Introduction to Berkley, Michigan
Berkley, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 2 miles NW of Royal Oak, Michigan and 13 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is part of the Detroit metropolitan statistical area. About 15,531 people live in Berkley.
Berkley was first settled in the year 1815. At that time, this area was the site of the Ottawa Indian Gardens. It also included a flowing artesian spring that provided the town's water supply until 1926. Berkley derived its name from a local farm. The area was incorporated as a village in 1923 and was reincorporated as a city in 1932.
Berkley and nearby Attractions
- Berkley Historical Museum
- Ferndale Historical Museum
- Troy Museum & Historic Village
- Detroit Zoo
- Cranbrook House
- Dodge 4 State Park
Things To Do In Berkley
The city boasts of nine parks that include tennis courts, horseshoe courts, picnic areas, multi-use turf areas and many other recreational facilities. Skaters can also visit the Berkley Ice Arena. Another popular tourist destination near the city is the Detroit Zoo.
Detroit City Airport is nearby.
Berkley Higher Education
Opportunities for higher studies are provided by the Lawrence Technological University, Oakland University, Henry Ford Community College, University of Phoenix - Detroit Campus, and many other colleges and universities.