Southfield Michigan

Southfield Real EstateThe City of Southfield is located in Southeast Oakland County with a population just over 71,000. Southfield is home to several large businesses & employers and has a skyline of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings. The city is conveniently located along major freeways I-696 and M-10/Lodge keeping you minutes from entertainment in downtown Detroit or shopping in Novi. The city is a total of 26.2 square miles, .04% of which is water due to the main branch of the River Rouge running through the city.Southfield is bordered on the North by Bingam Farms / Beverly Hills, On the West by Berkley / Oak Park, and on the West by Farmington Hills. Click the blue button below to go straight to the Southfield Real Estate portal or read on to learn more about this Oakland County city.

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The city of Southfield has 3 school districts with-in its borders to serve students. Approximately 9000 Southfield students attend the Southfield Public Schools, while the northern part of the city attends the Birmingham School District. There is also a small portion of the city that attends the Oak Park School District.

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The city of Southfield does operate its own water and sewer department as well as its own police & fire. The Southfield police department currently employs 160 people and the fire department, which serves Southfield and Lathrup Village, has 109 firefighters and administrative professionals.

Property Taxes in Southfield are known to be quite high. Millage rates range from 52 – 70 depending on location and situation. This means you will pay $52-$70 per $1000 in taxable value. Broken down as follows:

Birmingham Schools:  55 Mils Principal Residence / 64 Mils Non Principal
Oak Park Schools:        52 Mils Principal Residence / 70 Mils Non Principal
Southfield Schools:      63 Mils Principal Residence / 64 Mils Non Principal

For more information on how property taxes work in Michigan please reference my blog post —> How Do Property Taxes Work in Michigan

For more information on the City of Southfield their website is

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This information is brought to you by Birmingham Michigan real estate agent Margo Borkin. Data compiled using RealComp, The realtors MLS. Margo Borkin is a member of the National Association of Realtors & the Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors.