|Welcome to the City of Taylor’s official website, the most comprehensive source of information on the community. Taylor’s home page provides insight to a city with a proud history, a dynamic present and an exciting future.
Taylor is in the Downriver area of Metropolitan Detroit, a section that is south of Dearborn, north of Monroe, west of the Detroit River and just east of Detroit Metropolitan Airport. We like to say "all roads lead to Taylor" since we are intersected by the I-94 and I-75 freeways, we are home to six miles of Telegraph Road (US-24) and we are just blocks away from the Southfield Freeway (M-39).
|Our residents are good, hard-working people of many walks of life. They live here because our city is "Taylor-made" for families. Our community boasts comfortable neighborhoods, outstanding recreation, a variety of shopping opportunities and three industrial parks. This combination allows Taylor's residents to live, work, shop and play, all within a convenient 24 square miles.
Taylor also is made for recreation. The city is home to Lakes of Taylor and Taylor Meadows Golf Clubs -- municipally owned golf courses with country club-like challenges. The Taylor Sportsplex features four arenas for ice hockey, figure skating, indoor soccer and special events. The Taylor Recreation Center is the perfect place to work out, play court games or take lessons from the renowned Taylor Dance Program and Ballet Americana.
Heritage Park, the "jewel of the city," is a regional park that features a mini historical village, Petting Farm and soccer and baseball fields. Heritage Park is home to various festive annual events, the largest of which are the Taylor Relay for Life American Cancer Society fund-raiser in May and the Fall Fest and Arts and Crafts event in October. The park also hosts the Junior League World Series, featuring the best teams of 13- and 14-year-old baseball players from around the world. The 30th annual World Series will take place in August, including opening ceremonies and fireworks. The championship game will be broadcast on ESPN. And the Telegraph Tomorrow Cruise takes place on Telegraph Road (U.S. 24) the fourth Friday of July.
Taylor has a variety of modern municipal buildings. Taylor City Hall, the Taylor Police Department, the 23rd District Court and the Midtown Fire Station are all located on Goddard Road, east of Telegraph Road. The William Ford Senior Activity Center is a favorite place for older residents to visit and is the nicest senior center in Michigan. The Department of Public Works, located at Beech Daly and Northline roads, featured a visit by President Bill Clinton for the grand opening in 1996. The Taylor Community Library, located near Heritage Park, is a favorite place of city residents. President George W. Bush visited Taylor in 2004. Current President Barack Obama visited the city during the presidential campaign in 2008.
Taylor is also home to the outstanding Taylor School District; the Downriver Campus of Wayne County Community College District and the new Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center; the world headquarters of Masco, a Fortune 200 company; the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber of Commerce; the Downriver Association of Realtors; the Metro South Post of the Michigan State Police; Southland Center, a regional shopping mall; and many great restaurants and other businesses.
If you live in Taylor, you know why the community was a finalist for the All-America City Award in 2004. If you are thinking about moving to Taylor, know that the community has a variety of homes and condominiums. And if you are visiting, we hope you enjoy your stay in Taylor!