What does Bloomfield Hills have to offer? Primarily an up-scale residential community, Bloomfield Hills is also home to Franklin Cider Mill, Bowers School Farms, and the Cranbrook Art and Science Museums. Congratulations to Bloomfield Hills! You are the WCSX City of The Week! This week we highlight Bloomfield Hills past and present. Ready For class? Here come the Bloomfield Hills Factoids.
The Origins of Bloomfield Hills
Amasa Bagley settled in the area of Bloomfield Hills in 1819. Britanica.com tells us that the area was originally called Bagley’s Corners, then Bloomfield Center. By the 1890s, the community was known by its present-day name of Bloomfield Hills.
Bloomfield Hills emerged in 1820 when Oakland County was divided into two townships: Bloomfield and Pontiac. It took a little over 100 years before Bloomfield Hills became a village, but only five for it to become a city. The village became a city in 1932 to avoid incorporation into Birmingham.
Bloomfield Hills isn’t big, but it certainly packs a punch. As of the 2021 Census, Bloomfield Hills was home to 4,431 people. The median home value: $852,900. Yikes! You can find out more statistics on Bloomfield Hills at datausa.io.
Bloomfield Hills Celebrities
Bloomfield Hills has been home to many famous people including Robin Williams, John DeLorean, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and actress Selma Blair. Roger Penske also calls Bloomfield Hills home.