Tidbits of Interest
Incorporated in 1940 with development that continued throughout the next two decades, Clawson is a fully developed and compact community located between the communities of Royal Oak and Troy. The city offers SMART CONNECTOR bus service, enhanced by an advantageous location just six miles from Detroit and one mile west of the Chrysler Expressway or Interstate 75. Clawson has long been recognized as a stable community with a progressive attitude and excellent services. Newcomers will discover small-town charm combined with easy access to urban amenities in nearby Detroit.
Residents contribute to this quality of life and promote their community through active participation in civic and social organizations. Volunteerism is a way of life, nurturing civic pride with honors and activities like the Home Beautification Award or Citizen of the Year as well as sponsoring one of the largest weeklong Independence Day celebrations in the entire metropolitan area. Recreational amenities for area residents combine the facilities in city and neighborhood parks with those of the Hunter Community Center.
Quiet residential neighborhoods offer cozy bungalow and ranch-style homes that seem to turn back the pages of time to an era that was more relaxed and family-oriented. Clawson youth attend their own self-contained school district and can easily take advantage of the higher education opportunities in the nearby Royal Oak campus of Oakland Community College. The downtown district provides a variety of small shops and restaurants, although an expansive mall and shopping area are just minutes from home.