Royal Oak Michigan

Royal Oak Michigan is located in Southeast Oakland County, about 15 miles northwest of Detroit. The city is conveniently located close to major freeways, neighboring area jobs and local attractions. Over 55,000 Michigan residents call Royal Oak home. The city is almost 12 square miles, none of which is water. Royal Oak is best known for its affluent downtown area and of course, the Detroit Zoo. The city is bordered on the North by Clawson, on the West by Berkley, on the east by Madison Heights, and on the South by Ferndale. Click the button below to go straight to the Royal Oak Real Estate portal, or read on to learn more about The City of Royal Oak

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Royal Oak Schools

Students living in the city of Royal Oak attend the Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools. The district has won numerous awards and reports great attendance #’s for it’s over 5,200 students. The district has one high school, one middle school, and six elementary schools. A Handful of Royal Oak residents attend the Clawson or Berkley Schools.

Downtown Royal Oak

Royal Oak has amenities for residents and patrons of all ages. The downtown area’s feature everything from pubs, to bikers bars, to dance clubs and nightlife hot spots. There are many well known eateries through-out the city, which may be a factor in the decision to move the famous Arts, Beats, and Eats festival to Royal Oak from Pontiac in 2010. Royal Oak also has a handful of entertainment venues including the Royal Oak Music Theater and the Mark Ridley Comedy Castle where Michigan comedians Tim Allen & Dave Coulier got their starts.

Royal Oak Parks and Recreation

In addition to the desirable and bustling downtown, Royal Oak has over 25 parks for residents to enjoy. No matter where you live in the city, you are probably within walking distance to a Royal Oak park.  Several special events are held annually including a summer concert series, art fairs & farmers markets, and in the winter Royal Oak also has its own skating rink! Visit the Royal Oak Recreation department on their website at

Royal Oak Municipal Information

Royal Oak city offices are located off Williams street and can be reached at 248-246-3000. The city has its own police and fire department, as well as a resident based Auxiliary police.

Royal Oak property taxes range from 41-61 Mills depending on located & situation.
This means you will pay $41-$61 per $1000 of taxable value.
For more information on how property taxes work in Michigan please reference my blog post —> How Do Property Taxes Work in Michigan

Royal Oak Schools:     Principal Residence = 41 Mills     Non-principal residence = 57 Mills
Berkley Schools:          Principal Residence = 42 Mills     Non-principal residence = 60 Mills
Clawson Schools:        Principal Residence = 43 Mills     Non-principal residence = 61 Mills


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This information is brought to you by Royal Oak real estate agent Margo Borkin.  Margo Borkin is a member of the National Association of Realtors & the Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors.