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Community Profiles.....................…3 City of Detroit...........................4-6 Wayne County........................ 7-18 Oakland County.................... 19-43 Macomb County....................44-53 Livingston County................54-55 Genesee County....................56-57 Washtenaw County...............58-59

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As you drive through Metro Detroit you will be constantly surprised at all the discoveries you will find. Those little gems others might miss because they’re not paying attention to their surroundings, they turn a block too soon or they simply are distracted.

Recently, I had the pleasure of experiencing an in-person “little discovery” as I drove by Chroma, a wonderful commercial development by The Platform in the Milwaukee Junction area of Detroit. It’s a beautiful mural titled “Girl With the D Earring” by Detroit artist Sidney G. James. It is a modern take on Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl With a Pearl Earring”, and it is nothing short of breathtaking.

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It celebrates the merging of art and design, which came out of this neighborhood with deep ties to the auto industry and music experience of Detroit. It also celebrates the African American contribution to the culture of Detroit and the businesses that came from the Milwaukee Junction/North End area so they will not be forgotten.

When I saw the mural, I knew it would be the perfect idea for the cover of the 2022 RELOCATE 2 Metro Detroit. Dynamic. Gritty. Colorful. Expansive. Everything Metro Detroit is known for. But most of all – Welcoming. Larry Ribits, Publisher (To see this marvelous piece of art check out 2937 Grand Boulevard in Detroit. And while you’re at it take in all the fabulous redevelopment that is happening in Detroit via The Platform and others.)


Welcome 2 Metro Detroit

Niche’s 2021 Best Places to Live in Michigan The Metro Detroit area is home to 19 of the top 25 best places to live in the State of Michigan. 5 are featured communities in Oakland County Community Profiles! Oakland County – Troy, Bloomfield Township, Beverly Hills, Novi, Birmingham, Huntington Woods, Berkley, Royal Oak, Farmington and Franklin

The Metro Detroit/Southeast Michigan area is made up of over Washtenaw County – Ann Arbor, Lodi Township and Pittsfield Township 130 communities that provide a rich and diverse quality of life for its inhabitants. A broad array of living environments, educaWayne County – Grosse Pointe Park, Northville, Grosse Pointe Farms, tional opportunities, housing options and recreational and cultural Northville Township, City of Grosse Pointe and Grosse Pointe Woods activities offers each resident an unequaled chance to choose their ideal Sourc e: www chigan live/s/mi .niche.com lifestyle. /places-to-live/search/best-places-toAs 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. 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.

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Detroit And have we mentioned water? Metro Detroit is a water wonderland. With direct access to the great lakes and a land locked county (Oakland County) that has approximately 360 lakes and more shoreline than just Wayne about any other county in the United States, you have all the makings for resort living while still at home. Oakland Thank you for using RELOCATE 2 Metro Detroit. 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 RELOCATE 2 Metro Detroit at www.metrodetroitarea.com, a handy resource to have available anytime, Macomb anywhere, 24/7! Livingston Welcome 2 Metro Detroit! Larry Ribits, Publisher Genesee Washtenaw ured Communit t a e ies F

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City of Detroit RESOURCES 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. www.midtowndetroitinc.org

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Detroit has always played a pivotal role in the history of the United States. Its many contributions have impacted world events and culture. Like other 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.

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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 major professional sport and is known far and wide as “Hockeytown”. “The D” is also 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, a golf course or two and the easily accessible Metroparks and you quickly see that Detroit is the place for sport and recreation. 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 Administrative Offices Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 2 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48226 (313) 224-3260 (Clerk’s Office) (313) 224-3400 (Mayor’s Office) www.detroitmi.gov Photo: Kristy Beyer


Neighborhoods

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

Downtown and Immediate Vicinity

Boundary Streets: Fisher Freeway, Lodge Freeway, I-375, Detroit River Downtown has seen an influx of new lofts and apartments in recent years. Some are new construction while others have a certain cache that results from the creative reuse of exciting building stock. The reintroduction of residential living in downtown Detroit is the result of other renewal projects that created the critical mass necessary for these types of projects to flourish.

Midtown/Cultural Center

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/condo 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.

New Center

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

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 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.

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 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. 5


Community Profile - Detroit OTHERS TO CONSIDER Brush Park

Boundary Streets: Woodward Avenue, the Fisher Freeway, Brush Street, Mack Avenue

Boundary Streets: East Jefferson, Mack, Seyburn, Parker

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 because of Detroit’s downtown development. The Fox Theatre, Comerica Park and Little Ceasars Arena are just a few blocks away.

Berry Subdivision/Jefferson Village

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.

Corktown

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

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.

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.

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

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. It has some intriguing loft/apartment complexes, including one repurposed from an old brewery. Rivertown features marinas and a series of riverside City parks and is home to the William G. Miliken State Park & Harbor and the Detroit Riverwalk.

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.

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Far East Side

Boundary Streets: 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 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.

Wayne CountyAdministration Offices Guardian Building, 500 Griswold St., Detroit 48226 www.waynecounty.com

FEATURED COMMUNITIES Canton Township Van Buren Township COMMUNITIES

Allen Park Belleville Brownstown Township Dearborn Dearborn Heights Flat Rock Garden City Gibralter Grosse Ile 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 and Northville Township Plymouth Plymouth Township Redford Township Romulus Southgate Taylor Trenton Wayne Westland Woodhaven Wyandotte

Resources For Residents Access to Care Clerk Birth and Death Records Register of Deeds (Real Estate) Construction Permits (Public Services) Election (Clerk’s Office) Head Start (Michigan Association) “Healthy Families America” Parks and Recreation (Public Services) Public Health and Wellness Sheriff’s Office Senior Services Tax Information (Property) Veterans Programs & Resources

(800) 935-5669 (313) 967-6938 (313) 224-6262 (313) 224-5850 (313) 858-2755 (313) 967-6938 (517) 374-6472 (313) 537-1708 (313) 224-7600 (734) 727-7078 (313) 224-2222 (734) 326-5202 (313) 224-5990 (313) 224-5045

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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) 224-5260 - Civil Division

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• 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 • Penobscot Building (313) 224-2501 Friend of the Court

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Community Profile

The Grosse Pointes

CITY OFFICES

Situated on Lake St. Clair, “The Pointes” – Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe City, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Woods and Grosse Pointe Shores – are 5 separately governed communities rich in heritage and beauty. 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 over 46,500 and an average household income of $120,000. 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.

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 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

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Harper Woods 19617 Harper Avenue Harper Woods 48225 (313) 343-2500 www.harperwoodscity.org Population: 15,492 Income: $49,000

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

Empowering Students – Valuing Diversity Inspiring Curiosity – Pushing Possibilities • A+ rating by Niche.com • #1 teachers in Michigan by Niche.com

• 2 National Blue Ribbon Schools the last 4 years Maire and Mason Elementaries • Both high schools in top 5% in nation • 26 AP classes • Expanding Career & Technical Ed including EMT, Cybersecurity and TV Production • 5 Foreign Languages • Grammy Award Winning Music Programs • 100% of Elementary students experience art, music, PE • 60% of students participate in at least 1 high school sport • 30 sports, 120 teams • Recent State Champion Teams - Baseball, Field Hockey, Golf Hockey, Sailing, Tennis • All are Michigan Green Schools • Call any principal for a personal tour 9


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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 Home Sale Price: $305,000 (Sept. 2021) Median Household Income: $90,000 Population: 98,569 (2020 Census) 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. Maps available online. 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

Western

Schools: Plymouth-Canton Community www.pccsk12.com VanBuren Public www.vanburenschools.net Wayne-Westland Community www.wwcsd.net (See School Grid pages) Seniors: Canton Club 55+ (734) 394-5485, Senior Alliance (734) 722-2830 2021 Tax Rates in Mills: Plymouth-Canton VanBuren Wayne-Westland Homestead: 39.8645 40.2814 42.2733 Non-homestead: 57.8645 58.2814 60.1062 Transportation: Senior and disabled transportation service call (734) 729-2710 Utilities: AT&T, Comcast, Wide Open West (cable), Consumer’s Energy (gas), DTE Energy (gas and electric) (See Basics) Great Lakes Water Authority Canton Waste Recycling, GFL Environmental Services (248) 204-6757

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


Wayne

Community Profile

Belleville

City of Dearborn 6 Main Street, Belleville 48111 www.bellevilleonthelake.com • (734) 697-9323

Population: 4,008 Income: $50,000

The Belleville Area includes the City of Belleville, the Charter Township of Van Buren and Sumpter Township and is home to over 40,000 residents. The Community is one of the fastest growing in Wayne County. The City of Belleville is situated on the south shore of Lake Belleville and has approximately 1.5 miles of lake frontage. Lake Belleville itself is six miles long and covers 1,220 acres. So, we’re talking a substantial lake which makes living in Belleville seem like a year round vacation! Belleville is a growning suburb within the Metro Detroit area that gives you a small-town atmosphere. YOu have lots of outdoor activity combined with the hustle and bustle you would expect from a growing suburb. Whatever your preference Belleville has it – access to I-94 between Detroit Metro Airport and Ann Arbor, outstanding private and public facilities, lake living and a peaceful way of life. What more could you ask for?

Northville & Northville Township City of Northville 215 W. Main Street, Northville 48167 (248) 349-1300 www.ci.northville.mi.us Population: 6,119 Income: $111,000

Charter Township of Northville 44405 Six Mile, Northville 48168 (248) 348-5800 twp.northville.mi.us Population: 31,758 Income: $112,000

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.

Plymouth & Plymouth Township City of Plymouth 201 S. Main Street, Plymouth 48170 (734) 453-1234 • www.plymouthmi.gov Population: 9,370 Income: $80,000

Charter Township of Plymouth 9955 N. Haggerty Rd., Plymouth 48170 (734) 453-3840 • www.plymouthtwp.org Population: 27,938 Income: $84,000

Dearborn

City of Dearborn 16901 Michigan Ave., Dearborn 48126 www.cityofdearborn.org • (313) 943-2000

Population: 109,976 Income: $52,500

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-than-Broadway 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 City of Dearborn Heights

6045 Fenton, Dearborn Heights 48127 (313) 791-3400 • www.ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us

Population: 63,292 Income: $49,500

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.

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.

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Livonia

City of Livonia 33000 Civic Center Dr., Livonia 48154 Population: 95,530 (734) 466-2200 www.livonia.gov Income: $77,000 Livonia offers an ideal mix of industrial and office facilities, low taxes, excellent schools, higher education options and municipal services. It is the tenth-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.

Westland

City of Westland 36300 Warren Road, Westland 48185 Population: 85,420 (734) 713-3888 • www.cityofwestland.com Income: $48,000 Westland is a wonderful place to live and do business. It is all about friendly neighborhoods, solid infrastructure and an array of recreational amenities. Westland boasts an incredible supply of affordable housing with a location that makes it very assessable to Detroit Metro Airport. With over 160 different shops, restaurants, services and an emerging food scene Westland has it all. Come home to Westland

OTHERS TO CONSIDER... Garden City

6000 Middlebelt Rd. Garden City 48135 (734) 793-1600 www.gardencitymi.org Population: 27,380 Income: $54,000

Wayne County School Districts

Grosse Ile Township Schools www.gischools.org (734) 362-2555 Grosse Pointe Public Schools www.gpschools.org (313) 432-3000

15145 Beech Daly Rd. Redford 48239 (313) 387-2700 www.redfordtwp.com Population: 49,504 Income: $56,000

Wayne

3355 South Wayne Rd. Wayne 48184 (734) 722-2000 www.ci.wayne.mi.us Population: 17,713 Income: $44,000

For information about alternative, technical, special education, duel enrollment, charter and magnet schools contact Wayne RESA at www.resa.net or (734) 334-1300.

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

Redford Township

Communities Served Most of Allen Park Wayne/Oakland: parts of Livonia, Farmington Hills, Redford Dearborn Heights Dearborn and part of Dearborn Heights Part of Dearborn Heights Detroit Flat Rock and parts of Huron, Ash & Berlin Twps. Garden City and a small part of Westland Gibraltar, Woodhaven, Trenton, Brownstown and Rockwood. Grosse Ile Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods; part of Harper Woods

2020 Graduation Rate*

89% 88% 92% 95% 78% 72% 77% 74% 89%

99% 96%

2020-21 Enrollment $ Spent Per Student (2020-21 State Funds)

3,745 $8,134 1,863 $8,529 3,967 $8,246 20,349 $8,842 2,436 8,111 49,001 $8,142 1,833 $8,372 3,391 $8,202 3,583 $8,111 1,712 $8,834 6,945 $10,224

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. CEPI report for 2 or 4 year college enrollment numbers. 14

* Graduation rates based on traditional high school four year graduation rates averaged by the number of high schools in district.



Wayne County School Districts (cont. from page 14) www.michigan.gov/mde

School District Website Phone Number 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) 344-3500 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

South Redford School District http://southredford.org (313) 535-4000 Southgate Community Schools 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.mywbsd.org (734) 783-3300 Wyandotte School District www.wyandotte.org (734) 759-6000

Communities Served Harper Woods Twps. of Huron, Sumpter & Ash Lincoln Park Most of Livonia & small part of Westland Melvindale & part of Allen Park Northville, part of Novi, Salem & Lyon Twps. Plymouth, Twps. Of Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Salem, Superior Part of Redford Township Riverview and North Trenton Romulus

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

2020 Graduation Rate*

63%

94% 81% 94% 88% 97% 90% 63% 93% 73% 89% 73% 65% 97%

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

79%

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

79%

Dearborn Heights and Inkster Part of Woodhaven, majority of Brownstown Twp. Wyandotte

54% 86% 84%

2020-21 Enrollment $ Spent Per Student (2020-21 State Funds)

2,322 $8,529 2,480 $8,138 4,803 $8,111 13,547 $8,529 2,985 $9,035 7,097 $8,529 16,650 $8,111 2,097 $8,111 2,894 $8,529 2,398 $8,902

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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.wwcsb.net/schools/high-schools/William-D-Ford (734) 419-2100 * Graduation rates based on traditional high school four year graduation rates averaged by the number of high schools in district.

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Community Profile

Grosse Ile

Gilbraltar

Grosse Ile is defined by its natural beauty and its location, which is an island township of just over 10 square miles in the Detroit River where it empties into Lake Erie. With a total of 11 islands the township features lake frontage, marshlands, forests, canals and open space preserved for future generations. A bike path and trail system run throughout the “Big” Island. Grosse Ile Township Schools are some of the best in Michigan and it is one of the safest communities too! So, if island living appeals to you – then come and discover Grosse Ile.

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.

Grosse Ile Township 9601 Groh Rd., Grosse Ile 48138 (734) 676-4422 • www.grosseile.com Population: 10,788 Income: $101,000

City of Gilbraltar 29450 Munro Ave., Gibraltar 48173 (734) 676-3900 • www.cityofgibraltar.net Population: 4,997 Income: $63,000

Wyandotte

City of Wyandotte 3200 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte 48192 (734) 324-4500 • www.wyandotte.net Population: 25,058 Income: $53,000 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: 16,944 Income: $65,000 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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Community Profile Allen Park

15915 Southfield Road Allen Park 48101 (313) 928-1400 • www.cityofallenpark.org Population: 28,638 Income: $69,000

Southgate

14400 Dix-Toledo Rd. Southgate 48195 (734) 258-3010 • www.southgatemi.org Population: 30,114 Income: $55,000

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City of Trenton 2800 Third Street, Trenton 48183 (734) 675-6500 • www.trentonmi.org Population: 18,544 Income: $64,000

Lincoln Park

1355 Southfield Road Lincoln Park 48146 (313) 386-1800 • www.citylp.com Population: 40,245 Income: $43,400

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Taylor

City of Taylor 23555 Goddard Road, Taylor 48180 (734) 287-6550 • www.cityoftaylor.com

Population: 63,409 Income: $47,000

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: 10,541 Income: $62,000

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.

Woodhaven

City of Woodhaven 21869 West Rd., Woodhaven 48183 (734) 675-3000 • www.woodhavenmi.org Population: 12,941 Income: $61,000 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

City of Romulus 11111 Wayne Rd, Romulus 48174 (734) 942-7500 • www.romulusgov.com

Downriver and Southern Wayne

Population: 25,178 Income: $49,000

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.

Brownstown Township

Brownstown 21313 Telegraph Rd., Brownstown 48183 Population: 33,194 (734) 365-0065 • www.brownstown-mi-org Income: $75,000 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 Canadian border. It’s a safe community with full time police and fire. This business friendly community offers pro-growth policies and programs. A robust quality of life with community events throughout the year and a recreation campus that includes a splash park, soccer fields, dog parks, baseball diamonds, and an Event Center.


FEATURED COMMUNITIES Beverly Hills Birmingham Bloomfield Township Holly/Holly Township Rochester Hills Royal Oak Troy

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

The Oakland Press

Oakland County Offices

(248) 332-8181 • www.theoaklandpress.com

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

Offers print and digital subscriptions

Oakland County Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center

Clerk/Register of Deeds ........................(248) 858-0581 Community & Home Improvements. (248) 858-0493 Elections……………………………….. (248) 858-0563 Heath Division (Hotline).……………..(248) 858-1406 South Oakland Health Center - Southfield ....(248) 424-7000 North Oakland Health Center - Pontiac ........(248) 858-1280 Parks & Recreation ...........................(248) 858-0906 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 Nurse on call .................................................(800) 848-5533 Senior Resource Directory online thru Health Division Area Agency on Aging ....................................(800) 852-7795

Veteran’s Services

Pontiac .............................................(248) Troy ...............................................(248)

858-0785 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 Service (248) 294-1063

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 Bingham Farms Bloomfield Hills Brandon Twp. Clarkston Clawson Commerce Twp. Farmington Farmington Hills Franklin Village Ferndale Groveland Twp. Hazel Park Highland Twp. Huntington Woods Independence Twp. Keego Harbor Lake Orion Lathrup Village Leonard 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 Southfield South Lyon Springfield Twp. Sylvan Lake Walled Lake Waterford Twp. West Bloomfield Twp. White Lake Twp. Wixom Wolverine Lake

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Rochester

City of Rochester 400 Sixth Street, Rochester 48307 (248) 733-3700 • www.ci.rochester.mi.us Population: 13,035 Income: $87,000 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.

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City of Troy

MICHIGAN’S PREMIER ADDRESS - Choose Troy

We believe a strong community embraces diversity, promotes innovation and encourages collaboration. We strive to lead by example within the region.

Most Livable City – Livability named Troy the 34th best place to live in the U.S. and #2 in Michigan (2021). In 2021, Troy was named to Niche’s list of top 10 Best Suburbs to Live in Michigan rankings. Troy was named the #2 best suburb in Michigan, and the #1 best place to live in the Detroit Area.

Best City for Retirees – SmartAsset named Troy the best place to retire in the Midwest in 2022.

ChamberofCommerce.org named Troy the #1 best city to live in Michigan and #6 best city for retirees in the U.S. (2019).

Best Place to Raise a Family – WalletHub named Troy the fourth best place to raise a family in Michigan in 2019.

Excellence in Academics – The Troy School District is A+ rated and recognized nationally for excellence in academics and fine arts education.

Safest City – Troy continues to be one of the safest cities in Michigan across all population sizes based on the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics.

AAA Bond Rating – Troy has AAA bond rating from Standard & Poor’s. GFOA Financial Reporting Awards – For the 22nd consecutive year, the City of Troy received the

certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association Awards for Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and 20 consecutive years for the Popular Annual Financial Report.

Promote Innovation

Troy is home to a wide range of innovative businesses and industries including Fortune 500 corporations, global companies and small businesses. Companies in fields such as engineering, research and 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 87,294 residents and more than 6,100 businesses that employ more than 135,395 people.

A Welcoming Community

Troy puts out the welcome mat for businesses of all sizes spanning a variety of sectors. Imbranded, a prominent graphic display company, purchased a 136,000 square-foot industrial property for its 130 employees. Electric Last Mile moved its innovative electric vehicle operations and 200 employees to 1055 W. Square Lake Road. Hyzon Motors, a global supplier of zero emission hydrogen fuel cell powered commercial vehicles, opened its new R&D facility at 1208 E. Maple Road. Virginia Tile has opened a new, 50,000 square- foot showroom at 900 W. Maple Road.

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Outstanding Location

Troy’s unique location in the heart of Oakland County, only 20 minutes from Detroit, boasts 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. More than 200 foreignbased companies, the most in Oakland County, 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 and is a community recognized for its excellent quality of life — In 2022, SmartAsset picked Troy as the best place to retire in the Midwest and in 2021, Livability named Troy the 34th best place to live in the U.S. and #2 in Michigan. Also in 2021, Troy P ho to cou was named to Niche’s list of top 10 Best Suburbs to Live rtesy of City of Troy in Michigan rankings – #2 best suburb in Michigan and the #1 best place to live in the Detroit Area. Troy’s retail and dining options are world-class. The nearly 1.5 million square-foot Somerset Collection offers a shopping utopia for residents, The Troy School District is A+ rated and recognized nationally for area workers, and visitors alike. The City’s spectrum of shops and excellence in academics and fine arts education. Troy has unsurrestaurants is as diverse as the City’s population, with cuisine and passed city services, is consistently ranked as one of the safest cities goods representing every corner of the globe. The new Troy City in Michigan, and has one of the lowest tax rates in Oakland County. Center project at 888 W. Big Beaver Road includes a mix of office, Its strategic location puts residents and visitors within easy reach of residential, retail, and restaurant uses in an easily accessible walkable a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including its 1,000 acres environment, adding to the vitality of the Big Beaver corridor. of parkland, two golf courses, nature center, historic village, farmers market, dog park, trails, and a variety of lakes and streams.


eastern oakland ADDENDUM — Troy Area: 34.3 Sq. Miles Cable TV: WideOpenWest (866) 496-9669, Comcast (248) 549-2100, AT&T (844) 827-7057 Economic Base: Diversified base with residential, significant retail/office, light industrial (primarily high-tech and automotive). Government: Council/Manager Housing: Median Home Price $365,000 (2021) Income: Median Household Income $101,882 (2021) Location: 20 minutes north of Detroit; 30 minutes northeast of Metropolitan Airport. Library: Troy Public Library, 510 W. Big Beaver, Troy, 48084 (248) 524-3538, www.troypl.org Medical Services: Beaumont Hospital, Troy; DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan - Troy; and Henry Ford Medical Center (See “Health Care”) Parks & Recreation: 1,000 acres of parkland, 19 parks varying in size; Stage Nature Center, Troy Farm, Troy Historic Village, Farmers Market, Daisy Knight Dog Park, Trails, 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, Senior Citizen program, variety of City and School recreation programs, strong baseball, soccer, and football organizations. Population: 87,294 Post Office: 2844 Livernois, (248) 619-1598

Oakland Township

Charter Township of Oakland 4393 Collins Road, Rochester 48306 (248) 651-4440 • www.oaklandtownship.org Population: 20,067 Income: $146,000 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.

Protection: Full-time Police, full-time and volunteer Fire (6 Fire Stations). Schools: Troy School District (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 for people 50+. Emergency food assistance, social services, subsidized housing, and a variety of transportation options are also available. For more information call (248) 524-3484 or Friends of Troy Seniors (248) 526-2608. www.friendsoftroyseniors.org 2021 Tax Rates (per $1,000 taxable value): Principal Residence Non-Homestead Avondale Public Schools 34.8995 53.0795 Birmingham Public Schools: 36.8981 48.7365 Bloomfield Hills Public Schools 36.3762 48.3866 Lamphere Public Schools 44.3787 47.9137 Royal Oak Public Schools 32.1690 48.4699 Troy Public Schools 35.2689 50.0272 Warren Consolidated Schools 38.1602 51.0523 Assessor’s Office: (248) 524-3311 Transportation: I-75 passes through the center of Troy. Oakland-Troy Airport, Amtrak – Troy Transit Center, SMART bus service, SMART Dial-a-Ride, Troy R.Y.D.E. Utilities: Consumers Energy, DTE Energy, AT&T, Comcast, WideOpenWest, and City water, sewer and refuse/recycling collection.

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Clawson

425 N. Main Clawson 48017 (248) 435-4500 www.cityofclawson.com Population: 11,845 Income: $67,000

ONSIDER... Madison Heights

300 W. Thirteen Mile Madison Heights 48071 (248) 588-1200 www.madison-heights.org Population: 29,886 Income: $50,000

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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 “In September 2021, residents and innovative businesses. People are attracted the community of Rochester to Rochester Hills because of its cultural amenities, picturHills was honored with the esque landscape of rolling, wooded hills, parks and trail Michigan Municipal League’s systems and the Clinton River which flows through the City. 2021 Community Excellence Its diverse housing choices and distinctive neighborhoods Award during the League’s have created a community that naturally appeals to residents Annual Convention in looking for a lifestyle that allows one to feel safe and culturally Grand Rapids. connected. Businesses choose Rochester Hills because of the exceptional real estate options, access to skilled workforce and a low city tax rate. 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 University. 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.

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eastern oakland ADDENDUM Rochester Hills Area: 32.958 sq. miles. Economic Base: Wide variety of light industrial, research and development, warehousing & distribution and retail. Location: Northeast Oakland County, 25 miles north of Detroit, easy access to I-75 and M-59. Housing: Median List Price $357,000 (September 2021) Income: Median Household Income $94,000 Population: 76,300 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 & Natural Resources 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 Protection: Emergency 9-1-1, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office (Rochester Hills Sub-Station) (248) 537-3530, Fire (5 stations) (248) 656-4720 Schools: Rochester Community (248) 726-3000, Avondale Community (248) 852-4411, Rochester University, Oakland University and Oakland Community College (See school grid pages) Seniors: Older Persons Commission (OPC) (248) 656-1403, www.opcseniorcenter.org Tax Rates in Mills (2021) Homestead Avondale: 34.2123 Rochester: 29.2255

Non-homestead 52.2123 47.2255

Transportation: Easy access to Oakland County International Airport (oakgov.com). Senior Citizens Mini Bus, OPC Reservations (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 CITY OFFICES: Rochester Hills 1000 Rochester Hills Dr., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 656-4600 www.rochesterhills.org

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Community  Profile

Southfield

City of Southfield Southfield City Offices Population: 76,618 26000 Evergreen Rd., Southfield 48076 Income: $54,500 (248) 796-5000 • www.cityofsouthfield.com Southfield has been known as “The Center of it All” for the Metro Detroit area for some time. From its beautiful preserves to its signature golden skyscrapers, Southfield has always encompassed a range of locations that had something for everyone. Business opportunities, Lawrence Technological University (one of the best universities for technology) and unparalleled city services allows Southfield to offer advantages that other simply can’t. Watch them roll out the red carpet while cutting the red tape - Come to Southfield and see what they have to offer.

Novi

City of Novi 45175 10 Mile Rd., Novi 48375 (248) 347-0460 • www.cityofnovi.org

Population: 66,243 Income: $92,000

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.

Farmington & Farmington Hills City of Farmington 23600 Liberty Farmington MI 48335 (248) 474-5500 www.ci.farmingtonmi.us Population: 11,597 Income: $71,000

City of Farmington Hills 31555 Eleven Mile Road Farmington Hills 48336 (248) 871-2400 www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us Population: 83,986 Income: $81,000

OTHERS TO CONSIDER... Hazel Park

111 East Nine Mile Rd. Hazel Park 48030 (248) 546-7000 www.hazelpark.org Population: 14,983 Income: $36,000

Lathrup Village

27400 Southfield Rd. Lathrup Village 48076 (248) 557-2600 www.lathrupvillage.org Population: 4,088 Income: $96,000

Oak Park

14000 Oak Park Blvd. Oak Park 48237 (248) 691-7400 www.oakparkmi.gov Population: 29,560 Income: $50,000

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 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, handicap accessible “Barn.” Farmington Hills is international with companies from around the world reflecting a cultural diversity.

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Milford & Milford Township

South Lyon & Lyon Township

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.

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.

Milford Village 1100 Atlantic Street, Milford 48381 (248) 684-1515 www.villageofmilford.org Population: 6,520 Income: $75,000

Milford Township 1100 Atlantic Street • Milford 48381 (248) 685-8731 www.milfordtownship.com Population: 10,570 Income: $81,000

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.

South Lyon City Offices 335 S. Warren South Lyon 48178 (248) 437-1735 • www.southlyonmi.org Population: 11,746 Income: $67,000

Lyon Township 58000 Grand River Ave. New Hudson 48165 (248) 437-2240 • www.lyontwp.org Population: 23,271 Income: $108,000

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.

Highland Township Highland Township Offices 205 North John Street, Highland 48357 (248) 887-3791 • www.highlandtwp.net Population: 19,172 Income: $85,000

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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Oxford & Oxford Township Village of Oxford 22 W. Burdick, P.O. Box 94, Oxford 48371 (248) 628-2543 www.villageofoxford.org Population: 3,492 Income: $67,000

Oxford Township 300 Dunlap Rd., Oxford 48371 (248) 628-9787 www.oxfordtownship.org Population: 18,927 Income: $78,000

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.

Leonard & Addison Township

Village of Leonard Addison Township 23 E. Elmwood Street 1440 Rochester Rd Leonard 48367 Leonard 48367 (248) 628-7380 (248) 628-5409 www.villageofleonard.com www.twp.addison.mi.us Population: 377 Income: $60,000 Population: 5,879 Income: $90,000 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.

OTHERS TO CONSIDER in Northwest & Northern Oakland Brandon Township

Groveland Township

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395 Mill Street Ortonville 48462 (248) 627-2851

Population: 14,008 Income: $84,000

4695 Grange Hall Road Holly 48442 (248) 634-4152 Population: 5,912 Income: $91,000

School District Website Phone Number Avondale School District www.avondaleschools.org (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 Ferndale Public Schools www.ferndaleschools.org (248) 586-8672 Hazel Park Public Schools www.hazelparkschools.org (248) 658-5200

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9080 Mason Street Holly 48442 (248) 634-7551

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Population: 6,188 Income: $78,000

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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. Communities Served

2020 Graduation Rates*

Auburn Hills, Troy, Rochester Hills, Bloomfield Twp.

74%

Berkley, Huntington Woods & north portion of Oak Park

97%

Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin, parts of Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Twp., Troy, Southfield & West Bloomfield Twp.

97%

Bloomfield Twp., Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield Twp., part of Troy

96%

Ortonville Village & Twps. Of Brandon, Groveland, Hadley & Springfield

84%

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

88%

Clarkston, Twps. Of Independence, Waterford and Springfield

89%

Clawson and part of Royal Oak

82%

Farmington, Farmington Hills & part of West Bloomfield Twp.

93%

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

76%

Hazel Park, part of Ferndale

43%

2020-21 Enrollment $ Spent Per Student (2020-21 State Funds)

3,756 $8,529 4,117 $8,500 7,567 $12,284 5,349 $12,364 2,225 $8,111 1,863 $8,529 7,449 $8,111 1,335 $8,529 9,539 $10,405 2,979 $8,489 2,956 $8,272

* Graduation rates based on traditional high school four year graduation rates averaged by the number of high schools in district.

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Holly Township and the Village of Holly The northwest corner of Oakland County is anchored by Holly Township, tagged as Up North in Oakland County. It is an area both rich in natural beauty and incredible recreational opportunities. Multiple lakes, rolling hill country, the Seven Lakes State Park and the Holdridge Lakes Trails are only the starting point. The Village of Holly is the economic hub of the area. Everywhere you turn, everywhere you look, you will find a community defined by its history, pursuing present day opportunities while adding to its future quality of life. ADDENDUM

• Holly Area Schools offer cutting edge technology in all classrooms, skilled trades programs at the high school and STEM in all its elementary schools.

Area: 36.6 sq. miles Village: 3 sq. miles • The Holly Dickens Festival and the Renaissance Festival (in partnership with Location: Northwest corner of neighboring Groveland Township) bring thousands to the area for an immersion Oakland County and the Village boundaries are totally within the Township. in history, literature, and most of all FUN! Government: Township: Board of Trustees, Supervisor, Clerk Village: Council President • In the winter, the many area lakes offer splendid ice-fishing while and Members Housing: Median Sale Price $197,000 (Sept. 2020) Mount Holly is known far and wide as the premier ski and snowboard Population: Township: 12,006 (Village: 5,997) destination of Southeast Michigan. Median Household Income: Township $63,000, Village $51,000 • Main Street Holly DDA and the Township are also thoughtful stewards of the community. Library: Holly Township, 1116 N. Saginaw St., Supporting growth and business development, but not at the cost of undermining the natural Holly 48442 • (248) 634-1754, www.hollylibrary.org Medical Services: Holly Urgent Care environment that offers so much to all its residents. www.hollyurgentcare.com, Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc. (See “Health Care”) • Holly prides itself on being a good neighbor to its surrounding communities Parks and Recreation: Sorenson Park and Nature Center, and readily partners with them, the County and State to create special ballfield and pavilion, beach, events and classes, programs for Seniors at the Karl Richter Community Center, football opportunities like the Holly Oaks ORV Park which opened and cheer - www.hollyparks.org Holly Dickens Festival, in 2020. Holly Little League, Mt. Holly Ski Resort and Heather Highlands Golf Club. Post Office Location: 108 W. Maple St., • The Holly Community also benefits from an active, forwardHolly 48442 • (248) 634-8362, www.usps.com thinking Chamber of Commerce that works to create commerce Protection: Township covered by North Oakland County and define possible future destination locations, like Fire Authority and the Village has their own EMS, Police and Village of Holly Fire Department. the Midtown, Lakes, North End, and the Dixie Schools: Holly Area Schools, Adelphian Jr. Academy and Holly Academy. (See school grid on pages) Tax Rates in Mills (2021): Homestead Non-homestead Holly Township 30.4800 48.4800 Village of Holly 38.4000 56.4000 Rate increase due to new Capital Improvement School millage of mills and Headlee reset. OFFICES: Township Office 102 Civic Drive, Holly 48442 (248) 634-9331 www.hollytownship.org Village Office Karl Richter Community Center 300 East St., Holly 48442 (248) 634-9571 www.hollyvillage.org Holly Area Chamber of Commerce 300 East St., Holly 48442 (248) 215-7099 www.hollyareachamber.com

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• The Village of Holly is a Main Street Community known for its quaint, historic, and charming Downtown - hosts classic car cruises during the summer, the Holly Dickens Festival in December, Farmer’s Market on Sundays and eclectic dining/nightlife year-round with a brewery, gastropub, family diners, a coffee shop, old-fashioned donut shop, and the Holly Hotel with the Alley Cat Comedy Club. Without a doubt, Holly Township and the Village of Holly have a lot to offer to both visitor and resident alike. From fabulous shopping in its historic downtown, featuring local and Michigan made products to the diverse housing and life choices the community has to offer. The Holly Area is like living UP NORTH IN OAKLAND COUNTY. Holly Area Chamber of Commerce 300 East Street Holly, MI 48442

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Oakland County School Districts (cont. from page 27) www.michigan.gov/mde

School District Website Phone Number 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.lamphereschools.org (248) 589-1990 Madison District Public Schools www.madisonschools.k12.mi.us (248) 399-7800 Novi Community School District www.novi.k12.mi.us (248) 449-1200 Oak Park Schools www.oakparkschools.org (248) 336-7700 Oxford 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

Communities Served

2020 Graduation Rates*

Village and Twp. of Holly, parts of Groveland, Rose, Springfield & White Lake Twps.

90%

Milford, Milford Twp., Highland, White Lake, Commerce Twp.

92%

Lake Orion, Orion Twp., parts of Addison, Independence, Oakland & Oxford Twps.

96%

Part of Madison Heights Southern half of Madison Heights Novi & part of Northville Oak Park & parts of Berkley, Southfield

86% 82% 93% 67%

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

92%

Pontiac, Lake Angelus, Sylvan Lake & parts of Bloomfield, Orion, Waterford & West Bloomfield Twps.

59%

Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Twp. Washington, part of Auburn Hills

97%

2020-21 Enrollment $ Spent Per Student (2020-21 State Funds)

3,132 $8,111 8,254 $8,111 6,827 $8,529 2,345 $10,789 1,028 $8,111 6,586 $8,839 3,871 $8,517 5,802 $8,111 3,771 $8,111 15,114 $8,529

* Graduation rates based on traditional high school four year graduation rates averaged by the number of high schools in district.

With a strong reputation for academic excellence, Royal Oak Schools is committed to the success of all students. Royal Oak is a K-12 school district that offers community education, preschool programs, and adult ESL classes at the community education center.

What We Offer • • • • • • • • • •

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A comprehensive curriculum Social and emotional support for all students Career and technical education opportunities Award-winning clubs, athletics and activities Regular professional development for staff on topics such as curriculum trends, diversity & inclusion, safety training and more Advanced placement courses International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, and Diploma Programme Community and alternative education options Active and supportive parent groups at all levels Partnerships with numerous community organizations


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Royal Oak - Life Now Playing While the last few years brought unprecedented economic challenges to Southeast Michigan, it has also reinforced why Royal Oak is one of the region’s most desired cities for businesses and families to call home. We are a vibrant community of people who care deeply about their neighbors, their neighborhoods, and their small business community. A city that has always valued the arts and cultural diversity as engines of progress.

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: $284,000

(Nov. 2021)

Income: Median Household Income: $82,000 Named one of the Livability’s Top 100 Cities to Love, Royal Oak boasts an award-winning Population: 58,211 (2020 Census) school district with six public elementary schools, a public middle school, and a public Library: Royal Oak Public Library, high school that serves 5,000 students. And sprinkled with close to 50 beautiful parks, 222 E. Eleven Mile, Royal Oak 48067 www.ropl.org • (248) 246-3700 there is always a place to stop and take life in for the young and young at heart. Medical Services: Beaumont Hospital, Henry Ford As we enter 2022, over $200 million in new projects are underway or nearing Medical Center, Ascension Macomb-Oakland (See “Health Care”) completion. Baker College’s $27.6 million, 80,000 square foot facility in downtown Parks and Recreation: The Recreation Department Royal Oak will serve about 1,500 students and 50 staff when it opens in 2022. provides year round athletic leagues and activities for It joins the new $70 million state-of-the-art Henry Ford Health Systems all ages. Community centers, facility rentals, John LIndell outpatient facility, located next to the city’s new 2-acre downtown gathering Ice Arena, numerous special events, fairs, music concerts, place, Centennial Commons. Royal Oak Farmer’s Market, one 9-hole municipal golf course and two disc golf courses, and numerous parks This is our Royal Oak. Welcome back if it has been a while, throughout the city offer wide variety of amenities. and a gracious and grateful thank you to all of you who Post Office Branches: 200 W. 2nd Street, Royal Oak 48068, (248) 546-7112 • www.usps.com have supported our friends, businesses and neighbors Protection: Emergency 9-1-1. throughout 2020 and 2021. Full-time fire (248) 246-3800. Police (248) 346-3500 (Non-emergency) Schools: Berkley, Clawson, and Royal Oak Schools BUSINESS INQUIRIES: serve the residents. (See Oakland County school grid.) Todd Fenton, Economic Development Seniors: Senior Times Newsletter online. Two community (248) 246-3208 or toddf@romi.gov Centers offers enrichment programs, activities, hot meals, CITY INQUIRIES: transportation, support groups. Royal Oak Senior Essential Services (ROSES) provides a variety of home services. Judy Davids, Community Engagement (248) 246-3201 or judyd@romi.gov Tax Rates in Mills (2021) Homestead Non-homestead Royal Oak Schools 39.7963 56.0972 Berkley School District 40.4587 58.6387 Clawson Public Schools 43.4560 61.6360 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), Consumer Energy (gas), AT&T, Comcast and Wide Open West (cable and internet), city water, sewer, and refuse collection.

• Named one of the Top 10 Most Exciting Small Cities in America by Movoto, and one of the five safest cities in Michigan by Munetrix. • Royal Oak’s largest employer, Beaumont Hospital, was named the #2 hospital in Michigan by U.S. News & World Report

Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce 200 S. Washington, Royal Oak 48067 (248) 547-4000 • www.royaloakchamber.com Royal Oak City Offices 203 S. Troy St., Royal Oak 48067 (248) 246-3000 • www.romi.gov

• The annual Arts, Beats and Eats summer festival draws nearly half a million visitors to Royal Oak. • Home to the Detroit Zoo, the single largest paid family attraction in Michigan. • The Woodward Dream Cruise attracts more than 1 million visitors and more than 40,000 collector and special interest vehicles. • More than 2,500 businesses and one of the lowest retail and office vacancy rates in Southeast Michigan.

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Beverly Hills has something for everyone! • “Best place in Michigan to buy a home” – Simplemost 2017

• “Beverly Hills was ranked the 2nd safest community in Michigan” – Safewise 2019

• Quiet, pleasant neighborhoods in this 4.25 square mile community • Enjoy outdoor recreation and community activities at 34 acre Beverly Park, Riverside Park, and 2 nature preserves • Part of the Birmingham Public School system which consistently ranks one of the best in the nation and home to Detroit Country Day School • Minutes from the shops and restaurants of Birmingham and Royal Oak • Conveniently located with access to four major freeways connecting you to the rest of Metro Detroit

ADDENDUM Beverly Hills

t n y u ’ o s B C e s d t n K a l ept Secr k a O et! Medical Services: Ascension Providence Hospital-Southfield Campus, Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak (See “Health Care”)

Area: 4.2 sq. miles Location: Thirteen to Fourteen Mile Roads between Greenfield and Lahser. Includes a few neighborhoods south of Thirteen Mile Rd. and west of Lahser Rd. Economic Base: Residential with retail/office space along 13 Mile and Southfield Roads. Population: 10,584 Median Home Sale Value: $448,000 (May 2021) Median Household Income: $127,000 Library: Baldwin Public Library, 300 Merrill, Birmingham 48009 (248) 647-1700 www.baldwinlib.org Local Newspaper: Birmingham Eccentric www.hometownlife.com The Villager newsletter is available online.

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Post Office Locations: (800) 275-8777, www.usps.com • 1221 Bowers, Birmingham • 22200 W. Eleven Mile, Southfield • 28211 Southfield Rd., Lathrup Village Parks and Recreation: Beverly Park offers a wide variety of amenities including sled hill, skating rink, sand volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts, baseball fields, disc golf and hiking trails. Riverside Park has fishing and picnic areas, two nature preserves and programs thru schools. Protection: Emergencies Dial 911 • Police - Fire - EMS (248) 540-3400 Schools: Birmingham Public School (See School Grid pages) Seniors: Birmingham NEXT Senior Center (248) 203-5270 • www.birminghamnext.org Tax Rates in Mills (2021): Homestead: 41.3556 • Non-homestead: 52.3938


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Transportation: Fixed route bus service on major roads and “curb to curb” pick up available with advanced reservations (866) 962-5515, www.smartbus.org Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Power (gas), AT&T, Comcast and Wide Open West (cable and internet), Detroit sewer and water or private wells. VILLAGE OFFICES: Village of Beverly Hills 18500 W. Thirteen Mile Rd. Beverly Hills, 48025 (248) 646-6404 • www.villagebeverlyhills.com

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BIRMINGHAM 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 offine 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. 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, dine and play.

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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 - $628,000 (Dec. 2021) Income: Median Household Income - $117,000 Population: 21,813 (2020 Census) 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) 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 pages) Tax Rates in Mills (2021) Homestead Non-Homestead Birmingham Public Schools 40.2093 51.9305 Transportation: Bus service on Woodward Ave. and Maple Rd. Curbservice 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 Internt: Comcast, AT&T and Wide Open West, Detroit Water & Sewer, trash collection call CAR Trucking at (586) 791-8480 CITY OFFICES: City of Birmingham 151 Martin St., P.O. Box 3001, Birmingham 48012 (248) 530-1800 • www.bhamgov.org

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Bloomfield Township 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 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. Bloomfield Township is home to a wide range of businesses, from international headquarters to specialty boutiques. Most of these are located along the Telegraph Road, Maple Road, Square Lake Road and Woodward Avenue 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!

Safety Path Bloomfield Township has safety paths that 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..

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Corridor 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 $500,000 (Dec. 2021) Income: Median Household Income $128,000 Population: 44,253 (2020 Census) 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) Parks and Recreation: Extensive safety path/hiking trail system, numerous programs through the Birmingham and Bloomfield Schools and Oakland CountyParks (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 School Grid pages) Seniors: BTSS Senior Center, 4315 Andover Rd., (248) 723-3500, (closed Sundays) Transportation: (248) 723-3500

Non-Homestead Homestead 2021 Tax Rates: 50.5112 Birmingham Public Schools 38.7900 49.5104 31.5104 Pontiac Public Schools 50.1648 38.2733 Bloomfield Hills Schools 54.8112 36.8112 Avondale Public Schools 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, 48302 (248) 433-7700 www.bloomfieldtwp.org

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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: 1,124 Income: $119,000 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.

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Bloomfield Hills

City of Bloomfield Hills 45 E. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills 48304 (248) 644-1520 • www.bloomfieldhillsmi.net

Population: 4,460 Income: $175,000

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: 3,139 (248) 626-9666 • www.franklin.mi.us Income: $154,000 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. 37


Community Profile

Berkley

City of Berkley 3338 Coolidge Highway, Berkley 48072 (248) 658-3300 • www.berkleymich.org Population: 15,194 Income: $82,000 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 wellmaintained 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.

Woodward Corridor

Pleasant Ridge

Pleasant Ridge City Office 23925 Woodward Ave., Pleasant Ridge 48069 (248) 541-2900 • www.cityofpleasantridge.org

Population: 2,627 Income: $117,000

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.

Huntington Woods

City of Huntington Woods 26815 Scotia Road, Huntington Woods 48070 (248) 541-4300 • www.ci.huntington-woods.mi.us

Population: 6,388 Income: $130,000

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.

Ferndale

Ferndale 300 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale 48220 (248) 546-2525 • www.ferndalemi.gov

Population: 19,190 Income: $66,000

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.

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Auburn Hills

City of Auburn Hills 1827 North Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 370-9400 • www.auburnhills.org

Clarkston & Independence Township Population: 24,360 Income: $63,000

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.

Springfield Township Charter Township of Springfield 12000 Davisburg Road, Davisburg 48350 (248) 846-6500 • www.springfield-twp.us

Population: 14,703 Income: $90,000

Springfield Township promotes the natural resources of the community throughpolicies 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 375 Depot, Clarkston 48346 (248) 625-1559 • villageofclarkston.org Population: 928 Income: $72,000

Charter Township of Independence 6483 Waldon Center Dr,. Clarkston 48346 (248) 625-5111 • www.indtwp.com Population: 36,686 Income: $92,000

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 21 E. Church St., Lake Orion 48362 (248) 693-8391 www.lakeorion.org Population: 2,876 Income: $80,000

Orion Township 2525 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion 48360 (248) 391-0304 www.oriontownship.org Population: 35,330 Income: $94,000

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. 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 in Oakland County with low property taxes and a business friendly environment. 39


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Orchard Lake Village & Keego Harbor City of Orchard Lake Village 3955 Orchard Lake Road Orchard Lake 48323 (248) 682-2400 www.cityoforchardlake.com Population: 2,238 Income: $171,000

City of Keego Harbor 2025 Beechmont, PO Box 665 Keego Harbor 48320 (248) 682-1930 www.keegoharbor.org Population: 2,764 Income: $45,000

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.

Wixom

City Of Wixom 49045 Pontiac Trail, Wixom 48393 (248) 624-4557 • www.wixomgov.org

Population: 17,193 Income: $55,000

Wixom is home to the Michigan Air Line which is a key segment of the Great Lake to Lake Trail – Route 1, a cross state recreational trail connecting Port Huron to South Haven. This trail and the unique restaurants and brewery make Wixom a place to visit and is transforming a community once known for manufacturing into a high-tech, research and development mecca. Located along the I-96 corridor, Wixom is a well-planned community boasting some of the best public and private schools in all of Oakland County. It is a place of opportunity, a place to live and enjoy life.

Waterford Township Waterford Township 5200 Civic Center Drive, Waterford 48329 (248) 674-3111 • www.waterfordmi.gov

Population: 70,565 Income: $60,000

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 475,000-gallon wave action swimming pool.

Oakland County School Districts (cont. from page 30) www.michigan.gov/mde School District Website Phone Number

Communities Served

Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools www.royaloakschools.org (248) 435-8400

Royal Oak, parts of Troy, Madison Heights

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 School District www.wbsd.org (248) 865-6420

South Lyon, part of Novi, Wixom, Twps. of Green Oak, Lyon, Milford, Northfield & Salem Southfield, Lathrup Village Most of Troy

2020 Graduation Rate*

93% 96% 88% 94%

Walled Lake, Wixom, Wolverine Lake Village, White Lake; parts of Farmington Hills, Novi, Orchard Lake Commerce & West Bloomfield Twp.

92%

Waterford; parts of West Bloomfield, White Lake, Independence Twps. & Lake Angelus

87%

Parts of West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor, small part of Sylvan Lake

97%

2020-21 Enrollment $ Spent Per Student (2020-21 State Funds)

5,002 $9,118

8,285 $8,111 5,218 $11,331 12,844 $9,315 12,651 $8,675 7,571 $8,134 5,234 $9,156

Center for Advanced Studies and the Arts (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 OKMA Campus - 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 averaged by the number of high schools in district.

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Community Profile

West Bloomfield Township West Bloomfield Township Hall 4550 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield 48325 (248) 451-4800 • www.wbtwp.com

Population: 65,888 Income: $100,000

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.

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Village of Wolverine Lake & Commerce Township Village of Wolverine Lake 425 Glengary Road Wolverine Lake 48390 (248) 624-1710 www.wolverinelake.com Population: 4,544 Income: $75,000

Charter Township of Commerce 2009 Township Drive Commerce Township 48390 (248) 624-0110 or (248) 360-1050 www.commercetwp.com Population: 43,058 Income: $89,000

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. 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.

OTHERS TO CONSIDER in the Lakes Area

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Pontiac

47450 Woodward, Pontiac 48342 (248) 758-3000 www.pontiac.mi.us Population: 61,606 Income: $33,000

Sylvan Lake

1820 Inverness, Sylvan Lake 48320 (248) 682-1440 www.sylvanlake.org Population: 1,723 Income: $80,000

White Lake Township

White Lake Township Office 7525 Highland Road, White Lake 48383 Population: 30,950 (248) 698-3300 • www.whitelaketwp.com Income: $82,000 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 T ownship benefits from the commercial corridor along M-59. With a blend of new home developments and established neighborhoods White Lake Township appeals to everyone.

Walled Lake City of Walled Lake 1499 E. West Maple Road, Walled Lake 48390 (248) 624-4847 • www.walledlake.us

Population: 7,250 Income: $51,000

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.



FEATURED COMMUNITIES

Macomb County

New Baltimore Sterling Heights

OTHER COMMUNITIES

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! Macomb County Offices

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

Resources For Residents

County Clerk/Register of Deeds… (586) 469-5120 County Executive……………….… (586) 469-7001 Election Department....…………....(586) 469-5209 Health and Community Services…(586) 469-7190 Head Start ……………….…………(586) 469-5215 Finance…………………….………..(586) 469-5250 Roads………………………………..(586) 463-8671 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

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881,217 (2020 Ce

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Armada Twp. & Village of Armada Bruce Township Centerline Chesterfield Twp. Clinton Twp. Eastpointe Fraser Harrison Twp. Lenox Township Village of New Haven

16th Judicial Circuit Court

40 N. Main St., Mt. Clemens 48043 (586) 469-7171 • Jury (586) 469-5158

circuitcourt.macombgov.org with exception.

Macomb County Probate Court 40 N Main Street, Mt. Clemens 48043 www.probatecourt.macombgov.org Wills and Estates (586) 469-5290 Mental Health Division (586) 469-5320

District Court Information

42nd District Court - New Baltimore www.42newbaltimore.macombgov.org 42nd District Court - Romeo www.42romeo.macombgov.org

Go to these websites to look up local courts, which handle traffic, civil and criminal matters.

Mt. Clemens Macomb Township Ray Twp. Richmond & Richmond Twp. Roseville Shelby Township St. Clair Shores Utica Village of Romeo Warren

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

Dog Licensing, Lost and Found, Rescue, Adoption

Farmers Market

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

Green Macomb

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

Macomb County Parks and Recreation

(586) 469-5285 https://green.macombgov.org

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Macomb County School Districts

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.

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) 784-2112 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.org (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

Communities Served

2020 Graduation Rate*

Romeo and Bruce Twp. New Baltimore Village of Armada, parts of Twps. of Armada, Ray, Lenox, Bruce Center Line, Warren Macomb Twp. and Clinton Twp. Clinton Twp. Eastpointe, parts of Warren Warren Clinton Twp., Fraser, Roseville St. Clair Shores St. Clair Shores 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 Village of Romeo, parts of Addison, Bruce, Washington, Shelby, Armada, Ray, Oakland Twps. Roseville

95% 93% 97% 76% 93% 41% 69% 79% 95%

83% 95% 90% 63% 82% 95% 93% 89%

Parts of St. Clair Shores, Grosse Pointe Shores & Eastpointe

95%

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

96%

Center Line, Warren Parts of Sterling Heights, Warren and Troy Warren

2020-21 Enrollment $ Spent Per Student (2020-21 State Funds)

1,363 $8,111 5,387 $8,111 1,735 $8,111 2,454 $9,863 14,855 $8,111 2,729 $8,209 2,348 $8,343 2,281 $8,529 4,708 $8,529 3,185 $8,529 4,255 $8,529 9,883 $8,282 922 $8,529 1,300 $8,111 1,487 $8,111 4,941 $8,297 4,392 $8,313 1,536 $9,234 25,721 $8,242

79% 89% 81%

2,094 $8,501 12,947 $9,366 3,194 $8,998

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 Courtesy of Macomb County Economic Development

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 * Graduation rates based on traditional high school four year graduation rates averaged by the number of high schools in district.



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City of New Baltimore

New Baltimore is located on the north shore of Anchor Bay on Lake St. Clair, bringing a whole new perspective on lakeside living. As a community who understands the true value of year-round vacation New Baltimore is a city that is unique in location and understands the value of leisure. • Easy access to the Metro Detroit highway system, this jewel of a town is just 30 minutes from downtown Detroit. • Scenic Walter and Mary Burke Waterfront Park with public beach; convenient to downtown shopping and dining district. Additional parks with fishing, ball diamonds, soccer fields, sledding hill, play structures, skateboard park, and hiking paths. • Camps, classes and programs for all ages offered through the Recreation Department. • Numerous town festivals and special events sponsored by the City of New Baltimore • Diversified housing options from quaint cottages to dazzling lakefront homes. Options include both single and multi-family. • Has balanced significant development with quality-of-life concerns to maintain its small town charm.

– it is a special place to live and raise your family!

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 List Price - $299,000 Income: Median Household Income - $99,000 Population: 12,303 (2020 Census) Library: Mac Donald Public Library, 36480 Main Street (586) 725-0273 • www.macdonaldlibrary.org Medical Services: Beaumont Emergency Center, Lenox Twp., 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, baseball diamonds, basketball courts and soccer field. The Walter and Mary Burke 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.

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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 school grid page 45.) Tax Rate in Mills (2021): Homestead: 40.9943 Non-Homestead: 58.9943 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), Priority Waste trash and recycling (www.wm.com) (586) 228-1200 CITY OFFICES New Baltimore City Offices 36535 Green Street, New Baltimore, 48047 (586) 725-2151, www.cityofnewbaltimore.org


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.

Southern macomb

Warren

City of Warren One City Square, Warren 48093 (586) 574-4500 www.cityofwarren.org

Chesterfield Township

Chesterfield Township Offices 47275 Sugarbush Road, Chesterfield 48047 Population: 45,376 (586) 949-0400 Income: $76,000 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: 24,314 (586) 466-1400 • www.harrison-township.org Income: $65,000 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 Avenue, St. Clair Shores 48081 Population: 58,874 (586) 445-5200 • www.scsmi.net Income: $58,000 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.

Population: 139,387 Income: $47,000

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: 34,318 (586) 445-3661 • www.cityofeastpointe.net Income: $47,000 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.ci.fraser.mi.us

Population: 14,726 Income: $57,000

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) 445-5440 • www.roseville-mi.gov

Population: 47,710 Income: $44,000

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.

Center Line

City of Center Line 7070 E. Ten Mile Road, Center Line 48015 Population: 8,552 (586) 757-6800 • www.centerline.gov Income: $43,000 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. 49


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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. Its history dates back almost two hundred years. Originally an agricultural community, 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 while making them available to residents of all ages for year-round enjoyment through an extensive array of facilities and programs. Washington Township is home to three school districts including the highly regarded Romeo School District, which offers everything from traditional core subjects to vocational and technical training. Romeo High School is well known for their unique academy program. The program is specifically designed to lead students down the educational pathway that they choose to focus on for their future. The Township’s high quality district library augments the educational experience with a Boys and Girls Club available to Township youth after school hours. The Township offers a low tax, high service environment for residents and businesses alike. Streets are patrolled by the highly regarded Macomb County Sheriff ’s Department while 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.

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Washington Township Area: 36.2 Sq. Miles Economic Base: New Town District, Orchards (Tourism), research/industrial acreage, 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 List Price - $400,000 (Oct. 2021) Income: Median Household Income - $98,000 Population: 26,261 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, Ascension Providence-Rochester, Henry Ford Macomb-Clinton, numerous urgent care clinics. (See “Health Care” section) Newspapers: Macomb Daily: www.macombdaily.com The Record: www.myrecordnewspaper.com

For a relaxed, small-town community dotted with lakes and streams, quality educational opportunities and diversified lifestyle choices, make your way over to live, work and play in Washington Township!

Parks and Recreation: Romeo - Washington - Bruce recreation offers programs for all ages (www.rwbparksrec.org), Senior Center, Fitness Center, Music in the Park, annual festivals, Stony Creek Metropark, community parks and athletic fields.

Something For Everyone

Post Office: 58757 Van Dyke, Washington 48094. 800-ASK-USPS.

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County’s Highest Housing Values High Rated School Districts Quality/Available Industrial Acreage Low Taxes / Sewer & Water Evolving Village “Entertainment District

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3 – Top Rated Golf Courses Stony Creek Metropark Macomb Orchard Trail Historic Orchards & Winery Parks, Recreation & Family Fun

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 page 45) Tax Rates in Mills (2020-21): Rochester Romeo Utica Homestead: 27.9938 31.5806 29.8639 Non-Homestead: 45.9938 49.5806 46.7822 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, 57880 VanDyke (southside of municipal offices) Open weekdays, programs for 60+. (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, Great Lakes Water Authority (844) 455-4592 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

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Romeo Washington Chamber of Commerce 228 N. Main St., Ste. D • PO Box 175 Romeo, MI 48065 (586) 752-4436 • www.RWChamber.com


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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 $227,852 (January 2022) Income: Median Household Income $63,000 Population: 134,346 Library: Sterling Heights Library, 40255 Dodge Park, Sterling Heights 48313 www.shpl.net, (586) 446-2665 Medical Services: Henry Ford MacombClinton, Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren; William Beaumont (See “Health Care”) Newspaper: Macomb Daily www.macombdaily.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 page 45.) Taxes Rate in Mills (2021):

Homestead

Warren Consolidated 44.9809 Utica 38.5722

Non-Homestead

57.8729 55.6597

Transportation: SMART Bus offers fixed route and connector (curb to curb) bus service. (866) 962-5515, www.smartbus.org Sterling Heights provides service for seniors and disabled. (586) 446-2757 Utilities: AT&T, Comcast, Wide Open West (cable), Consumer’s Energy (gas), DTE (electric), Detroit Water and Sewage. Sterling Heights provides trash pickup. (See Basics) Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce 12900 Hall Rd., Suite 100, Sterling Heights 48313 (586) 731-5400 • www.shrcci.com CITY OFFICE: Sterling Heights 40555 Utica Road Sterling Heights 48313 (586) 446-2489 • www.sterling-heights.net

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northern macomb

Romeo & Bruce Township

Shelby Township

52700 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township, MI 48316 Population: 79,408 (586) 731-5100 www.shelbytwp.org Income: $74,000 Shelby Township boasts that it has the lowest tax rate to fund a full-service township in Macomb County, including local police and fire protection. When you add to this Utica Community Schools, superior location, great parks and dynamic housing choices you get the idea of why they think they’ve pretty much have it under control – Because they do! Shelby is at the crossroads of M-59 and M-53 so they are easy to find. Go take a look.

Romeo Village Office 121 W. St. Clair Street Romeo 48065 (586) 752-3565 www.villageofromeo.org Population: 3,767 Income: $57,000

Bruce Township 223 E. Gates Street Romeo 48065 (586) 752-4585 www.brucetwp.org Population: 9,324 Income: $95,000

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.

Village of New Haven & Lenox Township Richmond & Richmond Township City of Richmond 36725 Division Richmond 48062 (586) 727-7571 www.cityofrichmond.net Population: 5,875 Income: $55,000

Richmond Township 34900 School Section Rd. Richmond 48062 (586) 727-8998 www.richmondtwp.org Population: 3,544 Income: $82,000

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.

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in Northern Macomb Village of Armada 74274 Burk Street, P.O. Box 903, Armada 48005 (586) 784-9151 www.villageofarmada.org Population: 1,684 Income: $60,000 52

Armada Township 23121 E. Main, P.O. Box 578, Armada 48005 (586) 784-5200 www.armadatwp.org Population: 3,649 Income: $83,000 Ray Township 64255 Wolcott Road Romeo 48096 (586) 749-5171 www.raytwp.org Population: 3,780 Income: $69,000

Village of New Haven 57775 Main Street, New Haven 48048 (586) 749-5301 • www.villageofnewhaven.org Population: 6,097 Income: $58,000

Lenox Township 63775 Gratiot Ave., Lenox Township 4805 (586) 727-2085 • www.lenoxtwp.org Population: 12,119 Income: $69,000

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 bor- der 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.

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Clinton Township

Clinton Township Offices 40700 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Township 48038 (586) 286-9422 • www.clintontownship.com

Population: 105,466 Income: $55,000

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.

Macomb Township Macomb Township 54111 Broughton Rd., Macomb 48042 (586) 992-0710 • www.macomb-mi.gov

Population: 91,663 Income: $99,000

Macomb Township is literally located in the center of Macomb County and some would say is also its heart. The township is on the cutting edge of urban growth with a population in excess of 91,000. It is one of the county’s fastest growing communities with an industrial/commercial cooridor that is carefully balanced with its beautiful residential neighborhoods and wonderful parks. It is a progressive community that welcomes you and looks forward to serving you and your family.

Utica

Mount Clemens

City of Mount Clemens One Crocker Blvd., Mount Clemens, 48043 (586) 469-6818 • www.cityofmountclemens.com

Population: 16,771 Income: $43,000

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.

Utica City Office 7550 Auburn Rd., Utica 48317 (586) 739-1600 • www.cityofutica.org

Population: 5,087 Income: $53,000

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.

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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.

Livingston Daily Press & Argus (517) 548-2000 www.livingstondaily.com Print and digital subscriptions

44th Circuit Court ..............................................(517) 548-1120 53rd District Court, Howell ................................(517) 548-1000 Animal Control ............(517) 546-2440-Shelter, (517) 546-2154 County Clerk ......................................................(517) 546-0500 Elections.............................................................(517) 540-8753 Environmental Health……………………………..(517) 546-9858 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 Services.............................................(517) 546-6338

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).

Population

Howell

193,866

City of Howell (2020 Census) 611 East Grand River, Howell 48843 (517) 546-3500 • www.cityofhowell.org Population: 10,068 Income: $46,000 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.

Green Oak Township Green Oak Township Offices 10001 Silver Lake Rd., Brighton 48116 (810) 231-1333 www.greenoaktwp.com Population: 19,539 Income: $84,000

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.

Genoa Township Genoa Township Offices 2911 Dorr Road, Brighton 48116 (810) 227-5225 www.genoa.org

Population: 20,692 Income: $81,000

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. 54

Village of Pinckney 220 S. Howell Street Pinckney 48169 (734) 878-6206 villageofpinckney.org Population: 2,415

Howell Township 3525 Byron Road Howell 48855 (517) 546-2817 howelltownshipmi.org Population: 7,893


Livingston County School Districts www.michigan.gov/mde

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.

School District Website Communities Served Phone Number Brighton Area Schools City of Brighton, parts of Twps. Of Brighton, Brighton TownshipGenoa, Green Oak, Hamburg and Lyon Twp. www.brightonk12.com 4363 Buno Road • Brighton 48114County (810) 299-4000 in Oakland (810) 229-0550 • www.brightontwp.com Fowlerville Community Schools Village of Fowlerville, parts of Twps. of Antrim, www.fowlervilleschools.org Conway, Howell, Handy, Iosco, Population: 18,792 Cohoctah, Income: $103,000 (517) 223-6000 Locke, Unadilla & White Oak Hartland Consolidated Schools Hartland Twp., parts of Twps. Of Brighton, www.hartlandschools.us Tyrone, Deerfield, Genoa & Oceola (810) 626-2100 Howell Public Schools Cities of Howell & Brighton, Twps. of Oak Grove, www.howellschools.com Deerfield, Cohoctah, Marion, Putnam, Iosco, Hamburg, Genoa, Brighton, Oceola, Howell, Handy (517) 548-6200 Pinckney Community Schools Village of Pinckney, parts of Twps. of Hamburg, www.pinckneypirates.org Putnam, Genoa, Webster, Dexter, Unadilla, (810) 225-3900 Marion

2020 Graduation Rate*

2020-21 Enrollment $ Spent Per Student (2020-21 State Funds)

95% 84% 96% 91% 88%

5,779 $8,111 2,639 $8,111 5,262 $8,111 6,713 $8,111 2,332 $8,111

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 averaged by the number of high schools in district.

Brighton & Brighton Township City of Brighton 200 North First Street, Brighton 48116 (810) 227-1911 • www.brightoncity.org Population: 7,446 Income: $56,000

Brighton Township 4363 Buno Road, Brighton 48114 (810) 229-0550 • brightontwp.com Population: 19,144 Income: $106,000

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.

OTHERS TO CON SIDER ... Handy Township 135 North Grand Ave. Fowlerville 48836 (517) 223-3228 www.handytownship.com Population: 8,602

Fowlerville 213 South Grand Ave., Fowlerville 48836 (517) 223-3771 www.fowlerville.org Population: 2,951

Hamburg Township

Hamburg Township Hall 10405 Merrill Road, Hamburg 48139 (810) 231-1000 www.hamburg.mi.us

Population: 21,259 Income: $87,000

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

Hartland Township Offices 2655 Clark Road, Hartland 48353 (810) 632-7498 www.hartlandtwp.com

Population: 15,256 Income: $90,000

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.

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Genesee County 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 Sheriff (administration)………………(810) 257-3406 Sheriff (inmate information)…………(810) 257-3426 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) 257-3020 Genesee District Library (19 locations) 4195 W. Pasadena Ave., Flint 48504 (810) 732-0110 • www.thegdl.org Flint & Genesee Group 519 S. Saginaw St., Ste 200, Flint 48502 (810) 600-1404 • www.flintandgenesee.org DIVISIONS:

Flint

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

Population

406,211 (2020 Census)

Greater Flint Arts Council (GFAC) 816 S. Saginaw St., Flint 48502 (810) 238-2787 • www.greaterflintartscouncil.org Genesee County Community Action Resource Department 601 N. Saginaw St., Ste. 1B, Flint 48502 (810) 232-2185 • www.gccard.org

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.”

Population: 81,252 Income: $28,000

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

Flint & Genesee Chamber - adds capacity to small businesses Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance - offers business development support Flint & Genesee Education & Talent - prepares youth and adults for academic and career success Explore Flint & Genesee - promotes the region and enhances tourism

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

Genesee County is known as the State’s “Crossroads” because the I-75, I-96, and US 23 economic corridors intersect here. It is also within an hour drive of two international border crossings which is ideal for supply chain economic activity. Noted for its cultural assets and friendly residents you will want to call Genesee home!

Population: 31,447 Income: $42,000

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 & Fenton Township City of Fenton 301 S. Leroy, Fenton 48430 (810) 629-2261 • www.cityoffenton.org Population: 12,104 Income: $54,000

Fenton Township 12060 Mantawauka, Fenton 48430 (810) 629-1537 • www.fentontownship.org Population: 16,843 Income: $88,000

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. Fenton enjoys a quality of Life second to none. Some of the resources available to make this claim meaningful are: A broad range of housing options at reasonable prices. World class healthcare. Plentiful upscale retail within easy driving distance. An amazing school district and park facilities and recreation programs for all ages and for all needs. In short, it is a real vacation without having to leave your home. What more can you ask?

104 S. Adelaide Street, Fenton, MI 48430

810.629.5447

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

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Community  Profile

Grand Blanc & Grand Blanc Township

City of Grand Blanc Grand Blanc Township 203 E. Grand Blanc Road 5371 S Sagniaw Street Grand Blanc 48439 Grand Blanc 48480 (810) 694-1118 (810) 424-2600 www.cityofgrandblanc.com www.twp.grand-blanc.mi.us Population: 8,091 Income: $57,000 Population: 39,846 Income: $69,000 The City of Grand Blanc is 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! Grand Blanc Township is known for being a friendly and safe community with great housing, a thriving commercial presense and award-winning schools. A full service municipality, the Township is home to Creasey Bicentennial Park and Warwick Hills Golf Club. Grand Blanc is conveniently located to many key employment center and hosts the 3rd busiest airport in Michigan. It is also home to Technology Park and Technology Village which are part of the Township’s Downtown Development Authority. Grand Blanc Township is globally positioned for your success!

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

Linden

City of Linden 132 E. Broad Street • P.O. Box 507, Linden 48451 (810) 735-7980 • www.lindenmi.us Population: 4,412 Income: $91,000 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.

Others to Village of Goodrich Consider 7338 S. State

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Goodrich 48438 (810) 636-2570 www.villageofgoodrich.com Population: 1,860 Income: $99,000

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Genesee County School Districts

City of Swartz Creek 8083 Civic Dr. Swartz Creek 48473 (810) 635-4464 www.cityofswartzcreek.org Population: 5,897 Income: $53,000

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.

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://gbcs.org (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

Davison & Davison Twp.

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: 5,143 Income: $58,000 Population:20,434 Income: $52,000 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.

Communities Served

2020 Graduation Rate*

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

83%

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

87%

City of Flint Flushing & Flint Twp. Goodrich, Atlas, Hadley, Grand Blanc, Davison City and Township of Grand Blanc

52% 87% 97% 89%

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

95%

Linden, Twps. of Argentine, Fenton, Tyrone, Deerfield, Mundy, Gaines

96%

Swartz Creek, Gaines, Flint Twp.

86%

2020-21 Enrollment $ Spent Per Student (2020-21 State Funds)

4,024 $8,521 3,279 $8,111 3,164 $8,326 4,098

$8,111 1,918 $8,111 7,987 $8,204 2,015 $8,151 2,522 $8,111 3,526 $8,111

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


Washtenaw County Washtenaw County covers 720 square miles and is made up of 27 cities, villages, and townships in urban, suburban, and rural settings. It’s home to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

Resources For Residents Washtenaw County Administration

220 N Main, Ann Arbor 48107 (734) 222-6850 • www.washtenaw.org Clerk/Register of Deeds.................…...... (734) 222-6700 Elections....................................................(734) 222-6730 Children’s Services....................................(734) 973-4343 Head Start.................................................(734) 994-8178 Health Department...................................(734) 544-6700 Human Resources…………………………. (734) 222-6800 MSU Extension..........................................(734) 997-1678 Parks and Recreation................................(734) 971-6337 Sheriff........................................................(734) 971-8400 Treasurer....................................................(734) 222-6600 Veteran’s Affairs........................................(734) 973-4540 COUNTY COURTS Look under County Courts on www.washtenaw.org 14 A District Court Four locations cover civil, criminal, traffic and small claims disputes. Log on to view hours, locations, daily court calendars, jury service information. 14 B District Court Processes all cases arising in Ypsilanti Township 15th District Court Is located in downtown Ann Arbor in the Ann Arbor Justice Center Washtenaw County Trial Court 101 E. Huron Street, P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor 48107 (734) 222-3270 www.washtenaw.org Trial Court

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AIRPORTS Ann Arbor Airport 801 Airport Drive, Ann Arbor 48108 (734) 994-2841 www.a2gov.org Willow Run Airport 801 Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti 48198 (734) 485-6666 www.willowrunairport.com

COMMUNITIES

(Covered in this publication)

Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Township Village of Barton Hills Chelsea Dexter Village of Manchester Pittsfield Township Saline Ypsilanti Ypsilanti Township

NEWSPAPERS Ann Arbor News (734) 623-2500 • www.mlive.com Ann Arbor Observer (734) 769-3175 • www.annarborobserver.com LIBRARIES Ann Arbor District Library (5 branches) 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 327-4200 • www.aadl.org Ypsilanti District Library (3 branches) (734) 482-4110 • www.ypsilibrary.org TRANSPORTATION Ann Arbor Area Transportation (The Ride) (734) 996-0400 • www.theride.org

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Township 301 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor 48104 3792 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor 48105 (734) 794-6000 • www.a2gov.org (734) 663-3418 • www.aatwp.org Population: 123,851 Population: 4,357 Income: $64,000 Income: $124,000 Ann Arbor is a relatively small city with a HUGE footprint when it comes to local, regional and statewide presence. It is the largest city in Washtenaw County, is the seat of county government and is home to arguably one of the best universities in the entire country – the University of Michigan. This connection makes Ann Arbor a place that does not follow, but a community that defines, creates and leads. Its downtown area draws character from its various districts - from Main Street, to State Street and of course Kerrytown. Each has its own personality, shopping vibe and entertainment options. Cultural opportunities abound, both feeding off and complimenting the U of M connection. Housing is diverse, from student livable spaces to high end exclusive neighborhoods. Ann Arbor - a small city that only see BIG!

Barton Hills

Village of Barton Hills 199 Barton Shore Dr., Ann Arbor 48105 (734) 222-5209 • www.vil-bartonhills.org

Population: 316 Income: $223,000

Barton Hill Village is a unique place of wooded hills, artistic homes and congenial neighbors. Located along the Huron River the land was originally considered too hilly for farming. So they built a dam instead to harness electricity for the local area. When this outlived its usefullness Detroit Edison offered the residents the opportunity to self-manage, which led to the village becoming the first home rule village in Washtenaw County. An amazing story, an amazing history, and amazing place to live. 58


Chelsea

305 S. Main, Ste. 100, Chelsea 48118 (734) 475-1771 • www.city-chelsea.org

Pittsfield Township

Population: 5,467 Income: $79,000

6201 W Michigan Ave, Ann Arbor 48108 (734) 822-3101 • www.pittsfield-mi.gov

Population: 39,147 Income: $78,000

Chelsea is a lively small city with an abundance of shopping, dining, entertainment and local activities. It is diverse in its outlook but embracing of its agricultural heritage. Chelsea maintains an active manufacturing base as part of its economy but is developing a vibrant music and arts scene too. The beautiful 25,000-acre Waterloo Recreation Area is literally on Chelsea’s doorstep with all its unique wilderness, wildlife and geological wonders. Within a 20-minute drive there is just about anything a nature enthusiast might want to do. And, when it comes to the arts, it doesn’t hurt to have the Purple Rose Theater or the SculptureWalk in your back yard. Come to Chelsea!

If you want an outstanding spectrum of housing, education, talent and business along with a vibrant quality of life, then Pittsfield Township is the place you’ve been looking for. With a Master Plan defining a vision for the community Pittsfield is linking its residential, commercial, entertainment, cultural and recreational spaces via multiple modes of transportation. This sense of community is bolstered by a new Preservation Plan that works to strike a balance between preservation and development. Its strategic location provides immediate access to all major local and state highways, with lower taxes and all the Ann Arbor amenities you could want. Simply a great place to live.

Dexter

Saline

8123 Main St., 2nd Floor, Dexter 48130 (734) 426-8303 • www.dextermi.gov

Population: 4,500 Income: $83,000

100 N. Harris St., Saline 48176 (734) 429-4907 • www.cityof saline.org

Dexter is one of the fastest growing communities in Washtenaw County. Its population more than doubled since 1990. This growth turned Dexter from a village into a city in 2014. An active downtown, numerous parks, excellent schools and a successful business environment has supported this growth. New subdivisions and condominium projects on both sides of the city have helped meet the housing demand caused by the growth. Dexter is one of the communities involved with the Border to Border (B@B) trail – a shared use path that links the open spaces of the Huron River Greenway. In 2015 the B@B was incorporated into the State of Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail.

Village of Manchester 912 City Rd., Manchester (734) 428-7877 • www.vil-manchester.org

Population: 2,037 Income: $56,000

The village of Manchester is a place you go to know your neighbors, enjoy their company and draw from their strengths. Community-wide festivals are still a dominant them of Village life in Manchester. Many of the locals will tell you everything begins and ends with the Manchester Chicken Broil that occurs the 3rd Thursday in July. Proceeds from this festival have gone to fund many major projects that add to Manchester’s quality of life. Parades are held on Memorial Day and during the community fair. You don’t want to miss the 4th of July or the Gazebo concerts. There are many civic organizations, which provide a variety of leisure-time activities. And of course, you are never far away from nearby recreational spaces. Manchester is a small, closely-knit community that provides opportunities of quality for all.

Washtenaw County School Districts www.michigan.gov/mde

School District Website Phone Number Ann Arbor Public Schools www.a2schools.org (734) 994-2200 Chelsea School District www.chelsea.k12.mi.us (734) 433-2200 Dexter Community Schools www.dexterschools.org (734) 424-4100 Manchester Community Schools www.manchesterschools.us (734) 428-9711 Saline Area Schools www.salineschools.org (734) 429-8000 Ypsilanti Community Schools www.ycschools.us (734) 221-1200

Population: 8,948 Income: $78,000

Saline is a place where shop and restaurant owners know your name, kids feel safe to play, where schools are exceptional and a place where you can find nearly anything within a few miles of home. Saline is just a little quieter and maybe slightly slower than other communities, but it combines a touch of history with its architecture with the vitality of new homes, new retail, unique specialty stores and a world-class Rec Center. Offering a full slate of special events, from Farmer’s Market to Summerfest, and a few parades thrown in for good measure Saline is the place to work, eat, shop and enjoy.

Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti One S. Huron St., Ypsilanti 48197 (734) 483-1100 • www.cityofypsilanti.com Population: 20,648 Income: $37,000

Ypsilanti Township 7200 S. Huron River Rd., Ypsilanti 48197 (734) 484-4700 • www.ytown.org Population: 55,670 Income: $52,000

Ypsilanti, affectionally known as “Ypsi” to most Michiganders, has a funky community vibe with a fresh arts scene to explore. Its history is rich and its shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities are both inspiring and vibrant. It has 2 main districts – Downtown and Depot Town – which are historic, yet infused with innovation, bohemian, locally-driven businesses. It is also home to Washtenaw County’s second major university – Eastern Michigan University, which pretty much identifies where the funky, groovy, and innovative descriptions come into play. It is home to a number of arts organizations and museums and is nearby to many more. You can visit or stay, but you’re going to fall in love with “Ypsi” and the Ypsilanti way. For information on career technical education, special education, early childhood programs contact the Washtenaw ISD @ (734) 994-8100, washtenawisd.org Note: This is NOT a complete list.

Communities Served

2020 Graduation Rate*

Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Township, Barton Hills, and 7 surrounding Twps.

91%

Chelsea, Dexter, Lima, Lyndon, Sylvan, Townships

99%

Dexter, Dexter Township, Lima, Webster and Scio Townships

98%

Manchester, Manchester Township, Bridgewater, Freedom, and Sharon Townships

98%

Saline, Saline Township, Lodi, Pittsfield, and York Townships

94%

Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township, and Superior Township

72%

2020-21 Enrollment $ Spent Per Student (2020-21State Funds)

17,451 $9,530 2,304 $8,138 3,398 $8,328 811 $8,111 4,490

$8,111 3,568

$8,357

* Graduation rates based on traditional high school four year graduation rates averaged by the number of high schools in district.

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Colleges & Universities Baker College www.baker.edu Auburn Hills Campus 1500 University Dr. Auburn Hills, 48326 (855) 487-7888 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) 496-5196 • Clinton Township Center (586) 228-3160 • Dearborn Center (313) 441-5300 • Southfield Center (248) 357-8600 Cleary University www.cleary.edu • Detroit 2470 Collingswood, Detroit 48206 (800) 686-1883 • Howell 3750 Cleary Dr., Howell 48843 (517) 548-3670

College for Creative Studies www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu 201 E. Kirby Detroit 48202 (313) 664-7400 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 www.dbidownriver.com 19100 Fort St. Riverview 48193 (734) 479-0660 Davenport University www.davenport.edu • 3031 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit 48202 (313) 481-2800 • 27650 Dequindre Warren 48092 (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) 204-4000 (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 • Advanced Technology Center 34950 Little Mack Clinton Township 48035 • 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 Madonna University www.madonna.edu 36600 Schoolcraft Road Livonia 48150 Admissions: (734) 432-5339 General Info: (734) 432-5300 (800) 852-4951 • Henry Ford University Center 5101 Evergreen Road Dearborn 48128 (734) 432-5339

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• Macomb University Center 44575 Garfield Rd. Bldg. UC-1, Ste. 120 Clinton Twp., 48038 (586) 263-6330 MSU College of Law Law College Building www.law.msu.edu 648 N. Shaw Lane East Lansing 48824 (517) 432-6800 Michigan State University Management Education Center www.mec.broad.msu.edu 811 W. Square Lake Road Troy 48098 (248) 879-2456 Mott Community College www.mcc.edu 1401 E. Court Street Flint 48503 (810) 762-0200 • Culinary Arts (810) 762-0429 • Southern Lakes Center 2100 W. Thompson Rd. Fenton 48430 (810) 762-5000 • Workforce Development Workforce Education Center/ Garfield G. Wagner Building 709 N. Saginaw St., Flint 48503 (810) 232-2555 Northwood University www.northwood.edu • Livonia Center 38777 W Six Mile, Livonia (734) 464-2025 • Troy 1900 W Big Beaver, Troy 48084 (248) 649-5111 • 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 University www.rochesteru.edu 800 W. Avon Rd. Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 218-2000 Schoolcraft College www.schoolcraft.edu • Livonia Campus 18600 Haggerty Road Livonia, MI 48152 (734) 462-4400 • 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

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor www.umich.edu Campus Information Centers: First Floor Michigan Union Lobby North Campus Commons (734) 764-INFO Switchboard: (734) 764-1817 E-mail: info@umich.edu

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, Dearborn www.umd.umich.edu 4901 Evergreen, Dearborn 48128 (313) 593-5000

mSu extension offices www.canr.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: 1360 Oakman Blvd., 2nd Fl., Detroit • (313) 494-4797 Washtenaw: 705 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor • (734) 997-1678 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.

University of Michigan, Flint www.umflint.edu 303 E. Kearsley Street, Flint 48502 (810) 762-3300 Washtenaw Community College www.wccnet.edu • 4800 E. Huron River Road Ann Arbor 48105 (734) 973-3300 • Extension Centers Brighton Center Brighton High School 7878 Brighton Road, Brighton 48116 Hartland Center 9525 Highland Rd, Howell 48843 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 • Macomb University Center 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township 48038 (586) 723-1500

Wayne County Community College www.wcccd.edu • 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 Univerity 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, Livonia, and Farmington Hills. 61


Attractions In Detroit Garden Bowl

4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 833-9700 • majesticdetroit.com For over 100 years this 16 lane bowling alley in Midtown has been a recreationdestination. Full service bar and lounge, patio and pizza.

Ford Drive-In

10400 Ford Rd., Dearborn (313) 846-6910 • forddrivein.com First Opened in 1950 this movie theatre always offers a double feature! Concession stand, playground, and restrooms available. Belle Isle www.michigan.gov (Go to Dept. of Natural Resources) This state park can be accessed 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 982 acre park has over five miles of scenic shoreline. The Nature Zoo provides family programs. Call for hours. 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. (313) 821-9844

Campus Martius

www.downtowndetroitparks.com 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 Rocket Mortgage, 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.

Chamber Music Society of Detroit

440 Burroughs St., Detroit 48202 Office: (313) 335-3350 • Tickets: (313) 335-3300 www.chambermusicdetroit.org Detroit concerts at WSU Schaver Recital Hall. Grosse Pointe concerts at Christ Church Grosse Pointe. Pontiac concerts at Flagstar Strand Theatre. Known for its intimate concert experience and creative program CMS is a special treat for the musically inclined. For more information about concerts and tickets, go to the website.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History

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315 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.

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!

Comerica Park

2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 962-4000 • www.mlb.com There’s a lot more than baseball (still the main event!) going on at Comerica Park. Home of the 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 Symphony Orchestra

Max M. Fisher Music Center 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 576-5111 • www.dso.org Now over 100 years old, 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 Max M. Fisher Music Center.

Detroit Film Theatre

5200 Woodward Ave. (Detroit Institute of Arts), Detroit (313) 833-4005 • www.dia.org/dft Contemporary and classic films, special events for adults and children.

Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-1805 • www.detroithistorical.org Established in 1928, this Detroit cultural gem is one of the oldest and largest museums dedicated to metropolitan history. “Streets of Old Detroit,” “Detroit: The Arsenal of Democracy”, and “Doorway to Freedom” are fantastic! Call or log on to website for hours. Admission fee.

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)

5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-7900 • www.dia.org Considered one of the top museums in the country. Open Tuesday-Sunday. 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.

Detroit Opera House/Michigan Opera Theatre

1526 Broadway, Detroit Tickets (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 see website.

Detroit Experience Factory (DXF)

440 Burroughs St., Ste 118, Detroit (313) 962-4590 • www.detroitexperiencefactory.org 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 DFX a call! Also a great resource for house hunting, retail shopping, bar and restaurant locations. Lists and maps broken down by geographical areas.

Eastern Market

Headquarters at 2934 Russell, located on Russell between Mack & Gratiot (313) 833-9300 • www.easternmarket.org Open Saturdays, 6:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. This 11 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 and group tours are available.

Fox Theatre

2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 471-7000 www.313presents.com Over 80 years old, the Fox is the oldest surviving movie 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.


KNOW

Metro Detroit/Southeast Michigan is getting back to normal. However, residents and visitors alike are encouraged to stay current on any local restrictions and/or recommendations being suggested, requested or enforced.

Before You Go Guardian Building

500 Griswold St., Detroit 48226 (313) 963-4567 • www.guardianbuilding.com Built in 1928-29 this significant skyscraper is a National Historic Landmark and is considered one of the best examples of art-deco architecture. Standing tall at 40 floors, it is made of 1.8 million custom tangerine colored bricks and features glass from France, marble from Italy and Africa, Rookwood Pottery and Pewabic tile. The 5 story Michigan Mural and Tiffany clock make this Detroit gem a must see.

Huntington Place

One Washington Blvd., Detroit • (313) 877-8777 www.huntingtonplacedetroit.com The convention center is the 17th largest in the country hosting conferences, conventions, and trade shows. The People Mover has a station on the 4th floor and the largest MoGo bike share station. Huntington Place has a large art collection on display and houses an outlet of the Pure Detroit retail store.

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 Caesars Arena

2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit www.313presents.com • (313) 471-7000 Opened in the fall of 2017, this multi-purpose arena is the home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons. The eight story building is built in a bowl shape with its floor 40 feet below street level. Capacity of 20,000 seats for hockey games is the 2nd largest in the world. Concert calendar, game schedules and arena tour info is online.

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.

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.

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. Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Admission charge.

Midtown Detroit

3939 Woodward Ave., Ste. 100, Detroit (313) 420-6000 • 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.

RELOCATE 2 Metro Detroit™ offers pages of information that allows you to access websites or dial phone numbers to hundreds of locations and organizations. Please check with the organization or specific venue for updates regarding open dates, hours of operation and protocols that may be in place. Helpful information may also be found through the Detroit Convention and Visitor Bureau and/or the Detroit Regional Chamber.

Motown Historical Museum

2648 West Grand Blvd., Detroit (313) 875-2264 • motownmuseum.org Currently closed for expansion construction. Projected opening in spring 2022. Featuring the beginning of the Motown music empire; galleries featuring numerous displays and artifacts showcasing the major works of Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and more. Online gift shop.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure Center

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

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. Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. 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 sq. ft., houses General Motors World Headquarters, numerous offices, the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel, a food court, fine dining restaurants, specialty retail stores located on the Detroit River.

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 – the Aretha Franklin Ampitheatre.

www.visitdetroit.com or www.detroitchamber.com

Skillman Library

121 Gratiot, Detroit • (313) 481 -1850 www.detroitpubliclibrary.org Open Tuesday 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Thursday 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The nation’s most extensive public archive of automotive information including books, photographs, drawings and company histories are availbable by appointment. Call (313) 481-1862.

Tuskegee Airmen National Museum

Exhibits and artifacts located in the Coleman A. Young Gallery of the Charles H. Wright Museum of AfricanAmerican History. 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit 48201. Admission charge. Thursday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Historic Aircraft, all youth programs and administrative offices at the Coleman A. Young International Airport. 11499 Corner St., Detroit 48213 (313) 843-8849 • www.tuskegeemuseum.org Honors the legacy and achievements of the nations first all-black air fighter squadron.

The Heidelberg Project

Art Environment, 3600 Block of Heidelberg, Detroit 48207 • (313) 458-8414 www.heidelberg.org Artist Tyree Guyton has taken on urban blight and created an indoor/ outdoor art gallery incorporating found objects, sidewalks, vacant lots, and houses into his works. Log on for tour and lecture information.

Wayne State University Theatre & Dance

(313) 577-3508 • www.theatreanddance.wayne.edu Performance Spaces: • Hilberry Gateway - New performance complex for theatre, music, dance and art-related events. Coming Fall 2022. • Hilberry Theatre - Will be renovated to become the Gretchen Valade Jazz Center for music and dance performances. • Underground at the Hilberry - Open stage in the lower level of the Hilberry Theatre used for experimental and classroom productions. • Allesee Dance Theatre - Small theatre on the third floor of the Old Main Building. 63


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. Call to confirm hours.

Automotive Hall of Fame

21400 Oakwood, Dearborn (313) 240-4000 • www.automotivehalloffame.org Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. 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.

City Theatre

2301 Woodward, Detroit (313) 471-3465 • www.313presents.com Located inside Hockeytown Cafe in the District Detroit. This 430 seat theater hosts concerts, plays, etc.

Greenmead Historical Park

20501 Newburgh Road, www.Livonia.gov • (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 Rd, Grosse Pointe, (313) 881-4004 • www.gpt.org More than 400 members volunteer their talents, performing five plays, “main stage” plays and smaller “black box” productions. Lon on for more info.

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.

Hamtramck Historical Museum

In Oakland County

9525 Jos Campau St., Hamtramck 48212 (313) 262-6571 • www.hamtramckhistory.com Avon Players Focuses on Hamtramck’s great past, present and 1185 Washington, Rochester Hills 48306 future. Has a wide range of programs and services (248) 608-9077 • www.avonplayers.org including: slide/power point presentations, book Community theatre September - May. Youth theatre signings, guest lectures, craft demonstrations, ethnic in the summer. Call or log on for performance and cultural demonstrations (dance, song, etc.) video ticket information. presentations and school programs. Open Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 4 pm or by appointment.

Birmingham Bloomfield Art 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 children and adults puts on main stage productions involving dance, music and visual arts. Classes are offered for new actors ages 5-10.

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 • www.plymouthorchards.com 16 varieties of apples, cider mill, country store, petting farm, music offered most weekends. Seasonal.

Wyandotte Museum

2610 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte • (734) 324-7284 Admission fee. The museum is housed in the Victorian FordMac Nichol 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 The Henry Ford II. See documentary on how Ford Motor 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn Company built more than 8,500 B-24 (313) 982-6001 Liberator heavy bombers. Numerous aircraft www.thehenryford.org and artifacts on display from World War 1 Open 9:30a.m.-5:00p.m. Mondaythrough the Vietnam era and beyond including Sunday.Admission charge. The complex jet fighters and B-52 Stratofortress. Flight is America’s greatest history attracExperience rides on either a B-17 Flying tion. The past, present and future is Fortress or B-25 Mitchell bomber (at additional costs) are the ultimate represented in four distinct venues: ‘bucket list’ adventures for adults. the Museum exhibits 300 years of This small museum offers big history, Greenfield Village (seamemories and promises sonal, log onto website for hours) plenty of smiles. includes Main Street, railroad junction and Model-T rides, an IMAX theatre, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Benson Ford Research Center.

1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-0866 • www.bbartcenter.org The center offers studio classes, workshops, art history classes for all ages, art camps 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 features 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 to 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. (248) 645-3307 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 Museum (248) 645-3307 for more info.


Pine Knob Music Theatre

www.313presents.com Sashabaw Road off I-75, Clarkston 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 362 days a year. Features 125 acres of open natural habitats that are home to 230+ 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.

Holly Dickens Festival

Late November/Early December each year. www.hollydickensfestival.org Lose yourself to the “Spirit of Christmas” by being part of a very real, very unique “A Christmas Carol” immersion. Be part of the oldest and longest running Dickens Festival in the United States.

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/michigan 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. Closed Monday and Tuesday, 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 IS BACK! The parade is a televised event running down Main Street in Rochester in early December. Stake out your space early! The light show involves all buildings lit up with lights strung every six inches. A wonderful sight at night.

Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum 31005 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills (248) 626-5020 • www.313presents.com Listed as one of the most unusual museums in the country, there are thousands of toys, machines, and one of a kind collectibles.

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

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

Meadow Brook

(on Oakland University campus) Adams and Walton, Rochester, 48309 Amphitheatre - (313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com May through September serves as a popular outdoor entertainment venue. Pavillion and lawn seating. Home to Meadow Brook 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 23 fireplaces, 39 chimneys and 3 kitchens. It is the 4th largest historic house museum in the country. For special events and tours please call. Open daily year round. Fee.

Oakland County Fair

PO Box 365, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg 48350 (248) 634-8830 • www.oakfair.org This annual fair was founded in the 1880’s. 4-H fair memberships and event applications are available online.

Oakland County Farmers and Flea Market

2350 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford • (248) 858-5495 www.oakgov.com/parks/parksandtrails/farmers-market Open year round, but not on a daily basis, 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, Wednesday and Thursday for information and hours.

Olde World Canterbury Village

2359 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion 48360 (248) 391-5700 • www.canterburyvillage.com A designated historical landmark , the Village extends over 21 acres on the old Scripps Farm. There are specialty shops and restaurant on site along with cider mill. Call for hours.

Palazzo di Bocce

4291 S. Lapeer Rd, Orion Township (north of the Palace of Auburn Hills) (248) 371-9987 • www.palazzodibocce.com Closed Sundays and Mondays. 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.

Paint Creek Center for the Arts

407 Pine St., Rochester 48307 (248) 657-4110 • www.pccart.org Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) helps people in our region explore, experience, and share their creativity through art classes, exhibitions, outreach programs, community projects, and the annual Art & Apples Festival® – which was designated as one of the top 10 art festival in the entire nation in 2018 and 2019.

Ridgedale Players

205 W. Long Lake Road, Troy (248) 988-7049 • www.ridgedaleplayers.com One of the oldest community theatre groups in Michigan (over 75 years), with a junior actor program as well.

Rochester Hills Museum

1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester (at Van Hoosen Farm) (248) 656-4663 www.rochesterhills.org (Click on “Things to Do”) Open year round Friday and Saturday, 12:00-3:00 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 selfguided tour brochure is available at the museum. Streets bordering the area are Tienken, Washington and Runyon.

Sea Life Aquarium (at Great Lakes Crossing)

4316 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, 48326 (866) 622-0605 • www.visitsealife.com 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 hours and tickets.

Stagecrafters (at the Historic Baldwin Theatre)

415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak 48061 (248) 541-6430 • www.stagecrafters.org September through July. This theatre group presents musicals, comedies and dramas. Also special youth theatre programs.

Tree Runner Adventure Park

6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield 48322 (248) 419-1550 www.treerunnerparks.com/westbloomfield Over 100 obstacles and ziplines, numerous courses at a variety of levels. Seasonal park. Check website for hours. Also one in Rochester Hills.

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. 65


In Macomb County

All The World’s 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 aesthetic development 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.

Crocker House Museum

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.

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. Call for days and hours of operation.

Lorenzo Cultural Center

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

Macomb 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.

In Genesee County

Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill

14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights www.313presents.com This is an indoor and outdoor music and movie theatre surrounded by Freedom Hill County Park. It has pavilion and lawn seating.

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.”

Michigan Transit Museum

200 Grand Ave., Mount Clemens 48043 (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. Depot open every Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Richmond Community Theatre

69619 Parker Street, Richmond (586) 727-9518 • www.richmondtheatre.com For over 50 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. Call for days and hours of operation.

Birch Run

North on I-75 at Exit 136 (989) 624-6226 • www.premiumoutlets.com 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.

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.fentontheatre.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 https://flintchildrensmuseum.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. Call for hours.

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.

In Livingston County


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 - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 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 Flint Repertory 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 Repertory Theatre

1220 E. Kearsley, Flint (810) 237-1530 • https://flintrep.org Professional resident theatre company, drama school and theatre workshops.

For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum

2142 N. Genesee, Burton (810) 736-7100 ext. 892 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.

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.

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.

Sloan Museum at Courtland

(temporary exhibit space) 4190 E. Court St. Burton (810) 237-3450 • www.sloanlongway.org Visitors can enjoy weeing 30 historic cars from the vehicle collection, hands on traveling exhibits and a family play area.

Spicer Orchards Farm Market & Winery

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.

Hamburg Historical Museum

Howell Nature Center

7878 Brighton Rd., Brighton (810) 299-4130 • www.brightonperformingarts.com Located on the Brighton High School campus this venue presents arts and entertainment programming.

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.

Community Theatre of Howell

Hartland Players

Brighton Imagination Station

Brighton Center for the Performing Arts

1400 W. Grand River, 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.

Florence Dearing Museum

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.

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

City of Howell

611 E. Grand River Avenue, Howell 48843 (517) 546-3500 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and awarded a “Great American Main Street” designation in 2018, this charming downtown features the Annual Michigan Challenge Hotair Balloonfest, Melon Fest, and the Legend of Sleepy Howell premier halloween event. Numerous 19th century structures including the Livingston County Courthouse circa 1889.

1005 Triangle Lake, Howell 48843 (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. 400 Cedar Street, Brighton 48116 (248) 797-0829 • www.brightoncity.org 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.

Livingston Centre Historical Village

Fowlerville Family 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. 67


4078 N. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor 48104 www.kerrytown.com Located blocks from downtown Ann Arbor this historic area features a wide variety of specialty markets, unique gift shops and restaurants. Log on for a list of all the “goodness” waiting for you!

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

220 E, Ann St., Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 995-5439 • www.aahom.org Core to the museum’s mission is creating experiences for children. With four floors and more than 250 exhibits, special programs and workshops, this is a place to check out for the whole family.

Jiffy Mix

201 W. North St., PO Box 460 Chelsea 48118 (734) 475-1361 • www.site.jiffymix.com Home of the beloved cornbread muffin mix, this family owned business started as a flour mill in 1901. In 1930 the first prepared mix was sold. By making the “Jiffy” brand affordable they helped many families during and after the depression. Products, recipes and tour information is online.

110 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti 48197 (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. Open Thursday thru Sunday.

Purple Rose Theatre

137 Park Street, Chelsea 48118 (734) 433-ROSE www.purplerosetheatre.org Started by the talented actor and Michigander, Jeff Daniels, this playhouse showcases live theater year round. Also offers acting classes for all ages.

University Musical Society

825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 764-2538 • www.ums.org With a prestigious program of music, dance and theater, the UMS is a 2014 recipient of the National Medal of Arts, the highest public artistic honor awarded by the President of the United States. Housed in Hill Auditorium on the campus of the University of Michigan it is one of the oldest performing arts presenters in the country. With 60-75 performances and over 100 free educational activities each season UMS is a major contributor to the vibrant cultural community you will find in Washtenaw County.

Air Zoo

6151 Portage Rd., Kalamazoo (866) 524-7966 • www.airzoo.org This world class, Smithsonian affiliated aerospace and science museum features over 100 historic aircraft, flight simulators, experience theater, amusement rides, hands on exhibits and a restoration program for planes rescued from the bottom of Lake Michigan. Log on for hours and directions to the Flight Innovation and Discovery Centers.

Alden B. Dow Home & 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.

Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens

1809 Eastman Ave., Midland (800) 362-4874 • www.dowgardens.org Enjoy 4 miles of hard surfaced paths within acres of woodlands, orchards, and meadows. There is a playground, program shelter, cafe, and the nation’s longest Canopy Walk at 1,400 feet long, climbing up to 40 feet.

Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

1000 E. Beltline NE, Grand Rapids (888) 957-1580 •. www.meijergardens.org Ranked in the top 100 most visited art museums worldwide and billed as one of the nation’s most significant sculpture and botanic experiences. The 158-acre campus features numerous indoor and outdoor gardens and a tropical conservatory, nearly 300 permanent sculptures, amphitheater, musicconcerts, visiting and holiday exhibitions.

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1105 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 764-0478 • www.lsa.umich.edu/ummnh Enjoy natural history from the comfort of your home. Explore the numerous exhibits, virtual field trips and the planetarium and dome theater. Simply log on the website and explore – fabulous resource for classrooms, home schoolers and families.

University of Michigan 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 764-2538 • www.thehillauditorium.com The auditorium is the largest performance space on the University of Michigan campus. Opened in 1913 it has hosted countless performances over the years from Leonard Bernstein to Bob Marley to G-Easy. Known for its acoustical richness it is a venue of stunning design and programming that caters to all tastes.

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Matthaei Botanical Gardens And Nichols Arboretum

University of Michigan Gardens – 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor 48105 Arboretum – 1610 Washington Hts., Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 647-7600 The Gardens and Arboretum are both open to the public. At the Gardens you’ll find the conservatory; gift shop; classroom and meeting spaces; display gardens and many trails and natural areas. The Botanical Gardens are free and open 7 days a week. Jointly owned by the University of Michigan and the City of Ann Arbor, Nichols Arboretum is located on the U-M central campus next to the U-M hospital. The Arb is a haven for students, U-M and hospital staff, and visitors year-round. It’s also home to the and several collections of historic or native plants. The Arb is free and open 7 daysa week sunrise to sunset.

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 high lights 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.

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, From Metro Detroit you can easily reach the many wonders of Michigan. It adult art classes and boarding high school for visual and performing could be a fun day trip to Frankenmuth for a family chicken dinner or a weeklong arts students.

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tour above the Mighty Mac exploring the Upper Peninsula. Wherever you go the diversity of Michigan’s wonders will amaze and humble. From picture rocks and picturesque waterfalls to a presidential library and museum, resort beach communities, a “tunnel of trees” or wine tour, Michigan has it all. And when you are done, Metro Detroit will be waiting for your return so you can continue to explore its many wonders.


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Have Fun Exploring America’s Cool Climate Wine Region in Michigan

1505 Sand Point Road, Munising 49862 (906) 387-3700 www.nps.gov Hugging the south shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula, the best way to view the dramatic towering cliffs, waterfalls, beaches, and multi-color rock formations is by boat! The park also offers miles of trails, bogs, beaches, and campsites. It is a four-season recreation destination and a true Michigan treasure.

Zehnders of Frankenmuth

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

The longest freshwater coastline in the US stabilizes the climate and most vineyards are within 25 miles of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Lake Michigan allowing the insulating “lake effect” to extend 9922 Front St., Empire 49630 the growing season up to a month for a variety of grapes. There (231) 326-5134 www.nps.gov are 5 appellations in Michigan, each a little different in environOne of the most beautiful areas along Lake Michigan ment and feel. The Lake Michigan Shore and Fennville AVAs are (35 miles long). Stop at the Visitor’s Center, take a in the southwest corner of the State and the Leelanau seven-mile scenic drive or get out and climb the Peninsula, Old Mission Peninsula and Tip of the Mitt AVAs dunes! The dune climb is located off M-109 and is are along the northern most coastline of the lower complete with vending machines and bookstore. peninsula of Michigan. There are numerous wineries, S.S. Badger (Lake Michigan Car Ferry) tasting rooms and tours within each region. 701 Maritime Dr., Ludington 49431 All have received high ratings. (800) 841-4243 www.ssbadger.com So go have some fun! Sails mid-May through mid-October between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowac, WI (crossing time is 4 hours). Food and bar service, movies, TV, entertainment, City of Marshall outside decks, and on-board gift shop. (800) 877-5163 Visitor’s Center • www.marshallmi.org Located at the crossroads of I-69 and I-94, this city is a SS Silversides Submarine Museum Located in the Grand Traverse Bay area of Northern 1346 Bluff St., Muskegon 49441 perfect example of 19th century small town America. It has Michigan, the Peninsula features a wide variety of top (231) 755-1230 • www.silversidesmuseum.org been designated a National Historic Landmark District. attractions. The 35 miles of Sleeping Bear Dunes NaLocated on the south side of the Muskegon Lake Attractions include the landmark Memorial Fountain, tional Lakeshore has been voted “the most beautiful place Channel, this WWII submarine is credited with Cornwell’s Turkeyville professional dinner theatre, in America” by Good Morning America. Historic Fishtown sinking 23 major Japanese ships, received 4 American Museum of Magic, Governor’s Mansion (1839), is comprised of old weathered fish shanties on docks now Presidential Unit Citations and 12 Battle Stars Town Hall (1857), Post Office and U.S. Postal Museum, Barused for galleries, retail and restaurants. It still operates as for her service. The museum is also home to the ton theatre organ, and much more! one of the only working commercial fishing village in the Prohibition era Coast Guard Cutter McLane, State. The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail is divided into 3 mini-trails, one of the last of its class in existence. Sub-Tech Mackinac Island each with numerous stops for tasting rooms and beautiful classes are available for children and adults. (906) 847-3783 • www.mackinacisland.org views of the bay. Grand Traverse Lighthouse is a museum Tours daily. Log on for times depending on Step back in time to a unique setting undisturbed by modern complete with a climb to the tower, fog signal building and time of the year. means of transportation. Listen to the clip clop of horse shipwreck exhibit. Located at the tip of the peninsula in the drawn carriages shuttling residents and visitors alike to Tahquamenon Falls State Park Leelanau State Park. destinations around this jewel of an island located at the 41382 W. M123, Paradise MI, 49768 very tip of the mitt. Enjoy cocktails on the porch of the www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails Grand Hotel or dine in one of the restaurants along the (906) 492-3415 docks. Must do’s are a bike ride around the island, people 50,000 acres State Park with its centerpiece watching at the Pink Pony and of course unhindered fudge being the Tahquamenon River and its tasting whenever you can. Make the journey! waterfalls. A 4-mile River Trail connects the Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum Falls. The Upper Falls is one of the Located at Saginaw Valley State University largest waterfalls east of the 7400 Bay Rd., Saginaw 48170 Mississippi River with a drop (989) 964-7125 www.marshallfredericks.org of nearly 50 feet and more Over 2,000 objects and a sculptor’s studio are on exhibit. than 200 feet across. Well known locally for his downtown landmark “Spirit of West Coast Beaches Detroit”, the “Cross in the Woods” up north in Indian River & Communities and numerous pieces gracing local parks, churches and New Buffalo to Muskegon libraries in the Metro Detroit area. Mr. Fredericks lived and On the shores of southern worked in the Birmingham-Bloomfield area until his death Lake Michigan. Dotting in 1998. the coastline are many beautiful sandy beaches Michigan State Capitol and “quaint” and “not 100 N. Capital Ave., Lansing 48933 so quaint” towns and (517) 373-2348 • www.capital.michigan.gov cities offering great Dedicated in 1879. It was one of the first buildings to copy eating, shopping and the architecture of the Capital in Washington, DC. Designed antiquing. Enjoy the by Elijah E. Myers, call for tour information. many special events like Holland’s Tulip Festival Monroe County Historical Museum whichdraws thousands 126 S. Monroe, Monroe 48161 of visitors annually. (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.

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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! The Huron-Clinton Metroparks, one of the nation’s largest regional park systems, offer more than 25,000 acres of pristine parklands in 13 located across Southeast Michigan Huron-Clinton Metroparks (Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, Livingston and Metroparks Washtenaw counties). Head to the Huron-Clinton Metroparks for year-round outdoor recreation. The Metroparks host 7.3 million visitors each year! Call (810) 227-2757 or visit online at www.metroparks.com. 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.

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. 18-hole regulation golf course. Marshland Museum and Nature Center, nature trails. Three-mile paved hike/bike trail. (734) 379-5020.

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, open-air dance pavilion, tot lot, and nature study area. Naturalist-guided nature hikes. Ice skating and cross-country skiing in winter. (586) 463-4581.

Lower Huron Metropark (1,258 acres) near Belleville. Scenic park along the Huron

park along the Huron River, canoe launch, fishing, labyrinth and softball diamond. (734) 426-8211.

River with a parkway, picnic areas, playfields, fishing, 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.

Hudson Mills Metropark (1,549 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Along the Huron

Oakwoods Metropark (1,756 acres) in New Boston. Primarily a nature oriented site

Dexter-Huron Metropark (122 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Picnic- playground

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.

with 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.

Stony Creek Metropark (4,461 acres) in W. Shelby Township. Scenic, hilly country-

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.

side 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 crosscountry skiing. (586) 781-4242.

Indian Springs Metropark (2,547 acres) in White Lake. Hilly terrain and swamp

Willow Metropark (1,651 acres) near New Boston. Beautifully landscaped grounds

Kensington Metropark (4,486 acres) near Milford. Wooded, hilly terrain surrounds

Wolcott Mill Metropark

Huron Meadows Metropark (1,576 acres) south of Brighton. Paddle boats and

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. 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.

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surround the central plaza area, with swimming pool, bathhouse, food service, basketball, shuffleboard, softball, skate park, large tot lot, 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. (2,625 acres) in Ray Township west of New Haven. Historic grist mill and Farm Learning Center; tours available. 10 miles of equestrian trails. Open daily. (586) 752-5932 (farm).


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.

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

Addison Oaks, West Romeo Road, near Oxford. This scenic 1,140 acre park offers,

Orion Oaks, Clarkston Road, Orion Township. Nature preserve of more than 916 acres

Catalpa Oaks, on Catalpa Dr. in Southfield. Offers 25 acres of open space featuring six

Red Oaks, Madison Heights. The waterpark is located on 13 Mile Road and 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. soccer fields, a baseball diamond and softball field.

Glen Oaks Golf Course, 3 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. An 18-hole, par 70 course with facilities for weddings/receptions, banquets and golf outings.

Groveland Oaks, Dixie Highway at Grange Hall Road, Holly. This park offers camping

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.

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 state-of-the-art practice facility and driving range. The golf course’s picturesque clubhouse accommodates up to 450. 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. 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.

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.

Springfield Oaks, Andersonville Road near Hall Road, Davisburg. A large activity

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.

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.

Holly Oaks ORV Park,

Waterford Oaks, Watkins Lake in Waterford. Enjoy active recreation at this 185-acre

Independence Oaks, on Sashabaw Road in Clarkston. A naturally-maintained,

White Lake Oaks Golf Course, Williams Lake Road, White Lake Township. This

Highland Oaks (new to the park system), is located at the intersection of Milford

Dixie Hwy., Holly. Enter the park via Mt. Holly Ski Resort. Ticket sales can be purchased online and is highly recommended. Remember DNR ORV and ORV trail stickers are required ahead of time. Vehicles must have mufflers and spark arresters. Log on to www.oakgov.com or michigan.gov/dnr for rules and regulations. (248) 653-0710 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.

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. 18-hole, par 70 course has banquet facilities for up to 300.

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Michigan State Parks

Most state parks require a Recreation Passport which can be purchased at any within the Southeast park entrance. Both day passes and annual Michigan area permits are available. Hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased at any sporting goods store. The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for over 100 parks and operates 16 harbors on the Great Lakes. There are 306,000 acres with over 14,000 campsites and over 900 miles of trails. Log on to www.Michigan.gov/dnr for information about all of the state parks. Bald Mountain – Lake Orion, (248) 693-6767

Eleven lakes, two trout streams, a sandy beach, boat rental, waterpark, 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 (313)

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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.

821-9844. 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, nature center, lighthouse, Dossin Great Lakes Museum and numerous other park amenities.

Maybury State Park – Northville, (248) 349-8390

Brighton Recreation Area – Howell, (810) 229-6566

Pinckney Recreation Area – Pinckney, (734) 426-4913

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.

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, 15 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.

Mark Levine Lakelands Trail State Park – Pinckney, (734) 426-4913

A linear park, 34 miles long. Designed for hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.

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 and riding stables. 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, beach, camping. Pontiac Lake has bass, pike and panfish and excellent hunting areas.

Proud Lake Recreation Area –

Wixom, (248) 685-2433 This park has three lakes, hunting, Facts about the fishing, canoeing and campground with its own beach and boat launch. Cross-country skis and canoes Spanning more than 750 miles from west are available for rent. Riverhawk to east, the Great Lakes are one of the Lodge on site. world’s largest freshwater ecosystems. Seven Lakes State Park – 84% of North American’s surface fresh water Fenton, (248) 634-7271 (Enough to cover the contiguous U.S. States with Beautiful lakes, sandy beach a uniform depth of 9.5 feet of water!) for swimming, campground, boating and fishing. Picnic 21% of the worlds supply of surface fresh water shelter, grills and playground The Great Lakes Basin is home to nearly 25% equipment available for rent. of Canadian agricultural production and 7% of American farm production.

GREAT LAKES

William G. Milliken State Park & Harbor –

Has a population of more than 30 million people - roughly 10% of the U.S. Detroit, (313) 396-0217 population and more than 30% of Located close to Hart Plaza and the the Candadian population. 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), stables 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 Recreation Area – Marine City, (810) 765-5605.

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Atlas County Park; 9139 Hegel Road in Goodrich. A variety of terrain

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.

with fishing, kayaking/canoeing, nature trails for hiking and biking.

Genesee County Parks

Buell Lake County Park; 14098 Genesee Road in Clio. 213 acres includes baseball diamonds, fishing site, snowmobile area and radio-controlled model airplane field.

Davison Roadside County Park; 6160 Davison Road in Burton. Extra small in size but big on the peacefulness. Pavilions, playgrounds and beginners sledding hill.

Howell City Park – (517) 546-0693. Located in Howell at the corner of Thompson and Barnard Streets. The park has a beach, fishing, swimming, boat launch, softball diamonds, volleyball courts, sledding and tobogganing, playground. Lutz County Park – At Lutz and Cohoctah Roads in Deerfield Township. The

Flushing County Park; 4417 N. McKinley Road in Flushing. A little gem of a 105-acre park. Trails, ball diamonds, tennis courts, pavilions, fitness sections and an off-leash dog area.

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.

Genesee Recreation Area; 4540 acres including the 600-acre Mott Lake and Richfield County Park; 6322 N. Irish Road in Davison. Offers baseball diamonds, BMX bicycle motocross track, canoeing on the Flint River, tennis courts, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Bluegill Boat Launch, Bluebell Beach Splash Pad Playground and Goldenrod Disc Golf are also within the recreation area.

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.

Huron Meadows Metropark

Holloway Reservoir Regional Park; 7240 N. Henderson Road in Davison. Includes

(see Huron Clinton Metroparks)

Buttercup Beach, Toboggan Hill and the Elba Equestrian Complex. Fishing, canoe and boat launches, hiking, snowmobiling and, of course the 1,975-acre reservoir.

Lakelands Trail (see State Parks)

Linden County Park; 15349 S. Linden Road in Linden. A 135-acre park with ball diamonds, tennis courts, a beach on Byram Lake, sledding hill, pavilions and picnic areas.

picnic tables and access to the Flint River bike path.

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

Washtenaw County Parks

Island Lake Recreation Area (see State Parks)

Kensington Metropark

(see Huron Clinton Metroparks)

Pinckney Recreation Area Brighton Recreation Area (see State Parks)

Mt. Mounds ORV Park; 6145 E. Mt. Morris Road in Mt. Morris. The king of Michigan Stepping Stone Falls and Picnic Area; 5161 Branch Road in Flint. Waterfalls,

Parks & Open Spaces

Fillmore County Park – (517) 546-7555 198 acres located in Genoa Township midway between Howell and Brighton. It features a 5K trail, multi-use athletic field, parking and restrooms.

Everett Cummings Equestrian Center; 6130 E. Mt Morris Road in Mt. Morris. 690 acres of hiking or trail riding fun along the banks of the Flint River. Site of the Genesee County Fair. Has 100 group campsites, restrooms, show facilities, two outdoor and one indoor arenas and 160 stalls. Snowmobiling, Sled Dog training activities and waterfowl hunting in certain areas behind the Event Center. Elba Equestrian Complex; 1875 N. Elba Road in Lapeer. 4540 of natural beauty around a small island lake. Overnight camping with your horses. Some picnic tables and fire rings. Picket posts on each campsite.

off-road facilities. Everyday, all week, all year, all kinds of terrain. If you love going off road, this will be a great playground for you!

Livingston County

(see State Parks)

Macomb County Parks

Washtenaw County Parks, www.washtenaw.org. For more information about Washtenaw County Parks call (734) 971-6337 or log on to www.washtenaw.org/Parks-Recreation Border to Border Trail is a non-motorized pathway that connects cities and parks throughout the County. More than 40 miles exist in this ongoing project. There is an interactive map of all the trailheads online.

Independence Lake County Park is on Jennings Road in Whitmore Lake

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

and offers diverse habitats from wetlands to prairies. Special features include Blue Heron Bay Spray Park, boat launch, fishing, Red Hawk disc golf, swimming, picnic area, playgrounds and trails. (734) 449-4437.

numerous events including festivals, outdoor markets and concerts at the amphitheater. There is a playscape, bike path, nature trail and pavilions.

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center is on Washtenaw in Ann Arbor. The center is a space dedicated

Macomb Orchard Trail – (586) 979-7010. Shelby Township at 24

to fitness and offers a variety of classes featuring water aerobics, dance, basketball, badminton, volleyball, and pickleball. (734) 971-6355.

Pierce Lake Golf Course and Park South Main Street, Chelsea. This 18-hole championship

course has a pro shop, snack bar, and a 26 acre park along the shore of Pierce Lake at its northern boundary. A boardwalk and paved trail go through wetlands and the course is open for cross country skiing on the trails in winter months. www.piercelakegolf.com, (734) 475-5858.

Rolling Hills County Park is located on Stony Creek Rd. in Ypsilanti. 439 acres of year round recreation includes a water park, 18-hole disc golf, softball field, hiking trails, sledding, cross country skiing and lodge. (734) 484-9676.

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.

Stony Creek – (586) 781-4242. Utica and Rochester (see Huron Clinton Metroparks). Lake St. Clair – (586) 463-4581. Mount Clemens, on Lake St. Clair (See Huron Clinton Metroparks). Wolcott Mill – (586) 752-5932 (farm). Along the banks of the Clinton River in RayTownship (see Huron-Clinton Metroparks). 73


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 (734) 2611990, www.waynecounty.com .

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. Crosswinds Marsh Wetlands Preserve – 27600 Haggerty Road, Sumpter, be-

tween 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, inline 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 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.

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

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9311 Groh Rd., Grosse Ile 48138 • www.fws.gov This international refuge is the first and only refuge in North America managed by both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Canadian Wildlife Service. Located in the heart of a major metropolitan area the refuge consists of coastal wetlands, marshes, shoals, islands and waterfront parks stretching for 48 miles along the Detroit River and western Lake Erie shoreline. Humbug Marsh is a hot spot for fish spawning and is classified internationally as important to threatened and endangered wildlife species.

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.

Wayne County 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!

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.)


Canadian Connections

You can enter Canada from three places in lower Michigan: Detroit-Windsor 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.

Climate

Southeast Michigan is the warmest region in the state and has four distinct seasons. July is the hottest month, averaging 84° highs and 64° lows with about 3.5 inches of rain. January is the coldest, 32° highs/19° lows, with 14 inches of snow. Annual precipitation is about 38 inches of rain and approximately 45 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.

Communications

(Cable, internet, phone, satellite, broadband) • Apple ................................www.apple.com .............…....... (800) MY-APPLE Retail stores located in Ann Arbor, Clinton Township, Novi and Troy • AT&T ................................. www.att.com .................……...(800) 288-2020 • Xfinity .............................. www.xfinity.net ........................ (800) 266-2278 • DirecTV ............................. www.directv.com ..................... (888) 777-2454 • Dish Network ................. www.dishnetwork.com ............ (888) 825-2557 • Spectrum .……….……. www.spectrum.com .................(866) 874-2389 • TDS Metrocom ................. www.tdstelecom.com .............. (866) 571 -6662 • Verizon.............................. www.verizonwireless.com Log on for list of retail locations • Vonage............................... www.vonage.com .................. (800) 608-5590 • Wide Open West (WOW) www.wowway.com ................ (866) 496-9669

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: Gretchen Whitmer (D) P.O. Box 30013, Lansing, MI 48909 (517) 373-3400, (517) 335-7858 (Constituent Services) Lt. Governor: Garlin Gilchrist (D) Attorney General: Dana Nessel (D) Secretary of State: Jocelyn Benson (D) Treasurer: Rachael Eubanks (D) Judicial Branch Supreme Court and Court of Appeals • Public Information (517) 373-0129 (Circuit, District, Municipal and Probate Courts may also be found at courts.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 andlocal clubs in each community.

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 Print Disabled 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. Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (WLBPD) is a free service offered through the Ann Arbor District Library. Call (734) 327-4224 or log on to addl.org for information and appication form.

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 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

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Libraries

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Auto Licenses, Registration, and State Park “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’s 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 $12.00 (annual fee renewable with license tab). The fee is $17.00 when purchased without license plate tabs or at the park.

Metro Detroit Secretary of State Offices

Please note all offices have the same phone number – (888) 767-6424. Log on to www.michigansos.state.mi.us for continual updates. WAYNE COUNTY Belleville 164 E. Columbia, 48111 Brownstown 18412 Telegraph Rd., 48174 Canton 8565 N. Lilley 48187 Dearborn 5094 Schaefer, 48126 Detroit 2835 Bagley, 48216 Detroit East 14634 Mack Avenue, 48215 Detroit Livernois 17500 Livernois, 48221 Detroit – New Center 3046 W. Grand Blvd. 48202 Detroit – Northwest 20220 W. Seven Mile, 48219 Hamtramck 9001 Joseph Campau, 48212 Hazel Park 20809 Dequindre Rd, 48030 Inkster 26603 Michigan Ave., 48141 Livonia 17176 Farmington Rd., 48152 Redford 25700 Joy Road, 48239 Taylor 21572 Ecorse Rd., 48180 Trenton 3040 Van Horn, 48183 Westland 6090 N. Wayne Road, 48185 LIVINGSTON COUNTY Howell 1448 Lawson, 48843 GENESEE COUNTY Davison 300 N. Main, 48423 Flint 5512 Fenton Rd., 48507 Flint Downtown 408 S. Saginaw, 48502 North Genesee 4256 W. Vienna Rd. Clio 48420

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MACOMB COUNTY Chesterfield 51305 Gratiot, 48051 Clinton Township 37015 S. Gratiot, 48036 Romeo 71130 Van Dyke, 48065 Shelby Township 50640 Schoenherr, 48315 Eastpointe 18809 E. 9 Mile Rd., 48021 Sterling Heights 7917 19 Miles, 48314 Warren 11533 E. 12 Mile, 48093 OAKLAND COUNTY Clarkston 7090 Sashabaw Rd., 48348 Highland 672 N. Milford Rd., 48357 Novi 31164 Beck Rd., 48377 Oak Park 13401 W. 10 Mile, 48237 Pontiac 1270 Pontiac Rd., 48340 Rochester Hills 2250 Crooks Rd, 48309 Southfield Telex Plaza, 25263 Telegraph, 48033 Troy 1111 E. Long Lake, 48085 West Bloomfield 4297 Orchard Lake Rd, 48323 WASHTENAW COUNTY Ann Arbor 295 N. Maple Road, 48103 Chelsea 1113 M-52 48118 Ypsilanti 4675 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor 48108

EVERYTHING you need to know about Metro Detroit is just a click away! Get plugged in... join us @ www.facebook.com/MDdailyplug 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 or www.google.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 Detroit, Rochester Hills, Howell and Westland offer adoption, animal surrender and veterinary services. There are adoption services off-site at various Petco, Premier Pet Supply and Petsmart locations. Log on for detailed information.

Pet Adoption

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 Adopt or foster a great dog from this no kill shelter! Log on for pictures, applications, or information about how you can help.

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Veterans

VETERANS SERVICES

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

These offices are meant to help file claims with the federal government concerning health issues and appeals for veterans.

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.

1101 Beach St. #281, Flint 810-257-3068

John Dingell VA Medical Center 4646 John R., Detroit, (313) 576-1000, www.va.gov Community Clinic in Vet Centers in Flint (810) 720-2913 Dearborn (313) 277-1428 Pontiac (248) 332-4540 Detroit (313) 822-1141 Ann Arbor (734) 222-7600 Pontiac (248) 874-1015 Canton (734) 769-7100 Macomb County (586) 412-0107

GENESEE COUNTY

LIVINGSTON COUNTY

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

MACOMB COUNTY

21885 Dunham Rd., Ste. 3 Clinton Twp 586-469-5315

WAYNE COUNTY

400 Monroe, #405, Detroit 313-224-5045

OAKLAND COUNTY

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

WASHTENAW COUNTY

2155 Hogback Rd., Ann Arbor 734-973-4540

Michigan Department of Military & Veteran Affairs (517) 481-8001 www.michigan.gov/dmva Offers family and financial assistance, education and training, and healthcare resouces. Michigan Veteran’s Trust Fund (800) 642-4838 michiganveterans.com 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, Fenton, Howell, 6 in Oakland County, 5 in Macomb County, and 7 in Wayne County and 7 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.

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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

SHOPPING CENTERS AND MALLS Shopping Center/Mall

Location

Phone

Website

Birmingham Shopping District Briarwood Mall Fairlane Town Center Genesee Valley Center Great Lakes Crossing Green Oak Village Place Ikea Kerrytown Lakeside Mall Laurel Park Place Livingston Antique Outlet Macomb Mall Main Street Novi Town Center Oakland Mall The Mall at Partridge Creek Downtown Royal Oak Shops at the Renaissance Center Somerset Collection*

Birmingham Ann Arbor Dearborn Flint Auburn Hills Brighton Canton Ann Arbor Sterling Heights Livonia Howell Roseville Ann Arbor Novi Troy Clinton Township Royal Oak Detroit Troy

(248) 530-1200 (734) 769-9610 (800) 992-9500 (810) 732-4000 (248) 454-5000 (810) 225-0337 (734) 981-6300 (734) 662-5008 (586) 247-1590 (734) 462-1100 (517) 548-5399 (586) 293-7800 (734) 668-7112 (248) 347-3830 (248) 585-6000 (586) 226-0330 (248) 246-3000 (313) 567-3126 (248) 643-6360

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

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.thevorh.com www.westlandcenter.com

INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS Ambassador Bridge US Customs Office (313) 226-3141 • www.ambassadorbridge.com The bridge is North America’s #1 international border crossing. It spans the DetroitRiver 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 crossesover 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.

(*includes two sections: North & South)

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

Airports & Airlines

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 36 million people a year. The award winning McNamara Terminal features a major shopping experience!

Bishop International Airport (FNT) 3425 W. Bristol Rd.• Flint • (810) 235-6560 • www.bishopairport.org Conveniently located off I-75 and I-69, with four airlines, numerous non-stop flights, free Wi-Fi, business center, lounge, restaurant and bar, gift shop.

Livingston County Spencer J. Hardy Airport (OZW) 3399 County Airport Rd., Howell 48855 (517) 546-6675 • www.livgov.com

AIRLINE Allegiant American Airlines Delta United

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.

RESERVATIONS (702) 505-8888 (800) 433-7300 (800) 221-1212 (800) 864-8331

WEBSITE www.allegiant.com www.aa.com www.delta.com www.united.com

Oakland/Southwest Airport New Hudson • (248) 437-2333 Oakland/Troy Airport Troy • (248) 666-3900 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.

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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 (The Ride) (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) 996-0400 D-DOT 313-933-1300 • www.detroitmi.gov General, Route & Schedule Information. 35 routes covering Southfield to Lincoln Park and Livonia to Detroit. 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.

Detroit Metro Airport Terminal Guide McNamara Terminal AIRLINE Air France Delta

RESERVATIONS 800-237-2747 800-221-1212

WEBSITE www.airfrance.com www.delta.com

AIRLINE

RESERVATIONS

WEBSITE

Air Canada Alaska Air American Frontier Jet Blue Lufthansa Royal Jordanian Southwest SPIRIT United

888-247-2262 800-252-7522 800-433-7300 800-432-1359 800-538-2583 800-645-3880 212-949-0050 800-435-9792 855-728-3555 800-241-6522

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.spirit.com www.united.com

(Includes ASA and Comair)

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.semcoenergygas.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 There are 50 DWSD Water bill payment kiosk locations in and around the city. 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 forspecific information.

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) 858-0571 Washtenaw County – (734) 222-6720 Wayne County – (313) 967-6938

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. Online registration is also possible with a valid michigan drivers license or State ID. A list of these offices is provided in this section. Details and application requests at www.michigan.gov/sos.

North Terminal

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Sports & Recreation Professional Sports Teams of Southeast Michigan Detroit Lions (NFL) Ford Field Detroit (313) 262-2222 www.detroitlions.com

Detroit Pistons (NBA) Little Caesars Arena 313-PISTONS www.nba.com/pistons

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

Detroit Red Wings (NHL) Little Caesars Arena (313) 471-7575 www.nhl.com/redwings

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

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.

Top of Michigan Trails Council

(231) 348-8280 • www.trailscouncil.org 300 miles of trails and maps listed online.

Boating

Rouge River Watershed Friends of the Rouge River

Watershed, Wayne County Parks, and the eleven communities along the route are developing a water trail from Canton to the Detroit River. Log on for more information. www.therouge.org

Clinton River Watershed offers miles of canoeing and kayaking opportunities. Log on to www.crwc.org for exact locations and details!

Huron Clinton Metroparks have boat launches, slips and storage available at

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

Metro Area Sports & Recreation Websites

Department of Natural Resources

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

Michigan Boating

www.mhsaa.com

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 numerous 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

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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. 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.

Bocce

Palazzo di Bocce

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!”

Bowling

USBC Metro Detroit Association

28200 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village 48076 (248) 443-2695 www.mdusbc.com “Find a league near you!”

Car Racing

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.lapeerinternationaldragway.com

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

Rouge River Watershed in the City of Detroit, Wayne,

Washtenaw, and Oakland Counties. The Rouge River has numerous lakes and parks that allow fishing. Log on for the fishing guide and species list. (734) 927-4900 www.therouge.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.

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.


Hunting

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Golf

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

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.

Michigan Womens Golf Association

Michigan Bow Hunters

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

39255 Country Club Dr., Ste B40, Farmington Hills, 48331 (248) 478-9242 www.gam.org Offers memberships, golf day calendar, course finder and more.

Michigan Golf

www.mwgolf.org Website includes information about membership, events, programs, local league results and contact numbers.

Hockey

Michigan Amateur Hockey Association

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

www.usahockey.com

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

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 schedules can 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.

Horseback Riding

Huron Clinton Metroparks

Oakland County Parks

(888) ocparks • www.oakgov.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.

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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) 648-7275 for details.

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.

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) 284-6057 www.mdnr-elicense.com

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.

Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena

Downtown Ann Arbor • www.a2gov.org (734) 794-6234

Lacrosse

Champion Lacrosse

30700 Telegraph, Ste. 3655, Bingham Farms 48025 248-255-1287 • www.store.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.

UPPER PENINSULA

Husky Haven Kennels, Shingleton MI (906) 452-6014 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 on Facebook Team Evergreen Kennel, Skandia MI (920) 621-9433 www.teamevergreenkennel.com

LOWER PENINSULA 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. 81


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Raceway (Horse)

With 40 ski areas, 250 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!

Northville Downs

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

Running

Alpine Valley Ski Area (White Lake, MI) (248) 887-2180 • www.skialpinevalley.com

www.runningintheusa.com

There are a variety of running clubs for all levels in Metro Detroit. Active organizations can be found in Detroit, Allen Park, Belleville, Woodhaven, Riverview, Grosse Ile, Northville and Canton 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, Clinton and Macomb Townships offer clubs in Macomb County. The Brighton and Howell clubs are located in Livingston County, with the Ann Arbor club in Washtenaw County.

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 (Belmont, 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) 668-6628 • www.crystalmountain.com The Homestead of Glen Arbor (Glen Arbor, MI) (231) 334-5000 • www.thehomesteadresort.com Indianhead (Wakefield, MI) (800) 346-3426 • www.bigsnow.com Marquette Mountain (Marquette, MI) (906) 225-1155 • www.marquettemountain.com

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 the Relocation Guide.

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 DNRlicense (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

Mt. Bohemia (in the UP’s Keweenaw Peninsula) (906) 289-4105 • www.mtbohemia.com

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.

Mt. Brighton Ski Area (Brighton, MI) (810) 229-9581 • www.mtbrighton.com

Soccer

Mt. Holly (Holly, MI) (248) 634-8269 • www.skimtholly.com

For women 18+, with 18+ and 30+ leagues. There are over 30 team throughout the Metro Detroit area.

Nubs Nob (Harbor Springs, MI) (231) 526-2131 • www.nubsnob.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) 885-5209 • www.porkies.ski Shanty Creek Resort (Bellaire, MI) (866) 695-5010 • www.shantycreek.com

Great Lakes Womens Soccer - glwsl.org

Michigan State Youth Soccer Association 9401 General Drive, Suite 120 • Plymouth 48170 (734) 459-6220 • 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.

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

Michigan Masters Swimming

Swiss Valley Ski Area (Jones, MI) (269) 244-5635 • www.skiswissvalley.com

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

Treetops Resort (near Gaylord, MI) (866) 348-5249 • www.treetops.com

WASHTENAW COUNTY The Border-to-Border (B2B) Trail is a partially constructed non-motorized trail in Washtenaw County. The trail is planned to cover approximately 35 miles from Livingston County to Wayne County along the Huron River.

Photo courtesy of Boyne USA

Iron Belle Trail – The goal of the Iron Belle Trail is to allow travelers the opportunity to hike or bicycle on a continuous trail from Belle Isle in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula to Ironwood in the Northern Peninsula. The 1,273-mile hiking route uses existing multi-use trails that have been developed by local units of government, counties, and the State. The Border-to-Border Trail has been incorporated into this statewide trail, which runs through the City of Dexter.


Metro Detroit is a hiker and biker paradise with each county in the metro area having numerous trails for you to explore. Some trails (or parts of trails) even allow horses to share the space with hikers and bikers. Some of the trails are repurposed rail lines that give you a feel for how the area developed before cars took over. Here are some of the trails you may want to consider. So GET OUT, SADDLE UP and RIDE, RIDE, RIDE!!! rea

oit A r t e D Hiking and B ro iking Around the Met NTY U The Clinton River O C Trail extends for 16 miles WAYNE

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.

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.

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.

Locations, trail heads, maps and trail The Grosse Ile Trail is located downriver; runs 6.2 miles along activities can be found on Michigan the entire length of Grosse Ile. State, Metro and County Park systems websites. Or you can Dequindre Cut Greenway is a paved path log on to www.traillink.com just over a mile long in downtown The Huron Valley Trail is an extensive network connecting to get needed information. Detroit. The trail has separate 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.

25 miles of trails, including Kensington MetroPark in Milford and Lyon Oaks County Park in Wixom.

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 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.

lanes for 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.

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Black Creek Nature Trail is in Davison Township and runs along Black Creek to join with the Abernathy Park Trail located in the city of Davison.

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.

George Atkins Jr. Recreational Trail runs 7.5 miles along Pine Run Creek in the city of Clio in Vienna Township. The wide concrete path travels through a series of tunnels and bridges for an uninterrupted ride. Flushing Riverview Trail is only 1.4 miles starting at the Main Street bridge but travels through forest and wetlands along the Flint River. It includes a 72 foot bridge over Cole Creek and a 200 foot bridge over the Flint River.

B MACOM COUNTY 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 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 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 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.

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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.

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. 83


Health Care

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

WAYNE COUNTY Ascension St. John Detroit Riverview Center

Kresge Eye Institute

Ascension St. John Hospital at Moross

Karmanos Cancer Institute (Detroit Headquarters)

7633 E. Jefferson • Detroit 48214 (866) 501-3627 • www.healthcare.ascension.org 22101 Moross • Detroit 48236 (313) 343-4000 • www.healthcare.ascension.org Numerous clinics and centers, check website.

Advantage Health Centers

(313) 416-6202 www.ahcdetroit.org Log on for locations in Detroit that include a childrens dental center.

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

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

HOSPICE/ HOME CARE Michigan Home Care & Hospice Association

4100 John R • Detroit 48201 2140 University Park Dr., Ste. 220, (800) KARMANOS (800-527-6266) Okemos 48864 www.mhha.org www.karmanos.org (517) 349-8089 Numerous treatment locations include Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston and Farmington Advocate and resource Hills in Oakland County; McLaren-Macomb for in-home health and McLaren-Flint Hospital in Genesee County. care services.

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.

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

MACOMB COUNTY

Henry Ford Medical Center - New Center One

Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital

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

3031 West Grand Blvd. • Detroit 48202 (313) 916-2600 • www.henryford.com Numerous clinics and centers, check website.

Beaumont - Wayne

Henry Ford Medical Center - Cottage

Ascension St. John Hospital at 23 Mile

Beaumont - Taylor

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital

Harbor Oaks Hospital

Beaumont - Trenton

St. Joseph Mercy Canton

Henry Ford Health System

Beaumont - Dearborn

33155 Annapolis St. • Wayne 48184 (734) 467-4000 • www.beaumont.org 10000 Telegraph • Taylor 48180 (313) 295-5000 • www.beaumont.org 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

159 Kercheval • Grosse Pointe Farms 48236 (313) 640-1000 • www.henryford.com 2333 Biddle • Wyandotte 48192 (734) 246-6000 • www.henryford.com

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.stjoeshealth.org

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

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 84

Area Agencies on Aging

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 29100 Northwestern Hwy, Ste. 400, Southfield 48034 (800) 852-7795 • www.aaa1b.org Macomb County Access Location 39090 Garfield, Ste. 102, Clinton Twp. 48038 (586) 226-0309 Serves Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw Counties.

Detroit Agency on Aging 1-A 1333 Brewery Park Blvd., Ste. 200 Detroit 48207 (313) 446-4444 • www.detroitseniorsolution.org Serves the City of Detroit, Highland Park, all of Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods.

The Senior Alliance, Inc. Area Agency on Aging 1-C 5454 Venoy Rd., Wayne 48184 (734) 722-2830 • www.thesenioralliance.org Serves Southern and Western Wayne Couny.

11800 E. 12 Mile Road • Warren 48093 (586) 573-5000 • www.healthcare.ascension.org (Please note there are also numerous clinics). 17700 23 Mile Rd., Macomb 48044 (586) 416-7500 • www.healthcare.ascension.org (Child Mental Health and Substance Abuse) 35031 23 Mile • New Baltimore 48047 (586) 725-5777 • www.harboroaks.com www.henryford.com • Henry Ford Macomb 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

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 Brighton Center for Recovery

Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital

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

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

William Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak

St. Joseph Mercy, Brighton Hospital

3601 W. 13 Mile • Royal Oak 48073 (248) 898-5000 • www.beaumont.org Numerous centers throughout the area.

7575 Grand River • Brighton 48114 (810) 844-7575 • www.stjoeshealth.org

St. Joseph Mercy, Livingston Hospital

William Beaumont Hospital – Troy

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

44201 Dequindre • Troy 48098 (248) 964-5000 • www.beaumont.org

WASHTENAW COUNTY

Beaumont – Farmington Hills

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

Detroit Medical Center Childrens Hospital of Michigan - Troy

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor

350 W. Big Beaver, Troy 48084 (248) 524-7180 • www.childrensdmc.org

5301 McCauley Dr. • Ypsilanti 48197 Mail: P.O. Box 995 • Ann Arbor 48106 (734) 712-3456 • www.stjoeshealth.org

DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital

St. Joseph Mercy Reichert Health Center

Henry Ford Health System

University of Michigan Health System

5333 McAuley Dr., Ste. 1007, Ypsilanti 48197 (734) 712-5300 • www.stjoeshealth.org

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

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.

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

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.stjoeshealth.org

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

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McLaren-Oakland

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.

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea

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

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

MICHIGAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

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Veterans Administration (VA)

Ann Arbor Healthcare System 2215 Fuller Rd. • Ann Arbor 48105 (734) 769-7100 • www.annarbor.va.gov

GENESEE COUNTY

Ascension Genesys Hospital

1 Genesys Parkway • Grand Blanc 48439 (810) 606-5000 • www.healthcare.ascension.org Hurley medical Center

1 Hurley Plaza • Flint 48503 (810) 262-9000 • www.hurleymc.com

McLaren - Flint

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

ES ILITI C FA L The Detroit Metro area is fortunate to have CA superb medical facilities. US News & World Report I D evaluated 162 hospitals in Michigan. This is how Metro Detroit was represented in this ranking.

1 University of Michigan Hospitals/ Michigan Medicine – Ann Arbor

12 Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital – West Bloomfield

2 Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak

13 Ascension Genesys Hospital – Grand Blanc Henry Ford Macomb Hospital – Clinton Township

3 Beaumont Hospital – Grosse Pointe Beaumont Hospital – Troy 7 St Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital – Ann Arbor 9 Henry Ford Hospital – Detroit 10 Ascension Providence Hospital – Southfield Beaumont Hospital – Dearborn

17 Ascension St. John Hospital – Detroit St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital – Pontiac 22 Hurley Medical Center – Flint 23 McLaren Flint Hospital – Flint Source: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/mi

LIVINGSTON COUNTY Brighton Health Center

(University of Michigan Health Center) 8001 Challis Road • Brighton 48116 (810) 227-9510 • www.uofmhealth.org 85


Business Connections County Support Services

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

OAKLAND COUNTY - Advantage Oakland www.oakgov.com/advantageoakland 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. Home to over 1,000 international firms from 40 countries.The county ranked 13th nationally in total exports producing $14.5 billion in merchandise. Advantage Oakland www.oakgov.com/advantageoakland • (248) 858-0720 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

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Business/Professional Connections • Accents International, LLC Located in Ann Arbor (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 P.O. Box 54, Clawson 48017 (248) 430-5855 • www.apacc.net

• 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

Henry Ford Community College • 5101 Evergreen, Dearborn 48128 (313) 317-1556 • www.hfcc.edu/eli • French American Chamber of Commerce c/o Clayton and McKervey PC, 2000 Town Center, Ste 1800, Southfield 48075 (248) 365-0535 • www.faccmi.org

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• Asian Center of Southest Michigan 24666 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield 48075 (248) 277-4374 • www.asoamcentersemi.org

• 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

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• The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE) (871) 223-3322 • www.tie-detroit.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 43843 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Twp 48038 (586) 228-2576 • www.iaccm.net • Japan America Society of Michigan and Southwestern Ontario One Woodward Ave, Suite 1900, 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 • Michigan Israel Business Accelerator P.O. Box 2147, Southfield 48037 (313) 462-2880 • www.michiganisrael.com • Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce PO Box 397, New Baltimore 48047 (248) 792-2763 • www.mhcc.org • The Michigan Language Center 715 E. Huron St., Ste. 1W, Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 663-9415 • www.mlc.edu • Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, SACC-Detroit c/o 2000 Town Center, Ste. 1800, Southfield 48075 www.saccdetroit.org

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MACOMB COUNTY Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development Vicky Rowinski, CEcD (586) 469-5285 • www.ped.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 St. Clair Michigan Works

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.velocity-center.com The Center is a Pure Michigan SmartZone serving as a hub for business incubation and economic development targeting defense, homeland security, and advanced manufacturing.

WAYNE COUNTY Wayne County Economic Development Wafa Dinaro,MPA, Executive Director (313) 967-2376 • 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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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 WASHTENAW COUNTY Office of Community and Economic Development Ms. Teresa Gillotti, Director 415 W. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (734) 554-6748 • www.washtenaw.org/OCED

Ann Arbor SPARK

(a catalyst for economic development for the greater Ann Arbor region) Mr. Paul Krutko, President and CEO 330 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (734) 761-9317 www.annarborusa.org SPARK Central Innovation Center located at this location.

SPARK East Innovation Center 215 W. Michigan Avenue Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (734) 372-4070

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.


LIVINGSTON COUNTY The Economic Development Council of Livingston County Contracted through Ann Arbor SPARK of Livingston County Brighton and Howell, Livingston Offices (248) 767-3657 • 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's business attraction efforts. This collaborative effort fuses on developing businesses already located in the region and attracting new growing businesses to Livingston County. GENESEE COUNTY Flint & Genesee Group, Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance Tyler Rossmaessler, Executive Director (810) 600-1433 • www.flintandgenesee.org The Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance is a division of the Flint & Genesee Group, which offers business develeopment support to help develop a stronger Genesee County. 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.

International

The Southeast Michigan region is home to thousands of foreign companies because of its location and proximity to automotive technology, engineering talent, and advanced manufacturing technology.

Cable, Internet, Radio, Newspapers

METRIC CONVERSION TABLES

For Imperial and Metric measurement conversion information, log on to 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.com or 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

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 Canadian Broadcasting www.bbc.com www.cbc.ca Euro News Sky News www.euronews.com www.news.sky.com 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

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.apstudents.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.

Consulate General Offices Note: This is not a complete list.

CANADA – 600 Renaissance Center, Ste. 1100, Detroit 48243 (313) 567-2340 www.international.gc.ca Information regarding short and long term visas, application for permanent residence, requirements of US citizens studying in Canada. CHILI – 1342 Three Mile Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms, 48230 (313) 407-9236 www.chileanconsulatedetroit.org FRANCE – Jean Mallebay - Vacqueur, Honorary Consulate 500 Woodward Ave., Ste. 3500, Detroit 48226 (313) 965-8381 IRAQ – 16445 W. 12 Mile, Southfield 48076 (248) 423-1250 www.mofa.gov.iq ITALY – 400 Renaissance Center, Suite 950, Detroit 48243 (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) 763-9963 www.lebanonconsulategdetroit.org MEXICO – 1403 E. 12 Mile, Madison Heights 48071 (248) 336-0320 www.consulmex.sre.gob.mx POLAND – 150 W. Jefferson, Detroit 48226 (313) 496-7600 plindetroit.pl ROMANIA – 777 Woodward Ste. 300, Detroit 48226 (313) 442-1320 www.romaniaconsulate.com SWEDEN – Honorary Consulate: Lennart Hohansson 7352 Parker Rd., Saline 48176 (734) 944-8111 NOTE: For U.S. citizens a detailed list of American Embassies in foreign countries can be found at USEmbassy.gov

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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. Log on to website to find regional business development managers. For more information contact any one of these organizations or visit their websites.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Quentin L. Messer, Jr., CEO Josh Hundt, Chief Business Development Officer (517) 335-7950 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 • J.D. Collins, State 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 10 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

Greater Washtenaw Region (Serves Livingston and Washtenaw Counties)

Host: Washtenaw Community College (734) 477-8762

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

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

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 representative of the 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 & Genesse Economic Alliance (810) 600-1432 www.ptacsofmichigan.org The Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) of Michigan are not-for-profit 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)

(313) 224-0389 (Office of the Assessor) www.detroitmi.gov A collaborative program between the City of Detroit, Wayne County and the State to give tax incentives to residents and businesses. There are designated areas within the city and specific qualifications. Log on for active areas and expiration dates.


AUTOMATION ALLEY

University Research Corridor

Britany Affolter-Caine, Executive Director (734) 678-8939 • 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 Sweeny, Manager of Communications 1 Woodward Ave, #1900, Detroit 48226 (313) 964-4000 • 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 ublic 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 Metro Convention and Business Bureau 211 W. Fort Street, Ste. 1000, Detroit 48226 (313) 202-1800, www.visitdetroit.com

Small Business Administration - Michigan District 477 Michigan Ave., Ste. 1819, McNamara Bldg., Detroit 48226 (313) 226-6075, www.sba.gov

International Business Center 2675 Bellingham Dr., Troy, 48083 Toll Free: 1 (800) 427-5100 www.automationalley.com/programs/International-Business-Center.aspx

The International Business Center is located inside Automation Alley Headquarters. The IBC provides 90 days of complimentary soft-landing space for foreign companies to use as a home base while exploring opportunities to do business in Michigan. The 3,200-square-foot space includes: • Meeting rooms with state-of-the-art communications technology • Private office space for meetings with partners and clients around the globe • Open office areas featuring laptop worktables and other business resources With convenient access to Automation Alley’s International Business Services staff, international companies also receive: • Assistance with site selection to establish permanent operations in the region • Introductions to potential business partners, clients and employees

Workforce Intelligence Network

Michele Economou-Ureste, Executive Director 25363 Eureka Rd., Taylor 48180 (313) 744-2946 • www.winintelligence.org Collaboration between 10 community colleges, 7 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

1050 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)

440 Burroughs, Ste. 205, Detroit 48202 (313) 309-4149 • www.doi.wayne.edu Offers various programs that provide a “crash course” into Metro Detroit 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

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Ms. Maureen Donohue Krauss, President & CEO 1001 Woodward Avenue, Ste. 800, Detroit MI 48226 (313) 518 5600 • www.detroitregionalpartnership.com welcome@detroitregionalpartnership.com

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The Detroit Regional Partnership is an economic development nonprofit serving Southeast Michigan’s 11-county region. Founded in 2019 by a group of business and philanthropic CEOs, the organization is focused on marketing the region to out-of-state and international companies to attract investments and jobs.

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Monroe County Economic Development Corporation 125 E. Second Street Monroe, MI 48161 (734) 240-7003

Monroe County Business Development Corporation Mr. Tim Lake, President & CEO 9 Washington Street Monroe, MI 48161 (734) 241-8081 www.monroecountybdc.org OTHER NUMBERS Clerk (734) 240-7020 Treasurer (734) 240-7365 Sheriff (734) 240-7700

Population 154,809 Administrative Center Mrs. Karry Hepting, County Administrator 200 Grand River Avenue Port Huron, MI 48060 (810) 989-6900 www.stclaircounty.org

St. Clair

Population 160,383 (2020 Census)

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OTHER NUMBERS Clerk 810) 985-2200 Treasurer (810) 989-6915 Sheriff (810) 987-1700 County Parks (810) 989-6960

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Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County Dan Casey, CEO 100 McMorran Blvd. 4th Floor, Ste B Port Huron, MI 48060 (810) 982-9511 www.edascc.com

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) 818-4252

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OTHER NUMBERS Clerk (810) 667-0356 Treasurer (810) 667-0239 Sheriff (810) 664-1801 Parks Department (810) 245-4794

Lapeer County Administrative Center Mr. Martin Marshall, County Administrator 114 E. Front, Adrian, MI 49221 (Physical) 301 N. Main Street, Adrian, MI 49221 (Mailing) (517) 264-4508 www.lenawee.mi.us

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Leads and coordinates economic development throughout Lapeer County and provides a link between Federal, State and Local government and businesses interested in doing business in the County.

Lenawee Now/Lenawee Economic Development Mr. James E. Van Doren, Executive Director 5285 US 223, Adrian, MI 49221 (517) 265-5141 www.lenaweenow.org

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Lapeer

PopulaCotunty ion 88,619

Lapeer Development Corporation Mr. Sam Moore, Executive Director 449 McCormick Drive, Lapeer, MI 48446 (810) 667-0080 www.lapeerdevelopment.com

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Administrative Center Mr. Michael Bosanac, Administrator/Chief Financial Officer 106 E. First Street Monroe, MI 48161 (734) 240-7020 www.co.monroe.mi.us

Administrative Center Mr. Quentin Bishop, County Controller 255 Clay Street, Lapeer, MI 48446 (810) 667-0366 www.lapeercountyweb.org

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Detroit Regional Partnership

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Administrative Center Dr. Brian Boggs, County Coordinator Surbeek Building 201 N. Shiawassee Street Corunna, MI 48817 (989) 743-2222 www.shiawassee.net Shiawassee County Community Development Peter Preston, Director Surbeek Building 201 N. Shiawassee Street Corunna, MI 48817 (989) 743-2396 www.shiawassee.net/community-development

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) Michigan Recycling Coalition (MRC) www.michiganrecycles.org (517) 974-3672 Next Energy 461 Burroughs Street, Detroit, 48202 www.nextenergy.org (313) 833-0100

Lenawee County

Population 99,423 (2020 Census)

OTHER NUMBERS Clerk (517) 264-4599 Treasurer (517) 264-4554 Sheriff (517) 263-0524

Shiawassee County Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership Justin Horvath, President & CEO 215 N. Water Street, Ste 200 Owosso, MI 48867 (989) 725-9241 www.sedpweb.org OTHER NUMBERS Clerk (989) 743-2242 Treasurer (989) 743-2224 Sheriff (989) 743-3411 County Parks (989) 743-2222

Shiawassee County

Population 68,094 (2020 Census)

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments 1001 Woodward Ave. Ste. 1400, Detroit, 48226 www.semcog.org (313) 961-4266 Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum www.smsbf.org (734) 464-8353 The Greening of Detroit 13000 W. McNichols, Detroit 48235 (313) 237-8733 www.greeningofdetroit.com


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 Queen, (734) 821-0070 • www.annarborusa.org Ann Arbor SPARK is the point organization for economic development across Washtenaw and Livingston Counties. 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 Washtenaw and Livingston Counties by offering programs, resources and proactive support to business at every stage, from start-ups to large organizations looking for expansion opportunities.

Automation Alley

Macomb – OU INCubator

Julie Gustafson, Executive Director (586) 884-9320 • www.macouinc.org The Macomb-Oakland University Incubator is a partnership between Oakland University, the City of Sterling Heights and Macomb County. It supports economic development in Southeast Michigan by accelerating high-tech businesses, cultivating academic innovation and encouraging research & development. Located in Sterling Heights’ defense corridor, the Macomb-OU Incubator provides support services to entrepreneurs and targets startups in defense, homeland security, advanced manufacturing and technology.

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 helps businesses embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution by equipping them with the knowledge and tools to develop a software-first mindset that leverages the intersections of advance technologies, systems and people to jumpstart or accelerate the digital pathway to success.

Oakland University INCubator

Detroit Region Aerotropolis

Centrepolis Accelerator

Christopher J. Girdwood, Executive Director (734) 992-2238 • www.detroitaero.org The Detroit Region Aerotropolis is a four-community, two-county public-private economic development partnership focused on driving corporate expansion and new investments around Wayne County Airport Authority’s airports: Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Willow Run Airport. It promotes greenfield expansion in Southeast Michigan, offering development-ready land centered in an expansive network of transportation infrastructure including two airports, three major interstates, and five Class-A rail lines.

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.

Dan Radomski, Director (248) 204-2452 • www.centrepolisaccelarator.com A campus for innovation, knowledge 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 Kimberly Palter, Director of Marketing & 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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