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 June 23, 2024
123
Listed
35
Avg. DOM
$292.08
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$399,000
Med. List Price
123 Properties
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$1,198,000
Neighborhood: Starr Acres
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,925
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
2
Days on Site
20240044154
MLS
$449,800
Neighborhood: Main Street Centre Occpn 1071
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,870
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
2
Days on Site
20240044123
MLS
$324,900
Neighborhood: Royal Oak Manor
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,200
Sq.Ft.
1946
Year Built
3
Days on Site
20240043311
MLS
$695,000
Neighborhood: Occpn 2301 The Harrison
3
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
2,137
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
3
Days on Site
20240043960
MLS
$650,000
Neighborhood: Weyrick & Wilson Sub
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,150
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
3
Days on Site
20240044059
MLS
$449,900
Neighborhood: Lofts @ 11 Condo Occpn 1728
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
804
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
3
Days on Site
20240043862
MLS
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,470
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
3
Days on Site
81024031777
MLS
$165,000
Neighborhood: Normandy Oaks Condominium
2
Beds
1
Baths
750
Sq.Ft.
1966
Year Built
3
Days on Site
58050146211
MLS
$399,999
Neighborhood: Willson Park
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,109
Sq.Ft.
1907
Year Built
3
Days on Site
58050146246
MLS
$329,900
Neighborhood: Brookwood - Royal Oak
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,044
Sq.Ft.
1950
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20240043628
MLS
$320,000
Neighborhood: Lincoln-Campbell Sub
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,037
Sq.Ft.
1947
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20240043614
MLS
$350,000
Neighborhood: Forest Heights
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,415
Sq.Ft.
1947
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20240043698
MLS