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Watkins Lake Waterford MI information
Watkins Lake real estate Oakland County MI
When I first thought of Watkins Lake I assumed it was just a same lake with lots of small homes and cottages. Boy was I mistaken. Sure there are still the old 1200 square foot 1930's cottages. But there aren't a ton of them anymore. Many of them have been torn down and newer lakefront homes have been built. There have been new Watkins Lake waterfront homes built in the last ten years.
The lake homes range from 1000 square feet to over 4600 square feet. Watkins Lake properties range from 34' to 194' lake frontage. There are even 3000 square foot home that are built on 50' wide lots. They are more of the shotgun style homes. Those homes are usually on some of the deeper lots on the lake. Some of them are over 340' deep.
If you are looking for space and privacy in a Watkins Lake property there are not many of them. But there are a few over 1 acre and one as big as 6 acres.
Watkins Lakefront homes. I wasn't expecting the homes around the lake to be so nice. For some reason I thought they would be smaller. But many of them have brick exterior or vinyl exteriors. Watkins Lake home styles are:
Between January & October 26, 2012 here's what sold on the lake.
Here are homes that sold on that lake between 01/01/2011 and 11/15/2011
I will speak from my own experience. My wife and I lived in a Livonia subdivision for 22 years. I enjoyed living in Livonia for so many years. I had a good life. I enjoyed working in my garden. On weekends we went out with friends. We went out to dinner. We went to local festivals. We went up north to friend's places on lakes. We did not live on a lake. We went to other places than our home to have fun.
That is one of the main differences of lake living. Lake homes are the fun places to go to. Your lake home is the place your friends, your family will like to come to. If you are like so many lake home owners you may not want to go anywhere else. The years of going to festival like Arts, Beats, and Eats because you have nothing else to do may be gone.
What the difference of city living versus owning a lake home is that your lake home is a good destination. Your lake home is the go to fun place. I have heard so many lake home owners say that they sometimes pass up graduations, wedding, and family gatherings because they do not want to miss out on a beautiful day at the lake. I went to Jimmy Buffet for years. One summer we were sitting out tailgating in 90+ degree heat. All I could think of is being on the lake. The next year we did not go back to Jimmy Buffet's concert. I would rather be at the lake.
So it is your choice. Do you want your next lake home to be fun place or would you rather live in a subdivision and have to go out of your home to have fun. What would you rather do? I myself moved to a lake home.
Watkins Lake Location
Watkins Lake is located in Waterford Township Oakland County MI. It is South of Dixie Highway, North of Pontiac Rd and Highland Rd and East of Crescent Lake Rd
Watkins Lake Fishing
The one gentleman I talked to on the lake said his grandkids were always catching good sized crappies and bass on the lake.
Other Waterford Township Lakes and Lake homes for sale
Whats great about this site is that is has an atlas search which allows you to search by area. Click on an area and zoom in and move the map to get to the area you want. The atlas search even shows you the homes for sale on the lake. This will help you if you are thinking of moving to Michigan in the new future.
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