Farmington Hills is the second largest city in Oakland County and home to the Holocaust Memorial.
Farmington Hills, Michigan is located in central southern Oakland County, about 23 mile northwest of Detroit. It is home to over 79,000 residents and is the second largest city in the county. Farmington Hills is a beautiful city with many landscaped public areas and parks. The city covers 33.31 square miles with no major lakes or bodies of water. 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 houses the Orchard Ridge campus location for Oakland Community College.
The city is also home to the Holocaust Memorial Center, the only Holocaust Memorial in the state of Michigan.
There is plenty to do in Farmington Hills for the outdoor lover, including 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. The Costick Center also provides many programs and events for the community, including a resident swimming pool, and gymnasium. The city is home to several golf courses and country clubs.
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 Downtown Farmington with boutique and specialty shops and a plethora of dining and entertainment options.