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Old 09-11-2016, 06:08 PM
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What are the defining differences between Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills & West Bloomfield?
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Old 09-11-2016, 07:24 PM
Location: Michigan
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West Bloomfield is more or less a typical middle class suburb; many large subdivisions of mostly 15-20 year old or less homes. The only thing notable about it is the higher percentage of Jewish residents.

Bloomfield Township/Bloomfield Hills is one of the trophy suburbs of the region. Here you can typically find the most expensive homes, highest incomes, and even some of the top schools in the state. Many residents are often doctors, lawyers, CEOs, or other high income/high net worth residents.

There's little actual difference between Bloomfield Hills and Bloomfield Township and it's generally just a byproduct of Michigan's local government structure and history. Bloomfield Hills was originally a farming village within Bloomfield Township that incorporated into a city in order to avoid being annexed by the city of Birmingham (also a very affluent suburb). And because a city within a township shares services with the township it's in, Bloomfield Township is often just referred to as an extension of Bloomfield Hills especially by address.
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Old 09-12-2016, 01:23 AM
Location: Farmington Hills, MI
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What was said above... Just 3 different municipalities sharing the same "Bloomfield" name, but with all separate local governments. Like Farmington/Farmington Hills, Rochester/Rochester Hills.
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Old 09-12-2016, 11:07 AM
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The important defining differences will be personal. That's why it is difficult to get an accurate feel for any of our local suburbs without checking them out yourself and forming your own impression. Best wishes to you, and best of luck in your move.
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Old 09-13-2016, 02:14 PM
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West Bloomfield is more a "normal" Oakland County suburb, slightly upscale in parts, but not particularly wealthy. Very big Jewish, Black and Chaldean populations. Arguably in relative decline, IMO, at least compared to status 20-30 years ago, but still mostly nice.

Bloomfield Hills/Twp., alongside Birmingham, are the wealth centers of Michigan. Generally the fanciest, most desirable suburbs. If you want to get technical Bloomfield Hills>Twp. but there are certain parts of the Twp. just as desirable.
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Old 09-14-2016, 03:05 PM
Location: Southeast Michigan
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As the others said, West Bloomfield is a patchwork of your average middle class subdivisions and McMansions. Very diverse, used to be a heavily Jewish area, still is but now there's more Chaldeans, also Asians / Indians, and a lot of middle class black families were moving there as the home prices fell. It was in high demand around 15 years ago, then was hit by recession, now it seems to be getting a lot of new construction with huge homes going up again. The taxes are going to be lower than in BT / BH, but probably not low. Many lakes and many lake homes but $$$$. Schools are good but not outstanding. Very safe.

Bloomfield Hills is the "rich people" although there's many middle class families and you can find an affordable house if you're willing to pay more for slightly less. Taxes are high. Schools supposedly superb, but looking at the MEAP scores and analyzing them, I think they are overhyped. All school districts in that area peform on about the same level, but that's IMHO and my kids are in a private school anyway.

Snob appeal high, with all that comes with it. Very safe but be wary of the north east part that borders Pontiac if you don't like living within 10 min drive from the ghetto.

BT is basically BH, more or less.
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Old 10-02-2016, 01:10 AM
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What kind of question is that? What are you looking for exactly? Too broad a question.
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