Cosmopolitan Southfield Southeast Michigan Real Estate

Southfield Skyline

Southfield Skyline

The city of Southfield is a beautiful suburb of Detroit where you'll find Southeast Michigan real estate for sale, in Oakland County, Michigan. The city is centrally located along the meandering Rogue River with lots of natural scenic beauty throughout the community. You can find the perfect home in Southfield to fit your needs and budget.

Hometown Southfield Michigan

Southfield is a great place to live, work and play! Residents who own Southeast Michigan real estate in Southfield love their community. Homeowners take care of their properties and it shows. So if you're thinking of relocating and purchasing a Southfield home or you're a real estate investor, you'll find many different styles of homes with a wide range of affordable prices.

Some of the architectural styles include:

  • Ranch
  • 2-Story
  • Bungalow
  • Cape Cod
  • Colonial
  • Contemporary open floor plans
  • Split Level
  • Historical
  • Homes with acreage
  • Upscale elegant homes loaded with amenities
  • Condos
  • Townhomes
  • Patio homes
  • Multi-Plex
  • New Construction
  • Lots to build your dream home on

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When you're shopping for a Southfield home for sale, it's important to find a knowledgeable REALTOR®; one who knows the Southfield real estate market like the back of his hand. As your REALTOR®, Lee Morof will not only help you find your perfect dream home, but as a licensed real estate Attorney he will insure you don't make any costly mistakes in the process. Contact Lee Morof today to start looking for your next home.

Skyscrapers are the Southfield Town Center Offices and Condominiums

Skyscrapers are the Southfield
Town Center Offices and Condominiums

Demographics of Southfield Michigan

Southfield had a population in 2007, of 78,400 and the median age was 40.5. This cosmopolitan city is a culturally diverse community where families comprise about 43.2% of the population. The median family income was $73,402 and the average home price was an affordable $165,385.

Southfield Weather

The summers are perfect for outdoor fun with temperatures averaging a mild 66° May through September. If you're relocating to this area and looking for Southeast Michigan real estate in Southfield, you may be wondering about the winters. They're great for outdoor sports and activities, with relatively mild temperatures averaging 35° October through April. There is about 30.52 inches of annual rainfall in the area.

Business Environment in Southfield

With over 26 million square feet of office space, Southfield is vibrant and alive with business entrepreneurs. There are over 80 Fortune 500 companies with offices in Southfield including: The Lear Corporation which manufactures auto interior systems and Federal-Mogul Corporation is a major auto parts supplier.

If you are considering relocating your business to Southfield and have need of office space in Southfield, you'll find an upscale office plaza that includes five interconnected skyscrapers. The Southfield Town Center is over 2 million square feet in size, with the 12 story Westin Hotel and four more skyscrapers that are from 20 to 32 floors in height. The Southfield Town Center is comprised of an office complex, retail shops, conference center, restaurants, parking and more.

By purchasing Southfield real estate, you'll live in a commercial hub for the greater Detroit area and be within minutes of downtown Detroit.

Southfield Civic Center

Southfield Civic Center

Southfield History

Governor Lewis Cass opened up the area in the 1820's to lumbering and farming. In 1823 John Daniels was looking for fertile farm land along the springs and tributaries of the Rogue River. Daniels settled in what is now Southfield and became its founding father. The area now called Southfield was originally part of Bloomfield. On July 29, 1830, the town declared its independence and was renamed Southfield after the "south fields" of Bloomfield.

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Getting around Southfield and the greater Detroit metro area is easy since you're within minutes of M-10, which is the John C. Lodge freeway, or interstates I-75 and I-96.

Commuting by airline is just a short drive into Detroit Metropolitan International and Oakland County International airports.

There are several opportunities for local bus transportation in Southfield:

  • SMART provides over 25 pickup stations in Southfield for bus transportation around the entire metro area.
  • TOSS provides bus transportation with lift-equipped vans, specially designed for seniors needs. You can arrange transport to medical and dental appointments, banking, grocery shopping and more. Just call 248-796-4658 for information and pickup arrangements.
  • Greyhound Bus Lines is located at 26991 Lahser Rd. in Southfield for those people traveling out-of-town by bus.

When you prefer to let someone else do the driving, there are plenty of taxi cabs in Southfield as well as limousines and charter coaches that can take you anywhere you desire to go.

Southfield Education / Schools

Administrators and teachers in the Southfield K-12 school district have been nationally recognized for their educational excellence. There are 16 schools in the district including:

  • Seven elementary schools; three middle schools; two high schools, two k-8 schools
  • Bussey Center for Early Childhood Education
  • For those students with academic difficulties ages 16-19, the Southfield Regional Academic Campus works with parents and students to help them achieve their educational goals.
  • In addition to public schools, there are many private and parochial schools with outstanding reputations.

Southfield has 14 colleges, universities and technical institutes right in town:

No matter what your educational needs, Southfield has a school just right for you.

Southfield Pool and Ice Arena

Southfield Pool and Ice Arena

Southfield Arts / Culture

Don't miss the recently renovated Millennium Centre located at 15600 J.L. Hudson Drive in Southfield's Cornerstone District. Come and see first hand Broadway productions, international ballets and great musicals; you won't want to miss this 1,000+ seat performing arts center. Schedule a private reception, banquet, business meeting or family reunion in the large conference center.

Southfield Parks and Recreation

There are 19 public parks and natures preserves in Southfield. With over 780 acres of city park land, of which 333 acres are used for nature preserves, you'll find a wonderful park to enjoy nature, fitness and leisure activities for all ages such as: walking paths, over 30 miles of scenic nature biking and hiking trails, ball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, swimming, picnic areas with shelters… and more.

Following are a just few of the Southfield park highlights and available activities:

  • Beechwoods Recreation Center has over 17,000 square feet of gymnasium floor space with basketball, volleyball, tennis courts and more.
  • Civic Center Park, located at 26000 Evergreen Road, has an abundance of activities available including a golf course, sports arena, ice skating arena, swimming pool, ball fields, tennis courts, picnic areas with fun for the entire family.
  • Southfield Sports Arena has an indoor ice rink for ice skating, ice hockey, and in the summer there's a large outdoor swimming pool for family fun.

Southfield Golf Courses

Are you an avid golfer? Get out your clubs and get ready to play at either of these fine golf courses. Southfield golfers are proud of their two 9-hole public golf courses:

  • Evergreen Hills Golf Club is a challenging 2,904 yard, par 34 course with a pro shop. Call 248-796-4666 for more details.
  • Beech Woods Park golf course is a beautiful 2,778 yard course, par 34, with a 50-tee driving range and pro shop. Call 248-796-4655 for information.

There are more golf courses just a short drive from your Southfield home where you can practice at one of the driving ranges and enjoy a great round of golf with family and friends.

Local Attractions

Southfield is close to metro Detroit with easy access from I-75 to many attractions. These are some of the highlights:

Red Fox

Red Fox

Are You Ready to Make Southfield Your New Home?

Southfield is a great place to live due to its central location and easy access into Detroit and the greater metro area. And, with the variety of Southeast Michigan real estate homes for sale, you'll be sure to find the perfect one to meet your needs.

If you need more information about Southfield, you've come to the right place. Lee Morof will be happy to answer any questions you might have about Southfield real estate, and tell you more about the local area. He'll even send you a FREE Book for Buyers, "Let's Find Your New Home." This Free book provides almost everything a buyer needs to know about the home buying process. No strings attached!

Selling Your Southfield Home?

If you own Southeast Michigan real estate in Southfield and are considering selling your home, Lee Morof can help you Maximize the Value of your home sale.

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As a licensed broker and real estate lawyer, Lee Morof will help you avoid costly and time-consuming legal mistakes that could cost you thousands of dollars. Lee Morof has a 30-Day Marketing Plan that can get your home sold for the most money in the least amount of time. Contact Lee Morof to find out how he sells 85% of homes listed!