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Middle Straits Lake West Bloomfield MI information

  • All sports lake                              Yes
  • Semi - Private                               Yes
  • Size                                               172 acres
  • Maximum Depth                           51 feet
  • Public Access                                Yes
  • Public Beach                                  No
  • Wake restrictions                           Unknown
  • Lake Restrictions                           Unknown
  • Water Source                                  Upper Straits Lake             
  • Cities the lake lies in                      Commerce, West Bloomfield
  • School district for the lake             Walled lake
  • Streets around the lake are              Paved
  • City water                                       Well, municipal
  • City sewer                                       Sewer sanitary, septic
  • Canals on Lake                                yes
  • Lots over an acre on lake                 no
  • Water-ski course                              n/a
  • Condominiums                                no

Middle Straits Lake is accessible to the public via a township owned public access ramp  which has parking for 10 vehicles.  West Bloomfield  has a park on Middle Straits Lake it is called Boomer ParkBoomer Park is 36 acres and has a picnic shelter, playground, restrooms, and basketball courts.  It is a beautiful park and West Bloomfield workers maintain it well.  . Here is a map of Boomer Park

On that part of the waters of Middle Straits Llake, West Bloomfield township, Oakland county, it is unlawful on Sundays, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, except between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., to:

(a) Operate a vessel at high speed.

(b) Have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, a water sled, kite, surfboard, or other similar contrivance

Middle Straits Lake homes

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Many people are surprised to find out that there are specific age limits on who can drive a jet ski.  Here are rules for jet skis and personal watercraft in Michigan

Those less than 14 years of age may not legally operate a PWC.

Those 14 and 15 years of age may operate a PWC legally only if they have obtained a boating safety certificate and …

  • He or she is accompanied on board by his or her parent or legal guardian or by a person at least 21 years of age who has been designated by the parent or legal guardian or …
  • He or she is operating or riding the PWC at a distance of not more than 100 feet from his or her parent or legal guardian or from a person at least 21 years of age who has been designated by the parent or legal guardian.

Those at least 16 years of age and born after December 31, 1978, may operate a PWC legally only if they have obtained a boating safety certificate.

Those born on or before December 31, 1978, may operate a PWC legally without restrictions.

You must have your certificate with you when you are driving a jet ski otherwise you could get a ticket.

Middle Straits Lake real estate Oakland County

Middler Straits Lakefront homes for sale in the last year range in price from $140,000 all the way up to 3 million dollars.  The lake has a mixed bag of lakefront properties.  There are 600-5700 square foot lake homes around the lake. 

Waterfront homes for sale on Middle Straits Lake in West Bloomfiled Townshiphorn

Middle Straits Lake homes are:

  • Bungalows
  • ranches
  • cape cods
  • colonials,
  • split levels
  • Tudors

The majority of the homes on the lake are ranches and colonials.  Middle Straits waterfront properties range in age from the 1920's to 2006.  Years ago Oakland County Lakes were a resort destination for Detroiters.  So the homes were small.  Then over the years the lake homes have been added on to, or torn down to build a bigger and better new home will all the latest amenities. The children that live on this lake attend West Bloomfield or Walled Lake Schools.

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Many of the older homes have no basements, but some of the newer ones have a walkout basement.  The homes range from 1 bedroom to 6 bedroom homes, and 1 bath to 3+ Bathrooms.  Some of Middle Straits waterfront properties have no garages and some do. 

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

3584 ASHVIEW ST 800 850 33 0.8947 950 1930 N
4100 CROOKS ST 1100 1000 77 0.6858 1458 1982 N
4110 ECHO DR 1100 1100 4 0.8409 1308 1977 N
3540 SANCROFT AVE 1200 1200 26 0.9316 1288 1977 N
7901 DETROIT BLVD 1350 1350 72 0.7254 1861 1978 N
7955 DETROIT BLVD 1595 1500 43 0.8042 1865 2001 N
6715 GRASSLAND AVE 2200 1500 19 0.992 1512 1992 N
4415 MIDDLEDALE AVE 1600 1600 8 1 1600 1970 N
7655 JEWELL TER 2000 2000 8 0.8333 2400 2006 N
6759 BUCKLAND AVE 37000 37000 64 40.704 909 1927 Y
6622 BUCKLAND AVE 70000 70000 173 76.7543 912 1971 Y
7892 DETROIT BLVD 144900 100000 803 166.6666 600 1940 N
4055 CRYSTAL ST 124900 113100 7 86.4678 1308 1978 N
7182 BUCKTHORN DR 125000 130000 158 106.2091 1224 1936 Y
3553 ASHVIEW ST 141900 136000 81 78.932 1723 1974 N
7580 CRESTMORE ST 140000 139000 56 69.3266 2005 1956 Y
3513 ELDER RD 158500 140000 19 87.3907 1602 1936 N
7900 DETROIT BLVD 164900 156075 55 131.7088 1185 1940 N
6960 AEROVIEW ST 169900 169900 16 99.1248 1714 1988 N
7800 DETROIT BLVD 205900 185000 34 132.6164 1395 1942 N
3668 OAKLEAF DR 199000 190000 77 60.2218 3155 1979 N
6752 GRASSLAND AVE 224900 220000 40 101.6635 2164 1994 N
7200 COLONY DR 259000 244590 19 128.3937 1905 1928 N
6974 COLONY DR 299000 270000 266 100.9345 2675 1929 N
7801 ELDORA 350000 307500 43 111.1713 2766 1972 N
3962 FIELDVIEW AVE 439900 400000 34 161.2253 2481 1995 N

Here are the homes that have sold on the lake since 01/01/2006 up to 11/15/2011

6896 COLONY 5/4/06 1900  1400    1600    2    2
6942 COLONY DR 3/16/06  304,900  350,000  228.0  1535    2    2
7020 CEDARBANK DR 6/9/06  366,900  360,000  141.1  2552    4    2.1
8119 ELDORA BLVD 3/31/06  399,900  382,000  161.4  2367    3    2.2
7889 ELDORA 5/9/06  450,000  425,000  510.8  832    3    1.1
3478 WINTERBERRY DR 7/14/06  1,150,000  1,044,000  160.6  6500    5    3.2

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Middle Straits Lake Location

Middle Straits Lake is located in  West Bloomfield Township Oakland County MI and a small section in Commerce Township MI.  It is East of Union Lake Rd, South of Commerce Lake Rd, West of Green Lake Rd. and North of Pontiac Trail.

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Middle Straits Lake Fishing

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

              lakefront homes Middle Straits Lake Commerce MI                  

Baypoint Golf Club is also located on Middle Straits lakeBay Pointe Golf Club is located in West Bloomfield, Michigan.  Treat yourself to the picturesque views of Middle Straits Lake and the lush fairways of Bay Pointe Golf Club.  Prepare yourself and your guests to be pampered with all of the amenities of a private golf club.  Wedding receptions, outdoor ceremonies, outings, or any special event can be accommodated for 50-400 guests. 248-360-0600   4001 Haggerty Rd, West Bloomfield, Michigan    It is an 18 hole golf course.              

Like most of Oakland County there are lake foreclosures too.  Call me on my cell at (248)310-6239 for your list of Oakland County Lake foreclosures.


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Russ Ravary - Metro Detroit real estate agent

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8430 Richardson Rd. Commerce MI 48382

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