2022 Community Guide issue - LIFESTYLE 4 Birmingham Bloomfield

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ADDENDUM: Birmingham Area: 4.8 square miles.


Boundaries: 14 Mile to Quarton/Big Beaver, Cranbrook Road to area east of Adams Road.

Population: 21,878 Median Sale Price: $628,000 (Dec. 2021) Median Household Income: $123,000 Economic Base: Residential with significant retail/office space. Tax Rates: (2021) Homestead 40.2093 per $1,000. (Call Treasurer for Non-Homestead rate.) Libraries: Baldwin Library, 300 Merrill, Birmingham, (248) 647-1700; Bloomfield Township Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, (248) 642-5800. Schools: Birmingham Public Schools (248) 203-3000, Community Education City of Birmingham (248) 203-3800, Early Childhood Center (248) 203-5800, Project Find (Special Education) (248) 203-5818 Birmingham is a vibrant community that’s maintained its small Protection: 2 Stations: Adams Road and Maple and Chesterfield Roads Fire town charm. Because of its compact size Birmingham has been Stations (248) 530-1906, Police Department (248) 530-1870, Dial 911 for EMS. named to the “Top 20 Most Walkable Communities” with a downTransportation: SMART bus fixed routes and Connector reservations call (866) town that boasts a diverse assortment of shops, restaurants, salons, 962-5515, www.smartbus.org. NEXT provides Community Transit Service for seniors, call (248) 203-5270. spas, art galleries, antique dealers and clothiers. Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T (U-VERSE), Comcast, Wide Open West (WOW) cable, municipal water and sewer. Birmingham’s pedestrian friendly downtown is strengthened by its Trash collection, call Car Trucking at (586) 791-8480 (See Basics) beautiful tree-lined neighborhoods. Quality of life is supported by City of Birmingham two top-rated nine-hole golf courses, beautiful parks and an 151 Martin Street, P.O. Box 3001, Birmingham 48012 (248) 530-1800 • www.bhamgov.org updated ice arena. Housing is primarily single-family homes of

exceptional value with condos, townhomes and lofts throughout the downtown and rail district areas. With few remaining building sites, Birmingham’s “building boom” is powered by renovations, additions and new construction that replaces older less functional buildings. Education is highly valued. The schools, both public and private, offer a tradition of academic excellence that consistently rank them as some of the finest schools in the country. Sports and extra-curricular activities are also an important part of Birmingham’s successful education system. With so much to offer, Birmingham welcomes you not only as a place to live, but a place to work, shop and dine.

Additional Phone Numbers: 48th District Court Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber Birmingham Shopping District Birmingham Youth Assistance Bulky Trash Pickup City Clerk City Treasurer Community Coalition (substance abuse) The Community House Ice Arena Lincoln Hills Golf Course (sledding in winter) Oakland County Assessor’s Office S.O.C.R.R.A. (hazardous waste and recycling drop-off) Springdale Park & Golf Course Stray Animal Housing at Gasow Veterinary Hospital YMCA

(248) 647-1141 (248) 644-1700 (248) 530-1200 (248) 203-4300 (248) 530-1700 (248) 530-1880 (248) 530-1890 (248) 203-4615 (248) 644-5832 (248) 530-1642 (248) 530-1670 (248) 858-0776 (248) 288-5150 (248) 530-1660 (248) 644-7171 (248) 644-9036