Farmington Hills Real Estate

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.

Farmington Hills - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Farmington Hills: $399,600 / County Avg $559,700

36%

Avg Taxes in Farmington Hills: $5,600 / County Avg $218,900

1%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Farmington Hills: 2,269 / County Avg 2,283

50%

Avg Price per/sqft in Farmington Hills:$176 / County Avg $245

72%

Avg Walkscore in Farmington Hills: 28 / County Avg 32

44%

Avg Year Built in Farmington Hills: 1975 / County Avg 1976

50%

Avg Days on Website in Farmington Hills: 40 / County Avg 66

30%

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ARBOR OAKS SUB NO 2
BRIAR HILL SUB
CANTERBURY COMMONS NO 1
CHURCHILL ESTATES
COUNTRY RIDGE NO 2
CREEKSIDE CONDO OCCPN 1795 - FARMINGTON HILLS
CREEKSIDE CONDOS
CRESTVIEW SUB-FARMINGTON HILLS
DRAKES CROSSING CONDO OCCPN 568
EAST LINCOLNSHIRE SUB NO 2
ESSEX CLUB CONDO OCCPN 600
Farmington Glens Sub No 3
Farmington Green North 3
FARMINGTON GREEN NORTH NO 3
FARMINGTON HILLS HUNT CLUB SUB NO 1
FARMINGTON HILLS HUNT CLUB SUB NO 2
FARMINGTON SQUARE OCCPN 261
FLEMINGS ROSELAND PARK
FRANKLIN FOREST SUB
FRANKLIN KNOLLS SUB - FARM HILLS
FRANKLIN OAKS - FARM HILLS
GLEN OAKS
GLEN OAKS VILLAGE CONDO OCCPN 1172
Golfview Pte At Copper Creek Occpn 775
GRAND RIVER CREST
GRAND RIVER CREST NO 2
GREEN HILL COMMONS NO 2
GREEN VALLEY ESTATES NO 3
Greencastle
GREENPOINTE AT COPPER CREEK CONDO
HALSTED ESTATES CONDO OCCPN 1906
Halsted Hollow North
HUNTERS POINTE COLONY SUB
HUNTERS RIDGE OF FARM HILLS OCCPN 306
KENDALLWOOD
KENDALLWOOD NO 2
KRAVES GRAND RIVER HEIGHTS
LINCOLNSHIRE ESTATES
LINCOLNSHIRE ESTATES NO 2
MACWOOD SUB
MEADOWBROOK HILLS NO 3
MEADOWBROOK HILLS NO 4
MEADOWBROOK PARK SUB NO 1
MEADOWBROOK WOODS SUB NO 1
MEADOWGLEN
MIDDLE BELT LOT#85
NANTUCKET TOWNHOMES OCCPN 1080
OAK HILLS ESTATES
OAKLANDS
ORCHARD PLACE CONDO OCCPN 512
PLEASANT VALLEY FARMS NO 2
PRESERVES AT MEADOWBROOK CONDOS OCCPN 1624
QUAKER VALLEY FARMS ADD
RAMBLE HILLS SUB
RAMBLE HILLS SUB NO 2
RAMBLEWOOD FOREST ESTATES CONDO
RAMBLEWOOD NO 1
REGAL ORCHARDS SUB - FARM HILLS
RICHLAND GARDENS SUB
SARATOGA FARMS OCCPN 1038
SCHRODERS FARM SUB
SPRINGLAND
STRATHMORE SUB NO 1
SUPRVRS MIDDLE BELT & TEN MILE RD PLAT NO 1
SUPRVRS MUER ESTATES NO 1
SUPRVRS PLAT NO 8 - FARMINGTON HILLS
SUPRVRS PLAT OF QUAKER VALLEY FARMS
SUPRVRS PLAT OF WESTHILL WOODS
SUPRVRS PLAT OF WOOD CREEK FARMS NO 1
TRILLIUM OCCPN 785
TWELFTH ESTATE OCCPN 270
VILLA-CAPRI SUB
WADDELL-WILCOX-RYMAL COS KEMBERTON PARK SUB
WARNERS WOODLAND VIEW SUB
WESTLAKE SUB NO 2
WESTLAKE SUB NO 3
WESTLAKE SUB NO 4
Woodcreek
WOODCREEK VILLAGE OCCPN 269