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 Lakefront homes for sale Orchard Lake Michigan

Orchard Lake  Overview

So what type of lake homes will you find in Orchard Lake Village?

The Village of Orchard Lake is a small community off Orchard Lake Road that is not comparable to anything else when it comes to natural beauty that is acquainted by sparkling lakes, woodland, wetlands and other beautiful features.  The Village of Orchard Lake is located in middle Oakland County in a small exclusive suburb of Detroit.  If is what I would call an affluent suburb.  The population of Orchard Lake is 2,215. You will find beautiful luxury lakefront estates on both Orchard Lake, Cass Lake and Upper Straits lake in the village.   Some of these homes are over 10,000 square feet in size.  Orchard Lake Village started as a lake getaway area.  You can still find small lake cottages still standing.  Orchard Lake Village was started in 1927, but it has a history of some of the great western soldiers and Indian chiefs.  The history of Orchard lake is a long and interesting one. Before settlers, the area was inhabited by Native Americans who would hunt and fish along the shores of the lakes. 

Orchar Lake Michigan

Orchard Lake homes are highly desirable by many affluent buyers.  The village is where many people want to live because of the lakes, the prestige, the schools, and the ease of commuting to work.  Lakefront properties in Orchard Lake many times are going to be on larger lots.  Some even have acreage and privacy.  I would say that many of the Orchard Lake waterfront homes are going to be custom built luxury homes over 4000 square feet and ranging to over 10,000 square feet.  Some of the building costs range over $400 or $500 square feet.  It's not in inexpensive place to live.  Lake homes are going to cost more per square foot than say a lake home in Waterford or Commerce.  I have listed the lakes in the village below.  They are all what I call "upper end" lakes.  The small 1000 or 2000 square foot lake house is out numbered by the majestic lake estate homes.

Here is the latest list of lakefront homes for sale in Orchard Lake as of today.



Lakes in Orchard Lake Village

  1. Orchard Lake
  2. Cass Lake
  3. Upper Straits lake

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Orchard Lake:Like most Oakland County MI Lakes there are some very large lots with room on the side of the homes.  They are still not what you would call "absolutely private" by any means, but they are not all jammed together in some spots on the lake.  I would call these homes on Orchard Lake homes with space and a little privacy.  There some lake access homes near Orchard Lake on the west side of the lake.

  • Cities the lake lies in                       Orchard Lake
  • School district for the lake               West Bloomfield
  • Streets around the lake are             paved
  • City water                                      Municipal
  • City sewer                                      Sewer sanitary
  • Canals on Lake                               no
  • Lots over an acre on lake                yes
  • Water-ski course                            n/a
  • Condominiums                               yes
  • All sports lake                                Yes
  • Private                                          No
  • Size                                              788 acres
  • Maximum Depth                            110 feet
  • Public Access                                 Yes off Orchard Lake Rd North of Pontiac Trail  
  • Public Beach                                  No
  • Wake restrictions                           Unknown
  • Water Source                                Unknown


Upper Straits Lake: Upper Straits Lake has about 210 homes on the lake and about 600 lake access homes.  Quite a few of them are upper end homes.  There are homes listed at over 3.5 million dollars right now.  Upper Straits lake waterfront homes styles range from 800 square ft ranches to 8000 square foot colonials.  There are bungalows, ranches, contemporary, and colonials that sit on the lake.  Upper Straits Lake lake lots are very pricey so that is why even the smallest houses are worth a lot of money. Children that live on the lake attend either Walled Lake or West Bloomfield Schools.

  • Cities the lake lies in                      West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, 
  • School district for the lake              West Bloomfield, Walled Lake
  • Streets around the lake are            Gravel, paved
  • City water                                     municipal,  well
  • City sewer                                     Sewer sanitary, septic
  • Canals on Lake                              yes
  • Lots over an acre on lake               yes
  • Water-ski course                           n/a
  • Condominiums                              no
  • All sports lake                               Yes
  • Private Lake                                  Yes
  • Size                                              323 Acres
  • Max Depth                                    96 ft
  • Public Access                                 No
  • Public beach                                  No
  • Wake restrictions                           Unknown
  • Lake Association                            Yes (see below) 
  • Water source                                 Spring fed and water runoff 


Upper Straits Lake

Cass Lake: Cass Lake was a glacial formed lake.   Cass Lake still has some small cottages on it, and there are quite a few homes between the 1000 and 2500 square foot range.  I was just on the lake showing houses the other day and I noticed another new construction home being built on the lake.  So the process of buying, adding on is still continuing on Cass Lake homes.   If you didn't know Cass Lake is Oakland County's largest lake at 1280 acres.  Between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. of the following day to operate a vessel at high speed or have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, kite, surfboard, or similar contrivance.Boating rules on the lake to ensure that everyone can enjoy their summers safely on the water.

  • Cities the lake lies in                          Waterford, West Bloomfield, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake
  • School district for the lake                  Waterford, West Bloomfield
  • Streets around the lake are                paved , private
  • City water                                         well, community, municipal
  • City sewer                                         sewer sanitary, sewer at street
  • Canals on Lake                                  yes
  • Lots over an acre on lake                    yes
  • Water-ski course                                n/a
  • Condominiums                                   yes
  • Cass Lake size                                    1280 acres
  • All sports lake                                     Yes
  • Wake restrictions                                Yes in some areas 
  • Deepest spot                                      123 ft deep
  • Average Depth                                    26 feet
  • Approx size                                         .3 mile wide X 1 mile long
  • Public access                                       Yes through Dodge Park
  • No# of parking spots                           over 80 at public access
  • Public Beach                                       unknown ( if you know email me
  • Marina on lake                                    Yes
  • Shoreline                                           Approx. 25 miles
  • Named                                              After early Michigan Governor Lewis Cass
  • Water Source                                     Orchard Lake drains into Cass Lake

Cass Lake Overview

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