Are your relocating to Southeastern Michigan and wondering if a Farmington relocation is right for you. Farmington Michigan is one Oakland County's few cities that has a centralized old time downtown. It is only a few blocks long and is not as big as Royal Oak or Plymouth but it is still a quaint downtown area. The city is located in southern Oakland County and has a population of 10,372. It is a small town but has a big atmosphere. The City of Farmington is surrounded by Farmington Hills, except for a small corner of Livonia. Since the year 2009, the city’s downtown has been the center of a very long renovation and remodeling featuring a refacing of some buildings, brick paver sidewalks, the pavilion, new lighting and landscaping. Some of the buildings have been painted bright colors and their are a few builiding with great architechural features. The downtown area is known for their style of homes and historic downtown. In 2007 CCNMoney.com listed Farmington as the 55th best place to live in the United States, but in 2013 it was ranked the 27th best city to live in die to all the renovations and adding of things to downtown.
Houses & Homes in Farmington
So if you are relocating to Farmington Michigan what can you expect? What is Farmington MI real estate like? It is an ecletic mixture of well cared for homes that showing off their character. Many of them have been tastefully painted and restored to their old beauty. Some residents have gone further with manicured landscaping and beautiful front yard gardens. The homes in Farmington range from small 700 square foot houses to homes over 3000 square feet. Though the average is about 1500- 2000 square feet. There are still some old 1800's homes but many of them were built in the early 1900's.
There are homes that were built in the 1800's and homes built in the 1970's. There are a few subdivisions in the City of Farmington in addition to the streets around the downtown area. Homes with large, mature trees, and fenced yards are just two of the plus for the local real estate.
A Little History
Farmington was the original site of three Native American trails, such as the Orchard Lake Trail, Grand River Trail, and the Shiawassee Trail. Farmington was founded in 1824 by Arthur Powers. Power was a Quaker, as were the settlers who joined him, and the town was first known as Quakertown. It was a a small village that primarily served the area’s farming communit. In 1826 the city was finally given the name of Farmington because that was where the Quakers came from Farmington, New York. One of the old Govenors of the State of Michigan once lived here. Governor Warners home is still standing in the west part of the city. Even the old Town Hall (now the Masonic Hall) is old built in 1876. In 1976 the National Register of Historic Places declared part of the city Farmington Historic District.
Downtown Farmington is an active downtown and you will visitors and residents going to one of the over 160 businesses that include retail stores and small boutiques. The city is constantly trying to make the downtown area even better by adding brick sidewalks, street trees, and landscaping. Each year they have a large arts & crafts festival in the summer that draws thousands of people from neighboring communities. The old Farmington Civic Theater provides shows for family movies. Some of the retailers in Downtown Farmington are Dress Barn, H&R Block, CVS Pharmacy, Edible Arrangements, Goodyear, Firestone, Starbucks, Merle Norman and TJ Maxx. Some Local restaurants are Luigi’s Tratoria, Bellacino’s, Korea House, Page’s Food, Dagwood’s Deli, Cedar, Basement Burger Bar, Thai Kitchen and Los Tres Amigos.
Of course you probably want to know if you are relocating to Farmington Michigan is it safe? Are you going to have your home broken into? Can your children play out front without getting shot? Farmington Michigan is a safe city. It is not like the City of Detroit, Inkster, or Plymouth. It is a good safe city to live in whether you are single, retired, or raising a family.
There are approximately 4,624 households and 2,735 families residing in the city. There are many races that make up Farmington, such as White, African American, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Latino, Hawaiian and many other races. The median age of Farmington is 39 years old. There are more females then males in Farmington. For every 100 females there are 89 males. It is a mixture of blue collar and white collar workers. It is a good solid community to live in. The median income for a household is $56,442 and the median income for a family is $67,407. The average Male income is $54,780 and female’s average income is $39,435.
Farmington is protected by the Farmington Public Safety Department. It is staffed by 22 Officers who are cross-trained as police officers, firefighters and medical responders. They also have nine paid on-call firefighters, three reserve public safety officers, five public safety dispatchers, one administrative assistant, and records supervisor. The Department has been a Public Safety Department since 1956, and they provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They have a less than two minute response time for fires and other emergencies.
Most of Farmington children go to Farmington Public Schools unless they go to a private school or are home schooled. There seems to be more of that happening now. Farmington Public Schools are known for their good football teams, all other athletics, GPA, parent activity, extra-curricular activities and high test scorse on the MEAP, SAT and ACT’s. There are several private schools, all girls’ catholic school, and many other types of parochial schools. The city also contains a branch of the Oakland Community College system in it as well. If you would like a Farmington relocation guide email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether you are relocating to Farmington Michigan to move back closer to family or because you took a job here you will enjoy at least 3 of our four seasons. On average, the warmest month is July and the coldest month is January. The highest recorded temperature for the year was 104 and the lowest recorded temperature was -40 in 2014. Many of my Michigan relocation clients dread our winters. We just tend to stay inside more. However we have so many great musuems in the metro Detroit area.
When living in Farmington, you will have easy access to many highways and freeways, which will make your commute back and forth to work much easier and quicker.
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