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Royal Oak offers plenty of varied entertainment including art galleries, breweries, comedy clubs, dance studios, movie theatres, The Detroit Zoo, and more. A destination for great shopping, Royal Oak boasts not only big name stores, but also plenty of local boutique shops, resale and consignment shops, specialty grocery stores, and antique shops.
Serious foodies love Royal Oak for the variety of restaurants. There are well over a hundred restaurants within five miles of the downtown area, all diverse fare including French, Belgian, Greek, Japanese, Mexican, Mediterranean, Italian, and Thai.
From upscale restaurants like Vinotecca and Bistro 82, to greasy spoon diners like Monty’s Grill and KouZina, there’s something for every taste bud and every wallet size.
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 $62,000, and median family income is just over $83,000. More economic and census information for Royal Oak can be found here.
Royal Oak is proud to boast 50 parks, over 310 acres of green space. The parks are usually set in the midst of individual neighborhoods but many are right in the heart of downtown. You can find space for peaceful contemplation, walking paths, playscapes for kids, soccer and baseball fields.
You can easily become a member of an athletic league and participate in one of the many sports recreation programs. Dance, soccer, baseball, softball, swimming, and hockey are just a few. Adult programs and sports leagues are also available.
You’ll find diverse and creative learning in Royal Oak, with K-12 foreign language instruction and an expansive performing and fine arts program. The four year graduation rate is 80%, compared to the state’s 77%, and 74% of graduates go on to attend post-secondary schools within six months of graduation.
Teachers and administrators in Royal Oak Schools work together to help each student achieve. Early Childhood education and an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme help prepare kids to be lifelong, participatory learners, while Advanced Placement offerings, the award winning High School Model United Nations program, and scholarships to Blue Lake Performing Arts Camp offer older students a chance to expand their academic and artistic skills. For more information on the schools, please check them out at www.greatschools.org.