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The Oakland County Lakes Area

Locally known as The Lakes Area, these communities are home to a variety of waterfront, lake access homes, water activities, or all sports lakes.

The Lakes Area is clustered around the west and northwest area of Oakland County, MI and includes Bloomfield Township, Walled Lake, Milford, West Bloomfield, Waterford, and Commerce Township.

According to Wikipedia, there are 387 lakes in Oakland County.

You can find information about the Lakes Area Real Estate Market in our Metro Detroit Real Estate Market Reports This Month. All information is updated monthly. Our real estate market reports include ACTUAL SOLD homes and monthly statistics for all Metro Detroit Areas.

All Sports Lake Homes For Sale

Here are the Homes for Sale on or with access to all sports lakes:

Where is the Lakes Area?

Map showing the 13 Oakland County communities that comprise the Lakes Area.

The Lakes Area begins west of Telegraph Road and Dixie Road further north (M-24) around Bloomfield Township and the lakes surrounding Pontiac, Michigan. The lakes area is approximately 25 minutes to Downtown Detroit via Northwestern at West Bloomfield. Heading south near Inkster Road, you can see the GM Building on the riverfront when the sky is clear.

Just Listed Lakes Area Homes For Sale

Here are the most recently listed homes for sale in the database in the Lakes Area:

The Lakes Area Communities

West Bloomfield Twp Lakes

Here are some of the lakes you will find in West Bloomfield Township:

Commerce Township Lakes

Neighboring West Bloomfield to the west, is Commerce Township. Here are some of the many lakes you can discover:

  • North Commerce Lake
  • South Commerce Lake
  • Proud Lake
  • Lake Sherwood
  • Fox Lake
  • Carroll Lake
  • Bass Lake
  • Lower Straights Lake
  • Morris Lake
  • Woodpecker Lake

Walled Lake Lakes

Walled Lake is a city within Commerce Township, on the south edge. Mud Lake and Walled Lake are the lakes located in Walled Lake, MI.

Bloomfield Twp Lakes

Bloomfield Township surrounds Bloomfield Hills, intersected by Woodward Avenue, also named M1. You can travel all the way to Downtown Detroit and the Riverfront. Some of the lakes you will find in Bloomfield Township are:

  • Square Lake
  • Wing Lake
  • Island Lake
  • Lower Long Lake
  • Upper Long Lake
  • Turtle Lake
  • Orange Lake

Keego Harbor Lakes

Keego Harbor is home to Dollar Lake while skirting the all sports lake of Cass Lake and Sylvan Lake.

Waterford Twp Lakes

Waterford Township is north of West Bloomfield with White Lake to the west. In addition to the following lakes, Waterford hosts the Oakland County International Airport.

  • Elizabeth Lake
  • Loon Lake
  • Maceday Lake
  • Lotus Lake
  • Otter Lake
  • Cass Lake
  • Watkins Lake
  • Williams Lake

Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake is a city in Oakland County off of Orchard Lake Road. It’s only lake is Sylvan Lake.

Wixom Lakes

Adjacent to Wolverine Lake, Wixom is home to Loon Lake and the Wixom Habitat.

Lakes of Orchard Lake Village

Orchard Lake Village is a city mostly surrounded by West Bloomfield. It encompasses Orchard Lake, while sharing frontage with Upper Straights Lake and Cass Lake.

Wolverine Lake Village

You guessed it. Wolverine Lake Village surrounds Wolverine Lake.


Milford Twp Lakes

Milford Township is home to Kensington Metropark, which surrounds Kent Lake.

  • Phillip Lake
  • Lake Ashley
  • Hubbell Pond
  • Sears Lake
  • Sloan Lake

Highland Twp Lakes

Highland Township, MI borders White Lake Township and Milford. Here are a handful of lakes in Highland Twp:

  • Lower Pettibone Lake
  • Moore Lake
  • Rowe Lake
  • Dunham Lake
  • Woodruff Lake
  • Charlick Lake
  • Murray Lake
  • Duck Lake
  • White Lake
  • Peninsula Lake

White Lake Twp Lakes

M-59 intersects directly east-west through White Lake Township, and is easy access to the Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area and Alpine Valley Ski Resort. Here are some of the lakes in this township:

  • White Lake
  • Oxbow Lake
  • Brendel Lake
  • Pontiac Lake
  • Cedar Island Lake
  • Round Lake
  • Mandon Lake
  • Cooley Lake

Lakes Area Living

There are a variety of homes and lifestyles to choose from in the Lakes Area. You’ll find lake area living includes everything from cottages to luxury homes, all sports lakes, State parks, campgrounds, fishing and boating and fantastic nature everywhere. It’s easy to see why so many people choose to call the lakes area home.

If you’re looking beyond Oakland County, don’t forget to check out our Metro Detroit Waterfront Homes For Sale.

Are there too many options for lake area living? Are you looking for waterfront homes for sale or do you prefer a house with lake access? Call Joshua Norber and his team of Lake Area RealtorsĀ® and Waterfront Specialists to help you achieve your goals at 248-785-3737.

Lakes Area Sold Homes

These are the most recent Oakland County Lake Area Home Sales. Other’s have enjoyed our Oakland County Real Estate Market Reports.

For more information on what is selling today in the Lakes Area, contact Joshua Norber.

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