Royal Oak is a city in Oakland County, Michigan; it is a suburb of Detroit. At the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 60,062. Royal Oak Charter Township is nearby, but is not connected with the city. The past decade has seen much in the way of development as the city's downtown has been transformed into a trendy and urban-chic restaurant, shopping, and entertainment district. Construction is underway on six high-rise building developments, with completion expected by 2006. Points of Interest include: the Royal Oak Music Theatre, the Main Art Theatre, and the many unique shops, cafes, and restaurants which line the streets of the downtown area. While many view this city as a trendy hang-out, people who have lived there a while will remember when the busiest business on Main Street was Billings Feed Co.
Web Sites and Links
Official Royal Oak City GovernmentInformation on city services, City Commission, Master Plan, police, recreation, 44th District Court, public library, farmer's market, and calendar of events.
Royal Oak Education AssociationRepresents Royal Oak teachers as they advocate for quality education. District calendar and membership information.
Virtual Royal OakThe Greater Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce helps small and large businesses succeed in the community and surrounding areas.