HISTORIC CHARM. ECLECTIC CHARACTER. VIBRANT COMMUNITY.
Brimming with small-town charm and boasting all the modern amenities, Farmington is a community proud of its past and looking forward to a bright future. Farmington was named the 2019 5th best city to live in by a digital-based company named Chamber of Commerce.
Founded over 180 years ago, Farmington is the result of generations seeking – and finding – a better place to work, live and raise families. Downtown Farmington has grown up around a hub of commercial activity along Grand River Avenue.
Farmington Hills Nature Center
Rustic building with realistic animal dioramas, plus educational programs & activities for kids.
Currently available at this 211-acre park are 4.5 miles of trails for hiking and nature study. In the winter these trails are used for cross-country skiing. A large picnic area is located at the north end of the park. It includes a splash pad, group picnic shelter, youth playground, in-ground grills, two sand volleyball courts, an in-line hockey rink and six horseshoe pits.
The picnic shelter is available on a “first-come” basis but may be reserved in advance for a nominal fee. Also located in Heritage Park are the Spicer House, Stables Art Studio, Day Camp, Nature Center, Riley Archery Range and Amphitheatre buildings.
Governor Warner Museum
The Governor Warner Museum is a Victorian Italianate structure built in 1867 by P. D. Warner, the Governor’s father, and is furnished in late Victorian style. Sitting on almost three acres, the house is surrounded by gardens lovingly tended by the Museum Garden auxiliary.