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Farmington Hills - Town vs. County Stats

Farmington Hills - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Farmington Hills: $310,200 / County Avg $480,900

32%

Avg Taxes in Farmington Hills: $4,200 / County Avg $4,900

43%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Farmington Hills: 2,282 / County Avg 2,465

46%

Avg Price per/ft2 in Farmington Hills: $136 / County Avg $195

70%

Avg Walkscore in Farmington Hills: 23 / County Avg 28

40%

Avg Year Built in Farmington Hills: 1976 / County Avg 1978

50%

Avg Days on Website in Farmington Hills: 50 / County Avg 72

35%

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Farmington Hills is the second largest city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Its population was 79,740 at the 2010 census. It is part of the upscale northwestern suburbs of Metropolitan Detroit and is also around 20 miles (32 km) northeast of downtown Ann Arbor.
Farmington Hills consistently ranks as one of the safest cities in the United States, as well as in the state of Michigan. In 2010, the area ranked as the 30th safest city in America. Farmington Hills also ranks as the 36th highest-income place in the United States with a population of 50,000 or more and ranks as 14th America's best cities to live by 24/7 Wall St.

Although the two cities have separate services and addresses, Farmington and Farmington Hills are often thought of as the same community. Features of the community include a recently renovated downtown, boutiques, a vintage cinema, numerous restaurants, exotic car dealerships, art galleries, and public parks including Heritage Park. There are several historical sites including the Longacre House and the Governor Warner Mansion. Both cities are served by Farmington Public Schools. Farmington Hills serves as a major business center for the greater Detroit area.

Farmington Hills is the home of the Holocaust Memorial Center, the only Holocaust Memorial in the State of Michigan. The Center's mission is to educate the public about the tragedy and evils of the Holocaust. The Holocaust Memorial Center was originally located in neighboring West Bloomfield Township, but has since expanded and moved to its current facility.

The first white settler in what became Farmington Township was a Quaker from Farmington, New York, named Arthur Power. He purchased land in 1823 and returned in 1824 with a group of family and associates to clear the land. The settlement became known as Quakertown. A post office was established in February 1826 with the name of Farmington. The post office is still around today as a historical site. The township of Farmington was organized in 1827. The settlement incorporated as the village of Farmington in the winter of 1866-67. A fire on October 9, 1872, destroyed many buildings in the center of the village. Farmington incorporated as a city in 1926.
A small settlement also developed in Clarenceville, in the extreme southeast corner of the township on the boundary with Livonia in Wayne County. Stephen Jennings built a tavern and general store to accommodate travelers on the plank road between Detroit and Howell. The name remains in the Clarenceville School District. Even though the school buildings for Clarenceville are in Livonia in Wayne County, the school district serves a portion of Farmington Hills.
In 1847, a post office named North Farmington was established a mile south of the township line as Wolcott's Corners. After the death of postmaster Chauncey D. Walcott in 1865, the office moved to the township line in the northeast quarter of section 4 (near the intersection of 14 Mile Road and Farmington Road). The post office operated until September 1902.
In 1839 a post office named East Farmington was established. It only lasted until 1842.
Before the remainder of Farmington Township incorporated as the city of Farmington Hills, there were two other incorporated entities within the boundaries. The first began as a subdivision named Quaker Valley Farms that incorporated as the village of Quakertown in 1959. The other was Wood Creek Farms, developed in 1937 as a subdivision by George Wellington of Franklin, who named it after a New England estate. It incorporated as a village in 1957. The villages together with the remainder of Farmington Township incorporated into the City of Farmington Hills in 1973.
In 1964 the city of Farmington started a tradition that became known as the Founders Festival. The festival is always held in mid-July each summer and is a fair gathering held in the downtown Farmington area. It's filled with arts and crafts, entertainment shows, good food, friends and family, and a fun atmosphere.
Areas in Farmington Hills MI
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Neighborhoods in Farmington Hills MI
ALTERED PLAT OF GRAND RIVER FARMS
BARBIZON ESTATES
BOTSFORD COMMONS CONDO
BRIAR HILL SUB
BRIDLE HILLS ESTATE SUB
CAMELOT COURTS SUB
CANTERBURY COMMONS NO 2
CHURCHILL ESTATES
COLONY PARK
COLONY PARK NO 3
COLONY PARK WEST
COLONY PARK WEST SUB NO 1
COLONY PARK WEST SUB NO 3
COPPERWOOD EAST
COUNTRY RIDGE NO 1
COUNTRY RIDGE NO 3
COUNTRY RIDGE NO 7
CRESTVIEW FARMS SUB
CRESTVIEW SUB-FARMINGTON HILLS
CROSMAN & MARQUIS SUB
CROSSWINDS OF FARMINGTON HILLS OCCPN 407
DIAMOND OAKS CONDO OCCPN 1529
DRAKES CROSSING
DUKES FORESTBROOK HILLS
DUNBAR OAKS NO 1
EAST LINCOLNSHIRE SUB
EAST LINCOLNSHIRE SUB NO 3
ECHO VALLEY OCCPN 118
ELM GROVE VALLEY
FAIRWAYS OF FARMINGTON HILLS
FAIRWAYS OF FARMINGTON HILLS OCCPN 1447
FARM MEADOWS SUB
FARMINGTON ACRES
FARMINGTON BROOK SUB
FARMINGTON GLENS SUB NO 2
FARMINGTON GREEN NO 1
FARMINGTON GREEN NO 5
FARMINGTON GREEN NORTH NO 3
FARMINGTON GREEN WEST NO 1
FARMINGTON GREEN WEST NO 4
FARMINGTON RIDGE NO 1
FENDTS HILLDALE SUB
FLEMINGS ROSELAND PARK
Forest at Wooddale
FORESTBROOK ESTATES
FRANKLIN KNOLLS SUB - FARM HILLS
FRANKLIN KNOLLS SUB NO 2 - FARM HILLS
FRANKLYN RAVINE SUB
GLEN OAKS
GOLFVIEW PTE AT COPPER CREEK OCCPN 775
GRAND RIVER CREST
GRAND RIVER CREST NO 2
GRAND RIVER HOMES SUB
GREEN HILL WOODS
GREEN HILL WOODS NO 2
GUY R POOLEY SUB
HALSTEAD COMMONS CONDO
HALSTEAD HILLS CONDO
HALSTED HOLLOW CONDO
Halsted Hollow North
HAMPSHIRE HOUSE CONDO
HEATHER HILLS
HEATHERWOOD CONDO
HERITAGE HILLS
HERITAGE HILLS NO 11
HERITAGE HILLS NO 7
HICKORY RIDGE CONDO OCCPN 540
HOLLYWOOD-FARMINGTON HILLS
HUNTERS POINTE NO 1
Hunters Pointe No 3
HUNTERS POINTE NO 4
INDEPENDENCE COMMONS NO 1
INDEPENDENCE HILLS SUB
IRV WILCOVE ESTATES
KENDALLWOOD
KENDALLWOOD NO 2
KENDALLWOOD NO 3
KENDALLWOOD NO 4
KENSINGTON GARDENS
KIMBERLEY SUB
KOCH ESTATES
KRAVES GRAND RIVER HEIGHTS NO 1
LEGENDS OF POTAWATOMI CREEK OCCPN 422
MACWOOD SUB
MEADOWBROOK HILLS NO 1
MEADOWBROOK PARK SUB NO 1
MEADOWBROOK PARK SUB NO 2
MEADOWHILLS ESTATES SUB
MUER COVE ESTATES
NANTUCKET TOWNHOMES OCCPN 1080
NORMANDY HILLS
NORMANDY HILLS NO 1
OAKCREST OF FARMINGTON HILLS OCCPN 478
OAKLANDS
OLD HOMESTEAD SUB
OLDE FRANKLIN TOWNE
ORCHARD CREEK VILLAGE CONDO
ORCHARD PLACE CONDO OCCPN 512
OXFORD ESTATES CONDO OCCPN 674
PARK HILL
PRESERVES AT MEADOWBROOK CONDOS OCCPN 1624
RAMBLE HILLS SUB NO 2
RAMBLEWOOD CLUB CONDO
RAMBLEWOOD MANOR HOMES CONDO
RAMBLEWOOD NO 1
REGAL ORCHARDS SUB - FARM HILLS
RICHLAND GARDENS SUB
RIVER PINES OF FARMINGTON OCCPN 508
saratoga farms
SARATOGA FARMS CONDO OCCPN 1038
SARATOGA FARMS OCCPN 1038
SIERRA POINTE CONDO OCCPN 532
SPRINGBROOK SUB
SPRINGLAND
SPRINGLAND NO 1
STAMAN ACRES SUB NO 2
STOLZ SUB
STRATHMORE SUB NO 2
STRATHMORE SUB NO 3
Suprvrs Muer Estates No 1
SUPRVRS NOBLE BROOK FARMS PLAT NO 1
SUPRVRS PLAT NO 13 - FARMINGTON HILLS
SUPRVRS PLAT NO 14 - FARMINGTON CTY
SUPRVRS PLAT NO 9 - FARMINGTON CTY
SUPRVRS PLAT OF FOREST HILLS
SUPRVRS PLAT OF WESTHILL WOODS
SUPRVRS PLAT OF WOOD CREEK FARMS
SUPRVRS PLAT OF WOOD CREEK FARMS NO 1
TARABUSI GRAND RIVER GARDENS - FARM. HLS
TARABUSI ROSELAND GARDENS
THE CROSSING OCCPN 762
THE FOREST AT WOODCREEK OCCPN 1018
TIMBERCREST OCCPN 949
TRESTAINS LITTLE FARMS
TWELFTH ESTATE OCCPN 270
VILLA-CAPRI SUB
WADDELL-WILCOX-RYMAL COS KEMBERTON PARK SUB
WALNUT RIDGE
WESTBROOKE MANOR NO 2
WESTBROOKE MANOR NO 3
WESTLAKE SUB NO 2
WILLOWBROOK COMMONS
WOODCREEK HILLS SUB NO 1
WOODCREEK HILLS SUB NO 2
WOODLAND TRAILS SUB