Farmington Hills is the second-largest city in Oakland County and home to the state's only Holocaust Memorial.
Farmington Hills, Michigan is located in central southern Oakland County, about 23 miles northwest of Detroit. It is home to a diverse population of 79,000 residents and is the second-largest city in the county. Farmington Hills is a beautiful city that covers 33.31 square miles and features many landscaped public areas and parks, well-kept neighborhoods, and local businesses (see: House of Falafel and El Patio Mexican Restaurant).
Many people often consider Farmington and Farmington Hills to be the same thing. While merging the two was considered in the past, Farmington Hills remains a separate municipality from the City of Farmington. Farmington Hills is bordered by West Bloomfield on the north, the City of Farmington on the south, Novi on the west, and Southfield on the east.
Farmington Hills has good schools, including the Orchard Ridge campus of Oakland Community College.
The city is also home to the Holocaust Memorial Center, the only Holocaust memorial in Michigan.
There is plenty to do in Farmington Hills for the outdoor lover, including seven golf courses and country clubs, and nine different parks. The most popular park in the city, Heritage Park, is 211 acres with 4.5 miles of trails, perfect for hiking, nature, and in the winter, cross country skiing. It also has an arts center and archery. The city’s Costick Activties Center provides many programs and events for the community, including a swimming pool and gymnasium.
Farmington Hills does not have a downtown, rather the shopping and entertainment district is spread out throughout the city, and it is only a short distance away from Novi’s shopping center and Downtown Farmington with boutique and specialty shops and a plethora of dining and entertainment options.