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Oakland County Lakes.... Lake Sherwood Milford MI


Oakland County Lake Real Estate & Waterfront homes Real Estate Specialists in Oakland County 

For nearly 15 years, Russ Ravary and his team have been focused on the sale of waterfront property on our area's lakes. Licensed in Michigan, I cover all counties in Metro Detroit.  


Lake Sherwood Milford MI 


  • Cities the lake lies in                        Commerce
  • School district for the lake                Huron Valley
  • Streets around the lake are                Paved
  • City water                                          Well, Municipal
  • City sewer                                          Septic, Sewer sanitary
  • Canals on Lake                                   yes
  • Lots over an acre on lake                    yes
  • Water-ski course                                  n/a
  • Condominiums                                    no
  • Shore line    
  •  Main Lake: 2.4 miles - 147.3 acres
  • Canals: North Side across Commerce Road - 18.1 acres
  •               South Side of Commerce Road (East of Main Lake)- 94.6 acres
  • The total shoreline for the lake including the canals is 9.2 miles


Which lake do you like best?  What about lake  Sherwood in Milford?  One of the questions I hear is that public lakes are busier than private lakes.  Basically that is true.  First I have to tell you that all metro Detroit lakes are busy on holiday weekends.  Many of them are busy on the weekend too.  Usually during the week the lakes in Oakland County or Livingston County are quiet.  Sometimes there is nobody even on the lake during the week.  So if you have a lakefront home in the metro Detroit area you will most likely have a quiet lake during the week. 

Some dreams are meant to come true.  Let’s try to make your dream of living on a lake real.   Are you with me?  Take the steps to make your dream come true. 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.   Days of enjoyment on the lake with family and friends.  It is special to see the mist rise off the lake on the cool fall days. 

There are so many special times to come in your life when you live on a lake.  You will hate to leave it when it is a bright sunny day.  You will find you will miss some events on purpose because you would rather be at home on the lake.

  There are so many wonderful 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.   So many different lakes within an hours of Detroit.  There are Oakland County lakefront homes of every size, shape, and age.  It boils down to what you want in a home and what you are going to do on the lake Search Livingston and Oakland County waterfront homes by map.  Zoom in on the lake or area to find your next lake house.  

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

  • All sports lake                           Yes
  • Private Lake                              Yes
  • Size                                           258 acres including canals
  • Maximum depth                         20 ft
  • Mean Depth                               unknown to me
  • Public Access                             No
  • Public Beach                              No
  • Lake Origin                                Man-made
  • Islands                                       2 (Higgins)
  • Water Clarity                             Good 
  • Wake Restrictions                      Only in the canals
  • Lake Association                        Yes see below  

Lake Sherwood Commerce MI


Lake Sherwood Real estate Oakland County

 So here is a little information about one of Oakland County Lakes and Lake Sherwood Lakefront and Lake access real estate around it.   There are 627 lake homes on and around Lake Sherwood in Commerce Township. The home styles are:

  •  ranches
  •  split levels
  •  colonials
  •  and cape cods

Children that live on the lake attend Huron Valley Schools.

Lake Sherwood homes

The homes were built during the years 1958 to 1998.  The homes have:

  • 2 + car garages
  • 3-5 Bedrooms
  • 2.1 + bathrooms
  • Basements. (some walkout)
  • Exterior of the homes are brick, cedar, brick/vinyl, brick/wood
  • Square footage of the homes range from 1400 - 5100.


The streets near and around Lake Sherwood are:

  • Sandbar Dr
  • Ravinwood Dr
  • Wavewood Dr
  • Deerwood Dr 
  • Commerce Rd
  • Oakwood Ct 
  • Tiquewood Cir
  • Tamwood Ct
  • Surfwood Dr
  • Pikewood Ct 
  • Trentwood Dr
  • Leafwood Dr
  • Windwood Ct
  • Driftwood Dr
  • Barbwood Ct
  • Raftwood Dr
  • Beachwood Ct 
  • Ledgewood Dr     
  • Lakes Edge Dr 
  • Winewood Dr


The main lake is 147.3 acres, the canals are 18.1 and the south side is 94.6 acres. There are 11.4 miles of shoreline. There are 2 acres of islands one of which is called Higgins Islands. There is also a shallow area at the entrance of the main lake that was once an island.  

There are two tunnels to get to the canals. Ledgewood tunnel is 29 ft wide and 9 ft tall and the other tunnel is Commerce Tunnel 12 ft wide and 11 tall. The main park is Kendall Park.

Lake Sherwood has a great association. The website is

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!  my cell is (313) 310-9855.

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

4525 DRIFTWOOD DR 1800 1800 39 0.72 2500 1972 N
3636 SANDBAR DR 199900 165000 110 74.8299 2205 1964 Y
4709 WINEWOOD LN 174900 168000 17 81.712 2056 1978 N
3278 LEDGEWOOD CT E 179900 179900 48 119.9333 1500 1971 N
4488 RAVINEWOOD DR 209900 200000 130 81.2677 2461 1986 Y
3904 SLEETH RD 309900 309900 101 124.8589 2482 1965 N
4539 RAVINEWOOD DR 419900 355000 101 110.5919 3210 1971 N
4846 DRIFTWOOD DR 399900 387000 72 143.4927 2697 1968 N
2833 WINDWOOD CT 443500 422500 209 170.5004 2478 1994 N
5038 WAVEWOOD DR 449000 425000 62 146.3498 2904 1968 N
4713 SURFWOOD DR 469000 425000 34 110.5331 3845 1970 N
5350 INVERRARY LN 399900 425000 73 143.9701 2952 1995 N
4801 WAVEWOOD DR 450000 433500 4 194.8314 2225 1969 N
3575 RAVINEWOOD CT 595000 570000 2 149.6848 3808 1970 N

Here are the homes that have sold on Lake Sherwood between 01/2011 and 11/15/2011

4806 SURFWOOD DR 7/18/11  2000  1875    1551    3    2
4999 WAVEWOOD DR 1/14/11  260,000  250,000  72.1  3468    4    3
3749 GULFWOOD DR 6/8/11  285,000  256,000  126.4  2026    4    2
3269 LEDGEWOOD CT 9/19/11  279,000  279,000  97.2  2869    5    3.1
4806 SURFWOOD DR 6/10/11  319,900  280,000  180.5  1551    3    2
5340 INVERRARY LN 1/11/11  300,000  288,000  113.3  2542    5    2.1
2920 WINDWOOD CT 9/27/11  349,900  300,000  184.3  1628    4    3.1
3144 PIKEWOOD CT 7/29/11  435,000  425,000  149.4  2845    4    3.1
2978 RAVINEWOOD DR 7/7/11  439,900  428,000  222.6  1923    4    3.1
3100 PIKEWOOD CT 8/3/11  515,000  487,000  161.2  3022    4    3

 Lake Sherwood History                          

The lake was man made during the 1950's. James Cole and Lewis Easlick were 2 men that brought Lake Sherwood from a dream into reality. At one point they had a dream of connecting all the lakes they had made together. The other lakes they dug and developed are Cedar Island Lake, Neva Lake, and Brendal Lake. Lot prices in 1960 were $8,900 but they were not selling. They raised the price to $10,150 and then the lots started selling. Lake Sherwood hosted the State salom championship in 1958 - 59.

The dam is 1600 ft long and the lake outlet flows into the Huron River via Ann Arbor into Lake Erie. During the fall they lower the level of the lake.            

Lake Sherwood Oakland County MI


Click Here to get the latest list of lakefront homes for sale on lake sherwood in Shelby Twp Mi.

Lake Sherwood Fishing   

Lake Sherwood association has been stocking the lake with Walleye, Pike, and large mouth bass to maintain good fishing for the residents.  They even hold a fishing contest and maintain records of the largest catches.  Here are some of the fish that are in Lake Sherwood

  • Pike
  • Bass
  • Walleye
  • Bluegill (includes all sunfish sub-species)
  • Crappie
  • Perch
  • Carp

    Location of Lake Sherwood Commerce Township MI

    Lake Sherwood is a five minute drive to downtown Milford, Michigan.  In less than 5 to 10 minutes will get you to restaurants, shopping.  Lake Sherwood homes are only a short distance from I-96, Novi, and Twelve Oaks Mall.  Lake Sherwood Commerce Township is located in Oakland County MI.  Lake Sherwood is only one of Oakland Counties many lakes.  Depending on who you talk to Oakland County has between 321 and 360 lakes.  You can reach downtown Detroit in under 40 minutes and to Southfield in about 20 minutes.

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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!!!

               (248) 310-6239


Russ Ravary your Oakland County Lakefront real estate agent


Buy and close on a Lake home with

Russ as your realtor and I will buy you

one of these items.

- Grill

- Kayak

- Smoker

- Lawnmower

- Snowblower

- Outdoor Game package



Every weekend Detroiter pack up the car each to drive three, four, five hours to get to their lake.  They may be driving to Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake, Opal Lake, or Torch Lake to name a few of the many beautiful lakes up north.  They head up on Friday fighting the traffic on I-75 or 23 or 27.  To skip fighting the traffic they will either take off another day early or come back on Tuesday.

So why do all of that.  We have so many beautiful lakes within an hour of metro Detroit.  My own cottage is only 15 minutes away.  What you say 15 minutes?  Whether it is 15 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour, or 4 hours away it is all the same.  Your lake cottage is your get away from the real world.  It is your escape place.  Your place to go to unwind.  A place to recharge.  To have fun and make memories with the family.

I myself do not want to be worn out and tired when I get to my lake home.  You should not be frustrated from fighting the traffic.  You should not have to leave early to beat the traffic.  You do not need to cut a beautiful Sunday afternoon short because you want to beat the traffic jam and the snarl of traffic. 

So why drive 4 hours?  So why cut your Sunday afternoon short when you can have a beautiful lake home within an hour of home.  So call me today on my cell at (248) 310-6239 to start on your local lake home search!




Lake Sherwood's 2016 sold homes


3101 PIKEWOOD CRT 3 4 6,570 $3,900 $3,700 12/14/2016 Lake Front
2924 TAMWOOD 2 3 2,648 $379,900 $380,000 08/26/2016 Canal Front
5443 LEAFWOOD 2 3 1,947 $389,900 $389,900 04/29/2016 Canal Front, Lake Front, Lake/River Priv
3980 SLEETH RD 2 3 2,400 $479,900 $445,000 08/31/2016 Lake Front
5160 OAKWOOD CRT 1 3 2,725 $469,000 $469,000 09/26/2016 Canal Front, Lake Front, Lake/River Priv
5050 SURFWOOD DR 2 4 4,248 $499,900 $480,000 10/27/2016 Lake Front
3583 RAVINEWOOD CRT 3 4 4,486 $519,000 $485,000 05/27/2016 Lake Front
4891 WINEWOOD LN 3 4 3,080 $549,900 $530,000 06/30/2016 Lake Front
3508 TRENTWOOD 4 4 4,907 $629,900 $560,000 07/08/2016 Lake Front
5145 LEDGEWOOD DR 2 4 3,840 $574,900 $570,000 05/25/2016 Lake Front
4719 RAVINEWOOD 3 4 3,978 $599,000 $575,000 06/01/2016 Canal Front, Lake Front
4999 WAVEWOOD 3 4 3,468 $599,900 $592,500 08/01/2016 Lake Front
5591 DEERWOOD 3 4 3,735 $630,000 $631,000 08/26/2016 Canal Front, Lake Front, Lake/River Priv
4479 RAVINEWOOD 3 4 3,972 $649,000 $635,000 05/09/2016 Lake Front
3010 RAVINEWOOD DR 3 3 3,784 $649,900 $639,000 09/16/2016 Lake Front
5605 DEERWOOD 3 4 5,742 $669,900 $640,000 11/18/2016 Canal Front, Lake Front
5643 DEERWOOD 3 4 4,548 $669,900 $653,000 12/02/2016 Canal Front
4216 DRIFTWOOD DRV 5 5 5,344 $699,999 $660,000 03/23/2016 Lake Front
3358 TIQUEWOOD CIR 2 3 4,133 $699,900 $667,000 06/17/2016 Lake Front
5617 DEERWOOD LN 5 5 6,106 $799,900 $767,500 12/30/2016 Canal Front
5503 DEERWOOD 3 5 5,196 $829,900 $810,000 12/02/2016 Canal Front
5028 OAKWOOD CRT 4 3 5,370 $1,395,000 $1,215,000 03/11/2016 Canal Front, Lak



Russ Ravary Michigan Realtor

Russ Ravary - Metro Detroit real estate agent

Real Estate One

 (248) 310-6239

8430 Richardson Rd. Commerce MI 48382

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