2022 Community Guide issue - LIFESTYLE 4 Birmingham Bloomfield

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For many years Franklin was a quiet country crossroad. But, with the advent of the automobile and the accompanying surge in suburban living, Franklin saw an uptick in popularity as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of Metro Detroit. With a handful of historic buildings serving as a central shopping district, a nearby historic cider mill, fenced properties with repurposed horse barns and a beautiful town-commons, Franklin has the feel of a small New England town.

COMMUNITY PROFILE

Franklin Village

The village is made up of single-family homes on larger lots. You will find quaint Victorian cottages and sleek contemporary homes. All co-exist in harmony in the wooded hills of Franklin. Residents have easy access to all the amenities of the Birmingham Bloomfield area. School age children attend Birmingham Public Schools, one of the best school systems in the state, or they can attend one of the many top-notch private schools that are in the area. Residents participate in any number of village clubs or activities –be it membership in The Village Band, The Franklin Historical Society or a village board/commission. The active involvement of residents is a statement of community pride and an underlying strength of the Franklin community.

www.franklin.mi.us ADDENDUM: Franklin Village

Area: 2.7 square miles. Boundaries: 12 Mile to 14 Mile, Telegraph Road to Inkster Road. Population: 3,170 Median Home List Price: $775,000 (Dec. 2021) Median Household Income: $162,000 Economic Base: Residential with small retail/office downtown. Tax Rates: (2021) Southfield Township assessments homestead 34.9397 per $1,000, non-homestead 46.6609 plus a 1% administration fee. Call Finance Clerk – (248) 626-9666 for any additional information. Libraries: Franklin Public Library, 32455 Franklin Road, (248) 851-2254. Card holders may also use the Bloomfield Township Library. Schools: Birmingham Public Schools (248) 203-3000. Protection: Franklin-Bingham Fire Department (248) 626-9862, Franklin-Bingham Police Department (248) 626-9672, EMS dial 911. Volunteer mobile watch program operates daily. Non-emergency 248-626-5444. Transportation: Franklin Village Cab (248) 851-3399. SMART bus offers fixed routes along Telegraph Road, Northwestern Hwy, and 13 and 14 Mile Roads. For Connector curb-to-curb service, call (866) 962-5515 for reservations. Community partnership with NEXT for seniors and disabled call (248) 203-5270.

Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T (phone), Comcast (cable), Oakland County operates and maintains well water drinking systems(248) 858-1110. Trash pickup and recycling contracted with GFL Environmental (844) 464-3587 Village of Franklin Southfield Township Hall 32325 Franklin Road, 18550 W. 13 Mile Franklin 48025 Beverly Hills 48025 (248) 626-9666 • www.franklin.mi.us (248) 540-3420 Additional Phone Numbers: 46th District Court…………………………………………………(248) 796-5800 Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce………………(248) 644-1700 Cider Mill (seasonal)……………………………………………… (248) 626-8261 The Community House……………………………………………(248) 644-5832 Franklin Community Church……………………………………...(248) 626-6606 Franklin Historical Museum……………………………………… (248) 538-0273 Franklin Community Association…………………………………(248) 626-5014 Main Street Franklin……………………………………………….(248) 626-9666 Village Band……………………………………………………….. (248) 626-5474 S.O.C.R.R.A. (Hazardous Waste)……………………………….. (248) 288-5150

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