The Huron River, with its ability to provide water power, attracted the first settlers of Milford. Elizur and Stanley Ruggles built the first sawmill in 1831, and in 1832 Milford Township was established. The Village of Milford was incorporated in 1869 and served as the central commercial district for the area. Streets, sidewalks, and fire protection were the first order of business for the newly elected Village Council.
Milford Village is 2.5 square miles nestled in southwest Oakland County and is easily accessed from both I-96 and M-59. With a population of approximately 6,280, the Village still serves as the central business district for approximately 25,000 people in the surrounding areas. The thriving downtown district draws visitors from communities such as Ann Arbor and Dearborn, while retaining its small-town charm.
The Village boasts six parks within its boundaries. Central Park, located on the banks of the Huron River, is a favorite with the children and teens who enjoy the playscape, basketball courts, tennis court, volleyball court, and ice rink. Fairgrounds Park is adjacent to the Senior Center for easy access to a picnic area and shuffleboard courts. Hubbell Pond Park is the site of the YMCA and Library, and a trail system that runs from Commerce Road all the way to Kensington Park on South Milford Road..
The Village is part of the Huron Valley School District with one elementary and one middle school located within the Village.
Milford Village offices are located at 1100 Atlantic Street, Milford, Michigan 48381. Offices are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday. You can reach us by phone at (248) 684-1515, by fax at (248) 684-5502, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.