Oakland County is an extraordinary part of Michigan. Home to many Fortune 500 companies, it is rich in natural beauty and long in historical significance. Quiet, tree-lined streets, elegant shopping and dining options and exciting, bohemian downtown areas are all part of Oakland County’s character.
The Oakland County Parks offer year-round outdoor fun including hiking trails, boating, fishing, cross-country skiing and more. In the fall you can sample the homemade cider and donuts at several local cider mills or pick your own apples at numerous orchards.
It is the 4th wealthiest county in the United States among counties with more than one million people. The county’s knowledge-based economic initiative, “Automation Alley”, is one of the largest employment centers for STEM fields in the United States.
Many of the public school districts in Oakland County have multiple “National Exemplary” Schools. The International Academy (IA), part of the Bloomfield Hills School District, is consistently ranked by Newsweek as one of the top 10 public high schools in the nation.