The second largest city in Oakland County, Farmington Hills, Michigan offers quite a few attractions for those interested in home buying in an area with excellent schools, ongoing growth and lots of amenities. It offers a good location between urban centers in Michigan, with Ann Arbor only 33 miles away and Detroit just a 30-minute drive.
One of the most notable things about Farmington Hills real estate is the fact that it provides residents with a home in one of the safest cities in the nation. In fact, Farmington Hills consistently ranks high in both the state and the country (30th safest city in the US in 2010).
Farmington and Farmington Hills are technically two separate cities, though they’re thought of as the same city by most area residents (despite the different mailing address systems). The larger, combined community also has much to offer potential residents interested in home buying. Farmington Hills is home to a significantly revitalized downtown area.
Hitting the downtown strip, residents and visitors will find a vintage movie theater, as well as numerous boutique shops and eateries. Exotic car dealerships also call the area home, and art galleries open their doors for patrons to stroll through and view their exhibits. If you’re more interested in historic sites, you can pay a visit to either the Governor Warner Mansion or the Longacre House, both of which are registered national historic sites.
If you prefer getting out in nature to historic sites or strolling the downtown strip, you’ll find quite a few parks on offer. Heritage Park offers 211 acres of hiking, biking, picnicking and more, while Founders Sports Park is ideal for any type of sport, from shuffleboard to baseball. Woodland Hills is a nature park with a focus on walking trails and wildlife viewing.
As you can see, home buying in Farmington Hills gives you a wealth of opportunities.