8.8 out of 10

Farmington Hills

42.4739841492488 -83.3722683391356
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Schools
  • Eating Out
  • Childcare
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Farmington Hills – Not as Elite as it Used to Be"

Although it used to be that Farmington Hills was simply considered an extension to the elite city of Bloomfield Hills, this reputation is slowly deteriorating. Sure, there are still some outstanding neighborhoods with gorgeous houses, but perimeter areas near Grand River are getting shadier and crime rate is on the rise.

That being said, most of Farmington Hills really is a fantastic place to live. You have an endless selection of restaurants, shops, grocery stores and bars. If you want a mall, EmagineTheater or a place to play arcade video games, you head up the road to Novi. Are you in need of a good yoga studio? Go to Bloomfield Hills. Want to hit the clubs for the night? Detroit and Pontiac are less than 30 minutes away. You are literally in the perfect location.

Schools in Farmington Hills are considered above average and there is a nice mix of races. College students are 15 minutes away from seven colleges and universities, including University of Michigan. There are hospitals and 24-urgent care centers in the city and even though nearly all residents have at least one vehicle, buses do run like clockwork, especially down Orchard Lake rd.
Pros
  • Centrally located
  • Has everything you could want
  • Great schools
Cons
  • Traffic is congested
  • Some areas can be expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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