Westland is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located about 16 miles west of downtown Detroit. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 84,094. It is the 10th largest city and 12th largest municipality in Michigan. Westland has extensive shopping and dining options such as the Westland Mall which features over 100 stores.
Westland is known as an active city great for raising a family as well as affordable housing from apartments, to single family homes, to large new construction estates.
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Westland, despite being Michigan’s tenth largest city, populated with 84,000 residents and very urban in appearance, has that quintessential “small town” feel. In Westland neighbors know their neighbors; we bump into acquaintances in the grocer, at the (Westland) Mall, and at the gas station. These attributes are but one reason why Westland has embraced the Compassionate Cities movement. Westland residents support Relay for Life to fight cancer. We support Mission Green and recycle to be good stewards of Mother Earth. We volunteer our time planting and maintain the community garden so the less fortunate can enjoy fresh and healthy vegetables. Over 300 of us came together to join Buddy Shuh’s Biggest Loser weight loss regimen because we realized that together we could achieve success better than we could alone. We share a desire to be part of something larger than us and to do it together.
Westland is primarily served by Wayne-Westland Schools, but some areas are served by Livonia Public Schools. The Wayne-Westland Community Schools is comprised of eleven elementary schools (K-4), two upper elementary schools (5-6), two middle schools (7-8), two high schools (9-12) and an ultra modern facility for career/technical training. In recent years, the district has implemented and expanded many programs. These programs include classroom technology, world language classes beginning at the elementary level, life skills curriculum which teaches character development, gifted and talented classrooms and before and after school programs. Wayne-Westland also offers adult and alternative education, an early childhood and family development center, and senior citizens activities. Transportation services are provided to approximately 8,300 students in the district each day. Elementary students who reside over one mile from school and secondary students who reside over one and one-half miles from school are eligible for transportation services. The district enjoys an exceptional State Police Bus Inspection Report for its fleet. The district is staffed by 1,782 teachers, secretaries, paraprofessionals, custodians, and administrators, as well as employees in the areas of maintenance, transportation and food services. Pre-School Program
Stottlemyer Early Childhood and Family Development Center
Franklin Middle School
Stevenson Middle School
William D. Ford
Tinkham Educational Center (TEC)
Recreation opportunities are endless in Westland. Westland is home to two great skate parks, The Concrete Jungle is located right behind old Westland City Hall. The skate park is free! Hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. The new skate park is located in Wayne adjacent to the Community Center at 4635 Howe Road! Visit the Westland Farmer’s Market Thursday afternoons from 3-7pm at the Marketplace located at 1901 N. Carlson south of Ford Road. Westland also has over 35 parks within city limits that are available to residents and visitors. Westland Mall is home to over 100 stores and plenty of dining options.
Token Lounge 28949 Joy Rd Westland, MI 48185 Phone number (734) 513-5030 Malarkey’s Pub 35750 Warren Rd Westland, MI 48185 Phone number (734) 421-0746 Ashley’s Beer & Grill of Westland 7525 Wayne Rd Westland, MI 48185 Phone number (734) 525-1667 Ford Road Bar & Grill 35505 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185 Phone number (734) 467-5056 The Ivory Room 33500 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185 Phone number (734) 261-5150 Emergency Room Bar & Grill 31100 Palmer Rd Westland, MI 48186 Phone number (734) 729-5555
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