Auburn Hills: The Hub of the American Automobile Industry
The founding of Auburn Hills can be attributed to Aaron Webster who was the town's first settler and who, by setting up a saw and grist mill, managed to attract more settlers to Auburn Hills. Formerly named Pontiac Township, Auburn Hills, MI is a city in Oakland County, in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is not just home to over 23,000 residents, but to the U.S. headquarters of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, The Palace of Auburn Hills, and Oakland University as well. Auburn Hills is home to a prosperous business district that started to flourish in the 1980s when Oakland University partnered with developers to build a technology and research park that is the popular Oakland Technology Park. With Comerica, EDS, and Chrysler having built campuses there, the city now hosts around 80,000 people during the workday, giving way to the building of skyscrapers, hotels, and shops that cater to tourists coming in from PTK-Oakland County International Airport.
Best Time to Visit
With Michigan getting snowy between December and February, most tourists prefer to flock to Auburn Hills during the summer. This is the city's busiest season, so it is wise to book accommodations at least 3 months early. However, those looking to avoid the crowd should not schedule a trip during The Fourth of July week and Labor Day week as hotel rates are at the highest during these times. Instead, plan a trip from May 14th to July 15th when temperatures are pleasant but accommodations are less compared to what you would have paid in July. Temperatures are in the high-50s, a little colder than the average 75°F in the high season.