By Bus When you read the guidebooks about Detroit (the few that are published about it) they mention SMART buses and the Detroit Department of Transportation. Bus Service in Auburn Hills is slow, complicated, and sometimes even more expensive than driving a car.
By Car Sheerly by the design of the geography of Detroit and its environs, the car is king. But don't be afraid of it, cars are only a means to an end; the end being the unique Detroit people.
The local high school (Avondale Theatre Company for Avondale High School) occasionally puts on an average of 3 plays a year (that number is increasing with new shows being added for performances in a small studio theatre). The time when plays usually are being performed run from September to April. Call (248) 537-6210 for more information on what's playing this season. The person to talk to for tickets is Mr. Ed Guay, the director of the Theatre Company.
One of the premier attractions of Auburn Hills (if not the entire metro area) is the Palace of Auburn Hills, the home of the Detroit Pistons and occasionally a few other sports have sprung up in this stadium as well. It is a MAJOR concert stop for recording artists around the English-speaking world, including such artists as Coldplay, Elton John, and Billy Joel.
A premier shopping destination in this area is the Great Lakes Crossing Mall here in Auburn Hills. The mall features a central food court, a 30-screen movieplex, one of the few GameWorks mega-game arcades in Michigan, and just a great place to people watch as well.