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Oakland County Lakefront Homes for sale

Searching for an Oakland County lake front home for sale can be confusing at first.  So many different lakes.  Oakland County has over 320 lakes to chose from!  So which one will fit you best?  Oakland County Lakes range in size from small ponds where only rowboats and paddle boats are allowed, up to 1232 acre all sports lake Cass Lake.

Some are private lakes where nobody but the residents and invited guests can use and other are open to the public through a state owned public access site.  Lakefront homes on private lakes are sometimes a little quieter.  Homeowners on theses lakes can control who can get on the lake.  Lakefront homes on public lakes in the county usually have higher boat traffic than public lakes.  But even the public access limits how many boats can be put on a lake at one time.

Lakefront homes for sale in West Bloomfield MI

Oakland County MI Lakefront  homes Michigan buyers bonus                         

Oakland County lake homes are mixed and every lake is different.  Originally most lakefront homes were summer getaways for Detroit residents as early as the 1890's.  But they really started building the cottages in the 1920's.  There are not many lake cottages left standing pre-1900.  They continued to build homes through out the years.   There are still Oakland County vacant lake properties still available on different lakes, but it is rare to find a vacant lakefront property that has sandy waterfront.  Most of the ones left have mucky bottoms, cattails, or lilypads out front.  That is why homebuyers buy older homes to tear them down.  When they ran out of Oakland County Lake lots and waterfront property they started tearing down the old homes and built bigger homes.  Lakefront real estate Oakland County Michigan

Whatever type of lakefront home you are looking for Oakland County Michigan has it.  From luxury estate homes to small cottages they are out there.  I  looked in April of 2009 and there were 122 Oakland County lakefront luxury homes for sale over a million dollars.  The square footage of the homes range from a 600 square foot ranch to a 12,000 square foot colonial.  Whether you are looking for just a simple lake front home or a year round luxury home Oakland County Michigan lakes have a home for you. 

Michigan inland lake laws 


Warnings about buying a lake home are

  1. Get a survey done on the lakefront home.  You want to know the lot lines and whether the house is actually on the lake.  There has been a couple of examples of buyers buying a home only to find out the lot lines were not where they thought they were.  There is one home on White Lake that looks like it is on the water but it is not.  Sometimes the lot lines are angled or buildings are sitting right on top of the lot line.
  2. Find out information on the community well. roads, or community septic system.  Sometimes there is a big assessment coming that you do not know about.  So do a little research.
  3. If you are buying a pre 1960 home it should be an absolute necessity to hire a home inspector to look at the lakefront home.  Many of these lakefront homes were built before there were community home inspectors.  So some of them may not be built to code or have structural problems.

If you are ready to start searching for an Oakland County lakefront home for sale click on the tabs on the left side that either say "Search Listings" or "Lake Map Search".  Feel free to give me a call anytime to answer any questions  you may have (248) 310-6239

Oakland County Lake rules and regulations

Oakland County MI Lakes A - E

Oakland County MI Lakes F - K

Oakland County MI Lakes L - M

Oakland County MI Lakes N - S

Oakland County MI Lakes T - Z

If you are a history buff you can learn more about Oakland County real estate history on another page on my website.  I hope these pages give you a glimpse of what to expect when a lakefront home.                                                                    

Below is a listing of many Oakland County lakes information table giving you a general idea of what lakes are private and what are public lakes, lake depths and any other info I can give you. 

Lake  Size  Allsports Private  Lake Source Public  Max Depth Other 
  413 * *       Lake Hours
Alderman Lake  19.6            
Algoe Lake  1.8            
Bald Eagle Lake  125 *     *    
Bass Lake-Commerce  37   *       Small Motors
Bass Lake 2.7            
Beaty Lake  3.5            
Bevins Lake  34.5            
Big Lake  215 *     *    
Bogie Lake  76   *        
Brendel Lake 89 * * Spring fed   40 Ft. No lake restrictions
Bridge, East & West 21.3            
Bloomfield Lake 5            
Bush Lake 110 * *        
Carrol Lake 33   *       Small Motors
Cass Lake 1260 * * Otter   123 ft  
Cedar Lake 47 * *        
Cedar Island Lake 169 *   Oxbox *   No wake in canals 
Cemetery Lake 34.5            
Chalmers     *        
Chamberlain Lake 11.5            
Commerce Lake  262 * *     67 ft  
Chittenden Lake 8            
Clear Lake 32.5 * *        
Cooley Lake 86 * *        
Copneconic Lake 110            
Cranberry Lake Clarkston approx 85  *
Cranberry Lake Oakland Twp 80-90 *
Cranberry Lake White Lake Twp 22.2     Mead     Pontoons row boats paddle boats
Cranbrook Lake 10.7            
Crescent Lake 90.4 * *        
Crooked Lake 68            
Crotche Lake 29            
Crystal Lake 12            
Davidson Lake 56            
Davis Lake         29 *
Deep Lake 14.8            
Deer Lake 137 *     *   Lake Hours
Dixie Lake 78 * *        
Duck Lake 253 * *        
Eagle Lake 19.7 * *        
Echo Lake 3.2            
Eliza Lake 76   *        
Elizabeth Lake 363 * *        
Elkhorn Lake 45            
Fair Lake             small pond like
Foley Pond 16            
Fox Lake 6.2 * *        
Flanders Lake 9.6   *        
Geneva Lake 19.2 * *        
Gilbert Lake 50            
Glass Lake 10-15  * spring fed
Graham Lake (East) 11.2   *        
Graham Lake (West) 21.5   *        
Grass Lake 30.1   *       Row boats, pontoons
Gravel Lake 37            
Green Lake 100 * *       No Motors
Greens Lake 117 * *        
Hartwig Lake 6.6   *        
Heron Lake 13.2   *        
Haven Hill Lake 69   *        
Heather Lake 89   *        
Hickory Ridge Lake 35-40 *
Honeywell Lake 14.3            
Huff Lake Brandon 42 * *
Huntoon Lake 42.5 * *        
Island Lake   * *        
Judah Lake 115   *       Small Motors
Kent Lake 1000           Kensington
Kregor Lake 8.9            
Little Silver Lake 35.5 *     *    
Lakeville Lake 460 *     *    
Lake Angelus  413 * * spring fed     Lake Hours, no jet skis, wave runners, only inboard motors
Lake Louise 103 * *
Lake Sherwood 258 * * Huron River   20 ft  
Lake Oakland 253 *     *    
Lake Ona 2.5 * *   * 58 ft No Motors
Lantern Lake  4-6   *        
Lake Orion 470            
Little Lake 16            
Long Lake Stringy lakes Oxford 34.5 * *    *    
Long Lake-Orion 94 * * Semi     14 ft  
Long Lake-Commerce 125 *     *    
Long Lake-Bloomfield 210 * *        
Loon Lake-Waterford 243 *          
Loon Lake-Wixom 78 * *        
Lotus-Maceday Lakes 429 *     *    
Lake Louise 103 *     *    
Mandon Lake 26 * *        
Lake Marion 6            
McWithy             Small pond-like
Meadow Lake 15.6            
Mead Lake       spring fed     Small Pond-like rowboats, paddle boats
Mickelson Lake  50-60 Paint Creek *
Milford Lake 66            
Mill Lake 30            
Mohawk Lake 23.3 * *        
Moore Lake 92  *      *    
Little Morgan Lake 12.3            
Morris Lake 15            
Moon Lake 3.7            
Narrin Lake 26.9            
Orange Lake 40 * *        
Orchard Lake 783 *     * 111 ft  
Otter Lake       Orchard Lake      
Oxbow Lake 246 * *        
Oxford Lake            187 * Spring fed
Parke Lake 23    *        
Lower Pettibone Lake 89 *          
Upper Pettibone Lake  44.5    *        
Phipps Lake 54            
Pickeral Lake 7.9            
Pine Lake-Springfield 17   *       No Motors
Pine Lake-WB 395 * *     90 ft  
Pleasant Lake-Waterford 95 * *        
Pleasant Lake-WB 41           No Motors
Pontiac Lake 585 *     * 35  
Lower Proud Lake 49            
Upper Proud Lake 55            
Ratalee Lake 50            
Reed Lake 32           No Motors
Robinson Lake 20.3            
Round Lake 46 * *        
Schoolhouse Lake 37 * *        
Scott Lake 77.5 * *        
Big Seven Lake 170            
Sears Lake 60 *
Seymour Lake 67   *        
Shoe Lake 42            
Squaw Lake           28 * *
Stison Lake      *        
Sylvan-Otter Lakes 530 * *     71 ft Beach and boat ramp for Sylvan Lake Residents only fee charged 
Big Silver Lake 101 * *        
Little Silver Lake  35.5 *     *    
Simonson Lake  9.8            
Sodon Lake  5.9            
Spring Lake  12            
Square Lake-Orion 94 * *        
Square Lake-Bloomfield 63 * *        
Stewart Lake  30            
Stoney Lake  67.7  *      * 44 ft  
Lower Straits Lake  235 * * Middle Straits   22 ft  
Middle Straits Lake  171 * * Upper Straits   52 ft  
Upper Straits Lake  232 * *     96 ft  
Strawberry Lake  30            
Stringy Lakes               
Squaw Lake  28 * *        
Sugden Lake  66            
Tamarack Lake  28  *      *  34 ft  
Tan Lake 22.1 *    *    
Teeple Lake  48            
Tommy's Lake           53
Tipsico Lake  301 *          
Tull Lake  85 *   Spring Fed & wells   10 ft No Jet skis, no inboard motors and speed boats over 19ft
Union Lake  465 *     *    
Valley Lake  37            
Van Norman Lake  78 * *        
Voorheis Lake  250 * *       Lake Hours
Walled Lake  670 * *        
Walnut Lake  232 * *     101 ft  
Waterbury Lake  36 * *        
Waterstone Lake approx 70 spring fed
Big Walters Lake  76.5 * *        
Watkins Lake  238 * *        
Waumegah Lake  110 * *        
West Bloomfield Lake           10 *
White Lake  540 *   Huron River * 32 ft  
Whipple Lake 75 * *        
Wildwood Lake  37            
Williams Lake  155 * *        
Wing Lake  under100 acres   *        
Wolverine Lake  241 * *     58 ft no wake before 9 am and after 5 pm
Woodhull Lake  135 * *        
Woodpecker Lake  16            
Wormer Lake  27.5            
West Bloomfield Lake  12            

Oakland County Lake Maps

Oakland County Lakes by size

I have taken all of the photos on the website.  But I can't get out to all the lakes at sunrise, sunset, or when there is a great photo due to the weather.  If you have a great weather photo or a sunrise of the photo I would love to put it on the website.  You can send it to   Thanks for all your help

Oakland County Lake Associations 

Bald Eagle Lake

Deer Lake

Dixie Lake

Dunham Lake

Lake Sherwood

Lake Orion

Middle Straits Lake

Orchard Lake

Pontiac Lake

Shawood Lake

Taggett Lake

Walled Lake

Watkins Lake

West Bloomfield-Lakes Advisory



Russ Ravary

Metro Detroit Realtor

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