Located within Michigan, United States, the township of Southfield is located in the Detroit metropolitan area.
Southfield offers a relaxed atmosphere and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time in green spaces. Reaching parks from a large number of locations within the township, like Pebble Creek Park and Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve, is easy since there are approximately 20 of them close by for residents to check out. This township is also reasonably quiet, as noise from the streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although there are still several louder sections, especially closer to Interstate 696 or Southfield Freeway.
Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing about 45% of the dwellings in Southfield, whereas the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. A majority of the housing growth in this part of the Detroit metropolitan area occurred between 1960 and 1980. This township is primarily composed of three bedroom and two bedroom homes. The population residing in this township is evenly split between owners and renters.
Accessing one of about 50 grocery stores on foot is an option for some, but not all, home buyers in Southfield. A limited number of restaurants and cafes are available as well. With regards to education, residents will appreciate that no matter where their home is located in Southfield, primary schools are close by. In contrast, high schools are not particularly plentiful and thus not always within walking distance. Locals are served by public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level.
Driving is a great transportation option in this part of the Detroit metropolitan area. The majority of real estate listings are a reasonably short drive from the closest highway, such as James Couzens Freeway, and parking is quite easy. However, Southfield is not a very pleasant part of the Detroit metropolitan area for traveling by public transit. Nonetheless, residents have access to a few bus lines. Traveling by foot is not very popular in Southfield, despite the fact that many daily errands can be run without having to use a vehicle.