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Moving to Royal Oak MI

Royal Oak Michigan is a great town to live in.  It's a safe community with good schools.   Royal Oak homes hold their value because of those two items.  Add in that is located along I-75 and I-696 expressways.  You can get to downtown Detroit in less than 20 minutes.  Or you can drive to work in Southfield, Auburn Hills, Troy, or Rochester very easily.  Royal Oak is what I call a younger person's town because the downtown area is full of bars and restaurants that the young people flock too.  Though quite a few older folks go too.

  If you are part of the young crowd, or are single, or still enjoy the life without children relocating to Royal Oak could be a smart move.  Royal Oak is no doubt metro Detroit's young person's city.  They used to call them yuppies ( I think I dated myself) and now they are something like the millenial or X or Y generation.  Who knows, but the bottom line is if you are young and like a city with active night life then Royal Oak Michigan is the place to be.  The city has one of the largest downtown areas in the suburbs that is full of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and small boutique stores.

Downtown Royal Oak MI

It is a downtown area that Metro Detroiter head to.  If you are going out with friends you may end up in Royal Oak even if you are not single.  Not to say that people of all ages do not live in the city or come to the city.  Hey I am 56 years old and I like going there for the great restaurants.  It is always lively with people walking the streets anytime of the day or evening.   There are 5.3 miles of walkable downtown sidewalks. Over 85 boutiques, salons and retail shops and even a very good comedy club.  There are over 750 outdoor seats at over 70 restaurants. There are rooftop bars and areas to eat on the street while watching the people walk by.  The older generation like to "walk" the downtown area for exercise.

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The downtown area has some huge events each year in addition to small events for the residents like music acts, and the memorial day parade.  There are 3 big events that I have to mention.  Woodward Dream cruise goes through the city in August.  It  huge day of car watching.  Thousands of people come to Royal Oak to see historic car owner show off their vehicles.  It is an amazing day for anybody that interest in cars and history.  On Labor Day weekend they have Arts, Beats, and Eats.  Amazing food, and great music acts from across the country come to the city for the weekend.  Then there is an arts festival for you to come and pick up some great art from artisans from across the country and local artists too.  Fun activities for the whole family.  So if you are relocating to Oakland County MI and looking for a funky active downtown with events for the whole family then come visit Royal Oak.  Here are two more downtown events  the Holiday magical parade and the craft beer stroll. So the city is alive not only at night but also very active during the day.

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All Ages welcome

The city is great for retirees, married empty nesters, and young families too.  The city was recently named Top 10 Best City for Kids, 2014  by Livability.com.  Every parent to want what’s best for their kids and offer them every possible advantaging life.  So why not live a community that gives them so many opportunities to have fun.  Royal Oak not only offers great schools, playgrounds and low crime rates, it also gives children opportunities to live healthy lifestyles and engage in a multitude of activities with other kids.  The city’s more than 50 parks and fun attractions, such as the John Lindell Ice Arena and Detroit Zoo, give kids plenty of fun things to do.

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Royal Oak Demographics

So what is the city really like?  Who lives there now or at least during the 2010 census. There were 57,236 people living there making up 28,063 households.  There were about 13,394 families residing in the city. Just 40% of the city is over the age of 45.  So it is a young town. The racial makeup of the city was 90.7% White, 4.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population. It is a great city to move to no matter what religion, culture, ethnic group, or race you are.   If you would like a Royal Oak relocation guide email me at yesmyrealtor@gmail.com  

Royal Oak Homes & Condos for sale

There are so many different styles and sizes of homes in Royal Oak MI.  So what are Royal Oak condos, homes and RoyalDowntown Royal Oak MI Oak Real Estate like?  You are not going to find large mega mansions in the city.  Though there are newer bigger colonials being built here now.  They are tearing down old homes and using all the empty lots to build new homes.  Royal Oak real estate is going to be pricier than homes in the surrounding cities like Ferndale or Clawson simply because Royal Oak is a "hot" city.  It is a very desirable city.  You will be able to find homes cheaper in Berkley, Clawson, or Madison Heights.  There are bungalows, ranches, and small colonials scattered throughout the city.  If you want a list of Royal Oak homes emailed to you send me an email to yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

Young people around metro Detroit want to live in Royal Oak if their job is near the city.  Of course the homes that are closest to downtown are in high demand because home buyers like the idea of being able to walk into the downtown area.  Royal Oak is a good sized community being several mile long and wide.

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So what is real estate in Royal Oak Michigan like?  There are several high rise condo complexes that are from 4 to 8+ stories tall right in the downtown area.  There are also several Brownstown style town house complexes within walking distance too.  Of course like most cities there are older apartment complexes that have been converted into condos.  Most of these condos are from 800 square feet to about 1500 square feet.

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Homes for sale Royal Oak MI

    Royal Oak real estate

I would call Royal Oak a bedroom community in that majority of the homes are under 1500 square feet.  There are many ranch and bungalow style homes here.  There are the old Detroit style square boxy wood frame homes.  The type of home that has a kitchen, dining room, living room, and a half bath on the main floor and a porch that spans across the front of the house.  Many of the homes have screened in those porches or enclosed them totally.  Now instead of wood they may be aluminum or vinyl.

Condos for sale Royal Oak MI

Royal Oak homes are on well manicured streets with mature trees and many times sidewalks.  The city is an older community with some homes being built in the 1920's.  You will find that most of the homes were built before the 1970's.  There are brick ranches, split levels, and colonials, but like I said the majority of the homes are the three types

  • ranches
  • bungalow
  • boxy wood frame Detroit style home

 There are no mega mansions here.  Most of the homes are smaller though there are a couple of sections in the city where the homes and lots are larger.  You can find some homes that are over 2000 square feet.  Of course throughout the city you will find homes that have been added onto.  Bungalows that have been converted into colonials, bungalows that have family rooms added on, and ranch homes that have had a second floor added on.

Royal Oak MI

Royal Oak real estate is going to be pricier than homes in Berkley, Clawson, or Madison heights simply because it is the hot spot for the younger generation.  Years ago I would have called it the Yuppie area, now it is the millenial city.  So if you are relocating to Metro Detroit and you work is downtown or on the east side then you may want to check out homes, condos, or real estate in Royal Oak. 

If you do not know Royal Oak real estate is usually in high demand because it is a young person's town.  It has a good sized very active downtown that is suited for the 20 - 35 year old age group.

Young people around metro Detroit want to live in Royal Oak if their job is near there.  Of course the homes that are closest to downtown are in high demand because home buyers like the idea of being able to walk into the downtown area.  Royal Oak is a good sized community being several mile long and wide.

So what is real estate in Royal Oak Michigan like.  There are several high rise condo complex that are from 4 to 8+ stories tall right in the downtown area.  There are also several Brownstown style condo complexes within walking distance too.  Of course like most cities there are older apartment complexes that have been converted into condos.  Most of these condos are from 800 square feet to about 1500 square feet.

Royal Oak homes for sale MI

Homes for sale Royal Oak MI

    Royal Oak real estate

I would call Royal Oak a bedroom community in that majority of the homes are under 1500 square feet.  There are many ranch and bungalow style homes here.  There are the old Detroit style square boxy wood frame homes.  The type of home that has a kitchen, dining room, living room, and a half bath on the main floor and a porch that spans across the front of the house.  Many of the homes have screened in those porches or enclosed them totally.  Now instead of wood they may be aluminum or vinyl.

Condos for sale Royal Oak MI

Royal Oak real estate is on orderly streets with mature trees.  The city is an older community with some homes being built in the 1920's.  You will find that most of the homes were built before the 1970's.  There are brick ranches, split levels, and colonials, but like I said the majority of the homes are the three types

  • ranches
  • bungalow
  • boxy wood frame Detroit style home

 There are no mega mansions here.  Most of the homes are smaller though there are a couple of sections in the city where the homes and lots are larger.  You can find some homes that are over 2000 square feet.  Of course throughout the city you will find homes that have been added onto.  Bungalows that have been converted into colonials, bungalows that have family rooms added on, and ranch homes that have had a second floor added on.

Royal Oak MI condominiums for sale

Royal Oak real estate is going to be pricier than homes in Berkley, Clawson, or Madison heights simply because it is the hot spot for the younger generation.  Years ago I would have called it the Yuppie area, now it is the millenial city.  So if you are relocating to Metro Detroit and you work is downtown or on the east side then you may want to check out homes, condos, or real estate in Royal Oak. 

 So you have a town that has good schools, low crime, lots of parks, and so much to do.  What more can you want. That’s what makes Royal Oak, well, Royal Oak. A meeting place, a see and be seen place, a do-whatever-suits-you-that-minute-place. That’s our Royal Oak. Make it yours.

Condos for sale in Royal Oak Michigan

If you are looking for a great realtor to help you buy or sell a home give me a call at 248-310-6239.  I work hard to help my clients.  I am a full time realtor that try to make your move less stressful while trying to keep as much of your money in your pocket.  If you want one of Royal Oaks top realtors give me a call.  Feel free to call me anytime.

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