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School Lake Front homes for sale & Real estate Livingston County MI

The Livingston County Luxury Properties real estate team are experts in the market. Licensed in Michigan, I can help you understand the dynamics of the region and help you find the perfect community to suit your needs. Whether you are looking to buy or considering selling your property, I am here as a resource to you. I will ensure your process is smooth and your negotiations are handled expertly and professionally. 

  • Cities the lake lies in                        Brighton
  • School district for the lake                Brighton
  • Streets around the lake are               Gravel, paved
  • City water                                         Well, community
  • City sewer                                         Sewer sanitary, septic
  • Canals on Lake                                  yes
  • Lots over an acre on lake                    yes
  • Water-ski course                                 n/a
  • Condominiums                                    no

I offer a comprehensive understanding of the investment opportunities in the region, as well as the impact of other factor on the real estate market. 

School Lake Brighton MI

When wondering about buying a home on School lake in Brighton you may wonder what affects the price of real estate on a lake.  It is still about location.  Location affects lake real estate.  The better the city or the closer the lake is to the expressways the costlier the lake home values are.  Location drives lake home prices too!  

One of the best things about buying a waterfront home in Southeastern Michigan is the ease of getting to your lake property any time of the week.  No 3, 4, or 5 hour drives up north to relax.  No worrying about what is happening to the lake property and being able to get there to fix the problem.  I can’t tell you how many times I have left work earlier to get to the lake on a hot summer day.  When you buy a lakefront house in Southeastern Michigan the time factor is huge.  You can run over to the house after work, or you can skip work and be at your lakefront getaway in less than hours.  You could be on the pontoon watching the sunset with a cold drink in your hand.  The kids could be swimming in just a short ride.  That is what is great about buying a lake property in Oakland County.

Your view will be wonderful when you buy a lakefront house.  Nature at it’s best.  You may see gorgeous sunsets, Gooselings lined up behind mom (We have one prolific goose that has 22 or 23 babies each year, or a storm rolling across the lake.  These little fun things that you will see on the lake will be forever etched in your mind.

 On this page you will find great information about waterfront real estate on School lake in Brighton Michigan.  If you have questions about the lake home buying process or about a lake give me a call on my cell at (248) 310-6239.  Just browse through the website and you will find all sorts on info on all sports lakes, size, and depths of the local lakes in Oakland, and Livingston County.  Search "Michigan Waterfront Homes For Sale” 

School Lake Brighton MI 

School Lake Brighton MI information

  • All sports                                          Yes
  • Size                                                  79 Acres
  • Deepest spot                                    34 ft deep
  • Average depth                                  Relatively shallow
  • Wake restrictions                             No wake after 7:30 pm until 11 am
  • Public Beach                                    NO
  • Public Access                                   NO
  • Water Source                                   Spring Fed
  • Lake Associations                             Yes 2 of them

Over the years when I am out showing Metro Detroit waterfront homes or listing a lakefront property I try to find out as much about the lake by talking to the local residents.  But sometimes they don't know or nobody is out on the lake.  If you have more information about this lake or my information is wrong email me at  This is Metro Detroit's #1 lakefront real estate website and I would like to provide the best information I can to lakefront home buyers.  Thanks in advance for your help! 


                                                     School Lake Livingston County MI

School Lake Location

School Lake is located in Brighton Township Livingston County Michigan.  It is East of Old 23, West of I-23, North of Hilton and Spencer Rd, South of Hyne.

Durfee Lake

School Lake Map topographical map from the DNR  

School Lake Fishing

The types of fish in the lake are:

  • Blue gill
  • Crappie
  • Northern Pike
  • Perch
  • Bass

The lake freezes over solid in the winter for ice fishing.

School Lake waterfront properties

School Lake homes Brighton MI

According to a year round resident he guess 50% of the homes are cottages and 50% are year round homes.  They are a mixture of small lake cottages tightly next to each other to bigger rebuilt homes.  The kids that live on School Lake Brighton Michigan go to Brighton Schools

                                                      Brighton Twp Lakes School Lake MI

What you want you cannot afford

Lake homes are more expensive than a home off the lake.  It is just that simple.  Sometimes they are a $100,000 more.  Sometimes what you really want in a lake home is something you cannot financially afford.  Or you may not be able to afford the lake you want.  So what are your alternatives?  One of the best alternatives to living on the lake is a canal front home.

You can usually get a canal front home for anywhere from $50,000 to a $100,000 less than you could buy a lakefront home.  I have seen beautiful canal front homes that were so much cheaper than a full lakefront home. This gives you the ability to be on the lake, be able to have a boat on the lake but at a cheaper price.

That is one of the biggest issues is that some lake home buyer expectations are much higher than the price they have in mind.  Lake homes cost so much more than a regular home in a subdivision.  Some large all sports lakes have homes on them that command a $200,000 to $400,000 premium.  Many of the lake home in the $500,000 + range are custom built.  Some of these home sellers have torn down an old home and rebuilt from the ground up.

Sometimes home buyers have to give up the dream of that perfect home to get a home on a lake.  You may not have that luxurious home that you always wanted, but you may have a great lake home.  It is sometimes the choices you have to make.  Many times there is a limited amount of lake homes and choices.  So it is about being realistic.  So if you want to wake up to a view of the lake you may have to lower your expectations went buying a lake home.  If you are having trouble finding a lake home give me a call I can help (248) 310-6239 

School Lake real estate Livingston County MI

School Lake real estate Brighton MI

School Lake homes range from 700 square foot ranches up to 3200 square foot homes.   Though there is one home that is over 7000 square foot on the lake.  Many of the homes were originally lake cottages built from the 1920's on but there have been homes built as late as 2000.  There still are a few vacant lots left on the lake.

There are ranches, colonials, contemporary.  Many of the small ranches right on the water have no basements, but the newer homes have walkout basements.  The early homes are aluminum and vinyl sided but you will find some beautiful brick colonial homes.   

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

2700 Parklawn 1500 1500 9 0.8047 1864 1969 Z
10212 SKEMAN RD 115000 120000 134 82.4175 1456 1986 Y
2848 CADY DRIVE 499000 464000 4 152.6315 3040 1986 N

Here are the homes that have sold on the lake between 01/01/2008 and 11/15/2011

10201 SKEMAN RD 6/15/11  115,000  85,900  37.0  2320    3    2
3015 School Lake 10/23/08  104,900  102,000  89.2  1144    2    1
3124 PARK DR 9/30/11  179,900  170,000  141.7  1200    3    1
2715 PARKLAWN DR 8/4/10  225,000  225,000  126.1  1784    3    2.1
2700 CADES COVE 6/23/08  445,000  410,000  128.6  3188    4    2.3
2723 Parklawn Drive 5/7/09  480,000  450,000  153.0  2941    5    4

School Lake General info

                               School Lake properties Brighton MI

School Lake is just a round lake and doesn't have much boat traffic on it.  Of course on the weekends it is a little busier.  Most of the shoreline is homes though there are a few spots that are natural with cattails and water lilies.  School Lake is connected to Hope Lake which lies on the other side of Old 23.  The lake levels are balanced by both spring fed lake levels. 

There are two different subdivision associations on the lake. 

                                          School Lake Brighton Township Michigan

I hope this helps you in your search of Livingston County Lakefront properties and Livingston County Lakes.  Feel free to call me with any questions

Russ Ravary your Livingston County lakefront Realtor

This website is Metro Detroit's largest lake home website giving lake home sellers the greatest exposure to potential buyers that want the lake lifestyle.  We get thousands of visitors a month that are looking for a lake home. 

So if you are looking to sell your lake home soon give me a call to get your home sold! 


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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




Here is what a previous client said about me!   

My husband and I chose Russ to be our real estate agent after a friend highly recommended him.  We were moving here from Canada and only had a few days to look at homes.  When we came in to town, Russ went far above the call of duty.  He had thoroughly planned our 2 days and had numerous homes lined up for us to view.  After talking to us briefly and asking us a few questions before our arrival, he new exactly what types of homes would be ideal for us.  After searching for a short time he found the perfect home for us.  

After the sale, Russ even met our painters, carpet cleaners and home inspector at our new home since we were still out of town.  He also gave us detailed lists of available utility companies, schools, cable services, cleaning companies, house cleaners, fun things to do and wonderful restaurants in the area.  Russ made the entire experience enjoyable and easy.  He has a laid back, genuine personality and my entire family felt comfortable with him immediately.  He feels like a friend not just our real estate agent.

I would HIGHLY recommend Russ to anyone with complete confidence.    
 Lindsay Gourneau



For more information on other lakes, follow the links below!

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