West Bloomfield Michigan
West Bloomfield Michigan is located in Central/Southern Oakland County, about 23 miles northwest of Detroit. It is home to over 60,000 residents. West Bloomfield is part of the Lakes Area of Oakland County, and is known for its many sprawling all sports lakes. 4 of the 31 square miles that make up West Bloomfield are water. The largest lake in Oakland County, Cass Lake, is located with-in the townships borders along with 24 others. West Bloomfield is bordered on the North by Orchard Lake, on the West by Commerce Township, on the South by Farmington Hills, and on the East by Bloomfield Township. Click the button below to go straight to the West Bloomfield Real Estate portal or read on to learn more about West Bloomfield Michigan.
West Bloomfield Schools
There are actually 7 school districts within West Bloomfield. The primary district of course, is West Bloomfield. Area’s of the township also attend Farmington, Birmingham, Bloomfield, Walled Lake, Pontiac, and Waterford Schools. The West Bloomfield school district has 6 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school. You will also find private schools The Jewish Academy & St. Mary’s Preparatory within the township.
West Bloomfield Lakes Area
|Orchard Lake||788 Acres||110ft|
|Union Lake||465 Acres||102ft|
|Upper Straits||323 Acres||96ft|
|Walnut Lake||232 Acres||101ft|
|Pine Lake||395 Acres||90ft|
|Middle Straits||171 Acres||55ft|
West Bloomfield has 4 square miles of water which make up 25 of it’s lakes. Cass Lake, as we know, is the largest lake in West Bloomfield & Oakland County coming in at 1,280 acres with a 123ft max. depth. Other major West Bloomfield lakes include;
West Bloomfield Parks & Rec
West Bloomfield has several parks, trails, and nature preserves for our outdoor lovers. Each location has tons of family events year round including Summer Day Camp for the kids, holiday events, and more. The West Bloomfield Trail, which spans over 4 miles through the 28 acres of West Bloomfield Woods Park, has several sites & habitats for patrons to enjoy. Most of the parks and facilities can be rented for your private events also. You can view more about the parks & rec department at their website www.westbloomfieldparks.org.
West Bloomfield Municipal Information
West Bloomfield Township offices are located at 4550 Walnut Lake Rd, just West of Orchard Lake Rd. West Bloomfield has its own police, fire, and water dept for residents. The West Bloomfield Police Department has 71 sworn officers plus 12 dispatchers and other civilian personnel. The Fire Department in West Bloomfield has 6 fire stations located throughout its 36 mile district. The
department has 57 full time firefighters + several Sergeants, Lieutenants and Captains. West Bloomfield Fire also covers neighboring areas of Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake Village, and Sylvan Lake.
Property Taxes in West Bloomfield range from 29 – 41 mils depending on school district, for principal residence properties. This means for every $1000 in value of your home you would pay $29 – $41 dollars in property tax. For more information on how property taxes work in Michigan, head HERE
West Bloomfield Shopping & Entertainment
West Bloomfield’s downtown area is located along Orchard Lake Road just North and South of the intersection at Maple (15 mile) road. Here you will find several specialty grocery stores including Plum Market, as well as boutique type shops & plaza’s featuring several of Michigan’s finest small businesses. Finding something to eat wont be a problem either! From fast casual dining at Smashburger or The Stage Deli to a night out with friends at Mene Sushi, there is something for everyone, including a romantic evening with your honey at Matt Prentice’s Detroit Prime 29.
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