Living in Commerce
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Commerce is a suburban Detroit township with a unique history and rural charm.
Located in Oakland County about 35 miles from downtown, Commerce formerly served as a summer resort for Detroit residents who flocked to the area for its small inland lakes and peaceful seclusion. Currently populated with approximately 40,186 people, Commerce offers today?s residents large expanses of both farmland and suburban development. The town features an excellent public school system, a family friendly community and a large population of college-educated adults. Crime rates in Commerce are lower than the national average.
Commerce also features a downtown shopping area with dining and other services. The town?s Downtown Development Authority is dedicated to promote the long-term health and stability of the township while improving the community for both Commerce citizens and businesses.
Working in Commerce
Commerce is certainly considered a commuter town. In addition to its proximity to Detroit and surrounding metro areas, Commerce is also located 35 miles from downtown Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan. True to its rural nature, Commerce is situated not directly off of, but close to, several commuter arteries, including I-96, I-696 and I-275. Detroit Metro Airport is also about 35 minutes away.