Milford Homes for Sale and Real Estate
Ideal for families, Milford is located in southwest Oakland County with easy access to job centers along the US-23, I-96 and M-59 corridors. It is the center of one of the fastest-growing areas in the region. The Huron River flows through downtown, and the community is surrounded by parkland, including state and Metro park lands.
Housing includes a range of older structures from historic early settlement homes in downtown to lower density, mid-century houses to newer residential developments. The community is served by a range of quality school options via the Huron Valley Schools, with a number of private options.
Affluent to middle-class, educated, professionals, many families and older residents.
A wide range of housing styles and price ranges. Historic downtown Milford has charming older homes; suburban and more modern housing stock also available further from downtown center.
Small-town feel, great access to outdoor recreation, upscale retail, walkable downtown, historic and charming vibe.
Historic downtown, kayaking on the Huron River, the neighborly feel, community services and festivals during the summer and fall.
Raising a family, a rural lifestyle with easy access to suburban amenities, bedroom commuters, active retirees.
Around the Area
Downtown Milford was settled as a mill town to support nearby lumbering operations in 1832, with two dams on the Huron River providing power for mill operations. An important historic site in the community is the Pettibone Creek hydroelectric station, built in 1892. Henry Ford acquired the station in 1935, using it to power the Milford Carburetor Plant, part of his network of "Village Industries" supporting auto plants in Dearborn. The plant and power station were designed by Albert Khan.
Milford offers a range of access to outdoor recreation opportunities for hiking, biking, paddling and more, including the Proud Lake and Highland state recreation areas and the 1,200-acre Kensington Metropark. The town is part of the 104-mile Huron River Water Trail. An in-town Milford Trail connects users from downtown to Kensington Metropark.
Downtown Milford offers a range of specialty retail shops, restaurants, coffee shops, a microbrewery, a butcher shop and a bakery. The town offers many community events throughout the year, including a weekly farmers' market in summer; concerts; parades for Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Christmas; a home tour and car show; and more. The town also hosts Milford Memories, an annual highly-ranked art fair and community festival.