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 March 2, 2024
70
Listed
41
Avg. DOM
$286.50
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$420,000
Med. List Price
70 Properties
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Open 3/3
416 N Edgeworth Ave Royal Oak,  MI 48067
$325,000
Neighborhood: Howarth Gardens
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,000
Sq.Ft.
1949
Year Built
2
Days on Site
20240012067
MLS
1
Beds
1
Baths
740
Sq.Ft.
1952
Year Built
2
Days on Site
20240012934
MLS
$200,000
Neighborhood: Royopark
2
Beds
1
Baths
845
Sq.Ft.
1953
Year Built
2
Days on Site
58050134761
MLS
$235,000
Neighborhood: Meadow Park Add
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,320
Sq.Ft.
1918
Year Built
2
Days on Site
20240012932
MLS
Open 3/3
4425 Tonawanda Ave Royal Oak,  MI 48073
$1,097,000
Neighborhood: Maple Crest Sub
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,054
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
3
Days on Site
20240012211
MLS
Open 3/2
128 Baker St Royal Oak,  MI 48067
$750,000
Neighborhood: Assrs Plat No 19 - Royal Oak
4
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
2,323
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20240011560
MLS
Open 3/2
4027 Parkview Dr Royal Oak,  MI 48073
$435,000
Neighborhood: Beverly Hills Sub No 2
4
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,989
Sq.Ft.
1962
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20240008652
MLS
$210,000
Neighborhood: Starr Acres
2
Beds
1
Baths
775
Sq.Ft.
1950
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20240012385
MLS
Open 3/3
510 Beaver Ave Royal Oak,  MI 48073
$425,000
Neighborhood: Brookwood - Royal Oak
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,912
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
5
Days on Site
20240011845
MLS
Open 3/2
3833 Edgar Ave Royal Oak,  MI 48073
$360,000
Neighborhood: Wider Woodward Sub
2
Beds
2
Baths
900
Sq.Ft.
1917
Year Built
5
Days on Site
20240012021
MLS
$289,900
Neighborhood: North Park On Woodward
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,304
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
6
Days on Site
20240011398
MLS
$225,000
Neighborhood: Prairie Lawn Acres No 1
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,000
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
7
Days on Site
20240011397
MLS