business needs into a quality of life second to none.

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ADDENDUM — Independence Township

Area: 36.3 sq. miles Economic Base: Primarily residential community with growing retail, commercial, medical and office uses along major roads. Location: 40 miles northwest of Detroit, 25 miles southeast of Flint. Easy access to I-75. The City of the Village of Clarkston is located within the Township borders. Government: Charter Township - Clerk, Supervisor, Treasurer, Trustees Population: 36,557 (Jan. 2015) Housing: Median Sale Price $239,200 Income: Median Household $71,000 Library: Clarkston Independence Library, 6495 Clarkston Rd., Clarkston 48346 (248) 625-2212, Medical Services: Genesys Regional Medical Center, McLaren Health Care Village at Clarkston, Clarkston Health Center, McLaren Oakland Hospital, Crittenton Hospital (See “Health Care”) Newspaper: The Clarkston News Parks and Recreation: The Township parks include Deer Lake and Bay Court beaches, Spraypark, disc golf course, ball fields, basketball, tennis, pickleball, and volleyball courts, playscape, and community garden. The Parks and Rec Department offers year round programs for all ages including art classes, summer camps and sports leagues. Brochure online:

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Post Office: 5886 S. Main St., Clarkston 48346, (800) 275-8777 Protection: Emergency 9-1-1 Fire (248) 625-1924, Oakland County Sheriff (248) 620-4968 School Districts: Clarkston, Lake Orion, Waterford (See “Education” Oakland County School Grid) Seniors: Adult Activity Center in Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Rd. (248) 625-8231, Programs are online. Transportation is available. Lake Orion Waterford 2014 Tax Rates in Mills: Clarkston Homestead: 31.9399 32.4309 31.9399 Non-Homestead: 49.9399 50.4309 49.9399 Utilities: DTE Energy (electric); Consumers Energy (gas); AT&T, UVerse, and Comcast (cable); city water and sewer and private well and septic. Trash pickup is independently contracted by homeowners. INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP

6483 Waldon Center Drive Clarkston 48346 (248) 625-5111


5856 S. Main Street Clarkston 48346 (248) 625-8055 57

Community Profile Auburn Hills

City of Auburn Hills 1827 North Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 370-9400 • Population: 23,086 Income: $62,000

Auburn Hills sparkles with new industrial and commercial growth. Favorable zoning, available land, innovative planning and nearby Oakland University have led to the concentration of hi-tech businesses here. Auburn Hills is also a community of friendly neighborhoods and superior schools. The Avondale, Lake Orion Community, Pontiac and Rochester Community School Systems serve Auburn Hills. Residential areas reflect a diversity of old and new construction. Recreational opportunities include a fabulous collection of city parks, Fieldstone Golf Club, part of the Clinton River biking/biking trail and the E. Dale Fisk Hawk Woods Nature Preserve. Auburn Hills is also home to the Palace of Auburn Hills, home of the NBA Detroit Pistons.


City of the Village of Clarkston 375 Depot, Clarkston 48346 (248) 625-1559 • Population: 895 Income: $65,000

For the most part the homes in Clarkston are single-family residences. Some are very old, with great character. The city’s small size allows you to walk to the store, to church or to one of the fabulous restaurants on Main Street without too much effort. Residents convey a sense of pride about their community and newcomers are welcomed by all. The Chamber of Commerce makes sure new businesses get off on the right foot to be successful. Christmas is a particularly fun time as the quaint downtown shopping district and many of the surrounding homes take full advantage of the picturesque setting to decorate to the max! Clarkston Community, Lake Orion and Waterford Public Schools serve Clarkston and Independence Township residents.



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Lake Orion

Village of Lake Orion Mail: 21 E. Church St., Lake Orion 48362 (248) 693-8391 • Population: 3,208 Income: $60,000

The Village of Lake Orion derives its character from its early years as a summer resort with cottages clustered around the lake. After World War II there was a shortage of houses and these small summer dwellings were converted to year round homes. As lakeside living increased in popularity the modest homes gave way to significantly larger homes with all the modern amenities upscale homeowners desire. The Village has 5 parks with swimming beaches on the lake. And its downtown shopping area is thriving with a pleasing choice of restaurants, boutiques and specialty shops The Village is close by Bald Mountain State Recreation Area, Orion Oaks County Park, Gingell Nature Area and the Paint Creek and Polly Ann Trails. Children attend the Lake Orion Community Schools..

Springfield Township

Charter Township of Springfield 12000 Davisburg Road, Davisburg 48350 (248) 634-3111 • Population: 14,084 Income: $80,000

Springfield Township promotes the natural resources of the community through policies of conservation and preservation. Springfield Township still has the open acreage to support horse farms and garden farms. Township Hall is located in the little hamlet of Davisburg – a four-corner town that has added just ten buildings since 1900. With development creeping out of nearby communities shopping, entertainment and restaurants are at Springfield’s doorstep and 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. The Brandon, Clarkston Community and Holly school districts are the public education resources of the Township.

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FAST FACTS • Number of Parks/Green Spaces: 15 • Total miles of Trailways: 68 • Total Lakes (larger than 5 acres): 42 • Total Golf Courses: 3

Orion Township

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WHERE LIVING IS A VACATION Located near the center of Oakland County, Orion Township has all that a growing family could ask for. From affordable housing to luxurious lakefront living, to the nearly 800 new and coming homes, you are sure to find a place to fit your personality and budget. Recreation is our business – Orion boasts more than 4,200 acres of parks and open spaces, including the Orion Oaks Dog Park (the largest dog park in the region and voted #1 dog park in 2015), numerous camping and recreational opportunities, over 42 lakes and 50-plus miles of safety paths and trailways. Like golf? You can play on one of our three courses. Among them is the world famous Indianwood Country Club, home to many championship events including the 2012 U.S. Senior Open. In Total, we offer more than 10 square miles of recreation! OPEN FOR BUSINESS Orion is the proud home of General Motors Orion Assembly, where they recently announced the investment of over $280 million to build the Chevy Bolt, General Motors first all-electric vehicle. Through the creation of two “overlay districts”, incentives for new and growing businesses, low property taxes and our welcome mat approach, Orion leads the way in economic development. Whether you are a supplier to the auto industry, medical device company or small startup, we have a plan and place for you.


(248) 391-0304

ADDENDUM — Orion Township

Area: 36 sq. miles Economic Base: Automotive, Manufacturing and Technology Location: Located roughly 30 minutes north of Detroit in the heart of Oakland County Government: Charter Township - Clerk, Supervisor, Treasurer, Trustees Population: 33,715 (Jan. 2015) Housing: Median Cost of Home $178,000 (April 2015) Income: Median Household Income $78,000 Library: Orion Township Library, 825 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion 48362 (248) 693-3000, Medical Services: St. Joseph Mercy-Oakland, Crittenton Hospital, McLarenOakland Hospital, Clarkston Health Center (See “Health Care”) Newspaper: Oakland Press -, Lake Orion Review Parks and Recreation: Orion Township has six parks with ballfields, tennis courts, playgrounds, and pavilions. There are 46 miles of safety path and 22 miles of trails. Wildwood Amphitheater, Porritt Barn, Howarth School, Orion Community Center, and Camp Agawam offers a variety of venues. The community programs department has an online brochure with year round classes, sports leagues, trips and camps for all ages.

Post Office Locations: 52 E. Burdick, Oxford, (248) 628-3943 611 N. Axford, Lake Orion, (248) 693-3253 Protection: Emergency 9-1-1 • Fire (248) 391-0304 School Districts: Pontiac, Clarkston, Lake Orion, Rochester (See Oakland County School Grid) Seniors: The Orion Center provides a wide variety of events, classes, trips, clubs, meals-on-wheels, exercise room and transportation available. Call (248) 391-0304 for more information. 2014 Tax Rates in Mills: Pontiac Clarkston Lake Orion Rochester Homestead: 28.5428 31.3304 31.8214 30.7304 Non-Homestead: 46.5428 49.3304 49.8214 48.7304 Utilities: DTE Energy (electric); Consumers Energy (gas); AT&T, UVerse, and Comcast (cable); Detroit water and sewer and private well and septic; trash pick up is independently contracted by homeowners. ORION TOWNSHIP

2525 Joslyn Road Lake Orion 48360 (248) 391-0304


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Milford & Milford Township

Milford Village 1100 Atlantic Street, Milford 48381

(248) 684-1515 • Population: 6,403 Income: $65,000

Milford Township 1100 Atlantic Street • Milford 48381

(248) 684-1515 • Population: 9,975 Income: $95,000

Milford Village is 2.5 square miles nestled in Milford Township on the south-central portion of Oakland County’s west border. It is easily accessed from both I-96 and M-59. The central business district is the commercial focal point for the surrounding area. The thriving downtown 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, tennis court, volleyball court, and ice rink. Fairgrounds Park is adjacent to the Senior Center for easy access to a picnic area and shuffleboard courts. Hubbell Pond Park is the site of the Village’s YMCA and Library. The Village is in the Huron Valley School District. Milford Township enjoys the exceptional recreational opportunities of Kensington Metropark. The park has over 4,000 acres of lakes, woods, beaches, and hiking trails. Nearby Proud Lake State Recreation Area has 1,100 acres and Camp Dearborn 600 acres making this truly an outdoor paradise. Numerous housing options draw a steady stream of potential residents. New construction, historic homes and established neighborhoods exhibit good value coupled with a broad array of creature comforts.

Highland Township

Highland Township Offices 205 North John Street, Highland 48357 (248) 887-3791 • Population: 18,909 Income: $95,000

Highland Township is on the central portion of Oakland County’s west border. This rolling, forested area of southeast Michigan features all the advantages of small-town country life with metropolitan amenities. The Huron Valley is well known for its outdoor recreation, including biking, camping, hiking, horseback riding, golfing, boating, fishing and skiing. The Township benefits from this well-established park system that includes Proud Lake Recreation Area, Highland Recreation Area, Highland Community Park, Kensington and Indian Springs Metroparks and Camp Dearborn. The exemplary Huron Valley School District offers programs for every student, from those needing special attention to accelerated and advanced placement courses. Michigan’s longest-running, optional year-round K-5 program is but one example of the district’s commitment to excellence.

Lyon Township

58000 Grand River Ave., New Hudson 48165 (248) 437-2240 • Population: 17,313 Income: $79,500

Lyon Township is a fast growing community and economic cornerstone of Oakland County. Located along the I-96 corridor Lyon Township’s 32 square miles boast easy access to 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 small-town atmosphere its residents enjoy. Proof is in the quality of the residential and retail development and ongoing revitalization, the excellent school systems serving the community and the many recreational options. Lyon Township will satisfy your family, business and recreational needs.

Others to Consider Sylvan Lake

City of Sylvan Lake 1820 Inverness, Sylvan Lake 48320 (248) 682-1440 Population: 1,782 Income: $80,000

Groveland Township

Groveland Township Hall 4695 Grange Hall Road, Holly 48442 (248) 634-4152 Population: 5,528 Income: $80,000


City of Clawson 425 N. Main, Clawson 48017 (248) 435-4500

Population: 11,798 Income: $60,000


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Brandon Township

City of Hazel Park 111 East Nine Mile Road Hazel Park 48030 (248) 546-4064

Brandon Township Hall 395 Mill Street, Ortonville 48462 (248) 627-2851


City of Pontiac 47450 Woodward, Pontiac 48342 (248) 758-3000

Lathrup Village 27400 Southfield Rd., Lathrup Village 48076 (248) 557-2600

Rose Township

Madison Heights

Population: 16,942 Income: $40,000

Population: 62,055 Income: $32,000

Rose Township Offices 9080 Mason Street, Holly 48442 (248) 634-7551

Population: 6,326 Income: $85,000


Population: 13,741 Income: $75,000

Lathrup Village

Population: 4,019 Income: $85,000

City of Madison Heights 300 W. Thirteen Mile Madison Heights 48071 (248) 583-0826

Population: 30,486 Income: $46,000

Oak Park

City of Oak Park 13600 Oak Park Blvd. Oak Park 48237 (248) 691-7400

Population: 29,111 Income: $50,000

South Lyon

South Lyon City Offices 335 S. Warren • South Lyon 48178 (248) 437-1735 • Population: 12,302 Income: $92,000

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Royal Oak

City of Royal Oak 211 S. Williams St., Royal Oak 48067 • (248) 246-3000 Population: 59,016 Income: $68,000

Centrally located in Oakland County, Royal Oak has I-75, I-696 and Woodward Avenue as its major access roads. Its location and bustling downtown has made it the “go to” place for entertainment, shopping and dining. It’s the perfect place for families to put down roots or businesses to start up. Royal Oak has a great respect for diversity which is reflected in its truly eclectic composition. The population represents a diverse mix of individuals of all age groups and incomes. A proactive government, progressive Downtown Development Authority and a strong Chamber of Commerce combine forces to create a strong business environment with lots of downtown events to foster Royal Oak’s unique sense of community. When you think of Royal Oak please be aware – Royal Oak is the place to come to, not pass through. But, Pleasant ridge is an urban oasis in every sense of the word.

Pleasant Ridge

Pleasant Ridge City Office 23925 Woodward Ave., Pleasant Ridge 48069 (248) 541-2900 • Population: 2,505 Income: $110,000

Pleasant Ridge is a small jewel of a community just north of Ferndale along Woodward Avenue. Within its .5 square mile borders are picturesque parks and a busy community center. The community center hosts numerous programs and activities and includes a pool and state of the art wellness center. Pleasant Ridge’s housing is upscale with historic homes on quiet neighborhoods streets. Many of the homes are listed on the national Register of Historic Places. The city is uniquely situated to take advantage of the shopping, dining and entertainment attractions of the “other” Woodward Corridor communities.

Nearby I-696 provides access to the Metro Detroit expressway system making Pleasant Ridge one of the most convenient places to live in the region. Simply put, Pleasant ridge is an urban oasis in every sense of the word.

Huntington Woods

City of Huntington Woods 26815 Scotia Road, Huntington Woods 48070 (248) 541-4300 • Population: 6,354 Income: $105,000

Huntington Woods is a mature, suburban community. It enjoys a reputation as a highly desirable place to live because of its tranquil neighborhoods. Homes are traditional in appearance with well-maintained lawns and plantings. The grid pattern of neighborhood streets is distinctive with many streets having bends and curves, including the distinctive “hill” area.

Huntington Woods 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 owns and operates a full service library, art gallery and cultural center. It is served by the Berkley School District.


City of Berkley 3338 Coolidge Highway • Berkley 48072 (248) 658-3300 • Population: 15,080 Income: $70,000


Ferndale City Office 300 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale 48220 (248) 546-2360 • Population: 19,888 Income: $55,000

Ferndale calls itself “Good Neighbor” – it fits as hundreds of residents serve in voluntary capacities at all levels within the City. This is a community that has gone through a transformation of substantial proportion. You can literally feel the energy of this unpretentious suburb that shares a common border with the City of Detroit. Restaurants, one-of-a-kind retail stores and numerous fine art galleries are creating a destination point for the residents of and visitors to the Metro Detroit area. Ferndale’s vibrant shopping district gives its citizens numerous reasons to take long walks on sunny days no matter the season. It is a community that prides itself on its diversity, sense of humor and “walk to a different drum” urban spirit. With town center at Woodward and Nine Mile Road, this is a special community waiting to be your best friend!

Berkley is a small city that benefits from its close proximity to larger communities. Civic organizations, merchants, and the City ensure that the heritage of the city is preserved. Every May since 1926 the city celebrates Berkley Days, a celebration of community spirit; in August the Berkley Cruisefest kicks off the Woodward Dream Cruise; and in December the Berkley Christmas Parade and tree lighting starts the Christmas season. Berkley is known countywide for its high level of services. In the winter, you know you’re in Berkley by the snow plowed streets. There is also a weekly leaf collection in the fall.

Berkley was incorporated in 1926. Like other mature cities, its residential areas are composed of single family detached homes. Its downtown centers on Twelve Mile Road and Coolidge Highway intersection. Woodward Avenue provides another shopping district. The Berkley School District and Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools service the educational needs of the community. 61

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Birmingham is a vibrant and prosperous community that has been able to maintain the feel of a small town while offering the benefits of an affluent urban area. Having been named one of the country’s “Top 20 Most Walkable Communities” Birmingham boasts a diverse assortment of fine shops, restaurants, salons, spas, art galleries, antique dealers and clothiers. This unusually high quality of life stems partly from the commitment and involvement of its citizens. Residents are elected, volunteer or are appointed to a variety of commissions, councils, committees and boards that work to maintain Birmingham’s pedestrian friendly downtown and strengthen its beautiful tree-lined neighborhoods. The City is also home to two top-rated nine-hole golf courses and beautiful award-winning parks. Housing in Birmingham is primarily single-family homes of exceptional value in distinctive neighborhoods. Although there are few remaining building sites the city has experienced a remarkable “building boom” in recent years featuring

renovations, enlargements and new construction in place of older less functional dwellings. Upscale townhomes, condominiums and lofts, some of which offer live/work environments have also been introduced. This continual reinvestment in housing stock has resulted in a wide variety of home styles and stable property values.

Education in Birmingham is highly valued. The schools, both public and private, offer a tradition of academic excellence that consistently rank them as some of the finest schools in the country. Students routinely demonstrate achievement through high scores on national and state aptitude tests. Sports and extra-curricular activities are an important part of Birmingham’s successful education system. These activities benefitimmeasurably from the involvement and investment made by the parents, businesses and community leadership of Birmingham.

With so much to offer, Birmingham welcomes you as a place to “live, shop and play.”

ADDENDUM: Birmingham Area: 4.8 Sq. Miles Economic Base: Residential with significant concentration of retail, restaurants

and professional offices.

Government: City Manager, Mayor - Council Location: Situated on the Woodward Corridor between 14 Mile Rd. and

Big Beaver, approximately 7 miles north of the Detroit border.

Housing: Median sale price - $338,000 (April 2015) Income: Median household $102,000 Population: 22,307 (Jan. 2015) Libraries: Baldwin Public Library, 300 Merrill, Birmingham 48009,

(248) 647-1700,

Medical Services: William Beaumont (Royal Oak), Providence – St. John (Southfield), St. Joseph Mercy (Pontiac) (See Health Care Section)



Newspapers: Birmingham Bloomfield Eccentric, Birmingham Bloomfield Eagle Parks and Recreation: Numerous community parks with wide variety of amenities, including tennis courts, play structures and nature trails. Two 9-hole golf courses, ice rink, dog park, senior center, outdoor fairs and music concerts. Birmingham Community Education offers programs and camps for all ages. Post Office: 1221 Bowers, Birmingham 48012, (800) ask-usps, Protection: Full Time Police (248) 530-1870 and Fire (248) 530-1900

departments. Emergency 911.

Schools: Birmingham Public Schools – (See school grid) Tax Rates 2014 Millage Rates (per $1,000 taxable value) Homestead 45.1097, Non-Homestead 53.8857

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Transportation: Bus service on Woodward Ave. and Maple Rd. Curb service with advance registration. Call (866) 926-5515. Senior transport call (248) 203-5270. Amtrak train service; station is located at 2051 Villa Rd. (800) 872-7245, Utilities: Electric: DTE Energy; Gas: Consumers Power; Cable and Internet: Comcast, AT&T and Wide Open West, Detroit Water & Sewer, City trash pickup CITY OFFICES: City of Birmingham

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Bloomfield Township Bloomfield Township is one of the most desirable communities in the State of Michigan for your business or home. Known for its natural beauty, it features rolling hills, winding roads and scenic lakes and streams. Located in proximity to the region’s major expressways and thoroughfares, it is 26 square miles and has a population of 41,000. Ninety-five percent of the Township is residential. Houses range from small, affordable homes to grand estates. Many of the region’s top executives live in Bloomfield Township because of its amenities and excellent public services. Education is a high priority for most Township residents. Bloomfield Hills Schools and Birmingham Public Schools are the main public school systems, with Avondale and Pontiac schools covering small areas. A number of private schools with national reputations for excellence are also within the Township’s borders.

Reflecting the area’s rich cultural mix, many of the world’s religions are represented by places of worship in the community, such as Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church, Temple Beth El and the Muslim Unity Center. Several well-known landmarks are located within the Township, most notably Oakland Hills Country Club. Bloomfield Township is home to a wide range of businesses, from international headquarters to specialty boutiques. Most of these are located along the Telegraph Rd., Maple Rd., Square Lake Rd. and Woodward Ave. corridors. Sound management practices have resulted in a recent AAA bond rating from Standard and Poor’s. Bloomfield Township delivers a full range of top-quality public services. If you are looking for a home for your family or your business, consider Bloomfield Township – it’s where you’ll want to be!

ADDENDUM: Bloomfield Township Area: 26 Sq. Miles Economic Base: 95% residential, some retail, small and large businesses along major roads. Government: Charter Township; Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, Trustees Housing: Median Sale Price $330,000 (April 2015) Income: $115,000 Population: 41,996 (Jan. 2015) Library: Bloomfield Township, 1099 Lone Pine, (248) 642-5800, Local Newspapers: Birmingham Bloomdfield Eccentric,

Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle, Location: Inkster to Adams Rd., 14 Mile to Square Lake Rd. with easy access to Woodward, Telegraph, I-75 and I-696

Medical Services: Beaumont, Henry Ford, Doctors Hospital of Michigan, St.Joseph (See “Health Care” section) Parks and Recreation: Extensive safety path/hiking trail system, numerous programs through the Birmingham and Bloomfield Schools and Oakland County Parks (See “Sports & Recreation” section).



Post Office: 2050 South, Bloomfield Hills; 2211 S. Telegraph, Bloomfield Hills; 1221 Bowers, Birmingham;; 800-ASK-USPS Protection: Full time police and fire protection. Schools: Avondale, Birmingham, International Academy, Bloomfield Hills, Pontiac (See “Education”) Seniors: BTSS Senior Center, 4315 Andover Rd., (248) 723-3500, (closed Sundays) Transportation: (248) 723-3500 Tax Rates 2014:

Avondale Birmingham Bloomfield Hills Pontiac Bloomfield Village

Homestead 38.1401 43.4641 40.0938 34.1101 45.0961

Non-Homestead 56.1401 52.1401 49.9375 52.1101 53.7721

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Bingham Farms

Bingham Farms Village Office 24255 West Thirteen Mile Road, Suite 190, Bingham Farms 48025 (248) 644-0044 • (248) 644-3254 Fax • Population: 1,084 Income: $139,000 Bingham Farms is a small community not much more than a square mile in size. Incorporated in 1955, the village is unique in that it has virtually no retail establishments, yet it is home to significant commercial/office developments on its Telegraph Road boundary. Although squarely in the path of Telegraph Road’s development Bingham Farms has maintained its rural charm. Most of the Village is made up of scenic wooded lots with exceptional homes. The Village of 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 area with world-class shopping, dining and entertainment. Birmingham Public Schools service Bingham Farm residents with a number of nationally renowned private schools nearby.

Transportation: SMART bus fixed routes and connector. Curb-to-curb advanced reservation service: (866) 962-5515, Bloomfield Township senior services transport (248) 723-3500. Utilities: Comcast Cable, DTE Energy, Consumers Energy, AT&T (U-Verse), Detroit Water & Sewer (water). TOWNSHIP OFFICES:

4200 Telegraph Rd. Bloomfield Hills, 48303 (248) 433-7700

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Beverly Hills

Village of Beverly Hills 18500 W. Thirteen Mile Road, Beverly Hills 48025 (248) 646-6404 • Population: 10,248 Income: $105,000

Beverly Hills is primarily a bedroom community with a variety of housing options consisting of colonials, ranches and condominiums. Some apartment options are also available. Prices vary substantially offering opportunities for first time buyers as well as those looking to upgrade. As a mature village Beverly Hills has many attractive characteristics. It features a riverside park and subdivisions with winding tree-lined streets. Beverly Hills has a limited retail presence, with its primary shopping, dining and entertainment minutes away in Birmingham. Beverly Hills draws a number of other benefits from its close proximity to Birmingham. Residents enjoy Birmingham Public Schools, its library, recreational facilities and activities and a number of social services. Beverly Hills is a community of possibilities, opportunities and amenities in a very affordable package.

Bloomfield Hills

City of Bloomfield Hills 45 E. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills 48304 (248) 644-1520 • Population: 4,084 Income: $170,000

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Village of Franklin 32325 Franklin Road, Franklin 48025 (248) 626-9666 • Population: 3,306 Income: $139,300 The Village of 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 of the village 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 beautiful natural surrounding of lushly wooded hills and winding country roads. Residents have easy access to the Metro Detroit highway system that puts all the amenities of a large metropolitan community at their disposal. Franklin children attend Birmingham Public Schools, one of the best school systems in the state. They can also opt to attend one of the area’s many award winning private schools.

The active involvement of residents in their community is the underlying strength of Franklin and one of the many reason why Franklinites are proud to live in “The Town that Time Forgot.”

Because of its small size and limited population Bloomfield Hills features beautiful residential settings and an exclusive quality of life. Houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Eero Saarinen, J. Robert F. Swanson and Minoru Yamasaki can be found with many of these estates graciously secluded behind ivied walls and lush landscaping. Caretaker or in-law cottages, terraced gardens and ponds, private tennis courts and swimming pools are standard features for these homes. Private schools, religious institutions and private clubs occupy approximately 10-15% of Bloomfield Hills acreage. The Cranbrook Educational Community alone covers 315 acres. While most of these clubs and institutions do not pay taxes the contribution they make to the unique social, spiritual and intellectual lifestyle of Bloomfield Hills cannot be duplicated or replaced.

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West Bloomfield Township

West Bloomfield Township Hall 4550 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield 48325 (248) 451-4800 • Population: 66,179 Income: $100,000 Unique settings combining privacy with nature make West Bloomfield a special place the live. Housing styles reflect the diversity of values and desired amenities of an evolving community. 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 in West Bloomfield. 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 has extensive recreation and the Jewish Community Center is also located in the Township providing its own set of recreational, educational and cultural programs. And if you’re into shopping, West Bloomfield has a number of malls and shopping areas along Orchard Lake and Haggerty Roads. West Bloomfield Schools is the primary school district serving the Township with some students going to the Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Farmington, Pontiac, Walled Lake and Waterford School Districts.


Wixom Municipal Center 49045 Pontiac Trail, Wixom 48393 (248) 624-4557 • Population: 15,182 Income: $55,000 Wixom has easy access to I-96, US-23 and M-5, which makes this community only minutes away from the excellent shopping, major downtown areas and most cultural facilities and recreational areas of Southeast Michigan. This has positioned Wixom as one of the faster growing cities of Oakland County. Wixom maintains the best of country living within the urban fringe, having one of the lower tax rates in Oakland County because of its industrial base. Wixom is pedestrian –friendly and boasts diverse housing options with apartment, condominiums, single-family and lakeside properties. Within the City are public fishing sites and golf courses, state parks, county parks and numerous private recreational facilities. 66


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Orchard Lake Village & Keego Harbor

City of Orchard Lake Village 3955 Orchard Lake Road Orchard Lake 48323 (248) 682-2400 Population: 2,405 Income: $150,000

City of keego Harbor 2025 Beechmont, PO Box 665 Keego Harbor 48320 (248) 682-1930 Population: 3,217 Income: $55,000

The City of Orchard Lake Village is a tiny residential community located in the shadows of West Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Township. It is one of the area’s most upscale communities. Orchard Lake Village has multi-million dollar homes nestled in wooded areas and 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. With limited retail, this community is focused on recreation and relaxation.

Keego Harbor is just up the road from Orchard Lake Village and shares many of the same sources of services. The children of Keego Harbor attend West Bloomfield Schools. The library of Keego Harbor is the West Bloomfield Library. And while both communities have their own police departments, both contract for fire protection with West Bloomfield. Keego Harbor is a quiet community that steadily brings improvements to its residents through efficient and effective government. Its new city hall is a symbol of the progress this tiny suburb continues to make.


Walled Lake

City of Walled Lake 1499 E. West Maple Road, Walled Lake 48390 (248) 624-4847 • Population: 7,085 Income: $50,000 Less than three square miles, Walled Lake is home to more than 27 restaurants and two large shopping plazas of independent merchants and national chains stores. Walled Lake has evolved from a summer enclave to a year round community that offers a wide range of housing options. 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. Mercer Beach, located in the old downtown district is ADA accessible and has a seaside themed playscape, benches, bathroom facilities and safety wall. The City’s largest park is Hiram Sims, a 15-acre site featuring a pond, fitness track, ball field, tennis courts and playground equipment. Walled Lake Consolidated Schools serve this community.

Commerce Township

Charter Township of Commerce 2009 Township Drive, Commerce Township 48390 (248) 624-0110 or (248) 360-1050 • Population: 37,134 Income: $85,000

Commerce Township’s winding roads around the lakes provide pleasant views with every bend in the road. Its early history was that of a summer playground for Detroit residents who built summer cottages here. Over the years these cottages were turned into year-round homes, which have given way to spectacular new homes that take advantage of this watershed wonderland. Residents choose this area for its off-the-beaten-path location. However, the extension of M-5 provides residents with access to the Metro transportation system and the many retail shopping areas that serve the area. Development in the Township features a new civic campus with 120 acres of park-like open space. Proud Lake State Recreation Area occupies a big parcel of the Township and nine industrial parks help support the Township tax base.

White Lake Township

White Lake Township Office 7525 Highland Road, White Lake 48383 (248) 698-3300 • Population: 31,355 Income: $75,000

White Lake Township is approximately 37 square miles, centrally located in Oakland County. The 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! This is rural residential and lakes living at its best. At the same time, the Township benefits from its proximity to the commercial corridor along M-59. With a blend of new home developments and older established neighborhoods White Lake Township is a community that appeals to everyone.

Village of Wolverine Lake

Village of Wolverine Lake 425 Glengary Road, Wolverine Lake 48390 (248) 624-1710 • Population: 4,325 Income: $75,000

The Village of 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 or business district. Some of the subdivision parks have swimming beaches and boat launch facilities so residents can fully enjoy the lake. Visitors and residents may launch their boats 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 Town ship and Gilbert Willis Park in the City of Wixom.

Waterford Township

Waterford Township 5200 Civic Center Drive, Waterford 48329 248) 674-3111 • Population: 72,504 Income: $60,000 Located in the center of Oakland County, and including 3,080 acres of lakes, Waterford Township is known as the “Lakeland Paradise.” The lakes, location and auto industry brought rapid population growth to this area. Most of Waterford is singlefamily residential, however recent growth in apartments and condominiums has diversified the housing inventory. 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.

Recreation revolves around the two best known lakes in Oakland County, Cass and Elizabeth Lakes, which have both 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 and nature trails and “The Wave”, a 475,000-gallon wave action swimming pool. In the winter there is “The Fridge,” a refrigerated toboggan run located in the park. Fun for the whole family - this is rural residential and lakes living at its best. 67

Macomb County Consisting of 484 square miles Macomb County is north of Detroit with 34 miles of coastline along Lake St. Clair. It offers a wide array of amenities, remarkable recreation and a pro-growth business environment. Macomb also is home to three of the ten largest communities in Michigan – Warren, Sterling Heights and Clinton Township. Macomb equals Quality of Life!

Resources For Residents Macomb County Offices

40 N. Main, Mount Clemens 48043

Green Macomb

County Clerk ..................................(586) 469-5120 County Executive...........................(586) 469-7001 Register of Deeds ..........................(586) 469-7953 Community Service Agency...........(586) 469-6999 Election Department......................(586) 469-5209 Finance ...........................................(586) 469-5250 Land File.........................................(586) 469-5312 Michigan State University Ext........(586) 469-5180 Recreation and Green Spaces .......(586) 469-5285 Planning & Economic Development .(586) 469-5285 Senior Citizens ...............................(586) 469-5228 Sheriff’s Office................................(586) 469-5151 Treasurer’ Office ............................(586) 469-5190 Veteran’s Services ..........................(586) 469-5315 Macomb County Animal Shelter

21417 Dunham Rd., Clinton Twp. 48036 (586) 469-5115

Dog Licensing, Lost and Found, Rescue, Adoption

Macomb County Circuit Court

40 N. Main St., Mt. Clemens 48043 (586) 469-5100 • Jury (586) 469-6793

Macomb County Probate Court

Mental Health Division 440 N. Rose, Mt Clemens 48043 (586) 469-5320



Farmers Market

141 N. River Rd., Mt. Clemens (586)493-7600 •


Roseville Macomb Township New Baltimore Sterling Heights Utica Washington Township


Armada Twp. & Village of Armada Bruce Township Centerline Chesterfield Twp. Clinton Twp. Eastpointe Fraser Harrison Twp. Lenox Twp. & Village of New Haven Mt. Clemens Ray Twp. Richmond & Richmond Twp. St. Clair Shores Shelby Twp. Village of Romeo Warren

Open May thru November, Friday & Saturdays 7:00am - 1:00pm

District Court Information Local courts, traffic, civil and criminal matters with exception.

Macomb County Probate Court

Wills and Estates 21850 Dunham Road, Mt. Clemens 48043 (586) 469-5290

Population Estimate 869,158 January 2015 69

Community ProfileS

lakeside Communities

The Lakeside Communities

In a state blessed with an abundance of water, the 31 mile shoreline of Macomb County stands out as a very special place to live, work or play. Unique residential communities allow avid boaters to park their craft right in their own front yard.

Chesterfield Township Chesterfield Township Offices 47275 Sugarbush Road, Chesterfield 48047 (586) 949-0400 • (586) 949-4108 Population: 44,963 Income: $70,000

Located along the shore of Lake St. Clair, Chesterfield Township is one of the gateway communities that provide residents of Metro Detroit access to the Great Lakes. Encompassing an area of approximately 26 square miles Chesterfield Township was established in 1842 and became a Charter Township in 1989. Three school districts serve Chesterfield Township families. They are Anchor Bay, L’Anse Creuse and New Haven. The quality of Township services is also impressive. With expansive parks, youth and senior centers and an attentive local government, residents also benefit from a diversified commercial base. It continues to be one of the County’s fastest growing communities as newcomers to the area 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 • Population: 25,995 Income: $55,000

Harrison Township is 14.6 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 the Macomb Community College and Mt. Clemens Library. Harrison Township is for the outdoor enthusiast. Residents enjoy a host of water related recreation as you would expect with its proximity to Lake St. Clair. With the Clinton River flowing through the heart of the township boating is king in this part of Macomb County. 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. The base has a long history of contribution to the defense of the United States and continues to play a vital role in homeland security.

St. Clair Shores

City of St. Clair Shores 27600 Jefferson Circle Dr., St. Clair Shores 48081 (586) 447-3303 • Population: 60,652 Income: $53,000

The City of St. Clair Shores is often 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 both on the land and the water. Located approximately 13 miles northeast of downtown Detroit, the community is 90% residential with tree-lined streets and well-cared for homes in a number of 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 revitalization of Harper Avenue supports restaurants, retail establishments and services for residents and visitors alike. St. Clair Shores is above all a place where people have time for people. Ask our residents and they will tell you, “St. Clair Shores is a great place to call home.”

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City of New Baltimore

New Baltimore is located on the north shore of Anchor Bay on Lake St. Clair. With easy access to the Metro Detroit highway system, this jewel of a town is just 30 minutes from downtown Detroit. New Baltimore offers a scenic waterfront with a public beach, convenient downtown shopping district and a number of parks with fishing, ball diamonds, soccer fields, sledding hill, play structures, skate board park, and hiking paths. The Recreation Department offers camps, classes and programs for all ages. The City hosts numerous town festivals & special events. Quaint getaway cottages have given way to dazzling lakefront homes. Residential options include both single and multi-family. New Baltimore has been able to maintain its small town charm even with significant development. This charm and the city’s convenience to the rest of Metro Detroit make it a special place to live and raise your family.

Named 2015 “100 Safest Cities in America” by the “SafeWise Report”, the authority on safety and home security news.

82.8% Home Ownership Rate - Top City in Michigan ADDENDUM — New Baltimore

Area: 4.6 Sq. Miles Economic Base: Residential, retail and restaurants, light industrial Government: Strong Mayoral form of Government Location: 30 minutes northeast of Detroit Housing: Median home value - $197,600 Income: Median household income - $83,278 Population: 13,078 (Dec 2014) Libraries: Mac Donald Public Library, 36480 Main Street, (586) 725-0273 Medical Services: Henry Ford Macomb, McLaren Macomb, Harbor Oaks Hospital. (See “Health Care” section) Parks and Recreation: Maynard Aurand Memorial Park has a variety of amenities including sledding hill, skate park/ice rink, baseball diamonds, basketball courts and soccer field. The Downtown Waterfront Park can be used for swimming, fishing, picnicking and has volleyball courts. The Parks and Recreation program guide is online and has activities for all ages including day trips for seniors. Post Office: 35339 23 Mile Rd. 48047 800-ASK-USPS.

Protection: Full Service Police (586) 725-2181 and Fire (586) 725-0990 Schools: Anchor Bay School District - NCA Accredited, (See “Education”section.) Tax Rate in Mills: (per $1,000 taxable value) Homestead: 42.5453 Non-Homestead: 59.5453 Transportation: Fixed route bus service along Gratiot Avenue, curb-to-curb advance reservation service available on the SMART Connector. (866) 962-5515, Community Shuttle service is offered through the Richmond Lenox EMS (586) 749-7713 Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), SEMCO (gas), AT&T, U Verse and Comcast (cable), Waste Management trash and recycling ( CITY OFFICES New Baltimore City Offices 36535 Green Street, New Baltimore, 48047 (586) 725-2151, 71

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City of Warren One City Square, Warren 48093 (586) 574-4557 (Clerks Office) ● Population: 134,803 Income: $50,000

Warren is Michigan’s 3rd largest city in population and clearly 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 an 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. Centrally located with easy access to the rest of the Metro Detroit via I-696, Warren’s award winning Civic Center and City Square has a number of development opportunities available for new business, be it a new economy start up or existing business looking to expand. Get the red carpet treatment when you come to Warren!

Center Line

City of Center Line 7070 E. Ten Mile Road, Center Line 48015 (586) 757-6800 • Population: 8,516 Income: $34,000

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 an area of single-family home neighborhoods supported by a strong industrial tax base. Folklore has it that the name Center Line comes from an old Indian trail that ran through the area along what is now Sherwood Avenue. Its parks and recreation department is active and 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.



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Fraser City Offices 33000 Garfield, Fraser 48026 (586) 293-3100 • Population: 14,027 Income: $55,000

Incorporated in 1957, Fraser saw its largest growth during the 1960’s. Located approximately 15 miles north of Detroit and 5 miles to the west of Lake St. Clair the city consists primarily of single-family residential neighborhoods. Capably served by the Fraser School District and a full time public safety department, Fraser has been able to keep its small town feel while benefiting from the many nearby metro area 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.


Eastpointe City Offices 23200 Gratiot Ave., Eastpointe 48021 (586) 445-3661 • Population: 33,457 Income: $50,000

Eastpointe is a mature suburbanized community of primarily brick single-family homes and relatively stable population. This middle-class community continually works to maintain and upgrade its neighborhoods and housing stock, and in recent years, has been proactive in revitalizing its commercial centers along the Gratiot Avenue and Nine Mile Road corridors. Nearby access to I-94 and I-696 make it easy for residents to enjoy a night on the town or plan a day trip to any of the many Metro Detroit attractions. Residents are well served by the ample shopping areas, businesses and professional establishments located within or in close proximity to the city. East Detroit Public Schools, South Lake Schools and Macomb Intermediate School District handle the educational needs of Eastpointe.

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• Business friendly and Michigan’s First Redevelopment Ready Certified Community • Located 3 miles west of Lake Saint Clair, containing 31 miles of freshwater shoreline • Located close to major transportation routes, rail and port access and international trade corridor • Diversified land use to accomodate commercial, office, retail, and manufacturing uses • Variety of housing options, quality schools, and neighborhoods • Close proximity to the nightlife, recreational opportunities, major sporting and cultural venues of downtown Detroit

Rethink. Rediscover. Reinvest. ADDENDUM — Roseville

Area: 9.861 Sq. Miles Economic Base: Wide variety of commercial and industrial along with residential. Government: City Manager, Mayor - Council Location: Located 15 miles northeast of downtown Detroit, 3 miles west of Lake Saint Clair. Easy access to I-94 and I-696. Housing: Median Sale Price - $58,000 (2015) Income: Median household $41,000 Population: 48,112 Libraries: Roseville Public Library, 29777 Gratiot Ave., Roseville 48066, (586) 445-5407, Medical Services: St. John Macomb-Oakland (See Health Care Section) Newspapers: Macomb Daily –, Eastsider –, Macomb Patch (online news) – Parks and Recreation: There are eight community parks offering a wide variety of amenities. Recreation center, senior center and the Recreation Authority provide a full range of programs for all ages.

Post Office: 30550 Gratiot. (586) 285-2035, Protection: Non-emergency Fire: (586) 445-5444, Non-emergency Police (586) 775-2100. Emergencies 911. Schools: Roseville Community Schools –, Fraser School District – Tax Rates 2014 Millage Rates (per $1,000 taxable value) Fraser: Homestead 48.4467 Non-Homestead 66.4467 Roseville: Homestead 50.8467 Non-Homestead 68.8467 Utilities: Electric: DTE Energy; Gas: Consumers Power and Southeast Michigan Gas; Cable and Internet: Comcast, AT&T and Wide Open West, Detroit Water & Sewer, City trash pickup (586)445-5470 (See “Basics”) CITY OFFICES: City of Roseville P.O. Box 290 29777 Gratiot Ave. Roseville, 48066 (586) 445-5443, 73

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Center of the County




Macomb Township is located in the center of Macomb County and the heart of the world. It is one of the fastest growing communities in Macomb County and in the State of Michigan. With a population of over 80,000, and consisting of nearly 36 square miles, Macomb Township is one of the most financially solvent and most stable communities in the State of Michigan. Location: Centrally located within Macomb County, Macomb Township offers residents easy access to Detroit, Mt .Clemens (the County Seat), and Lake St. Clair. Originally settled in 1831, Macomb Township is located approximately 30 miles north of Detroit, within minutes of exceptional shopping, dining, and entertainment. With easy access to I-94 and bordered by M-59 (Hall Road), we offer a superior industrial/ commercial corridor for growth, while being carefully balanced with our beautiful residential neighborhoods and wonderful parks. ADDENDUM — Macomb Township Area: 36 Sq. Miles Economic Base: Small/medium shops related to the automobile industry. Government: General law township served by a Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer and 4 Trustees Location: 35 Miles north of Detroit. Housing: Median Sale Price $231,000 (2015) Income: Median household $83,245 Population: 87,070 Dog Licenses: Macomb County Animal Shelter (586) 469-5115 Libraries: Clinton-Macomb Library North Branch, 16800 24 Mile Rd. Macomb Towhship 48042 • (586) 226-5082 Medical Services: St. John Medical Center, Beaumont, Henry Ford Macomb, McLaren-Macomb (See Health Care Section)

Newspapers: Macomb Daily –, Advisor and Source –, Macomb Chronicle –, Macomb Patch (online news) –, The Macomb Voice - Parks and Recreation: 92,000 sq. foot recreation center offers classes and includes workout area, 2 pools, “lazy river,“ water slide, hot tub, 2 gyms, indoor track, 3 party rooms, child watch and indoor playground; 3 parks with numerous amenities - baseball diamonds, soccer and football fields, sand volleyball courts, inline skating rink, picnic pavilions and play grounds 1 mile walking path, summer concert series and a movie under the stars.

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Heart of the World

Quality of Life: Macomb Township was recognized in 2012 by CNN/Money Magazine as ranking

85th in their list of the best places to live in the country. We boast a state of the art Recreation Center, multiple township parks with picnic pavilions, 6 ball diamonds, 7 soccer fields, 2 sand volleyball courts, an inline skating rink, play-scapes, restroom facilities, concession facilities, and mile – long walking paths. Our 94 acre Macomb Corners Park was awarded “Outstanding Park Design: 2013-2014” by the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association, and recent renovations to the 17 acre Waldenburg Park have included an ADA Accessible Children’s Playscape. Additionally, our community has 4 public golf courses within our township. The Mall at Partridge Creek and Lakeside Mall are located just south of the township, and Lake St. Clair Metropark is located about 10 miles southeast. Boating, camping, nature trails and other outdoor recreational opportunities surround us, and are just a few minutes’ drive away. Education and Enrichment: Macomb Township is home to four highly awarded and recognized school districts: Chippewa Valley, L’Anse Creuse, New Haven Community and Utica Community. The Macomb Community College Campus is located just across our major border artery (M-59), which in addition to being one of the nation’s leading community colleges, is home to the Macomb Center for Performing Arts and Lorenzo Center. And right here, close to home, our professionally staffed Recreation Department continually offers educational and enrichment programs for individuals and families of all ages. Post Office: 42383 Garfield – Clinton Township, 58480 Main St. New Haven, 58757 Van Dyke – Washington Township. (800) 275-8777, (for all), Protection: Fire: 4 stations – (586) 677-1262 Police – Macomb County Sheriff (586) 469-5151. Emergencies 911. Schools: Chippewa Valley Schools, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools –, New Haven Community Schools –, Utica Community Schools – Seniors: Marvin Blank Senior Center, 51210 Alma Drive, Macomb 48042, (586) 992-2900; Community Transportation is provided by The SMART Connector:, 866-962-5515

Tax Rates 2014 Millage Rates (per $1,000 taxable value) Chippewa Valley: Homestead 28.4309 Non-Homestead 46.4309 L’Anse Creuse: Homestead 27.7809 Non-Homestead 45.7809 New Haven: Homestead 27.7809 Non-Homestead 45.7809 Utica: Homestead 24.6309 Non-Homestead 42.5625 UTILITIES: Electric: DTE Energy; Gas: Consumers Power and Southeast Michigan Gas; Cable and Internet: Comcast, AT&T; Detroit Water & Sewer; Waste Management for trash and recycling 800-796-9696 (See “Basics” for more information.) TOWNSHIP OFFICES: Macomb Township 54111 Broughton Rd., Macomb, 48042 (586) 992-0710 •

visiting, we welcome you to a viable and energetic community!

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It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the City of Utica. Utica is an example of small town life with all of the amenities of the larger communities in the Detroit metro area. Our schools, both parochial and public, are some of the best in the State of Michigan. Churches abound, as do pleasant walking paths, four parks, unique historic homes and specialty shops. Whether it is regional shopping venues or friendly “Mom and Pop” enterprises, Utica has something for everyone to enjoy. Founded over 198 years ago on the banks of the Clinton River at the intersection of two ancient Indian paths, Utica has kept pace with the needs of modern times. With well equipped and highly trained Police and Fire departments, and an excellent Department of Public Works, Utica is recognized as a full service City with all the resources needed for residents and businesses alike. The leadership of the City of Utica prizes its high quality of life and strives to always improve its provision of services Utica is located in the west central area of Macomb County occupying an area of approximately 1.9 square miles. Utica shares services and facilities with Shelby Township. Residents take advantage of the shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities located in nearby Sterling Heights. The community also benefits from having the award- winning Utica Community Schools and some of the best parochial schools as its educational assets. Behind the small town charm is a bustling commercial community serving the Metro Detroit area. Located on M-59, access to the major highway system of southeast Michigan is as easy as it gets. Newcomers will soon find what everyone who lives in Utica has long known this is a outstanding community in which to live and work. It is without a doubt one of the premier locations to raise a family. From the “ Pioneer City” to a modern, progressive and well kept small town, the City of Utica offers a great opportunity for businesses and families to take root. We are very proud to announce that baseball is coming to Utica in 2016. Our new ballpark will open in May and will feature professional teams with players aspiring to be major league ballplayers one day soon. This is one more reason "U need to be in Utica." Welcome!

Jacqueline K Noonan Mayor of Utica




Area: 1.9 sq. miles. Economic Base: Commercial, retail and residential

Government: Mayor and 6 member council Location: 12 miles north of Detroit in West Central Macomb County Housing: Median sale price $176,000 (2015) Income: Median household $46,250 (2014) Population: 4,808 Library: Utica Public Library, 7530 Auburn Rd., 48317, (586) 731-414 Medical Services: Henry Ford Macomb Hospital and Health Center (See “Health Care” section.) Newspaper: Shelby-Utica News Advisor and Source Parks and Recreation: Heritage and Memorial Parks, canoe launch and fishing pier, hike and bike trail. Recreation programs provided through Shelby Township. (586) 731-0300. Post Office Branches: 8785 Hall Rd., 48317 (586) 983-2359 Protection: Full Service Police (586) 731-2345 and Fire Department (586) 731-1313 Schools: Utica Community, (See “Education” Section.) Tax Rates (2014): Homestead: 43.0693 Non-homestead: 61.0009 Transportation: Fixed route bus service along VanDyke Rd., curb-to-curb service through the SMART Connector with advance reservations. (866) 962-5515, Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T, Comcast, Wide Open West (phone, TV, internet). (See “Basics” section.) CITY OFFICE:

Utica 7550 Auburn Rd., Utica 48317 (586) 739-1600 •

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Shelby Township

Shelby Township Municipal Offices 52700 Van Dyke, Shelby Township 48316 (586) 731-5100 • Population: 78,477 Income: $65,000 Shelby Township is primarily a residential community with some commercial and industrial development. The Township is located just north of M-59 on the Oakland/ Macomb County border. It offers tranquil settings with large houses situated on generous lots that take full advantage of the gently rolling hills and thickly wooded areas. The township is steadily transforming itself from rural and agricultural to sophisticated suburban. Conveniently located to most of the major shopping areas in Macomb and Oakland counties this community takes advantage of all the Metro Detroit amenities while preserving its pristine beauty and idyllic environment. Shelby Township’s backyard is Stoney Creek Metropark. An array of municipal parks is also available with ball diamonds, soccer fields, ice skating/ roller hockey rinks, a skateboard park and much more. The senior’s center has numerous activities and the Township’s children benefit from the quality instruction they receive from the Rochester, Romeo and Utica school systems.

Clinton Township

Clinton Township Offices 40700 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Township 48038 (586) 286-9422 • Population: 100,529 Income: $50,000 Clinton Township has the largest population of any township in Michigan. Only 8 cities have a larger population than Clinton Township. 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 open-air regional shopping center – the Mall at Partridge Creek. Residents enjoy a wide-range of housing options and recreational opportunities, including a non-motorized link to Metro Beach Metropark in neighboring Harrison Township. Chippewa Valley, Clintondale, Fraser, L’Anse Creuse and Mt. Clemens are the school systems for the Township. Clinton Township is also home to several top line medical facilities and the Clinton-Macomb District Library.



Mount Clemens

City of Mount Clemens One Crocker Blvd., Mount Clemens, 48043 (586) 469-6818 • Population: 16,691 Income: $33,000

Mount Clemens is the county seat of Macomb County and was known nationally in the 1900s for the curing powers of their mineral baths. The city grew to become a popular tourist destination and continues to attract residents and visitors today as Macomb County’s entertaining, shopping and dining capital. Located within the quaint, tree-lined streets of its historic 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. Mount Clemens sits approximately 20 miles north of Detroit and is easily accessible via I-94, I-696, M-3 and M-59.

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ADDENDUM — Sterling Heights

Area: 36.7 sq. miles. Economic Base: Very diversified: large commercial and industrial base, well established residential neighborhoods 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 Housing: Median sale price $155,000 (2015) Income: Median household $60,000 Population: 132,616 (Jan. 2015) Library: Sterling Heights Library, 40255 Dodge Park, Sterling Heights 48313, (586) 446-2665 Medical Services: Henry Ford Macomb-Clinton, St. John Macomb-Oakland, William Beaumont (See “Health Care”) Newspaper: Macomb Daily, Advisor Source, Sterling Heights Sentry, Parks and Recreation: Large parks system, nature center, recreation and senior activity centers, athletic programs for children and adults, summer programs for those ages 5-14 thru the neighborhood schools.

Post Office Branches: 7007 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights 800-ASK-USPS Protection: Emergency 9-1-1 • Police (586) 446-2800 • Fire (586) 446-2950 Schools: Utica Community and Warren Consolidated (See School Grid) Tax Rates (2014): Utica Warren Consolidated Homestead: 35.9894 42.9688 Non-homestead: 54.1003 53.9169 Transportation: SMART Bus offers fixed route and connector (curb to curb) bus service. (866) 962-5515, Sterling Heights provides service for seniors and disabled. (586) 446-2750 Utilities: AT&T, Comcast, Wide Open West (cable), Consumer’s Energy (gas), Detroit Edison (electric) Detroit sewer and water. Sterling Heights provides trash pickup. (See Basics) Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry 12900 Hall Rd., Suite 100, Sterling Heights 48313 (586) 731-5400 •


Sterling Heights 40555 Utica Rd., P.O. Box 8009, Sterling Heights 48311 (586) 446-2489 • 79

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Richmond & Richmond Township

City of Richmond 68225 S. Main Street Richmond 48062 (586) 727-7571 Population: 6,034 Income: $58,000

Richmond Township 34900 School Section Rd. Richmond 48062 (586) 727-8998 Population: 3,633 Income: $72,500

Located in the northeast corner of Macomb County, Richmond Township was organized in 1838. Comprised of rich rolling farmland, the township served as an important agricultural resource to both Detroit 40 miles to the south and Port Huron approximately 20 miles to the northeast. The City of Richmond is located in the southeast area of the Township and is one of the faster growing communities in Macomb County. Linked by I-94, M-19 and the Gratiot Avenue Corridor, Richmond citizens can easily access the Detroit, Flint and Port Huron while enjoying the serenity of small town living. Numerous subdivisions offer a wide choice of housing styles and price ranges. Commercial and industrial developments are also taking root providing an expanding tax base. The area is served by the Richmond Community, Armada Public and Memphis Area school systems.


Romeo Village Office 121 W. St. Clair Street • Romeo 48065 (586) 752-3565 • Population: 3,595 Income: $50,000

Situated among the many farms and orchards of northern Macomb County is the Village of Romeo. As the oldest village in the state, Romeo was named a National and Historic District in 1971 and celebrates its history of orchard farming with its annual Peach Festival. Both visitors and residents alike enjoy its quaint downtown shopping district. Quiet residential areas are either a short walk or drive from the village center. Residents enjoy the abundance of cider mills and take advantage of the nearby Metroparks, that provide year round outdoor activities for all ages. Romeo Community Schools serve the families of the Village.

Others to Consider Village of Armada

74274 Burk Street, P.O. Box 903 • Armada 48005 (586) 784-9151 • Population: 1,732 Income: $65,000



Lenox Township & Village of New Haven

Lenox Township 63775 Gratiot Ave. Lenox Township 48050 (586) 727-2085 Population: 5,929 Income: $62,000

Village of New Haven 57775 Main Street New Haven 48048 (586) 749-5301 Population: 4,890 Income: $60,000

Historically, Lenox Township was an agricultural community. Today much of its farmland is waiting for development. New water and sewer service to southern Lenox Township and the Village of New Haven are expanding development possibilities along the 26 Mile Road corridor. Village of New Haven comprises the largest incorporated area in Lenox Township. Much of its new residential development has occurred northwest of the Village’s central business district. With I-94 nearby, village residents have easy access to 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.

Bruce Township

Bruce Township 223 E. Gates Street, Romeo 48065 (586) 752-4585 • Population: 6,875 Income: $75,000

Rural by design, Bruce Township cherishes its history and the natural resources it was given while preserving its small town friendly atmosphere. At the same time Bruce also sees a bright future where it can blend the quality of the old with the opportunity of the new by offering blue ribbon schools, wonderful parks and recreation programs, large lots and open space for development and a 600 acre industrial corridor all on a very affordable tax base. That is why new business and young families find so much promise here. With the historical Village of Romeo as a gathering point for Township residents there is plenty to do in this North Macomb community. Come check it out – you’ll be glad you did.

Armada Township

23121 E. Main, P.O. Box 578 • Armada 48005 (586) 784-5200 • Population: 3,497 Income: $75,000

Ray Township

64255 Wolcott Road • Romeo 48096 (586) 749-5171 • Population: 3,696 Income: $70,000

featureD Community

Washington Township Historic past… Developing future… A present day community with much to offer. Washington Township lies twenty miles north of Detroit with a history that dates back almost two hundred years. It grew to prosperity as an agricultural community and a number of historic orchards and farms can still be seen throughout the area. The Township is a place where historic architecture mingles with modern lifestyles and fine amenities. It is a place that honors the natural resources with which it was blessed and makes these resources available to its residents of all ages to enjoy year round through an extensive array of facilities and programs. Washington Township is home to several school districts including the highly regarded Romeo School District which offers everything from traditional core subjects to vocational and technical training. Electronics, emergency medical services, culinary arts, computer repair and even video production classes are available. Our high quality district library system augments the educational experience and a new Boys and Girls club is available for Township youth to interact with responsible adults after school hours. The Township offers a low tax, high service environment for residents and businesses alike. Streets are patrolled under a contract with the Macomb County Sheriff and highly regarded fire and ambulance services are provided by the township. Washington’s growing village district and other commercial areas provide ample opportunities for entrepreneurs to start a business and flourish with access to markets through the M-53 Expressway. Most importantly, because Washington is a growing community it offers an environment where your business can grow along with the Township. If you are looking for a relaxed, small town community dotted with lakes and streams, state-of-the-art facilities with programs to match, quality educational opportunities, and diversified lifestyle choices, then think of Washington Township.

Something For Everyone

A growing community with a bright future.

ADDENDUM — Washington Township

Area: 36.2 Sq. Miles Economic Base: Orchards, farms, agritourism, light industry, research parks, Stony Creek Metropark. Location: Northwest corner of the county, 30 miles north of Detroit, east access to major expressways. Government: Charter township, supervisor, clerk, treasurer, trustees. Housing: Median Sale Price - $195,000 (2015) Income: Median Income - $80,000 Population: 24,518 (Jan. 2015) Libraries: Romeo District Library, • Graubner Branch (586) 752-0603 65821 Van Dyke, Washtington 48095 • Kezar Branch (586) 752-2583 107 Church Street, Romeo 48065 Medical Services: William Beaumont - Troy, Crittenton - Rochester, Henry Ford Macomb-Clinton, numerous urgent care clinics. (See “Health Care” section) Newspapers: Macomb Daily: Advisory and Source: Romeo Observer: Parks and Recreation: Romeo - Washinton - Bruce recreation offers programs for all ages (, Senior Center, Fitness Center, Music in the Park, annual festivals, Stony Creek Metropark. Post Office: 58757 Van Dyke, Washington 48094. 800-ASK-USPS.

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Stony Creek Metropark The Macomb Orchard Trail Historic orchards and winery 5 golf courses Parks and recreation programs Low taxes, high end amenities Diversified lifestyles Outdoor festivals and family activities Quality education Business friendly

Protection: Macomb County Sheriff (586) 469-5502 Fire Department (586) 781-6161 • Emergency 9-1-1 Schools: Romeo, Rochester Community and Utica School Districts (See School Grid) Tax Rates 2014 Millage Rates (per $1,000 taxable value) Rochester Utica Romeo Homestead: 29.4238 30.9498 27.9738 Non-Homestead: 47.4238 48.9498 45.9054 Transportation: STAR Transportation offers transport services to seniors with advanced registration (586) 752-9010 • Smart Bus: Curb-to-curb advanced registration service. Mon-Fri, reservation 7:00-4:00 call (866) 962-5515, Seniors: Washington Senior Center, 57800 VanDyke (southside of municipal offices) Open weekdays, programs for 50+. (586) 786-0131 Utilities: Comcast, WOW, and AT&T (cable), SEMCO and Consumers (gas), DTE (electric) Well and Septic Macomb County Health Department (586) 469-5235, Detroit Water and Sewer (313) 964-9477, Dept. of Public Works (586) 786-0010 ext. 221, Rizzo (Trash Pick up) (586) 722-8900 TOWNSHIP OFFICE Washington Township 57900 Van Dyke Washington 48094 (586) 786-0010

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Greater Romeo-Washington 228 N. Main Ste. D Romeo 48065 (586) 752-4436 81

Livingston County Resources For Residents

Livingston County Administration: 304 E. Grand River, Ste. 202 (Mailing), Howell 48843 (517) 546-3669 • www.livgov.ocm Livingston County Airport: (517) 546-6675 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.

44th Circuit Ct. Clerk .........................................(517) 546-9816 53rd District Court, Brighton..............................(810) 229-6615 53rd District Court, Howell ................................(517) 548-1000 Animal Control ...................................................(517) 546-2154 County Clerk ......................................................(517) 546-0500 Elections, Passports, Vital Records ....................(517) 546-0500 Health Department ............................................(517) 546-9850 L.E.T.S. (Curb to curb transport).........................(517) 546-6600 Michigan State University Extension..................(517) 546-3950 Register of Deeds ..............................................(517) 546-0270 Sheriff .................................................................(517) 546-2440 Treasurer (Tax Info) .............................................(517) 546-7010 Veteran’s Affairs................................................(517) 546-6338

Location says it all for Livingston County. Straddling the U.S. 23/Flint-Ann Arbor and I-96/Lansing-Detroit corridors, businesses and residents enjoy access to markets, shopping, recreation and an uncommon quality of life. Communities range from bustling cities to sleepy hamlets. Livingston is also home to the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest and Melon Festival (the area’s major fruit crop).


City of Howell 611 East Grand River, Howell 48843 (517) 546-3500 • Population: 10,202 Income: $45,000 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 and 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. Further out striking residential developments have taken root 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. The Howell Farmers’ Market is always a fun place to go. Like other Livingston County communities, Howell enjoys countless recreational activities and easy commutes to Lansing, Detroit, Flint or Ann Arbor.

January 2015 (est.) Population: 186,234



livingston County

Brighton & Brighton Township

Brighton Township City of Brighton 200 North First Street, Brighton 48116 4363 Buno Road • Brighton 48114 (810) 227-1911 • (810) 229-0550 • Population: 7,684 Income: $48,000 Population: 18,126 Income: $95,000

Hartland Township Hartland Township Offices 2655 Clark Road, Hartland 48353 (810) 632-7498 Population: 14,719

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. 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.

Genoa Township Genoa Township Offices 2911 Dorr Road, Brighton 48116 (810) 227-5225 Population: 20,164

Genoa Township is located in south central' Livingston County. It is the "bridge" community between Brighton and Howell. 1-96 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 the 50,000 acres of parkland in Livingston County for year round recreation. The Howell, Brighton, Pinckney and Hartland School Systems share the educational responsibilities for the township.

Green Oak Township Green Oak Township Offices 10001 Silver Lake Rd., Brighton 48116 (810) 231-1333 Population: 18,525

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, Livingston County's only 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 so potential residents should keep this in mind when investigating the many housing options of the area. 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.

Brighton is the point of intersection for the Ann Arbor – Flint and Lansing – Detroit business corridors. This has produced significant growth over the past 25 years. The area has numerous industrial/office parks and major shopping districts featuring national big box stores as well as 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. And, Mt. Brighton offers a fun filled ski experience for every skill level. 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 Brighton area, with Hartland and Howell Community School Systems serving portions of the township. Brighton housing options range from turn of the century Victorian cottages to energy efficient new construction.

Hamburg Township

Hamburg Township Hall 10405 Merrill Road, Hamburg 48189 (810) 231-1000 Population: 21,816

Located in the southeast quadrant of Livingston County, Hamburg Township has been one of the fastest growing townships in the county. Lakes and waterways dominate the local geography offering any number of recreational activities. 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 as do a number of easily accessible private schools. The township benefits from the many recreational facilities that are located within its borders or that are nearby, including the 300 acre Manley Bennett Memorial Park, the Huron Meadows Metropark and the Lakelands Trail State Park that traverses through the township, mostly parallel to M- 36, on a reclaimed railroad right of way.

Others to Consider Fowlerville Village of Fowlerville: 213 South Grand Ave., Fowlerville 48836 (517) 223-3771 Population: 2,894 Handy Township: 135 North Grand Ave., Fowlerville 48836 (517) 223-3228 Population: 5,086

Village of Pinckney Pinckney Village Hall: 220 S. Howell Street, Pinckney 48169 (734) 878-6206 Population: 2,408 Howell Township 3525 Byron Road, Howell 48855 Population: 6,671 83

Genesee County


Genesee County has a diverse collection of communities and is known as the State’s “Crossroads”, as this is where the I-75, I-69 and US 23 economic corridors intersect. It is also within an hour drive of two international border crossings, ideal for the new supply chain economic activity being developed. Genesee is noted for its cultural assets and friendly residents. Come to Genesee – you’ll want to call it – Home!

Resources For Residents Genesee County Administration 1101 Beach Street, Flint 48502

Animal Control.......................….......(810) 732-1660 County Clerk/Vital Records .............(810) 257-3225 Parks and Recreation .......................(810) 736-7100 Register of Deeds ............................(810) 257-3060 Sheriff................................................(810) 257-3407 Flint Police …………………………...(810) 237-6800 Seniors .............................................(810) 424-4478 Treasurer ..........................................(810) 257-3054 Veteran’s Information.......................(810) 257-3068

Davison Davison Twp. Fenton Fenton Twp. Flint Flint Twp.

Goodrich Grand Blanc Grand Blanc Twp. Linden Swartz Creek

Genesee District Library (19 locations) 4195 W. Pasadena Ave., Flint 48504 (810) 732-0110 •

Flint & Genesee Chamber (Convention & Visitors Bureau) 519 S. Saginaw St., Ste 200, Flint 48502 (810) 600-1404 • Greater Flint Arts Council (GFAC) 816 S. Saginaw St., Flint 48502 (810) 238-2787 •

Michigan Small Business & Tech Development Center (I-69 Trade Corridor) (810) 762-9660 •

Genesee County Community Action Resource Department 601 N. Saginaw St., Ste. 1B, Flint 48502 (810) 232-2185 • Services include the “Head Start” education program, low income assistance through the “Neighborhood Service Center,” food provisions and senior nutrition services including “Meals on Wheels.”

2014 Population: 412,895 84


Community Profile- Genesse County


City of Flint 1101 S. Saginaw St. • Flint 48502 (810) 766-7346 • Population: 99,763 Income: $27,000

Located on the banks of the Flint River, Flint is the fifth largest city in Michigan. It’s 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, both noted for outstanding research. Baker College of Flint, Davenport University, Central Michigan University – Flint and Mott Community College are also located here. Genesys Heath System, McLaren Health Care and Hurley Medical Center are the primary life science resources for the community. I-75 and US-23 form the primary north/south transportation corridors and I-69 the east/west axis for Flint. These transportation connections are key assets in Flint’s re-redevelopment. Just west of downtown is the campus of the Flint Cultural Center that provides a journey of discovery and imagination for resident and visitor alike. Also check out the Flint Farmers’ Market.

Flint Township

Charter Township of Flint 1490 S. Dye Rd. • Flint 48532 (810) 732-1350 • Population: 31,654 Income: $41,000

Flint Township today is roughly a 23.6 square mile Lshape parcel located on the southwest side of the City. As the retail capital of Genesee County at its heart is 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. At the same Flint Township has shown an equally strong desire to provide for the quality of life of its residents. The interchange of I-75 and I-69 is located in the Township providing residents with easy access to just about anywhere in Michigan. The Carmen-Ainsworth, Flushing Community and Swartz Creek Community Schools are the school systems found in Flint Township.

Fenton & Fenton Township

City of Fenton 301 S. Leroy • Fenton 48430 810) 629-2261 • Population: City of Fenton 11,574 Fenton Township 15,414 Income: $50,000

The Fenton Area is surrounded by water. With 58 lakes within a ten-mile radius, including Seven Lakes State Park, residents enjoy the sports and recreation of an outdoor paradise. This abundance of nature led to the innovative Southern Lakes Regional Parks & Recreational 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 schedule of indoor and outdoor activities residents. The Shiawassee River flows over a dam in Mill Pond Park in picturesque downtown Fenton. This area retains much of its historical look. A town square-style shopping plaza is nearby and, on the western side of the city, across US-23 there is Silver Lake Village, which is built around a contemporary open-air shopping area. Recent residential development has provided a diverse inventory of single-family homes, apartments and condominium developments.

Village of Goodrich

Village of Goodrich 7338 S. State Goodrich 48438 (810) 636 2570 • Population: 1,830 Income: $77,000 Goodrich is located in Atlas Township, which is in the southeast corner of Genesee County. So close to the County’s borders, residents regularly find themselves attending events in either Lapeer or northern Oakland County. The village is approximately 2.4 square miles and takes great pride in the top-notch Goodrich Area Schools. This picturesque town is situated on a millpond that is part of Kearsley Creek. The millpond dam is located under the main street bridge. Goodrich draws its historical look from the several well-preserved turn-of-the-century style buildings.

Grand Blanc & Grand Blanc Township

City of Grand Blanc 203 E. Grand Blanc Rd. • Grand Blanc 48439 (810) 694-1118 • Population: 8,095 Income: $60,000 Charter Township of Grand Blanc 5371 S. Saginaw • Flint 48507 • (810) 424-2600 • Population: 37,061

Grand Blanc Township is located in southeast Genesee County. Residents enjoy excellent police and fire protection,a state of the art medical campus, shopping and entertainment and educational assets. The Grand Blanc Community Schools, Goodrich Schools, Lake Fenton Schools as well as many private and parochial schools serve the Township. Life is further enhanced by the variety of recreational facilities. The Township is noted for distinctive subdivisions and home sites plus quality apartments, townhouses and condominiums. The City of Grand Blanc is located in the center of Grand Blanc Township, 10 miles south of Flint and 60 miles north of Detroit. 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 and dining, and transportation options. Grand Blanc is an excellent community – check it out!

Davison & Davison Township

City of Davison 200 E. Flint Street, #200 • Davison 48423 • (810) 653-2191 • Population: 5,038 Income: $48,000 Davison Township 1280 N. Irish Rd. • Davison 48423 • (810) 653-4156 • Population: 19,401 The Davison area is a friendly and safe community with a crime rate significantly lower than the national average. Over the past 10 years a number of 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 residents and features a 1.7 mile nature trail, tennis courts, ball fields and a playscape.


City of Linden 132 E. Broad Street • P.O. Box 507 • Linden 48451-0507 (810) 735-7980 • (810) 735-4793 Fax • Population: 3,881 Income: $85,000-$110,000 Linden is located in the southern tier of Genesee County near the headwaters of the Shiawassee River. Although Linden has retained its small town charm through the preservation of its scenic downtown area, including the historic Linden Mills, it’s also been designated a “cool city” by the State of Michigan. The downtown area boasts a number of small shops and several restaurants. Free concerts and outdoor movies are held by the historic mill and city gazebo. Side streets leading away from city center take you to cozy neighborhoods of well-maintained homes. Newer developments dot the surrounding area taking advantage of the nearby lakes. Linden also has the Linden Community Schools, which is recognized as one of the top school districts in the county.

Swartz Creek

City of Swartz Creek 8083 Civic Dr. • Swartz Creek 48473 • (810) 635-4464 • Population: 5,636 Income: $50,000 Swartz Creek is a western suburb of Flint just off I-69, west of I-75. Swartz Creek is within Swartz Creek School District. The City provides full-time police and fire protection and maintains public water and sewer facilities with the County responsible for treatment and transfer. Like many American communities, Swartz Creek remained largely agricultural for most of its history. With the emergence of the area’s auto industry the community transformed into a residential suburb offering a number of housing styles at varying price points. Miller Road is the main highway running through town, which takes residents to the various shopping areas nearby. 85


The quality of education plays a significant role in establishing the reputation of a community. Metro Detroit’s commitment to excellence in education is reflected through the number of choices and exceptional value of its colleges and universities, public school systems and private schools.

CRANBROOK SCHOOLS Admission Office: (248) 645-3610

Cranbrook Schools is one of the leading college-preparatory boarding and day schools in the country. We are proud of our reputation. We are proud of our students’ achievements as well as the acceptances they earn each year from the nation’s top colleges and universities. Most of all though, we are proud of our students. For generations, Cranbrook Schools has fostered critical and creative thinking in our students while preparing them to excel at the college of their dreams and in life beyond. Now more than ever, universities and employers understand what Cranbrook has known all along: a teaching style that develops this kind of thinking is what leads to success. It is no surprise to us that so many of our graduates credit Cranbrook, more than any other experience, as being the single biggest factor in their success and happiness in life.

We are truly a global community. Students and families from all over the world come to Michigan to experience one of the finest private school educations in the United States. Each and every day our students and teachers create a welcoming, challenging, and engaging learning environment together. Our students are individuals. They surprise and amaze us. They are happy. They love to learn.

The school is comprised of three main divisions: lower, middle and upper school—including an upper school boarding program. We are structured to recognize and respond to the developmental, cognitive, and creative needs of boys and girls, and are dedicated to excellence in all aspects of education.

Cranbrook Schools are independent day and boarding schools that provide students with a challenging and comprehensive college preparatory education. We motivate students from diverse backgrounds to strive for intellectual, creative, and physical excellence, to develop a deep appreciation for the arts and different cultures, and to employ the technological tools of our modern age. Our schools seek to instill in students a strong sense of personal and social responsibility, the ability to think critically, and the competence to communicate and contribute in an increasingly global community.



Oakland County School Districts

School District Website Phone Number Avondale School District (248) 537-6000 Berkley School District (248) 837-8000 Birmingham Public Schools (248) 203-3000 Bloomfield Hills School District (248) 341-5400 Brandon School District (248) 627-1800 Clarenceville School District (248) 919-0400 Clarkston Community Schools (248) 623-5400 Clawson Public Schools (248) 655-4400 Farmington Public Schools (248) 489-3349

Ferndale Public Schools (248) 586-8651 Hazel Park Public Schools (248) 658-5200 Holly Area Schools (248) 328-3100 Huron Valley Schools (248) 684-8000 Lake Orion Community Schools (248) 693-5400 The Lamphere Schools (248) 589-1990 Madison Public School District (248) 399-7800 Novi Community School District (248) 449-1200 Oak Park School District (248) 336-7700 Oxford Area Community Schools (248) 969-5000 Pontiac School District (248) 451-6800 Rochester Community Schools (248) 726-3000 Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools (248) 435-8400



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

Communities Served

Auburn Hills, Troy, Rochester Hills, Bloomfield Twp.

Berkley, Huntington Woods & north portion of Oak Park

Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin, parts of Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Twp., Troy, Southfield & West Bloomfield Twp. Bloomfield Twp., Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield Twp., part of Troy Ortonville Village & Twps. Of Brandon, Groveland, Hadley & Springfield

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

Clarkston, Twps. Of Independence, Waterford and Springfield

Clawson and part of Royal Oak

Farmington, Farmington Hills & part of West Bloomfield Twp. Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Oak Park & part of Royal Oak Twp.

Hazel Park, part of Ferndale

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

Milford, Milford Twp., Highland, White Lake, Commerce Twp. Lake Orion, Orion Twp., parts of Addison, Independence, Oakland & Oxford Twps.

Part of Madison Heights

Southern half of Madison Heights Novi & part of Northville Oak Park & parts of Berkley, Southfield Twps. Of Oxford, Addison, Brandon, Dryden, Metamora

Pontiac, Lake Angelus, Sylvan Lake & parts of Bloomfield, Orion, Waterford & West Bloomfield Twps. Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Twp. Washington, part of Auburn Hills Royal Oak, parts of Troy, Madison Heights

Graduation Rate % Students Cont. Ed 2014 ACT Score

95% 91% 20.4 94% 90% 21.6 97% 97% 24.2 95% 97% 26.0 94% 94% 19.5 88% 50% 18.2 94% 86% 20.9 88% 85% 19.7 95% 97% 21.2 89% 80% 19.0 81% 74% 17.0 80% 80% 20.6 90% 87% 20.5 94% 95% 22.2 88% 40% 18.7 80% 33% 16.8 95% 94% 24.3 76% 93% 15.4 90% 87% 20.2 67% n/a 14.6 96% 96% 23.3 89% 91% 21.9

Student Enrollment K-12 $ Spent Per Student (2014-2015 State Funds)


$8,099 4,594

$7,823 8,131

$11,854 5,383

$11,934 2,826

$7,126 1,847

$8,099 7,789

$7,190 1,737



$9,975 2,879

$7,808 3,510

$7,485 3,297

$7,126 9,610

$7,126 7,563

$7,927 2,662

$10,359 1,320

$7,126 6,370

$8,409 4,597

$7,849 5,276

$7,195 4,250



$7,972 4,847


Education - OAKLAND COUNTY Oakland County School Districts

School District Website Phone Number South Lyon Community Schools (248) 573-8127 Southfield Public Schools (248) 746-8500 Troy School District (248) 823-4000 Walled Lake Consolidated School District (248) 956-2000 Waterford School District (248) 682-7800 West Bloomfield Schools (248) 865-6420


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

Communities Served

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

Southfield, Lathrup Village 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

Graduation Rate % Students Cont. Ed 2014 ACT Score

93% 85% 22.2 90% 84% 16.5 98% 96% 24.2 94% 90% 21.1 84% 92% 18.3 93% 94% 21.2

Student Enrollment K-12 $ Spent Per Student (2014-2015 State Funds)


$7,126 6,860

$10,901 12,491



$8,245 9,585

$7,282 5,618


Center for Advanced Studies and Art (CASA) - afternoon classes for high school students in Berkley, Clawson, Ferndale, Lamphere, Madison Heights and Oak Park. (248) 586-8860 International Academy - International Baccalaureate Public High School, Grades 9-12

IA-Central - Open to students in Avondale Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield, Clawson, Lake Orion, Oxford, Pontiac, 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. (248) 209-2000

We have the

right school to fit your child!

Southfield Public Schools offer dozens of programs to fit your student's interests and meet your needs. Choose from one of our 16 specialty schools that offer career-focused academies, award winning curriculum and extensive extracurricular activities. Consider the following: • $23.7M in college scholarships in 2014 • Four Gates Millennium Scholars in six years (full scholarship including doctorate degree) • Dual college enrollment program with all costs covered by the district • AP Prep programs for K-8 • International Baccalaureate programs for K-12 • STEAM ( science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) programs starting in sixth grade • Award winning engineering, journalism, music and athletic teams (248) 746-7601



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

All students are required to take the Michigan Merit Exam which replaces the MEAP testing.

Birmingham Public Schools provides a comprehensive program that is committed to student success. The district is recognized as an educational leader and serves more than 8,400 Pre -12 students in Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin and parts of five other suburban communities north of Detroit, Michigan. The district is accredited by AdvancED and the Midvale Early Childhood Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. There are eight elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools and a district wide 3-8 school with a science and technology emphasis. Additional facilities include the Midvale Early Childhood Center and Birmingham Area Senior Coordinating Council, which serves as a center for senior citizen programs and services. While curriculum at all levels stresses the basics, BPS knows that enrichment programs are a necessary part of a well-rounded educational experience. Additionally, Birmingham Community Education takes learning beyond K-12. Students enjoy the benefits of an extensive program of advanced placement courses, integrated instructional technology, and engineering design and technology. Students have access to several modern languages including Chinese and Japanese, and experiences in school/business partnerships. With a focus on global learning, students are exposed to cultural diversity programs, independent study and community service opportunities. Character education is a major part of the district curriculum and philosophy. Students focus on character traits such as positive attitude, honesty and integrity,

respect and kindness, and responsibility and accountability. BPS is proud to have 11 National Schools of Character winners and numerous Promising Practices awards. Delivering this outstanding curriculum are dedicated educational leaders who provide the very best in instructional programs and services. BPS staff are committed to best practices in education and receive a variety of professional development opportunities. Providing services and opportunities for all students, the district offers comprehensive opportunities in interscholastic and intramural sports, career and vocational education, vocal and instrumental music, special education and learning support services. Young learners benefit from half-day preschools, all-day preschool and child care and full-day kindergarten. With the help of the Birmingham Education Foundation, an organization established for the purpose of maintaining, supporting, and enhancing district wide student educational programs, BPS enjoys a reputation for excellence. High scores on state and national standardized tests and other measures provide evidence of the district’s focus on student achievement.

For more information about the district, please call 248.203.3000 or visit 91

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Clarkston Community Schools

“The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to cultivate thinkers, learners, and positive contributors to a global society.” Andersonville Elementary Bailey Lake Elementary Clarkston Elementary Independence Elementary North Sashabaw Elementary Pine Knob Elementary Springfield Plains Elementary Sashabaw Middle School Clarkston Junion High Clarkston High School Community Educations Center/ Renaissance High School Early Childhood Center

Call us for a tour or personal appointment to see how Clarkston Community Schools can benefit your family. We offer Full Day Kindergarten, an Advanced Studies Program, Project Lead the Way (PLTW), CSMTech, and an International Baccalaureate Programme at the secondary level.

Registration happens year-round for K-12. Enrollment is available on our district website at

6389 Clarkston Road Clarkston, MI 48346

Phone (248) 623-5400 Fax (248) 623-5450







For information about alternative, technical, special education, duel enrollment, charter and magnet schools contact Genesee Intermediate Schools at or (810) 591-4400.

Genesee County School Districts

School District Website Phone Number Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools (810) 591-3700 Fenton Area Public Schools (810) 591-4700 Flint Community Schools (810) 760-1000 Flushing Community Schools (810) 591-1180 Goodrich Area Schools (810) 591-2250 Grand Blanc Community Schools (810) 591-6000 Lake Fenton Community Schools (810) 591-4141 Linden Community Schools (810) 591-0980 Swartz Creek Community Schools (810) 591-2300

Communities Served

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

Graduation Rate % Students Cont. Ed 2014 ACT Score

86% 60% 18.0 89% 88% 21.0 53% n/a 15.3 88% 86% 20.5 94% 90% 20.8 90% 90% 21.1 89% 91% 19.9 92% 90% 20.1 94% 80% 19.5

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

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

Swartz Creek, Gaines, Flint Twp.

Genesee Career Institute (operated by the school district) - Open to all Genesee County students. (810) 591-4462 •

Student Enrollment K-12 $ Spent Per Student (2014-2015 State Funds)


$7,855 3,410

$7,126 7,126

$7,556 3,976

$7,126 2,055

$7,126 8,492

$7,386 2,028

$7,307 2,872

$7,126 3,965


Genesee Early College (GEC) (in partnership with University of Michigan - Flint) - a five year program open to students interested in a health care profession. (810) 591-5115

Get all this great info online at Education - LIVINGSTON COUNTY

Livingston County School Districts

School District Website Phone Number Brighton Area Schools (810) 299-4000 Fowlerville Community Schools (517) 223-6000 Hartland Consolidated Schools (810) 626-2100 Howell Public Schools (517) 548-6200 Pinckney Community Schools (810) 225-3900

For information about alternative, technical, special education, duel enrollment, charter and magnet schools contact Livingston Education Service Agency at (517) 546-5550.

Communities Served

City of Brighton, parts of Twps. Of Brighton, Genoa, Green Oak, Hamburg and Lyon Twp. in Oakland County Village of Fowlerville, parts of Twps. of Antrim, Cohoctah, Conway, Howell, Handy ,Iosco, Locke, Unadilla & White Oak Hartland Twp., parts of Twps. Of Brighton, Tyrone, Deerfield, Genoa & Oceola

Cities of Howell & Brighton, Twps. of Oak Grove, Deerfield, Cohoctah, Marion, Putnam, Iosco, Hamburg, Genoa, Brighton, Oceola, Howell, Handy Village of Pinckney, parts of Twps. of Hamburg, Putnam, Genoa, Webster, Dexter, Unadilla, Marion

Graduation Rate % Students Cont. Ed 2014 ACT Score

Livingston Applied Technology Education Consortium (LATEC) - is open to all students in the County. (517) 540-6831

95% 94% 22.3 90% 84% 19.7 97% 94% 21.8 70 85% 20.2 86% 70% 20.0

Student Enrollment K-12 $ Spent Per Student (2014-2015 State Funds)


$7,126 2,865

$7,126 5,562

$7,126 7505

$7,126 3,493

$7,126 95

Macomb County School Districts

School District Website Phone Number Almont Community Schools (Lapeer County) (810) 798-8561 Anchor Bay School District (586) 725-2861 Armada Area Schools (586) 784-2100 Center Line Public Schools (586) 510-2000 Chippewa Valley Schools (586) 723-2000 Clintondale Community Schools (586) 791-6300 East Detroit Public Schools (586) 533-3000 Fitzgerald Public Schools (586) 757-1750 Fraser School District (586) 439-7000 Lake Shore Public Schools (586) 285-8481 Lakeview Public Schools (586) 445-4000 L'Anse Creuse Public Schools (586) 783-6300 Mount Clemens Community Schools (586) 469-6100 New Haven Community Schools (586) 749-5123 Richmond Community Schools (586) 727-3565 Romeo Community Schools (586) 752-0200 Roseville Community Schools (586) 445-5500 South Lake Schools (586) 435-1600 Utica Community Schools (586) 797-1000 Van Dyke Public Schools (586) 757-6600 Warren Consolidated Schools (888) 492-7543 Warren Woods Public Schools (586) 439-4400


For information about alternative, technical, special education, duel enrollment, charter and magnet schools contact Macomb Intermediate School District at or (586) 228-3300.

Communities Served

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 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

Graduation Rate % Students Cont. Ed 2014 ACT Score

91% 84% 20.3 88% 70% 19.9 89% 78% 19.8 83% 58% 18.2 93% 97% 20.5 80% 40% 15.9 79% 65% 15.6 83% 77% 16.9 89% 93% 19.8 89% 80% 19.7 85% 65% 20.0 73% 87% 19.5 66% 79% 16.7 87% n/a 17.2 90% 80% 19.8 91% 90% 20.6 87% 57% 17.9 87% 91% 18.4 95% 94% 20.7 67% 54% 15.9 90% 90% 18.6 94% 91% 18.3

Student Enrollment K-12 $ Spent Per Student (2014-2015 State Funds)


$7,126 6,066

$7,126 1,919

$7,126 2,698



$7,126 2,972

$7,592 3,529

$7,592 2,601

$8,099 5,397

$8,081 3,769

$8,033 3,965

$7,902 11,034

$7,501 1,035

$7,900 1,239

$7,191 1,533

$7,126 5,206

$7,459 4,926

$7,547 1,886



$7,441 2,713



$8,936 3,192


International Academy of Macomb (at the Chippewa Valley High School in Clinton Township) - public high school international baccalaureate. (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. (586) 784-2150 Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center - 4 year/half day program serving Center Line, Clintondale, Fitzgerald, Fraser, Lake Shore, Lakeview, South Lake, Warren Consolidated, Warren Woods, Sterling Heights and St. Clair School Districts. (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. (586) 439-4456 97


Public School Academies and Charter Schools For families looking for the choices in K-12 education related to Charter Schools and Academies contact:

Michigan Association of Public School Academies (Charter) 105 W. Allegan Lansing, MI 48933 (517) 374-9167

2014 ACT Scores

National Average 21.0 (57% tested) Michigan Average 20.1 (100% tested)

Michigan is one of only nine states where all students are tested.

Contact Larry Ribits

(231) 537-3330 Office (716) 536-2839 Mobile

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Education -- WAYNE WAYNE COUNTY COUNTY Education

Wayne County School Districts

School District Website Phone Number Allen Park Public Schools (313) 827-2100 Clarenceville School District (248) 919-0400 Crestwood School District (313) 278-0906 Dearborn Public Schools (313) 827-3000 Dearborn Heights School District #7 (313) 278-1900 Detroit Public Schools (313) 873-7450 Flat Rock Community Schools (734) 535-6500 Garden City Schools (734) 762-8300 Gibraltar School District (734) 379-6350 Grosse Ile Township Schools (734) 362-2555 Grosse Pointe Public Schools (313) 432-3000

Harper Woods Public Schools (313) 245-3000 Huron School District (734) 782-2441 Lincoln Park Public Schools (313) 389-0200 Livonia Public Schools (734) 744-2500 Melvindale-Northern Allen Park School Dist. (313) 389-3300 Northville Public Schools (248) 344-8440 Plymouth-Canton Community Schools (734) 416-2700 Redford Union School District (313) 242-6000 Riverview School District (734) 285-9660 Romulus Community Schools (734) 532-1600



For information about alternative, technical, special education, duel enrollment, charter and magnet schools contact Wayne RESA at or (734) 334-1300. 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 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

Graduation Rate % Students Cont. Ed 2014 ACT Score

91% 90% 19.8 88% 50% 18.2 93% 60% 19.8 80% 95% 19.4 84% 81% 19.2 62% 85% 16.4 77% 75% 19.4 84% n/a 17.5 89% 87% 19.4 96% 96% 22.7 96% 90% 23.0

85% 95% 15.3 85% 96% 20.1 77% 86% 18.0 94% 89% 20.9 83% n/a 18.2 99% 93% 25.1 91% n/a 22.4 80% 50% 16.4 82% 65% 20.7 96% 96% 16.7

Student Enrollment K-12 $ Spent Per Student (2014-2015 State Funds)


$7,282 1,847

$8,099 3,531



$8,412 2,619



$7,296 1,905

$7,633 4,083

$7,383 3,637

$7,126 1,881

$8,404 8,096

$9,794 1,804

$8,099 2,516

$7,287 4,849



$8,099 2,825

$8,605 7,217



$7,241 2,838

$7,126 2,790

$7,883 3,299


Education - WAYNE COUNTY

Wayne County School Districts

School District Website Phone Number

South Redford School District (313) 535-4000 Southgate Community School District (734) 246-4600 Taylor School District (734) 374-1200 Trenton Public Schools (734) 676-8600 Van Buren School District (734) 697-9123 Wayne-Westland Community Schools (734) 419-2000 Westwood Community Schools (313) 565-1900 Woodhaven-Brownstown School District (734) 783-3300 Wyandotte School District (734) 759-5000

(cont.) Communities Served

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


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.


Graduation Rate % Students Cont. Ed 2014 ACT Score

83% 77% 17.6 85% 62% 18.6 78% n/a 17.8 90% 67% 20.5 95% n/a 18.6 80% 61% 18.2 71% n/a 15.3 80% 83% 20.2 88% 85% 19.3

Student Enrollment K-12 $ Spent Per Student (2014-2015 State Funds)

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. (734) 782-3194 Livonia Career Technical Center (LCTC) - 8985 Newburgh Rd. in Livonia. (734) 744-2816 William Ford Career Technical Center - open to students in Belleville, Crestwood, Huron Valley, Plymouth-Canton, Redford Union, South Redford, Wayne-Westland School Districts. 36455 Marquette in Westland. (734) 419-2100


$7,803 4,424



$7,759 2,673

$8,356 4,989

$7,422 11,636

$7,126 2,290

$7,802 4,950

$7,357 4,404


The Grosse Pointe Public School System is committed to every child, every day. With parents we create an environment that cultivates knowledgeable, responsible and caring citizens who embrace life’s possibilities with a passion for continuous learning.

Through analysis of our instructional methods and student performance on local, state, and national assessments, as well as our investment in the highest quality staff, our students’ state and national test scores continue to be well above average. Both of our high schools rank in the top 3% in the nation. GPPSS also understands a well-rounded education extends beyond our strong core classes. Our special education and fine and performing arts programs are exceptional. We offer 25 Advanced Placement classes, honors classes at the middle school, and elementary magnet and multiage programs. Our high schools field 120 teams in 33 sports each year, with over 60% of our students participating. Art, music and foreign language instruction begins in elementary school. Explore our website, follow us on Facebook or GPSchools on Twitter, or call for a tour. Our annual open house is Sunday, November 15, 2015, from 1-3 p.m., but call any of our schools for a personal tour on any day. Visit the neighborhood schools that anchor our community. 101

Education - COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES The Art Institute of Michigan • Novi Campus 28125 Cabot Dr., Ste 120 Novi 48377 (248) 675-3800 • Troy Campus 1414 E. Maple Rd., Ste. 150 Troy, 48083 (248) 837-3200 Baker College • Clinton Township Campus 34401 South Gratiot Clinton Township 48035 (586) 791-3000 • Allen Park Campus 4500 Enterprise Dr. Allen Park, 48101 (313) 425-3700 • Auburn Hills Campus 1500 University Dr. Auburn Hills, 48326 (248) 340-0600 • Flint Campus 1050 West Bristol Road Flint 48507 (810) 766-4000

Central Michigan University Metro Detroit Regional Center 1650 Research Dr. Troy 48083 (248) 526-2610 Extension Centers: • Auburn Hills Center (248) 364-4230 • Clinton Township Center (586) 228-3160 • Dearborn Center (313) 441-5300 • Flint Center (810) 235-7530 • Southfield Center (248) 357-8600 • Warren Center (586) 558-4300 Cleary University • Livingston Campus 3750 Cleary Dr. Howell 48843 (517) 548-3670


• Washtenaw Campus 3601 Plymouth Road Ann Arbor 48105 (734) 332-4477 Extension sites are located at: Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn (313) 317-1594 and Mott Community College in Flint (810) 232-8004

College for Creative Studies 201 E. Kirby Detroit 48202 (313) 664-7425

Concordia College

(Affiliated with Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) 4090 Geddes Rd. Ann Arbor 48105 (734) 995-7300

Davenport University • 27650 Dequindre Warren 48092 (586) 558-8700 • 19499 Victor Parkway Livonia 48152 (734) 943-2800 • 4318 Miller Rd. Flint 48507 (810) 732-9977

Detroit Business Institute Medical Career Training 19100 Fort St. Riverview 48193 (734) 479-0660

DeVry University 26999 Central Park Blvd., #125 Southfield 48076 (248) 213-1610 Eastern Michigan University 401 Pierce Hall (Admissions) Ypsilanti 48197 (734) 487-INFO (800) 468-6368 (toll free)

Henry Ford Community College 5101 Evergreen Dearborn 48128 (313) 845-9600 Satellite Campuses: • 22586 Ann Arbor Trail Dearborn Heights (313) 317-1500


• M-TEC 3601 Schaefer, Bldg. A, Dearborn (313) 317-6600 • School of Nursing 3601 Schaefer, Bldg. B, Dearborn (313) 845-6305

kettering University 1700 W. University Ave. Flint 48504 (800) 955-4464

Lawrence Technological University Admissions – Alfred Taubman Student Services Center 21000 W. Ten Mile Rd. Southfield 48075 (248) 204-3160 (Admin) (248) 204-4000 (Directory Assistance)

Macomb Community College Toll Free (866) 622-6621 Local (586) 445-7999 • Administrative Center 16000 Hall Rd. Clinton Township 48038 • 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 36600 Schoolcraft Road Livonia 48150 Admissions: (734) 432-5339 General Info: (734) 432-5300 (800) 852-4951 • Macomb University Center 44575 Garfield Rd. U-1 Clinton Twp., 48038 (586) 263-6330 • S.W.E.E.P. - Southwest Detroit Center 5716 Michigan Ave., Detroit (800) 852-4951

Marygrove College 8425 W. McNichols Road Detroit 48221 (313) 927-1200

Mott Community College • M-TEC 1401 E. Court Street Flint 48503 (810) 762-0200 • Southern Lakes Center 2100 W. Thompson Rd. Fenton 48430 (810) 762-5000 • Livingston Regional M-Tec 1240 Packard Dr. Howell 48843 (517) 548-4589

MSU College of Law Law College Building 648 N. Shaw Lane East Lansing 48824 (517) 432-6800

Michigan State University Management Education Center 811 W. Square Lake Road Troy 48098 (248) 879-2456 (248) 879-6125 Fax

Northwood University • Belleville Center (Wayne County Community College) 9555 Haggerty Road Belleville, 48111 (800) 622-9000 • Troy Center 1500 W. Big Beaver, # 103 Troy 48084 (248) 649-5111 • Livonia Center (Schoolcraft College) 18600 Haggerty Livonia (734) 462-4400 • Flint Center 3487 S. Linden Rd. Flint 48507 (810) 720-9250 • Macomb University Center 44575 Garfield Rd. UC-1/220 Clinton Township 48038 (586) 226-4733

MSU Extension Offices

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, building 26 east, Pontiac • (248) 858-0880 Wayne: 5454 venoy rd., Wayne • (734) 721-6576 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.

Oakland Community College Bee Administration Center 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) 233-2700 Oakland University 2200 Squirrel Rd. Rochester 48309 (248) 370-2100

Rochester College 800 W. Avon Rd. Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 218-2000 Schoolcraft College • Livonia Campus 18600 Haggerty Road Livonia, MI 48152 (734) 462-4400 • Garden City Campus Radcliff Center 1751 Radcliff Street Garden City, MI 48135 (734) 462-4770 Siena Heights University (Graduate College) Metro Detroit Campus 19675 W. Ten Mile, Suite 400 Southfield 48075 (248) 799-5490 Spring Arbor University • Flint Campus 5406 Gateway Centre Dr., Ste. A Flint 48507 (810) 234-0658 • Southfield Campus 26200 Lasher Rd., Ste. 100 Southfield 48033 (800) 968-0011

University of Detroit Mercy • McNichols Campus 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit 48221 (313) 993-1000 • Corktown Campus – School of Dentistry 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Detroit 48208 (313) 494-6600 • Riverfront Campus – School of Law 651 E. Jefferson, Detroit 48226 (313) 596-0200 • Macomb University Center (Macomb Community College) 44575 Garfield Rd. UC1 Clinton Township 48038 (586) 226-4733 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Campus Information Centers: First Floor Michigan Union Lobby North Campus Commons (734) 764-INFO Switchboard: (734) 764-1817 E-mail:

University of Michigan, Dearborn 4901 Evergreen, Dearborn 48128 (313) 593-5000 University of Michigan, Flint 303 E. Kearsley Street, Flint 48502 (810) 762-3300

University of Phoenix Michigan Campus (866) 766-0766 • Flint Campus 3341 S. Linden Flint 48507 (810) 223-9100 • Downtown Detroit 1001 Woodward Detroit 48226 (313) 324-3900 • Southfield Campuses 26261 Evergreen, #500 Southfield 48076 (248) 675-3700

Walsh College • SC4 University Center M-TEC Bldg. Office 251L 323 Erie Street Port Huron 48060 (586) 723-1500 • Troy Campus 3838 Livernois Troy 48083 (248) 689-8282 • Novi Campus 41500 Gardenbrook Road Novi 48375 (248) 349-5454 • Macomb Campus 44575 Garfield Clinton Township 48038 (586) 723-1500 Washtenaw Community College 4800 E. Huron River Dr. P.O. Box 1610 Ann Arbor 48106 (734) 973-3300 Wayne County Community College • Northwest Campus 8200 W. Outer Drive Detroit 48219 (313) 943-4000 • Downriver Campus 21000 Northline Taylor 48180 (734) 946-3500 • Downtown Campus – Career Planning & Placement 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 • Western Campus 9555 Haggerty Rd. Belleville 48111 (734) 699-7008

Wayne State University • Office of Admissions Welcome Center 42 W. Warren, Detroit 48202 (877) WSU-INFO Extension locations in Warren, Clinton Township, Harper Woods, and Farmington Hills. 103

Attractions City of Detroit

Belle Isle Michigan’s newest State Park. Access using the MacArthur Bridge at E. Jefferson Avenue and E. Grand Blvd. Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead (Central Park in New York City), this beautiful 983 acre park has over five miles of scenic shoreline.The Nature Zoo provides family programs and is open Wednesday - Sunday, April thru October. The Whitcomb Conservatory. Livingstone Lighthouse, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the Casino (available for rent, seniors programs); Scott Memorial Fountain and a “Kids Kingdom” playscape along with numerous recreational venues. (844) 235-5375 Bricktown Three blocks north of the RenCen between E. Congress and E. Fort Streets. Twentieth century brick buildings house bistros, clubs and a variety of restaurants. Campus Martius Campus Martius lies at the heart of the City of Detroit. Known as the “Point of Origin,” the junction of Woodward and Monroe Avenues is the starting point from where the City of Detroit’s system of streets, squares and lots was created. As home to the headquarters of Compuware, retail outlets and loft residences Campus Martius is a significant and contributing factor to the ongoing rebirth of downtown Detroit. With gardens, fountains, waterfalls, monuments, ice skating rink and green space, it is the meeting place for city residents.

Wherever you go in Metro Detroit you are sure to be close to one of its many attractions. Be it the arts, theatre, music, history or science, indoor or outdoor activity, fully active or mostly passive, there is always something to do, somewhere to go, some place to call your favorite. Check for hours and fees before you go because they are subject to change. But most of all make sure you go and ENJOY! Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, 315 E. Warren at Brush, (313) 494-5800. Open Tuesday through Sunday, call for exact hours. Admission charge. This state-of-the-art facility is the largest of its kind. Exhibits show the history and contributions of African Americans. The museum features 125,000 sq. ft. simulating scenes from early African history to the slave trade, the civil rights movement to contemporary Detroit. Cobo Center, One Washington Blvd., Detroit, (313) 877-8777. Venue for the International Auto Show, home and garden shows, Detroit Economic Club, media and other special events. Cobo is also home to the Vu Restaurant and Lounge. Comerica Park, 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, (313) 962-4000. There’s a lot more than baseball (still the main event!). Home of the 2012 AL champion Detroit Tigers. A theme park, baseball museum, and restaurants, add to the fun. Detroit Artists Market, 4719 Woodward Ave., 48201, (313) 832-8540. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m This market and gallery is dedicated to Michigan artists. It was founded in 1932 and is the oldest cultural institution in Detroit promoting contemporary artists. Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Avenue (at the Detroit Institute of Arts), Detroit, (313) 833-4005. Foreign and art films shown on weekends, fall through spring. Films and live music concerts June and July


Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, (313) 833-1805. Established in 1928, this Detroit cultural gem is one of the oldest and largest museums dedicated to metropolitan history. “Streets of Old Detroit,” “Glancy Trains,” and “Kid Rock” are fantastic! Closed Mondays. Free Admission.

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, (313) 833-7900. Open Wednesday-Sunday and late night Fridays. The Beaux Arts Building was designed by Paul Cret and built in 1927 and just underwent an extensive renovation. Renowned for its extensive and diverse collection, with over 100 galleries, a reference library, lecture hall, cafe and museum store. Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County residents are free.

Detroit People Mover This elevated rail system forms a large circle stopping at strategic downtown districts. Regional, national and international artists have created 15 major works of art in 13 stations. Examples of Pewabic Pottery, bronze sculptures, ceramic and Venetian glass mosaics and murals create a visual parade from station to station. Stops include the Renaissance Center, Joe Louis Arena, Cobo Center, Grand Circus Park and Greektown. Visit or call 800-541-RAIL.

Detroit Opera House/ Michigan Opera Theatre, 1526 Broadway, Detroit, Ticket Office: (313) 237-7464. 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 call (313) 237-3425.

The city of Detroit’s “Financial District” (Woodward to Jefferson: Lafayette-Washington) has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places! Thirty-Six buildings spanning over 150 years of age show off the impressive buildings built by renowned architects such as Albert Kahn’s Detroit Free Press Building, Security Trust and First State Bank. Wirt Rowland designed the landmark Penobscot and Guardian Buildings and Minoru Yamaski’s work can be seen in the Federal Reserve and Michigan Consolidated Gas designs. All styles – Neoclassical to Romanesque and International, are represented, including Phillip Johnson’s Comerica Tower and Hans Gehrke’s Detroit Fire Department Headquarters. It is a fantastic designation for a treasure trove of amazing works of art depicting Detroit’s rich architectural history, past and present.



Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, (313) 576-5111. For nearly a century, many renowned conductors and musicians have performed beloved classics, world premiers, pops and jazz. There are always programs for children and families as well. Orchestra Hall, built by C. Howard Crane in 1919, is the elegant home of the orchestra and is now part of the fantastic Music Center. Detroit Experience Factory (DXF) 123 Monroe St., Detroit, (313) 962-4590 Offers public and customized tours by and with residents that love Detroit! Eastern Market Headquarters at 2934 Russell, located on Russell between Mack & Gratiot,, (313) 833-9300. Open Saturdays, 6:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. This eleven 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, (313) 262-2100. 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 available at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.; varies – September through December offered Monday, Thursday, Friday; January through August, Monday and Friday. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, 313-471-6611. Over 80 years old, the Fox is the oldest surviving movie palace of the 1920s. It continues to showcase live music and Broadway shows. Greektown Monroe Street between Randolf 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. Indian Village This community of 351 homes, six churches, four elementary and two nursery schools was admitted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Located from E. Jefferson to Mack Avenue in Detroit it includes Burns, Iroquois and Seminole Avenues. These homes, built as early as 1895 by Detroit’s wealthiest businessmen, are on a grand scale, explaining the popular home and garden tours this neighborhood hosts.

Joe Louis Arena or, 600 Civic Center Drive, Detroit, (313) 471-6606. Home of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings. The arena hosts concerts and other entertainment events as well. Majestic Theatre Center, 4140 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, (313) 833-9700. 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, (313) 832-7100. 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. Mexicantown 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 • (313) 577-8400 • Family oriented, hands on displays designed with an interactive approach, for the discovery of all things related to science, math and technology. Features exhibits, live shows and activities. Open daily, extended hours in the summer months. Midtown Detroit,, 3939 Woodward Ave., Ste. 100, Detroit, 48201 (313) 420-6000. Bounded by Ford Freeway (North), Chrysler Freeway (East), Fisher Freeway (South), and the Lodge Freeway (West). Known as “Midtown”, this area includes many cultural, educational and medical institutions including the Detroit Art Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit Public Library, and the Max Fisher Music Center.

Motown Historical Museum, 2648 West Grand Blvd., Detroit, (313) 875-2264. Open year round 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Admission charge. Featuring the beginning of the Motown music empire; five galleries with displays and artifacts, showcase the major works of Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and more. Online gift shop.

Pewabic Pottery, 10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit, (313) 626-2000, 10 am.-6 pm Monday-Saturday, noon-4p.m. Sunday. Free self-guided tours Monday-Friday, call for group tours. A Detroit institution, many homes and office buildings are decorated with these distinctive tiles and mosaics. Production, history and exhibits are available to view. One of only two active turn-of-thecentury pottery studios in the country. Online store. Renaissance Center Located on Jefferson between Brush and Beaubien,, (313) 567-3126. A Detroit land- mark on the Detroit River, it is easily recognized by its five massive glass towers. The RenCen, at 5.5 million square feet, houses General Motors World Headquarters, numerous offices, the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel, a food court, fine dining restaurants, specialty retail stores, and movie theaters. Tours offered daily Monday - Friday. Rivertown Located along the Detroit River between the RenCen and Belle Isle Bridge, this historic warehouse district with great views features restaurants, clubs, parks, marina and outdoor concert venue. Skillman Library, 121 Gratiot, Detroit, (313) 481-1850. Hours: 10am-6pm. Closed Fridays and Sundays. The nation’s most extensive public archive of automotive information including books, photographs, drawings and company histories. Tuskege Airmen National Museum Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 W. Jefferson, Detroit, (313) 833-8849. Call for hours. Closed in winter. Photos, equipment, uniforms from the African American airmen serving in World War II.

Wayne State University Theatre & Dance, (313) 577-2972 Performance Spaces: • Hilberry Theatre - Operated by the Graduate Repertory Company. • Bonstelle Theatre - Used for major productions by the undergraduate program. • Studio Theatre - Open stage in the lower level of the Hilberry theatre used for experimental and classroom productions. • Allesee Dance Studio - Small theatre on thrid floor of the Old Main building. 105

Wayne County Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Avenue (at Schaefer), Dearborn, (313) 582-2266. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission charge. Opened May 2005, 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.

Automotive Hall of Fame, 21400 Oakwood, Dearborn, (313) 240-4000. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission charge. Classic cars, including a replica of the first gasoline auto, plus interactive exhibits.

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores, (313) 884-4222. April-December: 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m, Tuesday- Saturday, 12:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday; January - March. Call for hours. Tours every 30 minutes. Admission charge. Designed by Albert Kahn, this family home is representative of the Detroit “auto barons”. It was built in the style of the Cotswolds in Worchester, England. Many original pieces from the family art and antiques collection are on view. Greenmead Historical Park 20501 Newburgh Road, Livonia, (248) 477-7375. This 95 acre parksite includes Greek revival farmhouse (exhibits), north barn, farmhand house, gardens, and historical village. The village includes homes built in mid-1800s, gift shops, picnic and recreational facilities.

Grosse Pointe Theatre, 315 Fisher Road, Grosse Pointe 48230, (313) 881-4004. More than 400 members volunteer their talents, performing five plays a year at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial.



Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms, (313) 881-7511. 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.

The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn, (313) 982-6001. Open 9:30a.m.-5:00p.m. MondaySunday. Admission charge. The complex is America’s greatest history attraction. The past, present and future is represented in four distinct venues: the Museum exhibits 300 years of history, Greenfield Village includes Main Street, railroad junction and Model-T rides, an IMAX theatre, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Benson Ford Research Center.

Mill Race Historical Village (Downtown Northville) 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. For additional information and calendar of events and activities log on to /MillRaceVillage/MillRace/VillageOverview

Motor City youth Theatre, Grantland Street Playhouse, 27555 Grantland, Livonia, (313) 535-8962. This high quality group of five to 18 year olds puts on main stage productions involving dance, music and visual arts. Workshops and summer programs are offered as well.

Plymouth Historical Museum, 155 S. Main Street, Plymouth, (734) 455-8940. Admission fee. Open 1:00-4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Features special events, historical exhibits specializing in Victorian reproductions, and gift shop.

Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill 10685 Warren Road, Plymouth, (734) 455-2290. U-pick orchard, cider mill, country store, petting farm, cross-country skiing.

Wyandotte Museum, 2610 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte, (734) 324-7284. Admission fee. The museum is housed in the Victorian Ford-MacNichol home, built in 1896. The building features a wraparound porch, turret, six fireplaces, and original decor. The museum offers archives and exhibits highlighting local history; other buildings on site.

yankee Air Museum

(located at historic Willow Run Airport)

47884 D Street, Belleville 48111 (734) 483-4030 • Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adults $5.00, children under 18 free and families $8.00. Learn about Detroit’s role in winning World War II. See documentary on how Ford Motor Company built more than 8,500 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers. Numerous aircraft and artifacts on display from World Ward I through the Vietnam era and beyond including jet fighters and B-52 Stratofortress. Flight Experience rides on either a B-17 Flying Fortress or B-25 Mitchell bomber (at additional costs) are the ultimate ‘bucket list’ adventures for adults. This small museum offers big memories and promises plenty of smiles.

Oakland County

Avon Players Theatre, 1185 Washington, Rochester Hills, (248) 608-9077. A community theatre group performing comedies, musicals, mysteries and dramas. Friday-Sunday, September through May. Youth theatre in the summer.

Clarkston Village Players, 4861 White Lake Road, Clarkston 48346, (248) 625-8811. Community theatre runs year round, includes summer youth theatre.

Cranbrook Educational Community 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills 48304 Cranbrook Art Museum – (248) 645-3323. This contemporary art museum built by Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen in 1942 houses permanent and changing exhibitions feature a state of the art Collectors Wing, as well as a store selling works by students, faculty, books, prints, giftware, etc. Cranbrook House and Garden – (248) 645-3147. Designed by Albert Kahn in 1908 for the founders of Cranbrook (George and Ellen Booth), it is the oldest surviving manor home in Metro Detroit. The 40 acres of diverse gardens were originally designed by Mr. Booth. Open May thru October. Cranbrook Institute of Science (248) 645-3200. Explore science, technology and natural history through exhibits, hands-on activities and planetarium. For hours, ticket prices and other information you may need log on to Saarinen House – 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 thru October for public walk-in and private tours. Call for exact dates and times. (Art Museum)

DTE Energy Music Theatre, Sashabaw Road off I-75, Clarkston, (248) 377-0100. May through September. Outdoor, 15,000 seat concert venue. Both pavilion and lawn seating available. Major national tours and concerts.

Detroit Zoo, Woodward Avenue at 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, (248) 541-5717. Open Daily – April-Labor Day, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; September-October, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; November-March, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Admission charge. Featuring a Wild Adventure Simulator, the Arctic Ring of Life and National Amphibian Conservation Center.

Farmington Players, 32332 W. Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills, (248) 553-2955. For over 50 years local talent has performed in a beautiful white barn with a bright red roof!

Holocaust Memorial Center, 28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, (248) 553-2400. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 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.

Mark Ridleys Comedy Castle 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak 48067, (248) 542-9900. The best comedy in town! Offers six week long comedy classes and Wednesday is open mic night.

Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum 31005 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills (248) 626-5020, Listed as one of the most unusual museums in the country, there are thousands of toys, machines, and one of a kind collectibles.

Meadowbrook Music Festival, Adams Road at Walton Blvd. (Oakland University campus), Rochester, (248) 377-0100. May through September. Popular 7,700 seat entertainment venue. Both pavilion and lawn seating available. Home to the Meadow Brook Gardens as well.

Meadowbrook Hall, near Adams Road and Walton Blvd. (Oakland University campus), Rochester, (248) 370-3140. Open daily year round. Admission charge. The Matilda Dodge Wilson Estate (widow of auto baron John Dodge) is a beautiful 100-room Tudor revival style mansion was built in 1929. It boasts 24 fireplaces, 39 chimneys and 13 kitchens. For special events and tours please call.

Meadowbrook Theatre, corner of Walton Blvd. and Squirrel Road (Oakland University campus), Rochester, (248) 377-3300. Performances September through May. Includes the yearly, much anticipated “A Christmas Carol.”

Paint Creek Trail Rochester Municipal Park to Atwater Street, Lake Orion, (248) 651-9260. This 8.9 mile trail used to be a railway. Biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding and fishing along Paint Creek and the Clinton River.

Palace of Auburn Hills, 4 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills, (248) 377-0100. Home of the NBA’s Detroit Pistons. Also hosts large, live entertainment and head line productions.

Palazzo di Bocce, 4291 S. Lapeer Rd, Orion Township (north of the Palace of Auburn Hills), (248) 371-9987. Open 7 days a week. 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.

Ridgedale Players, 205 W. Long Lake Road, Troy, (248) 689-6241. One of the oldest community theatre groups in Michigan (over 75 years), with a junior actor program as well.

Rochester Hills Museum overview.asp, at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester, (248) 656-4663. Open year round Friday and Saturday, 1:00-4:00 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 self-guided tour brochure is available at the museum. Streets bordering the area are Tienken, Washington and Runyon.

Stagecrafters, at the Historic Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak, (248) 541-6430. September through July. This theatre group presents musicals, comedies and dramas. Also special youth theatre programs.

Village Players of Birmingham, 34660 Woodward, Birmingham 48009, (248) 644-2075 (tickets). Community and youth theatre and summer theatre arts camp. 107

Macomb County

Crocker House Museum, 15 Union St., Mount Clemens, (586) 465-2488. Restored Victorian Italianate, built in 1869, it is fully furnished and was home of the first mayor of Mount Clemens. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and first Sunday of every month. Freedom Hill Amphitheater, 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights, box office (888) 929-7849. This is an indoor and outdoor music and movie theatre surrounded by Freedom Hill County Park. It has pavilion and lawn seating.

Grand Pacific House Museum 51065 Washington, New Baltimore, (586) 725-4755. Built in 1881 as a hotel and saloon, it is a now a museum with an active membership, meetings and workshops for all ages. Open Wednesday and Saturday only. Call for hours.

Livingston County

All Saints Chapel 114 S. Walnut, Howell, (517) 548-7964. Restored to its original form, built in 1920 in Gothic Revival style, the chapel is one of the oldest in the county. Brighton Center for the Performing Arts 7878 Brighton, Brighton 48116, (810) 299-4130. Presents arts and entertainment events. Plus, the center is equipped to handle multi-media events, receptions and business seminars. Community Theatre of Howell, theatre located on northeast corner of Grand River and Highlander Way, Howell, (517) 545-1290. Located in the high school’s freshman campus building, performances include a children’s production, numerous theatre workshops and two-week summer youth camp. Florence Dearing Museum 3505 Avon St., Heartland, (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. Great Escape Fun Center, 2630 E. Grand River Ave., 108


Lorenzo Cultural Center, 44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Twp. 48038, (586) 445-7348. 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. Center for the Performing Arts, Macomb Community College, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township 48038, (586) 286-2222. This is the cultural hub of the county. There is much to do including concerts, musicals and dance, live theatre, workshops and an art gallery. Michigan Transit Museum, Depot on Cass Ave. between Gratiot and Groesbeck, Mount Clemens, (586) 463-1863. Train rides and 45-minute tour available Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00-4:00 p.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. Sanders and Morley Candy, 23770 Hall Road, Clinton Township, (800) 651-7263. A delicious Detroit treat, come observe how the chocolate is made. For a Morley Candy tour call (800) 682-2760. Selfridge Military Air Museum (586) 239-5035. Selfridge Air National Guard Base, M-59 and Jefferson, Harrison Township. Indoor and outdoor exhibits, with Navy and Air Force planes. Call for hours and tour information. Wolcott Mill Metropark & Farm Learning Center 63841 Wolcott Road, Ray Township, park (586) 781-4242, farm (586) 752-5932. Consisting of 2,625 acres of parkland on the Clinton River, the park features a historic grist mill, farm animals, 18 hole golf course, camping and equestrian trails.

Howell, (517) 548-6457. Indoor fun center. Closed Mondays. Voted one of “Michigan’s Best” (Detroit News’ readers) with 15,000 square feet of arcade games, go-karts, “bumper car” basketball, snack bar.

Hamburg Historical Museum 7225 Stone Street, Hamburg, (810) 986-0190. Features a permanent train display and historical exhibits dating back to 1831. Exhibits change every two months. Other amenities include a gift shop and tea room. Call for hours.

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

Hicks Schoolhouse M-36 and Farley Road, Pinckney. One-room schoolhouse with tours available throughout the year. It is operated by the Pinckney Historical Society.

Howell, Downtown, Grand River Avenue, (517) 546-3920 – chamber of commerce, (517) 5463520 – tours. The main street of Howell, out of a Currier & Ives print, is a National Historic District. Nineteenth century architecture, houses, restaurants, antique and specialty stores. Included is the Livingston County Courthouse built in 1889.

Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society • (586) 872-2581 16600 Stephens, Eastpointe Dedicated to portraying and preserving the story about Michigan's civilian and military efforts during the conflicts of the 20th Century, this unique collection showcases products produced by Michigan’s “Arsenal of Democracy.”

Anton Art Center • (586) 469-8666 125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens 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.

Starkweather Arts Center • (586) 752-5700 219 N. Main Street, Romeo Located in an historic district, this newly renovated space offers opportunities to appreciate the arts for all ages.

Richmond Community Theatre • (586) 727-9518 69619 Parker Street, Richmond Celebrating 45 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.

All The World Is a Stage • (586) 243-2253 66130 Van Dyke, Washington Township 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.

Howell Nature Center, 1005 Triangle Lake, Howell 48843, (517) 546-0249. 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.

Imagination Station at the Mill Pond, Downtown Brighton. 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.

Livingston Centre Historical Museum Fowlerville Fairgrounds, 8800 W. Grand River, Fowlerville, (517) 223-8186. Numerous turn-of-thecentury buildings collected from all over the country including a one-room schoolhouse, rail depot, farmhouse, barbershop and church. Open during the Fair, Fall Fest and by appointment.

Meijer Skate Park 333 Orndorf Dr., Brighton, (810) 225-8096. Open May through October. A 19,000 square foot skateboard park, 24 foot wide mini-ramp, regulation inline hockey rink and 1/2 mile skate trail. Helmets required, available for rent, supervised, late summer hours.

Genesee County

Alfred P. Sloan Museum E. Kearsley Street, Flint, (810) 237-3450. Open daily. Admission fee. Collection of rare and antique cars including the largest display of General Motors experimental cars in the nation. The museum also showcases Flint’s early history. Other amenities include a science discovery center, cafe and gift store.

Birch Run, north on I-75 at Exit 136, (989) 624-6226. The Midwest’s largest outlet center featuring Coach, Pottery Barn, The Gap, Nike, Polo, Banana Republic, North Face, Tommy Hilfiger, J. Crew, and more, plus numerous restaurants.

Buick Gallery 303 Walnut Street, Flint (810) 237-3450. Part of the Sloan Museum, this gallery features over 25 classic and concept cars, 1940’s soda fountain, and photo ops in a 1917 touring car! Look for this summers muscle cars and Covette’s 60th Anniversary will be celebrated the end of July thru September. Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad 6140 Bray Road, Flint, (810) 736-7100 or (800) 648PARK. Open Wednesday-Sunday, Memorial Day to Labor Day, call for exact times of operation. Admission Fee. Railroad departs several times a day. The Village contains more than 30 historic structures from the 1800s, along with a steam locomotive, ferris wheel, carousel and paddlewheel riverboat. There are also Halloween and Christmas programs.

Fenton Village Players, 14197 Torry Rd., Fenton, (810) 750-7700. Provides professional quality theatre and includes children’s theatre program. Encourages involvement in various ways. Performances at the Community Center.

Flint Childrens Museum, on the campus of Kettering University, 1602 W. University (Third Ave.), Flint, (810) 767-5437. 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. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Flint Community Players Tom & Bea Nobles Performance Hall. 2462 S. Ballenger Hwy., Flint. 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, 420 E. Boulevard Dr., Flint, (810) 232-1399. 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!

Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, (810) 234-1695. Monday - Thursday noon-5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sunday1-5:00 p.m. late night Thursdays. Admission fee for temporary exhibits. Members 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, (810) 238-1350. Manages the School of Performing Arts, the Flint Symphony Orchestra and the Youth 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.

For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum 2142 N. Genesee, Burton, (810) 789-8567. Features 380 acres with ponds, forests, hiking trails, educational programs, visitor center and museum.

Genesee Belle Cruise Stepping Stone Falls and Picnic Area, 5161 Branch Road, Flint, (810) 736-7100, ext. 6. A variety of cruises are offered on the paddlewheel riverboat. Lunch, dinner, fall color touring and an assortment of Sunday evening theme cruises are available. Grand Blanc Heritage Museum 203 E. Grand Blanc (City Hall), Grand Blanc, (810) 694-7274. Two floors of exhibits showcase the local history based on constant research and documentation. Numerous activities and events are held. Gift shop on lower level.

Heavenly Scent Herb Farm, 13730 White Lake Road, Fenton, (810) 629-9208. Housed in a barn built in 1910, painted to look like three storefronts – home decor, body care products, garden items. Specialty herbs and plants available in the greenhouse.

James H. Whiting Auditorium, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, (810) 237-7333. 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 and Flint Youth Theatre.

Robert T. Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, (810) 237-3400. Open daily (except major holidays), 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.

Spicer Orchards, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton, (810) 632-7692. 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. 109

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Air Zoo, located at the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, 6151 Portage Rd., Kalamazoo 49002, (866) 524-7966. Billed as the giants of history, performance and accomplishment, the stars of this museum have names like Curtis P-40N Warhawk, F-18, F-14 Tomcat, SR-71 Blackbird and SBD Dauntless. There are full motion flight simulators, a 4-D theatre and amusement park rides for more excitement. Alden B. Dow House & Studio, 315 Post St., Midland 48640, (866) 315-7678. 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.

Avalanche Bay Indoor Water Park, Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls 48713, (231) 549-7979. Michigan’s largest indoor water park and voted the best in the state! At a constant yearly temperature of 84° come enjoy kiddie pools, slides, a river, surf simulator and climbing wall.

Bay View Association, P.O. Box 583, Petoskey 49770, (231) 347-6225. Located between Petoskey and Harbor Springs along Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay. Set on 337 hilly acres are approximately 450 Victorian cottages built at the turn of the 20th century along with 30 community buildings and two inns, designated a National Historic Landmark. Founded by the Methodist Church, the beautiful treed setting offers summer lectures, seminars, music concerts, and live theatre open to the public.

Beaver Island (America’s Emerald Isle) The largest island in Lake Michigan, 30 miles off Michigan’s lower- peninsula northwest coast. Is accessible by ferry from Charlevoix. 13 miles long by 6 miles wide, this beautiful island offers beaches, biking, shopping, restaurants and lots of entertainment. Beaver Island Boat Company – (231) 547-2311, Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce – (231) 448-2505

Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 E. Beltline NE, Grand Rapids 49525, (888) 957-1580. Numerous special collections include an arid, English perennial, seasonal, Victorian, woodlands, a children’s and Michigan farm garden. A sculpture park, garden trails and concert series are also featured. Call for special exhibits, hours and admission fees.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum • Library: 1000 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor 48109, (734) 205-0555. Located on the campus of the University of Michigan, the library holds historical materials including photos, documents, collections and oral histories available for research. • Museum: 303 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids 49504, (616) 254-0400. The permanent collection highlights the President from his youth to his life in the White House. There is a replica of the Oval Office, a gallery of 1970s memorabilia and an interactive Cabinet Room. There are also temporary exhibits and educational program features.

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and Light Station, 18335 N. Whitefish Point Rd., Paradise 49768, (888) 492-3747. Call or log on for seasonal hours. Admission fee. A truly noteworthy travel destination. Offers tours, museum features information and artifacts from the Edmund Fitzgerald, overnight programs, current projects and more.

Hartwick Pines State Park & Logging Museum 4216 Ranger Rd., Grayling 49738, (989) 348-7068. 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. 110


Interlochen Center for the Arts, 4000 Hwy. M-137, Interlochen 49643, (231) 276-7200. 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.

Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House and Gardens of Saginaw 527 Ezra Rust Dr., Saginaw, 48601, (989) 759-1648 Three acres along the shore of Lake Linton, authentic tea house and ceremony. Open April thru October Tuesday-Saturday 12 Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Leelanau Peninsula/Old Mission Peninsula Jutting out into the blue waters of Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay, these areas are worth touring for their vineyards and winery tours. Michigan is the fourth largest grape-growing state, has 101 commercial wineries, 15,000 acres of vineyards, and adds $300 million to the Michigan economy. Wine events calendar is available on the website.

The Mackinac Bridge Fee charged. The world’s third longest suspension bridge just turned 50 years old. This architectural gem is approximately five miles in length and connects the upper and lower peninsulas.

Mackinac Parks Mackinaw City (231) 436-4100 (year round) Mackinac Island (906) 847-3328 (May-mid October) • Mackinac Island is known for its famous Grand Hotel and is only accessible by plane or boat. There are no cars on the island. Biking, horses and horse-drawn carriages are the methods of transport while visiting. The Butterfly House, riding stables, golf course, bike rentals (the eight mile bike ride around the island is easy and beautiful) are all favorite destinations. • Fort Mackinac, constructed on the island by the British during the American Revolution, is a must see. Fourteen original buildings and a variety of reenactments depict life as it was in a military fort. • Mackinaw City offers its own fantastic and historic stops including Colonial Michilimackinac, Mill Creek and the Old Mackinac Pointe Lighthouse. Please log on to the parks’ website for more details.


...has the largest waterway traffic system on earth that is considered one of the wonders of the world – The Soo Locks. ...has 102 State Parks, 17 state operated harbors and 133 state forest campgrounds. home to more lighthouses than any other state, has the largest freshwater lake in the world (Lake Superior), and the largest section of the North Country National Scenic Trail.

City of Marshall, (800) 877-5163 Visitor’s Center. 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!

Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum Located at Saginaw Valley State University, 7400 Bay Rd., Saginaw 48604, (989) 964-7125. Over 200 works and a sculptor’s 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. Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum Gardens: 1800 Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor Arboretum: 1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor (734) 647-7600 (both). Open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset. Conservatory, gift shop, trails and natural areas. No admission charge.

Michigan Firehouse Museum, 110 Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 547-0663. Treasure trove of firefighting equipment in an old “once working” station dating back to 1898, including bunk area, brass pole and vehicles. Closed Mondays admission fee.

Monroe County Historical Museum 126 S. Monroe, Monroe 48161, (734) 240-7780. Open Wednesday-Sunday 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 906-387-2607 Munising 49862. Located near Grand Marais, this is America’s first authorized National Lakeshore. Stretching 40 miles along Lake Superior, this visually spectacular shoreline includes sandstone cliffs, dunes, beaches, waterfalls, lakes and forest.

Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park Street, Chelsea, (734) 433-ROSE. Started by the talented actor and Michigander, Jeff Daniels, this playhouse showcases live theatre year round. Also offers acting classes for all ages.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore 9922 Front St., Empire 49630, (231) 326-5134. 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.

Soo Locks Boat Tours, Sault Ste. Marie 49783, (800) 432-6301. The largest waterway traffic system in the world. A two hour tour in international waters next to huge freighters allows views of four locks, steel plants, St. Mary’s Rapids, and Michigan’s oldest city Sault Ste. Marie.

Spring Valley Trout Farm, 12190 Island Lake Rd., Dexter, (734) 426-4772. The freshest “fish and chips” in Metro Detroit. Catch your own dinner of catfish or trout, no license required! 20 acres of fun include nine spring fed ponds. Seasonal hours, fees and recipes online!

State Capitol Building N. Capitol and W. Michigan Ave., Lansing 48096. Dedicated in 1879, it was one of the first buildings to copy the architecture of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Designed by Elijah E. Myers, it is open for tours including the House and Senate galleries. For info call (517) 373-2348.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park 41382 W. M-123, Paradise 49768, (906) 492-3415. Vehicle permit required. The inspiration for Longfellow’s “Hiawatha”. A series of falls (second largest east of the Mississippi) are located in the middle of 50,000 acres of pristine beauty. The park offers nature programs, a wildlife viewing site, fishing, canoeing, boat launch, hiking and much more.

USS Silversides Submarine Museum 1346 Bluff St., Muskegon 49441 (231) 755-1230 • 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.

West Coast Beaches & Communities New Buffalo to Muskegon On the shores of southern Lake Michigan, dotting the coastline, are numerous beautiful sandy beaches and “quaint” and “not so quaint” towns and cities offering great eating, shopping and antiquing, and many special events like Holland’s Tulip Festival, drawing thousands of visitors annually.

Zehnders of Frankenmuth Click on “restaurant”. 730 S. Main St., Frankenmuth 48734, (800) 863-7999. 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. 111

Health Care

Metro Detroit has an abundance of quality hospitals including teaching hospitals and those with state-of-the-art and specialized facilities.

Hospice & Palliative Care Association of Michigan 721 N. Capitol Ave., Ste 2 • Lansing, MI 48906 • (517) 803-2500 Trade association representing hospice, palliative care and advance care planning. Lists all hospice locations by county as well.


Beaumont Hospital-Grosse Pointe 468 Cadieux • Grosse Pointe 48230 (313) 473-1000 • John D. Dingell VA Medical Center 4646 John R • Detroit 48201 (313) 576-1000 •

Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Wayne State University •

• DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center 4201 St. Antoine • Detroit 48201 (313) 745-3000 •

• DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan 3901 Beaubien • Detroit 48201 (313) 745-5437 • • DMC Harper University Hospital 3990 John Rd, Detroit (313) 745-8040 • • DMC Hutzel Hospital 3990 John Rd, Detroit (313) 745-7555 •

• kresge Eye Institute 4717 St. Antoine Blvd. • Detroit 48201 (313) 577-8900 •

• DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan 261 Mack Avenue • Detroit 48201 (313) 745-1203 • • DMC Sinai Grace Hospital 6071 W. Outer Drive • Detroit 48235 (313) 966-3300 •

Barbara Ann karmanos Cancer Institute (DMC facility) 4100 John R • Detroit 48201 (800) KARMANOS (800-527-6266) Garden City Osteopathic Hospital 6245 N. Inkster Rd. • Garden City 48135 (734) 458-3300 •



Henry Ford Hospital 2799 West Grand Blvd. • Detroit 48202 (313) 916-2600 • Numerous clinics and centers, check website. Henry Ford Cottage Medical Center 159 Kercheval • Grosse Pointe Farms 48236 (313) 640-1000 •

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital 2333 Biddle • Wyandotte 48192 (734) 246-6000 •

Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center 18101 Oakwood Blvd. • Dearborn 48124 (313) 593-7000 • Numerous clinics and centers, check website.

Oakwood Annapolis Hospital 33155 Annapolis St. • Wayne 48184 (734) 467-4000 •

Oakwood Heritage Hospital 10000 Telegraph • Taylor 48180 (313) 295-5000 •

Oakwood Southshore Medical Center 5450 Fort Street • Trenton 48183 (734) 671-3800 •

St. John Detroit Riverview Center 7733 E. Jefferson • Detroit 48214 (313) 499-4000 •

St. John Hospital and Medical Center 22101 Moross • Detroit 48236 (313) 343-4000 • Numerous clinics and centers, check website. St. John Conner Creek Village 4777 E. Outer Drive • Detroit 48234 (313) 369-9100 St. Joseph Mercy Canton 1600 S. Canton Center Rd. Canton 48188 (734) 398-7557 •

St. Mary Mercy Hospital 36475 West 5 Mile Road • Livonia 48154 (734) 655-4800 •


Genesys Regional Medical Center 1 Genesys Parkway • Grand Blanc 48439 (810) 606-5000 •

Hurley Medical Center 1 Hurley Plaza • Flint 48503 (810) 262-9000 •

McLaren - Flint 401 S. Ballenger Hwy. • Flint 48532 (810) 342-2000 •


Harbor Oaks Hospital (Child Mental Health and Substance Abuse) 35031 23 Mile • New Baltimore 48047 (586) 725-5777 •

Henry Ford Health System • Henry Ford Macomb-Clinton Hospital 15855 19 Mile Road • Clinton Twp. 48038 (586) 263-2300 • Henry Ford Macomb-Chesterfield 30795 23 Mile Road • Chesterfield 48047 (586) 421-3000 • Henry Ford Macomb-Fraser 15717 15 Mile • Clinton Twp. 48035 (586) 285-3800 • Henry Ford Macomb-Bruce Twp. 80650 Van Dyke • Romeo 48065 (810) 798-8551 • Henry Ford Hospital - Mt. Clemens 215 North Avenue • Mt. Clemens 48043 (586) 466-9300

(Please note there are smaller medical centers throughout the area as well, call 800-436-7936)

McLaren-Macomb 1000 Harrington • Mt Clemens 48043 (586) 493-8000 •

St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital 11800 E. 12 Mile Road • Warren 48093 (586) 573-5000 • 113



Health Care (Please note there are also numerous clinics).


William Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak 3601 W. 13 Mile • Royal Oak 48073-6769 (248) 898-5000 • Numerous centers throughout the area. William Beaumont Hospital – Troy 44201 Dequindre • Troy 48098 (248) 964-5000 •

Botsford General Hospital Main Campus 28050 Grand River Ave. • Farmington Hills 48336 (248) 471-8000 • Numerous clinics and centers, check website. Clarkston Health Center 5625 Water Tower Place • Clarkston 48346 (248) 922-2800 • Crittenton Hospital 1101 W. University Dr. • Rochester 48307 (248) 652-5000 •

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

DMC Surgery Hospital 30671 Stephenson Hwy. • Madison Heights 48071 (248) 733-2200 •

Doctors Hospital of Michigan 461 W. Huron • Pontiac 48341 (248) 857-7200 • Centers throughout Oakland County, check website Henry Ford Health System (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-West Bloomfield Hospital 6777 W. Maple • West Bloomfield 48322 (248) 661-4100 Michigan Institute for Neurological Disorders 28595 Orchard Lake Rd. • Farmington Hills 48334 (248) 553-0010 •

McLaren Cancer Institute 5680 Bow Pointe Dr • Clarkston 48346 (248) 922-6600

McLaren Health Care Village at Clarkston 5701 Bow Pointe Dr. Clarkston 48346 (248) 625-2273 A health care village of physician practices and specialties serving the Clarkston, Independence Township and North Oakland community.

McLaren-Oakland (Part of McLaren Health Care) 50 N. Perry • Pontiac 48342 (248) 338-5000 •

Providence Hospital 16001 W. 9 Mile • Southfield 48075 (248) 849-3000 •

Providence Park Hospital 47601 Grand River Ave. • Novi 48374 (248) 465-4100 Park

St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital 27351 Dequindre Rd. • Madison Heights 48071 (248) 967-7000 •

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland 44405 Woodward Ave. • Pontiac 48341 (248) 858-3000 •

Macomb County (586) 465-9152 Oakland County (866) 498-7914 Wayne County (800) WELL-NOW University of Detroit School of Dentistry (313) 494-6700 University of Michigan School of Dentistry (734) 763-6933 Emergency: (888) 707-2500, ext. 6


Brighton Health Center (University of Michigan Health Center) 8001 Challis Road • Brighton 48116 (810) 227-9510 •

St. John Health Brighton Hospital (Addiction and Mental Health) 12851 East Grand River • Brighton 48116 (888) 215-2700 •

St. Joseph Mercy, Brighton Hospital 7575 Grand River • Brighton 48114 (810) 844-7575 •

St. Joseph Mercy, Livingston Hospital 620 Byron Road • Howell 48843 (517) 545-6000 •

Michigan Community Visiting Nurse Association

30800 Telegraph, Ste. 1728 • Bingham Farms 48025 (800) 882-5720 • (248) 967-8741 Fax • The VNA is the state’s largest, independent, non-profit home health care and hospice agency. Call or go online to find out more.

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 (248) 357-2255 • Serves Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw Counties.

Discount Dental Programs

Detroit Agency on Aging 1-A 1333 Brewery Park Blvd., Ste. 200 Detroit 48207 (313) 446-4444 Serves the City of Detroit, Highland Park, all of Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods.

The Senior Alliance, Inc. Area Agency on Aging 1-C 3850 Second St., Ste. 201 Wayne 48184 (734) 722-2830 • Serves Southern and Western Wayne Couny.


Chelsea Community Hospital 775 S. Main Street • Chelsea 48118 (734) 593-6000 •

Henry Ford Health System Medical Center-Ann Arbor 2755 Carpenter Rd. • Ann Arbor 48108 (734) 973-3090 •

St. Joseph Mercy Health Systems Hospital Centers in Livingston and Washtenaw counties.

• St. Joseph Mercy Hospital 5301 McCauley Dr. • Ypsilanti 48197 Mail: P.O. Box 995 • Ann Arbor 48106 (734) 712-3456 •

• St. Joseph Mercy Saline Hospital 400 W. Russell St. • Saline 48176 (734) 429-1500 •

University of Michigan Health System

Includes: University Hospital, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Women’s Hospital

1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor 48109 Info: (734) 936-6641 (734) 936-4000 • Numerous clinics and programs, check website.

Veterans Administration (VA) Ann Arbor Healthcare System 2215 Fuller Rd. • Ann Arbor 48105 (734) 769-7100 • 115

Sports & Recreation

Professional Sports Teams of Southeast Michigan Detroit Lions (NFL)

Detroit Pistons (NBA) Detroit Tigers (MLB)

Detroit Red Wings (NHL)

High School Sports

Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) (517) 332-5046 • Complete middle and high school directory lists sports offered, leagues and conferences, locations, scores and schedules.


League of Michigan Bicyclists (517) 334-9100 or (888) 642-4537 • Lists clubs, organizes shoreline cruises, various routes and maps online.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources More than 1,300 miles of trails listed by park and trail name.

International Mountain Biking Association One of the largest affiliates of the International Mountain Biking Association. There are numerous chapters throughout the state. Log on for links and trail locations. Top of Michigan Trails Council (231) 348-8280 ● 288 miles of trails and maps listed online.




In Michigan, a registration number (certificate) is required and must be displayed (exceptions are canoes, kayaks and row boats less than 16 feet). They may be purchased at a Secretary of State office (see “Basics” in the front of this book).

Department of Natural Resources Information on marinas, reservable harbors, harbors of refuge, inland lake maps and online boating safety classes and exam: and

Michigan Boating Locate a boating lake by city or region and view detailed maps online.

Michigan Boating Industries Association • (734) 261-0123 Trade association for the recreational boating industry. List of programs, upcoming boat shows, and boating groups (


Palazzo di Bocce 4291 S. Lapeer Road Orion Township 48359 (248) 371-9987 “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 “Find a league near you!”

Car Racing

Lapeer International Dragway 2691 Roods Lake Road, Lapeer 48446 (810) 664-4772 •

Michigan International Speedway 12626 U.S. Highway 12, Brooklyn 49230 (517) 592-6666 •

Milan Dragway 10860 Plank Rd., Milan 48160 (734) 439-7368 •


Natures kennel Sled Dog Adventures McMillan, MI (UP) • (906) 748-0513

S & L Arctic k9’s Sled Dog Adventures Cadillac, MI (231) 775-0997 •

Shemhadar Dog Sled Adventures Cadillac, MI (231) 779-9976 •

Lady Luck kennels Fowler, MI (989) 307-9711 •

Michigan is derived from the Indian words “Michi-gama” meaning large lake. It has the country’s longest freshwater coastline, more than 100 public beaches, 2 national lakeshores, the longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere connecting the only state that has two peninsulas and an international dark sky park (1 of only 6 in the U.S.). Eighty Great Lakes Harbors and marinas.


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.

Michigan Fishing 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 • News stories, information on clubs and tournaments Michigan Department of Natural Resources • (313) 396-6890 Weekly fishing report.

Michigan Charter Boat Association • (800) 622-2971 Can help with chartering a fishing boat on any of the Great Lakes and has numerous river charters as well.


The five counties 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:, click on “outdoors”, then “golf”.


Michigan Amateur Hockey Association Find clubs and arenas by zip code.

USA Hockey List of players, coaches, rules and regulations, local teams and ice rinks.

Horseback Riding

Huron Clinton Metroparks (800) 477-2757 • Trailriding allowed in Kensington, Oakwoods and Wolcott Mill.

Oakland County Parks (888) ocparks • Equestrian trails can be found in Addison Oaks, Highland Oaks and Rose Oaks. “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 • There are numerous state parks and miles of trails in the Detroit Metro area – campsites and horse rentals are also available. See “Parks” for details at the end of this section.

Genesee County Parks offers two equestrian centers: Everett Cummings Center at 6130 E. Mt. Morris Rd. in Morris and the Elba Equestrian Complex in the Holloway Reservoir Regional Park. Call (800) 648-7275 for details.


Michigan Department of Natural Resources (313) 396-6890 • 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., 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.

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.

Variety Farms Game Preserve 11585 Dunham Road • Hartland (810) 516-6814 • Open to the public. Bring your dog (or they will provide one with a guide) and hunt pheasant, chukar or quail. Lots of cover including hardwood forest. Call for reservations.

Michigan Bow Hunters This is an independent, non-profit association cooperating with the DNR. Log on for events calendar and membership information. Affiliate clubs and shooting schedules can be accessed here as well. Different counties are in different “districts” so log on and get the specific contact information for your area.

Ice Arenas and Rinks

(ice times, lessons, leagues) Campus Martius Park (Outdoors) Downtown Detroit • (313) 962-0101

Michigan Skating Rinks Listed by city at Detailed information includes public skate times, class offerings (figure, hockey), addresses and phone numbers. All counties have indoor facilities.

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. 117


Sports & Recreation Ski Magazine has named Michigan as the Midwest's top ski destination with 3,000 miles of cross-country trails, 51 ski areas, 260 chair lifts, 1000 runs. 40 parks and slopes offer night skiing. Many of these resorts are also known for their championship golf facilities. In Michigan outdoor fun is a year round affair! Alpine Valley of White Lake (White Lake, MI) (248) 887-4183 • Apple Mountain (Freeland, MI) (989) 781-6789 • Big Powderhorn Mountain (Bessemer, MI) (906) 932-4838 • Bittersweeet Ski Area (Otsego, MI) (269) 694-2032 • Boyne Highlands (Harbor Springs, MI) Boyne Mountain (Boyne Falls, MI) (800) GO-BOYNE • Caberfae Peaks (Cadillac, MI) (231) 862-3000 • Cannonsburg Ski Area (Cannonsburg, MI) (616) 874-6711 •

Cross Country Ski Headquarters (Roscommon, MI)

(800) 832-2663 • Crystal Mountain (Thompsonville, MI) (231) 378-2000 • The Homestead of Glen Arbor (Glen Arbor, MI) (231) 334-5000 • Indianhead (Wakefield, MI) (800) 346-3426 • Marquette Mountain (Marquette, MI) (906) 225-1155 • Mt. Bohemia (in the UP’s Keweenaw Peninsula) (906) 289-4105 • Mt. Brighton Ski Area (Brighton, MI) (810) 229-9581 • Mt. Holly (Holly, MI) (248) 634-8269 • Nubs Nob (Harbor Springs, MI) (231) 526-2131 • Pando Winter Sports Park (Rockford, MI) (616) 874-8343 • Pine Knob (Clarkston, MI) (248) 625-0800 • Pine Mountain (Iron Mountain, MI) (906) 774-2747 • Porcupine Mountains (Ontonagon, MI) (906) 289-4105 • Shanty Creek Resort (Bellaire, MI) (800) 678-4111 • Ski Brule of Iron River (Iron River, MI) (800) 362-7853 • Snow Snake Ski & Golf (Harrison, MI) (989) 539-6583 • Swiss Valley Ski Area (Jones, MI) (269) 244-5635 • Treetops Resort (near Gaylord, MI) (888) TREETOPS •


LAX Power Complete list of college and high school teams, standings and schedules.

US Lacrosse, Michigan Chapter Informative site for youth, high school, adult players and coaches; also lists job openings.

Raceways (Horse)

Hazel Park Raceway 1650 E. Ten Mile Rd. • Hazel Park 48030 (248) 398-1000 •

Northville Downs 301 S. Center St. • Northville 48167 (248) 349-1000 •

Running There are a variety of running clubs for all levels in Metro Detroit. Active organizations can be found in Allen Park, Belleville, Detroit, Grosse Ile and Northville. Flint has a running and a power, fitness, racewalker club. Rochester, South Lyon and West Bloomfield have clubs in Oakland County, Chesterfield and Clinton Twp. offer clubs in Macomb County, Brighton and Howell located in Livingston County.


Michigan is ranked in the #1 spot for skiing in the Midwest. Log on to, then click on “outdoors.” Please see listing of Michigan ski areas and resorts on this page.


Michigan offers more than 6,200 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: There is also a full service operations center located in the Metro Detroit area: 26000 W. Eight Mile Rd., Southfield 48033, (248) 359-9040, open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Or visit the state tourism website:, click on “outdoors”, then “snow sports”, then “snowmobiling”.

Michigan Snowmobile Association • 616-361-2285 Information about membership, trail reports and conditions. Also includes a list of clubs throughout the state. Trail permits are available for purchase online.


Great Lakes Womens Soccer • (888) 258-5220 For women 18+ there are over 30 teams throughout the Metro Detroit area.

Michigan State youth Soccer Association 9401 General Drive, Suite 120 • Plymouth 48170 (734) 459-6220 • (734) 459-6242 Fax

Michigan youth Soccer League (MySL) Competitive leagues for players U7 – U19


Michigan Swimming P.O. Box 1784 • Midland 48641 (989) 631-4955 • Log on for list and connections to local clubs.

Nub’s Nob, Harbor Springs



Michigan Masters Swimming Lists teams, contacts and locations.


Genesee County Parks

Buell Lake County Park, 14098 Genesee Road, Clio. 213 acres includes baseball diamonds, fishing site, snowmobile area and radio controlled model airplane field. Davison Roadside County Park, Davison and Belsay Roads, Burton. Offers picnic area and sledding hill on four acres. Flushing County Park, 4417 N. McKinley Road, Flushing. Covering 105 acres with ball diamonds, tennis courts, cross-country skiing, playground and pavilions. Genesee Recreation Area is 4,540 acres including 600 acre Mott Lake and Richfield County Park (345 acres) offering baseball diamonds, BMX motor track, canoeing on the Flint River, tennis courts, cross-country trails, snowmobiling and picnic areas. Bluegill Boat Launch, Bluebell Beach, Splash Pad Playground and Goldenrod Disc Golf Course are also within the recreation area. Holloway Reservoir Regional Park in Linden includes the 1,975 acre reservoir in its 5,500 total acres. The Elba Equestrian Area is located here along with Walleye Pike Boat Launch, fishing sites, toboggan hill and snowmobile areas. Linden County Park, 15349 S. Linden Road, Linden. 135 acres with ball diamonds, tennis courts, a beach on Byram Lake, sledding hill, pavilions and picnic areas. Stepping Stone Falls and Picnic Area, 5161 Branch Rd., Flint. Water falls, picnic tables and access to Flint River bike path. For information, call Genesee County Parks at 800-648-7275 or visit online at

Huron-Clinton Metroparks

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks, one of the nation’s largest regional park systems, offer more than 24,000 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 9 million visitors each year! Call (800)477-2757 or visit online at Wolcott Mill Metropark (2,625 acres) in Ray Township west of New Haven. Historic grist mill and Farm Learning Center; tours available. 18-hole regulation golf course. 10 miles of equestrian trails. Open daily. (586) 752-5932 (farm). Lake St. Clair Metropark (770 acres) In Harrison Township. Large sandy beach along Lake St. Clair for swimming and sunning. “Squirt Zone” spray park, swimming pool, boardwalk, paved hike/bike trail, boat ramps and marinas along the Black Creek. Par 3 18-hole and Adventure golf courses, exercise “fit-trail,” picnic areas, open-air dance pavilion, tot lot, and nature study area. Naturalist-guided nature hikes. Ice skating and cross-country skiing in winter. (586) 463-4581 Stony Creek Metropark (4,461 acres) in W. Shelby Township. Scenic, hilly countryside surrounds 500-acre Stony Creek Lake, perfect for swimmers, anglers and boaters. Two beaches, boat rentals, paved bike-hike trail, exercise “fit-trail,” 18-hole regulation golf course, 24-hole disc golf course, picnic-playground areas, nature center and nature trails, winter sports including tobogganing, sledding, ice fishing, ice skating and cross-country skiing. (586) 781-4242 Indian Springs Metropark (2,224 acres) in White Lake. Hilly terrain and swamp land at headwaters of the Huron River, with an Environmental Discovery Center, a large nature center and labeled nature trails, paved bike-hike trail and picnic areas. Naturalist guided nature hikes, underwater pond viewing room, special events and workshops, 18-hole regulation golf course, Spray-n-Play and tot lot. (248) 625-6640

Sports & Recreation kensington Metropark (4,480 acres) near Milford. Wooded, hilly terrain surrounds the 1,200-acre Kent Lake ideal for fishing, boating and swimming. Paved bike-hike trail, picnic-playground areas, beaches, boat rentals, 18-hole regulation golf course, 27-hole disc golf course, Splash-n-Blast, nature center and trails. Visit the Kensington Farm Center and pet the animals. Enjoy a ride aboard the Island Queen II, a 46passenger pontoon boat. And enjoy a full range of winter sports. (810) 227-8910

Huron Meadows Metropark (1,540 acres) south of Brighton. Paddle boats and rowboats, picnic areas, children’s playground, fishing pier on Maltby Lake. 18-hole regulation golf course, driving range. Cross-country ski trails and equipment rentals in the winter. Boat rental. (734) 426-8211

Hudson Mills Metropark (1,549 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Along the Huron River with scenic wooded areas, paved bike-hike and nature trails, picnic-playground areas, 18-hole regulation golf course, shorefishing, canoeing and scenic lagoon. Facilities include tennis, basketball, shuffleboard and volleyball courts plus a softball diamond near the Outdoor Activity Building. Cross-country skiing with rentals in winter. Two 24-hole disc golf courses. (734) 426-8211

Dexter-Huron Metropark (122 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Picnic-playground park along the Huron River, canoe launch, fishing, play equipment and softball diamond. (734) 426-8211

Delhi Metropark (55 acres) near Dexter/ Ann Arbor. Colorful Delhi rapids, picnicplayground park along the Huron River with tables, play equipment and softball diamond, children’s playground and adventure ship. (734) 426-8211 Lower Huron Metropark (1,258 acres) near Belleville. Scenic park along the Huron River with a parkway, picnic areas, playfields, fishing, Par 3 18-hole golf course, playscape for tots, tennis courts, softball diamonds, nature trails, swimming pool and water slide, food service and bathhouse. Colorful redbud in the spring. Plus beautiful fall colors. Bike-hike trail. (734) 697-9181

Willow Metropark (1,531 acres) near New Boston. Beautifully landscaped grounds surround the central plaza area, with swimming pool, bathhouse, food service, basketball, shuffleboard, softball, skate park, large tot lot, 18-hole regulation golf course, outdoor dance center, paved bike-hike trails. Boat rentals and fishing on Washago Pond. Sledding, ice skating and cross-country skiing in winter. (734) 697-9181

Oakwoods Metropark (1,756 acres) in New Boston. Primarily a nature oriented site with nature center, exhibits and live displays. Labeled nature trails for self-guided hikes and voyageur canoe trips to observe the wonders of nature. Horseback riding trail, paved bike-hike trail. Bring your own canoe/kayak. (734) 782-3956

Lake Erie Metropark (1,607 acres) near Brownstown Township near Gibraltar. Three miles of shoreline along Lake Erie provide a panoramic view. Shorefishing, wave-action swimming pool, bathhouse, food service building, picnic areas, shelter, children’s play area and marina. Cross-country skiing and ice shifhin in winter. 18-hole regulation golf course. Marshland Museum and Nature Center, nature trails. Three-mile paved hike/bike trail. (734) 379-5020 119

Sports & Recreation Livingston County Parks

Livingston County is home to more than 20,000 acres of parkland and more than 50 lakes. Brighton Recreation Area (see State Parks)

Howell City Park – (517) 546-0693. Located in Howell at the corner of Thompson and Barnard Streets. The park has a beach, fishing, swimming, boat launch, softball diamonds, volleyball courts, sledding and tobogganing, playground.

Meijer Skate Park – In Brighton, (810) 225-8096. Offers a regulation size inline hockey rink, a 1/2 mile asphalt inline skating trail, and skateboard challenge section.

Mill Pond Area – (810) 227-9005. Located at W. Main and St. Paul Streets in downtown Brighton. Imagination Station Playground, the Mill Pond Walkway and a performance shelter.

Oakland County Parks

Oakland County Parks consist of more than 6,000 acres of natural landscapes and outdoor recreation at 13 parks and 5 golf courses. The parks offer year-round recreation, including swimming, camping, hiking, boating, golfing and picnicking to crosscountry skiing, ice skating and ice fishing. For information call 888-OCPARKS or visit

Independence Oaks, on Sashabaw Road in Clarkston. A naturally-maintained, 1,276 acre park with picnicking, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating (Crooked Lake) youth group camping, nature study, 12 miles of nature and ski trails with two paved trails. Also includes Wint Nature Center with educational programming.

Red Oaks, Madison Heights. The waterpark is located on 13 Mile Road and offers: Soak Station, a children’s water playground; River Ride a 1,000 foot raft ride with sprays; Spray ‘n Play, a toddler water play area; Terrific Tides wave-action pool; and Triple Turn, a giant triple flume waterslide. The golf course is located on John R and is a completely redesigned Jerry Matthews course with three sets of tees; bunkers, berms and larger greens; and a 2,700 square-foot clubhouse.

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.

Rose Oaks, Fish Lake Road, Rose Township. The parks has 640 acres of gently rolling terrain with open meadows, wooded uplands and valuable wetlands. Hiking, bird watching and fishing are available.

Groveland Oaks, Dixie Highway at Grange Hall Road, Holly. This park offers camping with 269 modern campsites with electrical/water hookups, plus 194 additional sites with electrical hookups and water nearby. There are also six rental log cabins with electricity available onsite. A sandy beach and waterslide are found on Stewart Lake with rowboat, paddleboat and specialty bike rentals. Picnicking and three islands available for group outings.

Addison Oaks, West Romeo Road, near Oxford. This scenic 1,140 acre park offers, swimming,picnicking, 24 hole Disc Golf, row, pedal boat and mountain bike rentals and over 20 miles of trails. There is also a 174 site campground and rental cabins. An elegant conference center is available to rent for weddings and banquets.



Lutz County Park – At Lutz and Cohoctah Roads in Deerfield Township. The county’s first park is 300 acres of natural habitat complete with trails for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. Picnic tables provided. Free access dawn until dusk. Huron Meadows Metropark (see Huron Clinton Metroparks) Island Lake Recreation Area (see State Parks) kensington Metropark (see Huron Clinton Metroparks) Lakelands Trail (see State Parks) Pinckney Recreation Area (see State Parks)

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 bentgrass 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.

Waterford Oaks, Watkins Lake in Waterford. Enjoy active recreation at this 185-acre park near Pontiac with a BMX track, court games complex and paved walking and nature trails. This park is also home to Oakland County’s waterpark offering The Wave, a 475,000 gallon wave-action swimming pool; Ragin’ Rapids group raft ride; the Big Bucket water playscape; and the Slidewinder, a giant double waterslide.

Springfield Oaks, Andersonville Road near Hall Road, Davisburg. A large activity center and surrounding grounds hosts the annual Oakland County Fair. The 18-hole, par 71 golf course also has a clubhouse, pro shop, cart rentals, bar and grill room. Home to a 5-acre community garden, 2 outdoor arenas and an indoor arena in the grand 14,000 historic Ellis Barn, built in 1885.

Highland Oaks (new to the park system), is located at the intersection of Milford Road and White Lake Road. Offers 302 acres of wetlands, forests and meadows. Archery deer hunting is allowed October 1-January 1. DNR rules apply.

Catalpa Oaks, on Catalpa Dr. in Southfield. Offers 25 acres of open space featuring six soccer fields, a baseball diamond and softball field.

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

White Lake Oaks Golf Course, Williams Lake Road, White Lake Township. This 18-hole, par 70 course has banquet facilities for up to 300.

Macomb County Parks

Macomb County is home to more than 130 parks covering 12,000 acres. The county has access to numerous inland lakes and Lake St. Clair with 31 miles of shoreline, over 100 marinas, and 40 golf courses. For more information visit Major parks include: Freedom Hill – (586) 979-7010. 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.

Lake St. Clair – (586) 463-4581. Mount Clemens, on Lake St. Clair (see Huron Clinton Metroparks). Stoney Creek – (586) 781-4242. Utica and Rochester (see Huron Clinton Metroparks).

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

Macomb Orchard Trail – (586) 979-7010. Shelby Township at 24 Mile Road and Dequindre northeast to Richmond. This 24 mile linear hiking and biking path will eventually link 180 miles of trails in Southeast Michigan.

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 (313) 224-7600 Bell Creek Recreation Area – Redford Township, corner of 5 Mile Road and Inkster Road, (734) 261-1990. These scenic 62 acres along the banks of the Rouge River include soccer fields, ball diamonds and tennis courts. Also shows movies and hosts concerts.

Chandler Park 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!

Crosswinds Marsh Wetlands Preserve – 27600 Haggerty Road, Sumpter, between Will Carleton and Willow Roads. (734) 654-1220. This is an interpretive park, education and fun all in one! Open year round there are trails for horseback riding, cross-country skiing or walking. A 40-foot observation tower and campgrounds are also on the property.

Elizabeth Park – East of I-75 off W. Jefferson and Van Horn Road, Trenton. The first county park in Michigan! This park offers 162 acres of fun including softball, biking, in-line 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.

Inkster Valley Golf Course – 2150 Middlebelt Road, quarter mile north of Michigan Avenue, Inkster, (734) 722-8020. This 18 hole, par 72 championship course opened in 1990 and uses 100 acres of wetlands in its natural setting. There is a clubhouse and advanced reservations are necessary.

Lola Valley Park – Beech Daly and Puritan Road, Redford Township, (734) 2611990. 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.

Warren Valley Golf Course – 26116 Warren Road, Dearborn Heights, (313) 5611040. A Donald Ross design, built in 1922, offering 36 holes of golf on the banks of the Middle Rouge River (the water is utilized as part of the design on eleven holes). There is a bar and grill as well as a conference center.

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 for more information.)

Hines Parkway – The parkway runs 17 miles and includes over 20 individual parks in its path from Northville (entrance off 7 Mile Road between Sheldon and Northville Roads) to the southeast end of Dearborn Heights (entrance off Ford Road between Outer Drive and Evergreen). There is a paved pathway for biking, hiking or rollerblading and many places to picnic in the various parks along the way. (Go to for information on the individual parks accessible along the parkway, each with unique amenities.) 121

Sports & Recreation Michigan State Parks

Michigan State Parks are one of the state’s most important natural resources. 2nd in the nation in numbers of licensed boats, 3rd in snowmobiles, 3rd in licensed hunters and 4th in anglers, Michiganians use their parks (as do millions more), and they also generate billions of dollars for the state. Here is a list of parks located in the Metro area. For more information about all of Michigan’s State Parks log on to Bald Mountain – Lake Orion, (248) 693-6767 Eleven lakes, two trout streams, a sandy beach, 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 (844) 235-5375. 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, yacht club, Dossin Great Lakes Museum and numerous other park amenities.

Brighton State 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 State Park – Waterford, (248) 682-7323 A mile of shoreline on Cass Lake this popular sandy beach has mobile concession stands on weekends during the summer. Ice fishing and hiking in the winter months.

Highland Recreation Area – White Lake, (248) 889-3750 This park has a horse stable, 12 miles of riding trails, 17 miles of hiking trails, four lakes with boat access, fishing and Haven Hill Natural Area, former estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford.

Holly Recreation Area – Holly, (248) 634-8811 At 7,817 acres, several thousand are maintained for wildlife habitat. Swim in McGinnis Lake, fish and boat in others. Over 30 miles of hiking and biking trails. Camping available. Island Lake Recreation Area – Brighton, (810) 229-7067 “Up North” feel with cabins, trails, fishing, hunting. Kent Lake and Spring Mill Pond have swimming beaches.

Lakelands Trail State Park – Pinckney, (734) 426-4913 A linear park, 13 miles long, with a gravel surface. Designed for hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.

Maybury State Park – Northville, (248) 349-8390 This facility operates a year round working farm representing life in the early 1900s. There are also miles of trailing for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Seven Lakes State Park – Fenton, (248) 634-7271 Beautiful lakes, sandy beach for swimming, campground, boating and fishing. Picnic shelter, grills and playground equipment available for rent.

William G. Milliken State Park & Harbor – (313) 396-0217. Detroit Located close to Hart Plaza and the Ren-Cen, this is Michigan’s first urban state park. Includes Detroit’s three-mile Riverwalk and 52 slip marina. Complete with lighthouse, picnic tables, and shore-fishing famed for walleye.

Waterloo Recreation Area – Chelsea, (734) 475-8307 The largest park in the lower peninsula, it covers 20,500 acres. Eleven lakes, 47 miles of trails (including equestrian), cabins for camping and Eddy Discovery Center which explores Michigan’s geological history.

W.C. Wetzel State Park – Harrison Township, (810) 765-5605 No permit is required at this undeveloped park. Great for hiking, hunting, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Most state parks require a motor vehicle permit which can be purchased at any park entrance. Both day passes and annual permits are available. Hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased at any sporting goods store.

Pinckney Recreation Area – Pinckney, (734) 426-4913 This park offers 11,000 acres of extensive trails…26 miles for mountain bikers, 46 mile Waterloo-Pinckney Trail, backpacking, fishing and hunting.

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area – Waterford, (248) 666-1020 Ponds, marshes, fields, miles of trails, horseback riding and stable, beach, camping. Pontiac Lake has bass, pike and panfish.

Proud Lake Recreation Area – Wixom, (248) 685-2433 This park has three lakes, hunting, fishing, canoeing and campground with its own beach and boat launch. Cross-country skis and canoes are available for rent.



The Great Lakes contain an estimated 5,500 cubic miles of water – one fifth of all the liquid surface fresh water on Earth. Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area, third largest by volume.


The biking in Metro Detroit is more than good – IT’S FABULOUS! Trailways are offered in most of the County, Metro and State parks in the region. Additional trails can be found linking several communities together, taking the bike traveler on a wonderful trip of exploration and discovery. A number of these trails pass along a sense of history as riders use repurposed rail lines that allow them to trace the pathways used to connect communities in days long past. Rides run through meadows and forests while others take you through urban canyons. All are pet friendly and on some trails you may even have to share space with horses – so be careful where you roll!

Listed here are some trails you may want to consider. There are many more to discover. Get out, saddle up and


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 Clinton River Trail extends for 16 miles in Oakland County and runs from Sylvan Lake to Rochester. 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 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. 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. 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.

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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. The oldest rail trail in Michigan is the Paint Creek Trail that runs 9 miles from downtown Rochester to Lake Orion. The Polly Ann Trail in northern Oakland County offers 34 miles of trail running from Orion Township through Oxford, Addison Township and Leonard to Dryden and Imlay City and North Branch Township in Lapeer County. The River Rouge Gateway Greenway is a 20 mile trail passing through several parks in Northville, Plymouth, Livonia, Westland, Garden City and Dearborn. Another rails to trails pathway is in West Bloomfield that is 4.25 miles long with another 2.7 miles in the process of being added. You can tap into this trail near Orchard Lake Road and Pontiac Trail. 123



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