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Farmington Hills - Town vs. County Stats

Farmington Hills - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Farmington Hills: $342,900 / County Avg $514,800

33%

Avg Taxes in Farmington Hills: $4,300 / County Avg $5,200

41%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Farmington Hills: 2,368 / County Avg 2,460

48%

Avg Price per/ft2 in Farmington Hills: $145 / County Avg $209

69%

Avg Walkscore in Farmington Hills: 25 / County Avg 30

41%

Avg Year Built in Farmington Hills: 1980 / County Avg 1979

50%

Avg Days on Website in Farmington Hills: 68 / County Avg 91

37%

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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
APPLEBROOKE OCCPN 1207
BOTSFORD COMMONS CONDO
BRENTWOOD PARK CONDO
BRIAR HILL SUB
BRIARWOOD VILLAGE CONDO
CHELSEA CROSSING CONDO
COPPERWOOD EAST
COUNTRY GLENS OCCPN 268
COUNTRY RIDGE NO 1
COUNTRY RIDGE NO 3
COUNTRY RIDGE NO 7
CREEKSIDE CONDO OCCPN 1795 - FARMINGTON HILLS
CRESTVIEW FARMS SUB
CRESTVIEW SUB-FARMINGTON HILLS
CROSSWINDS OF FARMINGTON HILLS OCCPN 407
EAST LINCOLNSHIRE SUB NO 2
ECHO VALLEY OCCPN 118
ESSEX CLUB CONDO OCCPN 600
FAIRWAYS OF FARMINGTON HILLS OCCPN 1447
FARM MEADOWS SUB
FARMINGTON GLENS SUB
FARMINGTON GLENS SUB NO 3
FARMINGTON GREEN NO 5
FARMINGTON GROVE SUB
FARMINGTON HILLS HUNT CLUB SUB NO 1
FARMINGTON RIDGE NO 1
FARMINGTON SQUARE OCCPN 261
FLEMINGS ROSELAND PARK
Forest at Wooddale
FOREST AT WOODDALE OCCPN 2213
Forestbrook Estates
GLEN OAKS VILLAGE CONDO OCCPN 1172
GLENBROOK SUB
GLENS OF COPPER CREEK OCCPN 663
GOLF LAKE HILLS SUB
GOLFVIEW PTE AT COPPER CREEK OCCPN 775
GRAND RIVER CREST NO 2
GRAND RIVER HOMES SUB
GREEN VALLEY ESTATES NO 2
Halstead Commons Condo
HALSTEAD HILLS CONDO
HALSTED HOLLOW CONDO
Halsted Hollow North
HALSTED HOLLOW NORTH OCCPN 2191
HAMPSHIRE HOUSE CONDO
HEATHER HILLS NO 1
HOLLY HILL FARMS SUB
HUNTERS POINTE NO 2
INDEPENDENCE COMMONS NO 1
INVERRARY CONDO
J M COX ESTATE SUB
KENDALLWOOD
KENDALLWOOD 2
Kendallwood No 3
KINGSTON SQUARE CONDO
LEGENDS OF POTAWATOMI CREEK OCCPN 422
LINCOLNSHIRE ESTATES
LINCOLNSHIRE ESTATES NO. 2 LOT 163
MEADOWBROOK HILLS
MEADOWBROOK HILLS NO 1
MEADOWBROOK HILLS NO 2
MEADOWBROOK WOODS SUB NO 1
MEADOWGLEN
MEADOWHILLS ESTATES SUB
MUER COVE ESTATES
NANTUCKET TOWNHOMES OCCPN 1080
NORMANDY HILLS
NOVA WOODS CONDO OCCPN 443
OAKCREST OF FARMINGTON HILLS OCCPN 478
OLD FARM COLONY NO 1
OLDE FRANKLIN TOWNE NO 2
OXFORD ESTATES CONDO OCCPN 674
RAMBLE HILLS SUB NO 2
RAMBLEWOOD LAKE ESTATES CONDO
RAMBLEWOOD LAKE ESTATES II CONDO
RIVER PINES OF FARMINGTON OCCPN 508
SARATOGA FARMS OCCPN 1038
SPRINGBROOK SUB NO 1
STRATTON HILL SUB
SUPRVRS MUER ESTATES
SUPRVRS MUER FARMS
SUPRVRS PLAT NO 14 - FARMINGTON CTY
SUPRVRS PLAT OF WOOD CREEK FARMS
THE FOREST AT WOODCREEK OCCPN 1018
THE HILLS OF COPPER CREEK OCCPN 603
Timber Creek Occpn 701
TRILLIUM OCCPN 785
TWELFTH ESTATE OCCPN 270
VILLA-CAPRI SUB
VILLAS OF RAMBLEWOOD OCCPN 274
WADDELL-WILCOX-RYMAL COS KEMBERTON PARK SUB
WALNUT RIDGE OF FARMINGTON HILLS OCCPN 2038
WESTLAKE SUB NO 3
WOODBINE SUB
WOODBROOK SUB
WOODCREEK HILLS SUB NO 1
WOODCREEK VILLAGE OCCPN 269