Southfield, MI 2021 Finalist

The Center of it All ™ 

City of Southfield, Michigan: The Center of It All™

The City of Southfield, Michigan is a community that is as unique and diverse as its residents: from industry to housing type and neighborhood – variety is the spice of life in Southfield! One of the City’s brand key messages is: A Place for Everyone. It is this belief that our racial and religious diversity is a strength that weaves together the cultural fabric of our community. There truly is A Place for Everyone in the City of Southfield where all people, from virtually all walks of life, live peacefully together within our borders.

Southfield is an international city bustling with people from a rich array of cultural, racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds, including large African-American, Armenian, Chaldean, Jewish and Russian populations. “The community’s diversity is one of the many reasons my family moved to Southfield,” says attorney Veronica Leonard, Southfield Total Living Commissioner. “My family and I really enjoy the melting pot effect in Southfield of having people of so many nationalities living happily together. You just don’t see that in every community.”

The City of Southfield is not only one of Michigan’s premier residential communities, but also one of the metro area’s most desirable business addresses as well. The City of Southfield truly offers a complete living community, featuring a nationally recognized public school system, 10 colleges and universities, almost 800 acres of park land, two beautiful public golf courses and numerous other recreational activities.  Southfield is a progressive and modern city of beautiful homes and golden skyscrapers comprised of more than 73,000 engaged residents. Centrally located in the Detroit metro area, Southfield is not only the Center of It All™ geographically, but also the business center of southeast Michigan as well. Southfield’s 27 million square feet of office space and 10,000 plus businesses including more than 100 “Fortune 500” companies make it home to a daytime population nearing 175,000. Few other metropolitan areas can boast such a beautiful skyline, replete with high-rises located just minutes away from quaint, tree-lined neighborhoods.

Celebrating Public Arts in Southfield!

The City of Southfield has embarked upon an ambitious new public arts campaign to install a multitude of exciting new and recently refurbished public art installations throughout the community. The Southfield Arts Commission was established in 2015 to advise the City Council on matters affecting public art in the city with the goal to create a stimulating environment that reflects and enhances the City’s heritage, diversity, and character through public artworks integrated in the architecture, infrastructure and landscape. Thanks to the Friends of Southfield Public Arts, a recognized 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, no tax dollars have been used for the art acquisitions, restoration and installation of the works.

The City of Southfield’s elected officials and administration always keep residents and their needs at the center of the decision-making process with a keen focus on every tax dollar spent. City officials are continually looking for new ways to improve the city’s overall quality of life while also refining and enhancing existing community programs and services. The City of Southfield makes great effort to not only maintain clear and open lines of communication, but also to continually improve those channels.

We make life easy for our residents and businesses by rolling out the red carpet while cutting the red tape. Whether a family is looking to buy a new home or a business is looking to start a new company in Southfield – we’re here to help! When it comes to choosing where to live, work or raise your family, we all know that there are many great options. Let’s face it, the United States is a country that is home to many great communities with much to offer. While there are a multitude of wonderful places to choose; simply put: Southfield offers advantages that other communities simply don’t!

With a wide variety of affordable housing options, outstanding city services and great schools, Southfield is the perfect choice for families and businesses large or small. From our abundant natural beauty and to our unparalleled recreational options – the City of Southfield truly has something for everyone!

Southfield residents and businesses are proud to be a part of such a family-friendly and engaged community that offers so many great cultural, recreational and business opportunities. Learn more at or call (248) 796-5000.

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One Thought on Southfield, MI
    9 Jun 2021

    Great city and a great place to work.

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