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100+ Useful Links for Residents of
Oakland County and Southeast Michigan

Note: Links change frequently. Please let us know of any corrections or additions. Updated 7/18/19

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Local, Regional

 Detroit area history, nostalgia, trivia

Enjoy Michigan

  • Michigan Trails --Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance is  the statewide voice for nonmotorized trail users, helping people build, connect and promote trails for a healthier and more prosperous Michigan.
  • Michigan Advantage - ?
  • Michigan Fitness Foundation -- a valuable resource that addresses our most pressing health issues and helps build a healthier Michigan.
  • Under the Radar Michigan -- PBS television program that features the people, places, and things that make Michigan a great place to be. You’ll find everything here that we featured on the show: locations of the places we’ve been, their addresses and phone numbers and even UTR merchandise in our store.
  • Pure Michigan -- things to do, places to go, trip ideas, events
  • Michigan Future -- Michigan Future, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-profit organization. Our mission is to be a source of new ideas on how Michigan can succeed as a world class community in a knowledge-driven economy. Its work is funded by Michigan foundations.
  • Michigan Gardener -- Michigan Gardener is a regional gardening magazine founded in 1996. The magazine can be picked up monthly, free of charge, April through November at over 260 locations throughout Southeastern Michigan. The website features an archive of articles and features from the print magazine as well as listings of current events, news briefs, garden resources, and more.




Local newspapers

Radio, TV

Cable TV

Utilities, Trash, Emergency


Trash, Recycling

Emergency services

Roads, Transportation, Environment, Housing

Roads and transportation

The Environment -

Energy saving, recycling, waste management, etc.

  • Rewards for Recycling -- a community based recycling incentive program that provides rewards to residents encouraging curbside recycling participation.
  • Earth 911 - Recycling info, local recycling resources -- The latest green living news, share our DIY tips, and help you recycle just about anything.
  • Rouge River Project  -- a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1986 to raise awareness about the need to clean up the Rouge River in southeast Michigan.
  • Green Michigan -- Your resource center for Michigan environmental solutions, resources, and how-to’s
  • Michigan Saves - a nonprofit organization dedicated to making energy improvements easy and affordable. They operate as a green bank to offer financing programs that help Michigan residents take control of their energy costs through efficiency and renewable projects.

Housing, real estate, land use

Community Service


Home Magazines

Better Homes & Gardens Magazine

Home improvement, gardening, decorating, more

  • Home Remodeling
    Improve your home with a remodeling project or two. Whether you're planning to tackle DIY remodeling projects, or hiring a pro, find all of the essential remodeling information you'll need to know right here. Find weekend project how-tos, helpful remodeling tips, advice on working with contractors, determining home remodeling costs, and working within your budget.
  • Gardening
    Create the perfect front yard and backyard landscapes with our gardening tips. We'll tell you about beautiful annual, perennial, bulb, and rose flowers, as well as trees, shrubs, and groundcovers that put on a year-round gardening show.
  • Decorating
    We have the best home decorating ideas, do-it-yourself projects, paint-color help, window treatment tips, and small-space solutions for your bedroom, bathroom, and living room. Plus, learn decorating basics with tips from our editors and expert interior designers. Here you'll discover how to decorate small spaces, how to arrange furniture, and how to use decorating accessories.

This Old House

  • Home & Real Estate
    Advice on managing your home, including mortgages, tax incentives, financing purchases and renovations, and hiring contractors
  • How To
    Need some help with your latest building or remodeling project? TOH has step-by-step instructions for jobs of all kinds, both inside the house and out, with no details overlooked. Follow our expert advice, put your skills to work, and you'll soon have results to be proud of. The indispensable guide to home improvement is here.
  • Ideas
    The sky's the limit when it comes to upgrading the old house you love. TOH offers inspiration for projects of all kinds, whether you're thinking of remodeling, repairing, adding on, or just enhancing your home. Plus: Updates on the latest products, from paints and tools to flooring and drywall, and suggestions for making your outdoor space a thing of beauty.


  • Sunset Magazine -- Inspiration, tips, how-to, DIY projects, design ideas, outdoor living
  • Houzz -- Discover design ideas, find home professionals, shop for your home

Note: Links change frequently. Please let us know of any corrections or additions.

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