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Chemung Lake front real estate and homes Livingston County 

Lake Chemung Howell MIThere is so much data and information about waterfront homes on waterfront properties on lakes in  Southeast Michigan.  When I look at lake homes or when I list a waterfront property I ask as much as I can about the lake.  I have driven the streets and gathered a lot of information about the real estate on our local lakes.  Whether it is a private lake or public lake makes a difference to lake home buyers.  A wonderful part of the lake life style is all the fun & memories you are going to make and have.  Great times with family & friends on the boat, parties on warm summer days, watching the wildlife on the lake.  These fun times will be in your mind forever.  

  • Cities the lake lies in                             Genoa, Howell
  • School district for the lake                      Howell
  • Streets around the lake are                     Paved
  • City water                                           well
  • City sewer                                           sewer sanitary
  • Canals on Lake                                     no
  • Lots over an acre on lake                        yes
  • Water-ski course                                    n/a
  • Condominiums                                     no 

Lake Chemung's proximity to Howell and Brighton make it a valuable resource to the community.
The shoreline is extensively developed with residential housing and a few commercial businesses. In
2007, a shoreline survey showed 301 dwellings on the lake.

Another big criteria for many lake home buyers is whether it is an all sports lake or not.  On this website I have a page on Oakland County’s Lake sizes and also a page on all the all sports lakes in Oakland County Michigan to help you narrow your lake home search down.  I always below an educated buyer will make better decisions.  

Boating on Lake Chemung Howell MI

Search the latest Listings "Michigan Waterfront Properties For Sale”  If you are ready to make a move so why not hire one of Oakland County’s best realtors that has helped hundreds of lakefront home buyers and sellers.  One of my goals is to make your next move easier.  I hope this webpage and information helps you in your search of Southeastern Michigan lake homes.  There is so many different factors when looking at lake homes.  I want you to find the right lake for you and your family.  Look through my informational website and you will find the information you need on whether it is an all sports lake or not in Oakland and Livingston County.  If you can’t find the info you need give me a call at (248) 310-6239 

Chemung Lakefront homes listings. Lake Chemung is what I would call a sleeper lake. The majority of the older lake homes have not been torn down to make way for the newer, more modern homes. The majority of the lakefront homes are the older 1000 square foot "cottage homes". Mainy of them are year round homes now. Many of the homes have been updated with new bathrooms, windows, new vinyl. But some have not.

If you are a person that wants to be surrounded by big beautiful waterfront properties, then Lake Chemung may not be the lake for you. It may have a run down old cottage on the same road you are on.

Homes for sale Lake Chemung Howell MI

Most of the homes are small and some of the surrounding roads are dirt. Chemung Lake home styles are manily ranches and bungalows but there are cape cods, colonial style homes, split levels.

Lake Chemung lots are fairly close together and some of the lakes lots are smaller. But there are always homes with double lots, and lots that have good wide frontage on the lake.

The two keys to getting your lakefront home sold is to price it right, and a good marketing plan.  A good marketing plan will get your lakefront home on websites that get seen.  This website gets thousands of visitors a month and is Metro Detroit's #1 lake website.  Give me a call to get your lake home marketed right and SOLD! 

Chemung Lake does have some lake access homes.

Lake Chemung homes for sale Howell MI

Between January & October 20, 2012 here's what sold on the lake.

1544 WESTWOOD DR 1000 950 104 0.6785 1400 1930 N
5279 E GRAND RIVER AVE 12000 12000 427 21.7391 552 9999 N
5332 WILDWOOD DR 28000 30459 42 26.625 1144 1950 N
5368 WILDWOOD 62500 53000 153 38.5174 1376 1940 N
1137 CHEMUNG DR 63900 56000 91 38.5674 1452 1932 N
1783 S HUGHES RD 66900 65000 13 55.2721 1176 1959 N
964 SUNRISE PARK ST 65000 65000 55 88.3152 736 1945 Y
5965 E GRAND RIVER AVE 84900 73000 108 63.368 1152 1995 Y
1188 JAMES R ST 130000 130000 90 73.0747 1779 1975 Y
5775 E GRAND RIVER AVE 135000 135000 88 93.1034 1450 1930 N
5445 WILDWOOD DR 153425 180000 195 97.4025 1848 1950 N
1417 FOREST PONDS 199900 199900 62 107.7047 1856 2000 N
5860 PINE TRACE 199900 204000 37 111.9648 1822 2002 N
6248 SHADETREE CT 229900 225000 67 105.4358 2134 2001 N
938 WEEPING WILLOW DR 229900 228000 207 91.5662 2490 2003 Y

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Here is a list of Chemung Lake homes that have sold between 01/2011 and 11/15/2011

832 MAURY PLACE 10/23/10  1,200  1200    1218    2     1
1253 SUNRISE PARK ST 7/29/11  105,000  104,000  102.9  1010    2    1
1713 S HUGHES RD 2/7/11  149,900  126,000  124.6  1011    2    1
1612 S HUGHES RD 8/3/11  149,900  130,000  147.4  882    2    1
792 PATHWAY DR 10/14/11  189,900  163,000  205.8  792    2    1
5488 WILDWOOD DR 9/29/11  209,900  173,000  164.8  1050    3    2
5571 E GRAND RIVER AVE 4/11/11  179,900  179,000  118.7  1508    4    1
1628 S HUGHES RD 8/29/11  284,900  240,000  119.8  2003    3    2.1
1053 SUNRISE PARK ST 4/29/11  250,000  252,900  137.4  1840    4    2.1
1616 S HUGHES RD 11/10/11  334,900  325,000  98.6  3296    4    3.1
560 BLACK OAKS TRL 10/14/11  360,000  355,100  205.5  1728    3    2
1538 OAK HAVEN DR 9/14/11  442,000  400,000  174.7  2289    4    2.1
1330 ELMHURST DR 6/3/11  435,000  431,500  187.6  2300    3    3

Children that live on the lake attend Howell Schools.

Homes on Lake Chemung Livingston County Mi

Like everywhere you will have good and bad neighbors.  Most lake home owners get along so well.  Where the problem usually arises is about lot lines.  So one of the biggest recommendations is to get a staked survey of your property.  It is worthwhile and will help keep property line disputes down.  I have heard too many stories of home owners using and thinking they owned to a certain point of land when they never actually owned it.

Lake courtesy is simple things like not blocking your neighbors view.  You do not want to put trees or shrubs in to block your neighbors view.  It is the same thing with a privacy fence to the lake.    You are going to start a war and alienate your neighbor. 

When you have a party alert your neighbor, you may want to even invite them.  Remember parking is usually at a premium on the lake.  So be courteous and do not let your guest block one of your neighbors.  As I always say be nice.  Try to do a little for them.  Most lake homes are close.  Closer than homes in many communities so stereos and noise can be a nuisance.  Be aware of that when you are listening to your favorite tunes.

Being a good neighbor on the lake will make lake living so much better.      

Homes on Lake Chemung Genoa MI   

Chemung Lake Genoa Twp information

  • All sports lake                      Yes
  • Private                                  NO
  • Size                                      313 acres
  • Maximum Depth                   70 feet
  • Public Access                       Yes
  • Public Beach                        No
  • Wake restrictions                 Unknown
  • Water Source                      Ground Runoff and spring fed

Lake Chemung is located between Howell and Brighton in central Livingston County. Although a natural lake, the Alger Creek outlet has been dammed enlarging the lake to an estimated 313 acres. Alger Creek flows out of Lake Chemung to Thompson Lake and then discharges to Bogue Creek of the South Branch Shiawassee River.  The Lake Chemung dam dates back to the 1920's however, the current structure was built in 1968. It is described as an earthen dam with a concrete water control structure and overspill discharge. 

click here to get the latest list of lakefront homes for sale on chemung lake 

Chemung lake is a long and narrow lake.  It is about 1.6 miles in length.  DNR Access to the lake is off Hughes Rd. The west end of the lake is natural.  There are no homes on that part of the lake!  Lake Chemung has a fairly regular shoreline and is elongated in shape with a fetch estimated at 1.6 miles.

Wilson Marine is on the east end of the lake on Grand River.   Sanitary sewers were installed around the lake in 1994.

Lake Chemung association 


Chemung Lake is located in Genoa Township Livingston County MI.  It is South of S Hughes Rd, North of Grand River, and East of Latson Rd.  It is right off Grand River between Brighton and Howell. 


  • Blue Gill
  • Crappie
  • Northern Pike
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Largemouth Bass

 2016 homes sold on this lake

1717 S HUGHES RD 1 1 630 $125,000 $90,000 08/05/2016 Lake Front
  1776 S HUGHES RD 2 2 1,576 $335,000 $311,500 01/21/2016 Lake Front
  610 BLACK OAKS TRL 1 3 2,100 $374,000 $334,000 02/19/2016 Lake Front

 There are very few lake foreclosures on Livingston County Lakes.  When they come up and are in good shape they get snapped up quickly.  Don't low ball them, bid to get the home.  Call me on my cell at (248) 310-6239 for your list of Livingston County Lake foreclosures.

Why pay too much to some real estate agent?  When you sell your home..... keep more of your money and your homes profits by hiring a great realtor with a low commission rate.  Save thousands and thousands of dollars on your real estate commission.  Call Russ today to see how much you can save when listing your home  248-310-6239

Other Genoa Township Lakes and Lake homes for sale (Woodland Lake, Brighton Lake, Crooked Lake) 

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If you are thinking of moving to Howell or Brighton you might want to check out Lake Chemung.  It's a great all sports lake!

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 For more information on other lakes, click on one of the links, below. 

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