Hazel Park may be small in size at only 2.8 square miles, but it's a city with a large heart. Residents are primarily hard working, middle-class, patriotic and proud. They get involved and are active in the community, government, and support the local schools, events and organizations. The city is comprised mostly of modest single-family residential homes, with a diverse housing stock, which offers tree-lined streets, plenty of neighborhood parks, and recently renovated schools. Hazel Park is also defined by strong faith-based groups and numerous places of worship.
Local businesses also play an important role in the community. The business district is diverse, from large, global organizations, to the mom-and-pop shops that make up the majority of businesses. Many are small, family-run businesses, operated by generations of family members throughout the years. These businesses support the local schools, athletic teams, community events, and charities. It's this unique, small town charm that defines Hazel Park.
Hazel Park has long enjoyed a strong community commitment to quality education. This commitment is highlighted by the
*Live in our City *Attend our Schools *Earn College Scholarship Money
The Hazel Park Promise will begin for all Hazel Park High School 2012 graduates, it will provide scholarship dollars after all other scholarship and financial assistance is totaled, to provide an associate’s degree OR its equivalent at Oakland Community College – up to $4,000. To qualify you must graduate from Hazel Park High School and reside in the city of Hazel Park.
The Hazel Park Promise sees:
A city at the core of a strong region whose neighborhoods are vibrant, inclusive, and attractive to young and senior people, as well as businesses small and large;
The Hazel Park Promise will: