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Lake Oakland Waterford MI information

If you are buying a home on lake Oakland in  Waterford then I believe you should get a survey of the property.  Lake real estate and waterfront properties are unique.  It is not obvious where lot lines are.  A neighbor may have encroached on your property.  Do you own all the way to the lake?  I have heard of a few battles between neighbors where neither one really knew where the lot line was.  So get a survey if you can afford it. 

 Lake Oakland Waterford MI 

  •  Cities the lake lies in                        Waterford, Independence
  • School district for the lake                Waterford, Clarkston
  • Streets around the lake are                Paved
  • City water                                          Municipal, community
  • City sewer                                          Sewer sanitary
  • Canals on Lake                                   yes
  • Lots over an acre on lake                    no
  • Water-ski course                                  n/a
  • Condominiums                                    no

 Are you thinking of buying a waterfront home in Oakland County?   Then you have come to the right Michigan website.  We have the most up to date waterfront listings here.   If you are exploring the possibility of living on the lake in Southeastern Michigan, I have to emphasize that lake homes will cost you more than a home in a subdivision.  There is a premium for a lake.  The bigger the lake the more expensive the lakefront property will be.   Too many times I have potential buyers think they are going to get the same home on the lake as in a sub for the same price. The more desirable the city will add to the cost. 

If the view of water is calming to you then you will love all the other sights of nature you will have from the windows of your lakefront home.  You will see mist rising off the lake some days, other days you will see swans slowly swimming by, or the occasional fish jumping out of the water to get that bug.

For example a lake house on Union Lake in West Bloomfield will be pricier than a Waterfront property on Long Lake in Commerce for two reasons.  One is that Union Lake is a larger all sports lake and the second reason is that Union Lake is in West Bloomfield and Long Lake is in White Lake Township.   So if a smaller lake will do, then many times you will get more house for your money.  Also another factor in the price of lake homes is sometimes how far or remote the lake is.  The further you are away from metro Detroit the less expensive the home in SOME INSTANCES.  There are some lakes that are geographically less desirable than others and that figures in the cost of the lake home. It’s not simple to tell you whether a lake house is worth the price sometimes.  Sometimes it is all about the demand by buyers for the lake that drives the price up.  Search Southeastern Michigan lakefront homes by map.  Zoom in on the lake or area to find your dream lake home.  I hope you enjoy this page about waterfront properties on lake Oakland in Waterford Michigan. 

 Welcome to boater's paradise. Lake Oakland is another one of Oakland County's lakes that everybody loves. I don't know if it because it isn't a round lake, or that so many people have been able to use the lake over the years because it has public access. But whatever the reason when I talk about lakes to northern Oakland County resident's Lake Oakland is sure to come up. 

  • All sports lake                      Yes
  • Private                                 No
  • Size                                     235 acres
  • Maximum Depth                  60 feet 
  • Public Access                       Yes
  • Public Beach                        Unknown
  • Wake restrictions                 Unknown
  • Water Source                      Unknown

Lake Oakland Waterford MI

Lake Oakland has five or six bays and an island to go around.  I don't know if you are like me but I get bored with a round lake.  I know lots of clients that have bought on small round lakes and are very happy, but that just isn't me.  Lake Oakland gives pontoon boaters little bays to cruise thru with their lake guests.

Lake Oakland is connected via canal to Woodhull Lake. There is a public access at the end of Dill Rd at the south end of the lake off of W Walton.Lake Oakland usually has a golf outing, a water ski show, a euchre tournament, and July 4 fireworks show. es

Lake home buyer bonusHave a great sunset photo? Or a good skiing, or action photo of the lake?  Or even a photo of your family's fishing catch?  I am looking for great photos to put on the website if you would like to share.  You can email them to  Be sure to tell me which lake it is from.  Thanks in advance for helping make this the best lake website in Southeastern Michigan

We want to provide you with the best information possible about Wayne, Livingston, and Oakland County Lakes.  The reason I started my websites is when I had lake buyers years ago I could not find all the information on any lake all in one spot.  I had to jump around and piece all the information together.  I wanted to be able to find what I needed for my clients on one page.

 So I started going out and visiting the lakes when I had free time.  I sat and talked to the local lake residents when I had time.  I have taken all these pictures.  I have over a hundred pictures of some of the lakes.  I took pictures of the homes on the lake one year after my wife died.  I did not feel like working, but I needed something to do.  So I drove around to all the local lakes in the area, gathered information, and took pictures.  It kept me busy after my wife’s death from breast cancer.  At the same time I gained so much knowledge about our local lakes.

 During the late fall and early winter during our slow time I put this website together.  I keep updating it as I get better information.  In fact if you know something about a lake send me an email.  I will add it to the website.  Or if you have a great picture to share I will be glad to post it.

 If feel if you take the time to read about some of the lakes or look at some of my amateur videos on you tube you may find a lake that interests you.  Then I will have done a good thing. Even other realtors use my website as their resource.  I know the local lakes very well so when you start looking for a lake home give me a call.

 Lake Oakland real estate Oakland County MI

Lake Oakland real estate Waterford Michigan



 What type of lake home do you want?  Do you you want a 8000 square foot ranch, or a 4800 tudor style home, or a 2500 square foot colonial, or a 800 square foot bungalow.  This lake has them all!.  Lake Oakland has just about any home style or any home size that you want.

Lake Oakland Lakefront properties range from about 50 foot in lake frontage up to about 120 feet.  There are not big lots with acreage on the lake.  Most of the lake lots are level with the lake, though there are some house that sit above the lake and you have to have stairs to get down to the lake.  So if you don't want stairs there are Lake Oakland properties that are flat.  There are still a few vacant lake lots available.  

There are even homes on the island!  Depending on where you live on the lake will determine whether your kids go to Waterford or Clarkston schools.

So yes Lake Oakland home styles can be bungalows, cape cods, contemporary, tudor, colonial, split levels, or ranches. 

Lake Oakland homes Waterford MI

Between January to October 25, 2012 here's what sold on the lake.

3887 AQUARINA ST 1100 1100 62 0.8333 1320 1956 N
3876 ISLAND PARK DR 137500 146200 5 95.806 1526 1925 N
3757 RUTHERFORD CT 209900 206000 82 162.8458 1265 1968 N
3937 DILL DR 245350 245000 63 112.6436 2175 1957 N
3495 CLINTONVILLE RD 298960 275000 88 174.4923 1576 1983 N
3837 ISLAND PARK DR 439900 420000 19 145.9346 2878 1952 N

Here are the homes that have sold on Lake Oakland between January 2011 up until November 2011

4006 JANE CT 8/26/11  1500  1600    1293    3    2
3890 Embarcadero 9/23/11  160,000  154,500  96.6  1599    3    2.1
3647 DILL DR 2/10/11  157,500  162,500  100.9  1610    4    2
3850 ATHENS 2/15/11  179,120  172,000  93.6  1837    4    3
4175 AQUARINA ST 6/22/11  166,300  178,000  139.3  1278    3    2
3815 POMEROY AVE 10/15/11  184,000  184,000  101.0  1821    3    2
3189 MANN RD 12/31/10  234,900  215,000  95.6  2250    3    2.1
3301 MANN RD 7/15/11  222,000  232,900  76.9  3030    4    3.1
3217 MANN RD 6/10/11  289,000  280,000  138.4  2023    3    3.1
4127 AQUARINA ST 6/24/11  199,800  305,500  173.3  1763    4    3
3558 LAKESHORE DR 6/3/11  597,777  560,000  111.6  5019    6    4.1


There are even some lake access homes near Lake Oakland.  There are no more lake properties being made.  So there will always be a demand for Southeastern Michigan lake homes.  A local lake home usally holds it's value better than a regular home. 


Lake Oakland is located in Waterford Township Oakland County MI. The lake is located north of Walton Blvd , South of Maybee Rd, and between Sashabaw and Clintonville Roads.

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Lake oakland's 2016 sold homes

3970 Lamont 2 3 2,800 $1,700 $1,700 09/26/2016 Lake Front, Lake/River Priv
4746 CLINTON DRV 1 2 864 $190,000 $160,000 05/17/2016 Lake Front
4169 MEYERS RD 1 2 1,448 $199,000 $193,000 02/16/2016 Lake Front, Lake/River Priv
3928 EMBARCADERO ST 2 4 2,748 $289,899 $282,500 12/30/2016 Canal Front, Lake/River Priv
3781 RUTHERFORD CRT 2 2 2,612 $385,500 $380,000 08/15/2016 Canal Front, Lake Front
4005 KEMPF ST 2 3 2,704 $400,000 $401,000 06/06/2016 Lake Front
3415 Mann RD 2 4 2,478 $435,000 $420,000 08/11/2016 Lake Front
3173 Alco 3 3 2,963 $500,000 $470,000 12/13/2016 Lake Front, Lake/River Priv, Water Front
3837 ISLAND PARK DR 2 4 2,878 $495,000 $480,000 04/15/2016 Lake Front
5001 TIMBER LAKE TRL 3 4 4,425 $550,000 $487,500 04/15/2016 Lake Front, Lake/River Priv
3582 LAKESHORE 3 5 6,452 $799,900 $735,000 11/10/2016 Lake Front
3834 ISLAND PARK 3 3 3,721 $895,000 $820,000 10/18/2016 Lake Front
3523 MANN RD 4 5 5,235 $980,500 $925,000 12/21/2016 Lake Front
4324 SASHABAW RD 4 5 5,699 $1,395,000 $1,290,000 12/20/2016 Lake Front



I haven't talked to any fishermen about Lake Oakland fishing.  If you would like to email me and tell me your experiences I would love it.  My email is   I'm sure there are some good sized fish in there.

  • Blue Gill
  • Crappie
  • Northern Pike
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Rock Bass
  • Yellow perch
  • Pumpkin Sunfish
  • Catfish  

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Lake Oakland Oakland County MI

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Russ Ravary your Waterford Township Lakefront real estate specialist

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So if you are looking to sell your lake home soon give me a call to get your home sold! 

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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!


"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~

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