Congratulations to Royal Oak: City of the Week with WCSX! According to the Royal Oak website, Royal Oak was established as a township on January 23, 1819. And then as a village on March 18, 1891. The first mayor was George A. Dondero.
By the time Royal Oak was established as a city, the population had grown to over 6000 residents. Today the population exceeds 57,000 and continues to boom.
Royal Oak with Woodward Avenue and I696 is well-connected to everything from Detroit to Pontiac. Which has only increased money to flow in for further development.
Land was purchased in Royal Oak and turned into the incredibly popular Detroit Zoo in 1926.
In 1928 the Kunsky Royal Oak was opened and was eventually transformed into the Royal Oak Music Theater. Amazing acts have played there since 1978 including Lady Gaga, Elvis Costello, and Adele to name a few.
Here are some Royal Oak Factoids: