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Royal Oak, MI

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Royal Oak is a cultural and entertainment destination with attractions drawing people from the surrounding area. Whether you are a student or have a family, life in this Michigan suburb cannot be beat. With its low crime rate, Royal Oak is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Public education is provided by the Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools, which operates six elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Royal Oak is also the home to Oakland Community College local campus.

Royal Oak Apartments


Providence Green Apartments
Beds: Studio-2  •  Baths: 1


Providence Place
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1.5-2


Madison Park Apartments
Beds: 1-2  •  Baths: 1


Arlington Townhouses And Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-1.5


Providence Tower
Beds: Studio-2  •  Baths: 1-2


Oakwood Villa
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Royal Oak, MI is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 12.6%
  • 10.45%
  • 7.95%
  • Female
  • 10.88%
  • 8.71%
  • 6.53%
is average rent in Royal Oak, MI
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 9.95%
  • 9.58%
  • 7.35%
of units are available for rent in Royal Oak
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 606
  • 140
  • 571
Getting Around in Royal Oak, MI

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Royal Oak is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 8.88%
  • 16.44%
  • 2.86%

A Tree City Worthy of

Royal Oak got its name in 1819 after an English surveyor spotted a tree in southeast Michigan bearing a striking resemblance to the royal oak tree where King Charles II took cover while fleeing Oliver Cromwell's army. Today, the site of the town's namesake tree lies just off Main Street. That one royal oak that concealed the King centuries ago in England has since helped bring shade to Michigan. City officials acquired acorns from English trees traced back to that royal oak and planted them in the Detroit Zoo in the 1930s. Many of those trees have been moved to Memorial Park.

Life in Royal Oak

While most of Royal Oak is residential, the city also boasts a distinct and growing downtown community famed for its entertainment and nightlife. A highlight of that nightlife is Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle, where a young Tim Allen got his start. It is also considered a film-friendly town and scenes in Tim Allen's popular ‘90s sitcom Home Improvement were filmed there, as were parts of major motion pictures Gran Torino and Red Dawn. Residents of Royal Oak can take in their own motion pictures at a host of movie theaters, including Cinemark and AMC multiplexes.