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: $405,400 / County Avg $579,400

35%

Avg Taxes in Farmington Hills: $5,400 / County Avg $233,500

1%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Farmington Hills: 2,311 / County Avg 2,316

50%

Avg Price per/sqft in Farmington Hills:$175 / County Avg $250

70%

Avg Walkscore in Farmington Hills: 27 / County Avg 33

42%

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

50%

Avg Days on Website in Farmington Hills: 30 / County Avg 59

25%

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ALTERED PLAT OF GRAND RIVER FARMS
CAMELOT COURTS SUB
CANTERBURY COMMONS NO 2
CHURCHILL ESTATES
COVE CREEK CONDOS OCCPN 606
CREEKSIDE CONDO OCCPN 1795 - FARMINGTON HILLS
CROSSWINDS OF FARMINGTON HILLS OCCPN 407
EAST LINCOLNSHIRE SUB
EAST LINCOLNSHIRE SUB NO 3
FARMINGTON GREEN NO 5
FARMINGTON GREEN WEST NO 3
FARMINGTON SQUARE OCCPN 261
FENDTS HILLDALE SUB
FOREST ESTATES OCCPN 2025
FRANKLIN FOREST SUB
FRANKLIN KNOLLS SUB - FARM HILLS
FRANKLIN OAKS - FARM HILLS
GLEN OAKS
GOLFVIEW PTE AT COPPER CREEK OCCPN 775
Grand River Crest
GRAND RIVER CREST NO 2
GRAND RIVER HOMES SUB
GREEN HILL COMMONS
GREEN HILL PINES OCCPN 1230
GREEN VALLEY ESTATES NO 4
HALSTED ESTATES CONDO OCCPN 1906
Halsted Hollow North
HEATHER HILLS
HERITAGE HILLS NO 12
HERITAGE HILLS NO 2
HERITAGE HILLS NO 4
HERITAGE HILLS NO 5
HOLLYWOOD-FARMINGTON HILLS
HUNTERS POINTE COLONY SUB
HUNTERS RIDGE OF FARM HILLS OCCPN 306
Irv Wilcove Estates
KENDALLWOOD
KENDALLWOOD NO 2
KIMBERLEY SUB
KRAVES GRAND RIVER HEIGHTS
LEGENDS OF POTAWATOMI CREEK OCCPN 422
OAKLANDS
OLD FARM COLONY
OLD HOMESTEAD SUB NO 1
QUAKER VALLEY FARMS ADD
RAMBLE HILLS SUB NO 2
RAMBLEWOOD LAKE ESTATES II CONDO
RAMBLEWOOD MANOR HOMES CONDO
REGAL ORCHARDS SUB - FARM HILLS
ROLLCREST CONDO
SARATOGA FARMS OCCPN 1038
SCHRODERS FARM SUB
SIERRA POINTE CONDO OCCPN 532
SPRINGBROOK SUB NO 1
SPRINGLAND
STAMAN ACRES SUB
STONE CREEK SUB
STREAMWOOD CONDO OCCPN 642
SUPRVRS MIDDLE BELT & TEN MILE RD PLAT NO 1
SUPRVRS PLAT NO 8 - FARMINGTON HILLS
TIMBERCREST OCCPN 949
TRILLIUM OCCPN 785
WADDELL-WILCOX-RYMAL COS KEMBERTON PARK
WADDELL-WILCOX-RYMAL COS KEMBERTON PARK SUB
WARNERS WOODLAND VIEW SUB
WESTBROOKE MANOR
WOODCREEK HILLS SUB NO 1