"A Small City With Large Horizons."
Bloomfield Hills was a farming area until the turn of the 20th century when it became a magnet for prosperous Detroit residents and became the City of Bloomfield Hills in 1932. Bloomfield Hills is only about five square miles, but don’t let the size fool you, it is one of the most affluent suburbs in Oakland County and is repeatedly ranked as one of the top five wealthiest cities in the US with over 1,000 households.
The average household income in 2010 in Bloomfield Hills was $165,000. 30-9 percent of households in Bloomfield Hills have a value of over $1,000,000. This value is also the highest percentage of all houses in Bloomfield Hills. This coupled with its low child poverty rate and extremely low crime rate is why it was ranked one of three of the safest neighborhoods in Detroit for families.
They average 1 violent crime per year and only 37 property crimes per year. Their complete crime index is 77, which means Bloomfield Hills is safer than 77% of the communities across the entire country! To break it down even further, people in this city only have a 1 in 3,963 chance of being the victim of a violent crime, the state average is 222.
The magnificent homes and efficacious professionals that reside in Bloomfield Hills afford a level of sophistication that’s difficult to find almost anywhere else in the region.
You will find plenty of spacious Colonial and craftsman style homes on large private lots in Bloomfield Hills as single family homes is the dominant land use and the lots are also rather large, ranging from ¾ acre to 2 acres. Most of the homes are over 3,000 square feet and they range from different time periods. The average sales price of a home in Bloomfield Hills in 2011 was $519,250. All of this explains why Bloomfield Hills was ranked number 2 for Best Detroit Suburbs For Families. http://www.movoto.com/guide/detroit-mi/best-detroit-suburbs-for-families/
Bloomfield Township was incorporated in 1827; the first settlers of European descent settled in the Township 11 years prior to its incorporation and consisted of physicians, educators and entrepreneurs. By 1830 there were about 30 families occupying the Township, 120 years later the population rose to 3,800 people. Today, the Charter Township of Bloomfield is 26 square miles and is home to over 43,000 people.
By some standards, the population hasn’t really changed much in the past 35 years because although the number of housing units had increased, the average household size has decreased. The Township has more of a financial and service oriented economy, so it is untouched by fluctuations in with the automotive industry like many other communities. Bloomfield Township boasts a community that is highly educated, those in the professional workforce along with available undeveloped land. These factors combined have helped prepare the Township is prepared for sustained growth in the health care, service, financial, and high technology industries.
The Township is well-known for its picturesque streams and lakes, rolling hills, curvy roads, and rolling hills. Bloomfield Township is an extraordinary residential community, with immaculate woodlands and water features, exemplary educational experiences, and a vibrant, diverse, and chic business community. The Township is 95% residential but also offers an eclectic mix of local businesses along the Telegraph and Woodward Corridors that afford enormous opportunities that keep this community vital and thriving. It is one of the most sought after locations for owning and operating a business. Bloomfield Township not only shares the Bloomfield Hills Public Schools district, but depending on where you live, it also utilizes Birmingham Public Schools, Pontiac Public Schools, and Avondale Public Schools.
Community Profile: http://semcog.org/Community-Profiles/Communities/2040
The city is part of the Bloomfield Hills School District, with the exception of a small area located in the southeast corner of the city. It has 4 elementary schools, 1 standard high school, and 3 middle schools. Some of these schools are Primary Years Program (PYP) schools, which includes a curriculum that encourages international-mindedness and a positive attitude toward learning in general. 99% of Bloomfield High School students graduate and 90% are accepted to their first choice of universities. There are also many private schools inside the city limits to serve students, which include: The Academy of the Sacred Heart, Cranbrook Schools, Roeper School, and St. Hugo of the Hills School. The private schools that are outside the city, but in close proximity include: International Academy, Brother Rice High School, Detroit Country Day, Marian High School, Sacred Heart School, and St Regis Elementary School.
Additionally, there is the International Academy in the City, which is a tuition-free, public consortium high school that hosts students from ten different public schools districts. Newsweek magazine has repeatedly ranked this school within the top twenty public high schools in the United States, including the #1 ranking in 2003.
Finally, it is also home to the Cranbrook Educational Community, which is a 319-acre campus that focuses on art & architecture as well as college preparation. The school is different because it boasts the “apprenticeship method.” This is where groups of students learn under a single “artist-in-residence,” and their learning is self-directed under the direction of the artist-in-residence.
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