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Fox Lake Commerce Michigan information

 Some dreams are meant to come true.  Let’s try to make your dream of living on a lake real.  The lake lifestyle is amazing and once have a home on a lake you will be saying why didn’t you do this years before.  It is something about the tranquility of water that makes it so special.  You will have magical days of watching lake sunsets and watching the wildlife on the lake.  It is special to see the mist rise off the lake on the cool fall days.  There are so many beautiful Oakland County lakes to choose from.  And if you cannot find an Oakland County lake to fit you then there is Livingston County, Washtenaw County, and Genessee County were there are many other alternatives.  There are Oakland County lakefront homes of every size, shape, and age.  Search Livingston and Oakland County lake homes by map.  Zoom in on the lake or area to find your next lake house. 

 Fox Lake Commerce Michigan

  •  Cities the lake lies in                              Commerce
  • School district for the lake                     Walled Lake
  • Streets around the lake are                     paved
  • City water                                               Well
  • City sewer                                               septic, sewer at street
  • Canals on Lake                                       yes
  • Lots over an acre on lake                        no
  • Water-ski course                                      n/a
  • Condominiums                                        no


 We have great lake areas around metro Detroit that most people do not even realize that are there.  I have gathered information about lakefront homes on Fox Lake in Commerce Michigan.  If you have questions about any lake or about seeing lake homes give me a call on my cell at (248) 310-6239.


Fox Lake Oakland County MI

What is  great about Fox Lake in Commerce Township Michigan is that is not only a low traffic all sports lake but it gives lake residents access to the Huron River and Brendel Lake via a small boat.  What I mean is that is is a neat lake for canoers, and kayakers.  The Huron River flows through the lake.  So the water is constantly changing and you have the ability to go up the Huron River or down it from the lake. 

There are culverts under the roads between Fox Lake and Brendel Lake.  Some of them are very low.  So a speed boat or a pontoon are not going through them.  But a small rowboat, canoe, or kayak can make it.  It is a beautiful kayak ride up the river. I have been told it takes between 2 and 3 hours depending on how fast you paddle.  You will sometimes see deer and other wildlife along the river because it is rarely traveled.  There are not houses right on top of the river so you can enjoy the natural surroundings and the quiet.  The Huron River is a bonus for all Fox Lake residents.  You can also get over to Cedar Island Lake if you portage your kayak across the road. 

It's not a huge lake but it still is an all sport lake. There are a few homes that are on the inlet to the lake that they call lakefront.  In my opinion they should call those homes canal front but they don't.  Unfortunately you won't know that unless you map the property or go out and see it.

  • All sports lake                      Yes
  • Private                                 Yes
  • Size                                     62 acres
  • Maximum Depth                  ? feet
  • Public Access                       No
  • Public Beach                        No
  • Wake restrictions                 Unknown
  • Water Source                      Unknown

The children that live on the lake go to Walled Lake Schools. 






Here is a map of the Huron River from Fox Lake connecting all the way up to Brendel Lake.



Huron River Fox Lake to Brendel Lake


Living on a lake is a whole different life style.  Over all the lake life style is a little different than subdivision.  Most lake home owners know their neighbors or other people on the lake from seeing them out on the lake.  I would say the lake life style is more social.  Though there are many lake home owners that keep to themselves.  So Lake Home owners may not even own a boat.  To me that is on a lake and not own a boat????

There are always people like that on a lake.  Some have gotten older and no longer want to maintain a boat, some are just happy looking at the lake and the birds, ducks, swans on the lake.  I have had many clients that do not have boats and are so happy on the lake.  They are just more relaxed because of the lake.

Many lakes in Southeastern Michigan will have a gathering spot.  What I mean by that is a place where boats and people tend to hang out together.  They may not know each other too well, but they may talk a little when anchored close by.  If it is a mucky lake they may anchor in a deep spot to swim.  If there are islands on the lake they may park on the shallow end of the island.  Some lakes has shallow areas or sunken islands that lake home owners anchor at.  Some stay to themselves with their family and kids.  Other lake home owners mingle and chat with the other people on the boats.

 Fox Lake properties and real estate

Many of Fox Lake homes  on the north and east side of the lake were built between the 1950's to the late 1970's.  Most of these lakefront homes were brick homes that ranged in size from 1000 square feet to about 1800 square feet.  Most of them had basements.

On the Southwest corner of the lake is Cross Creek subdivision.  There are not a lot of homes that sit on the lake but they are newer being built in the 2000's.   These lakefront homes have the latest ammenities.  Many have open layouts, large entertainment style kitchens with granite and corian, walkout basements, master bedrooms with nice master bathrooms and walk-in closets.  So there is a availabilty of living a quiet all sport lake and yet be able to live in a newer style of home.  

Fox Lake homes Commerce Township MI



Of course like all Oakland County lakes there are homes built in the 1940's, 1980's, 1990's, and 2000's.  The biggest house on the lake that I have seen on the MLS is about 4100 square feet.

Fox Lake properties in Oakland County range from 45' to 150' of lake frontage.  Though most of them are under 80' of lake frontage.  You get that nice clean feeling when you drive through the streets that line Fox Lake.  It's not like a few of the lakes where there are old cottages.

Fox Lake real estate Commerce Twp MI

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

585 CRYSTALIA 80900 80000 37 71.9424 1112 1968 N
6036 BROCKWAY ST 90000 90000 37 71.2025 1264 1950 N
309 MUSKOKA 99900 99900 36 65.5511 1524 1968 N
422 BEECHDALE 127000 122000 35 86.28 1414 1990 N
5391 LANCASTER LN 249000 242500 42 113.1063 2144 2001 N
5505 MILL RACE WAY 259900 248000 109 98.2956 2523 2000 N
407 ANACONDA ST 277500 267000 30 174.9672 1526 1994

Michigan lakefront home buyer bonusMost Fox Lake homes sell relatively quickly.  The lakefront homes on the list below sold or were leased on the average within 58 days.  Here is what has been sold or leased from 1/2008 to 11/15/2011.

I am looking for local Oakland County lake association information and websites so I can add the link to this website so internet surfers that are looking for the lake association can find it.  If you have information about a lake association or it's website you can email me at  Thanks for all your help

There is plenty of lake access homes near Fox Lake


Fox Lake is located in Commerce Township Oakland County MI.  It is north of W Wise Rd, south of Cooley Lake Rd, east of Bogie Lake Rd and west of Carroll Lake Rd .

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

Fox Lake Commerce MI

There are very few lake foreclosures on Fox Lake or any Oakland County Lakes.  There has only been 2 lake foreclosures in the past 6 years that I know of on the lake.  One was sold in 2009 and another in 2011.  So do not bank on getting a really low priced home because it was a foreclosure.  There just are not that many Oakland County Lake foreclosures.  Call me on my cell at (313) 310-9855 for your list of Oakland County Lake foreclosures.

Other Commerce Township Lakes and Lake homes for sale

Carrol Lake, Clark Lake, Sugden Lake, Bogie Lake, and Round Lake

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2016 homes that sold 

6101 ASHLAND ST 1 2 1,910 $1,350 $1,350 08/19/2016 Lake Front, Lake/River Priv
  207 N WILLIAMS LAKE RD 1 4 1,600 $174,900 $179,000 09/20/2016 Lake Front
  5556 Lancaster LN 3 4 3,860 $389,900 $385,000 03/29/2016 Lake Front, L


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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 previous client had to say about me! 

 "I first started looking at real estate listings online nearly a year ago, but at first I thought I´d never really buy one. I hadn´t been paying attention and thought I still couldn´t afford to buy a place. I also had no experience in buying a home and I wanted to make sure I knew what I was doing before I bought. For most questions I would search online, the topic had been discussed on Russ´ blog.  Not only that, he was local. Over the summer, I finally decided to start physically looking at houses and Russ was the only choice.


My preferred method of contact was email and he always responded in a timely fashion. He was patient with this first-time home buyer, and worked with me through my initial bid process. I was surprised when they accepted the bid! The transaction went smoothly, with Russ patiently answering any questions and concerns I had. From the first time we looked at houses to the closing was exactly one month. I´ve been here five months now and people still marvel at what I got for the price I paid. When I requested a plumber, he was able to provide one was lived close by and was economical."


Thanks for everything, Russ.
~ Christine M.


 For more information on other lakes, follow the links below!

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Tamarack Lake listings


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 Here is an informational Fish Lake Video  take a look and learn more about the lake before you move onto it. 

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Learn more about the Homes for sale on Townsend Lake Independence Mi  Here and give me a cal with any questions... (248)310-6239

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