The Little City with a Big Heart

Clawson truly is the Little City with a Big Heart ! This fully-developed community is 2.2 square miles in area is home to are approximately 12,000, a density of ten persons per acre. It is one of the smallest communities in Oakland County.  Home ownership rate is about 75% and its  vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 1.8% with the average household size is 2.26 people.  The majority of houses, apartments or condos were built after 1957. They city continues to receive recognition as a Tree City USA and demonstrates a commitment to environmental sustainability. Their quiet tree-lined residential blocks offer affordable homes with styles ranging from historic homes to the latest in design. The City is home to 8 churches with a variety of denominations.

Living in this city is like having that small town, up north feel, but having all of the necessities just miles away, like Somerset Mall!   So don’t let it fool you, just because it’s type of city where your neighbor calls to tell you your child is riding their bike further than you would allow, it still has easy and close access to all of the art, culture, fine dining, and nightlife you’d find in a big city!

Clawson’s school district demonstrates leading and learning with higher test scores and smaller class sizes. There are 4 public schools in the city:

  • Schalm Elementary (Selfridge north of Elmwood)
  • Kenwood Elementary(Nahma and Samoset)
  • Clawson Middle School (John M and Washington)
  • Clawson High School(John M and Washington)

Ranked at #16 for Safest City in Michigan in 2016. Check out the report here.

Also ranked #5 for Safest Mid-Size City in Michigan in 2016. Check out the report here.


Things to do in Clawson

Annual Events

The City Park is the Jewel of City and offers so many amazing events to keep is residents busy throughout the year, including:

  • An outdoor Farmers Market through the September and an indoor Market during the winter;
  • The Claws & Paws Pet Fair;
  • City Wide Garage Sale;
  • Easter Egg Hunt;
  • Trick or Treat Trail;
  • Their acclaimed Fourth of July celebration since 1933;
  • Fall Festival
  • Lion’s Club Car Show; and
  • Cinema in the Street and many more.

A Family Friendly, Bucolic City

This 2.2 square mile city is a place where everyone treats you like family, has keys to your house, and that you can call on for anything at any time.   What’s not to love about living in a city that keeps current with development and progress, but is also stuck in time; where everyone waves to each other, regardless if you know them or not, a place that still has family a restaurant that accepts checks!

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