Tidbits of Interest
A classic example of small-town America, the charming Village of Milford nevertheless serves as the commercial center for a region that claims a growing population of well over 25,000. Both the restaurants and recreational facilities in the township are highly developed and attract visitors from nearby communities.
Kensington Metropark offers over 4,000 acres including a spectacular area with a lake, woods, beaches, and trails for a myriad of outdoor activities. Proud Lake Recreation Area adds another 1,100 acres for hiking, cross-country skiing, hunting, fishing, canoeing, biking, and camping. Even in the heart of the village, Mill Pond creates a peaceful haven for an evening stroll and Central Park hosts many events in its multi-purpose pavilion.
The abundance of land and the opportunity to appreciate and enjoy nature are part of the allure to Milford. Newer housing is readily available, and generous lots are commonly zoned for one to three acres. Natural variations in the elevation of the terrain have made it possible for select homesites to encompass impressive vistas. Luxury homes are quickly filling the township as well as the village. New subdivisions are drawing newcomers who desire an elegant home in an historic setting that also offers fine dining and good shopping.
Demonstrating the area’s attitude toward progress and innovation, Milford is unique in offering the option of a year-round school program for elementary school children in three of its schools. Students attend sessions which last approximately 45 school days, followed by a 3-week recess as opposed to a regular school year with one lengthy summer break. Higher education opportunities close to home range from two-year community colleges to major public and private universities.