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West Bloomfield

A little bit about West Bloomfield

West Bloomfield Township, officially the Charter Township of West Bloomfield, is a charter township in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan, within the Detroit metropolitan area. It is one of the most expensive places to live in Oakland County. As of the 2010 census, the township had a population of 64,690.

West Bloomfield is sometimes referred to by its residents as the “lake township of Oakland County”, being heavily dotted with small and medium-sized lakes. Cass Lake, the largest lake in the county, is in part of West Bloomfield, and Pine Lake, which has a private country club on its shore, is only a few miles away from Cass and lies completely within West Bloomfield. In addition, directly west of Pine Lake is Orchard Lake, which also has a private country club on its shore.

West Bloomfield has a large Jewish population. It is home to the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit, the Frankel Jewish Academy, a Jewish community high school, and the museum of the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan.

West Bloomfield also has a large Chaldean population as of 1990. In 1989 the Chaldean-Iraqi Association of Michigan bought the Shenandoah Golf and Country Club, located across the street from the synagogue Temple Israel. The Chaldean group spent $1 million on renovations on the golf course and the clubhouse. By 2004 the Chaldean Cultural Center, the United States’s largest Chaldean cultural center, was located in West Bloomfield Township.

As of April 2013, West Bloomfield had the third largest Japanese national population in the state of Michigan, at 1,047.

  • Golf Courses or Clubs
    • Bay Pointe Golf Club
    • Shenandoah Country Club
    • Knollwood Country Club
    • Orchard Lake Country Club
    • Tam-O-Shanter Country Club
    • Twin Beach Country Club
  • Restaurants
    • Al Oumara
    • Sposita Ristorante
    • Yotsuba Japanese Restaurant and Bar
    • Loya Organic Middle Eastern Grill
    • Stage Delicatessen
    • Sharaku
    • J. Alexander’s
    • Red Coat Tavern
    • Prime 29
    • La Marsa
    • Crispelli’s
    • Ciao Italian Bistro
    • Shangri-La


  • Boutiques/ Stores
    • Eden Revolution
    • Closet NV
    • Eleganza Boutique
    • Just Girls Boutique
    • Maria’s Bridal Boutique
    • Kiss & Tell
    • Rear Ends
    • Sample Wearhouse
  • Community Events
    • Jewish Community Center
    • Friendship Circle
    • Recreation Activities Center
    • Berman Center for the Performing Arts
    • Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society
  • Landmarks/ Points of Interest
    • The Adventure Park in West Bloomfield
    • West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve
    • Drake Sports Park