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Royal Oak is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a suburb of Detroit. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 57,236. It is the 8th-largest municipality in Oakland County and the 27th largest municipality in Michigan by population. The city has a total area of 11.79 square miles. Royal Oak’s downtown grew into an entertainment and nightlife destination. A number of large condominiums and lofts have recently been built in the area. Royal Oak has maintained the appeal of a small town, while affording many of the amenities of a large metropolis.

The city also has a Farmers Market located at the corner of 11 Mile Road and Troy Street, adjacent to the 44th District Court. Royal Oak has an eclectic mix of housing options ranging from apartments and condominiums, affordable single family homes, historic homes in the historical district, to large upscale luxury homes and condos. Royal Oak’s close proximity to multiple freeways including I-75, I-696, and M-1 makes it conveniently located.

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There are endless activities to do in Royal Oak. Royal Oak caters to theatergoers of both film and live productions. Film lovers can view films at the Main Art Theater. Patrons of live theater enjoy performances by Stagecrafters at the Baldwin Theater. Stagecrafters is a community theater group that produces 10 stage shows each year and shows silent films.

Various types of music concerts and other special attractions are held throughout the year at the Royal Oak Music Theater. If you enjoy outdoor music, Royal Oak hosts a series of free summer concerts on the library lawn. The concerts are held on Wednesday evenings from mid-June through early August.

The Detroit Zoo is located in Royal Oak. The Detroit Zoo has 125 acres of naturalistic habitats for 2,500 animals from aardvarks to zebras and features award-winning attractions such as the National Amphibian Conservation Center, Great Apes of Harambee and Arctic Ring of Life.

Collectively, Royal Oak and six other cities welcome over 1 million spectators to the area for the annual Woodward Dream Cruise. Held in August, the one-day event is the world’s largest classic car cruise, drawing cruisers and spectators from around the world to ogle autos of yesteryear. Participating communities provide optimal viewing, cruise-related activities and entertainment throughout the day.
The city is served by Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools. There is also a private high school, Shrine Catholic. A branch of Oakland Community College is located in the city.

Secondary schools

    Royal Oak High School
    Royal Oak Middle School


Primary schools

    Jane Addams Elementary School
    Addams Early Childhood Center
    Helen Keller Elementary School
    Northwood Elementary School
    Oakland Elementary School(oldest in school district)
    Oak Ridge Elementary School
    Upton Elementary School

Alternative school

    Winston Churchill Community Education Center

Downtown businesses have created a diverse, one-stop commercial district where customers find quality and personal service. Retail shops offer specialty items andmany restaurants feature outdoor patios that connect visitors to the heart of Royal Oak. Street furniture provides convenient resting places and vantage points to observe the flurry of activity.

The renaissance of Royal Oak unveiled the city’s charm. Visitors to Main, Washington and other downtown streets experience the city’s unique sense of place and identity, unlike cities without downtown districts. This sentiment can be shared by pedestrians ambling along the downtown streetscapes that feature brick paving, street furniture, tree and flower plantings. It can be felt among patrons of the theaters, upscale restaurants, coffeehouses and distinctive shops. Visitors to downtown Royal Oak enjoy the pedestrian-friendly atmosphere and social interaction.
Breweries

    Bastone Brewery
    419 S Main St
    (248) 544-6250

    Lily’s Seafood Grill & Brewery
    410 S Washington Ave
    (248) 591-LILY

    Monk Beer Abbey
    109 E Fifth
    (248)-544-6250

    The Royal Oak Brewery
    215 E Fourth St
    (248) 544-1141

Clubs and Bars

    BlackFinn Ameripub
    530 S Main St
    (248) 582-9460

    Craft
    419 S Main St
    (248) 544-6250

    Fifth Avenue
    215 W Fifth St
    (248) 629-9423

    Goodnite Gracie
    224 Sherman Dr
    (248) 544-7490

    Gusoline Alley
    309 S Center St
    (248) 545-2235

    Motor City Gas
    325 E. Fourth St, Royal Oak, MI 48067

    Mr. B’s Pub
    215 S Main St
    (248) 399-0017

    O’Tooles
    205 W Fifth St
    (248) 591-9226

    Sabrage
    401 S Lafayette Ave

    The Rock on Third
    112 E Third St
    (248) 542-7625

    Vinotecca
    417 S Main St
    (248) 544-6256

    Woody’s Diner
    205 W Fifth St
    (248) 543-6911

Cocktail Lounges

    Craft
    419 S Main St
    (248) 544-6250

    Sabrage
    401 S Lafayette Ave

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