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COMMUNITY PROFILE Bingham Farms

The Village of Bingham Farms is a small community not much more than a square mile in size. Incorporated in 1955, the village is unique in that it has virtually no retail establishments, yet it is home to significant commercial/ office developments that hug its Telegraph Road boundary. Most of the office projects were developed in the 1980’s. Although squarely in the path of the development that took place along Telegraph Road, Bingham Farms has been able to maintain its rural charm. Most of the Village is made up of scenic wooded

lots with homes of exceptional style and value. The Village of Franklin is no more than a mile away where residents can take advantage of its charming shopping district and historic cider mill (in season). A few miles to the north and northeast are Bloomfield Township and Birmingham with their upscale shopping, dining and entertainment. Birmingham Public Schools service Bingham Farm residents. With a number of nationally renowned private schools nearby, village residents have exceptional choice of educational options.

ADDENDUM: Bingham Farms Area: 1.25 square miles. Boundaries: 12 Mile to 14 Mile, Telegraph Road to Lahser Road. Population: 1,052 (July 2017) Median Home Sale Price: $405,000 (July 2018) Median Household Income: $139,000 Economic Base: Residential with significant office/commercial buildings along Telegraph Road. Tax Rates: (2018) Southfield Township assessments homestead 37.3204 per $1,000, non-homestead 47.3362. Call Village Treasurer for any additional information. Library: Baldwin  Public Library, 300 Merrill, Birmingham, (248) 647-1700. Schools: Birmingham Public Schools (248) 203-3000, Community Education (248) 203-3800 Early Childhood Services (248) 203-5800 Project Find (Special Education) (248) 203-5818. Protection: Franklin-Bingham Police (248) 626-9672, Police Dispatcher (248) 626-5444, Franklin-Bingham Fire (248) 626-9862, EMS dial 911.

Transportation: SMART bus operates fixed routes along Telegraph Road and 14 Mile Road. To make Connector reservations in advance for door to door service call (866) 962-5515. More information online at www.smartbus.org. Community Partnership with NEXT, for seniors and disabled: advanced registration (248) 203-5270 Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T (phone),  Comcast (cable), Oakland County Water & Sewer (water), private refuse pick-up. (See Basics) Village of Bingham Farms 24255 13 Mile,  Suite 190 • Bingham Farms 48025 • (248) 644-0044 www.binghamfarms.org Southfield Township Hall 18550 W. 13 Mile • Beverly  Hills 48025 • (248) 540-3420 Additional Phone Numbers: 46th District Court…………………………………………………(248) 796-5800 Animal Control……………………………………………………..(248) 540-3420 The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber………………………….(248) 644-1700 Car Trucking (private refuse pick-up)……………………………(586) 791-8480 The Community House……………………………………………(248) 644-5832 S.O.C.R.R.A. (Hazardous Waste)………………………………...(248) 288-5153 YMCA……………………………………………………………….(248) 644-9036

Franklin Village

For many years Franklin enjoyed a quiet existence as a country crossroad. With the advent of the automobile and surge in suburban living, Franklin became a retreat from the hustle and bustle of Metro Detroit. With a handful of historic clapboard buildings serving as a central shopping district, a nearby historic cider mill, fenced properties with repurposed horse barns and a town commons, Franklin has the feel of a small New England town.

The village is made up of single-family homes on larger lots. Quaint Victorian cottages and sleek contemporary homes co-exist in harmony in the wooded hills of Franklin with residents having 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 opt to attend one of the many top-notch private schools that are in the area. Residents can participate in any number of village clubs or activities – be it membership in The Village Band, The Franklin Historical Society, a village board or commission. The active involvement of village residents in their community is the underlying strength of Franklin and the reason why Franklinites are proud to live in “The Town that Time Forgot.”

ADDENDUM: Franklin Village Area: 2.7 square miles. Boundaries: 12 Mile to 14 Mile, Telegraph Road to Inkster Road. Population: 2,896 (July 2017) Median Home Sale Price: $560,000 (July 2018) Median Household Income: $140,000 Economic Base: Residential with small retail/office downtown. Tax Rates: (2018) Southfield Township assessments homestead 37.5204 per $1,000, non-homestead 47.5362 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, FranklinBingham Police Department (248) 626-9672, EMS dial 911. Volunteer mobile watch program operates daily. Transportation: Franklin Village Cab (248) 851-3399. SMART bus offers fixed routes along Telegraph Road and 13 and 14 Mile Roads. For Connector curb-to-curb service, call (866) 962-5515 for reservations.

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Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T (phone),  Comcast (cable), Oakland County operates and maintains well water drinking systems (248) 858-1110. Village of Franklin 32325 Franklin Road • Franklin 48025 (248) 626-9666 • www.franklin.mi.us Southfield Township Hall 18550 W. 13 Mile • Beverly  Hills 48025 • (248) 540-3420 Additional Phone Numbers: 46th District Court…………………………………………………(248) 796-5800 Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce………………(248) 644-1700 Cider Mill (seasonal)……………………………………………… (248) 626-2968 The Community House……………………………………………(248) 644-5832 Franklin Community Church……………………………………...(248) 626-6606 Franklin Foundation………………………………………………. (248) 851-4564 Franklin Historical Museum……………………………………… (248) 538-0273 Franklin Community Association…………………………………(248) 626-2231 Franklin Garden Club……………….…………………………….. (248) 851-1941 Village Band……………………………………………………….. (248) 626-5474

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