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Farmington - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in Farmington: $158,800/Co. / County Avg $488,500
Avg Taxes in Farmington: $3,300/Co. / County. Avg $4,500
Avg Sq. Ft. in Farmington: 1,345/Co. / County Avg 2,463
Avg Price per/ft2 in Farmington: $118/Co. / County Avg $198
Avg Walkscore in Farmington: 58 / County Avg 30
Avg Year Built in Farmington: 1957/Co. / County Avg 1979
Avg Days on Website in Farmington: 58/Co. / County Avg 104
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Farmington was the site of three Native American trails - the Orchard Lake Trail, the Grand River Trail, and the Shiawassee Trail.
Farmington was founded in 1824 by Arthur Power. Like many Oakland County pioneers, he hailed from the state of New York. Power was a Quaker, as were the settlers who joined him, and the town was first known as Quakertown. In 1826 the name Farmington was officially chosen because it was the name of Power's hometown, Farmington, New York.
The name Farmington, which properly refers to the 2.7-square-mile (7.0 km2) municipality incorporated in the early 19th century, is sometimes erroneously used to refer to the 33.3-square-mile (86 km2) neighboring city of Farmington Hills (Farmington Township until 1973), which surrounds it.
In 1976 the National Register of Historic Places declared part of the city the Farmington Historic District.
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