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Dunleavy Lake Highland Twp MI information

When wondering about buying a home on Dunleavy lake in  Highland, you may wonder what affects the price of real estate on a lake.  It is still about location.  Location affects lake real estate.  The better the city or the closer the lake is to the expressways the costlier the lake home values are.  Location drives lake home prices too!  

One of the best things about buying a waterfront home in Southeastern Michigan is the ease of getting to your lake property any time of the week.  No 3, 4, or 5 hour drives up north to relax.  No worrying about what is happening to the lake property and being able to get there to fix the problem.  I can’t tell you how many times I have left work earlier to get to the lake on a hot summer day.  When you buy a lakefront house in Southeastern Michigan the time factor is huge.  You can run over to the house after work, or you can skip work and be at your lakefront getaway in less than hours.  You could be on the pontoon watching the sunset with a cold drink in your hand.  The kids could be swimming in just a short ride.  That is what is great about buying a lake property in Oakland County.

Your view will be wonderful when you buy a lakefront house.  Nature at it’s best.  You may see gorgeous sunsets, Gooselings lined up behind mom (We have one prolific goose that has 22 or 23 babies each year, or a storm rolling across the lake.  These little fun things that you will see on the lake will be forever etched in your mind.

 On this page you will find great information about waterfront real estate on      lake in         Michigan.  If you have questions about the lake home buying process or about a lake give me a call on my cell at (248) 310-6239.  Just browse through the website and you will find all sorts on info on all sports lakes, size, and depths of the local lakes in Oakland, and Livingston County.  Search "Michigan Waterfront Homes For Sale” 


  • All sports lake            No  
  • Private                      Yes
  • Size                          15 acre
  • Maximum Depth        75 feet
  • Public Access             No  
  • Public Beach              No
  • Wake restrictions       None that I know of 
  • Water Source             Fed by Upper Pettibone Lake


    • Cities the lake lies in                          Highland
    • School district for the lake                  Huron Valley
    • Streets around the lake are                paved
    • City water                                         well
    • City sewer                                         septic
    • Canals on Lake                                  no
    • Lots over an acre on lake                   no
    • Water-ski course                                n/a
    • Condominiums                                    no



 So many of the good lake homes get sold before the average buyer even gets to see them.  I have seen homes sell in under a week.  The good lake homes go quick.  If you want the latest lake home listings emailed to you daily so you can look at them at your leisure.

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There are mostly canoes, kayaks and row boats on the lake.  I believe the lake is a non-motorized lake, but I am not for sure.  If you know send me an email to  The kids that live on the lake go to Huron Valley schools.  

It was named for the Dunleavy family which developed the adjoining residential subdivision

Dunleavy Lake real estate Oakland County

Dunleavy Lakefront homes for sale. About 20 homes sit on the lake. Most of the waterfront homes are 1000-1500 square foot, though there are some that are as big as 2000 square feet.

There is one home that sits betweeen Huff and Dunleavy and has lake frontage on both of them.  There have been no homes sold on Dunleavy Lake in the last three years as of 10/2011.

There have been no homes sold between January & November 2012 on the lake.

Here are the lake homes that have sold on the lake from 01/2006 until 11/15/2011

2400 AMELIA 1/31/08 140000 135000 110.3 1224 3 1
2466 AMELIA 5/16/08 190000 189000 91.2 2073 3 2

If you are buying or selling a lake property the size of the frontage on the lake does influence the price of the lake home.  Just as the size of the home influences the sales price so does the lake frontage.  A hundred foot lot on Maceday Lake in Waterford will be worth more than a 35' lot. 

Michigan lakefront home buyer bonusYes back in the early day's (the 1920's) some lake lots were only 35' because the cottages were too small.  Over the years some lake home owners have bought up the neighbors lots, bulldozed other homes down, or split a lot with the neighbor to make their lots bigger.  Most lake lots in Livingston and Oakland County range from 35'- to about 150' in general.  Of course there are homes that have large lake frontage of over 200'.  I have seen some that are over a 1000' feet when they are on a peninsula of a lake.  That is always nice because you have a panoramic view from the property and the home.  I have even sold a small lake property of 26'.  Back in the day they did not have side set backs.

I have seen some lake homes that are only one foot from the lot lines.  It is very important when you buy a lake home to get a staked survey if you can.  I always recommend to any buyer to look up the property lot lines.  I have seen several homes listed this year where they were advertised as lake front yet the property never actually touched the water. It is definitely buyer beware.  So be smart and look up the lot lines yourself.

There are no lake access homes on Dunleavy Lake that I am aware of.



Dunleavy Lake is located in  Highland Twp Oakland County MI. It is north of M59, south of N Milford and west of Harvey Lake Rd.

Dunleavy is the small lake to the left of Leonard Lake on the map below.

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There are a few lakes that are right close together there.  They are Huff Lake, Leonard Lake, and Upper Pettibone Lake.


  • Blue Gill
  • Crappie
  • Largemouth Bass 


If you would like a list of Oakland County lake foreclosures or Livingston County lake foreclosures send me an email of what you are looking for in a home.  I will set up an automatic email search for you so you can receive them daily or weekly.  Or you can search them via one of the links below.  

Other Highland Township Lakes and Lake homes for sale



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If you are moving from out of state, or just looking to move to the Milford or Highland area call me for a relocation package that will help you learn about the local area.

If you are selling your lakefront home  and it doesn't have it's own page on this site then it isn't getting the maximum lakefront exposure.  With over 200 pages of Oakland and Livingston County Lakes this is Metro Detroit's biggest and best lake website getting thousands of visitors each month.

Almost every lake on this site shows up on the first page of google when you search the lake name.  So if you want to get your home in front of people who are looking to buy a lake home give me a call on my cell phone.  Let's get your lake home SOLD!!!


Russ Ravary your Milford area and Highland Township Lakefront real estate specialist 

Russ Ravary Michigan Realtor

Russ Ravary - Metro Detroit real estate agent

Real Estate One

 (248) 310-6239

8430 Richardson Rd. Commerce MI 48382


Here is what a client inthe past had to say about me!

"Relocating to Michigan from Texas this past summer (2009) was a really big decision for our family.  Of course, the most stressful part of a move is deciding not only where you want to live, but finding a house that fits into your price range and also fits your family's personality.  With my husband traveling internationally for work and a child wrapping up the school year, we had only a specific time frame that allowed us to visit Michigan for house-hunting.  One of my husband's work colleagues referred us Russ, and we contacted him to start our search.  The next day, Russ sent us lists of homes that fit our criteria and followed up with weekly updates, allowing us to develop a list of homes that we wanted to see during our house-hunting trip.  Russ is a consummate professional - his knowledge of the real estate in the Detroit Metro area is impressive! He also knows about schools, places of worship, things to do in particular areas...he really provided us with so much information that we really felt comfortable about our move.  Russ makes the effort to understand his clients very well...he knew right away whether we like a home or not, he paid attention to the details we liked, and also made great suggestions.
When we arrived in Michigan, Russ had made all the appointments and after looking for a couple of days, we narrowed our search down to our top 6 homes.  We made an offer on our favorite, which wasn't successful.  But within hours, Russ called to say that a home we had seen ( but had been a little out of our price range) was now a short sale - and if we were still interested.  Through his expertise, we managed to get our dream house right before our daughter started her new school.  Russ stayed in touch with us  through every aspect of the transaction and kept us updated on all details.  We could also count on Russ for referrals to professionals such as plumbers, electricians, etc. for a few renovations we've done since moving in.   He is truly a treasure-trove of knowledge and his input should be trusted - he knows what he is talking about.
I'm a picky person.  My husband is a stickler for detail.  Our move was time-critical.  But Russ was so great to work with because he understood that about us and worked so hard to get us into a home that we truly love.  We can't thank him enough! "



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


 Big Lake Cottages and Homes

Tomahawk Lake waterfront properties

Eagle Lake real estate

Belleville Lake homes



Watch this great Tomahawk Lake Video for more information and to find out if this lake is right for the lifestyle you desire to live. 

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