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Is West Bloomfield Township safe?

West Bloomfield Township miWhen moving to Michigan you may be wondering if the communities you are considering are safe.  You may have narrowed your search down to West Bloomfield.  Over all I would give West Bloomfield an "A" as a town to move to.  It has so many good attributes.

Let's talk about how safe West Bloomfield is.  According to neighborhood scout West Bloomfield is safer than 79% of U.S. Cities.  According to the same website the chance of being a victim of violent crime 1 in 1,491 in West Bloomfield.  It is 1 in 229 chance in Michigan.  West Bloomfield is very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.

Crime grade gives the township an A+ grade.  The A+ grade means the rate of crime is much lower than the average US city. West Bloomfield is in the 93rd percentile for safety, meaning 7% of cities are safer and 93% of cities are more dangerous.

According to city data the 2019 crime rate in West Bloomfield Township, MI is 46, which is 5.8 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 18.2% U.S. cities. The 2019 West Bloomfield Township crime rate rose by 7% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years West Bloomfield Township has seen decline of violent crime and decline of property crime.  According to Fox 2 news list of the 50 safest cities in Michigan West Bloomfield is the 29th safest city in Michigan. 

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Violent Crimes Calculated annually per 100,000 residents

  • Assault                 36.3              national  282.7
  • Murder                   0                 national  6.1
  • Rape                    15.1              national  40.7
  • Robbery                 9.1              national  135.5 
Property Crimes Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary                      63.6              national  500.1
  • Theft                         417.8              national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft      39.4               national 284

West Bloomfield Township is sometimes call “lake township of Oakland County”, being heavily dotted with small, medium, and large lakes. Cass Lake, the largest lake in the county, lies partly in West Bloomfield, and Pine Lake, which has a private country club on its shore, lies completely within West Bloomfield. 

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Here is a list of West Bloomfield lakes in Oakland County and other pertinent information about the lakes.

Bloomfield Lake          Private          5.6 acres
Brookfield Lake           Private      4 to 5 acres 
Cass Lake                  Public         1,280 acres         123 ft. depth          all sports lake  
­Cross Lake                 Private           7.3 acres
Darb Lake                  Private         16.5 acres
Flanders Lake             Private           9.6 acres
Fox Lake                    Private           6.2 acres
Green Lake                 Private          166 acres          65 ft. depth          electric motor
Hammond Lake           Private            85 acres
Lake Marion                Private              6 acres
Middle Straits Lake      Private           171 acres         55 ft. depth          all sports lake
Mirror Lake                 Private             11 acres         25 ft. depth 
Moon Lake                  Private            3.7 acres
Morris Lake                 Private             15 acres
Pine Lake                    Private           395 acres         90 ft. depth          all sports lake 
Pleasant Lake              Private            
Rockwell Lake              Private            2.7 acres
Scotch Lake                 Private            9.3 acres         40 ft. depth
Simpson Lake              Private           13.2 acres
Union Lake                  Public             465 acres        102 ft. depth         all sports lake
Upper Straits Lake       Private            323 acres          96 ft. depth         all sports lake
Walnut Lake                Private            232 acres        101 ft. depth         all sports lake
West Bloomfield Lake   Private             12 acres
Woodpecker Lake         Private              16 acres
 
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West Bloomfield is located in south central Oakland County about 10 miles to the northwest from the Detroit city limits and has borders with: Bloomfield Township to its east, Farmington Hills to its south, Commerce Township to its west, and four communities to its north: Waterford Township, Orchard Lake Village, Keego Harbor, and Sylvan Lake.

Custom image 1Orchard Lake Road runs north-south through the middle of the township.  It connects to I-696 and Telegraph Road to the north.  It is the main artery of West Bloomfield’s shopping, restaurant, and business area.  Flanked on each side of the road by long strip malls, offices, and shopping complexes.  You will find many different big box stores, and national chain restaurants in West Bloomfield.   

West Bloomfield has a large Jewish population.  West Bloomfield also has a large Chaldean population.  The Median Household Income is $104,368.

Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher                          31%        national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree                                     30%         national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree            21%         national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent              13%         national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma                     5%         national  12%

The township has had most of its population growth from the 1960s through the early 2000s, many residents moving northwest from the inner ring Detroit suburbs. West Bloomfield is known to have a very diverse population, both racially, ethnically, and religiously.

West Bloomfield is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call West Bloomfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic

The primary school district serving the township is the West Bloomfield School District, which was recognized as one of the top public school districts in the country. A total of seven school districts serve various portions of West Bloomfield (West Bloomfield, Farmington, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Walled Lake, Pontiac and Waterford).

West Bloomfield is very safe.  It is a community that you will not have to worry about your families safety.  If you are looking to buy a home in West Bloomfield give me a call.  I will help make your West Bloomfield move less stressful.  Call me or text me today 248-310-6239

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