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 November 28, 2022
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Listed
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$263.17
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$359,000
Med. List Price
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$289,900
Neighborhood: Knowles & Lawson Plat
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,547
Sq.Ft.
1918
Year Built
1
Day on Site
20221064307
MLS
Amazing colonial in Royal Oak features 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bath with tons of character and charm. Over 1500+ square feet of living with a beautiful deck overlooking the backyard. Light filled living...
$270,000
Neighborhood: Nordwood Estates Sub No 1
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,419
Sq.Ft.
1954
Year Built
3
Days on Site
20221064127
MLS
Enjoy this Beautiful and Charming 4 Bed, 2 Bath Ranch Home located in one of Royal Oak's prime locations. Large dining area leading to spacious living room w/an abundance of natural light. Original...
$229,900
Neighborhood: Wangler Park Sub
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,142
Sq.Ft.
1917
Year Built
3
Days on Site
20221064191
MLS
Wonderful single family home just remodeled!, Incredible location! Walk to downtown! Wonderful park at the end of the street! Remodeled kitchen with brand new granite countertops and stainless-steel...
$125,000
Neighborhood: Royal Heights Sub
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,270
Sq.Ft.
1928
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20221063441
MLS
Move right in and make this house your home! First time home buyers are welcomed! This bungalow style home has a 2 car detached garage, 3 beds, 1 full and 1 half bath, with an additional room on the...
$475,000
Neighborhood: Watch Farm Sub
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,738
Sq.Ft.
1924
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20221063839
MLS
Welcome to this fantastic opportunity to own a home within walking distance to Downtown Royal Oak. This home features 4 large bedrooms, 2 clean bathrooms and a bonus kitchen on the 2nd floor that...
$215,000
Neighborhood: Wangler Park Sub
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,355
Sq.Ft.
1915
Year Built
6
Days on Site
20221056444
MLS
Just minutes from downtown Royal Oak lies the perfect location for this move-in ready home that could use a little love. Updated Kitchen, and original hardwood floors throughout. This beautiful 100...
$389,000
Neighborhood: Beverly Hills Sub
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,689
Sq.Ft.
1948
Year Built
7
Days on Site
20221049523
MLS
This beautiful home will "WOW" you the moment you step through the front door! Located in the desirable Beverly Hills sub of Royal Oak; details are abound in this gorgeous brick bungalow - coved...
$255,000
Neighborhood: Elmcrest Sub - Royal Oak
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
934
Sq.Ft.
1949
Year Built
8
Days on Site
20221035386
MLS
Check out this Delightful Bungalow in Royal Oak and its close to downtown! This Three Bedroom and One and Half Baths Bungalow has Hardwood Floors through out most of the main floor. Kitchen has...
$315,000
Neighborhood: Main St Square Of Royal Oak Occpn 827
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
990
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
12
Days on Site
20221061344
MLS
Amazing location close to downtown Royal Oak! 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo with almost 1000 square feet, 1 car attached garage, and lots of updates. Enjoy a bright, sun-filled living room with vaulted...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,100
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
12
Days on Site
20221061968
MLS
Beautifully appointed Robertson Brothers 2020 Colonial, tons of upgrades & custom finishes, better than new! Luxury wide planked flooring on main level. Fabulous open floor plan concept, gourmet...
$279,900
Neighborhood: Royal Oak Manor
3
Beds
1
Baths
914
Sq.Ft.
1946
Year Built
12
Days on Site
20221061548
MLS
Welcome to 504 Marlin Ave, This turnkey bungalow is the one you have been waiting for. Lots of love and care has been put into this home. The kitchen was renovated summer 2022 with all new stainless...
$975,000
Neighborhood: Starr Acres
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,139
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
13
Days on Site
20221061436
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...