Pleasant Ridge

Metro Detroit's hidden gem with a vibrant community, friendly neighborhoods, and an active community center. Contact Kathy to find out more about Pleasant Ridge.

Snugly bordered by Ferndale, Royal Oak and the Walter P. Reuther Freeway, Pleasant Ridge is a gem of a city hidden in plain sight.  With a wide range of housing stock dating back to the early 1900s, Pleasant Ridge features larger lot sizes and homes than Ferndale or Royal Oak. The city’s welcoming community center offers residents access to recreation classes, event space, and a pool. Pleasant Ridge is all residential apart from a small number of restaurants and businesses along Woodward Avenue. Since the city is sandwiched between Royal Oak and Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge residents enjoy the amenities of both communities, and can also reach Downtown Detroit in less than 20 minutes. 

Pleasant Ridge is known for it's walkable and friendly neighborhoods that contain the 7 city parks plus a Community Pool and vibrant Community Center.  The parks cater to most ever activity you're looking for, including baseball diamonds,  soccer fields, basketball & tennis courts, picnic and gathering pavilions, playgrounds, walking paths, and open recreation space.  Pleasant Ridge also has a community garden and dog park.

The community newsletter - The Ridger keeps everyone informed of all the wonderful events and community activities.

Fun Fact: Pleasant Ridge began when Burt Taylor subdivided the Mayday farm in 1913. The community incorporated as a village within Royal Oak Township in 1921 and again as an autonomous city in 1927. The origin of the name is believed to derive from the main thoroughfare of Ridge Road.  Since it's initial founding, Pleasant Ridge has remained a "gem" of a city ideally located in metro Detroit.

 

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Overview for Pleasant Ridge, MI

2,589 people live in Pleasant Ridge, where the median age is 42.8 and the average individual income is $71,799.39. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

2,589

Total Population

42.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$71,799.39

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Pleasant Ridge, MI

Pleasant Ridge has 1,185 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Pleasant Ridge do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,589 people call Pleasant Ridge home. The population density is 4,530.97 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

2,589

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.8

Median Age

49.78 / 50.22%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
1,185

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$71,799.39

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Pleasant Ridge, MI

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The following schools are within or nearby Pleasant Ridge. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Category
Grades
School rating
Ferndale Lower Elementary Campus
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
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