Are you thinking of relocating to Highland Michigan? Did you get a job at Milford proving grounds? Or do you just like the rural feel of the city. Highland Township has so much to offer home buyers looking for lake property, homes with a little land, or homes near Milford. Highland Township was established on March 17, 1835. So the community has been around for a while. It was so named because of its elevated position, containing some of the highest land in the then-settled part of the state. Like so many of the early settlements, it had a general store, a black smith shop, a grist mill, and a grain warehouse. This historic area formerly included a depot, post office, grain elevator, pickle works, and wind-powered planing mill, in addition to the Victorian-era churches, homes and businesses which survive to this day.
What you will find is that there are many different lakes in the area. The northern part of the Township drains into the Shiawasee River watershed, which leads to the Saginaw Bay, while the southern portion drains into the Huron River via Pettibone Creek, and then off to Lake Erie it goes. The largest lake is Duck Lake but there are many others. Go here for a complete list of lakes in Highland Township. Some are small private lakes, other are bigger all sports lakes. Great places for weekend cottages or year round homes.
The fertile ground of the area drew settlers. The little settlement of Highland began even before the Township's formal creation, with the first purchase of government land being made by Natham Curtis on September 6, 1832. The water and the streams made it an ideal area to live in. By the time of the 1840 Census Highland had a population of over 560 residents. Highland has no major big downtown area. Though there is a cluster of shops which is considered the dowtown area. It is about 5 minutes to downtown Milford so you can find more stores and restaurants there.
The children in the township will be going to Huron Valley Schools. It is a good school system with teachers that strive to make sure the children are prepared for college. The community also has continuing education classes too. Highland Township is what I would call on the outskirts of Metro Detroit. It would be a long drive to get to the airport or downtown Detroit if you had to do it often. If you are considering relocating to Highland then you may be working in Brighton, Pontiac, or in the northwestern part of Metro Detroit.
Highland Township Fire Department serve selflessly to protect the public and property in our community. I would call Highland Township a very low crime community. There is no city police department. Highland Township contracts with the Oakland County Sheriff to provide patrol services. This provides us Community Oriented Policing, Crime Investigation services, School Liaison Deputies, D.A.R.E. Deputies, Traffic and Weigh-master Deputies. The Fire Department provides first response for fire and medical emergencies in Highland Township, and mutual aid for neighboring communities. It is a small city with a laid back atmosphere. If you would like a Highland relocation guide email me at email@example.com
If you are worried about being in a semi-rural community with nothing around, DON'T WORRY. The downtown Milford area has many great small shops, bakeriers and restaurants. You will find grocery stores, hardware stores, and many other stores within a f5 to 15 minute drive. There are big box stores like Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, JC Penney, Marshals, and Kohl within a 10 to 20 minute drive. You could go west on M-59 to Hartland, or east to White Lake, or go through Milford to the shopping area at I-696 and Milford Rd. For major malls you can go to Novi 12 Oaks or the Howell outlet malls. There is plenty of place to shop nearby.
Highland has proclaimed itself to be the horse farm/horse capital of Michigan. Yes there are some horse farms in the area, but would I say the community is over run by them.....I would say no. It is a quiet community with country roots. No pretensiousness here. Good solid people with a variety of old and new homes. There are new subdivisions with big beautiful homes here.
If you are looking for a community that is subdivision after subdivision, or a community that is full of similar homes, or a community of pristine homes I would say Highland is not that type of community. You will find homes with space, little horse farms, lake homes, and smaller homes off the lakes, historic older homes, new homes in subs, and little small subs from the 1950's to 1980's. I guess what I am trying to say is that there is a mix of old and new, small and large, and homes of various condition. A little community just north of Milford that is worth checking out if you are moving to Oakland County and southeastern Michigan.
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