Royal Oak


The City of Royal Oak requires no introduction to the Detroit metropolitan area. Conveniently located near several major thoroughfares, Royal Oak's location is prime. This is evident in the steady rise of property values throughout the city. Royal Oak has maintained the appeal of a small town, while affording many of the amenities of a large metropolis. Because of its respect for diversity, the city's composition is truly eclectic. The population represents a diverse mix of individuals, age groups, incomes, and myriad of residential home styles. Combined efforts of a proactive city government and Downtown Development Authority over the past several years have brought about a metamorphosis of the city's central business district. Downtown improvements have included changes to the landscape that encourage socialization.

Downtown businesses have created a diverse, one-stop commercial district where customers find quality and personal service. Retail shops offer specialty items and many restaurants feature outdoor patios that connect visitors to the heart of Royal Oak. Street furniture provides convenient resting places and vantage points to observe the flurry of activity.

The renaissance of Royal Oak unveiled the city's charm. Visitors to Main, Washington and other downtown streets experience the city's unique sense of place and identity, unlike cities without downtown districts. This sentiment can be shared by pedestrians ambling along the downtown streetscapes that feature brick paving, street furniture, tree and flower plantings. It can be felt among patrons of the theaters, upscale restaurants, coffeehouses and distinctive shops. Visitors to downtown Royal Oak enjoy the pedestrian-friendly atmosphere and social interaction.

Recent Accolades:

  • Best Place to Live in Michigan (Areavibes, 2015)
  • Top 10 Best Small Cities for Education in America (Movoto, 2014)
  • Top 10 Best Cities for Kids in America (Livability, 2014)
  • Top 10 Happiest Small Places in America (Movoto, 2014)
  • Top 10 Best Cities for Single Mothers in America (Nerd Wallet, 2014)
  • Top 10 Most Exciting Small Cities in America (Movoto, 2013)
  • Top 10 Best Places to Live in Michigan (Movoto, 2013)
Census Information (2010):
  • Total population: 57,236
  • High School Diploma: 19.6%
  • Bachelor's Degree: 29.5%
  • Graduate or Professional Degree: 19%
  • Median Household Income: $59,854
Geographic Data:
  • 11.83 Sq. Miles
  • 7,571.20 Acres
  • 330,057,000 Sq Ft


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Updated: 18th August, 2019 1:26 AM.