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A Place Where you’ll find “Good Neighbors”

Welcome to Ferndale, Michigan located at the intersections of Eight Mile and historic Woodward Avenue.  Ferndale covers a land area of 3.88 miles and is commonly known for its small town appeal, although it has grown into an urban community.  The city was once labeled, “a little village in the shadow of a big city”.  Ferndale is part of the Detroit metro area located in Oakland County. Due to Ferndale’s central location in the southeast region of Michigan, Ferndale is a great place for professionals, business owners, students, and families to reside.  A well-developed infrastructure makes commuting a breeze. The current population of this cozy residential town as of the 2012 census is 20,053, an increase of just over 9% since the year 2000.  Ferndale has earned the reputation as the “Good Neighbor” Community, with many of its 20,000 residents volunteering on committees and other organizations to help make the city a better place.      

Ferndale is known for its progressive attitude, creativity and diversity; making it one of Michigan’s top communities. The downtown district of Ferndale embarked on over 260 building improvements, making vacancy rates an all time low for four years in a row. The residents and business owners living in Ferndale have worked together making this one of the friendliest towns on the map. This friendly Michigan town is the birthplace of the largest one-day automotive event in the world. The citizens of Ferndale and the electric businesses work together welcoming new faces and visitors alike to become an active part of the community. 

Ferndale’s History

The earliest known inhabitants of this residential town were Indians. As the 1800’s rolled in, farmers began to till the land. The population began to increase after the invention of the automobile. In 1918 Ferndale was recognized as a village, but it wasn’t until 1927 that the town became incorporated as a city. Ferndale became a bedroom community for the Detroit workers around the time of World War II. Most of the housing growth took place between the years 1920-1951. Many changes were in store for the Ferndale community during the Baby Boom era. It was the 1970’s, and Ferndale began to thrive as it emerged into the perfect place to raise a family. Today downtown Ferndale is divided into 2 sections, Nine Mile Road and Woodward Avenue. With the influx of new stores and restaurants, the downtown area has become more accessible for the citizens of Ferndale and visitors alike.

What to do In FerndaleFerndale Michigan Nine Mile Road and Woodward Avenue.

Ferndale has many museums and historic sites located within a stones throw for those who enjoy culture. If you’re interested in learning more about the history of  Ferndale, a visit to the Ferndale Historical Museum will satisfy your curiosity. Be sure to visit the Detroit zoo for a day of family fun, and don’t forget to visit these parks: Wilson Park, Roosevelt Park, Wanda Park, and the Mapledale Park. Take a trip to the Eastern Market; with all of its shops and stalls there’s something for everyone to enjoy. For curious minds wanting know what’s trending in downtown Ferndale visit: www.downtownferndale.com.

Schools and More

Ferndale has its own school district with a local high school as part of the public school system. For a list of schools in the Ferndale area you can visit: www.ferndaleschools.org

If you’re searching for a city that offers diversity with a small town feel and some of the friendliest folks around, you can’t go wrong resting your head in Ferndale.



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