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Community ProfileS

Woodward Corridor

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Birmingham

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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