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What’s Inside

Community Profile Index..............................4 Community Profiles..................................... 8 City of Detroit............................................ 9-10 Wayne County......................................... 11-19 Oakland County.......................................20-37 Macomb County.......................................38-47 Livingston County....................................48-49 Genesee County.......................................50-53

Education.................................................. 54 Oakland County ........................................... 54 Livingston County ........................................ 63 Genesee County ........................................... 63 Macomb County ...........................................64 Wayne County.............................................. 66 Colleges & Universities.....................................68 Attractions................................................. 70 Basics........................................................ 82 International Information...........................87 Business Connections.................................89 Sports & Recreation.................................... 95 Health Care................................................99

ABOUT OUR COVER

Our cover this year celebrates one of the iconic festivals of the Metro Detroit Area - The Michigan Challenge Balloonfest. It is held annually on the last weekend in June in the Livingston County community of Howell. Balloonfest captures the imagination and has something to do for one and all. It offers entertainment for the entire family with a weekend of activities planned for everyone – from skydiving and stunt kite shows to carnival rides, kid attractions, fireworks, and the always-popular balloon launches, fly-ins, and evening glow. And if that isn’t enough there’s an awesome food court, arts festival and open-air marketplace, with downtown Howell just east of the Balloonfest site. Special thanks to PictureLivingston.com and the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce for supplying the photo for our cover. For more information about The Michigan Challenge Balloonfest log on to www.michiganchallenge.com.

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Community Profile Index City of Detroit...... www.detroitmi.gov .......………...9 Wayne County ...................................................11 Allen Park....................... www.cityofallenpark.org .........................19 Belleville ......................... www.belleville.mi.us ..............................16 Brownstown Township ... www.brownstown-mi.org ......................12 Canton Township........... www.canton-mi.org ..................................15 Dearborn ...................... www.cityofdearborn.org ...........................18 Dearborn Heights ......... www.ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us ...............18 Flat Rock........................ www.flatrockmi.org ................................14 Garden City ................... www.gardencitymi.org ............................19 Gibraltar......................... www.cityofgibraltar.net ...........................14

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Featured Communities in Bold Grosse Ile Township ..... www.grosseile.com .................................13 The Grosse Pointes .........................................................................19 Grosse Pointe City.................................. www.grossepointecity.org Grosse Pointe Farms........................... www.grossepointefarms.org Grosse Pointe Park ............................... www.grossepointepark.org Grosse Pointe Shores ..................................... www.gpshoresmi.gov Grosse Pointe Woods .............................................. www.gpwmi.us Harper Woods ............... www.harperwoodscity.org .......................19 Huron Township............. www.hurontownship-mi.gov ..................14 Lincoln Park ................... www.citylp.com …….……………..............19 Livonia ........................... www.ci.livonia.mi.us ................................18 Northville........................ www.ci.northville.mi.us ...........................18 Northville Township ....... www.northvillemich.com .........................18 Plymouth........................ www.ci.plymouth.mi.us ............................18 Plymouth Township........ www.plymouthtwp.org .............................18 Redford Township.......... www.redfordtwp.com ..............................19 Romulus ........................ www.romulusgov.com ..............................14 Southgate ..................... www.southgatemi.org ..............................19 Taylor ............................. www.cityoftaylor.com ..............................14 Trenton .......................... www.trentonmi.org ..................................19 Van Buren Township ..... www.vanburen-mi.org .............................16 Wayne............................ www.ci.wayne.mi.us .................................19 Westland........................ www.cityofwestland.com .........................19 Woodhaven.................... www.woodhavenmi.org ...........................14 Wyandotte ..................... www.wyandotte.net ................................14


Community Profile Index Oakland County..................................................20

Addison Township......... www.twp.addison.mi.us ...........................25 Auburn Hills................... www.auburnhills.org ................................30 Berkley .......................... www.berkleymich.org ..............................32 Beverly Hills................... www.villagebeverlyhills.com ....................34 Bingham Farms ............. www.binghamfarms.org ..........................34 Birmingham ................... www.bhamgov.org ...................................32 Bloomfield Hills ............. www.bloomfieldhillsmi.net ......................34 Bloomfield Township ... www.bloomfieldtwp.org ..........................34 Brandon Township......... www.brandontownship.us .......................37 Clarkston ....................... www.villageofclarkston.org .....................30 Clawson......................... www.cityofclawson.com ..........................37 Commerce Township..... www.commercetwp.com .........................36 Farmington.................... www.ci.farmington.mi.us .........................29 Farmington Hills............ www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us ..................29 Ferndale ........................ www.ferndalemi.gov ...............................32 Franklin Village.............. www.franklin.mi.us ...................................34 Groveland Township ..... www.grovelandtownship.net ...............…...37 Hazel Park ..................... www.hazelpark.org ....................………....37 Highland Township........ www.highlandtwp.com ..............………...25 Holly .............................. www.hollyvillage.org .............………......25 Holly Township .............. www.hollytownship.org .............………...25 Huntington Woods........ www.ci.huntington-woods.mi.us ..………..32 Independence Township.. www.twp.independence.mi.us ...……….30 Keego Harbor ............... www.keegoharbor.org ...............………....36 Lake Orion..................... www.lakeorion.org .....................………...30

Featured Communities in bold

Lathrup Village .............. www.lathrupvillage.org ................………37 Leonard......................... www.villageofleonard.org .............………25 Lyon Township............... www.lyontwp.org ..........................………25 Madison Heights ........... www.madison-heights.org ......................37 Milford........................... www.villageofmilford.org ........................25 Milford Township........... www.milfordtownship.com ......................25 Novi............................... www.cityofnovi.org .................................29 Oakland Township......... www.oaklandtownship.org ......................23 Oak Park........................ www.oakparkmi.gov .…............................37 Orchard Lake Village ..... www.cityoforchardlake.com ...................36 Orion Township............. www.oriontownship.org ..........................30 Oxford Township ........... www.oxfordtownship.org .......................25 Oxford Village ............... www.villageofoxford.org ........................25 Pleasant Ridge .............. www.cityofpleasantridge.org ..................32 Pontiac .......................... www.pontiac.mi.us ..................................37 Rochester ...................... www.ci.rochester.mi.us ............................23 Rochester Hills............... www.rochesterhills.org ............................24 Rose Township .............. www.rosetownship.com ..........................37 Royal Oak...................... www.romi.gov ............................................31 South Lyon .................... www.southlyonmi.org .............................25 Southfield....................... www.cityofsouthfield.com ......................26 Springfield Township..... www.springfield-twp.us ...........................30 Sylvan Lake.................... www.sylvanlake.org .................................37 Troy ................................. www.troymi.gov .......................................22 Village of Wolverine Lake... www.wolverinelake.com .....................36 Walled Lake................... www.walledlake.com ...............................36 Waterford Township ..... www.twp.waterford.mi.us ........................37 West Bloomfield Township... www.wbtwp.com ..............................36 White Lake Township .... www.whitelaketwp.com ..........................37 Wixom ........................... www.wixomgov.org ……………………..37

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Community Profile Index Macomb County................................................. 38

Armada Township......... www.armadatwp.org .................................41 Armada Village.............. www.villageofarmada.org ......................... 41 Bruce Township............. www.brucetwp.org ....................................41 Center Line.................... www.centerline.gov................................... 40 Chesterfield Township... www.chesterfieldtwp.org........................... 40 Clinton Township........... www.clintontownship-mi.gov ....................46 Eastpointe..................... www.cityofeastpointe.net ......................... 40 Fraser............................ www.ci.fraser.mi.us ....................................40 Harrison Township......... www.harrison-township.org ...................... 40 Lenox Township............. www.lenoxtwp.org .................................... 41 Macomb Township....... www.macomb-mi.gov ...............................44 Mount Clemens............. www.cityofmountclemens.com .................46 New Baltimore.............. www.cityofnewbaltimore.org .................. 39 Ray Township................ www.raytwp.org ........................................41 Richmond...................... www.cityofrichmond.net ........................... 41 Richmond Township...... www.richmondtwp.org ............................. 41

Livingston County ......................................... 48

Brighton ........................ www.brightoncity.org ..............................48 Brighton Township ........ www.brightontwp.com ............................48 Fowlerville ..................... www.fowlerville.org .................................49 Genoa Township ........... www.genoa.org .......................................49 Green Oak Township..... www.greenoaktwp.com ...........................48 Hamburg Township ....... www.hamburg.mi.us ................................49 Handy Township............ www.handytownship.org ..........................49 Hartland Township ........ www.hartlandtwp.com .............................49 Howell ........................... www.cityofhowell.org ..............................49 Pinckney ........................ www.villageofpinckney.org ......................49

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Featured Communities in bold Romeo........................... www.villageofromeo.org ...........................41 Roseville........................ www.ci.roseville.mi.us ............................... 40 St. Clair Shores.............. www.scsmi.net .......................................... 40 Shelby Township........... www.shelbytwp.org .................................. 42 Sterling Heights............ www.sterling-heights.net ......................... 47 Utica.............................. www.cityofutica.org ................................. 46 Village of New Haven.... www.villageofnewhaven.org ....................41 Warren........................... www.cityofwarren.org ............................... 40 Washington Township.. www.washingtontownship.org ................ 43

Genesee County................................................. 50

Davison ........................ www.cityofdavison.org ............................52 Davison Township ........ www.davisontwp-mi.org ...........................52 Fenton ........................... www.cityoffenton.org …………………….51 Fenton Township ........... www.fentontownship.org ........................50 Flint ............................... www.cityofflint.com .................................50 Flint Township ............... www.flinttownship.org .............................50 Goodrich.………………… www.villageofgoodrich.com .................52 Grand Blanc .................. www.cityofgrandblanc.com .....................52 Grand Blanc Township .. www.twp.grand-blanc.mi.us ................53 Linden ........................... www.lindenmi.us ......................................52 Swartz Creek ................. www.cityofswartzcreek.org ......................


Community Profiles Detroit

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Oakland

Macomb

Livingston

Genesee

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 come to understand its substantial contribution to the global economy. Innovation, superior job talent and an aggressive economic development support system create outstanding business opportunities.

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You will enjoy Metro Detroit’s friendly people and unique blend of different lifestyles. There is an unlimited number of options. Throw in “world class” cultural assets and unsurpassed recreational resources and what you have is a vibrant region that many envy but few can duplicate. And have we mentioned water? Metro Detroit is a water wonderland. With direct access to the great lakes and a landlocked county (Oakland County) that has approximately 361 lakes and more shoreline than just about any other county in the United States, you have all the makings for resort living while still at home. Thank you for using the Metro Detroit ASource. Use it to explore this amazing metropolitan area. Learn about its diversity, history and contributions to Michigan, the nation and the world. And if you’re on the go, use our online ASource at www.metrodetroitarea.com, a handy resource to have available anytime, anywhere, 24/7! Welcome to Metro Detroit! Larry Ribits, Publisher

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WAYNE COUNTY Brownstown Township...…12 Canton Township.…………15 Grosse Ile Township.....…..13 Van Buren/Bellville.……....16 OAKLAND COUNTY Birmingham…………………32 Bloomfield Township ……..34 Rochester Hills…………….24 Royal Oak…………………..31 Southfield…………………...26 Troy…………………………22

MACOMB COUNTY Macomb Township………...44 New Baltimore…………….39 Shelby Township…………..42 Sterling Heights…………...47 Washington Township….…42 GENESEE COUNTY Fenton………………………51 Grand Blanc Township……53


City of Detroit

RESOURCES

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. Everything in Detroit starts at the river, which is a grand setting for boating, fishing and relaxation. Detroit also fields teams in every Population major professional sport and is known far and wide as “Hockeytown”. “The D” is also 645,266 (2017) 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 Detroit Experience for sport and recreation. Factory (DXF)

Area 9 13 Sq. Miles

OFFICE 440 Burroughs St., Ste. 129 (313) 962-4590 www.detroitexperiencefactory.com

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.

Neighborhoods

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.

City of Detroit www.detroitmi.gov

Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau www.visitdetroit.com Detroit Economic Growth Corporation www.degc.org Invest Detroit www.investdetroit.com

Business Leaders For Michigan www.businessleadersformichigan.com Detroit Riverfront Conservancy www.detroitriverfront.org Downtown Detroit Partnership www.downtowndetroit.org Midtown Detroit Inc. Midtown Detroit Inc. www.midtowndetroitinc.org

Detroit Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 2 Woodward Ave., Ste. 200, Detroit, 48226 (313) 224-3260 (Clerks Office) www.detroitmi.gov The DISTRICT DETROIT is on its way. Five distinct neighborhoods, Columbia Park, Columbia Street, Woodward Square, Wildcat Corner and Cass Park Village will be part of the 50 blocks of businesses, parks, restaurants and event destinations. The District will be connecting Downtown with Midtown. Streaming video of construction is live on www.districtdetroit.com

COMING T O A CI T Y NEAR YOU!

The following provides an overview to some of the neighborhoods that make up Detroit.

Downtown and Immediate Vicinity

New Center

Midtown/Cultural Center

The New Center area is just north of Midtown/Cultural Center. It offers an inviting mix of commercial, office, and residential development. The Fisher Building is the focal point of this neighborhood that offers a variety of entertainment and restaurant options. New Center is home to the State of Michigan offices at Cadillac Place (the former GM Headquarters building), the Henry Ford Hospital complex, and a number of historic churches. Many parts of New Center are recognized on local or national registers of historic places.

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.

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 The focal point of this neighborhood is its cultural offerings. Residents are within walking distance of the Detroit Cultural Center, which includes the DIA, the Main Library, art galleries, theaters and the Max M. Fisher Music Center, home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Boundary Streets: Virginia Park, Baltimore St., Brush St., Byron St.

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.

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Boston-Edison/Arden Park

Boston-Edison Boundary Streets: W. Boston Boulevard, Edison Avenue, Woodward Avenue, Linwood Avenue, Arden Park Boundary Streets: Woodward, Arden Park, Oakland Avenue, East Boston Boulevard This area is characterized by spacious historic homes on broad, tree-lined streets and boulevards. Boston-Edison and Arden Park were built by auto barons and retail giants. Boston-Edison is comprised of single-family homes built between 1904 and 1922. The neighborhood is the largest single-family residential historical district in the state and is listed in the state and national registers of historic sites. Across Woodward Avenue is Arden Park. Like Boston Edison, prominent business professionals built most of the homes in Arden Park. The neighborhood has a historic designation. Blessed Sacrament Cathedral is the major landmark.

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. Today, the area retains much of its original charm and elegance. Some 360+ homes are included in Indian Village, which is listed on the state and national registers of historic sites. It is a Detroit historic district.

Palmer Woods/Sherwood Forest

Palmer Woods Boundary Streets: Evergreen Cemetery, Seven Mile Rd., Woodward, Pembroke, Sherwood Forest Boundary Streets: Pembroke, Seven Mile Rd., Parkside, Livernois Palmer Woods and Sherwood Forest are located In the northwest-central section of the City. Both neighborhoods are west of Woodward and north of Seven Mile Road. Palmer Woods was created in 1916. Adjacent to Palmer Woods are the Sherwood Forest and Sherwood Forest Manor subdivisions, which were laid out at approximately the same time. Both Palmer Woods and Sherwood Forest are

OTHERS TO CONSIDER Brush Park

Boundary Streets: WoodwardAvenue, the FisherFreeway, Brush Street, Mack Avenue

Once one of Detroit’s most exclusive neighborhoods this area has seen significant reclamation activity in recent years. The few remaining elegant 19th century mansions have been or are in restoration with significant new development and infill projects taking root as a result of Detroit’s downtown development. The Fox Theatre, Comerica Park and Little Ceasars Arena are just a few blocks away.

Corktown

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

Corktown is a few blocks west of downtown. Named for County Cork, this neighborhood was home to Detroit’s Irish immigrant community. Corktown profiles an assortment of modest cottages, intricate Victorian homes (many built before the turn of the century) and loft/apartment developments. Corktown is also the home of the Ford Motor Company emerging Corktown Campus that will be anchored by the historic Michigan Central Train Terminal.

Rivertown

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.

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. 10

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characterized by tree-shaded, winding streets and unusually shaped lots. In a city where most streets run at right angles, the curving streets of Palmer Woods and Sherwood Forest provide a unique setting. There are a number of public and private schools in the area including, the prestigious University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy.

University District/ Detroit Golf Club Properties

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

The University District is a placid setting just south of Sherwood Forest. It was named for its proximity to the main campus of the University of Detroit Mercy. It is a neighborhood of manicured lawns and peaceful streets shaded by a canopy of trees. The University of Detroit Mercy’s Memorial Clock Tower is the area’s landmark. Residents of the University District enjoy a relaxed atmosphere usually found in the suburbs. Palmer Park and the Detroit Golf Club offer recreational opportunities. Along the outer edge of the Detroit Golf Club are some of Detroit’s most opulent homes reflecting the district’s variety of architectural styles.

North Rosedale Park/ Rosedale Park/Grandmont

North Rosedale Boundary Streets: Grand River, McNichols, Southfield Freeway, Evergreen, Rosedale Park Boundary Streets: Lyndon, Grand River, Southfield Freeway, Outer Drive, Grandmont Boundary Streets: School craft, Grand River, Asbury Park, Southfield Freeway Many people choose North Rosedale Park, Rosedale Park, and Grandmont because of their beauty and value. Many of the homes were custom built with a craftsmanship that cannot be duplicated today. The houses are spacious and many include extras such as libraries, breakfast rooms and finished basements. A variety of architectural styles create an unusual diversity of curbside appeal in these neighborhoods. North Rosedale Park boasts the only neighborhood-owned recreational park in the City of Detroit.

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. West Village is listed on national and local historic registers.

Berry Subdivision/Jefferson Village

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

Ten minutes east of downtown, the Berry Subdivision is a quiet, elegant neighborhood on the banks of the Detroit River. The neighborhood is listed on city and state historic registers and contains homes built primarily in the 1920s. It is best known for the Manoogian Mansion, official home of the mayor of Detroit. The neighborhood also benefits from its nearness to Belle Isle and the Erma Henderson Park and Marina.

Far East Side

BoundaryStreets: Mack Avenue, Moross, Cadieux, I-94 (Ford Freeway)

The Far East Side is known as the St. John neighborhood, after the St. John Hospital and Medical Center complex located on Moross. The Far East Side is centered on Balduck Park, a pleasant green space with a wooded area, basketball courts, ball diamonds and a sledding hill.

Jefferson-Chalmers (Creekside) 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.


Wayne County Resources For Residents Access to Care Clerk Birth and Death Records Register of Deeds (Real Estate) Construction Permits (Public Services) Elections Head Start Juvenile and Family Services Parks and Recreation (Public Services) Sheriff’s Office Senior Services Tax Information (Property) Veterans Programs & Resources Wellness Services

(313) 833-3210 (313) 224-6262 (313) 224-2117 (313) 224-5850 (313) 224-7600 (313) 224-5525 (313) 833-4785 (313) 833-4785 (313) 224-7600 (313) 224-2222 (734) 326-5282 (313) 224-5990 Online (734) 727-7045

FACTS

Population: 1,743,810

(Includes City of Detroit - July 2017)

478.5 Square Miles 34 Cities 9 Townships 41 Public School Districts 12 Parks 2 Public Golf Courses

Wayne County is made up of 43 communities, three major airports and one of the nation’s busiest marine ports. It’s home to the country’s largest Arab American community, and is the only location in the U.S. that is north of Canada. There is no place like Wayne County.

FEATURED COMMUNITIES Brownstown Township Canton Grosse Ile Van Buren/Bellville

COMMUNITIES Allen Park Dearborn Dearborn Heights Flat Rock Garden City Gibralter The Grosse Pointes Grosse Pointe City Grosse Pointe Farms Grosse Pointe Park Grosse Pointe Shores Grosse Pointe Woods

Harper Woods Huron Township

Lincoln Park Livonia Northville Township Plymouth Plymouth Township Redford Township Romulus Southgate Taylor Trenton Wayne Westland Woodhaven Wyandotte

Detroit Public Library

www.detroitpubliclibrary.org • (313) 481-1300

Wayne County Probate Court

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

Michigan 3rd Circuit Court www.3rdcc.org

• Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (313) 244-5260 - Civil Division • Frank Murphy Hall of Justice (313) 224-2501 / (313) 224-2507 (Jury Service) - Criminal Division • Lincoln Hall of Justice (313) 224-2501 - Family Division-Juvenile • Penbscot Building (313) 224-2501 - Friend of the Court

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Downriver and Southern Wayne DOWNRIVER

Brownstown Township

Where the future looks bright!

Brownstown Township is the perfect place to live, work and play!

The township is ideally located in the downriver area just a 15 minute drive to downtown Detroit, 30 miles from the Ohio border and just a short drive to Detroit Metro Airport and the Canadian border.

Live

Safe community with full time police and fire #1 home sales in all of Wayne County Population increased 30% in the past decade

Work

Business friendly with pro-growth policies and programs 400+ businesses call the township home Over 3000 + jobs created in the past decade

Photo: Caitlin White

Play

Robust quality of life with community events throughout the year Recreation campus that includes a splash park, soccer fields, dog parks, baseball diamonds and Event Center One of the premier parks in Michigan – Lake Erie Metro Park

ADDENDUM — Brownstown Township Area: 22.4 Sq. Miles (land) Economic Base: Diversified mix of industrial, commercial, residential and retail. Government: Charter Township electing a supervisor, clerk, treasurer and trustees Location: Is part of Metro Detroit area known as downriver that flanks the

Post Office: 2740 3rd Street, Trenton 48183 (734) 676-0297 Protection: Emergency 9-1-1, Public Safety (734) 675-1300 Schools: Gibraltar, Taylor, Woodhaven-Brownstown, School Districts. (See “school grid” in Education for details)

Median Sale Price: $175,000 (2018) Median Household Income: $70,252 Population: 31,766 (2018) Libraries: Trenton Veterans Memorial Library, 2790 Westfield Rd, Trenton 481 83

Tax Rates 2018 Millage Rates (per $1 ,000 taxable value)

Detroit River and its entry to Lake Erie and I-75 and Telegraph Rd. corridor in Southern Wayne County.

(734) 676-9777 www.trenton.lib.mi.us

Medical Services: Henry Ford Health Center – Brownstown and Beaumont Medical Center. See “Health Care” section. Newspaper: The News-Herald www.thenewsherald.com Parks and Recreation: The Detroit River - Lake Erie shoreline is part of the

Michigan International Wildlife Refuge. Pointe Mouille State Game Area and Lake Erie Metro Park, nine community parks with various amenities, community center and recreational activities for all ages. (734) 675-0920

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Seniors: Online newsletter, recreation. Brownstown Pleasure Seekers open to downriver residents 55 years and older. Travel Club and Red Hat Sophisticates Chapter, memberships available at the Brownstown Community Center (734) 675-0920 Gibralter Taylor Woodhaven/Brownstown Homestead: 43.5062 37.1389 44.1567 Non-Homestead: 51.5062 55.1389 62.1567 Utilities: Charter Spectrum, Wide Open West - WOW (cable providers), DTE Energy (gas and electric). Free curbside recycling; for clothes and small appliances call Simple Recycling at 866-835-5068.

TOWNSHIP OFFICES:

Brownstown 21313 Telegraph Rd. • Brownstown 48183 (734) 675-0071 • www.brownstown-mi.org

Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber of Commerce 20904 Northline Rd., Taylor 48180 734) 284-6000 www.swcrc.com


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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. Safewise, a nationwide safety and security advisor, recently proclaimed Grosse Ile Township as Michigan’s Safest City and Grosse Ile has been in the top ten safest cities for nine of the last ten years. 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. Our high school offers a variety of classes with an emphasis on college preparatory areas. Our graduation rate is 98%, and 97% of our current graduates are enrolled in college. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) opportunities are available to K - 8 students and middle school students can earn high school credit for math and world language. Grosse Ile Schools also offer an exceptional athletic department and a variety of diverse clubs - over 70% of our students in grades 6-1 2 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.

Come discover Grosse Ile: • a tranquil island community • abundant natural beauty • wide range of amenities • unsurpassed public safety • top-ranked school system • suburban convenience

Proclaimed

"Michigan’s Safest Community" by Safewise (2017)

#38 among America’s

“Best Place to Live” by CNN/Money Magazine (2009)

ADDENDUM — Grosse Ile Township

Area: 10.4 sq. miles Economic Base: Primarily residential with markets and shops to support

suburban living Government: General Law Township, 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: Median Sale Price $233,000 (August 2018) Median Income: $87,062 Population: 10,012 (July 2017) Library: Trenton Veterans Memorial Library, 2790 Westfield, Trenton 48183

(734) 676-9777, www.trenton.lib.mi.us Medical Services: Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, Trenton Newspaper: Herald (twice weekly), Grosse Ile Grand (monthly), Trenton Trib and Beacon (monthly).

Protection: Police and Fire/Rescue Dispatch (734) 676-7100, Full 911 capability for emergencies. Parks and Recreation: Waters Edge has 2 outlooks on Detroit River. Amenities include 9-hole golf course, outdoor pool, full service deep water marina, kayak launch, skating rink, and sand volleyball court. Recreation Department offers programs and classes for all ages. (See newsletter online.) Post Office: 8841 Macomb St., Grosse Ile 48138, (800) ASK-USPS Schools: Grosse Ile Township (See “Education” section) Tax Rates in Mills (2018): Homestead 46.2677, Non-Homestead 62.2460 Utilities: DTE (gas and electric), Comcast and Wide Open West (WOW), AT&T. See “Basics” TOWNSHIP OFFICES:

Grosse Ile 9601 Groh Rd., Grosse Ile 48138 (734) 676-4422, www.grosseile.com

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Downriver and Southern Wayne

Woodhaven

City of Woodhaven 21869 West Rd., Woodhaven 48183 (734) 675-3000 • www.woodhavenmi.org Population: 12,324 Income: $65,000

Woodhaven is located in the heart of Downriver with convenient access to the Detroit River and Lake Erie. The community has a large shopping district, many parks and offers many different choices in housing from single family on large lots to condos and townhomes. The city prides itself on excellent city services and extensive recreation programs.

Romulus

Gilbraltar

City of Romulus 11111 Wayne Rd, Romulus 48174 (734) 942-7571 • www.romulusgov.com Population: 23,540 Income: $46,000

Gibraltar started out as a cottage community that morphed into a popular residential community with easy access to the rest of Metro Detroit and water recreation. It is made up of 4 islands in the Detroit River where the river meets Lake Erie.

Taylor

City of Gilbraltar 29450 Munro Ave., Gibraltar 48173 (734) 676-3900 • www.cityofgibraltar.net Population: 4,826 (July 2017) Income: $61,000

Wyandotte

City of Wyandotte 3200 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte 48192 (734) 324-4500 • www.wyandotte.net Population: 23,643 Income: $54,000

Named after the Wyandotte Indians who originally populated the region, Wyandotte is located directly on the Detroit River before it empties into Lake Erie. The city has a vibrant downtown area, nearby parks and beautiful surrounding residential neighborhoods, many with “big” water out the back door.

Huron Township

Huron Charter Township 22950 Huron River Drive, New Boston 48164 (734) 753-4466 • www.hurontownship-mi.gov Population: 15,325 Income: $60,000

The township boasts 3,500 acres of parkland along the Huron River, with golf courses, apple orchards, horse stables and three Metroparks. The villages of New Boston, Waltz, and Willow offer great family life and easy access to Metro Detroit via I-75 and I-94.

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Romulus is a close-knit community that respects diversity, holds traditional values and is home to major industries and corporate headquarters. Detroit, Ann Arbor and Toledo, Ohio are just minutes away with their culture, entertainment and sporting venues. Romulus’ schools are noted for innovative and nationally recognized programs. City of Taylor 23555 Goddard Road, Taylor 48180 (734) 287-6550 • www.cityoftaylor.com Population: 60,788 Income: $42,000

Taylor located in southern Wayne County near Detroit Metropolitan Airport with easy access to the Southeast Michigan road system. Its location has shaped Taylor’s diversified economy and growth. Beautiful Heritage Park gives visitors a sense of Taylor’s charm in a picturesque setting. Families are able to enjoy about 20 neighborhood parks and the state-of-the-art Taylor Sportsplex.

Flat Rock

City of Flat Rock 25500 Gibraltar Road, Flat Rock 48134 (734) 782-2455 • www.flatrockmi.org Population: 9,653 Income: $58,000

Flat Rock is on the southern border of Wayne County, with a small portion of the city actually in Monroe County. Flat Rock has been able to maintain its small town feel while providing the services and amenities of a much larger community. Close to water and with a diversified economy, check it out – you’ll be glad you did.


Western Wayne

ADDENDUM — Canton Township

Area: 36 square miles. Economic Base: Mixed use commercial, industry, research offices, retail and residential. Government: Charter Township - Supervisor / Board of Trustees Location: Conveniently located between Ann Arbor and Detroit with easy access off I-275 and M-14 Median Sale Price: $280,000 (August 2018) Median Household Income: $89,000 Population: 93,791 (July 2017) Library: Canton Public Library: 1200 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton 48188 (734) 397-0999, www.cantonpl.org Medical Services: St. Joseph Mercy, Beaumont Healthcare Center in Canton (See “Health Care” section.) Newspaper: Canton Observer, hometownlife.com Parks and Recreation: Six community parks offer a wide variety of amenities, a state-of-the-art community center, Canton Sports Center, dog park, 2 splash playgrounds, 2 golf courses, Village Theater at Cherry Hill, hiking and nature trails.”Leisure Services” offers programs and camps for all ages. 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

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Schools: Plymouth-Canton Community www.pccsk12.mi.us VanBuren Public www.vanburenschools.net Wayne-Westland Community www.wwcsd.net (See School Grid) Seniors: Leisure Services (55 Plus) (734) 394-5485 Senior Adult Program Senior Alliance (TSA) (734) 722-2830, www.aaa1c.org Wayne-Westland 2018 Tax Rates in mills: Plymouth-Canton VanBuren Homestead: 39.0908 38.9309 39.2772 Non-homestead: 56.0908 56.9309 57.2772 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, GFL Environmental Services (844) 464-3587

TOWNSHIP OFFICE:

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

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:

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

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Community ProfileS

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

Dearborn

City of Dearborn 16901 Michigan Ave., Dearborn 48126 www.cityofdearborn.org • (313) 943-2000 Population: 101,584 Income: $53,000

Dearborn offers the feel of a small town with all the “big city” amenities. Walk the tree-lined streets of its neighborhoods, shop the downtown areas or Fairlane Town Center, or meet friends at any one of its many restaurants to experience what Dearborn is all about. The Ford Community and Performing Arts Center provides outstanding fitness, cultural arts and banquet facilities, as well as better-thanBroadway theater. Dearborn is the home of the Ford Motor Company headquarters, The Henry Ford and the unique Arab American National Museum. And don’t forget the Henry Ford Community College and University of Michigan – Dearborn.

Dearborn Heights

6045 Fenton, Dearborn Heights 48127 (313) 791-3400 • www.ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us Population: 59,186 Income: $50,000 City of Dearborn Heights

Dearborn Heights is a prime residential and commercial area in the heart of Wayne County. Two senior citizen centers and two recreation centers, three major highways and six school districts serve this community that has a variety of homes, apartments, and condominiums in every price range. Property values contribute to the city’s desirability. Hines Park, part of the Middle Rouge Parkway extends through the northern part of town.

Plymouth & Plymouth Township

City of Plymouth 201 S. Main Street, Plymouth 48170 (734) 453-1234 • www.ci.plymouth.mi.us Population: 8,992 Income: $81,000

Charter Township of Plymouth 9955 N. Haggerty Rd., Plymouth 48170 (734) 453-3840 • www.plymouthtwp.org Population: 27,556 Income: $91,000

The city of Plymouth is one of the oldest communities in Michigan. Its vibrant downtown has a variety of shops and restaurants that front onto a central square that serves as a focal point for many of the area’s civic and social activities. Within Plymouth is Old Village, home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, antique shops and specialty services. Plymouth has beautiful neighborhoods featuring a wide variety of housing options.

Plymouth Township has seen considerable growth since the early 1990s. Planning this growth has been a priority so as not to undermine the quality of life residents enjoy. Selective development and the use of well-planned industrial parks has created a harmonious atmosphere that has attracted upscale housing and retail. The Township is home to Compuware Sports Arena and is an easy commute to either Detroit or Ann Arbor.

Northville & Northville Township

City of Northville 215 W. Main Street, Northville 48167 (248) 349-0345 www.ci.northville.mi.us Population: 2,705 Income: $91,000

Livonia

City of Livonia 33000 Civic Center Dr., Livonia 48154 (734) 466-2200 www.ci.livonia.mi.us Population: 94,195 Income: $71,000

Livonia offers an ideal mix of industrial and office facilities, low taxes, excellent schools, higher education options and municipal services. It is the eighth-largest city in Michigan and consistently rated as one of the nation’s safest and best child-rearing communities. Its master plan concentrates industry in a six-square mile area, leaving the remaining 30 square miles for commercial, residential and civic development. City residents enjoy numerous retail, dining and entertainment options. Residents can drive to nearly all of Metro Detroit’s major venues in less than 30-minutes.

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Charter Township of Northville 44405 Six Mile, Northville 48168 (248) 348-5800 www.northvillemich.com Population: 30,750 Income: $102,000

Northville is a place to live, shop, work and play. Its small-town atmosphere, which is focused on its Town Square, makes it the perfect place to call home. Northville blends the flavor of the Victorian period with a modern flair. With its iconic clock, nearby restaurants, performing space, boutique shops and brick paved streets Northville has a steady stream of year-round activities.

The Township of Northville was established in 1898 and became a Charter Township in 1985. The Township is a vibrant, safe and attractive community that was once a quaint farming region. Signs of its rural heritage still exist, including rambling farm houses on unpaved roads. Northville Township's masterplan allows for planned growth that preserves wooded areas and open space, protects waterways and most of all celebrates its heritage.


Community Profile

The Grosse Pointes

Situated on Lake St. Clair, Grosse Pointe is comprised of 5 separately governed communities rich in heritage and beauty – 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 approximately 46,000. They share excellent health care facilities, three state of the art public libraries and highly acclaimed schools. The Pointes are designated as “Tree City USA” for its streets that allow for peaceful walks and runs. Their business districts offer retail shopping with superior service. Cultural opportunities like the Grosse Pointe Theatre, Symphony, Art Center, Community Center, Grosse Pointe War Memorial and the short drive to Downtown Detroit attractions only add to the quality of life. Fine and performing arts occur all year long and include lakefront and city park concerts, art exhibitions and theater in Fries Auditorium. One of the highest priorities in Grosse Pointe is education. The public, private and parochial schools of Grosse Pointe offer a tradition of excellence while preparing students to reach their full potential.

eastern Wayne CITY OFFICES

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

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

Grosse Pointe Woods 20025 Mack Plaza Grosse Pointe Woods 48236 (313) 343-2440 • (313) 343-6160 TDD www.gpwmi.us

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

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

Come to Grosse Pointe and build a memory to last a lifetime

OTHERS TO CONSIDER Allen Park

16630 Southfield Rd., Ste 3100 Allen Park 48101 (313) 928-1400 • www.cityofallenpark.org Population: 28,922 Income: $66,000

3355 South Wayne Road Wayne 48184 (734) 722-2000 • www.ci.wayne.mi.us Population: 17,349 Income: $45,000

Garden City

Westland

6000 Middlebelt Road Garden City 48135 (734) 793-1600 • www.gardencitymi.org Population: 26,604 Income: $60,000

Wayne

36300 Warren Rd. Westland 48185 (734) 467-3185 • www.cityofwestland.com

Harper Woods

19617 Harper Avenue Harper Woods 48225 (313) 343-2500 • www.harperwoodscity.org Population: 14,996 Income: $47,000

Lincoln Park

1355 Southfield Road Lincoln Park 48146 (313) 386-1800 • www.lincolnpark.govoffice.com Population: 36,791 Income: $41,000

Redford Township

15145 Beech Daly Road Redford 48239 (313) 387-2700 • www.redfordtwp.com Population: 47,417 Income: $55,000 Population: 82,943 Income: $50,000

Southgate

14400 Dix-Toledo Rd. Southgate 48195 (734) 258-3010 • www.southgatemi.org Population: 29,373 Income: $51,000

Trenton

City of Trenton 2800 Third Street, Trenton 48183 (734) 675-8600 • www.trentonmi.org Population: 17,807 Income: $57,000

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Oakland County Oakland County is a unique blend of urban, suburban and rural lifestyles. It is affluent, dynamic and a premier location for business, particularly emerging technologies. Oakland’s AAA bond rating means low taxes and exceptional government services. Residents enjoy 1,450 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!

Resources For Residents 1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac 48341 Main Information Line (888) 350-0900 www.oakgov.com

Clerk/Register of Deeds................... (248) 858-0581 Community & Home Improvements. (248) 858-0493 Elections……………………………….. (248) 858-0563 Heath Division 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 Nurse on call................................................. (248) 858-1406 or (800) 848-5533 Area Agency on Aging.................................... (800) 852-7795 Veteran’s Services Pontiac.......................................................... (248) 858-0785 Troy............................................................... (248) 655-1250

1200 N. Telegraph, Bldg. 42E Pontiac 48341 Pet Adoption (248) 858-1070 Animal Control (248) 858-1090 www.oakgov.com

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

Oakland County Farmer/Flea Market

2350 Pontian Lake Rd., Waterford 48328 (248) 858-5495 Farmers Market: May - December 7am - 1 :30pm, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. January - April on Saturdays only 7am - 1 :30pm

OAKLAND COUNTY COURTS 6th Circuit Court

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

Probate Court

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

District Courts

Information at www.oakgov.com/courts

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OTHER COMMUNITIES Addison Twp. Auburn Hills Berkley Beverly Hills Bingham Farms Bloomfield Hills Brandon Twp. Clarkston Clawson Commerce Twp. Farmington Farmington Hills Franklin Village Ferndale Groveland Twp. Hazel Park Highland Twp. Holly Holly Twp. Huntington Woods Independence Twp. Keego Harbor Lake Orion Lathrup Village Leonard

Oakland County Offices

Oakland County Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center

FEATURED COMMUNITIES Birmingham Bloomfield Township Rochester Hills Royal Oak Southfield Troy

Estimate Population

1,248,349 (July 2017)

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


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MICHIGAN’S PREMIER ADDRESS

We believe a strong community embraces diversity, promotes innovation, and encourages collaboration.

• Troy is one of the safest cities in Michigan regardless of population and 25th overall safest city in the U.S. • Smart Asset ranked Troy the 16th most liveable small city in the U.S. • Troy was honored as a five-star community contributing to Michigan’s entrepreneurial growth and economic development in 2017 by the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s eCities program. • The Troy School District was recognized in 2017 as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the U.S. by the National Association of Music Merchants and the Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas. • Niche Rankings named Troy as the #1 best town in Michigan to raise a family (2015). • NerdWallet named Troy the 4th best small city in the U.S. to start a business (2015). • Smart Asset ranked Troy as the 5th healthiest housing market in Michigan (2015).

Promote Innovation

With Fortune 500 corporations, global companies, and small businesses alike calling Troy home, new high-paying jobs and opportunities are emerging in Troy. Companies in fields like engineering, research & development, product testing and others find that Troy has tremendous assets including an outstanding central location, excellent schools, a talented pool of employees, and a wide array of retail, residential and restaurant options. All these benefits make Troy the perfect place for businesses to launch their success story and continue to grow. Troy keeps pace with the ever-changing times in order to remain attractive and viable to its 87,177 residents and 6,680 businesses that employ more than 129,000 people.

A Welcoming Community

Troy puts out the welcome mat for businesses of all sizes. Health Alliance Plan moved 1,000 employees to the corner of Maple and Stephenson Hwy. 24G, a creative digital agency, repurposed the former Thunderbird Lanes Bowling Alley into their new world headquarters in Troy, employing about 65 people. LG, a global electronics company, is expanding its Troy technical center employing about 155 people. The MJR Grand Cinema 16 is a significant presence at the corner of Maple and Livernois. The magnificent Somerset Collection, DMC Children’s Hospital, new hotels, restaurants and shops add to the vitality of Big Beaver Road. A shuttle service along Big Beaver circulates residents and visitors throughout the Corridor as a part of the Move Across Troy initiative.

Outstanding Location

Troy’s unique location in the heart of Oakland County, only 20 minutes from Detroit, is within easy access to I-75, I-696 and M-59. The City offers residents and businesses a tremendous competitive advantage, including attractive neighborhoods, excellent schools, prime shopping and employment opportunities.

Global Troy

The City is home to a vibrant and diverse international community with 80 different languages spoken in Troy homes and 31% of the population speaking a language other than English at home. About 27% of Troy’s residents are foreign born. The City’s spectrum of shops and restaurants is as diverse as the City’s population, with cuisine and goods representing every corner of the globe. Approximately 200 foreign-based companies have had great success here in Troy because of the extensive resources and locational advantages we offer.

Lead by Example

Troy is a place where families and businesses thrive. A community recognized for its excellent quality of life – Niche Rankings named Troy the #1 best town in Michigan to raise a family. Smart Asset ranked Troy the 16th most liveable small city in the United States based on cost of living, quality of life, and quality of economic opportunity. The Troy School District is A+ rated and recognized nationally for excellence inAcademics and Fine Arts education. Troy has unsurpassed city services, is consistently ranked as one of the safest cities in Michigan, and has one of the lowest tax rates in Oakland County. Its strategic location puts residents and visitors within easy reach of a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including its 1,000 acres of parkland, two golf courses, nature center, historic village, and a variety of lakes and streams.

The #1 best town in Michigan to raise a family! (Niche Rankings -2015)

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Area: 34.3 Sq. Miles

Economic Base: Diversified base with residential, significant retail/office, light industrial (primarily high-tech and automotive). Government: Council/Manager/Mayor Housing: Median Sale Price $305,000 (August 2018) Income: Median Household Income: $90,000 Population: 87,177 (July 2017) 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, troypl.org Medical Services: Beaumont Hospital, Troy and Henry Ford Medical Center. (See “Health Care”) Newspapers: Troy-Somerset Gazette (248) 524-4868, troy-somersetgazette.com Troy Times (586) 498-8000, online at candgnews.com Parks & Recreation: 1,000 acres of parkland, 15 parks varying in size. Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center, Troy Farm, Troy Historic Village, Daisy Knight Dog Park, 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, Michigan State University Management Center, Central Michigan University extension, Northwood University 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: friendsoftroyseniors.org • (248) 526-2608 Tax Rates in Mills (2017): Avondale Public Schools Birmingham Public Schools Bloomfield Hills Schools Lamphere Public Schools Royal Oak Public Schools Troy Public Schools Warren Consolidated Schools Assessor’s Office: (248) 524-3311

Homestead 35.3401 39.3525 36.6309 45.6219 33.9225 37.5943 38.1638

Non-Homestead 53.5201 49.1771 47.0222 49.1569 49.6076 50.0861 38.1638

Oakland Township

Charter Township of Oakland 4393 Collins Road, Rochester 48306 (248) 651-4440 • www.oaklandtownship.org Population: 18,575 Income: $126,000 Oakland Township has a rural setting, but has everything in the way of culture, recreation and shopping is nearby. The Paint Creek Trail, which connects Lake Orion with Rochester, follows its namesake through the picturesque Township. Part of the trail is accessible for horseback riding. The topography provides striking views of treed hills and green valleys. New development has been respectful of the Township’s beauty with new communities harmonizing with the natural settings.

Rochester

City of Rochester 400 Sixth Street, Rochester 48307 (248) 651-9061 • www.ci.rochester.mi.us Population: 13,234 Income: $80,000 Rochester is a “Mainstreet” community with an active downtown. Paint Creek and the Clinton River flow through the City and a large municipal park provides a focal point for leisure activities. Rochester is known for events. Thousands come each year to enjoy the Art & Apples Festival, the Big Bright Light Show and Lagniappe and the State’s largest Christmas Parade. Rochester is home to an Older Person’s Commission with a modern facility and a wide variety of services and activities. The City is served by the top-rated Rochester Community Schools.

Transportation: I-75 passes through the center of Troy. One airport: Oakland-Troy, SMART bus service, Somerset and Oakland Mall Shuttles smartbus.org, Troy Medi-Go Plus. Utilities: Cable TV: WideOpenWest (866)496-9669, Comcast (248) 549-2100, AT&T (844) 827-7057. Consumers Energy, DTE Energy, and City water, sewer, refuse & recycling collection.

City of Troy

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

Troy Chamber of Commerce

2125 Butterfield, Suite 100N, Troy 48084 (248) 641-8151 • troychamber.com

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The City of Rochester Hills... ...Innovative by nature

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 K-12 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 www.rochesterhills.org 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 $340,000 (August 2018) Income: Median Household Income $84,000 Population: 74,334 (July 2017) Library: Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester 48307 (248) 656-2900, www.rhpl.org Medical Services: Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, 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. Pine Trace Golf Club (public) Post Office Branches: 2632 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills 511 Old Towne Road, Rochester • 800-ASK USPS

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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, www.opcseniorcenter.org Tax Rates in Mills (2017) Homestead Non-homestead Avondale: 34.2619 52.2619 Rochester: 32.0619 50.0619 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 • www.rrc-mi.com

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


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Leonard & Addison Township

Village of Leonard Addison Township 23 E. Elmwood Street 1440 Rochester Rd Leonard 48367 Addison Township 48367 (248) 628-5409 (248) 628-7380 www.villageofleonard.com www.twp.addison.mi.us Population: 351 Income: $60,000 Population: 6,141 Income: $86,000 Horse farms, working farms, country estates, lakefront living – all are available in Addison Township. Far enough off the beaten path to enjoy a rural lifestyle, yet close to shopping, entertainment and commercial activities makes this section of Oakland County a sought after place to live. In the northeast area of the Township is Leonard, a quiet hamlet where everyone knows each other. Both the Township and Village use the Oxford Public Schools, with parts of the Township serviced by the Almont, Lapeer and Romeo Public school systems. A good portion of the 12.2 mile Polly Ann Trail crosses through the township. Addison Oaks County Park provides hiking, biking and other outdoor activities. Horseback riding is a popular and it is not uncommon to see groups of riders along township roads.

Oxford & Oxford Township

Village of Oxford Oxford Township 22 W. Burdick, P.O. Box 94, Oxford 48371 300 Dunlap Rd., Oxford 48371 (248) 628-2543 (248) 628-9787 www.villageofoxford.org www.oxfordtownship.org Population: 3,050 Income: $60,000 Population: 17,283 Income: $85,000 Oxford has been transformed into a community of prestigious developments and attractive industrial parks. The Village is one square mile within the Township and includes a charming Central Business District. M-24 runs straight through Oxford and is the north-south commercial corridor that provides access to I-69 and a link to I-75. Oxford Community Schools and the Lake Orion School District are the community’s educational resources. The Village has recreation programs for all ages, 3 lake parks and the Polly Ann Trail. The Township has numerous parks with full recreational facilities plus the Stoney Lake Township Park. Many world-class entertainment venues sit at Oxford’s doorstep - Meadowbrook Theatre, Meadowbrook Music Festival and DTE Energy Music Theatre draw national talent and productions.

Holly & Holly Township

Village of Holly Holly Township Karl Richter Community Center 102 Civic Drive • Holly 48442 300 East Street, Holly 48442 (248) 634-9331 (248) 634-9571 • www.hollyvillage.org www.hollytownship.org Population: 5,975 Income: $53,000 Population: 11,362 Income: $63,000 Holly’s roots go back to 1831. From humble beginnings the town prospered to become the focal point of Township activities. The automobile brought easier access to the area which also brought new businesses and visitors. It also led to residential development with a number of communities offering the benefits of carefree country living with modern amenities. History also created very unique entertainment venues that draws thousands of visitors to Holly each year – the Michigan Renaissance Festival and the Holly Dickens Festival. Come and enjoy either a day of knights jousting on the green, jugglers, dancing or an old time small town Christmas celebration. When a bit of peace and quiet is in order take time to explore the surrounding parklands and numerous hiking and biking trails. When Old Man Winter arrives take advantage of the local ski areas or take advantage of Holly’s many specialty boutiques and antique malls. Holly is truly a unique place that you need to visit or stay for a very long time.

Holly Area Chamber of Commerce 300 East Street Holly, MI 48442

248.215.7099 @HollyChamberMI

www.hollyareachamber.com

South Lyon & Lyon Township

South Lyon City Offices 335 S. Warren South Lyon 48178 (248) 437-1735 • www.southlyonmi.org Population: 12,280 Income: $63,000

Lyon Township 58000 Grand River Ave. New Hudson 481 65 (248) 437-2240 • www.lyontwp.org Population: 18,708 Income: $94,000

South Lyon is surrounded by Lyon Township. Along with the Township, South Lyon sports a number of new housing developments and there is an active upgrade/ remodeling movement going on at the same time. South Lyon’s growth is fueled by lifestyle choices, accessibility to the rest of Metro Detroit/Western Michigan and recreational opportunities.

Lyon Township is one of the economic cornerstones of Oakland County. Located along the I-96 corridor the Township’s 32 square miles has some of the best healthcare, technology, industrial and automotive headquarters. Although its rapid growth has been fueled by its strategic location, unique workforce mix of highly qualified workers, researchers and educators and its proximity to major universities, Lyon Township has thoughtfully planned its development to maintain the quality of Life its residents enjoy. Proof is in the quality of the residential and retail development, the excellent school systems serving the community and recreational options.

Milford & Milford Township

Milford Village 1100 Atlantic Street, Milford 48381 (248) 684-1515 www.villageofmilford.org Population: 6,258 Income: $71,000

Milford Township 1100 Atlantic Street • Milford 48381 (248) 684-1515 www.milfordtownship.com Population: 9,661 Income: $80,000

Milford Village is 2.5 square miles nestled in Milford Township. It is accessible from both I-96 and M-59. The central business district is the commercial focal point for the surrounding area and features charming shops and eclectic dining choices. The Village boasts six parks within its boundaries. Central Park is a favorite with the younger residents because of the playscape, basketball courts, and other activities. Fairgrounds Park, adjacent to the Senior Center, offers a picnic area and shuffleboard courts. Hubbell Pond Park is the site of the Village’s YMCA and Library.

Milford Township enjoys the recreational opportunities of Kensington Metropark, with over 4,000 acres of lakes, woods, beaches, and hiking trails, with nearby Proud Lake State Recreation Area and Camp Dearborn making this truly an outdoor paradise. New construction, historic homes and established neighborhoods provide good value on investment. The Huron Valley School District is the primary district.

Highland Township

Highland Township Offices 205 North John Street, Highland 48357 (248) 887-3791 • www.highlandtwp.com Population: 17,790 Income: $75,000 Highland Township is on the central portion of Oakland County’s west border. This community offers country life with metropolitan amenities. The Huron Valley is well known for its outdoor recreation, with expansive park systems, state recreation preserves and trail systems offer premier hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding and more. The Huron Valley School District offers programs for every student, from those needing special attention to accelerated and advanced placement courses.

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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.

Seniors: The Southfield Adult Recreation Center (248) 796-4650 is for those 50+. It has a branch of the library, a co-op grocery store, snack bar, barber and beauty shop and boutique. TOSS (Transportation for Southfield Seniors) is available 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. Tax Rates in Mills (2017) Birmingham Public Schools Oak Park Public Schools Southfield Public Schools

Government: Council, Mayor Housing: Median sale price $158,000 (August 2018) Income: Median household income $60,000 Population: 77,389 (July 2017) 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 www.sfldlib.org Local Newspapers: Southfield Sun, (248) 598-1071, www.candgnews.com Southfield Eccentric, www.hometownlife.com Medical Services: Ascension Providence Hospital – Royal Oak and Beaumont – Farmington Hills (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.

Homestead 55.1299 52.0572 63.0440

Non-homestead 64.8572 70.0572 64.0572

Transportation: SMART fixed route bus service, www.smartbus.org , 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, MI 48076 (248) 796-5000 www.cityofsouthfield.com

Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce 20300 Civic Center Dr., Suite 1102 Southfield, MI 48076 (248) 557-6661 www.southfieldchamber.com

Post Office: 22200 W. 11 Mile Rd., Southfield 48037, 28800 Telegraph (Meijers), Southfield 48034, and 28211 Southfield Rd., Lathrup Village 48076. 800-ASK-USPS www.usps.com Protection: Emergency 9-1-1. City of Southfield Uniformed Group (police and fire) (248) 796-5500. Schools: Birmingham (248) 203-3000 www.birmingham.k12.mi.us Oak Park (248) 336-7700 www.oakparkschools.org Southfield (248) 746-8500 www.southfield.k12.mi.us;

SLEEP SMART 194 Newly Renovated, Spacious Guest Rooms Refrigerator/Microwave, Keurig Coffee Maker, 40” TV, Iron/Board, Hair Dryers in all rooms. EAT WELL Garden Grille Restaurant open for Breakfast and Dinner Garden Bar open daily from 5-11pm. Now featuring Happy Hour 5pm-7pm Mon-Fri! WORK SMART Local Corporate Shuttle Service: Mon-Fri 6am-10am & 4pm-10pm within 6 mile radius Complimentary high-speed WiFi access in all guestrooms and lobby Complimentary 24hr Business Center with Fax and Copy Services 5,600 sq ft of Flexible Meeting Space can accommodate groups as large as 300 guests. Full On-Site Catering Services Available! STAY FIT 24hr. State of the Art Fitness Center Indoor Pool and Whirlpool TREAT YOURSELF 24hr Pavilion Pantry

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Farmington

City of Farmington 32780 Grand River Avenue, Ste. 207A, Farmington MI 48336 (248) 919-6917 • www.gfachamber.com Population: 10,191 Income: $65,000 Farmington has a cozy downtown shopping district that is reflecting an impressive makeover. The civic center is framed by tree lined residential streets with a wide range of housing options/styles. And its downtown parks offer a place to rest and refresh as you stroll through town. Social activities and numerous festivals bring Farmington alive on many summer weekends, including its Founders Festival, Art on Grand and summer concerts in Riley Park. Great schools compliment a quality of life focused on community.

Farmington Hills

City of Farmington Hills 31555 Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills 48336 (248) 871-2400 • www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us Population: 79,497 Income: $72,000

Farmington Hills is consistently ranked as one of the safest cities in the U.S. and is the perfect hometown for active families. It offers exceptional recreational amenities through 600 acres of public parks that include ten miles of cross-country ski trails, a Nature Center, hiking trails, picnic facilities and day camps. The community has public and private golf courses, swimming pools, tennis courts and an ice arena. Cultural arts programs include concerts and classes in art, dance, music and theater. The Farmington Players Theatre is an icon of the area with a state-of-the-art, handicapaccessible “Barn.” Farmington Hills is international with companies from around the world reflecting a cultural diversity.

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Novi

City of Novi 45175 W. 10 Mile Rd., Novi 48375 (248) 347-0456 • www.cityofnovi.org Population: 61,192 Income: $86,000 Novi another gateway community because of its location with four state freeways serving as the catalyst for Novi’s growth. City services, award-winning schools and a wide array of amenities support the city’s quality of life and finely tuned balance of residential and commercial uses. Lifelong learning is a tangible commitment in Novi with a broad array of higher education institutions either in or within minutes of the city and a new state-of-the-art Public Library. A diverse population has resulted with the significant growth in international businesses and high-tech jobs. Novi is a community filled with spirit that finds new, creative ways to blend residential and business needs.

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Auburn Hills

City of Auburn Hills 1827 North Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills 48326 Population: 25,189 (248) 370-9400 • www.auburnhills.org Income: $60,000 Auburn Hills sparkles with industrial and commercial growth. Favorable zoning, available land, innovative planning and Oakland University have led to a concentration of hi-tech businesses here. Auburn Hills is also a community of friendly neighborhoods and schools from the Avondale, Lake Orion Community, Pontiac and Rochester Community School systems. 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 hiking/biking trail and the E. Dale Fisk Hawk Woods Nature Preserve.

Clarkston & Independence Township

Mailing Address: Physical Address: P.O. Box 214083 3395A Auburn Road Auburn Hills, MI 48321 Auburn Hills, MI 48326

248.853.7862 info@auburnhillschamber.com

Springfield Township

Charter Township of Springfield 12000 Davisburg Road, Davisburg 48350 Population: 13,643 (248) 634-3111 • www.springfield-twp.us Income: $84,000 Springfield Township promotes the natural resources of the community through policies of conservation and preservation. Springfield Township has open acreage to support horse farms and garden farms. With development creeping out of nearby communities shopping, entertainment and restaurants are at Springfield’s doorstep. Residents are just minutes away from their jobs in the high-tech I-75 corridor. Springfield Oaks County Park, Indian Springs Metropark and six Township parks and swimming beech satisfy the recreational needs of residents.

City of the Village of Clarkston Charter Township of Independence 375 Depot, Clarkston 48346 6483 Waldon Center Dr,. Clarkston 48346 (248) 625-1 559 (248) 625-5111 www.villageofclarkston.org www.indtwp.com Population: 840 Income: $65,000 Population: 35,112 Income: $84 ,000 Clarkston is primarily made up of single-family residences. Some are very old while others are recent construction. The city’s small size allows you to walk to the store, to church or to one of the restaurants on Main Street. Residents have a sense of pride about their community and newcomers are welcomed by all. Christmas is a particularly fun time in the downtown shopping district and the surrounding homes take full advantage by decorating to the max!

Attractive natural features along with strategic location have attracted a stream of new residents and businesses to Independence Township. A mix of country estates and walkable subdivisions provide a unique living experience. For leisure residents can ski the Pine Knob Ski Resort, catch a show at DTE Energy Music Theatre, golf at world class courses or enjoy thousands of acres of nearby parkland. Clarkston Community, Lake Orion and Waterford Public Schools serve Clarkston and Independence Township residents.

Lake Orion & Orion Township

Village of Lake Orion Orion Township 21 E. Church St., Lake Orion 48362 2525 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion 48360 (248) 693-8391 • www.lakeorion.org (248) 391-0304 • www.oriontownship.org Population: 2,805 Income: $60,000 Population: 35,951 Income: $78,000 The Village early years was as a summer resort with cottages clustered around the lake. After WW II these small summer dwellings were converted to year-round homes. The modest homes have now given way to significantly larger homes with modern amenities upscale homeowners desire. The Village has 5 parks with swimming beaches on the lake. Its downtown shopping area has a pleasing choice of restaurants, boutiques and specialty shops The Paint Creek and Polly Ann Trails run through the community. Children attend the Lake Orion Community Schools.

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Orion Township is growing! With new affordable and higher end homes, commercial and industrial investment and large box retailers Orion Township offers a dynamic community for everyone to consider. Orion Township boasts more than 4,200 acres of parks and open spaces with many receiving major upgrades and improvements. There are numerous camping and recreational opportunities, over 42 lakes and miles of safety paths and trailways. It is also home to the famous Indianwood Country Club. Orion Township is also a leader in economic development inr Oakland County with low property taxes and a business friendly environment.


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Royal Oak – No Introduction Needed

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Recently named as one of the “Top 10 Most Exciting Small Cities in America” by Movoto and the “Best Place To Live in Michigan” by areavibes, Royal Oak requires no introduction to the Detroit Metropolitan area.

It is a destination for people from both within and beyond Michigan’s borders. Nowhere else will you find a greater concentration of award winning boutiques, restaurants, salons, galleries and theaters than in Downtown Royal Oak. However, Royal Oak is more than a meeting place. It is more than a see and be seen place. Royal Oak has: • More than 50 neighborhood parks, including two disc golf courses. • Established neighborhoods with strong housing values and accessibility to our vibrant downtown. • Choice in education, featuring a strong public school system and top performing private schools. • Rest and relaxation with a broad array of entertainment options, special events, public art and unique places to visit. For business inquiries, please contact Economic Development Manager Todd Fenton at 248.246.3208 or toddf@romi.gov. For city inquiries, please contact Community Engagement Specialist Judy Davids at 248.246.3201 or judyd@romi.gov

ADDENDUM — Royal Oak

Area: 11.83 sq. miles Economic Base: Diverse, one-stop commercial and downtown retail districts combined with numerous residential neighborhoods. Location: Centrally located along the Woodward Corridor with easy access to I-696 and I-75. Housing: Median Sale Price $254,000 (August 2018) Income: Median Household Income $69,000 Population: 59,801 (Juy 2017) Library: Royal Oak Public Library, 222 E. Eleven Mile, Royal Oak 48067 www.ropl.org • 248-246-3700 Medical Services: Beaumont Hospital, Henry Ford Medical Center, St. John Macomb-Oakland (See Health Care) 248-246-3180 Parks and Recreation: The Recreation Deparment provides year round athletic leagues and activities for all ages. Community centers, facility rentals, John Lindell Ice Arena, numerous special events, fairs, music concerts Royal Oak Farmer’s Market, one 9-hole municipal golf course and two disc golf courses, numerous numerous parks throughout the city offer wide variety of amenities. Post Office: 200 W. 2nd Street, Royal Oak 48068, 248-546-7112, www.usps.com Protection: Emergency 9-1-1. Full-time fire 248-246-3800. Police 248-346-3500 (Non-emergency)

School Districts: Berkley, Clawson and Royal Oak Schools serve the residents (Please see “School Grid”). Senior Services: Senior Times Newsletter online. Two Senior/Community Centers offer enrichment programs, activities, hot meals, transportation, support groups, Royal Oak Senior Essential Servics (ROSES) provides a v ariety of home ervices. Call 248-246-3900. Tax Rates in Mills (2017): Homestead Non-Homestead Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools 47.9700 56.4998 Berkley School District 41.9728 59.9728 Clawson Public Schools 43.2935 61.2767 Transportation: Fixed route bus service on major roads. Log on to www.smartbus.org Curb-to-curb advanced registration service call 866-962-5515. City provides van service for disabled residents and those 60 and over. Reservations call 248-246-3914. Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT& T, Comcast and Wide Open West (cable and internet), city water, sewer, and refuse collection. Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce: Royal Oak City Offices: 200 S. Washington, Royal Oak 48067 211 S. Williams St., Royal Oak 48067 www.royaloakchamber.com 248-547-4000 www.romi.gov (248) 246-3000

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Pleasant Ridge

Pleasant Ridge City Office Population: 2,462 23925 Woodward Ave., Pleasant Ridge 48069 (248) 541-2900 • www.cityofpleasantridge.org Income: $110,000 Pleasant Ridge is just north of Ferndale along Woodward Avenue. Within its half square mile borders are picturesque parks and busy community center, which hosts numerous programs, includes a pool and state of the art wellness center. Pleasant Ridge’s housing is upscale with historic homes on quiet neighborhoods streets. The city takes advantage of the shopping, dining and entertainment of the “other” Woodward Corridor communities. Nearby I-696 provides access to the rest of Metro Detroit.

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.

Huntington Woods

City of Huntington Woods 26815 Scotia Road, Huntington Woods 48070 Population: 6,314 (248) 541-4300 • www.ci.huntington-woods.mi.us Income: $122,000 Huntington Woods is a mature, suburban community and a highly desirable place to live. Tranquil neighborhoods with traditional in appearance homes, well-maintained lawns with mature plantings and distinctive road patterns give Huntington Woods its unique flavor. Huntington Woods also has a diverse population with a high percentage of residents involved in the cultural arts. Its population regularly ranks in the top ten of most educated in the entire state. The City operates a full service library, art gallery and cultural center. It is served by the Berkley School District.

Berkley

City of Berkley 3338 Coolidge Highway • Berkley 48072 Population: 15,415 (248) 658-3300 • www.berkleymich.org Income: $74,000 Berkley is a small city that benefits from its close proximity to larger communities. Civic organizations, merchants, and the City ensure the city’s heritage is preserved with Berkley Days, a celebration of community spirit; the Berkley Cruisefest (part of the Woodward Dream Cruise); and the Berkley Christmas Parade and tree lighting. It is known for its high level of city services. Like other mature cities, its residential areas are primarily composed of well-maintained single family homes. The Downtown is centered on the Twelve Mile Road and Coolidge Highway intersection with Woodward Avenue providing more shopping. Berkley School District and Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools serve the community.

Ferndale

Ferndale 300 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale 48220 Population: 20,649 (248) 546-2360 • www.ferndalemi.gov Income: $55,000 Located at the base of the Woodward Corridor on the southern border of Oakland County. Residents and visitors choose Ferndale because of its small-town neighborhoods and vibrant downtown area of unique shops, a plethora of restaurants and bars and an innovative arts scene. Award winning schools and services, parks and greenscapes make Ferndale a true community that deserves more than just a visit.

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 - $426,600 (August 2018) Income: Median Household Income - $113,000 Population: 20,472 (July 2017) Libraries: Baldwin Public Library, 300 Merrill, Birmingham 48009,

(248) 647-1700, www.baldwinlib.org

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

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Woodward Corridor 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, additions 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 benefit immeasurably 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.”

www.ALLINBirmingham.com Birmingham Shopping District

@BhamShopping

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

departments. Emergency 911.

Schools: Birmingham Public Schools – www.birmingham.k12.mi.us

(See school grid)

Tax Rates in Mills (2017)

Birmingham Public Schools

Homestead 43.3812

Non-Homestead 53.1085

Transportation: Bus service on Woodward Ave. and Maple Rd. Curb service with advance registration. Call (866) 926-5515. www.smartbus.org Senior transport call (248) 203-5270. Amtrak train service; station is located at 2051 Villa Rd. (800) 872-7245, www.amtrak.com 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

151 Martin St., P.O. Box 3001 Birmingham 48012 (248) 530-1800 www.bhamgov.org

Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce

725 S. Adams Rd., Suite 130 Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-1700 www.bbcc.com

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Bingham Farms

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Bingham Farms Village Office 24255 West Thirteen Mile Road, Suite 190, Bingham Farms 48025 (248) 644-0044 • (248) 644-3254 Fax • www.binghamfarms.org Population: 1,052 Income: $139,000 Bingham Farms is not much more than a square mile in size. The village has virtually no retail, yet it is home to significant commercial/office developments on its Telegraph Road boundary. Bingham Farms has maintained its rural charm with most of the Village made up of scenic wooded lots with exceptional homes. Franklin is nearby where residents can take advantage of its charming shopping district. A few miles to the northeast is Birmingham with its upscale downtown with world-class shopping, dining and entertainment. Birmingham Public Schools serves Bingham Farms with a number of nationally renowned private schools nearby.

Beverly Hills

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

Village of Beverly Hills 18500 W. Thirteen Mile Road, Beverly Hills 48025 Population: 10,302 (248) 646-6404 • www.villagebeverlyhills.com Income: $108,000 Beverly Hills is a bedroom community with a variety of housing options. Some apartment options are also available. Prices vary substantially offering opportunities for first time buyers and those looking to upgrade alike. Beverly Hills features a riverside park and subdivisions with winding tree-lined streets. It has a limited retail presence, with its primary shopping, dining and entertainment minutes away in Birmingham. Residents benefit from its proximity to Birmingham from its public schools and library to recreational facilities and social services.

Bloomfield Hills

City of Bloomfield Hills 45 E. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills 48304 Population: 4,049 (248) 644-1520 • www.bloomfieldhillsmi.net Income: $170,000 Because of its small size and limited population Bloomfield Hills features beautiful residential settings and an exclusive quality of life. It is a community of distinctive homes and architecture. Many of its one-of-a-kind residences are on estates graciously secluded behind ivied walls and lush landscaping. Terraced gardens, ponds, tennis courts and swimming pools are standard features. Private schools, religious institutions and private clubs occupy approximately 15% of Bloomfield Hills acreage. The contribution these clubs and institutions make to the Bloomfield Hills lifestyle cannot be duplicated or replaced.

Franklin

Village of Franklin 32325 Franklin Road, Franklin 48025 Population: 2,896 (248) 626-9666 • www.franklin.mi.us Income: $139,300 Franklin possesses an enduring charm. A handful of delightful clapboard buildings serve as a central shopping district, giving it the feel of a small New England town. Nearby is the historic Franklin Cider Mill. The residential profile is one of single-family homes on larger lots. Quaint Victorian era cottages and sleek contemporary homes co-exist side by side in harmony with the natural surroundings. Residents have easy access to all the amenities of the Metro Detroit area. Franklin children attend Birmingham Public Schools or they attend one of the nearby top-tiered private schools. 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 $428,000 (August 2018)) Income: Median Household Income $118,000 Population: 41,154 (July 2017) Library: Bloomfield Township, 1099 Lone Pine, (248) 642-5800, www.btpl.org Local Newspapers: Birmingham Bloomdfield Eccentric, www.hometownlife.com Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle, www.candgnews.com 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)

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Woodward Corridor 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.

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 topquality 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!

Bloomfield Township is home to a wide range of businesses, from international headquarters to

Safety Path

Bloomfield Township has an ongoing project developing a “safety path” network throughout the Township. These “safety path” routes are designed to connect schools, shopping areas, and points of interest for walkers, joggers, and bikers. Log on to the Township website

www.bloomfieldtwp.org for a map of

the existing and proposed “safety paths.”

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; www.usps.com; 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 2017 Tax Rates:

Birmingham Public Schools Pontiac Public Schools Bloomfield Hills Schools Avondale Public Schools

Homestead 41.4944 32.2917 38.7988 37.5217

Non-Homestead 51.2217 50.2917 49.0882 55.5217

Transportation: SMART bus fixed routes and connector. Curb-to-curb advanced reservation service: (866) 962-5515, www.smartbus.org. Bloomfield Township senior services transport (248) 723-3500. Utilities: Comcast and AT&T cable providers, DTE electric, Consumers Energy gas, GFL Environmental trash pick-up (844) 464-3587, Township water division (248) 594-2800 TOWNSHIP OFFICES:

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

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West Bloomfield Township

West Bloomfield Township Hall 4550 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield 48325 Population: 65,428 Income: $94,000 (248) 451-4800 • www.wbtwp.com Unique settings make West Bloomfield a special place to live. Housing styles reflect a diversity of values and desired amenities. It has more lakes and ponds than any other township in the United States except for one in Minnesota. There are six private and one public golf course. The Township maintains 516 acres of parkland in addition to the 99-acre civic center campus. The jewels of the system are the West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve and the West Bloomfield Trail Network. West Bloomfield is also home to a large Jewish Community Center which provides another set of recreational, educational and cultural programs. Shopping is located along Orchard Lake and Haggerty Roads. West Bloomfield Schools is the primary school district serving the Township.

Orchard Lake Village & Keego Harbor

City of Orchard Lake Village 3955 Orchard Lake Road Orchard Lake 48323 (248) 682-2400 www.cityoforchardlake.com Population: 2,355 Income: $150,000

City of Keego Harbor 2025 Beechmont, PO Box 665 Keego Harbor 48320 (248) 682-1930 www.keegoharbor.org Population: 3,178 Income: $55,000

Orchard Lake Village is a residential community located in the shadows of West Bloomfield and Bloomfield Townships. It is one of the area’s most upscale communities with multimillion-dollar homes nestled in wooded areas or along the shores of Orchard Lake, Upper Straits Lake and Cass Lake. Orchard Lake Country Club, a beautiful course and well-known landmark, is located on the west side of Orchard Lake. Children go to Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield and Walled Lake Consolidated schools.

Keego Harbor is just up the road from Orchard Lake Village 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.

Walled Lake

City of Walled Lake 1499 E. West Maple Road, Walled Lake 48390 Population: 6,989 (248) 624-4847 • www.walledlake.com Income: $50,000 Less than three square miles, Walled Lake is home to more than 27 restaurants and two large shopping plazas. Walled Lake has evolved from a summer enclave to a year round community. Upscale lakefront homes, renovated older homes, condominiums, apartments and mobile homes create an eclectic environment. City parks and recreational opportunities play an important role in the community’s quality of life. Riley Park includes a state of-the-art play structure, a gazebo and is home to the historic Foster Farmhouse. The City’s largest park is the 15 acre Hiram Sims Park. Walled Lake Consolidated Schools serve this community.

Village of Wolverine Lake & Commerce Township

Village of Wolverine Lake 425 Glengary Road Wolverine Lake 48390 (248) 624-1710 www.wolverinelake.com Population: 4,356 Income: $75,000

Charter Township of Commerce 2009 Township Drive Commerce Township 48390 (248) 624-0110 or (248) 360-1050 www.commercetwp.com Population: 38,170 Income: $87,000

Wolverine Lake is a residential community built around a 265-acre all-sports lake. Most of the community is single family residential with very little in the way of a commercial activity. Some of the subdivision parks have swimming beaches and boat launch facilities for residents. There is also a boat launch at the DNR Public Access site. A four-mile non-motorized recreational pathway links residents to Clara Miller Park in the Village, the Richardson Center in Commerce Township and Gilbert Willis Park in Wixom.

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Commerce Township was a summer playground for Detroit residents who built summer cottages here. These cottages were turned into year-round homes, which gave way to spectacular new homes in this watershed wonderland. The extension of M-5 provides residents with access to the rest of the Metro area freeway system and has brought a lot of new development with it. The Township’s civic campus includes 120 acres of park-like open space with tons of new homes. Proud Lake State Recreation Area occupies a big parcel of the Township and nine industrial parks help support its tax base.


Community ProfileS

Others to Consider Brandon Township

Madison Heights

Clawson

Oak Park

Brandon Township Hall 395 Mill Street Ortonville 48462 (248) 627-2851 www.brandontownship.us Population: 13,802 Income: $75,000

City of Madison Heights 300 W. Thirteen Mile Madison Heights 48071 (248) 583-0826 www.madison-heights.org Population: 30,948 Income: $43,000

City of Clawson 425 N. Main Clawson 48017 (248) 435-4500 www.cityofclawson.com Population: 11,529 Income: $60,000

City of Oak Park 14000 Oak Park Blvd. Oak Park 48237 (248) 691-7400 www.ci.oak-park-mi.us Population: 30,553 Income: $50,000

Groveland Township

White Lake Township

White Lake Township Office 7525 Highland Road, White Lake 48383 Population: 30,554 (248) 698-3300 • www.whitelaketwp.com Income: $75,000 White Lake Township enjoys the benefit of some of the best winter and summer recreation in southeast Michigan. Residents can take full advantage of the Highland and Pontiac State Recreation Areas. Indian Springs Metropark covers part of the Township. Hills, lakes, farms and forest comprise White Lake’s character, where large parcels of land are preserved as parkland. White Lake is also home to Alpine Valley - Southeast Michigan’s Mountain of Fun for the whole family! At the same time, the Township benefits from the commercial corridor along M-59. With a blend of new home developments and established neighborhoods White Lake Township appeals to everyone.

Waterford Township

Waterford Township 5200 Civic Center Drive, Waterford 48329 Population: 75,584 (248) 674-3111 • www.twp.waterford.mi.us Income: $56,000 Waterford Township is known as the “Lakeland Paradise.” The lakes, all 3,080 acres of them, and auto industry brought rapid population growth to this area. Most of Waterford is single family residential with some apartments and condominiums. The Township is also working on beautification, preservation of historic areas and improving public facilities. Waterford Community, Clarkston Community and Pontiac Public schools serve this community, which is also home to the Oakland County International Airport. Most of the recreation revolves around Cass and Elizabeth Lakes. Both have private and public beaches and boating facilities. Oakland County maintains the nearby Waterford Oaks County Park, a 153-acre park that includes a BMX bike track, court game complex, walking paths, nature trails and “The Wave”, a 475,000gallon wave action swimming pool.

Wixom

Waterford Township 49045 Pontiac Trail, Wixom 483939 Population: 14,578 (248) 624-4557 www.wixomgov.org Income: $49,000 Conveniently located along the I-96 corridor Wixom is known as an extremely well planned community while maintaining the best of country living within the urban fringe. The heart Wixom is its downtown with community events, commercial businesses, three city parks and three historical sites. The “Michigan Air Line Trail” runs through the downtown. A large residential community of 75 townhomes and 120 single family homes is under construction with new developments in the planning stage. In the annual UM-Dearborn ilabs’ eCities study, Wixom has been selected as a 5-star community. Most of the industrial parks are located on the south end of Wixom.

Pontiac

Groveland Township Hall 4695 Grange Hall Road Holly 48442 (248) 634-4152 www.grovelandtownship.net Population: 5,044 Income: $87,000

City of Pontiac 47450 Woodward Pontiac 48342 (248) 758-3000 www.pontiac.mi.us Population: 59,851 Income: $30,000

Hazel Park

Rose Township

City of Hazel Park 111 East Nine Mile Road Hazel Park 48030 (248) 546-4064 www.hazelpark.org Population: 15,800 Income: $33,000

Rose Township Offices 9080 Mason Street Holly 48442 (248) 634-7551 www.rosetownship.com Population: 5,643 Income: $67,000

Lathrup Village

Sylvan Lake

Lathrup Village 27400 Southfield Rd. Lathrup Village 48076 (248) 557-2600 www.lathrupvillage.org Population: 3,984 Income: $85,000

City of Sylvan Lake 1820 Inverness, Sylvan Lake 48320 (248) 682-1440 www.sylvanlake.org Population: 1,728 Income: $80,000

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Macomb County Consisting of 484 square miles, Macomb County is north of Detroit with 34 miles of coastline along Lake St. Clair. It has a wide array of amenities, remarkable recreation and a pro-growth business environment. Macomb is also home to three of the ten largest communities in Michigan – Warren, Sterling Heights and Clinton Township. And, it is the home of the minor league United States Professional Baseball League at Jimmy Johns Stadium in Utica. Macomb County equals quality of Life!

Resources For Residents

County Clerk...........................................(586) 469-5120 County Executive................................... (586) 469-7001 Register of Deeds...................................(586) 469-7953 Election Department..............................(586) 469-5209 Health and Community Services........... (586) 469-7190 Food Program ....................................... (586) 469-6004 Head Start ............................................. (586) 469-5215 Finance....................................................(586) 469-5250 Land File................................................. (586) 469-5312 Michigan State University Ext................(586) 469-6440 Planning & Economic Development......... (586) 469-5285 Senior Services....................................... (586) 469-5228 Sheriff’s Office........................................ (586) 469-5151 Treasurer’s Office....................................(586) 469-5190 Veteran’s Services...................................(586) 469-5315 Macomb County Offices

One S. Main, Mount Clemens 48043 General Info: (586) 469-5100 www.macombgov.org

Macomb County Circuit Court 40 N. Main St., Mt. Clemens 48043 (586) 469-5208 • Jury (586) 469-6793

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Macomb County Probate Court

21850 Dunham Road, Mt. Clemens 48043 www.probate.macombgov.org Wills and Estates (586) 469-5290 Mental Health Division (586) 469-5290

District Court Information

www.districtcourt.macombgov.org Local courts, list of which handle traffic, civil and criminal matters.

Population Estimate

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

Dog Licensing, Lost and Found, Rescue, Adoption

Macomb County Parks and Recreation

(586) 469-5285 www.green.macombgov.org

Farmers Market

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

Green Macomb

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

FEATURED COMMUNITIES

Macomb Township New Baltimore Shelby Township Sterling Heights Washington Township

OTHER COMMUNITIES

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


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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.

ADDENDUM — New Baltimore

Area: 4.6 Sq. Miles Economic Base: Residential, retail and restaurants, light industrial Government: Strong Mayoral form of Government Location: Northeast of Detroit on the boundary of Macomb and St. Clair Counties on the shore of Lake St. Clair. Housing: Median Sale Price - $215,000 (August 2018) Income: Median Household Income - $74,000 Population: 11,693 (2017) Library: Mac Donald Public Library, 36480 Main Street (586) 725-0273 • www.macdonaldlibrary.org Medical Services: Henry Ford Macomb, McLaren Macomb, Harbor Oaks Hospital. (See “Health Care” section) Newspapers: The Macomb Daily, www.macombdaily.com The Voice, www.voicenews.com 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.

82.8% Home Ownership Rate - Top City in Michigan

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, www.anchorbay.misd.net (See “Education”section.) Tax Rate in Mills (2017): Homestead: 41.2322 Non-Homestead: 59.2322 Transportation: Fixed route bus service along Gratiot Avenue, curb-to-curb advance reservation service available on the SMART Connector. (866) 962-5515, www.smartbus.org Community Shuttle service is offered through the Richmond Lenox EMS (586) 749-7713 Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), SEMCO (gas), AT&T, U Verse and Comcast (cable), Waste Management trash and recycling (www.wm.com) CITY OFFICES New Baltimore City Offices 36535 Green Street, New Baltimore, 48047 (586) 725-2151, www.cityofnewbaltimore.org

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lakeside Communities In a state blessed with an abundance of water, the 34 mile shoreline of Macomb County stands out as a very special place. 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 Population: 44,648 (586) 949-0400 • (586) 949-4108 Income: $70,000 www.chesterfieldtwp.org Chesterfield Township is one of the gateway communities that provide residents of Metro Detroit access to the Great Lakes. Encompassing approximately 26 square miles Chesterfield Township was established in 1842 and became a Charter Township in 1989. Three school districts serve Chesterfield Township - Anchor Bay, L’Anse Creuse and New Haven. The quality of Township services is also impressive, with expansive parks and youth and senior centers. Residents also benefit from a diversified commercial base. Clinton Township continues to be one of the County’s fastest growing communities as newcomers seek out its many new single and multi-family neighborhoods and recreational opportunities.

Harrison Township

Harrison Township 38151 L’Anse Creuse Road, Harrison Township 48045 Population: 26,751 (586) 466-1400 • www.harrison-township.org 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 Macomb Community College and Mt. Clemens Library. Harrison Township is for the outdoor enthusiast. Residents enjoy a host of water related recreation with its proximity to Lake St. Clair. With the Clinton River flowing through the heart of the township boating is king. Lake St. Claire Metropark and other nearby Metroparks provide residents exceptional year-round recreational activities. The Township is also the home of Selfridge Air National Guard Base with a long history of contributing to the defense of the United States and homeland security.

St. Clair Shores

City of St. Clair Shores 27600 Jefferson Circle Dr., St. Clair Shores 48081 Population: 60,174 (586) 447-3303 • www.scsmi.net Income: $55,000 The City of St. Clair Shores is called the “Gateway to the Great Lakes” or “The Boating Capital of Michigan.” Whatever title you choose, St. Clair Shores is a great place to call home. The City offers unlimited access to an abundance of recreational opportunities on both land and water. Located 13 miles northeast of downtown Detroit, the community is 90% residential with tree-lined streets and well-cared for homes in different styles and price ranges. Three award-winning school districts and a number of private schools serve the educational needs of its residents. Business development along the famed “Nautical Mile” and the revitalized Harper Avenue supports restaurants, retail and services for residents and visitors alike.

Southern macomb

Warren

City of Warren One City Square, Warren 48093 (586) 574-4557 (Clerks Office) ● www.cityofwarren.org

Warren is Michigan’s 3rd largest city in population and is one of the engines that fuels Macomb County’s economic development. Home to many major corporations, TACOM and the GM Tech Center, Warren generates business development with millions of square feet of engineering and high-tech office space and infrastructure designed for just-in-time deliveries. Solid schools and pleasant and safe neighborhoods along with its diverse economy gives Warren a tax base that ranks among the top 5 in Michigan. Warren’s award-winning Civic Center and City Square has a number of development opportunities available for new businesses looking to expand. Get the red-carpet treatment when you come to Warren!

Eastpointe

Eastpointe City Offices 23200 Gratiot Ave., Eastpointe 48021 Population: 33,859 (586) 445-3661 • www.cityofeastpointe.net Income: $44,000 Eastpointe is a mature community of mostly brick single-family homes. This middle-class community works to maintain its neighborhoods and housing stock. In recent years, it has been proactive in revitalizing its commercial centers along the Gratiot Avenue and Nine Mile Road. Nearby I-94 and I-696 make it easy for residents to enjoy a night on the town or plan a day trip to any Metro Detroit attraction. Residents are served by the many shopping areas, businesses and professional offices located in or close by the city. East Detroit Public Schools, South Lake Schools and Macomb Intermediate School District handle the educational needs of Eastpointe

Fraser

Fraser City Offices 33000 Garfield, Fraser 48026 (586) 293-3100 • www.micityoffraser.com

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Population: 14,133 Income: $55,000

Located about 15 miles north of Detroit and 5 miles west of Lake St. Clair the city consists primarily of single-family homes in neat neighborhoods. Capably served by the Fraser School District and a full time public safety department, Fraser has small town feel while benefiting from nearby metro amenities one would expect in a suburban environment. Its limited industrial activity is concentrated in the Fraser Industrial Park located in the northeast section of the city.

Roseville

City of Roseville 29777 Gratiot Ave., P.O. Box 290, Roseville 48066 (586) 445-5443 • www.roseville-mi.gov

Population: 48,150 Income: $42,000

Located just west of Lake St. Clair, this diverse community is situated 15 miles northeast of downtown Detroit with easy access to I-94 and I-696. Roseville offers a variety of housing options in great neighborhoods, features quality schools while also being close to all the nightlife, sports and cultural venues a big city can provide.

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City of Center Line 7070 E. Ten Mile Road, Center Line 48015 Population: 9,067 (586) 757-6800 • www.centerline.gov Income: $36,000 Center Line is one of the smaller cities in Macomb County in both landmass and population. It is completely surrounded by the City of Warren and is primarily single-family home neighborhoods supported by a strong industrial tax base. Its parks and recreation department offers a number of activities and classes for all ages. Center Line and Van Dyke public school systems serve the community. Center Line has a Public Safety Department and a volunteer fire department.


Community ProfileS

Village of New Haven & Lenox Township

Village of New Haven 57775 Main Street, New Haven 48048 (586) 749-5301 • www.villageofnewhaven.org Lenox Township 63775 Gratiot Ave., Lenox Township 48050 (586) 727-2085 • www.lenoxtwp.org

northern macomb

Romeo & Bruce Township

Population: 4,924 Income: $60,000

Population: 5,258 Income: $61,000

The Village of New Haven is the largest incorporated area in Lenox Township. Much of its newer residential development has occurred northwest of the Village’s central business district. With I-94 nearby, village residents have easy access to all of Metro Detroit or can visit Canada via the Port Huron or Detroit border crossings. New Haven children go to either the New Haven or Richmond Public Schools. Township students can go to either of these two districts or to Anchor Bay or Armada Schools depending on location.

Lenox Township offers rural living with suburban convenience. It is located within 5 minutes of Lake St. Clair and to major transportation routes. Although development has been growing there is still an abundance of land to accommodate residential, office and industrial development. Lenox Township is progressive, responsive and business friendly.

Richmond & Richmond Township

City of Richmond 68225 S. Main Street Richmond 48062 (586) 727-7571 www.cityofrichmond.net Population: 5,761 Income: $47,000

Richmond Township 34900 School Section Rd. Richmond 48062 (586) 727-8998 www.richmondtwp.org Population: 3,630 Income: $72,500

Located in the northeast corner of Macomb County, Richmond Township is comprised of rich rolling farmland and served as an important agricultural resource to both both Detroit and Port Huron. The City of Richmond is located in the southeast part of the Township 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 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 helping to expand the 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 • www.villageofromeo.org Population: 3,566 Income: $50,000

Bruce Township 223 E. Gates St., Romeo 48065 (586) 752-4585 • www.brucetwp.org Population: 6,467 Income: $81,000

The Village of Romeo is the oldest village in the state and was named a National and Historic District in 1971.It celebrates its history of orchard farming with its annual Peach Festival. Both visitors and residents alike enjoy its quaint downtown shopping district and quiet residential areas. Residents enjoy cider mills and the nearby Metroparks that provide year round outdoor activities for all ages. Romeo Community Schools serve the families of the Village.

Bruce Township is a best kept secret of Macomb County. Although rural by design, Bruce Township recently embarked on a 600 acre industrial corridor with the only available water and sewer north of 26 Mile Rd. The township is served by 3 school districts, but the main district is Romeo Community Schools which is known for its traditional and vocational and technical training.

Others to Consider

Village of Armada 74274 Burk Street, P.O. Box 903, Armada 48005 (586) 784-91 51 • www.villageofarmada.org Population: 1,539 Income: $65,000 Armada Township 231 21 E. Main, P.O. Box 578, Armada 48005 (586) 784-5200 • www.armadatwp.org Population: 3,487 Income: $75,000 Ray Township 64255 Wolcott Road • Romeo 48096 (586) 749-51 71 • www.raytwp.org Population: 3,547 Income: $70,000

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ADDENDUM — Shelby Township

Area: 35.2 sq. miles Location: Just north of M-59 on the Oakland/Macomb County border. Economic Base: Primarily residential with some commerical and industrial development. Government: Supervisor, clerk, treasurer, trustees Population: 79,710 (July 2017) Housing: Median Sale Price - $234,000 (August 2018) Income: Median Household Income $67,000 Libraries: Shelby Township Public Library, 51680 Van Dyke, Shelby Twp. 48316 (586) 739-7414 • www.shelbytwplib.org Medical Services: Henry Ford Macomb (See “Health Care” section) Newspaper: The Macomb Daily www.macombdaily.com Shelby-Utica News www.candgnews.com Parks and Recreation: With over 1,100 acres of parkland, miles of hiking and biking trails, six picnic pavilions and access to the Clinton River, a wide variety of opportunities are available. Athletic fields, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts. Adult softball leagues, youth baseball and softball, Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, River Bends Archery/Trap Range. Art fair and community events annually. Calendar of event online.

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Post Office: 7755 22 Mile Rd., Shelby Township 48317 • 800-ASK-USPS. Protection: Emergency - Dial 9-1-1. Non-emergency Fire (586) 731-3476, Police (586) 731-2121 Schools: Rochester, Romeo, and Utica Community School Districts. (See Macomb and Oakland County School grids.) Seniors: Senior Center, 51670 Van Dyke, Shelby Twp 48316, (586) 739-7540. Offers a wide variety of activities for residents 50 years and older. Local bus transportation is available to those 50 and older with disabilities. The monthly senior newsletter is available on the township website. Tax Rate in Mills 2017: Homestead Non-Homestead Rochester 32.1097 50.1097 Romeo 30.4664 48.0664 Utica 29.5664 47.1340 Utilities: AT&T and Comcast WOW (cable), Consumers Energy (gas), DTE Energy (electric), Green for Life trash pickup (866) 722-8900. TOWNSHIP OFFICES Charter Township of Shelby 52700 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Twp 48316 (586) 731-5100 • www.shelbytwp.org


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Washington Township Historic past… Developing future… A present day community with much to offer. Washington Township lies thirty 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. The Township’s high quality district library system augments the educational experience and a 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 come to 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, easy access to major expressways. Government: Charter township, supervisor, clerk, treasurer, trustees. Housing: Median Sale Price - $340,000 (August 2018) Income: Median Household Income - $82,000 Population: 26,447 (July 2017) Libraries: Romeo District Library, www.romeodistrictlibrary.org • 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: www.macombdaily.com The Record: www.myrecordnewspaper.com Parks and Recreation: Romeo - Washinton - Bruce recreation offers programs for all ages (www.rwbparksrec.org), 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 3 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 in Mills (2017): Romeo Utica Rochester Homestead: 31.2276 29.5843 28.6843 Non-Homestead: 49.2276 47.5843 46.2519 Transportation: STAR Transportation offers transport services to seniors with advanced registration (586) 752-9010 • rwbparksrec.org Smart Bus: Curb-to-curb advanced registration service. Mon-Fri, reservation 7:00-4:00 call (866) 962-5515, www.smartbus.org Seniors: Washington Senior Center, 57800 VanDyke (southside of municipal offices) Open weekdays, programs for 50+. (586) 786-0131 Utilities: Comcast 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, GFL (Trash Pick up) (586) 772-8900 TOWNSHIP OFFICE Washington Township 57900 Van Dyke Washington, MI 48094 (586) 786-0010 www.washingtontownship.org

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Comm. 12900 Hall Road, Suite 100 Sterling Heights, MI 48313 (586) 731-5400 www.shrcci.com

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Welcome to Macomb Township

MACOMB TOWNSHIP

Your Future, Your Community, Your Home!

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u Centrally located in the heart of Macomb County

u 12th largest community in Michigan (2017 SEMCOG)

u More housing starts in 2017 than any other community in Michigan (more than 500) u Diverse housing options at varying price points • Rising home prices/values • Low tax rates

u Expanding infrastructure to meet growth demands

• Road expansion/upgrades • State of the art Recreation Center supporting vibrant program of recreation classes and activities • New library facility on Township Campus (2020) • Thoughtful planning for upgrades/additions to Township’s flourishing parks system

u Thriving economic opportunities/robust retail activity

• Resident supported planning of industrial/commercial corridor • Expanding tax base • Employment opportunities for residents

u Excellent Schools • • • •

L’Anse Creuse Public Schools Chippewa Valley Schools New Haven Schools Utica Community Schools

u Strong sense of community

• Inclusive planning processes • Numerous events for residents supporting “Quality of Life”

For more Information log on to www.macomb-mi.gov


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ADDENDUM - Macomb Township

Area: 36 Sq. Miles Economic Base: A number of small/medium companies related to the automobile and aerospace industries. Government: General law township served by a Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer and 4 Trustees. Location: 35 Miles north of Detroit. Housing: Median Sale Price $300,000 (August 2018) Income: Median household $90,000 Population: 88,107 (July 2017) 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 www.cmpl.org Medical Services: St. John Medical Center, Beaumont, Henry Ford Macomb, McLaren-Macomb (See Health Care Section) Newspapers: Macomb Daily – www.macombdaily.com Advisor and Source – www.sourcenewspapers.com Macomb Chronicle – www.candgnews.com Macomb Patch (online news) – www.macomb.patch.com The Macomb Voice - www.voicenews.com 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.

Post Office: 42383 Garfield – Clinton Township, 58480 Main St. New Haven, 58757 Van Dyke – Washington Township. (800) 275-8777, (for all), www.usps.com Protection: Fire: 4 stations – (586) 677-1262 Police – Macomb County Sheriff (586) 469-5151. Emergencies 911. Schools: Chippewa Valley Schools www.chippewavalleyschools.com, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools – www.lc-ps.org, New Haven Community Schools –www.newhaven.misd.net, Utica Community Schools – www.uticak12.org Seniors: Marvin Blank Senior Center, 51210 Alma Drive, Macomb 48042, (586) 992-2900; Community Transportation is provided by The SMART Connector: www.smartbus.org, 866-962-5515 Taxes Rate in Mills (2017) Homestead Non-Homestead Chippewa Valley 31.4035 49.4035 L’Anse Creuse 29.7635 47.7635 New Haven 30.1235 48.1235 Utica 26.6135 44.1811 Utilities: DTE Energy (electric); Consumers Power and Southeast Michigan Gas (gas); Comcast and AT&T (cable and internet); 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 • www.macomb-mi.gov

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Community ProfileS

Central

Utica

Utica City Office 7550 Auburn Rd., Utica 48317 (586) 739-1600 • www.cityofutica.org Population: 4,910 Income: $46,250 Utica is a wonderful small-town community with amenities that many larger communities don’t have. In 2016, professional baseball came to Utica with the United Shore Professional Baseball League and Jimmy John’s Stadium. This regional attraction brings a broad range of visitors to Utica to sample minor league baseball. Utica also benefits from the shopping, dining and services it shares with Shelby Township. Housing is diverse and affordable, with families sending their children to either the award winning Utica Community Schools or parochial schools in the area.

Clinton Township

Clinton Township Offices 40700 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Township 48038 (586) 286-9422 • www.clintontownship.com Population: 101,440 Income: $50,000 Clinton Township has the largest population of any township in Michigan. In its final stages of transition from a rural to suburban community, the township has a number of commercial centers along the Gratiot Avenue, Groesbeck Road and Hall (M-59) Road corridors, most notably – the Mall at Partridge Creek. Residents enjoy a wide-range of housing options and recreational opportunities, including a non-motorized link to Lake St. Clair Metropark in neighboring Harrison Township. Chippewa Valley, Clintondale, Fraser, L’Anse Creuse and Mt. Clemens are the school systems for the Township, which is also home to the Clinton-Macomb District Library.

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Mount Clemens

City of Mount Clemens One Crocker Blvd., Mount Clemens, 48043 (586) 469-6818 • www.cityofmountclemens.com Population: 16,056 Income: $37,000

Mount Clemens is the county seat of Macomb County and was known nationally in the 1900s for the curing powers of its mineral baths. The city became a popular tourist destination and continues to attract residents and visitors today because of its entertaining, shopping and dining. Located within the tree-lined streets of its downtown and surrounding area is a variety of unique stores, restaurants and prime office space with plenty of room for new businesses. Lake St. Clair is reachable via the Clinton River which runs through the heart of the city. The riverfront park is used for recreational purposes including boating, canoeing, kayaking and fishing, as well as summer evening concerts and annual fireworks.


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macomb ADDENDUM Sterling Heights Area: 36.7 sq. miles. Economic Base: Very diversified: large commercial and industrial base, wellestablished 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 $203,000 (August 2018) Income: Median Household Income $60,000 Population: 132,453 (July 2017) Library: Sterling Heights Library, 40255 Dodge Park, Sterling Heights 48313 www.shpl.net, (586) 446-2665 Medical Services: Henry Ford MacombClinton, St. John Macomb-Oakland, William Beaumont (See “Health Care”) Newspaper: Macomb Daily www.macombdaily.com; Advisor Source www.sourcenewspapers.com; Sterling Heights Sentry www.candgnews.com Parks and Recreation: Large parks system, nature center, recreation and senior activity centers, athletic programs for children and adults, summer programs for ages 5-14 through the neighborhood schools. 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) Taxes Rate in Mills (2017): Homestead

Non-Homestead

Warren Consolidated 43.8613 55.1009 36.4222 53.9898 Utica Transportation: SMART Bus offers fixed route and connector (curb to curb) bus service. (866) 962-5515, ww.smartbus.org 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 Water and Sewage. 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 • www.shrcci.com CITY OFFICE: Sterling Heights 40555 Utica Rd., P.O. Box 8009, Sterling Heights 48311-8009 (586) 446-2489 • www.sterling-heights.net

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Livingston County Resources For Residents

Livingston County Administration 304 E. Grand River, Ste. 202 (Mailing), Howell 48843 (517) 546-3669 • www.livgov.com Livingston County Airport (517) 546-6675 • www.livgov.com (click on business tab, then airport) Located in Howell, the airport is owned and operated by the County. It has a large general aviation service along with business charters and University of Michigan Emergency Physicians Medical Group operates a station here.

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.............................................................(517) 540-8753 Family Support Division .................................... (517) 548-1444 Health Department............................................ (517) 546-9850 L.E.T.S. (Curb to curb transport).........................(517) 546-6600 Michigan State University Extension..................(517) 546-3950 Vital Records...................................................... (517) 546-0500 Register of Deeds.............................................. (517) 546-0270 Sheriff................................................................. (517) 546-2440 Treasurer (Tax Info)............................................. (517) 546-7010 Veteran’s Affairs................................................(517) 546-6338

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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).

Brighton & Brighton Township

City of Brighton Brighton Township 200 North First Street, Brighton 48116 4363 Buno Road • Brighton 48114 (810) 227-1911 • www.brightoncity.org (810) 229-0550 • www.brightontwp.com Population: 7,899 Income: $60,000 Population: 18,602 Income: $99,000

Brighton is the point of intersection for the Ann Arbor–Flint and Lansing–Detroit business corridors, leading to significant growth over the past 25 years. The area has numerous industrial/office parks and major shopping districts featuring big box stores and one of a kind boutiques and art galleries. Recreation is year-round with an extensive system of parks including Kensington and Huron Meadows Metroparks and the Brighton, Island Lakes and Meijer State Parks/Recreation areas. Brighton is also home to championship golf courses and numerous lakes and streams for boating and fishing options.

The City of Brighton has full time fire and police protection while the Brighton Area Fire Authority, the County Sheriff and State Police departments serve the township. Brighton Community Schools is the primary school system for the area, with Hartland and Howell Community School Systems serving portions of the township.

Green Oak Township

Green Oak Township Offices 10001 Silver Lake Rd., Brighton 48116 (810) 231-1333 www.greenoaktwp.com Population: 19,168 Income: $77,000

Green Oak Township is in the southeast corner of Livingston County. Island Lake State Recreation Area, Huron Meadows Metropark and Coleman Park are Green Oak's primary recreational assets. Green Oak Village Place a lifestyle mall, is located at the Lee Road exit (Exit 58) of US 23. The Brighton, South Lyon and Whitmore Lake School Systems serve the Green Oak community which potential residents should keep this in mind when investigating housing options. Residents can take advantage of the Brighton Area Library District and have St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital in Howell or the University of Michigan Brighton Health Center for their health care needs.


Hamburg Township

Genoa Township

Hamburg Township Hall 10405 Merrill Road, Hamburg 48139 (810) 231-1000 www.hamburg.mi.us Population: 21,213 Income: $83,000

Located in southeast Livingston County, Hamburg Township has been one of the fastest growing townships in the county. Lakes and waterways dominate its local geography. The communities of Hamburg and Lakeland are located here with both offering a wide range of housing options. The Brighton, Dexter and Pinckney school systems service the community along with easily accessible private schools. The township benefits from the many recreational facilities that are located within its borders or nearby, including the 300 acre Manley Bennett Memorial Park, the Huron Meadows Metropark and the Lakelands Trail State Park that traverses the township on a reclaimed railroad right of way.

Hartland Township

Others to Consider

Hartland Township Offices 2655 Clark Road, Hartland 48353 (810) 632-7498 www.hartlandtwp.com Population: 15,490 Income: $85,000 Hartland Township is north of Brighton Township on the eastern border of Livingston County. M-59 is the main east-west axis with US-23 running north-south. Detroit, Flint and Ann Arbor are all within a 30-minute drive, which makes this community popular with the commuting crowd. Hartland was originally a farming community, but as Livingston County developed Hartland acquired significant commercial, light industrial and residential development. The housing stock is mixed with rural settings, upscale subdivisions, planned communities and apartment developments. With its proximity to Brighton, Howell and Oakland County, Hartland residents enjoy all the social amenities and recreational opportunities one could desire. Hartland Consolidated Schools is the public school system and the Hartland Area Fire Authority and County Sheriff provide protection.

Fowlerville Village of Fowlerville: 213 South Grand Ave. Fowlerville 48836 (517) 223-3771 www.fowlerville.org Population: 2,763

Village of Pinckney Pinckney Village Hall 220 S. Howell Street Pinckney 48169 (734) 878-6206 www.villageofpinckney.org Population: 2,169

Handy Township 135 North Grand Ave. Fowlerville 48836 (517) 223-3228 www.handytownship.com Population: 5,337

Howell Township 3525 Byron Road Howell 48855 www.howelltownshipmi.org Population: 7,140

Genoa Township Offices 2911 Dorr Road, Brighton 48116 (810) 227-5225 www.genoa.org Population: 20,881 Income: $80,000 Genoa Township is located in south central Livingston County. It is the "bridge" community between Brighton and Howell. I-96 and Grand River are the major traffic arteries of the township. Development of industrial and commercial properties along Grand River occurred as infrastructure was put in place. However, the Township was careful to protect the environment and preserve its character. Residents are centrally located to Livingston County parklands for year-round recreation. The Howell, Brighton, Pinckney and Hartland School Systems share the educational responsibilities for the township.

Howell

City of Howell 611 East Grand River, Howell 48843 (517) 546-3500 • www.cityofhowell.org Population: 9,420 Income: $42,000 Howell is the largest city in Livingston County and is the county seat. Its downtown area is an officially designated National Historic District due to the beautifully restored/preserved 19th century architecture that radiates out from the shady lawn of the old Livingston County Courthouse. Beautifully maintained homes can be found on the adjacent side streets with striking residential developments in the rolling farmland surrounding the city. Shopping is abundant both downtown and along the Grand River corridor. The Tanger Outlet Center and industrial parks are on the western side of the city near the I-96 and M-59 interchange. The Howell Public School District along with parochial and private schools serve the educational needs of the community. Howell is home to the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest and Howell Melon Festival.

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Genesee County

FEATURED COMMUNITIES Fenton Grand Blanc Township

Genesee County has a diverse collection of communities and is known as the State’s “Crossroads”. 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

Animal Control.......................….......(810) 732-1660 County Clerk/Vital Records .............(810) 257-3225 Elections ……………………..............(810) 257-3283 Parks and Recreation .......................(810) 736-7100 Register of Deeds ............................(810) 257-3060 Sheriff (non-emergency)...................(810) 257-3422 Flint Police …………………………...(810) 237-6800 Seniors .............................................(810) 424-4478 Treasurer ..........................................(810) 257-3054 Veteran’s Information.......................(810) 257-3068 Genesee County Administration 1101 Beach Street, Flint 48502 www.gc4me.com • (810) 257-3001 Genesee District Library (19 locations) 4195 W. Pasadena Ave., Flint 48504 (810) 732-0110 • www.thegdl.org Flint & Genesee Chamber (Convention & Visitors Bureau) 519 S. Saginaw St., Ste 200, Flint 48502 (810) 600-1404 • www.flintandgenesee.org Greater Flint Arts Council (GFAC) 816 S. Saginaw St., Flint 48502 (810) 238-2787 • www.greaterflintartscouncil.org

City of Flint 1101 S. Saginaw St. • Flint 48502 (810) 766-7346 • www.cityofflint.com

Population: 96,448 (2017) Income: $39,000

Flint is the fifth largest city in Michigan. Its history reflects the ups and downs of the automotive industry. As automotive influence has retreated Flint has seen the rise of heath care and education. It is home to the University of Michigan – Flint and Kettering University, both noted for outstanding research. Mott Community College is also located here. Accession Genesys Heath System, McLaren Health Care and Hurley Medical Center are the primary life science resources for the community. I-75 and US-23 form the primary north/south transportation corridors and I-69 the east/west axis. These transportation connections are key assets in Flint’s re-redevelopment. Just west of downtown is the campus of the Flint Cultural. Also check out the Flint Farmers’ Market.

Flint Township

Charter Township of Flint 1490 S. Dye Rd. • Flint 48532 (810) 732-1350 • www.flinttownship.org

Population: 30,579 (2017) Income: $41,000

Flint Township is roughly a 23.6 square mile L-shape parcel on the southwest side of the City. It is the retail capital of Genesee County with Genesee Valley Center, a regional mall with an Outdoor Village. The Miller/Linden/ Corunna Road corridor forms the foundation of the Township’s commercial district. Favorable tax rates and improved roads reflect the Township’s commitment to growth and commercial development. The interchange of I-75 and I-69 provides residents with easy access to just about anywhere in Michigan. The Carmen-Ainsworth, Flushing Community and Swartz Creek Community Schools are the school systems of Flint Township.

Fenton Township

Michigan Small Business & Tech Development Center (I-69 Trade Corridor) (810) 762-9660 • www.sbdcmichigan.org Genesee County Community Action Resource Department 601 N. Saginaw St., Ste. 1B, Flint 48502 (810) 232-2185 • www.gc4me.com Services include the “Head Start” education program, low income assistance through the “Neighborhood Service Center,” food provisions and senior nutrition services including “Meals on Wheels.”

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

Flint

Population Estimate

Fenton Township Population: 15,377 (2017) 12060 Mantawauka, Fenton 48430 (810) 629-1537 • www.fentontownship.org Income: $79,000

When you think of Fenton Township you need to think water. With 58 lakes within a 10-mile radius, including Seven Lakes State Park, residents enjoy the sports and recreation of an outdoor paradise. This abundance of nature led to the innovative Southern Lakes Regional Parks & Recreation District, which is a partnership between the cities of Linden and Fenton, Fenton Township and the community school systems. The district has a year-round program of indoor and outdoor activities for all area residents. Recent residential development has provided a diverse inventory of single-family homes, apartments and condominium developments.

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104 S. Adelaide Street, Fenton, MI 48430

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

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Welcome Home to Fenton... ...We Know You’ll Love It Here!

Fenton is located in the center of a recreation paradise with 58 lakes located within 10 miles of the city. It also enjoys a quality of life second to none featuring • • • • • •

a broad range of housing options at reasonable prices world class healthcare upscale retail a diversified economy and skilled workforce amazing educational resources park facilities and recreation programs for all ages.

Fenton, your place to live, your place to play, your place to call HOME!

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Area: 7 sq. miles Location: Is in Southwest corner of Genesee County between I-75 and US-23 along the borders of both Livingston and Oakland Counties. Economic Base: Diversified economy with retail, commercial, recreation and light industrial. Government: Council/Mayor Population: 11,286 (July 2017) Housing: Median sale price - $233,000 (August 2018) Income: $49,000 Libraries: Fenton-Winegarden, 200 E. Caroline St., Fenton 48430 (810) 629-7612 • www.thegdl.org Medical Services: Fenton Medical Center (810) 629-2245 Genesys Regional Medical Center (See “Health Care” section) Newspaper: Flint Journal www.mlive.com/flint • Tri-County Times www.tctimes.com Parks and Recreation: Nine parks offer a wide variety of amenities including tennis, volleyball, basketball courts, and baseball fields. Strom Park has a small boat launch; Silver Lake features a beach area with lifeguards, concession stand, nature trails and picnic areas. Rackham Park behind the Community Center, is located on the Shiawassee River. Millpond is also on the river and is the site of the “Concert in the Park” series during summer months. The Fenton Rotary and Downtown Development Authority maintain Bush Park, one of the largest, it has lots of equipment for children, pavilion, gazebo, restrooms and a small island is featured in the Shiawassee which runs through the park.

Post Office Location: 210 S. Leroy St., Fenton 48430 (800) 275-8777 • www.usps.com Protection: Emergency - Dial 9-1-1. Fire (810) 629-8595 • Police (810) 629-5311 Schools: Fenton Area Public and Lake Fenton Community (See “School Grid” for more information.) Seniors: Loose Center, 707 Bridge St., Linden 48451, (810) 735-9406 Open to everyone 50 years or older. The Center provides a broad range of services and programs including classes, meals, special events and travel opportunities. Tax Rate in Mills 2016: Homestead Non-Homestead Fenton Area: 41.5013 59.5013 Lake Fenton: 40.7824 58.7824 Utilities: Consumers Energy (gas and electric), Charter Specturm (cable), Fenton Water Department (810) 629-6347, and Republic Waste Services (See”Basics” section.) OFFICES City of Fenton 301 S. Leroy, Fenton 48430 (810) 629-2261 www.cityoffenton.org

Fenton Regional Chamber 104 S. Adelaide St., Fenton 48430 (810) 629-5447 www.fentonchamber.com

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Community ProfileS

Davison & Davison Township

City of Davison Davison Township 200 E. Flint Street, Suite 2, Davison 48423 1280 N. Irish Rd. • Davison 48423 (810) 653-2191 • www.cityofdavison.org (810) 653-4156 • www.davisontwp-mi.org Population: 4,833 Income: $48,000 Population: 19,222 Income: $50,000 The Davison area is a friendly and safe community with a crime rate significantly lower than the national average. Over the past 10 years new housing developments have sprung up in the surrounding area. About 60 miles north of Detroit and east of Lansing residents benefit from the easy access they have to I-69, which is about 1 mile south of town. Although there is some light industrial activity in Davison, it is primarily a bedroom community of the Flint area. Abernathy Regional Park provides recreational activities for Davison residents.

Swartz Creek

City of Swartz Creek 8083 Civic Dr. • Swartz Creek 48473 (810) 635-4464 • www.cityofswartzcreek.org Population: 5,512 Income: $44,000 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. 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 diversity of housing styles at varying price points. Miller Road is the main highway running through town, which takes residents to nearby shopping.

Village of Goodrich

Village of Goodrich 7338 S. State • Goodrich 48438 (810) 636 2570 • www.villageofgoodrich.com Population: 1,822 Income: $77,000 Goodrich is located in Atlas Township, which is the southeast corner of Genesee County. Being 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 is serviced by the Goodrich Area Schools. The town is situated on a millpond with the millpond dam located under the main street bridge. Goodrich draws its historical look from the several well-preserved turn-ofthe-century style buildings.

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Grand Blanc

City of Grand Blanc 203 E. Grand Blanc Rd. • Grand Blanc 48439 (810) 694-1118 • www.cityofgrandblanc.com Population: 7,889 Income: $47,000

The City of Grand Blanc is located in the center of Grand Blanc Township. Its residents enjoy quality Parks and Recreation programs, Senior Citizen services, the McFarlen Public Library, a diverse schedule of Community Education courses, and an abundant choice of shopping, dining, and transportation options. Grand Blanc Community Schools serve this community that also enjoys quality housing options. Grand Blanc is an excellent place to live – check it out!

Linden

City of Linden 132 E. Broad Street • P.O. Box 507 • Linden 48451-0507 (810) 735-7980 • (810) 735-4793 Fax • www.lindenmi.us Population: 3,868 Income: $85,000-$110,000

Linden is in the southern tier of Genesee County near the headwaters of the Shiawassee River. Linden has retained its small-town charm through the preservation of its scenic downtown area, including the historic Linden Mills. The downtown area boasts small shops and several restaurants. Free concerts and outdoor movies are held by the historic mill and city gazebo. Side streets take you to cozy neighborhoods of well-maintained homes. Newer developments dot the surrounding area taking advantage of the nearby lakes. Linden also has one of the top school districts in the county - Linden Community Schools.

Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce 512 E Grand Blanc Road Grand Blanc, Michigan 48439 810-695-4222 • 810-695-0053 Fax Email: gbcc@grandblancchamber.com For events, membership details and more, visit

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Grand Blanc Township, known for award winning public schools, abundant housing options, a thriving commercial presence, and being a friendly and safe community, is home to more than 37,500 residents. Originally settled by Chippewa Indians, the name Grand Blanc, literally “Great White”, came from the French traders who arrived before 1800. By 1823 pioneer families were settling on the abundant farmland and the Township became, in 1833, the areas first unit of government, two years before Genesee County was created, and four years before Michigan became a state. A full service municipality with an SEV of $1.5 Billion and over 100 employees, Grand Blanc Township also jointly operates a full time Fire Department, Senior Center, Library and Parks and Recreation Department with the City of Grand Blanc. The Township is home to Creasey Bicentennial Park, a 202-acre recreational facility that offers something for every demographic. After many years of being the home of the longest running PGA Tournament with the Buick Open, professional golf returned to Grand Blanc Township in September with the new Ally Challenge Champions Tour Event at Warwick Hills Golf Club! Grand Blanc Township is conveniently located to many key employment centers in Michigan. With easy access to major interstate freeways, rail and the 3rd busiest airport in Michigan, as well as several major colleges and universities it is easy to see why the Township has become a desirable location for both business and residents. In fact, the Township has seen impressive growth in both commercial and residential development annually, and supports over 18,000 people in the local work force.

The future is bright in Grand Blanc Township: A Community in Motion! ADDENDUM — Grand Blanc Township

Future plans include further expansion in an approved industrial development district, and economic incentives offered through the newly formed Downtown Development District to encourage investment in our community. The Technology Park and Technology Village areas within the DDA have been created based upon a market study and zoned to create a technology driven mixed-use district that will include knowledge based jobs and recreational, cultural, residential, and retail opportunities.

Area: 32 sq. miles Location: Southeast portion of the County, south of Flint off I-75 approximately 45 minutes from downtown Detroit. Economic Base: Mix of residential, commercial and industry. World headquarters of GM Service Parts operations and Genesys Regional Medical Center located here. Government: Supervisor, clerk, treasurer, trustees Population: 36,610 (July 2017) Housing: Median Sale Price - $192,000 (August 2018) Income: Median Household Income $64,000 Libraries: Grand Blanc-McFarlan Branch, 515 Perry Road, Grand Blanc (810) 694-5310 • www.thegdl.org Medical Services: Genesys Regional Medical Center (See “Health Care” section) Newspaper: Grand Blanc View, www.grandblancview.mihomepaper.com Flint Journal www.mlive.com Parks and Recreation: Grand Blanc Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of programs for all ages. Creasy Bicentennial Park has soccer fields, baseball/ softball diamonds, sledding hill, pond, pavilions, walking paths and dog park. Post Office Locations: 1601 W. Atherton, Flint 48507 4065 Manor Drive, Burton 48519 • www.usps.com

www.twp.grand-blanc.mi.us Protection: Emergency - Dial 9-1-1 • Fire (810) 694-7211 • Police (810) 424-2611 Schools: Grand Blanc Community, Goodrich Area and Lake Fenton School District (See “School Grid”) Seniors: Senior Center, 12632 Pagels Dr., Grand Blanc (810) 695-3202 • www.gbseniorcenter.com Offers a variety of activities, programs, food services, and travel opportunities for residents 50 years and older. Transportation is available. Calendar of event is online. Tax Rate in Mills 2016: Grand Blanc Goodrich Lake Fenton Homestead: 37.7690 38.2205 36.4686 Non-Homestead: 55.7690 56.2205 54.4486 Utilities: Consumers Energy (electric), AT&T and Comcast (cableproviders) (See ”Basics” section.) Garbage collection (877) 609-6753. Public Works Department (810) 424-2600 TOWNSHIP OFFICES Grand Blanc Township Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce 5371 S. Saginaw St., P.O. Box 1833 512 E. Grand Blanc Road Grand Blanc 48480 Grand Blanc 48439 (810) 424-2600 (810) 695-4222 www.twp.grand-blanc.mi.us www.grandblancchamber.com

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Education - OAKLAND COUNTY CRANBROOK SCHOOLS

Admission Office: (248) 645-3610 admission@cranbrook.edu 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 has fostered creative and critical thinking skills in our students while preparing them to excel at college and in life beyond. Now more than ever, universities and employers understand what we have always known: an education that develops this kind of thinking is what leads to success. It is no surprise to us that so many of our alumni credit Cranbrook as one of the single biggest factors in their success and happiness in life, and that so many of them have gone on to shape the world in so many ways.

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.

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Michigan is transitioning away from the ACT College Admission Test to the SAT exam as part of the Michigan Merit Examination (MME). Log on to Michigan’s Department of Education for more information, summaries and reports. www.michigan.gov/mde

Oakland County School Districts www.michigan.gov/mde

School District Website Phone Number Avondale School District www.avondale.k12.mi.us (248) 537-6000 Berkley School District www.berkleyschools.org (248) 837-8000 Birmingham Public Schools www.birmingham.k12.mi.us (248) 203-3000 Bloomfield Hills School District www.bloomfield.org (248) 341-5400 Brandon School District www.brandonschooldistrict.org (248) 627-1800 Clarenceville School District www.clarenceville.k12.mi.us (248) 919-0400 Clarkston Community Schools www.clarkston.k12.mi.us (248) 623-5400 Clawson Public Schools www.clawsonschools.org (248) 655-4400 Farmington Public Schools www.farmington.k12.mi.us (248) 489-3349

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Ferndale Public Schools www.ferndaleschools.org (248) 586-8651 Hazel Park Public Schools www.hazelparkschools.org (248) 658-5200 Holly Area Schools www.hask12.org (248) 328-3100 Huron Valley Schools www.hvs.org (248) 684-8000 Lake Orion Community Schools www.lakeorionschools.org (248) 693-5400 The Lamphere Schools www.lamphere.k12.mi.us (248) 589-1990 Madison Public School District www.madisonschools.k12.mi.us (248) 399-7800 Novi Community School District www.novi.k12.mi.us (248) 449-1200 Oak Park School District www.oakparkschools.org (248) 336-7700 Oxford Area Community Schools www.oxfordschools.org (248) 969-5000 Pontiac School District www.pontiac.k12.mi.us (248) 451-6800 Rochester Community Schools www.rochester.k12.mi.us (248) 726-3000 Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools www.royaloakschools.org (248) 435-8400

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For information about alternative, technical, special education, duel enrollment, charter and magnet schools contact Oakland Schools at www.oakland.k12.mi.us or (248) 209-2000. 2017 Graduation Rates*

Communities Served (2017)

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

$8,409

74%

$8,313

83%

$12,164

80%

$12,244

64%

$7,871

54%

$8,409

69%

$7,871

55%

$8,409

78%

$10,285

54%

$8,301

35%

$8,054

59%

$7,871

66%

$7,871

70%

$8,392

59%

$10,669

46%

$7,871

74%

$8,719

28%

$8,332

67%

$7,871

31%

$7,871

77%

$8,409

68%

$8,998

96% 98% 95% 88%

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

Clarkston, Twps. Of Independence, Waterford and Springfield

Clawson and part of Royal Oak

81% 97% 88%

Farmington, Farmington Hills & part of West Bloomfield Twp.

94%

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

96%

Hazel Park, part of Ferndale

80%

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.

83% 93% 97%

Part of Madison Heights

86%

Southern half of Madison Heights

92%

Novi & part of Northville

98%

Oak Park & parts of Berkley, Southfield

92% 96%

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

66%

97%

Berkley, Huntington Woods & north portion of Oak Park

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

$ Spent Per Student

(2017 graduates enrolled in college within 6 mos.)

Auburn Hills, Troy, Rochester Hills, Bloomfield Twp.

2017-18 Enrollment

% Students Cont. Ed

73% 96% 96%

(2018-19 State Funds)

3,917 5,684 7,857 5,401 2,406

1,701 8,100 1,562 9,201

2,898 3,259 3,203 8,748

7,333 2,396 1,582 6,550

5,039 6,035

3,819

14,866 4,978

* Graduation rates based on traditional high school four year graduation rates.


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Education - OAKLAND COUNTY

Oakland County School Districts www.michigan.gov/mde

School District Website Phone Number South Lyon Community Schools www.slcs.us (248) 573-8127 Southfield Public Schools www.Southfieldk12.org (248) 746-8500 Troy School District www.troy.k12.mi.us (248) 823-4000 Walled Lake Consolidated School District www.wlcsd.org (248) 956-2000 Waterford School District www.waterford.k12.mi.us (248) 682-7800 West Bloomfield Schools www.wbsd.org (248) 865-6420

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For information about alternative, technical, special education, duel enrollment, charter and magnet schools contact Oakland Schools at www.oakland.k12.mi.us or (248) 209-2000. 2017 Graduation Rate*

Communities Served

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

Southfield, Lathrup Village

$ Spent Per Student

78%

$7,631

56%

$11,211

82%

$9,195

78%

$8,555

55%

$7,897

83%

$9,036

(2017 graduates enrolled in college within 6 mos.)

92%

(2018-19 State Funds)

93%

Most of Troy

95%

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

2017-18 Enrollment

% Students Cont. Ed

93% 90% 97%

8,258

5,844

12,754 13,470 8,576

5,290

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

IA-Central - Open to students in Avondale Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield, Clawson, Lake Orion, Rochester, Royal Oak, Waterford and West Bloomfield School Districts. Located at 1020 E. Square Lake Rd. in Bloomfield Hills. (248) 341-5900 IA-East - Open to Troy and Out of County Schools of Choice Students. Located at 1291 Torpey Dr. in Troy. (248) 823-8300

IA-West - Open to Huron Valley, South Lyon and Out of County Schools of Choice Students. Located on the campus Lakeland High School in White Lake. (248) 676-2735

Oakland Schools Technical Campus (OSTC) - Serves all school districts in the County at four locations - Pontiac, Clarkston, Royal Oak and Wixom. Www.ostconline.com (248) 209-2000

* Graduation rates based on traditional high school four year graduation rates.

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Livingston County School Districts www.michigan.gov/mde

School District Website Phone Number Brighton Area Schools www.brightonk12.com (810) 299-4000 Fowlerville Community Schools www.fowlervilleschools.org (517) 223-6000 Hartland Consolidated Schools www.hartlandschools.us (810) 626-2100 Howell Public Schools www.howellschools.com (517) 548-6200 Pinckney Community Schools www.pinckneypirates.org (810) 225-3900

For information about alternative, technical, special education, duel enrollment, charter and magnet schools contact Livingston Education Service Agency at www.lesa.k12.mi.us (517) 546-5550. 2017 Graduation Rate*

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

2017-18 Enrollment

% Students Cont. Ed

(2017 graduates enrolled in college within 6 mos.)

$ Spent Per Student

75%

$7,871

61%

$7,871

76%

$7,871

66%

$7,871

76%

$7,871

97%

(2018-19 State Funds)

7,975 2,823

87%

5,493

98%

6,870

89%

2,720

88%

Livingston Applied Technology Education Consortium (LATEC) - is open to all students in the County. www.latec.us (517) 546-5550

* Graduation rates based on traditional high school four year graduation rates.

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Genesee County School Districts www.michigan.gov/mde

School District Website Phone Number Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools www.carman.k12.mi.us (810) 591-3700 Fenton Area Public Schools www.fentonschools.org (810) 591-4700 Flint Community Schools www.flintschools.org (810) 760-1000 Flushing Community Schools www.flushingschools.org (810) 591-1180 Goodrich Area Schools www.goodrichschools.org (810) 591-2250 Grand Blanc Community Schools http://grandblanc.schoolblocks.com (810) 591-6000 Lake Fenton Community Schools www.lakefentonschools.org (810) 591-4141 Linden Community Schools www.lindenschools.org (810) 591-0980 Swartz Creek Community Schools www.swartzcreek.org (810) 591-2300

For information about alternative, technical, special education, duel enrollment, charter and magnet schools contact Genesee Intermediate Schools at www.geneseeisd.org or (810) 591-4400. 2017 Graduation Rate*

Communities Served

$ Spent Per Student

63%

$8,337

79%

$7,871

44%

$8,114

79%

$7,871

78%

$7,871

74%

$7,976

70%

$7,916

72%

$7,871

65%

$7,871

(2017 graduates enrolled in college within 6 mos.)

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

92%

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

91%

City of Flint

81%

Flushing & Flint Twp.

87%

Goodrich, Atlas, Hadley, Grand Blanc, Davison City and Township of Grand Blanc

96% 91%

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

93%

Linden, Twps. of Argentine, Fenton, Tyrone, Deerfield, Mundy, Gaines Swartz Creek, Gaines, Flint Twp.

95% 88%

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

2017-18 Enrollment

% Students Cont. Ed

(2018-19 State Funds)

4,617 3,319 4,235 3,983 2,126

8,095 2,039 2,695 3,681

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

* Graduation rates based on traditional high school four year graduation rates.

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Macomb County School Districts www.michigan.gov/mde

School District Website Phone Number Almont Community Schools (Lapeer County) www.almontschools.org (810) 798-8561 Anchor Bay School District www.anchorbay.misd.net (586) 725-2861 Armada Area Schools www.armadaschools.org (586) 784-2100 Center Line Public Schools www.clps.org (586) 510-2000 Chippewa Valley Schools www.chippewavalleyschools.org (586) 723-2000 Clintondale Community Schools www.clintondaleschools.net (586) 791-6300 Eastpointe Community Schools www.eastpointeschools.org (586) 533-3000 Fitzgerald Public Schools www.fitz.k12.mi.us (586) 757-1750 Fraser School District www.fraser.k12.mi.us (586) 439-7000 Lake Shore Public Schools www.lakeshoreschools.k12.mi.us (586) 285-8481 Lakeview Public Schools www.lakeviewpublicschools.org (586) 445-4000 L'Anse Creuse Public Schools www.lc-ps.org (586) 783-6300 Mount Clemens Community Schools www.mtcps.org (586) 469-6100 New Haven Community Schools www.newhaven.misd.net (586) 749-5123 Richmond Community Schools www.richmond.k12.mi.us (586) 727-3565 Romeo Community Schools www.romeok12.org (586) 752-0200 Roseville Community Schools www.rcs.misd.net (586) 445-5500 South Lake Schools www.solake.org (586) 435-1600 Utica Community Schools www.uticak12.org (586) 797-1000 Van Dyke Public Schools www.vdps.net (586) 757-6600 Warren Consolidated Schools www.wcs.k12.mi.us (888) 492-7543 Warren Woods Public Schools www.warrenwoods.misd.net (586) 439-4400

For information about alternative, technical, special education, duel enrollment, charter and magnet schools contact Macomb Intermediate School District at www.misd.net or (586) 228-3300. 2017 Graduation Rate*

Communities Served

Romeo and Bruce Twp.

Center Line, Warren

$7,871

57%

$7,871

52%

$9,743

75%

$7,871

26%

$7,982

38%

$7,925

49%

$8,409

68%

$8,409

48%

$8,409

60%

$8,373

68%

$8,065

41%

$8,371

39%

$7,871

62%

$7,871

79%

$8,048

41%

$8,100

59%

$9,114

96%

86%

Eastpointe, parts of Warren

89%

Warren

91%

Clinton Twp., Fraser, Roseville

95%

St. Clair Shores

95%

St. Clair Shores

96%

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

97% 51% 83% 90%

Village of Romeo, parts of Addison, Bruce, Washington, Shelby, Armada, Ray, Oakland Twps. Roseville Parts of St. Clair Shores, Grosse Pointe Shores & Eastpointe

Warren

68%

92%

Clinton Twp.

Parts of Sterling Heights, Warren and Troy

$7,871

92%

Macomb Twp. and Clinton Twp.

Center Line, Warren

84% 96%

Village of Armada, parts of Twps. of Armada, Ray, Lenox, Bruce

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

(2017 graduates enrolled in college within 6 mos.)

$ Spent Per Student

96%

New Baltimore

2017-18 Enrollment

% Students Cont. Ed

90% 90% 95% 93%

(2018-19 State Funds)

1,471 5,754 1,794 2,710

15,731 2,497 2,705 2,532 4,805

3,394 4,173

10,140 913

1,170 1,388 5,185 4,489

1,692

26,470

78%

$8,019

34%

$8,314

66%

$9,246

54%

$8,878

72% 85% 90%

2,303

13,620 3,008

International Academy of Macomb (at the Chippewa Valley High School in Clinton Township) - public high school international baccalaureate. www.iamacomb.org (586) 723-7200 Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences - magnet honor high school serving Macomb students in Armada, New Haven, Romeo, Richmond, Utica, Sterling Heights, and St. Clair School Districts. www.armadaschools.org/ma2s (586) 784-2150 Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center - 4 year/half day program serving Center Line, Clintondale, Fitzgerald, Fraser, Lake Shore, Lakeview, South Lake, Warren Consolidated, Warren Woods, Sterling Heights and St. Clair School Districts. www.wcs.k12.mi.us/mmstc (586) 698-4394 Southwest Macomb Technical Consortium (SMTEC) - open to 10, 11 and 12th graders in Center Line, Fitzgerald, Van Dyke and Warren Woods School Districts. www.smteccte.org (586) 439-4456

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Wayne County School Districts www.michigan.gov/mde

School District Website Phone Number Allen Park Public Schools www.allenparkschools.com (313) 827-2100 Clarenceville School District www.clarenceville.k12.mi.us (248) 919-0400 Crestwood School District www.csdm.k12.mi.us (313) 278-0906 Dearborn Public Schools www.dearbornschools.org (313) 827-3000 Dearborn Heights School District #7 www.district7.net (313) 278-1900 Detroit Public Community Schools www.detroitk12.org (313) 873-7450 Flat Rock Community Schools www.flatrockschools.org (734) 535-6500 Garden City Schools www.gardencityschools.com (734) 762-8300 Gibraltar School District www.gibdist.net (734) 379-6350 Grosse Ile Township Schools www.gischools.org (734) 362-2555 Grosse Pointe Public Schools www.gpschools.org (313) 432-3000

Harper Woods Public Schools www.hwschools.org (313) 245-3000 Huron School District www.huronschools.com (734) 782-2441 Lincoln Park Public Schools www.lincolnparkpublicschools.com (313) 389-0200 Livonia Public Schools www.livoniapublicschools.org (734) 744-2500 Melvindale-Northern Allen Park School Dist. www.melnapschools.com (313) 389-3300 Northville Public Schools www.northvilleschools.org (248) 344-8440 Plymouth-Canton Community Schools www.pccsk12.com (734) 416-2700 Redford Union School District www.redfordu.k12.mi.us (313) 242-6000 Riverview School District www.riverviewschools.com (734) 285-9660 Romulus Community Schools www.romulus.net (734) 532-1600

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Communities Served

$8,409

77%

$8,024

76%

$8,722

54%

$7,871

41%

$7,906

61%

$8,166

42%

$7,974

65%

$7,871

80%

$8,714

82%

$10,104

33%

$8,409

63%

$7,901

41%

$7,871

76%

$8,409

50%

$8,915

87%

$8,409

95%

Part of Dearborn Heights

79%

Detroit

78%

Flat Rock and parts of Huron, Ash & Berlin Twps.

100%

Garden City and a small part of Westland

90%

Gibraltar, Woodhaven, Trenton, Brownstown and Rockwood. Grosse Ile

93% 98%

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

96% 91% 86%

Lincoln Park

80%

Most of Livonia & small part of Westland

92%

Melvindale & part of Allen Park

89%

Northville, part of Novi, Salem & Lyon Twps.

Romulus

50% 96%

Dearborn and part of Dearborn Heights

Riverview and North Trenton

$7,897

81%

Dearborn Heights

Part of Redford Township

64%

95%

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

Plymouth, Twps. Of Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Salem, Superior

$ Spent Per Student

(2017 graduates enrolled in college within 6 mos.)

Most of Allen Park

2017-18 Enrollment

% Students Cont. Ed

99% 89%

(2018-19 State Funds)

3,740 1,701 4,105

20,432 2,480

46,530 1,948 3,438 3,592

1,823 7,517

1,851 2,541

4,578

13,617 2,973 7,204

17,080

82%

$7,871

37%

$7,871

73%

$8,358

48%

$8,782

79% 94% 64%

2,879

2,857 2,933

* Graduation rates based on traditional high school four year graduation rates.


Education -- WAYNE WAYNE COUNTY COUNTY Education

Wayne County School Districts www.michigan.gov/mde

School District Website Phone Number

South Redford School District http://southredford.org (313) 535-4000 Southgate Community School District www.southgateschools.com (734) 246-4600 Taylor School District www.taylorschools.net (734) 374-1200 Trenton Public Schools www.trentonschools.com (734) 676-8600 Van Buren School District www.vanburenschools.net (734) 697-9123 Wayne-Westland Community Schools http://wwcsd.net (734) 419-2000 Westwood Community Schools www.westwoodschools.net (313) 565-1900 Woodhaven-Brownstown School District www.woodhaven.k12.mi.us (734) 783-3300 Wyandotte School District www.wyandotte.org (734) 759-5000

(cont.) Communities Served (2017)

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

Trenton

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

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

Part of Woodhaven, majority of Brownstown Twp.

Wyandotte

2017 Graduation Rate*

2017-18 Enrollment

% Students Cont. Ed

$ Spent Per Student

55%

$8,297

56%

$7,871

45%

$8,262

74%

$8,666

56%

$8,004

52%

$7,871

29%

$8,297

59%

$7,955

63%

$7,871

(2017 graduates enrolled in college within 6 mos.)

93% 86% 84% 98% 85% 81% 87% 87% 89%

Downriver Career Technical Consortium - open to students in Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Huron, Riverview, Southgate, Trenton and Woodhaven-Brownstown School Districts. 22000 Gibraltar Rd. in Flat Rock. www.dctc-cte.org (734) 782-3194 Livonia Career Technical Center (LCTC) - 8985 Newburgh Rd. in Livonia. www.livoniapublicschools.org (734) 744-2816 William Ford Career Technical Center - open to students in Belleville, Crestwood, Huron Valley, Plymouth-Canton, Redford Union, South Redford, Wayne-Westland School Districts. 36455 Marquette in Westland. www.ford.wwcsd.net (734) 419-2100

(2018-19 State Funds)

3,773

3,407

6,041

2,449

4,466

10,693 1,732

5,344

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The Grosse Pointe Public School System is committed to Our Mission:

Promote Innovation Maximize Potential Embrace Community. • A+ rating by Niche.com • #1 teachers in Michigan by Niche.com

• 2 National Blue Ribbon Schools the last 2 years Maire and Mason Elementaries • Both high schools in top 5% of the nation • 25 AP classes • Expanding Career & Technical Ed including EMT and Cybersecurity • 5 Foreign Languages • Grammy Award Winning Music Programs • 100% of Elementary students experience band, orchestra and/or vocal music • 60% of students participate in at least 1 high school sport • 30 sports, 120 teams • 4 State Champion Teams last year - Baseball Girls Hockey, Golf, Sailing • All are Michigan Green Schools • Call any principal for a personal tour • #OneGP www.metrodetroitarea.com 67


Education - COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Baker College www.baker.edu • 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 www.cmich.edu Troy Center 900 Tower Dr. Troy 48098 (248) 526-2610 Extension Centers: • Detroit Office (313) 441-5300 • Clinton Township Center (586) 228-3160 • Dearborn Center (313) 441-5300 • Southfield Center (248) 357-8600 • Warren Center (586) 558-4300

Cleary University www.cleary.edu • Detroit 8904 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48202 (800) 686-1883 • Howell 3750 Cleary Dr., Howell 48843 (517) 548-3670 • Ann Arbor 2793 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor 48105 (734) 332-4477

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

Concordia University (Affiliated with Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) www.cuaa.edu 4090 Geddes Rd. Ann Arbor 48105 (734) 995-7300

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

Davenport University www.davenport.edu • 27650 Dequindre Warren 48092 (586) 558-8700 • Schoolcraft College 18600 Haggerty Rd., Livonia 48152 (734) 943-2800 • Mott Community College 1401 East Court St., Flint 48503 (810) 732-9977 • Wayne County Community College Mary Ellen Stemple University Center/West 9555 Haggerty Hwy, Belleville 48111 (800) 686-1600 • Macomb Community College 44575 Garfield Rd. Clinton Township, 48038 (586) 558-8700

Eastern Michigan University www.emich.edu 401 Pierce Hall (Admissions) P.O. Box 921 Ypsilanti 481 97 (734) 487-INFO (800) 468-6368 (toll free)

Henry Ford Community College 5101 Evergreen Dearborn 48128 (313) 845-9600 www.hfcc.edu Satellite Campuses: • M-TEC 3601 Schaefer, Bldg. A, Dearborn (313) 317-6600 • School of Nursing 3601 Schaefer, Bldg. B, Dearborn (313) 845-6305

Kettering University www.kettering.edu 1700 W. University Ave. Flint 48504 (810) 762-9500

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

Macomb Community College www.macomb.edu Toll Free (866) 622-6621 Local (586) 445-7999 • Administrative Center 16000 Hall Rd. Clinton Township 48038 • 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 68

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Madonna University www.madonna.edu 36600 Schoolcraft Road Livonia 48150 Admissions: (734) 432-5339 General Info: (734) 432-5300 (800) 852-4951 • Macomb University Center 44575 Garfield Rd. Bldg. UC-1, Ste. 120 Clinton Twp., 48038 (586) 263-6330 • S.W.E.E.P. - Southwest Detroit Center 5716 Michigan Ave., Detroit 48210 (800) 852-4951

Marygrove College www.marygrove.edu 8425 W. McNichols Road Detroit 48221 (313) 927-1240

Mott Community College www.mcc.edu • Regional Tech Center 1401 E. Court Street Flint 48503 (810) 762-0200 • Southern Lakes Center 2100 W. Thompson Rd. Fenton 48430 (810) 762-5000 • Livingston Center 1240 Packard Dr. Howell 48843 (517) 552-2163 • Workforce Development Workforce Education Center/ Garfield G. Wagner Building 709 N. Saginaw St., Flint 48503 (810) 232-2555

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

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

Northwood University www.northwood.edu • Troy Center 1500 W. Big Beaver, # 103, Troy 48084 (248) 649-5111 • Livonia Center (Schoolcraft College) 18600 Haggerty, Livonia (734) 462-4400 • Selfridge Air Force Base P.O. Box 450016 Selfridge ANGB 48045 (586) 463-2496


• 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 Oakland Community College Bee Administration Center www.oaklandcc.edu 2480 Opdyke Bloomfield Hills 48304 General Info (248) 341-2000 • Auburn Hills Campus 2900 Featherstone Road Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 232-4100 • Highland Lakes Campus 7350 Cooley Lake Road Waterford 48327 (248) 942-3100 • Orchard Ridge Campus 27055 Orchard Lake Road Farmington Hills 48334 (248) 522-3400 • Royal Oak Campus 739 S. Washington Royal Oak 48067 (248) 246-2400 • Southfield Campus 22322 Rutland Drive Southfield 48075 (248) 223-2700 Oakland University www.oakland.edu 2200 Squirrel Rd. Rochester 48309 (248) 370-2100

Rochester College 800 W. Avon Rd. Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 218-2000 www.rc.edu

Schoolcraft College • Livonia Campus 18600 Haggerty Road Livonia, MI 48152 (734) 462-4400 www.schoolcraft.edu • Garden City Campus Radcliff Center 1751 Radcliff Street Garden City, MI 48135 (734) 462-4770

Siena Heights University www.sienaheights.edu • Metro Detroit Campus 26999 Central Park Blvd, Ste. 100 Southfield (248) 799-5490 • Adult Degree Completion Henry Ford College 5101 Evergreen Rd., #W314, Dearborn (313) 317-9450

Spring Arbor University www.arbor.edu • 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 www.udmercy.edu • McNichols Campus 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit 48221 (313) 993-1000 • Corktown Campus –School of Dentistry 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Detroit 48208 (313) 494-6600 • Riverfront Campus – School of Law 651 E. Jefferson, Detroit 48226 (313) 596-0200 • Macomb University Center (Macomb Community College) 44575 Garfield Rd. UC1 Clinton Township 48038 (586) 226-4733

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor www.umich.edu Campus Information Centers: First Floor Michigan Union Lobby North Campus Commons (734) 764-INFO Switchboard: (734) 764-181 7 E-mail: info@umich.edu

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

MSU Extension Offices www.msue.anr.msu.edu

Genesee: 605 N. Saginaw, Flint • (810) 244-8500 Livingston: 2300 E. Grand River, Ste. 111, Howell • (517) 546-3950 Macomb: 21885 Dunham Rd., Ste. 12, Clinton Twp. • (586) 469-5180 Oakland: 1200 N. Telegraph, Bldg. 26 East, Pontiac • (248) 858-0880 Wayne: 33030 Van Born 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.

Walsh College www.walshcollege.edu • 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 Rd., 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 www.wccnet.edu

Wayne County Community College www.wcccd.edu • District Office Building 801 W. Fort St., Detroit 48226 (313) 496-2600

• 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 • Ted Scott Campus 9555 Haggerty Rd., Belleville 48111 (734) 699-7008

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

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Attractions

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, fully active or mostly passive, there is always something to do, somewhere to go or someplace 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!

Cobo Center

One Washington Blvd., Detroit (313) 877-8777 • www.cobocenter.com Venue for the International Auto Show, home and garden shows, Detroit Economic Club, media and other special events. Cobo is also home to Go Natural.

Comerica Park

Belle Isle

One of Michigan’s new State Parks. 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

Campus Martius

www.campusmartiuspark.org Campus Martius lies at the heart of the City of Detroit. Known as the “Point of Origin,” the junction of Woodward and Monroe Avenues is the starting point from where the City of Detroit’s system of streets, squares and lots was created. Home to Compuware and Quicken Loans, retail outlets and loft residences Campus Martius is a significant and contributing factor to the ongoing rebirth of downtown Detroit. With gardens, fountains, waterfalls, monuments, ice skating rink and urban beach space, it is the meeting place for city residents.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History

31 5 E. Warren at Brush, Detroit (313) 494-5800 • www.thewright.org 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.

The city of Detroit’s “Financial District”

2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 962-4000 www.detroit.tigers.mlb.com There’s a lot more than baseball (still the main event!) going on at Comerica Park. 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., Detroit 48201 (313) 832-8540 • www.detroitartistsmarket.org Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m This market and gallery is dedicated to Michigan artists. It was founded in 1932 and is the oldest cultural institution in Detroit promoting contemporary artists.

Detroit Film Theatre

5200 Woodward Avenue (at the Detroit Institute of Arts), Detroit (313) 833-4005 • www.dia.org/dft 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• www.detroithistorical.org Established in 1 928, 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 • www.dia.org Open Wednesday-Sunday and late night Fridays. The Beaux Arts Building was designed by Paul Cret and built in 1927, with extensive renovations being recently completed.”Renowned for its extensive and diverse collection, with over 100 galleries, a reference library, lecture hall, cafe and museum store. Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County residents are free.

(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. 70

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Detroit Opera House/Michigan Opera Theatre

1526 Broadway, Detroit Ticket Office: (313) 237-7464 • www.michiganopera.org Designed by Detroit architect C. Howard Crane and known for its superb acoustic construction, the theatre first opened in 1922. The lavish Italian renaissance style has been allowed to flourish despite its tumultuous history of name changes and abandonment. The opera is alive and well...for tours call (313) 237-3425.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Max M. Fisher Music Center 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, (313) 576-5111 • www.detroitsymphony.com 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)

440 Burroughs St., Ste 129, Detroit (313) 962-4590 • www.detroitexperiencefactory.org 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 • www.detroiteasternmarket.com 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 • www.detroitlions.com Admission charge. Located in the heart of the entertainment district and home to the NFL Detroit Lions. The design incorporates the Detroit landmark Hudson’s warehouse (built in the 1920s), and claims the best sight lines of any stadium in the U.S. Public walk up tours 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• www.foxtheatredetroit.net Over 80 years old, the Fox is the oldest survivingmovie 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.


Michigan Department of Natural Resources

1801 Atwater, Detroit (844) 622-6367 • www.michigan.gov/oac This family-friendly destination brings Michigan’s woods, water and wildlife inside a three-story, 40,000 square foot building near the Detroit Riverwalk and William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor. This unique facility provides hands-on recreational experiences for all ages and abilities through a variety of a activities and exhibits. Wednesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. There is an entrance fee.

Pewabic Pottery

Indian Village

Over 100 years old, this community of 351 homes was admitted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Located from E. Jefferson to Mack Avenue in Detroit it includes Burns, Iroquois and Seminole Avenues. These homes, built as early as 1895 by Detroit’s wealthiest businessmen, are on a grand scale, explaining the popular home and garden tours this neighborhood hosts.

Little Ceasars Arena

2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit www.olympiaentertainment.com 800) 653-8000 (customer service) Opening September 2017, this multi-purpose arena in the District Detroit serves as the new home for the Pistons and Red Wings. State-of-the-art technology also allows for concerts and special events throughout the year. Restaurants on site.

Majestic Theatre Center

4140 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-9700 • www.majesticdetroit.com A city block full of fun: two restaurants, bars, billiards, bowling, live entertainment venues. Free shuttle to other downtown locations.

Masonic Temple

500 Temple Street, Detroit (313) 832-7100 • www.themasonic.com Built in 1926, the temple is listed on the State and National Historic Registers. The theatre seats over 4,400 people and hosts all forms of live entertainment including plays, variety shows, dance and rock concerts.

Michigan Science Center

5020 John R, Detroit (313) 577-8400 • www.mi-sci.org Family oriented, hands on displays designed with an interactive approach, for the discovery of all things related to science, math and technology. Features exhibits, live shows and activities. Open daily, extended hours in the summer months.

Midtown Detroit

3939 Woodward Ave., Ste. 100, Detroit (313) 420-6000 • www.midtowndetroitinc.org . Bounded by Ford Freeway (North), Chrysler Freeway (East), Fisher Freeway (South), and the Lodge Freeway (West). Known as “Midtown”, this area includes many cultural, educational and medical institutions including the Detroit Art Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit Public Library, and the Max Fisher Music Center.

Motown Historical Museum

2648 West Grand Blvd., Detroit (313) 875-2264 • www.motownmuseum.org 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.

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.

10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit (313) 626-2000 • www.pewabic.org A Detroit institution, many homes and office buildings are decorated with these distinctive tiles and mosaics. Production, history and exhibits are available to view. One of only two active turn-of-the-century pottery studios in the country. Online store. 10 am.-6 pm MondaySaturday, noon-4pm. Sunday. Free self-guided tours Monday-Friday, call for group tours.

Renaissance Center

Located on Jefferson between Brush and Beaubien (313) 567-3126 • www.gmrencen.com A Detroit landmark on the Detroit River, it is easily recognized by its five massive glass towers. The 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 • www.detroitpubliclibrary.org Hours: 10am-6pm. Closed Fridays and Sundays. The nation’s most extensive public archive of automotive information including books, photographs, drawings and company histories.

Wayne State University Theatre & Dance

(313) 577-2972 • www.theatre.wayne.edu, 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.

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In Wayne County Arab American National Museum

13624 Michigan Avenue (at Schaefer), Dearborn (313) 582-2266 • www.arabamericanmuseum.org Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission charge. The museum is the first in the country to celebrate the Arab-American story. Along with the exhibits there is an auditorium, library/resource center and gift shop. This museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian and can access its programs, speakers, and artifacts.

Automotive Hall of Fame

21400 Oakwood, Dearborn (313) 240-4000 • www.automotivehalloffame.org 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 • www.fordhouse.org Open Tuesday - Sunday with a variety of tours. Call for hours. Admission charge. Designed by Albert Kahn, this family home is representative of the Detroit “auto barons”. It was built in the style of 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 (313) 881-4004 • www.gpt.org 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 • www.warmemorial.org On Lake St. Clair, this historic site serves as a center for enrichment programs, numerous community events and services in honor of veterans. Built in 1910 as the former home of Russell Alger.

The Henry Ford

20900 Oakwood, Dearborn (313) 982-6001 • www.thehenryford.org Open 9:30a.m.-5:00p.m. Monday-Sunday. 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) (248) 348-1845 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 www.millracenorthville.org.

Motor City Youth Theatre

Grantland Street Playhouse 27555 Grantland, Livonia (313) 535-8962 • www.mcyt.org 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 • www.plymouthhistory.org Admission fee. Open 1:00-4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Features special events, historical exhibits specializing in Victorian reproductions, and gift shop.

Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill

10685 Warren Road, Plymouth • (734) 455-2290. U-pick orchard, cider mill, country store, petting farm, cross-country skiing. Seasonal.

Wyandotte Museum

2610 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte (734) 324-7284 • wyandottemuseums.org 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 • www.yankeeairmuseum.org Closed Mondays. Admission fee. Check website or call for specific hours and cost. Learn about Detroit’s role in winning World War II. See documentary on how Ford Motor Company built more than 8,500 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers. Numerous aircraft and artifacts on display from World War 1 through the Vietnam era and beyond including jet fighters and B-52 Stratofortress. Flight Experience rides on either a B-17 Flying Fortress or B-25 Mitchell bomber (at additional costs) are the ultimate ‘bucket list’ adventures for adults. This small museum offers big memories and promises plenty of smiles. 72

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Avon Players

1185 Washington, Rochester Hills 48306 (248) 608-9077 • www.avonplayers.org Community theatre September - May. Youth theatre in the summer. Call or log on for performance and ticket information.

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-0866 • www.bbartcenter.org The center offers studio classes, workshops, art history classes for all ages, artcamps for children, juried exhibitions, the Michigan Fine Arts Competition and Fine Arts Festival and more. Works may be purchased at the Gallery Shop. Closed Sundays.

Clarkston Village Players

4861 White Lake Road, Clarkston 48346 www.clarkstonvillageplayers.org • (248) 625-8811 Community theatre runs year round, includes summer youth theatre.

Cranbrook Educational Community

39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills 48304 www.cranbrook.edu Cranbrook Art Museum – (248) 645-3323. 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 science.cranbrook.edu 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) Smith House – Frank Lloyd Wright “Smith House” located in Bloomfield Hills, this classic Usonian home is open for tours from May through October. Call the Art Museum at 645-3323 for exact dates and times.

Chamber Music Society of Detroit

Office: (248) 737-9980 • Tickets: (248) 855-6070 www.chambermusicdetroit.org Performances at the Seligman Performing Arts Center at Detroit CountryDay School in Beverly Hills. Known for its intimate concert experience and creative programming, CMS is a special treat for the musically inclined. For more concert, ticket and pre-concert talk information, go to website.

DTE Energy Music Theatre

www.ticketmaster.com/venue/65563 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 Ave. at Ten Mile, Royal Oak (248) 541-5717 • www.detroitzoo.org Open 365 days a year. Features 125 acres of open natural habitats that are home to 280 species. There are numerous attractions including a new Penguinarium, Amphibian Conservation Center, Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback, Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, Carousel, Railroad, Simulator Ride, and 4-D Theater. Admission and Parking Fees.

Holocaust Memorial Center

28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills (248) 553-2400 • www.holocaustcenter.org This is an opportunity to learn about the Holocaust, European Jewish communities and Jewish visitors can research their roots in the world’s largest collection of books and resources. There are lecture series, travel opportunities, teacher seminars and a speakers’ bureau. Numerous exhibits and gift shop. Call for hours.

Lego Discovery Center

(Great Lakes Crossing) Baldwin Rd., Auburn Hills legolanddiscoverycenter.com This indoor family attraction is perfect for children ages 3 -10. There is a large play area, creative workshop, models of Detroit landmarks, Lego rides and 4-D theater. Open daily; tickets my be purchased online.

Main Street Downtown Rochester

Annual Christmas Parade and Big Bright Light Show – Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day www.downtownrochestermi.com The Christmas parade just celebrated its 60th anniversary and is a major televised event each year running down Main Street; stake out your space early! The light show involves all buildings lit up with lights strung every 6 inches. A wonderful sight at night!

Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum

31005 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills (248) 626-5020 • www.marvin3m.com Listed as one of the most unusual museums in the country, there are thousands of toys, machines, and one of a kind collectibles.

Meadow Brook

Adams and Walton, Rochester (on Oakland University campus) Festival - (248) 377-0100 • www.palacenet.com May through September serves as a popular outdoor entertainment venue. Pavilion and lawn seating. Home to Meadowbrook Gardens as well.

Meadow Brook Hall - (248) 364-6200 www.meadowbrookhall.org The Matilda Dodge Wilson Estate (widow of auto baron John Dodge) is a beautiful 100-room Tudor revival style mansion built in 1929. It boasts 24 fireplaces, 39 chimneys and 13 kitchens. It is the 4th largest historic house museum in the country. For special events and tours please call. Open daily year round. Fee.

Michigan Renaissance Festival

12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, 48442 (800) 601-4848 • www.michrenfest.com A truly unique entertainment experience with knights in armor, joisting, strolling musicians, themed feasts and weekends, specialty acts and active marketplace. Runs from mid-August through September. Check the website for information about activities, events and festival fees.

Meadow Brook Theatre

(on Oakland University campus) Adams and Walton, 207 Wilson Hall, Rochester, 48309 (248) 377-3300 • www.mbtheater.com Meadow Brook Theatre is Michigan’s largest professional theatre company. For 48 years it has won awards and critical acclaim for the high quality of its comedies, mysteries, dramas and musicals; from its accomplished actors to its lavish sets and beautiful costumes. They also have a series for children. Located on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MBT’s theatre provides an intimate experience. Handicapped seating and free parking.

Oakland County Farmers and Flea Market

2350 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford (248) 858-5495 • www.destinationoakland.com Open year round, the market offers food specialty items, farm and garden produce and flea market booths on site. Log on for hours and links to vendor websites.

Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society

405 Cesar Chavez Ave., Pontiac (248) 338-6732 • www.ocphs.org Pine Grove Historical Museum includes the Governor Moses Wisner Mansion, Drayton Plains one room schoolhouse and carriage house, research library and Pioneer Museum. Call Tuesday and Wednesday for information and hours.

Olde World Canterbury Village

2369 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion (248) 391-5700 • www.canterburyvillage.com A designated historical landmark , the Village extends over 21 acres on the old Scripps Farm. There are 18 specialty shops displaying one of the world’s largest Department 56 and nativity collections. Restaurant on site along with cider mill. Open daily – its always Christmas!

Palazzo di Bocce

4291 S. Lapeer Rd, Orion Township (north of the Palace of Auburn Hills) (248) 371-9987 • www.palazzodibocce.com 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 • www.ridgedaleplayers.com One of the oldest community theatre groups in Michigan (over 75 years), with a junior actor program as well.

Stagecrafters

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

Rochester Hills Museum

1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester (at Van Hoosen Farm) (248) 656-4663 www.rochesterhills.org/city_services/museum 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.

Sea Life Aquarium

4316 Baldwin Rd (Great Lakes Crossing), Auburn Hills (866) 622-0605 • www.visitsealife.com Opened in 2015, this 35,000 square foot underwater world features 5,000 creatures in 20 themed displays. Come explore the interactive touch pool, walk through the ocean tunnel, watch the sharks feeding, and listen to the fun programs about “why” and “how”. Log on to the website for pictures and discount tickets.

Upland Hills Farm

481 Lake George Rd., Oxford (248) 628-1611 • www.uplandhillsfarm.com Hayrides, camps and special events.

Village Players of Birmingham

34660 Woodward, Birmingham (248) 644-2075 (tickets) www.birminghamvillageplayers.com Community and youth theatre and summer theatre arts camp.

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In Macomb County

All The World Is a Stage

66130 Van Dyke, Washington Township (586) 243-2253 • http://atwas.org With a belief that the arts are central to the educational, social, and aestheticdevelopment of children, this award-winning theatre arts education program offers youth an opportunity to experience theatre both on and off the stage.

Anton Art Center

125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens (586) 469-8666 • http://theartcenter.org Housed in a “Carnegie Library,” this premiere organization offers cultural experience year-round including exhibitions by local, regional and national artists; adult and youth classes; a gift shop featuring locally produced art; and special events.

Center for the Performing Arts

Macomb Community College 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township (586) 286-2222 • www.macombcenter.com This is the cultural hub of the county. There is much to do including concerts, musicals and dance, live theatre, workshops and an art gallery.

Crocker House Museum

Lorenzo Cultural Center

15 Union St., Mount Clemens (586) 465-2488 • www.crockerhousemuseum.com 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.

44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Twp (586) 445-7348 • www.lorenzoculturalcenter.com Call for hours of operation, varies at different times of year. Adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, featuring multi-dimensional programs relating science, history, culture and the arts.

14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights Box Office (888) 929-7849 • www.freedomhill.net This is an indoor and outdoor music and movie theatre surrounded by Freedom Hill County Park. It has pavilion and lawn seating.

Depot on Cass Ave. between Gratiot and Groesbeck, Mount Clemens (586) 463-1863• www.michigantransitmuseum.org Train rides are available June thru October on Sundays from 1:00-4:00p.m. Historic depot was built for the Chicago, Detroit & Canada Grand Trunk Railroad. It is also where Thomas Edison learned telegraphy and picked up “railroads” as a short career.

Freedom Hill Amphitheater

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, March thru December. Call for hours.

Michigan Transit Museum

Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society

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

Richmond Community Theatre

6961 9 Parker Street, Richmond (586) 727-9518 • www.richmondtheatre.com 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.

Selfridge Military Air Museum

Selfridge Air National Guard Base M-59 and Jefferson, Harrison Township (586) 239-5035 • www.selfridgeairmuseum.org Indoor and outdoor exhibits, with Navy and Air Force planes. Call for hours and tour information.

Starkweather Arts Center

219 N. Main Street, Romeo (586) 752-5700 • http://starkweatherarts.com This gallery, housed in a historic home built in 1863, offers classes, open mic and music concerts, and gift shop.

In 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

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Community Theatre of Howell

Great Escape Fun Center

theatre located on northeast corner of Grand River and Highlander Way, Howell (517) 545-1290 • www.cththeatre.org, Located in the high school’s freshman campus building, performances include a children’s production, numerous theatre workshops and two-week summer youth camp.

2630 E. Grand River Ave., Howell (517) 548-6457 • www.greatescapefun.com 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.

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.

7225 Stone Street, Hamburg (810) 986-0190 Call for hours. 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.

Florence Dearing Museum

Hamburg Historical Museum


In Genesee County Alfred P. Sloan Museum

1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint (810) 237-3450 • www.sloanlongway.org 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

www.premiumoutlets.com, 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 • www.sloanlongway.org 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) 648-PARK. 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 • www.fentonvillageplayers.org Provides professional quality theatre and includes children’s theatre program. Encourages involvement in various ways. Performances at Fenton Community Center.

Flint Childrens Museum

on the campus of Kettering University 1602 W. University (Third Ave.), Flint (810) 767-5437 • www.fcm.org Technology, science and art all under one roof! There are more than 40 exhibits, all of them hands on, featuring monthly activities and themes so it’s always a different experience. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Hartland Players

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

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. www.flintfarmersmarket.com Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. You can find a wide variety of meat, produce, dairy and baked goods all the way through the fall and winter seasons. If you’re not hungry, check out the art or enjoy any number of special events!

Flint Institute of Arts

1120 E. Kearsley St, Flint (81 0) 234-1695 • www.flintarts.org Monday – Thursday noon-5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Sunday1:00-5:00 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 www.thefim.org • (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.

Flint Youth Theatre

1220 E. Kearsley, Flint (810) 237-1530 • www.thefim.org Professional resident theatre company, drama school and theatre workshops.

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.

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. architecture, houses, restaurants, antique and specialty stores. Included is the Livingston County Courthouse built in 1889.

Howell Nature Center

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

1005 Triangle Lake, Howell (517) 546-0249 • www.howellnaturecenter.org Open daily year round. The center features a wildlife exhibit area and education facilities. It also serves as a rehabilitation clinic for injured and orphaned wild animals.

Grand River Avenue, Howell (517) 546-3920 – chamber of commerce, (517) 546-3520 – tours • www.cityofhowell.org The main street of Howell, out of a Currier & Ives print, is a National Historic District. Nineteenth century

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.

Hicks Schoolhouse Downtown Howell

Imagination Station

Heavenly Scent Herb Farm

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

James H. Whiting Auditorium

1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint (810) 237-7333 • www.thewhiting.com Equipped to offer all performing arts programs, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful concert ballet halls in the nation. Home of the Flint Symphony Orchestra and Flint Youth Theatre.

Robert T. Longway Planetarium

1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint (810) 237-3400 • www.sloanlongway.org 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 • www.spicerorchards.com Built like an old Victorian carriage house; 10,000 bushels of apples, sorting machine, donut shop, bakery, cider mill and farmers market are all here. U-pick farm June-December. Hayrides in the fall and Christmas trees available after Thanksgiving.

Livingston Centre Historical Museum

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

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.

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If You’re Looking For More...

Everything Michigan!

Metro Detroit has easy access to many attractions located elsewhere in Michigan. Try out these places for a fun daytrip or overnight stay, but make sure you come back. Because there is a whole lot more to do in Metro Detroit!

Air Zoo

Located at the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport 6151 Portage Rd., Kalamazoo (866) 524-7966 • www.airzoo.org 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 (866) 315-7678 • www.abdow.org The architect son of the Dow Chemical Company founder built this house which is considered an excellent example of organic architecture surrounded by gardens and pond. It is open for tours.

Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

1000 E. Beltline NE, Grand Rapids (888) 957-1 580 •. www.meijergardens.org 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

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

Hartwick Pines State Park & Logging Museum

4216 Ranger Rd., Grayling (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.

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Interlochen Center for the Arts

4000 Hwy. M-137, Interlochen (231) 276-7200 • www.interlochen.org Situated on 1,200 wooded acres between two lakes, this campus is all about the arts. There are public concerts, art and music festivals, summer arts program, adult art classes and boarding high school for visual and performing arts students.

Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House and Gardens of Saginaw

527 Ezra Rust Dr., Saginaw (989) 759-1648 • www.japaneseculturalcenter.org 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

www.michiganwines.com 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.

City of Marshall

(800) 877-5163 Visitor’s Center • www.marshallmi.org Located at the crossroads of I-69 and I-94, this city is a perfect example of 19th century small town America. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark District. Attractions include the landmark Memorial Fountain, Cornwell’s Turkeyville professional dinner theatre, American Museum of Magic, Governor’s Mansion (1839), Town Hall (1857), Post Office and U.S. Postal Museum, Barton theatre organ, and much more!

Mackinac Island

(906) 847-3783 www.mackinacisland.org Step back in time to a unique setting undisturbed by modern means of transportation. Listen to the clip clop of horse drawn carriages shuttling residents and visitors alike to destinations around this jewel of an island located at the very tip of the mitt. Enjoy cocktails on the porch of the Grand Hotel or dine in one of the restaurants along the docks. Must do’s are a bike ride around the island, people watching at the Pink Pony and of course unhindered fudge tasting whenever, where ever you can. Make the journey!

Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Located at Saginaw Valley State University 7400 Bay Rd., Saginaw • (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 BirminghamBloomfield area until his death in 1998.


Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

State Capitol Building

Michigan Firehouse Museum

S.S. Badger (Lake Michigan Car Ferry)

Gardens: 1800 Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor Arboretum: 1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor • (734) 647-7600 (both) www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg Open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset. Conservatory, gift shop, trails and natural areas. No admission charge. 110 Cross St., Ypsilanti (734) 547-0663 www.michiganfirehousemuseum.org 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 (734) 240-7780 • www.co.monroe.mi.us Open daily year round, call for hours. An exhibit dedicated to General George Armstrong Custer (on land where he lived) traces his life at West Point and Civil War battles, including his demise at the Battle of Little Big Horn.

Purple Rose Theatre

137 Park Street, Chelsea (734) 433-ROSE www.purplerosetheatre.org 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 (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.

Spring Valley Trout Farm

12190 Island Lake Rd., Dexter (734) 426-4772 www.springvalleytroutfarm.com 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!

N. Capitol and W. Michigan Ave., Lansing 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.

(800) 841-4243 • www.ssbadger.com Sails mid-May through mid-October between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowac, WI (crossing time is 4 hours). Food and bar service, movies, TV, entertainment, outside decks, and on-board gift shop.

SS Silversides Submarine Museum

1346 Bluff St., Muskegon 49441 (231) 755-1230 www.silversidesmuseum.org Located on the south side of the Muskegon Lake Channel, this WWII submarine is credited with sinking 23 major Japanese ships, received 4 Presidential Unit Citations and 12 Battle Stars for her service. The museum is also home to the Prohibition-era CoastGuard Cutter McLane, one of the last of its class inexistence. 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

At Hidden River Golf & Casting Club, you’ll discover impeccable course conditions, exceptional service and an exquisite menu. A Golfweek "Best Courses You Can Play" pick in 2013, 2014 & 2015, you will immediately recognize Hidden River is unique to other courses in northern Michigan. The tranquility is easily noticed, as are the towering pines and attention to detail. And then there is the clubhouse, our Rainbow Room restaurant and the patio overlooking the Maple River which gracefully flows through the property. If you're on a golf vacation, visiting for the day or you live in Northern Michigan, it's time for you to experience Hidden River Golf & Casting Club!

HIDDEN RIVER GOLF & CASTING CLUB 7688 Maple River Road Brutus, MI 49716 (231) 529-4653 • www.hiddenriver.com

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

730 S. Main St., Frankenmuth (800) 863-7999 • www.zehnders.com Click on “dining”. 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.

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Parks

The Metro Detroit area is unique from most metropolitan areas because of the abundance of parkland, conservation and recreation areas available for its residents to enjoy. From local community parks, to county and regional parks, to state parks and recreational areas there are tens of thousands of acres for hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting or just walking your dog. There are hundreds of lakes, rivers, streams and reservoirs for boating, fishing canoeing and kayaking. With all of these natural resources it is easy to see that Metro Detroit is a recreational and conservation paradise. Take time to check out the many options for a day adventures or a weekend getaway. Summer or Winter – the parks of Metro Detroit are there for your enjoyment. Take advantage!

Huron-Clinton Metroparks

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks, one of the nation’s largest regional park systems, offer more than 25,000 acres of pristine parklands in 13 Metroparks located across Southeast Michigan (Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, Livingston and Washtenaw counties). Head to the Huron-Clinton Metroparks for year-round outdoor recreation. The Metroparks host 9 million visitors each year! Call (810) 227-2757 or visit online at www.metroparks.com.

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, openair 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 (2,547 acres) in White Lake. Hilly terrain and swamp land at headwaters of the Huron River, with an Environmental Discovery Center, a large nature center and labeled nature trails, paved bike-hike trail and picnic areas. Naturalist guided nature hikes, underwater pond viewing room, special events and workshops, 18-hole regulation golf course, Spray-n-Play and tot lot. (248) 625-6640

Kensington Metropark (4,486 acres) near Milford. Wooded, hilly terrain surrounds the 1,200-acre Kent Lake ideal for fishing, boating and swimming. Paved bike-hike trail, picnic-playground areas, beaches, boat rentals, 18-hole regulation golf course, 27-hole disc golf course, Splash-n-Blast, nature center and trails. Visit the Kensington Farm Center and pet the animals. Enjoy a ride aboard the Island Queen II, a 46-passenger pontoon boat. And enjoy a full range of winter sports. (810) 227-8910

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. Offerspicnic area and sledding hill on four acres.

Everett Cummings (Equestrian) Center at 6130 E. Mt. Morris Rd. in Morris

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. 78

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Huron Meadows Metropark (1,576 acres) south of Brighton. Paddle boats and rowboats, picnic areas, children’s playground, fishing pier on Maltby Lake. 18-hole regulation golf course, driving range. Cross-country ski trails and equipment rentals in the winter. Boat rental. (734) 426-8211 Hudson Mills Metropark (1,549 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Along the Huron

River with scenic wooded areas, paved bike-hike and nature trails, picnic-playground areas, 18-hole regulation golf course, shore fishing, canoeing and scenic lagoon. Facilities include tennis, basketball, shuffleboard and volleyball courts plus a softball diamond near the Outdoor Activity Building. Cross-country skiing with rentals in winter. Two 24-hole disc golf courses. (734) 426-8211

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 (81 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Colorful

Delhi rapids, picnic-playground 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 (1,651 acres) near New Boston. Beautifully landscaped grounds surround the central plaza area, with swimming pool, bathhouse, food service, basketball, shuffleboard, softball, skate park, large tot lot, 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 sitewith 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 fishing in winter. 18hole regulation golf course. Marshland Museum and Nature Center, nature trails. Three-mile paved hike/bike trail. (734) 379-5020

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. Waterfalls, picnictables and access to Flint River bike path.

For information, call Genesee County Parks at 800-648-7275 or visit online at www.geneseecountyparks.org


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 www.macombcountymi.gov/parks. 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.

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.

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

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. 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).

between Outer Drive and Evergreen). There is a paved pathway for biking, hiking or rollerblading and many places to picnic in the various parks along the way. (Go to www.waynecounty.com/parks for information on the individual parks accessible along the parkway, each with unique amenities.)

Inkster Valley Golf Course – 2150 Middlebelt Road, quarter mile north of Michigan Avenue, Inkster, (734) 722-8020. This 18 hole, par 72 championship course opened in 1990 and uses 100 acres of wetlands in its natural setting. There is a clubhouse and advanced reservations are necessary. Lola Valley Park – Beech Daly and Puritan Road, Redford Township, (734) 261-1990. Located along the banks of the Lola Valley Creek, the slopes are perfect for sledding in the winter. Summer weather allows perfect conditions for the disc golf course to be enjoyed.

Lower Rouge Parkway – Along the banks of the Rouge River, (734) 261-1990. Three different parks are featured here…Colonial Park at Inkster and Colonial Roads has baseball, soccer and picnic areas. Inkster Recreation Area in downtown Inkster has a great playscape, ball diamond and picnicking. Venoy-Dorsey Recreation Area has baseball diamonds available, call to reserve.

Warren Valley Golf Course – 26116 Warren Road, Dearborn Heights, (313) 561-1040. 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 www.co.wayne.mi.us/dps for more information.)

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Oakland County Parks

13 parks, 5 golf courses 3 dog parks, 2 nature centers. The parks offer year-round recreation, including swimming, camping, hiking, boating, golfing and picnicking to cross country skiing, ice skating and ice fishing. For information call 88-OCPARKS or visit www.oakgov.com.

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

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

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 rental, bar and grill room. Home to a 5-acre community garden, 2 outdoor arenas and an indoor arena in the grand 14,000 historic Ellis Barn, built in 1885. 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, 1 3 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.

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.

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

Lyon Oaks, Pontiac Trail, Wixom. This park has a day-use area with hiking trails,

and Barnard Streets. The park has a beach, fishing, swimming, boat launch, softball diamonds, volleyball courts, sledding and tobogganing, playground.

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.

picnic area with shelter, playground and a 13-acre, fenced, off-leash Bark Park. Lyon Oaks Nature Center offers interpretive programs. The adjacent 18-hole, Arthur Hills-designed golf course offers bent grass greens, tees and fairways, plus a stateof-the-art practice facility and driving range. The golf course’s picturesque clubhouse accommodates up to 450.

Livingston County Parks & Open Space

Brighton Recreation Area (see State Parks) Howell City Park – (517) 546-0693. Located in Howell at the corner of Thompson

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.

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)

ZIPLINE

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Michigan State Parks

Michigan State Parks are one of the state’s most important natural resources. 3rd in the nation in numbers of licensed boats, 3rd in snowmobiles, 3rd in licensed hunters and 9th in fishing licenses sold, 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 www.michigandnr.com

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 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. Jump Island water park.

Dodge #4 State Park – Waterford, (248) 682-7323 A mile of shoreline on Cass Lake this popular sandy beach has mobile concession stands on weekends during the summer. Ice fishing and hiking in the winter months. Highland Recreation Area – White Lake, (248) 889-3750

This park has a horse stable, 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, 22 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.

Pinckney Recreation Area – Pinckney, (734) 426-4913 This park offers 11,000 acres of extensive trails, 40 miles of multi-use, the 35 mile Waterloo-Pinckney Trail, camping, fishing, and hunting.

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area – Waterford, (248) 666-1020 Ponds, marshes, fields, miles of trails, horseback riding and stable, beach, camping. Pontiac Lake has bass, pike and panfish and excellent hunting areas.

Outdoor Adventure Center –

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

This family-friendly destination brings Michigan’s woods, water and wildlife inside a three-story, 40,000 square foot building near the Detroit Riverwalk and William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor. This unique facility provides hands-on recreational experiences for all ages and abilities through a variety of a activities and exhibits. There is an entrance fee.

Proud Lake Recreation Area – Wixom, (248) 685-2433 This park has three lakes, hunting, fishing, canoeing and campground with its own beach and boat launch. Cross-country skis and canoes are available for rent. Riverhawk Lodge on site.

Michig an has th e l o n freshw g ater c est o a stline in the U 2nd lo .S. and ngest Seven Lakes State Park – Fenton, (248) 634-7271 to Ala next ska. Beautiful lakes, sandy beach for swimming, camp-

ground, 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.

Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve – Brooklyn, (517) 467-7401 1,122 acres of open meadows, mixed hardwoods, low wetland areas and open water. An excellent waterfowl refuge, the park plans to offer hiking, birdwatching, upland hunting, mountain biking and other activities. W.C. Wetzel 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.

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.

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Climate

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 31 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: www.AccuWeather.com

Communications

(Cable, internet, phone, satellite, broadband)

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

Lansing 48918-0001 Information Center: (888) 767-6424 website: www.michigan.gov/sos You must apply for a Michigan driver’s license as well as title and register all motor vehicles immediately upon moving to this state. Michigan no-fault insurance must be purchased before registering a vehicle. Documents and license plates are secured through any Michigan Secretary of State branch office. In some communities you may complete certain transactions at a police or sheriff office.

If you are 18 or older you must meet certain requirements before a Michigan driver 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: DetroitWindsor Tunnel, The Ambassador Bridge from Detroit or The Blue Water Bridge from Port Huron. Foreign currency exchange locations: Detroit Tunnel entrance, Windsor Tunnel entrance, Windsor Duty Free Shop at 465 Goyeau Street, Windsor or foot of the Blue Water Bridge, Canadian Plaza in Sarnia, Ontario. For information on passports, visas, goods being transferred between countries and Customs regulations and requirements call (313) 964-7830 to be connected to the correct office, and/or log on to cbp.gov/(U.S. Customs and Border Protection). The website offers more information on the facilities and crossings, including addresses and phone numbers. Log on to the Canadian Border Services Agency at cbsa.asfc.gc.ca or call Canadian Customs at (204) 983-3500.

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Entertainment

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

Government/Political Contacts

Executive Branch www.michigan.gov Governor: Rick Snyder (R) P.O. Box 30013, Lansing, MI 48909 (517) 373-3400, (517) 335-7858 (Constituent Services) Lt. Governor: Brian Calley (R) Attorney General: Bill Schuette (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 www.michigan.gov .) Legislative Branch Senate www.senate.mi.gov House www.house.mi.gov (All local legislators, addresses and contact numbers are listed).

There are also twelve federally acknowledged Indian tribes in Michigan. They have sovereign governments and exercise their own jurisdiction over members and territories. Michigan Democratic Party www.michigandems.com (517) 371-5410 Michigan Republican Party www.migop.org (517) 487-5413 Note: Log on to these websites to find the active County party information and local clubs in each community.

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Libraries

Every community has or has access to a public library. The Detroit Public Library, www.detroitpubliclibrary.org, is a State Library. Anyone showing identification of Michigan residency may borrow from this library located at 5201 Woodward, Detroit – in the Cultural Center (313) 481-1300. Currently, there are over twenty branches, including the Douglass Branch which has specialized services for the blind and handicapped. The Library Network offers an automated system which facilitates interloan borrowing among public libraries in the counties of Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Washtenaw, St. Clair and a small part of Macomb. Some college, public and private school libraries are also users of the system. Free public tours are available. College and university libraries are available to the general public with different policy restrictions – please contact the individual college or university. Oakland Talking Book Service (OTBS) Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester 48307 (248) 650-7150 www.otbs.rhpl.org Services include digital, braille, and talking books, large print collection and mail delivery service. The Macomb Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is located at 40900 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Township 48038, and offers free service for all Macomb county residents. Visit www.cmpl.org or call (586) 286-1580 for more information. Toll free number is (855) 203-5274.

Media

Community Papers and E-Newsletters Almost all cities and townships have access to a smaller weekly newspaper and/or online editions focusing on local community headlines. Check with local government offices or libraries for more information.

REGIONAL PAPERS INCLUDE: Detroit Free Press www.freep.com The Detroit News www.detnews.com The Daily Tribune www.dailytribune.com Serves Southeast Oakland County The Oakland Press www.theoaklandpress.com Serves all of Oakland County The Macomb Daily www.macombdaily.com Serves all of Macomb County Latino Press www.latinodetroit.com Livingston Daily Press and Argus www.livingstondaily.com Serves all of Livingston County The Flint Journal www.mlive.com/flintjournal Serves Genesee, North Oakland and Livingston Counties The Arab American News www.arabamericannews.com Detroit Jewish News www.thejewishnews.com www.mlive.com A statewide electronic news source which specifies local coverage in the Ann Arbor, Detroit and Flint areas and covers Michigan Auto and Metro Detroit Business News. www.patch.com Neighborhood online news covering everything from local government to things to do with your family. Patch covers a number of communities in the Metro Detroit area. Log on and check to see if there is a patch for your community. ADVERTISING Advertising Age www.adage.com

AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS Automotive News www.autonews.com Autoweek www.autoweek.com Detroit Auto Scene www.detroitautoscene.com Tech Center News www.techcenternews.com BUSINESS Crains www.crainsdetroit.com dbusiness www.dbusiness.com

LAW Detroit Legal News www.legalnews.com * Note: There are newspapers specific to Detroit, Flint-Genesee County, Macomb and Oakland Counties.

POLITICS Inside Michigan Politics www.insidemichiganpolitics.com

Maps and Road Information

Michigan Department of Transportation www.michigan.gov/mdot This website includes state and county maps, detailed maps of metro Detroit, city/county locator, city to city distance/time calculator, rest area/and welcome center locations, up to date construction maps, historic landmarks and scenic turnouts, state beaches, campgrounds, memorial highways, roadside parks and turnouts. Check with individual chambers or city offices for local road maps. www.MapQuest.com details directions for any specific route door-to-door.

Medical Referrals

Refer to the list of hospitals in the Health Care section.

Passports

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

Public School Registration

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

Pet Adoption & Licensing

Most communities will require that pet dogs be licensed and that some form of animal restraint be used. Since there are variations in costs and registration dates, please call municipal government offices for detailed instructions.

Michigan Humane Society www.michiganhumane.org

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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. Michigan Human Society is now offering FREE pets to veterans and active soldiers!

Detroit Dog Rescue P.O. Box 806119, St. Clair Shores 48080 (313) 458-8014 • detroitdogrescue.com

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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 www.michigan.gov/sos for continual updates. 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 20809 Dequindre Rd, 48030 Detroit Livernois 17500 Livernois, 48221 Detroit East Detroit-East Plus 14634 Mack Avenue, 48215 Detroit – Northwest Northwest Detroit Plus 20220 W. Seven Mile, 48219 Detroit Southwest Detroit Plus 2835 Bagley, 48216 Hamtramck 9001 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 LIVINGSTON COUNTY Howell: Livingston County Plus 1448 Lawson, 48843

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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 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 18809 E. 9 Mile, 48021 Eastpointe Southeast Macomb County Plus 18809 E. 9 Mile Rd., 48021 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 1270 Pontiac Rd., 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

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Transportation

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 • www.ambassadorbridge.com 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 www.michigan.gov 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 • www.dwtunnel.com The only vehicular international underwater border crossing in the world. It is the second busiest crossing between Canada and the U.S. and one of the quickest. Port of Detroit (313) 259-5091 • www.portdetroit.com Two full-service terminals, a liquid-bulk terminal, a bulk facility and a single dock facility which can handle up to ten ocean-going vessels at one time. Fully equipped to handle all types of cargo.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Amtrak Main Station: 11 W. Baltimore Ave., Detroit 48202 • (800) 872-7245 • www.amtrak.com Additional stations in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Lapeer, Pontiac, Royal Oak, Troy. Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (734) 973-6500 General Information (734) 996-0400 Route Information • www.theride.org Serves Ann Arbor, University of Michigan and Ypsilanti Air Ride (to Detroit Metro Airport) (734) 707-7247 • www.myairride.com D-DOT 313-933-1300 • www.detroitmi.gov General, Route & Schedule Information. Approximately 42 routes, 24/7 service, free wi-fi, transfers to Smart Bus service. Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) (810) 767-0100 • www.mtaflint.org Provides public transportation to those in Flint & other areas in Genesee County. Smart Bus Service (866) 962-5515 • www.smartbus.org Phone Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 4p.m. Fixed route service is offered throughout Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties. The Connector provides door-to-door service with advance reservations. Additional job express and “flex” routes. The People Mover (313) 224-2160 • www.thepeoplemover.com 2.94 mile elevated single track circles around downtown; includes 13 station stops at most of Detroit’s attractions. Map online. QLine Streetcar (313) 528-3044 • www.qlinedetroit.com 6.6 mile circulating streetcar loop serves 12 locations on Woodward Ave. from downtown through Midtown, New Center, and the North End. Tickets and ride guide online. Transit Windsor (519) 944-4111 • www.citywindsor.ca/transitwindsor Bus service daily via the tunnel. Schedule is available online.


Airports & Airlines

Bishop International Airport (FNT) 3425 W. Bristol Rd.• Flint • (810) 235-6560 • www.bishopairport.org Conveniently located off I-75 and I-69, with five airlines, numerous non-stop flights, free Wi-Fi, business center, lounge, restaurant and bar, gift shop. AIRLINE RESERVATIONS WEBSITE Allegiant (702) 505-888 www.allegiant.com American Airlines (800) 433-7300 www.aa.com Delta (800) 221-1212 www.delta.com United (800) 864-8331 www.united.com

Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) 6500 Highland Rd. • Waterford • (248) 666-3900 • www.oakgov.com Nation’s 13th 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 • www.willowrunairport.com 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 • www.livgov.com

Detroit/Wayne County Metropolitan Airport (Identifier: DTW) www.metroairport.com Call (734) AIRPORT for General Information (734) 942-3126 Lost & Found Information (800) 642-1978 24 Hour Parking Hotline Located off I-94 at Exit 198 or off I-275 at Eureka Rd. One of the busiest in the U.S., has six runways, 145 gates,19,000 parking spaces, serving over 34 million people a year. The award winning McNamara Terminal features a major shopping experience!

Detroit Metro Airport Terminal Guide McNamara Terminal

AIRLINE

RESERVATIONS

Air France

800-237-2747

AeroMexico Delta

(Includes ASA and Comair)

North Terminal AIRLINE

800-237-6639

www.aeromexico.com

800-221-1212

www.delta.com

www.airfrance.com

RESERVATIONS

WEBSITE

800-241-6522

www.united.com

Air Canada Alaska Air American Frontier Jet Blue Lufthansa Royal Jordanian Southwest Spirit

888-247-2262 800-252-7522 800-433-7300 800-432-1359 800-538-2583 800-645-3880 212-949-0050 800-435-9792 800-772-7117

WOW

888-209-3170

United (Includes Express Link)

WEBSITE

www.aircanada.ca www.alaskaair.com www.aa.com www.frontierairline.com www.jetblue.com www.lufthansa.com www.rja.com www.southwest.com www.spiritair.com www.wowair.us

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Utilities

GAS Consumers Energy • 800-477-5050 • www.consumersenergy.com DTE Energy • 800-477-4747 • www.dteenergy.com SEMCO Energy Gas Company • 800-624-2019 • www.semcoenergy.com ELECTRIC DTE Energy • 800-477-4747 • www.dteenergy.com WATER & SEWER Great Lakes Water Authority • Information (844) 455-GLWA • Emergency (313) 267-6000 • www.glwater.org Pull up website for additional information. Launched on January 1, 2016, GLWA is the regional water authority for Southeast Michigan. The City of Detroit and the counties of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne are the members of the authority. GLWA manages and controls the regional water and wastewater services, while Detroit, and the suburban communities throughout the region, retain control of water and sewer services within their community borders. City of Detroit • (313) 267-8000 • Emergency (313)267-7401 3 customer care centers available. Log on to www.detroitmi.gov/dwsd for locations and hours. Water & Sewer Outside Detroit For communities other than Detroit, contact the city, township or village offices for specific information.

Veterans

Detroit Regional Benefit Office 477 Michigan Avenue, Detroit (800) 827-1000 www.benefits.va.gov/detroit

Employment Services (888) 522-0103 www.mitalent.org, 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 www.detroit.va.gov 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

Vitals

To order birth, death and marriage certificates and for passport services information contact your County Clerk’s Office. You can also check online as many application forms are downloadable. County Clerk phone numbers: Genesee County – (810) 257-3225 Livingston County – (517) 546-0500 Macomb County – (586) 469-5120 Oakland County – (248) 858-0581 Washtenaw County – (734) 222-6720 Wayne County – (313) 224-6263

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 www.michigan.gov/sos.

Michigan Department of Military & Veteran Affairs (517) 481-8000 automated operator www.michigan.gov/dmva Offers family and financial assistance, education and training, and healthcare resouces. Michigan Veteran’s Trust Fund (517) 284-5299 www.michigan.gov/dmva (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 www.michiganworks.org “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 www.nrd.gov Wealth of information covering benefits, education, health, housing, etc. by state. Includes phone numbers for crisis intervention, homeless, caregivers support and wounded warriors.

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. #281 Flint 810-257-3068

LIVINGSTON COUNTY

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

MACOMB COUNTY

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WAYNE COUNTY

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

OAKLAND COUNTY

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


International

The Detroit region is home to 1,300 foreign companies from 38 countries because of its proximity to the busiest and one of the worlds most valuable border crossings, access to 95% of the U.S. supply of fresh water, and unmatched automotive technology, engineering talent, and advanced manufacturing technology.

Cable, Internet, Twitter Feeds, Newspapers

Check with local cable and satellite companies for the full range of options available. International channels in numerous languages can often be added to basic packages. Popular online news: British Broadcasting www.bbcamerica.com Canadian Broadcasting www.cbc.ca The Internet allows for live feed from numerous countries. www.usnpl.com A list of popular radio and television channels, magazines, and newspapers by state and city.

Citizenship and Immigration Services

For pertinent information regarding temporary visitation, work school permits, green cards, adoption, those serving in the military and more, contact: United States: uscis.gov • 800-375-5283 Canada: cic.gc. ca • 888-242-2100

Consulate General Offices

CANADA – 600 Renaissance Center, Ste. 1100, Detroit 48243 (313) 567-2340 www.can-am.gc.ca 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 – 1342 Three Mile Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms, 48230 (313) 417-0258 www.chileanconsulatedetroit.org FRANCE – Mr. Pascal Goachet, Consulate 500 Woodward Ave., Ste. 3500, Detroit 48226 (313) 965-8532

GERMANY – Mr. Frederich Hoffman, Consulate 500 Woodward Ave., Ste.3500, Detroit 48226 (313) 965-3434 IRAQ – 16445 W. 12 Mile, Southfield 48076 (248) 423-1250 www.iraqiembassy.us

ITALY – Buhl Building 535 Griswold #1840, Detroit 48226 (313) 963-8560 www.consdetroit.esteri.it

JAPAN – 400 Renaissance Center Ste. 1600, Detroit 48243 (313) 567-0120 www.detroit.us.emb-japan.go.jp LEBANON – 1000 Town Center #2450, Southfield 48075 (248) 945-3511 www.lebanonconsulategdetroit.org MEXICO – 1403 E. 12 Mile, Madison Heights 48071 (248) 336-0320 www.consulmex.sre.gob.mx

ROMANIA – 777 Woodward Ste. 300, Detroit 48226 (313) 442-1320 www.romaniaconsulate.com SWEDEN – Honorary Consulate: Tom Mark 635 Puritan Ave., Birmingham 48009 (248) 762-5304 www.swedenabroad.com

Education

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

Advanced Placement Courses are offered in most high schools. Upon successful completion of year end exams, students scores may qualify for college credits. For more information visit www.apcentral.collegeboard.org

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

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

DLO – seller disclosure Dr – dining room Fla – Florida room FHA – forced hot air Fp – fireplace FR – family room Gar – garage GLF – golf course GR – great room HDW - hardwood floors

HIST – historic distric K – kitchen L – library LR – living room MOPOA – monthly association fee PGS – propane gas SF – square feet SPDED – special warranty

* 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.

Shipping

For a directory of moving and shipping to and from the United States visit www.united-states.shipping-international.com Mayflower Unigroup Relocation www.mayflower.com 800-346-1184 International Sea & Air Shipping www.internationalmoving.com 866-788-1090 NEX Worldwide Express www.shipnex.com 888-SHIP-NEX Also provides roll-on/roll-off and container service for cars, trucks, boats, etc.

Visa Information

Passport Department of State travel.state.gov For public inquiries call (877) 487-2778 to get infomation regarding the application process. Businesses needing a temporary business visitor visa may call (202) 485-7675 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Metric Conversion Tables

For Imperial and Metric measurement conversion information, log on to http://www.metric-conversions.org/

This site will help with all forms of measurement from inches and metres, to ounces and grams, and cups and litres.

Currency:

For current exchange rates and trading services, log on to www.oanda.comor www.xe.com

Translations:

To translate words, a block of original text or web page, go to www.bing.com, www.babelfish.com, or www.translate.google.com

AUTOMATION ALLEY

2675 Bellingham Dr., Troy, 48083 Toll Free (800) 427-5100 • www.automationalley.com

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).

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Business/Professional Connections

• Accent Reduction Institute, LLC 2232 S. Main Street, Ste. 538 • Ann Arbor 48103 (734) 645-2945 • www.lessaccent.com 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 • www.americanarab.com • Asian Pacific American Chamber 27055 Orchard Lake, Bldg M-Room 208, Farmington Hills 48334 (248) 430-5855 • www.apacc.net • Association of Chinese Americans Community Center, 32585 Concord Drive, Madison Heights, 48071 (248) 585-9343 • www.acadetroit.org (Log on for Service Center locations) • British American Business Council C/O Butzel Long 150 W. Jefferson, Ste. 100, Detroit 48226 (248) 825-7075 • Log on to www.babcmichigan.org for membership, information and events. • Canada/U.S. Business Association (CUSBA) 2000 Town Center, Ste. 1800, Southfield 48075 www.cusbaonline.com • Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce 30095 Northwestern Hwy., Ste. 101, Farmington Hills 48334 (248) 851-1200 • www.chaldeanchamber.com • Detroit Chinese Business Assocation 3250 W. Big Beaver, Ste. 430 Troy 48084 (248) 918-0391 • www.dcba.com • Detroit Hispanic Development Corp. 1211 Trumbell, Detroit 48216 • (313) 967-4880 • www.dhdc1.org • English Language Institute Wayne State University • 351 Manoogian Hall, 906 W. Warren, Detroit 48202 (313) 577-2729 • www.eli.wayne.edu • Henry Ford Community College 5101 Evergreen, Dearborn 48128 • (313) 845-9624 • www.hfcc.edu 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 • www.faccmi.org

SHOPPING CENTERS AND MALLS

• German American Chamber of Commerce Midwest Satellite Office: One Woodward Ave., Ste. 1900 P.O. Box 33840, Detroit 48232 (313) 596-0399 • www.gaccmidwest.org Michigan chapter holds 5 networking events each year. • The Indus Entrepreneurs(TIE) 28230 Orchard Lake Rd., Ste. 130, Farm Hills 48334 (248) 254-4807 • www.detroit.tie.org • International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit 111 E. Kirby • Detroit 48202 • (313) 871-8600 • www.iimd.org The Institute offers programs through the Detroit Public Schools as well as Immigration and Cultural Services. • Italian American Chamber of Commerce - Michigan 51194 Romeo Plank Rd., Ste. 354, Macomb, 48044 (586) 925-2020 • www.iaccm.net • Japan America Society of Michigan and Southwestern Ontario One Woodward Ave, P.O. Box 33840, Detroit, 48232 (313) 596-0484 • www.us-japan-canada.org • Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency Columbia Center Tower II, 101 W. Big Beaver, Ste. 545, Troy 48084 (248) 619-1601 • www.english.kotra.or.kr • Macomb Cultural & Economic Partnership 92 Gratiot, Mount Clemens, 48043 (586) 783-6008 • www.mcepmacomb.com 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 • www.mhcc.org • Michigan Israel Business Bridge 6735 Telegraph, Ste. 100, Bloomfield Hills, 48301 (248) 642-1701 • www.business.michiganisrael.com • The Michigan Language Center 715 E. Huron St., Ste. 1W, Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 663-9415 • www.englishclasses.com • Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, SACC-Detroit c/o 2000 Town Center, Ste. 1800, Southfield 48075 www.saccdetroit.org

Shopping Center/Mall

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Location

Phone

Website

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*

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) 769-9610 (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

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

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

Taylor Howell Novi Rochester Hills Westland

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

www.shopsouthlandcenter.com www.tangeroutlet.com www.shoptwelveoaks.com www.villageofrochesterhills.com www.westlandcenter.com

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All counties offer a wide variety of assistance to large and small businesses, from helpful startup information and contacts to incentives for relocating. The Detroit Metro area has a large, highly skilled workforce, millions of square feet of office and industrial floor space, close proximity to major markets and easyaccess to international border crossings and deep water ports. Each county provides an impressive list of innovative partnerships, current initiatives, and long range strategic plans for economic growth. OAKLAND COUNTY Media Contact: Stephen Huber (248) 858-1848 • www.advantageoakland.com 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. More than $1 million a day of new international investment has fueled the county’s economy. Foreign dollara have increased 3 years in a row, totaling $371 million. Advantage Oakland www.advantageoakland.com • (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 • www.oaklandcountyprosper.com 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 www.metrodetroitarea.com 89


County Support Services MACOMB COUNTY

John Paul Rea, Executive Director, Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development (586) 469-5285 • www.business.macombgov.org

Macomb County Planning & Economic Development (MCPED) is responsible for implementing the county’s economic development strategy. The group is structured specifically to create the ideal environment for new business and emerging sectors, as well as to support the breadth of business activities found across the county. MCPED functions include business attraction, business retention and expansion, and small business and entrepreneurial development, with specific supporting activities of business consulting, classes and seminars, site selection, financing and incentives, workforce education and training, partnerships and targeted industry reports.

Macomb Works Administrative Offices

21885 Dunham Ste. 11, Clinton Township 48036 (586) 469-5220 • www.macomb-stclairworks.org Career Centers are located in Clinton Township, Mount Clemens, Roseville and Warren.

Velocity Collaboration Center

6633 18 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights 48314 (586) 884-9320 • www.sterling-heights.net The Center is a Pure Michigan SmartZone serving as a hub for business incubation and economic development targeting defense, homeland security, and advanced manufacturing.

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Did you know?

The 87 mile border between Southeast Michigan and Canada is North American’s busiest and most valuable border. Over 40% of U.S. trade with Canada (our largest partner) crosses in Southeast Michigan.

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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 www.degc.org (313) 963-2940 Greening Detroit 1221 Bowers #428, Birmingham 48012 www.greeningdetroit.com (248) 388-2828 Land Policy Institute (Michigan State University) www.canr.msu.edu (517) 432-0704 Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) 602 W. Iona St., Lansing 48933 www.environmentalcouncil.org (517) 487-9539 Michigan Green Schools www.michigangreenschools.us (Log on for county contacts) 90

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Michigan Recycling Coalition www.michiganrecycles.org (517) 974-3672 Next Energy 461 Burroughs Street, Detroit, 48202 www.nextenergy.org (313) 833-0100 Southeast Michigan Council of Governments 1001 Woodward Ave. Ste. 1400, Detroit, 48226 www.semcog.org (313) 961-4266 Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum http://newsite.smsbf.org (734) 464-8353 The Greening of Detroit 13000 W. McNichols, Detroit 48235 (313) 237-8733 www.greeningofdetroit.com


County Support Services GENESEE COUNTY Tyler Rossmaessler, Director of Economic Development Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce (810) 600-1433 • www.flintandgenesee.org 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.

Michigan’s “Going Pro Talent Fund”, distributed by the Workforce Development Agency, has allowed companies to leverage nearly $1 billion toward their workforce. Employers with a need for skill enhancement, apprenticeship, and advanced tech training programs are eligible to apply for this grant money. For more information, log on to www.michigan.gov

LIVINGSTON COUNTY The Economic Development Council of Livingston County Contracted through Ann Arbor SPARK of Livingston County (734) 761-9317 • www.livgov.com Economic Development Council (EDCLC) is a nonprofit agency dedicated to the creation and sustainability of economic opportunities in-sync with the quality of life and unique characteristics of Livingston County. The EDCLC provides a one-stop resource for businesses seeking growth in Livingston County. Services provided are workforce employee training, employee retention, business attraction, transportation and housing, site selection and location assistance, job training grants, financial incentives and tax abatements. Ann Arbor SPARK works with the EDCLC to manage the region'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 Khalil Rahal, Development Director (313) 224-0756 • www.waynecounty.com Comprised of several entities, the department can provide financial tools and incentives through the Economic Development Corporation (WCEDC), Land Bank (WCLB), the Brownsfield Redevelopment Authority (WCBRA), Greater Wayne Economic Development (GWEDC), Detroit Community Development (CDE), Stadium Authority (DWCSA), and the Regional Aerotropolis.

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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

Jeff Mason, CEO Josh Hundt, Chief Business Development Officer (517) 241-9537 300 N. Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48913 ● www.michiganbusiness.org The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is the state’s one-stop resource for businesses seeking to grow in Michigan. It was formed in 1999 through an alliance between the State of Michigan and several local communities. The MEDC has the ability, authority and reach to serve as a one-stop resource for business retention, expansion and relocation projects. The primary focus of the MEDC is to help companies grow in Michigan in a very competitive 21 st Century global economy. The MEDC delivers a full range of innovative programs to business through its highly trained and motivated Business Development Managers. The MEDC is also a starting point to connect with jobs and talent, access capital, identify helpful community programs and learn about business start-up resources, innovations and locations. Contact the MEDC to learn more about Why Michigan!

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

Grand Valley State University – Seidman College of Business (616) 331-7480 • Ed Garner, Interim Director www.sbdcmichigan.org The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) enhances Michigan’s economic well-being by providing counseling, training, research and advocacy for new ventures, existing small businesses and innovative technology companies. With offices statewide the MI-SBDC helps the economy by strengthening existing companies, creating new jobs, retaining existing jobs, and assisting companies in defining their path to success.

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

Host: Kettering University (810) 762-9660

Host: Washtenaw Community College (734) 477-8762

Greater Washtenaw Region (Serves Livingston County)

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

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

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 www.michigan.gov or call (877) 766-1779.

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Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

(888) 414-6682 • www.the-center.org The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) provides Michigan’s small and medium sized manufacturers with operational assessment, process improvement training, mentoring services, website technical assistance and market diversification tactics. MMTC is the Michigan affiliate of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership through the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The MMTC has five regional offices located in Plymouth, Grand Rapids, Marquette, Saginaw, and Traverse City.

Michigan Corporate Relations Network

www.michigancrn.org Statewide university network designed to create partnerships between businesses and university assets to promote innovative research. Business engagement centers and contact information for participating schools are listed on the website.

Michigan Life Science and Innovation Center

46701 Commerce Center Dr., Plymouth 48170 (734) 478- 8254 • www.mlsic.com Fredrick Molnar, Executive Director 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 Flint and Genesee Chamber (810) 600-1432 www.ptacsofmichigan.org 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 (MEDC)

(888) 522-0103 • www.michiganbusiness.org 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, Forest Products Processing, Michigan Strategic Fund (Redevelopment) designated areas, Renewable Energy and Tool & Die Recovery.


University Research Corridor

Britany Affolter-Caine, Executive Director (517) 999-4007 • www.urcmich.org The University Research Corridor (URC) is an alliance between Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Wayne State University to transform, strengthen and diversify the state’s economy. The universities spark regional economic development through invention, innovation and technology transfer, by educating a workforce prepared to participate in the knowledge economy, and by attracting talent to the state. By increasing business partnerships – and making these resources more visible to the rest of the world, the URC plays a role in attracting and retaining business to the state while reinvigorating its economy. The URC is committed to the State’s economic success and to improving the quality of life for all its citizens. The URC is designed to leverage the research universities’ collective assets, encourage collaboration with business, government and regional economic development organizations.

Detroit Regional Chamber

Sandy Baruah, President and CEO • Kelly Weatherwax, Manager of Communications (313) 596-0360 • www.detroitchamber.com The Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the region’s oldest business organizations. Made up of over 20,000 members and affiliates, that employ over three quarters of a million workers, the Detroit Regional Chamber is the one of the largest metro chambers of commerce in the country. The Chamber’s mission of powering the economy for Southeast Michigan is carried out through economic development, regional collaboration and impacting education reform. The Chamber’s day-to-day efforts are focused on attracting new business investment and jobs to the region, helping existing businesses expand and grow and advocating for pro-business public policy.

Greater Detroit Foreign Trade Zone

W. Steven Olinek, Executive Director • (313) 770-4202 • www.detroitftz.com A user funded Michigan nonprofit corporation that provides deferral, reduction or elimination of U.S. Custom Service duties to companies involved in international trade. A foreign trade zone is considered outside U.S. custom territory even though the zone is geographically located within the United States. All duties and excise taxes are deferred while merchandise is located in the zone.

Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

Kevin Johnson, President and CEO Charlotte Fisher, Director. of Marketing & Communications (313) 237-4603 • www.degc.org The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) serves as the lead implementing agency for business retention, attraction and economic development initiatives in the city of Detroit. The DEGC is a private non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating new investment and jobs in the city of Detroit by providing technical, financial and development assistance to the city and the business community, from the start-up entrepreneur to the multinational corporation. By combining public sector policy and direction with private sector leadership, the DEGC is able to actively strengthen Detroit’s economic base.

Detroit Convention and Business Bureau 211 W. Fort Street, Ste. 1000, Detroit 48226 (313) 202-1800, www.visitdetroit.com

Workforce Intelligence Network

Michele Economou-Ureste, Executive Director 440 E. Congress, 4th Floor, Detroit 48226 (313) 744-2946 ● www.winintelligence.org Collaboration between 10 community colleges, 6 Michigan Works! agencies and economic development partners.

New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan

Pamela Lewis, Director 333 W. Fort St., Ste. 2010, Detroit 48225 (313) 961-6675 • www.neweconomyinitiative.org Philanthropic group of local and national foundations committing to accelerate the transition of metro Detroit to an “innovation” based economy.

Rock Ventures LLC

1074 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48226 (313) 373-7700 • www.rockventures.com Rock Ventures serves and connects Quicken Loans founder, Dan Gilbert’s portfolio of more than 100 companies. City initiatives, properties and contact information is on the website.

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

Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program 440 Burroughs, Ste. 205, Detroit 48202 (313) 309-41 49 • (313) 577-8800 Fax • www.doi.wayne.edu 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.

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)

1001 Woodward Ave., Ste. 1400, Detroit 48226 (313) 961-4266 • Info Center (313) 324-3330 • www.semcog.org SEMCOG is a regional planning partnership of governmental units serving almost 5 million people in the seven county region of Southeast Michigan.

“Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for Southeast Michigan” is online. A joint effort with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), it provides the framework for bike and pedestrian travel, maps of existing and planned corridors and facilities are available in 10 regions including Detroit, Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Livingston Counties!

www.semcog.org

Small Business Association - Michigan District 477 Michigan Ave., Ste. 515, Detroit 48226 (313) 226-6075, www.sba.gov

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MICHIGAN SMART ZONES

Michigan Smart Zones are collaborations between universities, industry, research organizations, government, and other community assets that recognize clusters of new and emerging businesses that are focused on commercializing ideas, patents and other R&D opportunities. There are a number of Smart Zones in the Metro Detroit region.

Ann Arbor SPARK

Paul Krutko, President and CEO Media Contact: Jenn Cornell, (734) 821-0070 • www.annarborusa.org 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.

Automation Alley

Thomas Kelly, Executive Director (248) 457-3200 • www.automationalley.com Automation Alley is a regional technology business association that connects government, business and education. It’s membership includes businesses, educational institutions and government entities from the City of Detroit and the surrounding eight county region. Automation Alley provides opportunities for business development through entrepreneurial and exporting assistance, diversification opportunities, workforce development initiatives and technology acceleration. Automation Alley 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.

Detroit Region Aerotropolis

Robert Luce, Executive Director (734) 992-2238 • www.detroitaero.org 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

Larry Herriman, Interim Executive Director (586) 884-9320 • www.oakland.edu/macombouinc The Macomb-Oakland University Incubator supports economic development in Southeast Michigan by accelerating high-tech businesses, cultivating academic innovation and encouraging research and development. The Macomb-OU Incubator's mission is to provide comprehensive development and support services to startup and emerging businesses, create and support an entrepreneurial climate, commercialize new technologies, attract investment and create new jobs in Southeast Michigan. The Macomb-OU Incubator aims to be the regional hub for accelerating economic growth in the targeted industries of defense, homeland security, advanced manufacturing and technology.

Oakland University INCubator

Contact Person – Stephen Kent (248) 648-4800 • www.oakland.edu/ouinc Oakland University’s SmartZone Business Incubator (OU INC) provides entrepreneurial resources and strategic business solutions to develop intellectual property. The incubator supports existing and grows new technology-based and life science businesses with university resources, decision support technology, business counseling services and financial/capital acquisition assistance. The state of Michigan, city of Rochester Hills and Oakland University created a certified technology park (CTP) under the auspices of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) that provides tax increment financing to support OU INC.

Southfield Centrepolis

Rochelle Freeman, Business & Economic Development Director (248) 796-4161 www.centrepolis@cityofsouthfield.com Southfield Centrepolis is a campus for innovation, knowledge share and growth, and one of Michigan’s SmartZones. Our primary focus is on providing an atmosphere that helps second stage start-ups and intrapreneurs accelerate their companies to the next level. Southfield Centrepolis works collaboratively with the City of Southfield, the LTU Collaboratory and Lawrence Technological University to increase business success and employment throughout Southfield and the surrounding areas.

Tech Town

Ned Staebler, President and CEO Kristin Palm, Managing Director of Communications (313) 879-5250 • www.techtowndetroit.org TechTown, the Wayne State Research & Technology Park, is focused on the economic transformation of Detroit. TechTown empowers entrepreneurs to build successful technology businesses by providing support to emerging companies through sustainable business operations, programs and services and a comprehensive infrastructure that is integrated into Detroit’s broader economic development goals.

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Sports & Recreation Professional Sports Teams of Southeast Michigan Detroit Lions (NFL)

Ford Field Detroit (313) 262-2009 www.detroitlions.com

Detroit Pistons (NBA) Little Caesars Arena (248) 377-0100 www.nba.com/pistons

League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB)

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

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

www.michigan.gov/dnr Biking, mountain biking, hiking and off-road vehicle trails are listed by park and trail name.

Metro Area Sports & Recreation Websites www.guide2detroit.com

This site offers a neat list of links to an unusual variety of sports and amusement locations throughout the area. It covers everything from archery to wrestling, boxing and scuba diving.

www.mhsaa.com

The home of the Michigan High School Athletic Association. All sorts of information regarding every high school sport, rules and regulations are located here! (517) 332-5046

www.michigan.org

A specific list of outdoor venues close to home, including boating, hunting and snowmobiling. The site includes addresses, phone numbers and descriptions of recreational areas.

Biking

International Mountain Biking Association

www.imba.com There are a number of chapters and clubs throughout the Michigan that are part of the association. Log on to connect to chapter links and information regarding location of trails.

• Michigan Mountain Biking Association

One of the largest affiliates of the International Mountain Bicycling Association. There are nine chapters throughout the state. Log on to connect to chapter links and detailed info regarding location of trails. www.mmba.org

• Clinton River Area Mountain Bike Association

http://www.cramba.org Mt. Clemens

• Motor City Mountain Biking Association http://mcmba.org Novi

USBC Metro Detroit Association

Car Racing

and kayaking opportunities. Log on to www.crwc.org for exact locations and details!

@ Jimmy John’s Field in Utica Michigan Independent minor league baseball. www.uspbl.com

Bowling

Boating

Detroit Red Wings (NHL) United Shore Professional Baseball

4291 S. Lapeer Road, Orion Township 48359 (248) 371-9987 • www.palazzodibocce.com “It’s not just a sport – It’s a frame of mind!” 28200 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village 48076 (248) 443-2695 www.mdusbc.com “Find a league near you!”

(231) 348-8280 ● www.trailscouncil.org 288 miles of trails and maps listed online.

Little Caesars Arena (844) 767-3644 www.nhl.com/redwings

Palazzo di Bocce

Top of Michigan Trails Council

Detroit Tigers (MLB) Comerica Park Detroit (313) 962-4000 www.mlb.com/tigers

Bocce

Clinton River Watershed offers miles of canoeing Huron Clinton Metroparks have boat launches,

slips and storage available at

• Stoney Creek Metropark • Kensington Metropark • Lake Erie Metropark • Lake St. Clair Metropark

Department of Natural Resources

www.michigan.gov/dnr Information on marinas, reservable harbors, harbors of refuge, inland lake maps and online boating safety classes and exam: www.BoatEd.com and www.BoaterExam.com.

Michigan Boating

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

Michigan Boating Industries Association

www.mbia.org • (734) 261-0123 Trade association for the recreational boating industry. List of programs, upcoming boat shows, and boating groups (www.boatmichigan.org).

Oakland County Parks offer boat rentals in • Addison Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat, kayak) • Groveland Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat, kayak) • Independence Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat,

kayak,canoe, and electric motors) A small boat launch is located at Orion Oaks for non-motorized watercraft and boats can be carried into Rose Oaks. For more information log on to ww.oakgov.com

U.S. Power Squadrons

www.usps.org Community service organization that offers boating safety instructions. Is also a social organization that offers “on-the-lake” activities. Go on the website for chapter locations.

A registration certificate must be purchased for all watercraft with permanently attached engines and for anything longer than 16 feet. Log on to the Secretary of State website at www.michigan.gov/sos for more information. Official safety course information may be obtained at www.boat-ed.com.

If you are into car racing Michigan has an abundance of tracks for you to visit. Just log on to www.Michigan.org, click on “Things To Do” then scroll down to racetracks to find the listing. But, here are a few near Metro Detroit to check out.

Flat Rock Speedway

14041 Telegraph Road, Flat Rock 48134 (734) 782-2480 • www.flatrockspeedway.com

Lapeer International Dragway

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

Michigan International Speedway

12626 U.S. Highway 12, Brooklyn 49230 (517) 592-6666 • www.mispeedway.com

Milan Dragway

10860 Plank Rd., Milan 481 60 (734) 439-7368 • www.milandragway.com

Fishing

The 11,000 inland lakes and streams and the Great Lakes offer a fantastic variety of choices in fishing locations. Lake trout, brown trout, walleye, salmon, steelhead and bass are just a few species found in great supply.

The Clinton River Watershed Guide has a list of local cold and warm water locations, the best access points and DNR stocking information. Call (248) 601-0606 or log on to www.crwc.org. Michigan Fishing

www.michigan.org Lists local fishing spots by city, parks and lake maps by county, fish hatcheries, helpful hints and favorite fly fishing locations.

Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council

(630) 941-1351 • www.great-lakes.org News stories, information on clubs and tournaments

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

www.michigan.gov/dnr • (313) 396-6890 Weekly fishing report.

Michigan Charter Boat Association

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

NOTE: If you are 17 years of age or older you need a license to fish. There are short-term licenses available. Applications and permits can be purchased online at www.mdnr-elicense.com. They are also available at Dicks Sporting Goods, Wal-Mart and Meijers locations.

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RETRO SNOWMOBILING –

DOG SLEDDING!

Want to experience how snow trailing was done before snowmobiles came on the scene? Try dog sledding. Here are a few locations in the both of Michigan’s peninsulas where you can explore what it’s all about. UPPER PENINSULA

Husky Haven Kennels, Shingleton MI (516) 790-9183 www.huskyhavenkennels.com Nature’s Kennel, McMillen MI (906) 748-0513 www.natureskennel.com Otter River Sled Dog Training Center and Wilderness Adventures, Tapiola MI (906) 334-3005 @otterriversleddogs Team Evergreen Kennel, Skandia MI (920) 621-9433 www.teamevergreenkennel.com Snowy Plains Kennel, Gwinn MI (906) 249-1011 www.snowyplains.com

LOWER PENINSULA

Lady Luck Kennels, Fowler, MI (989) 307-9711 • ladyluckkennel.net Shemhadar Dog Sled Adventures, Cadillac MI (231) 779-9976 • www.vbs20.com Treetops Resort, Gaylord MI (866) 348-5249 • www.treetops.com Team Evergreen offers rides on select weekends throughout the winter months.

Golf

The five counties of Southeast Michigan covered in this publication have an extensive list of courses; from venerable, beautiful old city courses to suburban and county Metroparks; as well as nationally renowned country clubs. To view a complete list of courses, resorts and schools log on to: www.michigan.org, click on “Things To Do” then scroll down to “golfing”.

Golf Association of Michigan

24116 Research Dr., Farmington Hills, 48335 (248) 478-9242 www.gam.org Offers memberships, golf day calendar, course finder and more.

Michigan Golf

www.michigangolf.com This website lists all public and private courses in theDetroit metro area including detailed descriptions, reviews and estimated greens fees.

Michigan Womens Golf Association

(313) 969-0523 or (248) 471-9030 www.mwgolf.org Website includes information about membership, events, programs, local league results and contact numbers.

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Hockey

Michigan Amateur Hockey Association

www.maha.org. Find clubs and arenas by zip code. USA Hockey

List of players, coaches, rules and regulations, local teams and ice rinks. www.usahockey.com

Horseback Riding

Huron Clinton Metroparks

(800) 477-2757 • www.metroparks.com Trail riding allowed in Kensington, Oakwoods and Wolcott Mill.

Oakland County Parks

(888) ocparks • www.destinationoakland.com Equestrian trails can be found in Addison Oaks, Highland Oaks and Rose Oaks. Springfield Oaks has an equestrian arena and stall rentals for events on site. “Oak Routes” trails, Paint Creek and Polly Ann, allow horses. Maps and a list of stables in the County are available online.

State Parks Michigan DNR

(313) 396-6890 • www.michigan.gov/dnr There are numerous state parks and miles of trails in the Detroit Metro area – campsites and horse rentals are also available. See “Parks” for details at the end of this section. Genesee County Parks offers two equestrian centers: Everett Cummings Center at 61 30 E. Mt. Morris Rd. in Morris and the Elba Equestrian Complex in the Holloway Reservoir Regional Park. Call (800) 6487275 for details.

Hunting

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

(313) 396-6890 • www.michigan.gov/dnr The MDNR website has information on application for hunting licenses, guides and information on species and habitat with links to specific areas in each county complete with addresses and phone numbers. www.michigan.org, click on “outdoors”, then “hunting” Here are a few in the Metro Detroit area: Bald Mountain in Lake Orion (248-693-6767) – shooting range, large hunting area. Open September 15-March 31 . Brighton Recreation Area in Howell (810) 229-6566 – majority of land open for hunting. Highland Recreation Area in White Lake (248) 889-3750 – has hunting and dog field trial areas, as well as rustic cabins. Holly Recreation Area in Holly (248) 634-0240 – most areas open to hunting, call for details. Island Lake Recreation Area in Brighton (810) 229-7067 – hunting for all species between September 15-March 31 . Also open to trapping. Pinckney Recreation Area in Pinckney (734) 426-4913 – Most of the area is open to hunt in season. No target shooting allowed.

Variety Farms Game Preserve

11585 Dunham Road • Hartland (810) 516-6814 • www.varietyfarmsgp.com 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

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

Oakland County Parks and Huron Clinton Metroparks have limited hunting possibilities at certain parks within their systems. Log on to www.oakgov.com or www.metroparks.com for more information.

Ice Arenas and Rinks (ice times, lessons, leagues)

Campus Martius Park (Outdoors)

Downtown Detroit • www.campusmartiuspark.org (313) 962-0101

Michigan Skating Rinks

Listed by city at www.rinktime.com. Detailed information includes public skate times, class offerings (figure, hockey), addresses and phone numbers. All counties and a number of municipalities have indoor facilities.

Lacrosse

Champion Lacrosse

30700 Telegraph, Ste. 3655, Bingham Farms 48025 248-255-1287 www.championlacrosse.com Camps, classes, teams and leagues for youth and adults.

US Lacrosse, Michigan Chapter

www.uslacrossechapters.org Informative site for youth, high school, adult players and coaches; also lists job openings.

Hunting and Fishing

The State of Michigan requires a license which can be purchased online 24/7 along with special hunt applications and permits.

General Questions?

(517) 373-1204 www.mdnr-elicense.com


SNOW SPORTS & MORE!

With 49 ski areas, 269 lifts, 50 terrain parks, nearly 1,000 runs and the only ski flying hill in the country, Michigan ranks second in the nation for number of ski areas in a state! Alpine Valley of White Lake (White Lake, MI) (248) 887-4183 • www.skialpinevalley.com Apple Mountain (Freeland, MI) (989) 781-6789 • www.applemountain.com Big Powderhorn Mountain (Bessemer, MI) (906) 932-4838 • www.bigpowderhorn.net Bittersweeet Ski Area (Otsego, MI) (269) 694-2032 • www.skibittersweet.com Boyne Highlands (Harbor Springs, MI) (800) GO-BOYNE • www.boyne.com Boyne Mountain (Boyne Falls, MI) (800) GO-BOYNE • www.boyne.com Caberfae Peaks (Cadillac, MI) (231) 862-3000 • www.caberfaepeaks.com Cannonsburg Ski Area (Cannonsburg, MI) (616) 874-6711 • www.cannonsburg.com Cross Country Ski Headquarters (Roscommon, MI) (800) 832-2663 • www.cross-country-ski.com Crystal Mountain (Thompsonville, MI) (231) 378-2000 • www.crystalmountain.com The Homestead of Glen Arbor (Glen Arbor, MI) (231) 334-5000 • www.thehomesteadresort.com Indianhead (Wakefield, MI) (800) 346-3426 • www.indianheadmtn.com Marquette Mountain (Marquette, MI) (906) 225-1155 • www.marquettemountain.com Mt. Bohemia (in the UP’s Keweenaw Peninsula) (906) 289-4105 • www.mtbohemia.com Mt. Brighton Ski Area (Brighton, MI) (810) 229-9581 • www.mtbrighton.com Mt. Holly (Holly, MI) (248) 634-8269 • www.skimtholly.com Nubs Nob (Harbor Springs, MI) (231) 526-2131 • www.nubsnob.com Pando Winter Sports Park (Rockford, MI) (616) 874-8343 • www.pandopark.com Pine Knob (Clarkston, MI) (248) 625-0800 • www.skipineknob.com Pine Mountain (Iron Mountain, MI) (906) 774-2747 • www.uppinemtn.com Porcupine Mountains (Ontonagon, MI) (906) 289-4105 • www.porcupineup.com Shanty Creek Resort (Bellaire, MI) (800) 678-4111 • www.shantycreek.com Ski Brule of Iron River (Iron River, MI) (800) 362-7853 • www.skibrule.com Snow Snake Ski & Golf (Harrison, MI) (989) 539-6583 • www.snowsnake.net Swiss Valley Ski Area (Jones, MI) (269) 244-5635 • www.skiswissvalley.com Treetops Resort (near Gaylord, MI) (888) TREETOPS • www.treetops.com

Nub’s Nob, Harbor Springs

Iceboating

For those who love speed! It’s possible to go from zero to 55 mph in a matter of seconds. It’s also very cold with a ton of subzero wind chill going on. Log on to www.sailmichigan.org to find out more!

Raceway (Horse) Northville Downs

301 S. Center St. • Northville 48167 (248) 349-1000 • www.northvilledowns.com

Running

www.runningintheusa.com

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

Road Runners Club of America - www.rrca.org

Skiing

Michigan is ranked in the #1 spot for skiing in the Midwest. Log on to www.michigan.org, then click on” Things To Do” then “Outdoors.” Also see the listing of Michigan ski areas and resorts in this this section of ASource.

Snowmobiling

Michigan offers more than 6,500 miles of extensive, groomed trails throughout the state. For information on safety courses, tips, snow depth reports, trail maps and online DNR-license (trail permit required to operate on trails). Log on to: www.michigan.gov/dnr.

There is also a full service operations center located in the Metro Detroit area: 1801 Atwater Street, Detroit • (313) 396-6890 Open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. or visit the state tourism website: www.michigan.org

Michigan Snowmobile Association

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

Soccer

Great Lakes Womens Soccer

glwsl.weebly.com • (888) 258-5220 For women 18+, with 18+ and 30+ leagues. 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

www.michiganyouthsoccer.org

Michigan Youth Soccer League (MYSL) www.michigansoccer.com Competitive leagues for players U7 – U19

Swimming

Michigan Swimming

2245 Knollcrest • Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 997-6696 • www.teamunify.com Great website for competitive swimmers providing meet postings, top ten times, time standards and results for all Michigan clubs.

Michigan Masters Swimming

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

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BIKING & HIKING IN METRO DETROIT

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!

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The Macomb Orchard Trail is completely paved its 23.5 mile length; runs across northern Macomb County from Shelby Township in the west to Richmond in the east. The Clinton River Trail extends for 16 miles in Oakland County and runs from Sylvan Lake to Rochester. The West Bloomfield Trail is a 6.8 mile rail trail connecting West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake. The eastern end connects with the Clinton River Trail.

Belle Isle State Park is located near downtown Detroit in the Detroit River. The park has a 6 mile bike lane that circles the outer edge of the island. The Detroit Riverwalk offers views of the Detroit Skyline for 3.5 miles along the Detroit River. The Grosse Ile Trail is located downriver; runs 6.2 miles along the entire length of Grosse Ile. Polly Ann Trail is an overall ride of 34 miles through Oakland and Lapeer Counties (14.2 in Oakland and 20 in Lapeer). Is open to horses throughout its length. Connects communities of Orion Township, Lake Orion, Oxford Township, Oxford, Addison Township ad Leonard in Oakland County. Dequindre Cut Greenway is a paved path just over a mile long in downtown Detroit.The trail has separate lanesfor cyclists and pedestrians and you'll find entrance ramps at Lafayette Street, Gratiot Avenue, and Woodbridge Street. The trail is called the “Cut” because it’s a wide trench that was sunk 25 feet below street level in the 1920s by the Grand Trunk Railroad to avoid foot and vehicle traffic, which continued overhead unimpeded on more than a dozen bridges. 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. Hines Park Trail offers 17.2 miles of paved trail along Edward Hines Drive in the Rouge River Basin that travels through Wayne County parks and recreation areas. Go through Plymouth, Livonia, Westland, Garden City and Dearborn Heights meeting up with the 2 mile scenic Rouge River Gateway Trail which is heavily wooded and located close to Greenfield Village and The Henry Ford. The Lower Rouge River Trail follows the Rouge River from Canton Center Rd. to the I-275 Metro Trail. The 3 mile trail crosses the river over 8 bridges and ties in with the ITC Corridor Trail that runs north for another 3 miles. The Island Lake Pathway runs east–west through the densely-wooded landscape of the Island Lake Recreation Area southeast of Brighton. Although relatively short, the paved trail may prove a challenge to some as it courses through hilly terrain. The Metro Parkway Trail (Freedom Trail)is 11 miles of paved trailway stretching from Lake St. Clair MetroPark in Harrison Township to Schoenherr Rd. in Sterling Heights. The Milford Trail connects the Village of Milford with the popular Kensington Metropark in Oakland County. The winding trail offers plenty of scenery as it travels through woodlands and wetlands. At the trail’s southern endpoint, it meets the Kensington Metropark Trail, which continues into the popular park and around scenic Kent Lake. The Downriver Linked Greenways Trail stretches 24.5 miles from the Lower Huron Metropark to Lake Erie Metropark. This asphalt trail travels the Huron River basin through numerous metroparks and downriver communities. Lakelands Trail State Park is one of Michigan’s “linear” state parks which is made up of 8 miles of paved asphalt and 12 miles of compacted limestone trail which allows horseback riding from Pinckney to Stockbridge. The Paint Creek Trail is 8.9 scenic miles connecting the communities of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township and Lake Orion. First “rail to trail” route in State of Michigan.


Health Care WAYNE COUNTY

Ascension St. John Detroit Riverview Center 7633 E. Jefferson • Detroit 48214 (866) 501-3627 • www.healthcare.ascension.org

Ascension St. John Hospital at Moross

22101 Moross • Detroit 48236 (313) 343-4000 • www.healthcare.ascension.org Numerous clinics and centers, check website.

Advantage Family Health Center

4777 E. Outer Drive • Detroit 48234 (313) 416-6200 • www.healthcare.ascension.org

Beaumont Hospital-Grosse Pointe 468 Cadieux • Grosse Pointe 48230 (313) 473-1000 • www.beaumont.edu

Beaumont - Dearborn

18101 Oakwood Blvd. • Dearborn 48124 (313) 593-7000 • www.beaumont.org

Beaumont - Wayne

33155 Annapolis St. • Wayne 48184 (734) 467-4000 • www.beaumont.org

Beaumont - Taylor

10000 Telegraph • Taylor 48180 (313) 295-5000 • www.beaumont.org

Beaumont - Trenton

5450 Fort Street • Trenton 48183 (734) 671-3800 • www.beaumont.org

Beaumont Medical Center - Southgate 15777 Northline Rd., Southgate 48195 (734) 246-8100 • www.beaumont.org

John D. Dingell VA Medical Center 4646 John R • Detroit 48201 (313) 576-1000 • www.detroit.va.gov

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

Detroit Medical Center (DMC)

www.dmc.org • DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center 4201 St. Antoine • Detroit 48201 (313) 745-3000 • www.dmc.org • DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan 3901 Beaubien • Detroit 48201 (313) 745-5437 • www.childrensdmc.org • DMC Harper University Hospital 3990 John Rd • Detroit 48201 (313) 745-3000 • www.dmc.org • DMC Heart Hospital 311 Mack Ave. • Detroit 48201 (888) 362-2500 • www.dmc.org • DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital 3990 John Rd, Detroit (313) 745-8040 • www.dmc.org • DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan 261 Mack Avenue • Detroit 48201 (313) 745-1203 • www.dmc.org • DMC Sinai Grace Hospital 6071 W. Outer Drive • Detroit 48235 (313) 966-3300 • www.dmc.org

Kresge Eye Institute

4717 St. Antoine Blvd. • Detroit 48201 (313) 577-8900 • www.kresgeeye.org

Karmanos Cancer Institute (Detroit Headquarters)

4100 John R • Detroit 48201 (800) KARMANOS (800-527-6266) www.karmanos.org Numerous treatment locations include Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston and Farmington Hills in Oakland County; McLaren-Macomb and McLaren-Flint Hospital in Genesee County.

Garden City Osteopathic Hospital

6245 N. Inkster Rd. • Garden City 48135 (734) 458-3300 • www.gch.org

Henry Ford Hospital

2799 West Grand Blvd. • Detroit 48202 (313) 916-2600 • www.henryford.com Numerous clinics and centers, check website.

Henry Ford Medical Center - Pierson

159 Kercheval • Grosse Pointe Farms 48236 (313) 882-7900 • www.henryfordcottage.com

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital

2333 Biddle • Wyandotte 48192 (734) 246-6000 • www.henryford.com

St. Joseph Mercy Canton

1600 S. Canton Center Rd. • Canton 48188 (734) 398-7557 • www.stjoeshealth.org

St. Mary Mercy Hospital

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

MACOMB COUNTY

Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital

11800 E. 12 Mile Road • Warren 48093 (586) 573-5000 • www.healthcare.ascension.org (Please note there are also numerous clinics).

Ascension St. John Hospital at 23 Mile

17700 23 Mile Rd., Macomb 48044 (586) 416-7500 • www.healthcare.ascension.org

Harbor Oaks Hospital

(Child Mental Health and Substance Abuse) 35031 23 Mile • New Baltimore 48047 (586) 725-5777 • www.harboroaks.com

Henry Ford Health System

www.henryford.com • 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 • www.mclaren.org

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OAKLAND COUNTY

Ascension Providence Hospital

16001 W. 9 Mile • Southfield 48075 (248) 849-3000 • www.healthcare.ascension.org

Ascension Providence Hospital - Novi

47601 Grand River Ave. • Novi 48374 (248) 465-4100 • www.healthcare.ascension.org

Ascension Providence Hospital – Rochester 1101 W. University Dr. • Rochester 48307 (248) 652-5000 • www.healthcare.ascension.org

Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital

27351 Dequindre Rd. • Madison Heights 48071 (248) 967-7000 • www.healthcare.ascension.org

William Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak 3601 W. 13 Mile • Royal Oak 48073 (248) 898-5000 • www.beaumont.edu Numerous centers throughout the area.

William Beaumont Hospital – Troy 44201 Dequindre • Troy 48098 (248) 964-5000 • www.beaumont.edu

Beaumont – Farmington Hills

28050 Grand River Ave. • Farmington Hills 48336 (248) 471-8000 • www.beaumont.org

Beaumont Urgent Care - West Bloomfield 6900 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield 48322 (248) 855-4134 • www.beaumont.org

Detroit Medical Center Childrens Hospital of Michigan - Troy 350 W. Big Beaver, Troy 48084 (248) 524-7180 • www.dmc.org

Michigan Community Visiting Nurse Association 30800 Telegraph, Ste. 1728 Bingham Farms 48025 (248) 967-1440 248) 967-8741 Fax www.vna.org

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

DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital

1 William Carls Drive • Commerce 48382 (248) 937-3300 • www.dmc.org

Henry Ford Health System

www.henryford.com (Numerous medical clinics in Oakland County) • Kingswood Hospital (Psychiatric) 10300 West Eight Mile Road • Ferndale 48220 (248) 398-3200 • Henry Ford Medical Center 6530 Farmington Road • West Bloomfield 48322 (248) 661-8240 • Henry Ford-West Bloomfield Hospital 6777 W. Maple • West Bloomfield 48322 (248) 661-4100

McLaren -Clarkston

5701 Bow Pointe Dr. Clarkston 48346 (248) 625-2273 www.mclaren.org

McLaren-Oakland

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

Michigan Institute for Neurological Disorders

28595 Orchard Lake Rd. • Farmington Hills 48334 (248) 553-0010 • www.mindonline.com Three locations.

Pontiac General Hospital

461 W. Huron • Pontiac 48341 (248) 857-7200 • www.pontiacgeneral.com

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

44405 Woodward Ave. • Pontiac 48341 (248) 858-3000 • www.stjoesoakland.org

LIVINGSTON COUNTY Brighton Health Center

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

Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery

(Addiction and Mental Health) 12851 East Grand River • Brighton 48116 (888) 215-2700 • www.healthcare.ascension.org

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

2140 University Park Dr., Ste. 220, Okemos 48864 www.mhha.org • (517) 349-8089 Advocate and resource for in-home health care services.

WASHTENAW COUNTY St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea

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

St. Joseph Mercy Health Systems Hospital Centers in Livingston and Washtenaw counties. • St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital 5301 McCauley Dr. • Ypsilanti 48197 Mail: P.O. Box 995 • Ann Arbor 48106 (734) 712-3456 • www.stjoesannarbor.org

University of Michigan Health System

Includes: University Hospital, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Women’s Hospital 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor 48109 Info: (734) 936-6641 (734) 936-4000 • www.uofmhealth.org Numerous clinics and programs, check website.

Veterans Administration (VA)

Ann Arbor Healthcare System 221 5 Fuller Rd. • Ann Arbor 48105 (734) 769-7100 • www.annarbor.va.gov

GENESEE COUNTY

Genesys Regional Medical Center

1 Genesys Parkway • Grand Blanc 48439 (810) 606-5000 • www.healthcare.ascension.org 1 Hurley Plaza • Flint 48503 (810) 262-9000 • www.hurleymc.com Hurley Medical Center

McLaren - Flint

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

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

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 Detroit Agency on Aging 1-A 29100 Northwestern Hwy, Ste. 400 Southfield 48034 1333 Brewery Park Blvd., Ste. 200 Detroit 48207 (248) 357-2255 • www.aaa1b.org (313) 446-4444 • www.detroitseniorsolution.org Serves the City of Detroit, Highland Park, all of Grosse Pointe Macomb County Access Location and Harper Woods. 39090 Garfield, Ste. 102, Clinton Twp. 48038 (586) 226-0309 The Senior Alliance, Inc. Area Agency on Aging 1-C Serves Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, 5454 Venoy Rd., Wayne 48184 St. Clair and Washtenaw Counties. (734) 722-2830 • www.thesenioralliance.org Serves Southern and Western Wayne Couny.

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Michigan Home Care & Hospice Association

St. Joseph Mercy, Livingston Hospital

Area Agencies on Aging

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MICHIGAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

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


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2019 Metro Detroit ASource - The Relocation Guide for Southeast Michigan  

The Metro Detroit ASource is the premier regional resource guide used to acclimate new individuals, families and businesses relocating to th...

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