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West Bloomfield Charter Township

Oakland County, Michigan

West Bloomfield Township administrative offices are located at 4550 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48325.
Phone: 248‑451‑4800.


Beginnings [1]

The Charter Township of West Bloomfield, a prominent suburb of metro Detroit, is centrally located in Oakland County in southeast Michigan. West Bloomfield evolved over the years from an agricultural community to a suburban, residential community. Founded in 1833, West Bloomfield was an area rich in natural resources that allowed for development of agriculture. The Township's relative proximity to Detroit's markets created an economic engine for development. Natural resources, including the Township's 26 lakes, were attractive for both the tourist and summer home industries.

The Township remained primarily a second home, resort, and agricultural community until the years immediately following World War II. There was a significant population boom in West Bloomfield Township and surrounding areas because of readily available cars, relatively inexpensive land, and the desire to move from the industrial center of urban Detroit to the greener and more spacious environment of the suburbs. The shift of population away from the industrial center of Detroit to the suburbs accounts for the majority of the development of the Township and its reputation in metro Detroit is a testament to high quality of life found here.

  1. West Bloomfield Charter Township, Michigan, Township Board and Planning Commission, Master Plan, 2010, www.wbtwp.com, accessed July 2014.

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