The Charter Township of Bloomfield, incorporated in 1827, was the first township to be established in Oakland County. Today, it encompasses 25 square miles and has a population of 44,000. The natural beauty of the township, with its winding roads, rolling hills and tranquil lakes, lends a uniquely attractive setting to the 17,000 fine homes and exclusive subdivisions within its boundaries. Classy and upbeat shopping are part of this prestigious residential community. Home to many Corporate America managers and business owners, success is the way of life in the Township of Bloomfield. Residential as well as retail development, has been strong since the mid 1980′s and continues at a moderate pace providing luxury housing and business opportunities. The magnificent Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church is a striking landmark. Bloomfield Township is also home to many exclusive country clubs including the nationally known Oakland Hills Country Club, site of the 1996 U.S. Open, the 2004 Ryder Cup and the 2008 PGA Championship.