In the south central part of Commerce Township, five miles north and fifteen minutes from Novi, tucked into Oakland County, are 2.37 miles and over 7,000 people making up the city of Walled Lake. Sunlight glistens against smooth waters of a lake that has witnessed the best and worst of days. With a bit of love and attention, the focal point of the city, Walled Lake, has been restored to a natural beauty in which animals and humans delight. But the lake itself isn’t the only area in which history is preserved with respect.
About Walled Lake
Built in 1883, the Foster House was a safe haven where slaves along the underground railroad could eat and sleep. In 1997, 114 years after its story was written, Foster Farmhouse was moved from its original foundations on Pontiac Trail to Riley Park to avoid demolition. The Foster House once belonged to Dr. Sarah Banks, one of the first female graduates of University of Michigan’s Medical School, and one of the first female doctors in the state. She rubbed elbows with the likes of Henry and Clara Ford, and was dear friends with Susan B. Anthony.
A myriad of museums pepper the surrounding areas of Walled Lake to tell the stories of times past.
Homes for Sale in Walled Lake
Walled Lake Area
With the 1925 launch of the Walled Lake Casino and its competing amusement park, Walled Lake was once a tourist attraction that faded with the turning pages of time. Today, the hushed community surrounding the lake is full of waterfront properties and modest homes with a median home value of just over $100,000. Median household income is estimated around $47,000.
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools are responsible for educating Walled Lake Students.
Walled Lake receives 30 inches of rain per year, and 32 inches of snow. Average summer temperatures are 83 degrees, with winter lows at 16 degrees.
The best source of information about local communities and real estate topics is your real estate agent. Give Joshua or Kelly Norber of the Norber Real Estate Group a call today at 248-785-3737 to learn more about the area, discuss selling your house, or tour available homes for sale.