Bloomfield Area

The Bloomfield area is made up of 6 communities – Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Bingham Farms, Beverly Hills and Franklin. It is a sought-after area in which to live, to shop and for investment. While this grouping of communities represents a significant area of upscale living in central Oakland County, each community has its own individual personality.

Birmingham, with its central downtown shopping district, has a more urban quality with high-end retail, restaurants, and various housing options. Franklin gives a glimpse of the past with its quaint shopping district of boutique shops, markets, and eateries, along with a neighboring cider mill. Bloomfield Hills is known for its prestigious educational, religious, and cultural institutions. The community is the home to the internationally renowned Cranbrook Institute of Science and Art, the exclusive Bloomfield Hills Country Club, and the Bloomfield Open Hunt Club. With many large homesteads in beautiful settings, residents value the traditions of quiet, rural residential properties, wooded lots, and privacy. Bingham Farms and Beverly Hills are mostly residential, serving as bedroom communities to Birmingham and Detroit. Both have areas of commerce along Telegraph Road and Southfield Road. Bloomfield Township, which “surrounds” Bloomfield Hills, is more suburban with residential areas mostly in well-maintained subdivisions. It is home to outstanding public and private schools, sports venues, lakes and rivers, and large-scale retailers towards the north end of Telegraph road. Additionally, Bloomfield Hills and Bloomfield Township offer various selections of waterfront living.

The area’s distinctive personality lends itself to a diverse blend of residents and lifestyles. This diversity extends to the retail and restaurant offerings and to those who come not to live, but also to visit. Bloomfield’s location also makes it convenient to the vast number of cultural and recreational assets that are available in the Metro Detroit area. Truly a place to “live, shop, and play”, enjoy all that is around you, and appreciate this special way of life that is Bloomfield!




The Charter Township of Bloomfield is home to 41,000 people. Its 26 square miles are distinguished by rolling hills, winding roads, scenic lakes and streams. Located in Oakland County, Bloomfield Township is within easy reach of the area’s major thoroughfares and expressways. It provides a full range of public services, including its own police and full-time fire departments and road, water, and sewer divisions.


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All the conveniences of downtown with its own cozy and unique atmosphere.


Green spaces were earlier integrated into the area, bringing pockets of laid-back calm to balance the hustle of the city.


Nothing is off the table in flourishing new developments. Pools? Fireplaces? You name it. With a spike in inventory, there’s room for great value, too.

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Housing choices in Bloomfield Township range from magnificent estates on large lots to affordable homes for first-time buyers. Because 95% of the township is residential, there is a special emphasis on the needs of homeowners, but Bloomfield Township’s business community is thriving and growing. Several large, nationally-known corporations have recently moved into Bloomfield or expanded their existing facilities, creating a healthy mix with nearby smaller, independently-owned businesses.

Four public school systems – primarily Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham, and also Avondale and Pontiac – serve residents of the Township, as well as several excellent private and parochial schools.

Demographic information shows that the community’s population is widely diverse and exceptionally well-educated. The median income is one of the highest in the state. As a result of the area’s rich cultural mix, many of the world’s religions are represented by places of worship in Bloomfield Township.

Source: Bloomfield Township




Bloomfield Hills is a community of residents that strongly value traditions of quiet, rural residential properties. The community is home to the internationally renowned Cranbrook Institute of Science and Art, the exclusive Bloomfield Hills Country Club, and the Bloomfield Open Hunt Club. This is a community that wishes little change other than continually reliable and improving public services. Change occurs with deliberate, active participation by residents.

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Bloomfield Hills’ residents hold professional or executive positions of authority (many associated with the major automakers or other Fortune 500 businesses) or high profile positions in professional sports. Many have chosen to live and remain in Bloomfield Hills for the quiet, wooded lots, privacy and stately homes.

Bloomfield Hills is located in the southeast quadrant of Oakland County. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 3,869. Bloomfield Hills consistently ranks as one of the top 5 wealthiest cities in the United States consisting of over 1,000 households. 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.”

Source: City of Bloomfield Hills 




The city of Birmingham, Michigan is located approximately halfway between the city of Detroit and Pontiac. Easily accessible to all major freeways and the airport, Birmingham is also bordered by Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Beverly Hills, Royal Oak, and Troy. 

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Birmingham is vibrant and prosperous, with a population of approximately 20,000. Covering only 4.73 square miles, our community is able to maintain the feel of a small town, while experiencing the benefits and amenities of an affluent urban area.

Nestled amid some of the nation’s most affluent suburbs, Downtown Birmingham is a center for business, social and cultural activities. The City has a lively, pedestrian-friendly downtown offering one of the Midwest’s premiere shopping districts. Comprised of nearly 300 retailers, the City offers a wonderfully diverse assortment of restaurants, clothing and gift stores, salons, spas, antique shops, and art galleries. Movie theatres and a centrally located park complete the city center. Whether you want to stroll the streets with your family and grab an ice cream, or check out the latest in designer fashions capped off with an evening of some of Metro’s Detroit’s finest dining, Birmingham offers it all. Our city is truly a place to “live, shop, and play”.

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source: City of Birmingham

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