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What to Know About Bloomfield Township
Bloomfield Township is home to approximately 42,000 people. This area is often referred to simply as “Bloomfield”. It nearly completely surrounds the city of Bloomfield Hills. About 20 miles northwest of Detroit, its 26 square miles are distinguished by rolling hills, winding roads, and scenic lakes and streams. Located in Oakland County, Michigan, Bloomfield Twp can boast one of the most powerful draws in the nation for quality lifestyles. Stately homes with well-groomed lawns line the streets of Bloomfield Twp and have an obvious air of quality and distinction. Besides impressive estates, there are also affordable homes for first-time buyers.
Bloomfield Township was the first charter township for Oakland County dating back to 1827. It quickly became a magnet for wealthy residents and 95% of the township is private residences today. A charter township is a government-organized charter that is separate from city government.
There are many activities for residents to enjoy such as golfing at the Oakland Hills Country Club, or the many parks and recreational facilities located in Bloomfield Twp. Boating, fishing, all sports lakes, jogging, biking, swimming, camping, cultural events, concerts, classic car shows and more! Residents come to Bloomfield Township for the richness of activities. It is also known for its heavy concentration of artists, designers, and architects, which molds this area into a cultural delight of events and attractions.
The City of Bloomfield Hills
In the early 1800’s Oakland County was divided into two townships; Pontiac and Bloomfield Township. What is now Bloomfield Hills was basically a farming area until the turn-of-the-century when the wealthy Detroit residents headed up this way and begin to settle in the area. The city of Bloomfield Hills is almost completely surrounded by Bloomfield Township although this is a town all in itself. Over half of the residential property in Bloomfield Hills has a value of over $1 million and these are some of the higher-end estates and homes you’ll find in Southeast Michigan.
Bloomfield Hills has a total area of 5 square miles and is home to about 4,000 residents. It has been ranked one of the five wealthiest cities in the U.S. and has an average median family income of over $200,000. Bloomfield Hills is home to the Cranbrook Educational Community, a 319 acre campus and one of the world’s leading centers of education, science and art. which includes the prestigious Academy of Art, Institute of Science, Cranbrook House & Gardens, Contemporary Art Museum, and nationally recognized Pre-K through 12 Schools.
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Popular Bloomfield Township Neighborhoods
Westchester Village is a subdivision in Bloomfield Township, between 14 Mile Rd and W Maple Road, east of Lahser Rd. This collection of 507 homes was developed between 1955 and 1963. Read More…
Foxcroft is a non-gated subdivision in Bloomfield Township just East of Telegraph Road, between W Maple Road and Quarton Road. This collection of 215 homes offer very distinct style and characteristics with properties dating back to the early 1930s. Read More…
Chestnut Run is a subdivision in Bloomfield Township containing 134 homes in 4 phases. Chestnut Run North and Chestnut Run South are both located just off W Hickory Grove Rd between Lahser Rd and S Telegraph Rd. Read More…
Knob Hill is a subdivision in Bloomfield Township, Michigan comprised of 89 single-family homes. Originally an apple orchard owned by the Forman Brothers, Knob Hill was developed in 1961. Read More…
Judson Bradway’s Bloomfield Village is an important historical community consisting of over 1,100 homes covering an area of one square mile from Quarton Road on the north to Maple Road on the south, and from Lasher Road on the west to the city of Birmingham on the east. Read More…
Sly Farms is a subdivision in Bloomfield Township located near Maple and Franklin Road. This well-established neighborhood is home to 172 single family homes built from 1941 to some newer construction in 2017. Read More…
The Braes of Bloomfield
Braes of Bloomfield is a subdivision of 186 homes north of Maple Road and east of Inkster Road. There is a wide range of homes, some as small as 1,400 sq. ft. and others over 5,000 sq. ft. with lot sizes up to an acre. Read More…
Lone Pine Road Estates
Lone Pine Road Estates is a collection of 112 single family homes in Bloomfield Township. This collection of luxury homes were built between 1926 to some newer construction and features properties ranging from 1,800 sq. ft. to 8,000 sq. ft. and lots of up to 1 ½ acres. Read More…
School Districts Serving Bloomfield Township
Bloomfield Township is served primarily by the Bloomfield Hills School District, although parts of the township are in the Birmingham, Avondale, and Pontiac districts. Birmingham Public Schools covers a portion of the southeast corner of the township and a part of the northeast corner is served by the Avondale School District. Bloomfield Hills High School is the sole high school in its district, which is the result of the merger in 2013 of Andover High School and Lahser High School. Bloomfield Township is home to the main campus of the International Academy, which is a public, tuition-free school of choice for students from ten different public school districts (including Bloomfield Hills and West Bloomfield). Students are required to earn both high school and International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas. The International Academy is consistently ranked as one of the top public schools in the nation.
Bloomfield Hills Schools| 7273 Wing Lake Road | Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Phone: (248) 341-5400
Birmingham Public Schools | 31301 Evergreen Road | Beverly Hills, MI 48025
Phone: (248) 203-3000
Avondale School District | 2940 Waukegan Street| Auburn Hills, MI 48326 Phone: (248) 537-6000
Pontiac School District | 47200 Woodward Avenue | Pontiac, MI 48342 Phone: (248) Phone: (248) 451-6800
Oakland Hills Country Club | 3951 West Maple Road | Bloomfield Twp, MI 48301
Phone: (248) 644-2500
Bloomfield Hills Country Club | 350 West Long Lake Road | Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Phone: (248) 644-6262
Heathers Club of Bloomfield | 900 Upper Scotsborough Way | Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Phone: (248) 334-9770
Forest Lake Country Club | 1401 Club Drive | Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Phone: (248) 332-8300
Wabeek Country Club | 4000 Clubgate Drive | Bloomfield Twp, MI 48302
Phone: (248) 855-0700
Stonycroft Hills Club | 1960 Stonycroft Lane | Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 Phone: (248) 647-1294
Bloomfield Township Senior Services
4315 Andover Rd.
Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
Phone: (248) 723-3500
The Bloomfield Senior Center offers services to improve the quality of life for seniors and ill or disabled persons. These services include:
- Home Delivered Meals
- Medical Transportation
- Health and wellness information
- Volunteer Opportunities
Classes include arts, computers, health and fitness, education, current events, book discussions, games and movies and even separate activities for men and women. There are more than 90-day trips annually and they also offer some extended trips as well.
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Bloomfield Township Parks
Bloomfield Township is home to beautiful parks and recreational services. Here are just a few of our favorites. Oakland County Parks offer great playgrounds, picnic areas, and sports fields.
Cranbrook House and Garden in Bloomfield Hills offer tours of the Cranbrook House and Cranbrook Gardens May through October. The gardens surround the house with 40 acres of lush flowers and plants.
Bloomfield Township Homeowners Associations
Bloomfield Township has a central Homeowner’s Association that maintains the records of associations and it’s officers for communities all over Bloomfield. Here is the role of the Township when it comes to HOAs. The Township will notify the Association’s Building Plans Chairman or President of any matter coming before the Zoning Board of Appeals or Planning Commission that may be related to the subdivision. The Township will give the Association’s contact information to new residents who have questions regarding the school district, rules and regulations, by-laws and deed restrictions, and lake access and privileges. The Township will provide an email address for the Building Plans Chairman, President or Association, which will ensure faster notifications than the postal system.
Homeowner associations may use the Township auditorium at no cost for meetings held Wednesday – Sunday. [List of HOA in the Township]