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Farmington
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City of Farmington
Location in the state of Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oakland
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Tom Buck
 • City Manager Vincent Pastue
Area
 • City 2.66 sq mi (6.89 km2)
 • Land 2.66 sq mi (6.89 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 751 ft (229 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 10,372
 • Estimate (2012) 10,479
 • Density 3,899.2/sq mi (1,505.5/km2)
 • Metro 4,296,250
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 48331-48336
Area code(s) 248
FIPS code 26-27380
GNIS feature ID 0625837
Website http://www.ci.farmington.mi.us
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  • Full Service Packing - All items in your home are packed by our trustworthy household movers using the most up-to-date packing methods and materials in the industry.
  • Fragile Packing - You define your breakable or high-value items such as dishes, glassware, artwork, fragile furniture, mirrors, etc. and we will professionally pack them with care, while you pack all of your other belongings.
  • Do It Yourself Packing - Rose can provide boxes and materials to make your job as easy as possible.
Basic Household Moving Services
  • Loading - Each of your belongings is labeled, inventoried and loaded in a systematic process. Additionally, all upholstered furniture is wrapped in stretch wrap, a strong, clear plastic that completely covers the furniture, protecting it from dirt and damage.
  • Transportation - All of our trailers are equipped with air-ride suspension systems to ensure the contents travel in the safest manner possible. All trucks are driven by professional household movers with the best training in the industry.
  • Unloading - Upon arrival, all items are inventoried as they are unloaded. When unloading, furniture, boxes and other belongings are placed in the rooms you designate. Assembly of beds, bookcases and other furniture is available upon request. Additionally, our household movers will protect your new home by using several types of floor runners to prevent stains or scratches on carpet and wood flooring.
Farmington MI 48331
Rose Moving and Storage were the BEST!
Jim came to our home and gave us a very fair and thorough estimate. Movers were great, as well! Steve and his crew took great care in moving all of our household items with nothing damaged. Beverly was wonderful, and she checked on us throughout and after the move. In the past, we have had terrible experiences! Trust me, you get what you pay for. We highly recommend this company, and will use them again for our future move.
December 18, 2013
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Very Good Movers!
The young fellows that came even put together a weightlifting thing, and it wasn’t really a part of their job, but they stayed and did it.  It was just wonderful, because it took them probably a half hour at least to do that.  They came to the house when they said they were going to be there.  They were careful with our furniture.  We did have a couple of broken mirrors, but it was the edges and that was the only thing, so it was very minimal and we can expect something like that.  Their price was very reasonable.
May 11, 2012
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Rose moved us from Michigan to Las Vegas.
They were great. They are responsible for my continuing service with Angie's List. We had never had a big move prior and this was a really good experience.
October 12, 2011
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Downtown Farmington (Get Relocation Prices for Farmington, MI). This view looks west on Grand River Avenue towards the intersection of Grand River and Farmington (Get Moving Quote for Farmington, MI) Road. The Farmington (Get Moving Quote for Farmington, MI) Civic Theatre can be seen on the right-hand side of the street, near the intersection. The street shown was resurfaced in 2006, after the date of the photo.

Farmington (Get Movers Quote for Farmington, MI) is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a part of the affluent northern suburbs of Metropolitan Detroit. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 10,372. It is fully surrounded by Farmington Hills (Farmington Hills, Michigan Moving Companies), except for a small portion bordered by Livonia to the south. Since 2009, the city's downtown has been the center of an extensive renovation and remodeling featuring a refacing or rebuilding of many buildings on Grand River Avenue, as well as brick paver sidewalks, the Farmington Pavilion, new lighting, and landscaping. The area is known for its historic downtown, elegant Victorian-style homes, and one of Michigan's top rated public school systems, Farmington Public Schools. In 2007, CNNMoney.com listed Farmington as number 55 in their Best Places to Live survey. Additionally, Farmington ranked 27th on the list for Best Places to Live in 2013, citing nearly three million dollars in additional city renovations and development, bumping its rank up.

History

Farmington was the site of three Native American trails - the Orchard Lake (Orchard Lake, Michigan Relocation Company) Trail, the Grand River Trail, and the Shiawassee Trail.

Farmington was founded in 1824 by Arthur Power. Like many Oakland (Oakland, Michigan Moving Companies) pioneers, he hailed from the state of New York. Power was a Quaker, as were the settlers who joined him, and the town was first known as Quakertown. In 1826, the name Farmington was officially chosen because it was the name of Power's hometown, Farmington, New York.

The name Farmington (Get Moving Quote for Farmington, MI), which properly refers to the 2.7-square-mile (7.0 km2) municipality incorporated in the early 19th century, is sometimes erroneously used to refer to the 33.3-square-mile (86 km2) neighboring city of Farmington Hills (Farmington Hills, Michigan Relocation Company) (Farmington Township until 1973), which surrounds it.

In 1976, the National Register of Historic Places declared part of the city the Farmington (Get Relocation Prices for Farmington, MI) Historic District.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.66 square miles (6.89 km2), all of it land.

Economy

A number of neighborhood and regional shopping centers are located within Farmington (Get Relocation Estimate for Farmington, MI), and a traditional village downtown serves residents and the surrounding population.

Downtown Farmington (Get Moves Cost for Farmington, MI) has over 160 businesses that include large national retailers and small boutiques. The Farmington (Get Moving Prices for Farmington, MI) Civic Theatre shows family-priced movies. Downtown Farmington (Get Moves Estimate for Farmington, MI)'s Sundquist Pavilion and Riley Park host the Saturday Farmers Market, Rhythmz in Riley Park, a free Friday summer concert series and other activities.

National retailers in Downtown Farmington (Get Move Quote for Farmington, MI) include Dress Barn, DOTS, H&R Block, CVS Pharmacy, Edible Arrangements, Goodyear, Firestone, Starbucks, Merle Norman and TJ Maxx.

Local restaurants include Luigi’s Tratoria, Bellacino's, Korea House, Page’s Food & Spirits, Green Olives, Dagwood’s Deli, Cedar (Cedar, Michigan Moving), Basement Burger Bar, John Cowley & Sons, Dimitri's, Thai Kitchen and Burger King.

The Farmington (Get Movers Prices for Farmington, MI) Plaza is located at the corner of Grand River and Mooney, with anchor tenants ACO Hardware and Big Lots. Other retail and commercial tenants include Framery One, Domino’s Pizza and The Crossing Church.

The Winery Building is located on the south side of Grand River Avenue just west of Orchard Lake (Orchard Lake, MI Relocation Companies) Road and houses most notably the "Haunted Winery" during the Halloween season. Community Living Centers which raises funds for the independent living of disabled adults is located in the northeast corner of the building.

The Drakeshire Plaza is located on Grand River Avenue, just east of Drake Road. In June 2007, the Drakeshire Plaza was approved by the City of Farmington (Get Moves Cost for Farmington, MI) for a substantial redevelopment of the center, with the primary tenant to be Walgreens Pharmacy. Existing retail and restaurant tenants in the center include Subway, Plato’s Coney Island and Suraj Indian Grocery.

The Halsted Grand Shopping Center is named after its two crossroads. Commercial and restaurant tenants include The Tile Shop, Diamond Boutique, Lin’s Kitchen, Yesterday’s Coney Island and Gift of India Grocery. K-Mart, a former anchor, closed in 2009.

Orchard Ten Plaza is a shopping center located at the southwest corner of Orchard Lake (Orchard Lake, MI Moving Reviews) and Ten Mile roads. This neighborhood center has the following retail and restaurant establishments: Mrs. Maddox’s Cake Shop, Ramario’s Coney Island, Orchard Ten Foods, and a number of salons and boutiques.

The World Wide Center has a number of small ethnic businesses which include House of Lee Chinese Restaurant, NAM STE Indian Grocery, Bangkok Kitchen Thai Restaurant, and China Merchandise. Other retail businesses include Capitol Cigar, Harvey (Harvey, Michigan Movers) Electronics, and Tweeny’s Deli. The center is located at the southwest corner of Grand River and Whitaker.

Media

In addition to The Detroit (Detroit, Michigan Relocation Companies) News and the Detroit (Detroit, MI Relocation Companies) Free Press, regional newspapers serving all of southeast Michigan, the city is served by two community newspapers. The Farmington (Get Move Prices for Farmington, MI) Observer is published twice a week, on Sunday and Thursday. The Farmington (Get Movers Prices for Farmington, MI) Press is published weekly. The Oakland (Oakland, MI Moving Company) Press covers all of Oakland (Oakland, MI Movers).

Government

Farmington (Get Moves Prices for Farmington, MI) utilizes the council-manager form of government, and thus is governed by a city council consisting of a mayor and four council members. The city council appoints a city manager, who manages the day-to-day operations of the city.

Farmington is surrounded by the city of Farmington Hills (Farmington Hills, Michigan Relocation Company). The cities combine to form a district represented in Michigan's state government. Farmington is part of State Senate District 14, represented since 2009 by Democrat Vincent Gregory.

The Mayor of Farmington (Get Move Prices for Farmington, MI) is Tom Buck. Buck was elected, by the council, to this position in November 2009.

In December 2006 a public meeting was held in Farmington Hills (Farmington Hills, Michigan Relocation) to review a sustainability study, which was undertaken by this neighboring city. One of several recommendations of the study was to investigate the possibility of merging with the City of Farmington. This has been an ongoing discussion for years but public awareness was heightened during this session. Farmington and Farmington Hills (Farmington Hills, Michigan Moving) already share several services, such as a library and a district court. Although the merger was discussed, the merger never went beyond initial discussion.

Farmington (Get Moving Estimate for Farmington, MI) is protected by the Farmington (Get Moves Estimate for Farmington, MI) Public Safety Department. It is staffed by 22 Officers who are cross trained as Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and Medical First Responders. The Farmington (Get Move Cost for Farmington, MI) Public Safety Department is supplemented by 9 paid on call fire fighters, 3 Reserve Public Safety Officers, 5 Public Safety Dispatchers, an Administrative Assistant, and a Records Supervisor . The Department has been a Public Safety Department since 1956, provides 24 hour services 7 days a week including a dispatch center and jail, and is proud of its less than 2 minute response time to fires and other emergencies.

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 10,372 people, 4,624 households, and 2,735 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,899.2 per square mile (1,505.5/km²). There were 4,959 housing units at an average density of 1,869.6 per square mile (721.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.5% White, 11.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 13.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population. There were 4,624 households of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.9% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.5 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $56,442, and the median income for a family was $67,407. Males had a median income of $54,780 versus $39,435 for females (2000 Census). The per capita income for the city was $36,281. About 2.6% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Farmington (Get Moves Quote for Farmington, MI) High School

Farmington is served by the Farmington Public Schools, which also serve Farmington Hills (Farmington Hills, MI Moving), as well as local parochial and private schools in the area.

Farmington (Get Relocation Estimate for Farmington, MI) High School is in the city.

Notable people

Rex Cawley and Mickey Harris have been residents of the city. NHL goaltender Brent Johnson of the Pittsburgh Penguins is from Farmington (Get Movers Quote for Farmington, MI).

Community

In 2007 CNNMoney.com listed Farmington (Get Moves Quote for Farmington, MI) as number 55 in their Best Places to Live survey. [1]

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