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Clarkston offers plenty of varied entertainment including art galleries, movie theaters, beautiful parks, and more. Boasting not only big name stores, but also plenty of local boutique shops, salons and restaurants, Clarkston offers several options for great shopping.
Although Clarkston doesn’t have as many restaurants as some other larger cities, you’ll find some delicious upscale options like Andiamo, as well as homestyle fare like the barbecue at Union Woodshop.
Royal Oak is conveniently located in the hub of Metro Detroit, with easy access to freeways and just a short drive to Downtown Detroit. Average commute time to work is just 22 minutes, shorter than the national average of 25 minutes.
Median household income is just over $84,000. More economic and census information for Clarkston can be found here.
Clarkston has over 2,000 acres of parks and greenspace to enjoy. You can find space for peaceful contemplation, walking paths, playscapes for kids, soccer and baseball fields, or take your kayak out on the lake or river.
Clarkston Community Schools teachers work together to help each student achieve. Early Childhood education, Advanced Placement courses beginning in junior high help give kids a jump start toward post-secondary education, while an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and Project Lead The Way provide a transformative learning experience for both students and teachers. For more information on the schools, please check them out at www.greatschools.org.