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2018 Southfield Lifestyle

The Southfield Lifestyle is the premier community resource guide for Southfield and Lathrup Village Michigan. Based on information content, not articles, Lifestyle provides all the information you need to navigate the Greater Southfield area. It's easy to use format also lends itself to being the locally focused visitors guide and relocation guide for Greater Southfield.

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ADDENDUM — Southfield Area: 26.3 Sq. Miles Economic Base: Well diversified, major business center, numerous colleges and universities, shopping centers, professional services, industry and residential neighborhoods. Government: Council, Mayor Housing: Median list price $150,000 (January, 2018) Income: Median household income $60,000 Population: 77,389 (July, 2017) Location: In Oakland County, centrally located with easy access to major expressways and Detroit metro airport. Library: Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen, Southfield 48076 (248) 796-4200 www.sfldlib.org Local Newspapers: Southfield Sun, (248) 598-1071, www.candgnews.com Southfield Eccentric, www.hometownlife.com Medical Services: Providence - Providence Park, Beaumont, Royal Oak and Beaumont – Farmington Hills (See “Health Care”) Parks and Recreation: 774 acres of parkland in 33 areas, 30 miles of hiking, biking and nature trails. There are two nine-hole golf courses, lighted driving range, wellness and fitness center, outdoor 50 meter pool, senior and neighborhood recreation centers, indoor field house and ice arena, leagues, programs and special events throughout the year. Post Office: 22200 W. 11 Mile Rd., Southfield 48037 and 28211 Southfield Rd., Lathrup Village 48076. 800-ASK-USPS www.usps.com Protection: Emergency 9-1-1. City of Southfield Uniformed Group (police and fire) (248) 796-5500. Schools: Birmingham (248) 203-3000 www.birmingham.k12.mi.us Oak Park (248) 336-7700 www.oakparkschools.org Southfield (248) 746-8500 www.southfield.k12.mi.us Seniors: The Southfield Adult Recreation Center (248) 796-4650 is for those 50+. It has a branch of the library, a co-op grocery store, snack bar, barber and beauty shop and boutique. TOSS (Transportation for Southfield Seniors) is available for residents 60+. Anyone needing a lift-equipped van call (248) 796-4650 for arrangements. Chore service for 62+ year olds and/or the disabled is available by calling Ms. Chore at (248) 796-4180. 2017-2018 Tax Rate Homestead Non-homestead Birmingham: 55.7572 65.5163 Oak Park: 52.5883 70.7683 Southfield: 63.6849 64.7083 Transportation: SMART fixed route bus service, www.smartbus.org , and connector curb-to-curb service with advanced registration call (866) 962-5515. Utilities: Consumer Energy, DTE Energy, Oakland County Health Department (well and septic), SE Oakland County Water Authority (248) 796-4850 CITY OFFICES: City of Southfield 26000 Evergreen Southfield 48076 (248) 796-5000 (248) 796-5200 Treasurer www.cityofsouthfield.com Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce 20300 Civic Center Dr., Ste. 1102 Southfield 48076 (248) 557-6661 www.southfieldchamber.com ADDENDUM — Lathrup Village Area: 1.5 square miles. Location: Within the borders of the City of Southfield in the northeast corner. I-696, US 24 (Telegraph Rd.), M-39 (Southfield Rd/Freeway) are major access highways. Population: 3,984 (July, 2017) Housing: Median List Price $169,900 (January, 2018) Median Household Income: $82,000 Government: Mayor, City Council, City Administrator Schools: Southfield Public Schools (248) 746-8500, www.southfield.k12.mi.us Tax Rates (2017-18): Homestead 58.8557 Non-Homestead 59.8689 Utilities: See Basics. CITY OFFICES: Lathrup Village 27400 Southfield Rd., Lathrup Village 48076 (248) 557-2600 • www.lathrupvillage.org Additional Phone Numbers: 46th District Court………………………………(248) 796-5800 Animal Control…………………………………..(248) 796-5410 City Clerk…………………………………………(248) 557-2600 Fire………………………………………………..(248) 796-5650 Parks and Recreation…………………………….(248) 557-2600 Public Safety……………………………………..(248) 557-3600 The Southfield Chamber……………………….(248) 557-6661 Treasurer………………………………………….(248) 557-2600 Tringali Sanitation………………………………...(248) 585-9120 6 Lifestyle ~ 2018

Community Profile Lathrup Village Tucked within sprawling Southfield, charming Lathrup Village is an enclave community that features quiet residential districts, distinctive historic homes and a dynamic citizenry. It’s a gem in the jewelry box. A stamp in the passport. Many of Lathrup Village’s neighborhoods are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as are several buildings along Southfield Road. Because the major thoroughfares of I-696 and Southfield Road intersect in Lathrup Village, the community is conveniently connected to greater Detroit. And there are multiple SMART bus stops in Lathrup Village. “A million metro-Detroiters live within 10 minutes of Lathrup Village,” says Ken Marten, the city’s economic development director. “We’re hyper-connected to the region at large.” The residents are educated, cultured and multiethnic. Collectively, they weave an eclectic social and civic tapestry. A vibrant sense of volunteerism thrives among civic-minded organizations like the Lathrup Village Women’s Club, Lions Club, Southfield Lathrup Optimists Club, Community Foundation, Children’s Garden and Timebank. Festive events, open to residents and visitors alike, occur year around: • The Farmers Market runs on Wednesdays from May to October. • The “Summer in the Village” festival is in June. • The Concert in the Park series on Wednesday evenings runs from June to August. • The two-day Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival is slated for August. • The Detroit Institute of Art’s Inside/Out program will come to Lathrup this year from August to October. • The Food Truck Fridays series begins in the summer and runs through September. • The traditional Lunch with Santa is in December. The community is not only a great place to live and raise a family. It’s also a great place for business. In 2015, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) named Lathrup Village as only the fourth in the state to receive Redevelopment Ready Communities® (RRC) certification. RRC is one of the MEDC’s voluntary, no-cost programs that assists municipalities in establishing a sound foundation for development and investment in their communities. Lathrup’s Downtown Development Authority, with assistance from the MEDC, continues to search for a use for historic Annie Lathrup School. “We feel that we’re one big redevelopment project away from a major downtown transformation,” Marten says. “It will serve as a catalyst for further projects, and we’re working hard to make that happen.” This year’s redevelopment calendar is lively. Michigan First Credit Union’s expansion, which essentially doubles the size of its headquarters at 11 Mile and Greenfield, will be complete in 2018. So will the 22-unit Townhomes of Lathrup condo complex at 11 Mile and Lathrup Boulevard. Angeles Fashion is preparing to open its latest branch on Southfield Road, as is Boost Mobile, Tim Miller State Farm Insurance, and several other businesses. Greater Southfield Area www.gsalifestyle.com 7