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Highland Lake real estate Oakland County

Oakland County lakefront homes for sale best describes our focus as a Full Service Real Estate Company offering premium service to our clients and customers alike whether you are on a lake or not. These lake communities of Michigan’s Lakes Upstate Region offer unparalleled quality of life to our newcomers. Some say this area is truly a paradise located in Southeastern Michigan with something for everyone including vacation and retirement lifestyles along with friendly, helpful and co-operative full time residents. Recently, Russ Ravary has been recognized by the HOUR MAGAZINE as one of the top realtors in Metro Detroit. For all the details on how to live the Oakland County Lake, go to the many different pages below and see how to make your dreams a reality. Our Service Area offers quaint, small towns and cosmopolitan downtowns, quiet lake vistas and rollicking festivals, special events and activities just waiting to be discovered. Best of all, we enjoy a moderate four season climate assuring you that no matter what time of the year it is, you’ll enjoy it immensely. If you’re considering buying or selling property on one of the Oakland County Lakes area communities in our service area, we welcome the opportunity to serve you

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

Have you been thinking about buying a piece of lakefront real estate, maybe on  highland lake in Oakland county ?   Maybe you are worrying about water clarity on inland lakes in Oakland County.  The clearness of our local lakes is not going to be like one of the Great Lakes or the ocean.  There is more boating traffic, and action per square acre on an inland lake.  So sediment is going to be churned up more.  The non all sports lakes will usually be clearer than an all sports lake.

Lake homes are one of the best investments you can make.  As our lives get busier and busier more buyers will see the value of owning a lake home in Oakland County or around metro Detroit.  Driving up north may be out of the question for some potential lake home buyers.  You may have to be on call on weekends.  It is much easier if you were less than an hour away.  You can be anywhere you need to be quick.  Some people need to be close to Detroit because of their kids busy activities, work, or family. 

Wouldn’t you like the daily view of a lake out your window?  You may sit on your deck with a cup of coffee watching the stillness of the lake, or watch a family of ducks swim by.  Little things that make lake living and owning a house on a lake special.  Our goal is to help you achieve that dream.

It is the same way for family and friends.  If you want family and friends to come to your lake house they will most likely come when it is a short drive versus driving 4 or 5 hours.  Oakland County waterfront properties are a great investment because they are not making more lakes.  There is a limited supply and always a high demand.  As the years go by lake home values will continue to grow.  Here is lots of information about waterfront properties on Highland lake in Oakland countyMichigan.  Search Oakland County lake properties for sale by map.  Zoom in on the lake or area to find your dream lake home.  


Many Highland Lake properties have 50' - 75' of lake frontage.  Though there are lakefront homes have up to 200' of lake frontage.  Some of the lakefront homes on Fry Rd have between 2.5  - 6 acres.  So there are a few homes on the lake that do have distance and privacy between their neighbors.

Like so many Oakland County lakes Highland Lake homes were built between the 1930's and now.  There are waterfront homes that have been built in every decade since the 1930's.  The home sizes range from 600 square foot ranches and bungalows to 3000 square foot colonials.

So when you come out to Highland Lake don't expect to find a high end lake full of luxury waterfront estates.  It's just a normal Oakland County lake with a wide variety of home styles and sizes.

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

2641 FRY RD 144000 140000 351 150.2145 932 1960 N
2605 FRY RD 165000 162000 123 104.8543 1545 1987 N
2900 PALLISTER 209900 204900 194 113.8333 1800 1988 N



Here are the homes that have sold on the lake between 01/2010 and 11/15/2011

2618 LYNCH 3/1/10  1100  1000    1037    3 1
2542 LYNCH 7/27/11  56,700  70,000  53.9  1298    3 1
2906 LYNCH 6/16/11  159,900  159,900  77.5  2064    3 2.1
2623 FRY RD 10/28/11  254,900  255,000  170  1500    4 2.1
2960 FRY RD 12/30/10  499,900  490,000  163.3  3000    3 2.1

Lake home buyer bonus 

Lake homes are more expensive than a home off the lake.  It is just that simple.  Sometimes they are a $100,000 more.  Sometimes what you really want in a lake home is something you cannot financially afford.  Or you may not be able to afford the lake you want.  So what are your alternatives?  One of the best alternatives to living on the lake is a canal front home.

You can usually get a canal front home for anywhere from $50,000 to a $100,000 less than you could buy a lakefront home.  I have seen beautiful canal front homes that were so much cheaper than a full lakefront home. This gives you the ability to be on the lake, be able to have a boat on the lake but at a cheaper price.

That is one of the biggest issues is that some lake home buyer expectations are much higher than the price they have in mind.  Lake homes cost so much more than a regular home in a subdivision.  Some large all sports lakes have homes on them that command a $200,000 to $400,000 premium.  Many of the lake home in the $500,000 + range are custom built.  Some of these home sellers have torn down an old home and rebuilt from the ground up.

Sometimes home buyers have to give up the dream of that perfect home to get a home on a lake.  You may not have that luxurious home that you always wanted, but you may have a great lake home.  It is sometimes the choices you have to make.  Many times there is a limited amount of lake homes and choices.  So it is about being realistic.  So if you want to wake up to a view of the lake you may have to lower your expectations went buying a lake home.  If you are having trouble finding a lake home give me a call I can help (248) 310-6239 

Highland Lake Highland Twp information

Children that live on Highland Lake attend Huron Valley Schools.

  • All sports lake                      Yes
  • Private                                 ?
  • Size                                    53 acres
  • Maximum Depth                  ? feet
  • Public Access                       ?
  • Public Beach                        ?
  • Wake restrictions                 Unknown
  • Water Source                      Unknown

If you know if Highland Lake is private or has a DNR access on it or the depth of the lake please send me an email to   Thanks!!!   

There are some lake access homes near Highland Lake



Highland Lake is located in Highland Township Oakland County MI.  It is south Middle Rd, west of Milford Rd and east of Hickory Ridge Rd.

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

Other Highland Township Lakes and Lake homes for sale

Murray Lake, Charklick Lake, Woodruff Lake, Peninsula Lake and Upper Pettibone Lake 

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Russ Ravary - Metro Detroit real estate agent

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 (248) 310-6239

8430 Richardson Rd. Commerce MI 48382



Here is what a previous client had to say about me!


"Dear Mr. Ravary, 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your support, guidance and knowledge towards the purchase of my first home.  You were very kind, friendly and patient during the whole process.  The good thing I like about you is that you have never pushed us to buy any home, but walked with us and gave us yr honest opinion about homes we visited.  You had never rushed into make a decision but gave us a time to make the decision wisely during the whole process.  You made me familiar and explained with some of the real-estate terms and that helped me a lot during the whole process.  Even after the home purchased, I know I can still count you for any help towards my home.  I would definitely recommend you to my friends/family for their future home purchase!"   

~kash patel~

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

Fiddle Lake homes for sale

Lakes in Commerce Township MI

Reed Lake homes for sale

Lake Sherwood Waterfront homes for sale


Check out Greens Lake and Maceday Lake to see if one of them are right for you. 

Baseline Lake Sales

Mead Lake

watch this Forest Lake Video for more detail information. 

Find Homes for sale on Cooley Lake in White Lake Twp MI and other great lakes in the area!


Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. All properties are subject to prior sale, change or withdrawal. Neither listing broker(s) or information provider(s) shall be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, misprints and shall be held totally harmless. Listing(s) information is provided for consumers personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information on this site was last updated 06/30/2022. The listing information on this page last changed on 06/30/2022. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange program of RealComp MLS (last updated Thu 06/30/2022 10:01:56 PM EST). Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Russ Ravary may be marked with the Internet Data Exchange logo and detailed information about those properties will include the name of the listing broker(s) when required by the MLS. All rights reserved.
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