by Michael Perna
on Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 3:25pm.
Farmington Hills Real Estate Information
Farmington was named a city in 1926 but was considered a small village that primarily served the area’s farming community until the 1950's. Today, Farmington consists of 10 square miles in south Oakland County and has 152,631 households. Known for its Victorian style charm, Farmington remains a graceful historic district with much to offer to its residents such as weekly farmer's markets, seasonal festivals, community library, and the historic Farmington Civic Theater.
Farmington Hills Community
Farmington offers a wide range of parks and recreation activities great for families, children and senior citizens. Shiawassee Park, Drake Park, Women’s Park, Memorial Park, and Downtown Riley Park make up the parks system in Farmington. Some community activities include the annual Duck Race, Youth Baseball Tournament, ice-skating, and recreation programs. The city also offers senior services and provides a wide variety of programs and services for adults 50 & better. The Farmington Farmer's & Artisan Market is every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. between the months of May to November. Friendly neighborhoods with a strong sense of community make this a desirable place to live.
The Farmington real estate community brings with it four major parks and four neighborhood parks which make up more than 600 acres of public parkland. This does not take into account the 10 miles of cross-country ski trails, a nature center, and hiking trails.
Throughout the year, Farmington sponsors special events such as the Summer Fun Series, "Shopping for Holiday Dollars" promotion, Halloween Fun Fest, the Farmer's Market and Summer Concert Series. Downtown merchants work together to sponsor sidewalk sales, Summer's End Celebration and other activities that make the downtown shopping experience fun for everyone.
One of 30 traditional downtown settings in Oakland County, Farmington offers an outstanding alternative to the shopping mall environment. Here, shoppers will find satisfaction and enjoyment in the wide assortment of retail stores, restaurants, cafes, and professional services.
Farmington Hills is home to a number of Metro DetroitÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fine dining establishments, as well as a wide range of ethnic restaurants.
The area is also home to many recreation facilities, such as the Farmington Hills Ice Arena and Costick Activities Center. The William Costick Activities Center provides a community-oriented, multi-purpose facility where citizens of all ages from Farmington, Farmington Hills and surrounding communities can enjoy a wide variety of social, recreational and cultural activities, events, programs and services. It serves the recreational needs of local residents with a swimming pool, multi-purpose gymnasium, three soccer fields and meeting rooms. Parks and Recreation officials take pride in offering diverse programming for those interested in hockey, softball, tennis, golf volleyball and soccer.