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So you may be relocating to West Bloomfield Michigan because of a job transfer?  You may want to know a little more about it than the normal stuff on the internet.  As a local Metro Detroit Realtor I hope to give you a little more about your West Bloomfield relocation.  West Bloomfield Township is a charter township in Oakland County, Michigan.  If you do not know yet Oakland County is metro Detroit's wealthiest county.  West Bloomfield is what I would call a prestigious city.  Home buyers want to live there.  West Bloomfield Township has a population of 64,690. It is located in the Metropolitan Detroit area and is known for its large homes and rolling hills. There are approximately 23,414 households and 18,912 families in West Bloomfield.  Some home buyers that are considering moving to West Bloomfield will wonder how safe West Bloomfield is?

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West Bloomfield Township was created by an Act of the Legislative Council on April 22, 1833. It remained a General Law Township up until April 1, 1982 when it became a Charter Township once approved of a simple resolution between the people. The difference between a General Law Township and a Charter Township is that General Law Township taxes cannot be raised without a favorable vote of the electorate, while in a township, you have no say in when and how much the taxes will be raised or lowered. West Bloomfield was founded in 1833 when Bloomfield Township was divided in two, with the western portion becoming what is known today as West Bloomfield. What was once primarily a farming community dotted with apple orchards is now one of the most diverse, affluent, and greatest places to live in the state of Michigan.

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So if you are relocating to West Bloomfield MI because of a job transfer, why should you chose West Bloomfield over other cities in the area?  Well one of the reasons is the fine public school district, West Bloomfield Schools.  Usually when relocation buyers move to West Bloomfield and Michigan schools are one of their top criteria.  The buyers want their children in a good school system.  The biggest school district is the top ranking West Bloomfield school district.

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The school districts that serve the town include the West Bloomfield School District, Waterford School District, Farmington Hills School District, Birmingham City School District, Pontiac School District, Walled Lake Consolidated School District, and the Bloomfield Hills School District. These are all great school districts except Pontiac school district, they are all known for high test scores on the MEAP, SAT and ACT’s along with athletics as well.  

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 You will like that West Bloomfield has a large newer hospital on Fifteen Rd.Henry Ford Hospital West Bloomfield MI

 You will not be lacking for doctors, dentist, or veterinarians when you relocate to West Bloomfield.  That is always another concern for Oakland County relocation buyers.  Does the city have the stores, banks and conveniences that I am used too? 

West Bloomfield is filled with high-end boutique stores, big box stores and delicious restaurants that are worth taking a visit to. Each side of Orchard Lake Road is flanked with several and tons of long strip malls and shopping complexes.

Orchard Lake Rd that is in the center of the township and Haggerty Rd on the west side of the community is where you will find most of the stores that you are used to.  You can usually find what you want within a 5 to 10 minute ride of your home. 

 Most of the growth in West Bloomfield has occurred since the 1960's.  So you will find that most of the homes are newer and not over 50 years old.  You will find that West Bloomfield real estate is the place to be when relocating to Oakland County. 

West Bloomfield contains 71 species that are recognized as endangered, threatened, or of special concern in the state of Michigan.   West Bloomfield is sometimes referred to by its residents as “Lake Township of Oakland County”, because it is filled with small and medium sized lakes.  Lakefront homes are even more sought after.  All sports lakes like Walnut Lake, Pine Lake, or Union Lake have many beautiful luxury waterfront estates on them.

 West Bloomfield has several lakes that are large enough for water sports.  Lakes like Walnut and Pine Lake have attracted affluent buyers since the early 1900′s.  Detroiter’s used to come out and camp on the weekends on the local lakes.  West Bloomfield Michigan has hundreds of acres of parks and recreation areas.  The community has many activities and classes throughout the year to keep the residents busy.  The West Bloomfield Trail is a 54 acre linear park that meanders for nearly 7 miles through West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake.   If you would like a West Bloomfield relocation guide email me at  

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West Bloomfield is has a very diverse community, it’s made up of all different kind of races, such as White, African American, Native American, Asian, Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and many others. There are more females then there are men in West Bloomfield. The median age is 40 years old. The median income for a family is $113,191. There are only 2.7% of people that are below the poverty line, living in West Bloomfield today. 

On average, the warmest month is July. The coldest month is January, on average. The highest recorded temperature was 104 in 1998. The lowest recorded temperature was -40 in 2014. There are approximately 180 days a year that have some sun. There are approximately 120 days a year that have some precipitation.


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West Bloomfield is located in south-central Oakland County about 10 miles to the northwest from the Detroit city limits and has borders with: Bloomfield Township to its east, Farmington Hills to its south, Commerce Township to its west, and four communities to its north: Waterford Township, Orchard Lake Village, Keego Harbor, and Sylvan Lake.

When to moving to the Southeastern Michigan area you will find that you can find everything you need within a short drive.  Whether you crave a certain ethnic food there will be a restaurant nearby.  Shopping, restaurants, or what ever you are used is here.  

West Bloomfield real estate is varied.  You will find homes of many different sizes, styles, and ages.  You won't find many bunaglows or older homes as most homes in West Bloomfield were built after the 1950's.

 If you have a West Bloomfield relocation or a Metro Detroit relocation give me a call.  I know the local area and my team can help make your Michigan move a little easier.  Plus we offer a buyer bonus on any home of $100,000+ too! 


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