Farmington is a small city within Farmington Hills with a thriving, walkable downtown district filled with many restaurants, shops, and entertainment choices.
The City of Farmington is located in Southeast Michigan in the southern part of Oakland County and is a small city within Farmington Hills.
Farmington is about 25 miles from Lakes St. Clair and Erie, and close to the Detroit River. The Upper Rouge River flows from Farmington Hills southward through the north and eastern portions of the City. In addition, Farmington has several contiguous wooded areas, which combined, provide a continuous natural habitat that forms a natural wildlife link throughout the city.
The central business district is centered at the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Farmington Road and has a quaint historic appearance. Downtown Farmington is vibrant and walkable with a multitude of shops, restaurants, and activities throughout the year, such as the Farmington Farmers Market. It’s also home to the old-school Farmington Civic Theater, which has been a fixture in Metro Detroit since the 1940s, and the Farmington Brewing Company.
The residential neighborhoods within the city have varied characteristics. A positive attribute to the city is the mixture of housing type, size, age, price, and feel, ranging from historic to modern. This provides housing opportunities for a full range of family sizes and incomes, as well as resident age groups. This mixture includes smaller homes, large homes, townhouses, condominiums, and apartments.
Farmington has six city parks that house different activities, such as the annual Duck Race, Youth Baseball Tournaments, ice-skating, and recreation programs shared with the City of Farmington Hills. Shiawassee Park offers outdoor recreation opportunities with a children’s playscape, tennis courts, baseball fields, and walking trails. On Friday nights during the months of June through August, Downtown Riley Park is best known for Rhythmz in Riley Park, a summertime concert series that is always well attended and provides a variety of music.
Several major highways service Farmington, and as a result, most sections of the Metro Detroit area are readily available to Farmington’s residents. Since the opening of the Walter Reuther Freeway, I-696, even the far east side is less than an hour’s drive.