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Pontiac, MI

Pontiac, MI

Pontiac, MI

Moving to Pontiac, Michigan?

You have found a place that offers affordable housing, fine dining, entertainment, and outdoor events. Named for the Ottawa Chief Pontiac, Pontiac Michigan is located within the Detroit metropolitan area. With around 60,000 residents, Pontiac has a small town feel while just moments away from all of the big city attractions of Detroit. Very much a part of the local automobile industry, the former Pontiac brand was named after and first produced in the city.

Rejuvenating Pontiac, MI
With the recent downturn in the economy, the automobile industry has done some reorganizing and locals are trying to rejuvenate the area. In 2010 a new plan, “The Rise of the Phoenix” was recently launched. City leaders and business owners are working to rejuvenate the downtown retail spaces that should result in millions in additional revenue to the city. Additionally, in 2012, renovations began to the former Sears building to create urban rental lofts and amenities available to local residents.

Pontiac, MI Transportation
Getting around Pontiac is pretty easy. There is Amtrak service three times daily to Chicago via Detroit, a bus terminal operating both locally and regionally, and Oakland County International Airport. There is also easy access to major roads. Interstate 75 connects Pontiac to Flint to the north and Detroit to the south. Other major roads accessed from Pontiac are US Route 24, and Michigan highways 1, 24, and 59.

Education in Pontiac, MI
The School District of the City of Pontiac, Michigan serves the citizens of Pontiac. The district serves over 6000 students. Notre Dame Preparatory High school is a private Catholic school serving the Pontiac area. Pontiac also has four charter schools: Great Lakes Academy, Pontiac Academy for Excellence (K-12), Walton Charter, and Arts and Technology Academy.

Points of Interest In and Around Pontiac, MI
There are many things to go and see when living or visiting Pontiac: Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society, the Detroit Zoo, Pontiac Creative Arts Center, Pontiac Monument, and Oak Hill Cemetery. There is great shopping and dining in the downtown area and shopping centers throughout the city. The Ford Motor Company is in nearby Dearborn, MI along with The Henry Ford – “America’s Greatest History Attraction” – which includes the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.

Moving to Pontiac – New Resident Links

City Website
Chamber of Commerce
The service center for Pontiac, MI is located in Auburn Hills, MI.

Information about Pontiac, MI

Est. Population: 66247
County: Oakland
Latitude: 42.6333
Longitude: -83.2833
Zip Codes: 48340