Tidbits of Interest
Situated adjacent to Royal Oak Township and between the cities of Oak Park and Hazel Park lies Ferndale, a community of residential neighborhoods that were constructed during the 1950s. Stable and tranquil, Ferndale consists of tree-shaded streets lined with cozy homes that reflect the architectural styles of that era. In many respects, the city itself offers a retreat from the fast pace of metropolitan living. Most needs can be met close to home. Several shopping centers offer restaurants and theaters as well as a selection of convenience and specialty shops.
A total of 11 city parks ensure that area families and youth have abundant green space and recreational facilities for leisure activities. Within the neighboring community of Hazel Park is a regional entertainment district anchored by the Hazel Park Harness Raceway, the first 5/8 mile track in the nation. The addition of Hazel Park Bowl and the Viking Ice Arena have further expanded the opportunities for fun and relaxation. The adjacent city of Royal Oak adds quality attractions like golf courses, a private country club, the Detroit Zoo, and an indoor ice arena.
Ferndale students are ensured of a quality education in local schools, where a dedicated staff receives strong parental and community support for its programs and extra-curricular activities. Opportunities for higher education are as close as Royal Oak, the site of the Oakland Vocational Center and a campus for Oakland Community College.