Sometimes the name says it all. Carefully stringing wires at the top of a pole in the early 1900s, an anonymous lineman looked down at the jungle of ferns below and reported his location as 'an open place of ferns.' At this auspicious moment, the town of Ferndale received inspiration for its name. In July 1917, the city was incorporated, and it became official; Ferndale, Michigan was born. The Ferndale Historical Museum, located at 1651 Livernois, provides residents and visitors with a detailed gaze into the city's past. Photos from earlier times, artifacts and journals make stepping into bygone days accessible and fascinating. The modern town of Ferndale is a far cry from what that anonymous lineman and later, the city founders saw so long ago. The lively nightlife, beautiful parks, and top-notch educational system make Ferndale ready for the modern era.
With its approximately 20,000 residents, Ferndale may be a small city, but the nightlife options are significant. The Go Comedy! Improv Theater is an enjoyable place to spend a Friday night. With rave reviews, this hangout offers belly-holding laughs and belly-filling food. Try out the tri-color tortellini or pork sliders while enjoying the improv show performed by talented comedians. If you're in the mood for a little honky tonk, The Imperial, located on Woodward Avenue may be just the place. The Imperial offers weekly taco specials, a Sunday brunch and the perfect atmosphere for meeting with friends for a quick drink. Looking for something a little different? The Oakland on W. 9-Mile Road delivers. With it's sophisticated, swanky, speakeasy ambiance, exceptional service, and background blues and jazz, The Oakland deserves its first-class reputation.
Kids are a community priority. Educators in the Ferndale area are forward-thinking, preparing students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. The Ferndale Public Schools is committed to a small town, community atmosphere along with high educational standards. The teachers, specialists, and staff give each student individualized support. The Ferndale Early Childhood Center enrolls children ages two-and-a-half to four. Little Eagles Preschool has an innovative program based on discovery and respect of learning. Along with traditional education, Ferndale Upper Elementary School includes Montessori teaching methods. College-bound high schoolers will be well-prepared during their years at Ferndale High School. STEM electives, a top-rated IMPI Robotics team, and individualized educational plans combine to create an optimum learning environment for each student.
However, playing hooky is also a common practice in Ferndale. A day off means heading out to one of the 14 parks in the area. Some of the parks have been recently renovated and offer modern play equipment, beautiful walking paths, fields for soccer practice, and convenient pavilions for barbecues and parties. Harding Park and Martin Road Park are go-to destinations for families. Wilson Park even includes a small dog area for furry, four-footed 'children.' The Tony Hawk Foundation has granted Geary Park funding. A skate park is scheduled for completion in July of 2019. Are you preparing for a special event or sizeable athletic activity? The Ferndale Parks and Recreation Department offer the Gerry Kulick Community Center for rent. Adults' and kids' programs, summer camp and ever-expanding plans for the future will provide more options for those play days Ferndale residents enjoy.
Pride of ownership is evident in many of the homes around town. Front porches with chairs arranged comfortably for an evening talk, gorgeous poplar or ash trees, colorful flowering bushes, and an immaculate weed-free lawn create a charming setting. But this lovely ambiance doesn't come without toil. Hours of time and energy have been invested.
Lawn Love takes modern technology and old-fashioned hard work and makes a seamless connection. Keeping a lawn lush with that crisp, clean cared-for look is the goal; Lawn Love is the means! Lawn aeration, fertilization, regular maintenance, and weed control can feel like an endless task. Kids love playing in fallen leaves during autumn, but raking them up is a chore no one enjoys. Make the call to Lawn Love, and we will make your lawn maintenance our priority. Every yard is different and requires specialized attention. Each client receives a customized maintenance plan. Sit back, relax and let your Lawn Love pro step up to the task. Well-versed in what constitutes the difference in lawn weeds and the commonly planted Kentucky Bluegrass and fescue, Lawn Love experts will have your yard green and immaculate in short order. Let us handle the back-breaking work, we guarantee your satisfaction.