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Townsend Lake Oakland County MI real estate

Townsend Lakefront homes are like so many of Oakland County lakefront real estate.  There are some 1930's homes, and just about a home from every decade up to the 2000's.  I think the last one built on the lake was about 2004..  There are wide variety of home styles on the lake.

Almost all of the lakefront homes are under 2000 square feet.  I think there is one or two about 2200 square feet.  I would say the majority of the homes range between 1000.


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

Townsend Lake real estate Independence Twp MI


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The homes are level to the lake and don't require any stairs down to the lake. Most of the Townsend Lake properties have over a 100' of lake frontage. I think the biggest lot size is about .6 of an acre. So yes there is a "little" bit of space on the lake.

What is nice is that most lakefront homes look out to the natural side of the lake. The side with no homes and that is wetlands. There most likely never be any homes built there because it is wetlands. Children that live on the lake attend Waterford Schools.

Townsend Lakefront properties Oakland County MI 

Townsend Lake Independence Twp MI information

  • All sports lake                     Yes
  • Private                                 Yes
  • Size                                      26 acres
  • Maximum Depth                 40-65 feet
  • Public Access                      No
  • Public Beach                       No
  • Wake restrictions                Unknown
  • Water Source                      Unknown I believe spring fed

Townsend Lake Independence Township Michigan


The lake is mostly a pontoon lake. I did see a jet ski on the lake with makes me think that it is an all sports lake.  The lake is shaped like a fishhook.


The lake does not connect to any other lakes.  2 sides of the lake are natural with no houses on that side of the lake.  The roads around the lake are paved.


If you have any information about this lake or any other lake in the area that I do not have on the site..... such as the depth, all sports or not, source of the water (is it spring fed?), fishing, or the homes on the lake shoot me an email.  I would greatly appreciate any information you can share.  Or if you have some great photos of the lake or a sunset I would love to put them on the website.  Thanks in advance.  My email is 


Between January & October 26, 2012 here's what sold on the lake.


4850 HARDING AVE 156900 155000 217 82.4029 1881 1985 N

Here are homes on the lake that have sold since 01/01/2008 up to 11/15/2011


























































Townsend Lake Location

Townsend Lake is located in Independence Township Oakland County MI.  It is north of W Walton Rd, west of  Sashabaw Rd, south of Maybee Rd, and east of Dixie Hwy.

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This is a question many lake home buyers either do not care about or are adamant about?  Do you want a lake that is public or would you prefer a private lake?  A private lake is a lake where the general public cannot put a boat on the lake.  A public lake may have a DNR access point where there are a certain number of parking spots to put boats in.  A public lake may be on a chain of lakes where there may be no public DNR access but the public still has access to the lake because they can get from one lake to the other.  For example that would be the Portage chain of Lakes near Hamburg in Livingston County.

Some lakes have marinas on them like Cass Lake, or Elizabeth Lake.  Elizabeth Lake is considered a private lake but there sure are quite a few boats on it.  The bigger the lake, the more likely that there are going to be a lot of boats on it.  Sometimes home owners will allow their friends to dock their boat at their house.  I have seen homes on lake in Oakland and Livingston County where there are two and three different boats tied up at one dock.  You know that they are not driving two pontoon boats around.

In Southeastern Michigan most medium to large all sports lake are going to be busy on the weekend.  It is just that way.  Some of the smaller all sports lakes are quieter.  So private or public is a choice you have to make.  Remember if you are just looking at private lakes and cannot find the home you want then you may want to expand your search to public lakes in Southeastern Michigan


Independence Township Lakes Townsend Lake MI

Townsend Lake MI Fishing

There are all types of fish in the lake.  How good is the fishing?  One of the neighbors said it varies from year to year.   There were some walleye and smallmouth bass put in by one of the neighbors too.

  • Blue Gill
  • Crappie
  • Northern Pike
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Pumpkin Sunfish


Townsend Lake Oakland County MI

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"Hi Russ,

I wanted to thank for helping me get my Milford condo.  I know I limited my chances of finding the "perfect condo" by wanting a certain small area.  But you came out here whenever we found one.  It took me a year of looking but finally we found one that was the "one".  It was a short sale which I knew nothing about.  You told me about all the problems that might happen with a "short sale" and some of them did.  You were good about re-assuring me about the length of time short sales take.  But we finally got the condo!   Thank you from Courtney and I."

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