Tidbits of Interest
Huntington Woods is an attractive but very compact residential community with little room for expansion. In spite of the lack of open land for new construction, the city has earned and maintains a reputation as a highly desirable place to settle within the metropolitan area. Mature, tree-lined streets and boulevards create a lush and welcoming setting for neighborhoods filled with older, traditional homes of style and character. Even the streetscape has a distinctive appeal as it intermingles a common grid pattern with winding, curved streets and the distinctive "hill" area.
Community pride and shared spirit are evident throughout welcoming neighborhoods, where spacious single-family homes are often graced by meticulous lawns and gardens. The city’s diverse population embraces a high percentage of residents who support the arts, demonstrated by the city’s full-service library, art gallery, and cultural center. In fact, the community’s populace ranks in the top ten of Michigan’s most highly educated.
Recreational facilities include a heated municipal swimming pool, Robert Leather designed play structures, recreation center, tennis courts, and a multitude of programs for all ages. Nearby in Royal Oak is the Detroit Zoo. Also in Royal Oak is a campus for the Oakland Community College. Extension courses from Oakland University are available in several locations throughout the area. SMART bus service and SMART CONNECTOR service add to transportation convenience.