Tidbits of Interest
Advantageously located in relationship to the amenities of downtown Detroit, this balanced city offers newcomers outstanding educational facilities, wonderful parks, and recreation centers. The Allen Park Civic Arena, Civic Hall, Municipal Auditorium, and Lapham Senior/Community Center combine with 111 acres of parkland that includes walking paths, playgrounds, wading pool, picnic areas, tot lots, tennis courts, and athletic/sports fields. The Allen Park Civic Theater and Allen Park Symphony Orchestra contribute to the cultural richness of the community while serving those who live in outlying areas. Among the leading local employers are the Ford Motor Company, Frito Lay, United Distillers and Vintners of North America, Svendrup Corporation, and APAC Paper and Packaging.
Residential neighborhoods are stable and attractive, dominated by homes that were constructed during the 1940s and ‘50s. Charming bungalows and multifamily brick style are common sights along the tree-shaded streets of welcoming neighborhoods. With its Downriver location in southern Wayne County, Allen Park has admirably blended the elements of industry, commerce, and residential properties. The Allen Park School District provides a quality primary and secondary education. Graduating seniors and adults of all ages can pursue a higher education close to home at a number of top institutions, from two-year community colleges to public and private universities.