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Elizabeth Lake Waterford Twp information
A large part of Elizabeth Lake is 40 feet deep or more in most of the lake. Elizabeth Lake is one of Oakland County's MI most sought after lakes. With lots of activities going on for any boating enthusiast lake buyers want homes on the lake. Being a private lake keeps the boat traffic down. But at the same time you can Jet ski, tube, fish, or do what ever you want because the lake is good size (363 acres).
Between January & October 20, 2012 here's what sold on the lake.
Here is a list of Elizabeth Lake homes that have sold or been leased between 01/2010 and 11/15/2011
Elizabeth Lake real estate Oakland County
Elizabeth Lakefront homes for sale have sold for as low as $43,900 in 2011. But in the highest price was in the $450,000 range. Like most of the time there is a large demand for lake homes under $250,000. The lake is an nice all sports lake that has many varieties of Waterford water front properties. There are 800-5400 square foot lake homes around the lake.
Elizabeth Lake property sizes depend on which side of the lake you are on. You will find wider and deeper lots on the northwest side of the lake. The homes on the south side of the lake are close to the road and the lake. The parking is tighter for the southside Elizabeth Lake properties.
Lake Home styles are:
Most Elizabeth Lake homes that were built in the 1920's and 30's are gone. Yes there are a few remaining. The older homes have been bulldozed and re built. Most of the homes are from 1940 on. The early homes have no basements on little lots and many times without garages. But some of the later homes were built with walkout basements. Most have garages if the lot size permitted it. The upper end homes on the lake have all the modern ammenities, including 3 car garages.
Children that live on Elizabeth Lake attend Waterford Schools.
There are many lake access homes near Elizabeth Lake
Oakland County lakes vary so much from lake to lake and even from one side of the lake to the other. You could have a sandy lake bottom on one side of the lake and mucky on the other. Some lakes are all sandy bottoms. Others are all mucky. The easiest way to check whether it is sandy or mucky is to get into the lake. That is why it is smart to buy a lake home when the ice is off the lake. Sometimes the lake bottom is sandy for 10 or 15 feet then gets mucky. Usually if the lake listing does not proclaim sandy lake bottom....then it does not have it.
The next part of lake frontage that you may want to consider is vegetation or vegetation free lake front. Usually a mucky lake front invites lily pads and cattails. Because of DNR rules you cannot just go out and rip out lily pads and vegetation in front of the home. So do not buy a lake home thinking you can change the waterfront drastically. Sure some lake home buyers do the midnight lily pad weeding or put down chemicals at night to kill the vegetation....but it is illegal and still will take several years to do.
Sometimes if the lake has not been used in years there will be a little bit of vegetation out front. That is usually easily cleaned up. This usually is the case when the sellers are older and have not used the lake in years. By the time the kids and grandkids use the lakefront all summer it will be clean again. Many lake home owners have a large rake (a landscape rake) to rake up seaweed, and rocks. It is a great tool to have.
Elizabeth Lake is located in Waterford Township Oakland County MI. It is S of Elizabeth Lake Road, N of Cass Elizabeth, E of Cooley Lake, and W of South Cass Lake Road.
The kids that live on the lake go to Waterford School system.
There are very few lake foreclosures that are Waterford lakefront homes. When lake foreclosures come up and are they are in the lower price ranges they usually go quickly. Don't try to steal them below list price, bid to get the lake front home. Call me on my cell at (313) 310-9855 for your list of Waterford Township Lake foreclosures or any list of Oakland County waterfront homes..
Other lakes that are close by are Crescent Lake, Cass Lake, Otter Lake, and SylvanLake, and Pontiac Lake
Elizabeth Lake homeowners association
Here is one of Elizabeth lakes association and information they have pertaining to it.
ELEIA (Elizabeth Lake Estates Improvement Association) http://www.eleiabeach.com/ is a private beach association in Waterford, Michigan, with endless amenities to offer resident families and their associates to fill your summer with nearby activities, special events, and a sense of community that can only be found at ELEIA. Listed below are a few of the amenities that our members experience daily when visiting the beach.
To Search any Michigan Lake for lake homes for sale go to the atlas search or search by area. I hope this helped you if you have a Michigan relocation in your future.
Russ Ravary your Waterford Township Lakefront real estate specialist