Royal Oak MI Homes & Real Estate

Royal Oak is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. An inner-ring suburb of Detroit, Royal Oak is about 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Detroit's city limits. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 57,236.

Royal Oak is located along the Woodward Corridor, and is served by Interstate 75 and Interstate 696. The city has one of the largest downtowns in Detroit's suburbs, and is also home to much of the Detroit Zoo, with portions extending into neighboring Huntington Woods.

Early Europeans in this area near Fort Detroit in the 18th century were mostly French. Some traded with the SaukHuron, and other Native Americans in the area. After defeating France in the French and Indian War/Seven Years' War, Great Britain obtained New France, including Fort Detroit and environs. Initially part of British Indian Territory, the area became part of the reorganized Province of Quebec in 1774. After the American Revolutionary War, Michigan was transferred to the United States in three phases: 1796, Lower Peninsula; 1818, Upper Peninsula; 1827, Drummond Island, becoming the Northwest Territory, and later, Indiana Territory.

Royal Oak was named in 1819, during one of the surveying expeditions led by Territorial Governor Lewis Cass. A large oak tree at this small settlement reminded Cass of the story of the Royal Oak, where King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland hid to escape capture by the Roundheads after the Battle of Worcester, so he chose that name for the settlement.

Royal Oak was not incorporated as a village until 1891. It was reincorporated a city in 1921.

20th century to present

Royal Oak developed as a suburb of Detroit in the early 20th century, following Detroit's booming growth as a result of industrialization and its auto industry.

The Royal Oak Farmers Market opened as a truck market, at the corner of 4th and Troy streets, on October 14, 1925, as a cooperative venture between the then-new City of Royal Oak and Oakland County, Michigan. There were still numerous farmers in the county. The present structure, at the corner of 11 Mile Road and Troy Street, is adjacent to the 44th District Court. It was erected in the spring of 1927 and dedicated July 1 of that year.[5]

In the 1920s, Father Charles Coughlin, a Canadian Catholic priest who relocated to Detroit, became the founding pastor of the Shrine of the Little Flower, now a prominent landmark in the city. Through his ministry, he raised funds to build the present limestone church complex and tower. Initially he broadcast religious speeches from this site.

During the 1930s, his broadcasts became more political. He initially supported President Franklin D. Roosevelt, then opposed him and promoted the causes of the fascist leaders of Germany and Italy. The Roosevelt administration closed down his radio operation after the outbreak of World War II, with support from the Catholic hierarchy. Coughlin had developed national political influence and had an increasingly anti-semitic message, at a time when Jewish people were being severely persecuted in Germany.[6]

The downtown originally had a typical mixture of small-scale retail and trade to serve the city of Royal Oak. With the development of the highway system in the postwar period, it lost business to suburban malls. Since the late 1990s and early 2000s, however, Royal Oak's downtown has developed as an entertainment and nightlife destination. A number of large condominiums and lofts have been built in the area, increasing the density of the downtown population. In 2022, the Royal Oak City Council approved the demolition of the historic Main Art Theater, once a symbol of moviegoers in the area.

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Royal Oak December 10, 2022
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Listed
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$261.76
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$359,900
Med. List Price
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Open 12/11
405 Hendrie Blvd Royal Oak, MI 48067
$479,000
Neighborhood: Hendrie Boulevard Sub
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,718
Sq.Ft.
1938
Year Built
3
Days on Site
20221067126
MLS
Rare opportunity to live on Royal Oak s most prestigious street. Lush landscaping, gardens and iconic playhouse set the tone of this enchanting corner home. Enjoy the abundance of natural light...
$279,900
Neighborhood: Roywood
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,485
Sq.Ft.
1950
Year Built
3
Days on Site
20221055143
MLS
Welcome home to your brick Ranch in the fantastic location of Royal Oak. Entering this home you will notice the beautiful slate floors in the entryway and gleaming hardwood floors throughout. There...
$399,900
Neighborhood: Edgewood Park Sub -Royal Oak
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,771
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20221066821
MLS
Beautifully maintained Royal Oak Cape Cod home built to last the old fashioned way. Live within walking distance to all downtown RO has to offer yet far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet of...
$349,900
Neighborhood: Birwood Sub - Royal Oak
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,125
Sq.Ft.
1954
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20221049341
MLS
Great opportunity to own a gorgeous 3 bed/2 bath brick ranch in Royal Oak! Solid, well maintained home with so much to offer. Walk in to a bright and open family room with recently refinished...
Open 12/10
2709 Maplewood Ave Royal Oak, MI 48073
$299,500
Neighborhood: Starr Meadows
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,242
Sq.Ft.
1917
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20221066329
MLS
Great 3 Bedroom 1 Bath Royal Oak Ranch located on a scenic tree lined street in a great neighborhood. Lovely Foyer leads to a large open living room w/tons of natural light and a Gas Fireplace. House...
$289,900
Neighborhood: Reids Ethelyn Park Sub
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,000
Sq.Ft.
1950
Year Built
5
Days on Site
20221066514
MLS
Absolutely move in, 3 bedroom bungalow, almost totally updated including fill bathroom on all 3 levels, finished basement with family room, laundry room, and full bathroom. Beautiful new kitchen...
$695,000
Neighborhood: Hendrie Boulevard Sub
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,725
Sq.Ft.
1915
Year Built
5
Days on Site
20221066670
MLS
Location Location location.
Nice and quiet neighborhood 1 block away from bars, restaurants and shops of downtown Royal Oak. Spacious updated 5 Bedroom ,3.5 Baths, including first floor in law...
$540,000
Neighborhood: Homestead Farms Sub
5
Beds
3
Baths
1,786
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
6
Days on Site
20221066171
MLS
Don't miss the opportunity to make this beautiful, fully renovated Colonial house into a home. Situated less than a mile from downtown Royal Oak, this five bedroom, three bathroom home offers it all....
$949,900
Neighborhood: Starr Acres
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,139
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
6
Days on Site
20221066321
MLS
Brand new construction in Royal Oak with a modern transitional style, fully complete by the end of 2022. Gorgeous white kitchen, center island, calacutta quartz counters, walk in pantry, custom hood...
$599,990
Neighborhood: Woodward Grove Land Cos
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,720
Sq.Ft.
1901
Year Built
6
Days on Site
20221066324
MLS
THIS 4 BEDROOM 4 BATH HOME IN THE HEART OF ROYAL OAK IS A MUST-SEE!! FIRST FLOOR MASTER WITH A HUGE CLOSET AND BATHROOM. THE OPEN FLOOR PLAN MAKES FOR PERFECT FAMILY LIVING!! EVERY ASPECT OF THIS...
$729,900
Neighborhood: Homestead Farms Sub
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,320
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
6
Days on Site
20221066313
MLS
To be built....Another great Hillan Home! Walk to town from this spectacular board and batten Malibu style Colonial! 1st floor full engineered hardwood floors; Living Room with gas fireplace; Mudroom...
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
963
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
6
Days on Site
20221065112
MLS
Exceptional turn-key living with all the comforts- dead-end street with a nice deck and yard to relax and enjoy. This 3 bedroom condo is a wonderful blend of condo and house living. Main floor flows...