Centered on the iconic intersection of Woodward & Nine, Downtown Ferndale is a geographic designation, a favorite destination and a mindset that embraces the diversity of culture, class and creativity. As the first neighbor to the north of Detroit, and the most southern community in Oakland County, Downtown Ferndale bridges attitudes and geography with an urban energy and a determination that “Change is Good”. It is home to 350+ businesses, most owned and operated by inspired entrepreneurs, driven by a personal passion to deliver goods and services in engagingly unique ways.
It is bike-friendly, with on-street bike parking corrals and dozens of sidewalk loops; walkable, with pedestrians guided by an extensive wayfinding system, streetscapes enhanced by public seating, colorful flowering baskets, public art, intimate pedestrian alleys and pocket parks, comfortably wide sidewalks and ample lighting; and auto-friendly, with more than 1,000 parking spots serviced by easy-to-use multi-space pay stations.
Downtown Ferndale is also home to a myriad of events that reflect its all-inclusive status – whether it’s Ferndale Pride or Fido Does Ferndale, the traditional, slightly quirky, Holiday Ice Festival, DIY Street Fair, Funky Ferndale Art Fair, the Woodward Dream Cruise, outdoor movies, or events that celebrate all that Downtown Ferndale has to offer, there truly is something for everyone!
Welcome to Downtown Ferndale!