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Russ Ravary
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Woodward Avenue in Birmingham MIAre you moving to Oakland County and looking for the best cities in the county to chose from?  When you have an Oakland County relocation it pays to know which are the best communities in Oakland County Michigan.  Let me tell you that there are many great communities in the county.  If you are relocating to Michigan you probably have a list of what you want in a home and probably know what you want in a community.

First of all I think you will find that many of communities around metro Detroit are just like the communities from the area you are living in now.  So what are you looking for in a town?  Are you looking for an active downtown area?  Are you looking for a safe community?  Do you have children and want a good school system?  If you move often with your work you will probably want to find a home that will go up in value so you do not lose money on when you move a few years from now.

Birmingham MI

 There may be many different criteria that you have.  It's my goal as a Metro Detroit realtor to tell you about all the communities in Metro Detroit and in Oakland County that fit your wants and needs.  You may not want to buy a home in any county but Oakland County.  Then that's where we will focus our search.  Let's talk about the best cities in Oakland County.  Like I said above there are many of them.  We have communities that have active downtowns like the city of Rochester, the city of Milford, and the city of Royal Oak just to name a few of the towns that have great downtowns.   

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Parks in Birmingham MIAnother factor may be for you is a safe community.  A community that you do not have to worry every time your spouse or kids go out.  The majority of Oakland County communites are very safe.  The city in Oakland County that has higher crime statistics is the City of Pontiac.  The other cities that will have higher crime statistics will be communities that are just outside of Detroit.  Cities like Ferndale, Lathrup Village, Southfield,  and Oak Park sometimes have higher crime from the spillover from the City of Detroit.  Sometimes the further you go away from Detroit the lower the crime is.

Here is another factor home buyers always ask about....the school systems and how good are the schools.  There are many, many really good schools systems in Oakland County.  Troy Schools, Novi Schools, Birmingham Schools, Bloomfield Schools are usually ranked very high in Michigan student tests.  Those four schools are just the tip of the iceberg.  West Bloomfield schools, Walled Lake Schools, Rochester Schools and so many other Oakland County school systems will provide your child with a great education to succeed in life and prepare for college.

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I am just going to start with one community in Oakland County as one of the many good cities that you can chose from.  I honestly don't know which town to start with as there are so many good cities in Oakland County.  I only have so much time today so I have to rush through this post and only have time to talk about one town.  Let's talk about Birmingham.

Why is Birmingham one of the best cities in Oakland County?  I like Birmingham MI because it has a great downtown area that many people come to from around Metro Detroit.  It draws people to it's stores, restaurants, and bars.  Of course people come to the many businesses in the downtown area too.  It has an old theatre and events like the Woodward Dream Cruise draws thousands of people to the city.

Homes for sale Birmingham MI

Birmingham, Michigan lies along the Woodward Avenue Corridor, in Oakland county, is 5 miles SW of Troy and 17 miles NW of downtown Detroit.The city is considered part of the Detroit metropolitan area.  From Woodard you can drive right downtown.

The unemployment rate in Birmingham is 3.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%).

Birmingham MI schools

Birmingham students consistently score and rank near the top of Michigan scholastic scores.  They are very good schools.  Schools where they will be very well prepared for college and life after high school.  Birmingham public schools spend $16,887 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Birmingham.  According to Niche Birmingham Schools rank 8th out of 55 6 schools as one of the best school districts in Michigan.  It ranks 10th in the safest school districts in Michigan out of 578 schools.  It ranks 13th as one of the best places to teach in Michigan out of 552 school districts.  Not only are Birmingham Schools are great, there are many good private schools in the area too.  Detroit Country Day, Cranbrook, Brother Rice, and Marian High School. 

So if you are looking for a safe community Birmingham is it.  That is why I say Birmingham is one of the best cities in Oakland County to move too.  Give me a call if you need a good negotiating real estate agents to help you get a good price on your next home.  I work hard to make my clients dreams come through.  Call me at 248-310-6239 

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