Introduction to Harper Woods, Michigan
Harper Woods, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 4 miles SW of St. Clair Shores, Michigan and 9 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan. The city is included in the Detroit metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 14,254 people lived in Harper Woods.
Harper Woods History
It is believed that the city of Harper Woods was named because it was a wooded area and was situated near Harper Avenue. Harper Avenue was named after Walter Harper, the founder of the nearby Harper Hospital in Detroit. The city was incorporated on February 19, 1951 when the residents of Gratiot Township voted to incorporate it. Harper Woods celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2001.
Harper Woods and nearby Attractions
- Alden Park Towers
- Chandler Park Golf Course
- Ambleside Gallery
- Altermatt Park
- Arthur J Miller Park
- Balduck Memorial Park
Things To Do In Harper Woods
Shopping enthusiasts can hangout at the Eastland shopping center, a popular place in the city. The city also has a good number of cinema halls and amusement parks for the recreation of the residents.
Harper Woods Transportation
Detroit City is the nearest major airport to Haper Woods.
Harper Woods Higher Education
The nearby institutes providing higher education are Macomb Community College, University of Phoenix-Detroit Campus, Wayne State University and Marygrove College.