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Farmington Hills - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Farmington Hills: $341,400 / County Avg $561,000


Avg Taxes in Farmington Hills: $4,900 / County Avg $6,400


Avg Sq. Ft. in Farmington Hills: 2,214 / County Avg 2,420


Avg Price per/ft2 in Farmington Hills: $154 / County Avg $232


Avg Walkscore in Farmington Hills: 29 / County Avg 33


Avg Year Built in Farmington Hills: 1974 / County Avg 1976


Avg Days on Website in Farmington Hills: 52 / County Avg 75


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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
Farmington Hills
Neighborhoods in Farmington Hills MI
Arbor Oaks Sub
Barbizon Estates
Beechwood Hill Condo
Briar Hill Sub
Chestnut Ridge Condo
Colony Park West Sub No 1
Crosswinds Of Farmington Hills Occpn 407
Diamond Oaks
Dunbar Oaks No 1
East Lincolnshire Sub
East Lincolnshire Sub No 2
Essex Club Condo Occpn 600
Fairways of Copper Creek
Farmington Green No 2
Farmington Green North No 1
Farmington Heights
Farmington Hills Hunt Club Sub No 3
Farmington Hills Sub No 1
Farmington Ridge No 1
Farmington Square Occpn 261
Grand River Crest
Grand River Homes Sub
Green Hill Commons
Green Valley Estates No 2
Greenpointe At Copper Creek Condo
Halsted Hollow Condo
Halsted Hollow North
Heather Hills No 1
Heatherwood Condo
HunterS Pointe No 1
HunterS Pointe No 6
Independence Commons #1
Independence Commons No 1
Independence Hills Sub
Indianbrook Sub
Kendallwood No 2
Kensington Gardens
Kimberley Sub
Kings Pointe Sub
KraveS Grand River Heights
Legends Of Potawatomi Creek Occpn 422
Lincolnshire Estates
Meadowbrook Hills No 3
Nantucket Townhomes Occpn 1080
Newport Creek South Occpn 1197
Normandy Hills No 1
Nova Woods Condo Occpn 443
Oakwood Knolls Sub
Old Farm Colony
Old Homestead Sub
Olde Franklin Towne
Olde Franklin Towne No 2
Oxford Estates Condo Occpn 674
Paramount Estates II Occpn 923
Pasadena Park
Pine Knolls Condo
Pleasant Valley Farms No 2
Ramble Hills Sub No 2
Ramblewood Lake Estates Ii Condo
Ramblewood Manor Homes Condo
Richland Gardens
Richland Gardens Sub
River Pines Of Farmington Occpn 508
Saratoga Farms Condo Occpn 1038
Springbrook Sub No 2
SuprvrS Eight Mile-Grand River Acres Plat No 2
SuprvrS Noble Brook Farms Plat No 1
SuprvrS Noble Brook Farms Plat No 2
SuprvrS Plat No 12 - Farmington Cty
SuprvrS Plat No 15 - Farmington Cty
SuprvrS Plat Of Wood Creek Farms No 1
Tarabusi Grand River Gardens - Farm. Hls
Trillium Occpn 785
Twelfth Estate Occpn 270
Versailles Place Occpn 92
Waddell-Wilcox-Rymal CoS Kemberton Park Sub
Walnut Hills Sub
Warners Woodland View
Wedgewood Commons Sub
Westbrooke Manor No 2
Westbrooke Manor No 3
Westlake Sub No 4
Woodbine Sub
Woodbrook Sub
Woodcreek Hills Sub No 1
Woodcreek Hills Sub No 2
Woodcreek Village Occpn 269