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Huntington Woods, Michigan is a northern suburb of the Metro Detroit Region. Often known as the "City of Homes," the city is largely residential.

Huntington Woods is situated along the Woodward Corridor, the stretch of Metro Detroit neighborhoods and suburban communities along Woodward Avenue, which begins in the center of downtown Detroit and ends in downtown Pontiac. The city is bounded by 10 Mile Road in the south, 11 Mile Road in the north, Coolidge Highway to the west, and Woodward Avenue (M-1) to the east, although the southern portion of its eastern border is broken up. I-696 (Walter P. Reuther Freeway) runs parallel to, and just south of, 10 Mile Road in the south.

Huntington Woods abuts Berkley in the north, Royal Oak in the east and northeast, Oak Park in the west and south, and Pleasant Ridge in the southeast. Besides, Berkley, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, and Royal Oak, other incorporated cities and villages within twenty miles of Huntington Woods include Ferndale, Lathrup Village, Southfield, Clawson, Hazel Park, Birmingham, Madison Heights, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Center Line, Bloomfield Hills, Franklin, Highland Park, Farmington Hills, Hamtramck, Warren, Troy, Farmington, Orchard Lake, Sylvan Lake, Detroit, Roseville, Keego Harbor, Fraser, Eastpointe, Sterling Heights, Auburn Hills, St. Clair Shores, Pontiac, Rochester Hills, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Livonia, Melvindale, Harper Woods, Grosse Pointe Woods, and Allen Park.

Although there are not many businesses in Huntington Woods, the southeastern portion of the city includes Rackham Golf Course and most of the Detroit Zoo. Public school students in Huntington Woods attend campuses of Berkley School District, although Burton Elementary School is the only school within the boundaries of Huntington Woods.

The peak population of Huntington Woods was 8,746 in 1960. This was followed by four decades of decline, but the city's population rose slightly in 2010, and is predicted to rise again, slightly, in 2020, with a population of approximately 6,200.

The area that became Huntington Woods was opened for European-American settlement after the Ottawa, Ojibwe, and Potawatomi lost their claim to the land in the 1821 Treaty of Chicago, which was signed by Michigan Territorial Governor Lewis Cass and Solomon Sibley, the first US Attorney for the Michigan Territory, as well as the first mayor of Detroit.

The first land grant in Huntington Woods was assigned to J. Lockwood, a veteran of the War of 1812, in 1824. Between 1830 and 1837, about a dozen people had acquired parcels of land ranging from 40 to 320 acres, although not all of them settled the land. A 1908 map shows ten houses in what is now part of the city, two of which were on a 320-acre parcel owned by Fred A. Baker, a Detroit attorney and businessman.

In 1916, Fred Remole, an early settler, platted a portion of his land as Banks Park, while other portions became the subdivisions of Huntington Woods, Manor, Bronx, and Huntington Park, and an unplatted tract known as Hannan's West. They were part of Royal Oak Township until they were incorporated together as the village of Huntington Woods in 1926, becoming a city in 1932. The city's name was probably a reference to the fact that the land was then wooded, and used for small game hunting.

The focus of this guide is on the City of Huntington Woods, Michigan. Although the city is mostly residential, any businesses, schools, churches, organizations, attractions, or events within the city are appropriate for this guide.



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