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Orchard Lake real estate Oakland County

 Here is so much information about waterfront homes on Orchard Lake in Orchard Lake Village Michigan.  I have driven the streets and gathered a lot of information about the real estate on our local lakes.  Whether it is a private lake or public lake makes a difference to lake home buyers.  Another big criteria for many lake home buyers is whether it is an all sports lake or not.  On this website I have a page on Oakland County’s Lake sizes and also a page on all the all sports lakes in Oakland County to help you narrow your lake home search down.  I always below an educated buyer will make better decisions. 


Orchard Lake


  • Cities the lake lies in                        Orchard Lake
  • School district for the lake                West Bloomfield
  • Streets around the lake are                paved
  • City water                                          Municipal
  • City sewer                                         Sewer sanitary
  • Canals on Lake                                  no
  • Lots over an acre on lake                   yes
  • Water-ski course                                 n/a
  • Condominiums                                   yes



 Search MLS Listings "Michigan Waterfront Properties For Sale”  If you are ready to make a move so why not hire one of Oakland County’s top realtors that has helped hundreds of lakefront home buyers and sellers.  One of my goals is to make your next move easier.  I hope this webpage and information helps you in your search of Southeastern Michigan lake homes.  Look through my informational website and you will find the information you need on whether it is a all sports lake or not in Oakland and Livingston County.  If you can’t find the info you need give me a call at (248) 310-6239


Orchard Lake Real estate is what I would call high end real estate. There are many luxury lakefront homes that have sold for over a million dollars. You won't be finding $200,000 cottages. Even small homes will be sold for the building site. We call them tear down lake homes. The lakefront home will be torn down and a newer, bigger home will be built.

Orchard Lake real estate on the north side of the lake sits on the other side of a road. So there is a road between the lake and the home. There is a 10 -30 foot wide piece of land between the road and the lake. You have to cross the road to get to your dock and your boat. That is on one side of the lake.

But all those lakefront homes are big luxury homes. The way I figure it, if those people that own million dollar homes don't mind crossing the road then... But Orchard Lake front properties are what I would call premier lakefront real estate. Most of West Bloomfield and Orchard Lake lakes command top dollar and draw higher end residents.Orchard Lakefront homes Oakland County MI

Orchard Lakefront homes for sale. Orchard Lake home styles are:

      • Estate homes
      • cape cods
      • colonial style homes
      • ranches
      • split levels

Orchard Lake waterfront estates Orchard Lake Village MI




Like most Oakland County MI Lakes there are some very large lots with room on the side of the homes.  They are still not what you would call "private" by any means, but they are not all jammed together in some spots. on the lake.  

There some lake access homes near Orchard Lake on the west side of the lake. 

Orchard Lake properties Oakland County MI

Shady Beach Heights subdivision association

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

4681 DOW RIDGE RD 499000 470000 39 119.3802 3937 1964 N
3761 INDIAN TRAIL 699000 638000 48 284.8214 2240 1962 N
2960 ORCHARD PL 824900 785000 328 384.6153 2041 1976 N
4215 VILLAGE CT 850000 785000 68 133.1862 5894 1980 N
3265 BAY SHORE DR 899000 850000 260 340.2722 2498 1953 N
4050 OAK BANK CT 895000 850000 27 346.9387 2450 1949 N
5081 COMMERCE RD 999995 940000 30 377.8135 2488 1968

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


Here are homes that have sold on Orchard Lake between January 2010 and November 2011. 

4840 WILLOW LN 6/29/10 2200  2200    2412    4    2
5091 COMMERCE RD 3/8/11 4000  2750    2358    3    2.1
4754 OLD ORCHARD TRL 5/13/10 621,100  608,000  164.2  3702    4    3.1
4868 WILLOW LN 10/3/11 689,000  635,000  286.9  2213    2    2.1
3777 INDIAN TRAIL 6/10/11 1,225,000  1,100,000  159.4  6900    5    3.2
3787 INDIAN TRAIL 4/28/10 1,750,000  1,275,000  255  5000    4    4.2
3864 VISTA LN 1/24/11 1,475,000  1,315,000  231.9  5671    6    6.2
2921 ORCHARD PL 8/12/10 1,690,000  1,350,000  331.0  4078    3    3.3
3868 VISTA LN 6/27/11 2,200,000  1,600,000  210.4  7605    6    8.4
4780 OLD ORCHARD TRL 11/10/10 2,600,000  2,210,000  305.3  7239    6    6.2
4512 ORCHARD TRAIL CT 3/9/11 2,450,000  2,300,000  273.5  8410    5    7.2
3151 W SHORE DR 6/30/10 2,999,000  2,600,000  163.6  15894    7    8.4


I am looking for local Oakland County lake association information and websites so I can add the link to this website so internet surfers that are looking for the lake association can find it.  If you have information about a lake association or it's website you can email me at  Thanks for all your  help.

 Sunset on Orchard Lake MI

Living on a lake is a whole different life style.  Over all the lake life style is a little different than subdivision.  Most lake home owners know their neighbors or other people on the lake from seeing them out on the lake.  I would say the lake life style is more social.  Though there are many lake home owners that keep to themselves.  So Lake Home owners may not even own a boat.  To me that is on a lake and not own a boat????

There are always people like that on a lake.  Some have gotten older and no longer want to maintain a boat, some are just happy looking at the lake and the birds, ducks, swans on the lake.  I have had many clients that do not have boats and are so happy on the lake.  They are just more relaxed because of the lake.

Many lakes in Southeastern Michigan will have a gathering spot.  What I mean by that is a place where boats and people tend to hang out together.  They may not know each other too well, but they may talk a little when anchored close by.  If it is a mucky lake they may anchor in a deep spot to swim.  If there are islands on the lake they may park on the shallow end of the island.  Some lakes has shallow areas or sunken islands that lake home owners anchor at.  Some stay to themselves with their family and kids.  Other lake home owners mingle and chat with the other people on the boats.

Orchard Lake Orchard Lake Village MI Information

  • All sports lake                      Yes
  • Private                                  No
  • Size                                      788 acres
  • Maximum Depth                  110 feet
  • Public Access                      Yes off Orchard Lake Rd North of Pontiac Trail  
  • Public Beach                        No
  • Wake restrictions                 Unknown
  • Water Source                      Unknown

The Catholic all boys school Orchard St. Marys is located right on the lake.  Some of the lake has no homes on it because of a busier road being right there.  Orchard Lake Rd on the east is an example.


Orchard Lake DNR access Site Oakland County MI


The lake is one of Oakland County's larger lakes.  So on the weekend you will have a lot of boat traffic.  So I would consider this a heavy traffic lake.  Also because the lake is so large the east side of the lake can get choppy from the west wind blowing across it.


There is one island in the middle of Orchard Lake called Apple Island.  It's name came from all the apple tree that were on the island.  It is said that the Indian Chief Okemos was born on the island.  The island is now owned by the West Bloomfield School district after the last private owner left it to them.  

Apple Island Orchard Lake Orchard Lake Village MI


 2016 sold homes on Orchard Lake 


4008 HARBOR VISTA 2 5 2,438 $349,900 $320,000 02/29/2016 Lake Front, Lake/River Priv
4054 OAK BANK CRT 3 4 3,562 $1,299,000 $1,150,000 11/10/2016 Lake Front
3329 W SHORE DR 4 6 5,597 $1,900,000 $1,350,000 11/28/2016 Lake Front
3499 W SHORE 5 4 11,071 $3,500,000 $3,300,000 06/01/2016 Lake Front
4960 BIRCHWAY DR 6 5 8,111 $3,499,000 $3,300,000 08/05/2016 Lake Front

Boating regulations

On the waters of Orchard Lake, City of Orchard Lake Village, Oakland County, it is unlawful at any time to operate a vessel in excess of 40 miles per hour.

It is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed for a distance of 200 feet in any direction from the state public access site.

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Orchard Lake Location

Orchard Lake is located in the City of Orchard Lake Village  Oakland County MI.  It is south of Commerce Rd, west of Orchard Lake Rd and north of Pontiac Trail and Old Orchard Rd.

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Orchard Lake Livingston County MI

Orchard Lake Fishing

I have not talked to anybody that has fished the lake.  If you have fished Orchard Lake please send me an email and tell me what you think of the fishing there.

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

Orchard Lake Orchard Lake Village MI                    

The lake foreclosures on Orchard Lake in Oakland County will most likely be bigger more expensive homes.  Oakland County Lake foreclosures get a lot of attention when they come to the market.  There are so few of them and everybody is watching for them.  Email me or call me cell at (313) 310-9855 for your list of Oakland County Lake foreclosures.

Other West Bloom field Lakes and Lake homes for sale


Pinel Lake, Walnut Lake, Cass Lake,  Dow n Lake, and of course Union Lake 

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To Search any Michigan Lake for lake homes for sale go to the atlas search or search by area.  I hope this helped you if you have a Michigan relocation in your future.

Russ Ravary your  Orchard Lake Village and West Bloomfield Lakefront real estate specialist


There is an advantage to working with a realtor that has

  1.  visited the local lakes
  2.  talked to the residents of the lakes
  3.  listed and sold homes on the lakes

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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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