Introduction to Highland Park, Michigan
Highland Park, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 5 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is in the Detroit area. There are 16,746 residents in Highland Park.
Highland Park History
During the early 1800s, Highland Park was a small farming community. Augustus B. Woodward, a prominent Detroit judge bought the area in 1818. A post office was established in this area in 1873. It was incorporated in 1889 as the village of Highland Park. In 1918 it was reincorporated as a city. Highland Park was the birthplace of Henry Ford's Model T plant.
Highland Park and nearby Attractions
- Detroit Historical Museum
- Motown Historical Museum
- Historic Fort Wayne
- Eastern Market
- Detroit Zoo
- Ferndale Historical Museum
Things To Do In Highland Park
While staying at Highland Park, one can visit many historical sites and museums that lie close to the city. Greektown, one of the most vibrant ethnic districts of Michigan, is nearby. You can even plan a day trip with your family to the Detroit Zoo. In addition, Highland Park offers several cafes, bars and restaurants.
Highland Park Transportation
The nearest airport is Detroit City Airport.
Highland Park Higher Education
Lawrence Technological University, Wayne State University, Marygrove College, Macomb Community College and many other colleges and universities provide facilities for higher education.