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A Great Place to Call Home

If you’re looking for a town offering cultural diversity, Farmington Hills, Michigan is a great place to start. This international community offers quiet neighborhoods, top rated schools, over 600 acres of parks open to the public, and recreational and cultural programs for all ages. It stands to reason why companies from across the globe have chosen Farmington Hills as the premiere town to do business. The residents of this town speak over 80 languages making it one of the most cultural diverse cities in the state of Michigan. Despite the vast cultural differences Farmington Hills has still kept its small town charm, mainly due to the close ties it shares with the historic city of Farmington.

Farmington Hills MichiganLocation

The second largest city in Oakland County, Farmington Hills had a population of 79,740 as of the 2010 census. Farmington Hills is part of an upscale neighborhood located in the Metro Detroit area, and only 33 miles North East of Ann Arbor. 33.31 Square miles of the town is land mass, while 0.03 square miles is water. If you’re looking for a safe place to raise a family you’ve hit the jackpot. Farmington Hills has consistently been rated one of the safest towns across the nation as well as in its home state of Michigan. In 2010 the diverse town of Farmington Hills was ranked as the 30th safest city in America.

 

Why Consider Farmington Hills? So many reasons….Farmington Civic Theater

Farmington Hills boasts of a newly renovated downtown, a vintage cinema, plenty of restaurants, numerous art galleries,
 exotic car dealerships, Heritage Park (and other public parks), and it’s bursting with boutiques. There are many historic sites worth mentioning including the Governor Warner mansion, and the Longacre House. As a matter of fact; there are over 70 historic properties and sites maintained by its owners.

The Farmington Hills, Holocaust Memorial Center is the only Holocaust Memorial in the state of Michigan.

Because Farmington Hills is a cultural diverse community, there are many cultural arts programs for all ages. There are cultural music events, summer concerts, a youth theater, classes and workshops, art exhibits, and festivals for residents and visitors to enjoy year round. 

For golf lovers, check out the all new Farmington Hills Golf Club. The 70,000 square foot ice arena is open all year round and offers concession stands, locker rooms, party rooms, and more. If you have a cuddly canine at home, a day at the William Grace Dog Park will have him begging for more days out.

Farmington Hills ParksThe residents of Farmington Hills enjoy aquatics year round at the Costick Center.  Take a leisurely swim, enroll your children for swimming lessons, or take a class in water fitness. The recreation division offers a wide range of activities for everyone from after school recreation, holiday programs, campouts, hay rides, sports, specialty classes, and more.

Senior Citizens age 50+ of Farmington Hills can stay active with a wide variety of programs offered to them. Programs such as health and wellness, fitness, computer classes, and community based services are available to the senior citizens of Farmington Hills.

 

A Brief History

A Quaker by the name of Arthur Power from Farmington, New York was the first white settler to make a land purchase in 1823. The town became known as Quakertown until Power decided to change the name after his hometown of Farmington, New York. Several villages along with Farmington Township incorporated into the city of Farmington Hills in 1973.

Each year the city of Farmington Hills celebrates their heritage by holding a Founders Festival, a tradition that began in 1964.

Farmington Hills School System

Farmington Hills includes two parochial schools, several private schools, 4 high schools, 2 middle schools, 2 upper elementary schools, and 9 elementary schools. Farmington Hills is also home to a branch of the Oakland Community College system and a suburban location for Wayne State University. Visit Farmington Hills School District website for more information at: www.farmington.k12.mi.us.

Farmington Hills… Cultural Diversity, thriving economics, historical charm with a small town atmosphere- a great place to call home!

 

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