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Pontiac Lake Front homes for sale & Pontiac Lake Oakland County MI information

  • Cities the lake lies in                        White Lake Twp. & a small tip of the lake in Waterford Twp
  • School district for the lake               Waterford & Huron Valley 
  • Streets around the lake are                Paved, 
  • City water                                          Well, muncipal, community
  • City sewer                                        Mostly sewer though some still on septic
  • Canals on Lake                                  yes
  • Lots over an acre on lake                   no
  • water-ski course                                 n/a
  • Condominiums                                  yes
  •  All Sports                                  Yes
  • Size                                           612 acres
  • Deepest Spot                             34 foot
  • Overall average depth                 8 ft (guess by marina owner)
  • Wake Restrictions                      A couple of no wake zones
  • Public Beach                              State Park & several marinas/picnic rental areas
  • Public boat access                      State park & several marinas
  • Public access parking                  Lots
  • Water Source                             Huron River Watershed
  • Lake Association                        NO
  • Islands                                        17 islands

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Pontiac Lake Map Oakland County Michigan topographical map showing depth and islands

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Pontiac Lake Oakland County MI Location

Pontiac Lake is located North of M-59, East of Teggerdine, West of N. Williams Rd, and South of Gale and White Lake Rd.  Pontiac Lake is located in White Lake Township just minutes away from Waterford MI 

Pontiac Lake White Lake MI
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Pontiac lake homes that sold in 2016

8851 Tackles CRT 1 3 1,669 $1,500 $1,500 03/31/2016 Lake Front
9513 BONNIE BRIAR ST 2 2 1,577 $190,000 $190,000 09/01/2016 Lake Front
9474 THAMES BLVD 1 2 1,440 $194,900 $197,000 04/29/2016 Canal Front, Lake/River Priv
9195 WALTHAM ST 1 3 1,543 $275,000 $280,000 12/08/2016 Lake Front
9547 BUCKINGHAM ST 3 3 2,602 $299,999 $292,725 01/03/2016 Lake Front
2339 KINGSTON ST 3 3 2,050 $349,900 $343,000 05/31/2016 Lake Front
9381 BONNIE BRIAR ST 2 3 2,441 $355,000 $355,000 05/06/2016 Lake Front
8852 TACKLES DR 2 4 2,300 $400,000 $400,000 10/31/2016 Lake Front

   Click on either of the two searches below to find Pontiac Lake Waterfront homes for sale

Search Pontiac Lake waterfront real estate for sale and White Lake Township lakefront homes for sale 

Search White Lake water front

                            Pontiac Lake sunrise White Lake MI


As a lakes area realtor I feel it is very important for you the lake home buyer to know as much about the lake you are buying on.  When I first started in this business there was no one website to find out about our local Oakland County and Livingston County lakes.  So I put this website together so you and other home buyers can find the information you need about our local lakes.  Lakefront home buying is a little tougher than buying a regular home.  Not only do you have to find the home you want but you also have to find the right lake, and the right lake bottom too.  So it gets a little trickier.  So if your realtor is not asking you about what you want to do on the lake, or what type of boat you are thinking of getting then you DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT REALTOR to buy a lake front home.  Knowing what you want to do on the lake is important.

You may want to fish, or maybe swim with the grandkids.  Or you may want to tube or wakeboard.  You do not want to be going around and around in a small circle on a lake. We do not want you on a small lake if you love tubing and wakeboard with family and friends.  You need the space to do that.  So I home the information below on lake homes on Pontiac in Waterford Michigan gives you a glimpse of what to look for in a lake.  Search "Oakland County Cottages & Lake Homes For Sale”

Here is a short video to better provide information on Pontiac Lake.


Pontiac Lake Public Access

Lots of Public access through the Pontiac State Recreation area or the marinas listed below.  There are 84 public parking spots at the recreation area alone.  So Pontiac Lake is an easy lake to get on being so close to M-59.

Pontiac Lake Fishing

Fishing is good on Pontiac Lake and there are usually quite a few ice shanties in the winter.  Fish species are:

  • Northern Pike
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Crappie some as large as 14"
  • Perch
  • Walleye 16-18"
  • Catfish Channel, Bull Head, Flat some as big as 10 pounds
  • Rock Bass

Pontiac Lake Waterfront homes

     Pontiac Lake real estate White Lake MI

                            Pontiac Lake homes White Lake MI

In 2009 Pontiac Lake waterfront homes for sale prices ranged from a $100,000 to $400,000.  In the 365 days before July 18, 2009 Pontiac Lake properties sold from a 700 square foot ranch $60,000 up to a 2393 colonial for $330,000.  If you are looking for an upscale private lake with large homes then Pontiac Lake isn't the lake for you.  Pontiac Lake has some small apartments that rent for as cheap as $300 a month right on the lake.  There are condos across from the lake too.  And there is even a small mobile home park on the lake.  So there are not going to be any 5000 square foot Pontiac lakefront homes for you to chose from.

Sunset over Pontiac Lake homes White Lake mi

Many buyers will just pass on a lake home if the beat up, run down house next door has tons of junk outside.  One of the frequent questions I hear over and over is....How much does the crummy house next door drag my house's value down or this lake home's value down?  It is very common on Metro Detroit lakes that a big beautiful home is right next door to a crummy or ugly house.  You can have a $500,000 lake home next to a fixer upper or a tear down home. 

Michigan buyers bonusIt is not unusual.  So how much does the crummy house next door bring the value down?  Of course some lake home buyers will not buy the nice home next door to the crummy house.  So you may eliminate some lake home buyers because of that house.

However some lake buyers do not care about the rundown house next door.  They are just happy getting the home of their dreams.  During the time that they live there the home may be sold, or renovated.  You never know.  There is such a limited amount of lake homes out there.  Some buyers are constantly looking for the good bones house that they can remodel and make their own.  Sometimes if the lake lot is big enough the home may be added on to or completely torn down and re-built.  So it is up to you the buyer whether you can handle living next door to a crummy house.

Pontiac Lake real estate White Lake MI

is catergorically smaller cottages.  No mega mansions here. The existing homes were built starting in about 1938 and were still being built in the early 200's. Some homes have been remodeled or they have been torn down to be rebuilt.  Some have been built as late as the 1990's.  There are small ranches from about 600 square ft to colonials as big as 2400 square feet.  There are also bungalows and Cape Cod homes on the lake.

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

9565 PONTIAC LAKE RD 1200 1200 121 0.6521 1840 1966 N
9148 WALTHAM ST 1500 1450 30 1.2083 1200 1951 N
9371 PONTIAC LAKE RD 25000 25000 93 14.8986 1678 1959 N
8797 ARLINGTON ST 85000 76000 190 60.5095 1256 1996 Y
2008 DRURY LN 130000 115000 130 57.0436 2016 1970 Y
9355 BUCKINGHAM ST 399000 340000 66 89.6151 3794 1955 N

Here are the homes on Pontiac Lake that sold between January 2011 and November 2011

8896 ARLINGTON ST  3/18/11  900  800    840    3    1
2497 BLAIR ST  9/23/11  75,000  60,000  109.7  547    2    1
2089 KINGSTON ST  7/18/11  71,280


 53.3  1524    2    2
9090 BUCKINGHAM ST  10/21/11  137,500  136,500  146.5  932    2    1
9547 BONNIE BRIAR ST  3/2/11  149,000  140,000  141.1  992    2    1
9091 GALE RD  3/8/11  170,000  155,500  77.8  2000    3    2
8991 TACKLES DR  1/28/11  184,900  184,000  106.9  1722    3    2.1
2580 TACKLES DR  7/23/11  198,000  187,000  110  1700    3    2
2228 KINGSTON ST  6/3/11  269,900  242,000  132.7  1824    3    2.1
2220 WIGGEN LN  11/15/11  272,500  250,000  109.7  2278    3    2

Pontiac Lake White Lake Oakland County General Info

There are several Marinas on the Lake which have boats to rent and picnic areas to enjoy the lake.  So you can launch your boat at these marinas and feel safe about getting your boat fixed if you are in trouble.

What is nice about the lake is there are a few peninsulas and 17 islands to cruise around. The shoreline is about 25%  natural it makes you feel up north.  In fact drive Gale Rd north of the lake and you will feel like you are up north.  That was true until the tornado of 2021.

There are several stores and even a Chinese Restaurant that are on M-59 & the lake within walking distance.  Unfortunately the Chinese Restaurant has no outdoor seating on the lake.  The Chinese restaurant closed during covid.

Pontiac Lake Recreation surrounds 1/2  the lake covering over 3745 acres. There is a nice beach with concession stand, playground, changing facilities, picnic area and shelters, hiking trails, public boat launch with plenty of parking.  It is a great place to enjoy Pontiac Lake if you don't own any lakefront property.  DNR permit passes required.

Pontiac Lake's Quake on the Lake 

Pontiac Lake Oakland County MI I do not know if Quake on the Lake will ever be back.  In past Julys Pontiac Lake hosts Quake on the lake.  Hydroplane races that run for two days.  Its a great day for the kids and you can even get up close to the races by boat.

Feel free to call me or email me if you see a Pontiac Lake house for sale that you want to get inside of.    My cell is (248)310-6239 or email me at

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If you are looking to move to the White Lake or Waterford area and are looking for a lake home give me a call. I'll be glad to show you the local lakes. Or if you are looking to sell your Pontiac Lake home call me or email me. You know which internet site gets visitors for lake property. You are on it! My cell phone is (248)310-6239 or email is

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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"Dear Russ,

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Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. All properties are subject to prior sale, change or withdrawal. Neither listing broker(s) or information provider(s) shall be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, misprints and shall be held totally harmless. Listing(s) information is provided for consumers personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information on this site was last updated 09/30/2022. The listing information on this page last changed on 09/30/2022. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange program of RealComp MLS (last updated Fri 09/30/2022 9:01:20 PM EST). Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Russ Ravary may be marked with the Internet Data Exchange logo and detailed information about those properties will include the name of the listing broker(s) when required by the MLS. All rights reserved.
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