Farmington Hills is an upscale northwestern suburb of Metropolitan Detroit. It’s loved by locals for the quaint comfort it offers in close proximity to downtown Detroit, as well as Ann Arbor, which is only around 30 miles away. Farmington has consistently ranked among the safest cities in the United States over the past few decades. It boasts a recently renovated downtown, now complete with niche boutiques, an old timey cinema, casual and fine dining, numerous art galleries, and several public parks. Historical sites are also a draw to the area and include Longacre House and the Governor Warner Mansion, both of which host events and welcome guests weekly. Farmington Hills annually hosts the Greater Farmington Founders Festival, which started as a tribute to the town’s Quaker heritage and has grown into a four-day event featuring live music, craft beers, and local vendors. There’s also the yearly Family Funfest Carnival, and Art on the Grand, a fine arts festival held downtown.
In addition to offering a quality alternative to urban life for students of Detroit’s numerous universities, Farmington Hills is home to branches of Oakland Community College and Wayne State University, as well as the main campus of the Michigan School of Professional Psychology. Students will love living in Farmington Hills.
The City Center neighborhood of Farmington Hills is predictably expensive in general, but in many ways worth the expense. Not only are two campuses contained in its parameters (Oakland Community College and the Michigan School of Professional Psychology), but residents have quick and easy access to I-696, making for quick commuting. Heritage Park is also contained in this area, along with the Woodland Hills Nature Park.
Stableview Drive/Surrey Lane is another neighborhood that feels established and lux, but also maintains practical living conditions for students. Many apartment complexes sit here and in the nearby Haggerty Road neighborhood, both of which are right at the spaghetti bowl merger of I-696, I-275, and Hwy 5.
Further South along Halstead Road and in Farmington Acres, residents enjoy recreation in Fairmont Park and Founders Sports Park a little further from the hustle and bustle of the highways.