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Watkins Lake Waterford MI information

Have you been thinking about buying a waterfront property in Oakland County or Livingston County?  There are so many beautiful lakefront homes close by.  I always wonder why people drive up north for 3 to 5 hours when they can have the same thing here.    No fighting rush hour or holiday weekend traffic.  I know so many people that have lake cottages less than an hour away.  I know one guy that drives 25 minutes.  So he can wrap up a day on the lake when the sun goes down and still have time to relax at home.  Search Michigan lake estates & waterfront homes by map.  Zoom in on the lake or area to find your dream lake home!  


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



We have some wonderful all sports lakes in Oakland County, though you may want a quieter lake.  We have Green Lake in West Bloomfield and Lake Ona in White Lake that are electric motor only lakes.  Or you have to paddle.  These lakes are so quiet and relaxing.  Around metro Detroit we have so many lakes and lake properties to choose from.  It is a great way to enjoy your weekend or a sunny summer day.  Below is detailed info about lakefront homes on Watkins lake in  Waterford MI.  If see a home you like give me a call on my cell at 248.310.6239.


  • All sports lake                      Yes
  • Private                                  Yes
  • Size                                       238 acres
  • Maximum Depth                  25 feet
  • Public Access                       No
  • Public Beach                        No
  • Wake restrictions                 Unknown
  • Water Source                       Unknown

Watkins Lake Oakland County Michigan

    The lake has an association.  The association has a gated boat launch.  They change the code to the gate each week.  They mechanically remove the weeds each year. The children that live on the lake go to Waterford schools.
    They have a ski saloom course on the lake.  They have a very active lake association that has 4th of July fireworks and pontoon breakfasts.

Watkins Lake real estate Oakland County MI

Watkins Lake homes Waterford Michigan

When I first thought of Watkins Lake I assumed it was just a same lake with lots of small homes and cottages.  Boy was I mistaken.  Sure there are still the old 1200 square foot 1930's cottages.  But there aren't a ton of them anymore.  Many of them have been torn down and newer lakefront homes have been built.   There have been new Watkins Lake waterfront homes built in the last ten years.

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The lake homes range from 1000 square feet to over 4600 square feet.  Watkins Lake properties range from 34' to 194' lake frontage.  There are even 3000 square foot home that are built on 50' wide lots.  They are more of the shotgun style homes.  Those homes are usually on some of the deeper lots on the lake.  Some of them are over 340' deep.

Watkins Lake real estate Waterford MI


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If you are looking for space and privacy in a Watkins Lake property there are not many of them.  But there are a few over 1 acre and one as big as 6 acres.

  Watkins Lakefront homes.  I wasn't expecting the homes around the lake to be so nice.  For some reason I thought they would be smaller.  But many of them have brick exterior or vinyl exteriors.  Watkins Lake home styles are:

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

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

4583 FOREST AVE 1500 1300 86 1.0833 1200 1950 N
4518 S SHORE ST 1600 1600 3 0.7699 2078 1954 N
3906 SHELBY CT 45000 35000 94 31.25 1120 1947 N
4610 FOREST AVE 58900 59000 289 75.641 780 1947 Y
4910 ROSS DR 79705 77000 114 77 1000 1954 Y
4589 FOREST AVE 81000 85000 10 66.1478 1285 1950 Y
4078 PINE BLUFF AVE 99900 99000 70 88.7096 1116 1954 N
4395 SEDUM GLN 115000 115000 26 88.4615 1300 1948 N
1318 EASON RD 134900 125000 44 80.9585 1544 1959 N
4123 OCEANA AVE 129900 128900 11 88.5302 1456 1971 N
1738 EASON 130000 144000 26 77.628 1855 1968 N
4090 LAKEWOOD DR 134900 145000 1 63.7362 2275 1929 N
3656 COVERT RD 275000 275000 36 177.6485 1548 1924 N
1643 EASON RD 335000 300000 10 130.4347 2300 1965 N
1561 EASON 699000 325000 59 98.8442 3288 2001 N
1776 EASON 349900 335000 172 103.683 3231 1951 N
4494 S SHORE ST 375000 350000 157 116.6666 3000 1978 N
3638 COVERT RD 400000 375000 85 124.6675 3008 1915 N

Southeastern Michigan home buyer bonusHere are homes that sold on that lake between 01/01/2011 and 11/15/2011

1691 EASON 4/11/11 1250  1250    1580    3    1.1
4583 FOREST 5/2/11  130,000  130,000  108.3  1200    3    2
1671 EASON 6/10/11  139,900  130,000  79.1  1644    3    2
3921 LAKEWOOD 3/12/11  229,900  190,000  166.7  1140    2    1.1
3650 COVERT RD 6/9/11  249,000  223,500  107.5  2080    4    2
3945 PITT RD 6/30/11  429,000  395,000  146.3  2700    3    2.1
3782 COVERT RD 9/30/11  440,000  400,000  109.1  3665    4    3

Watkins Lake properties Waterford Michigan

I will speak from my own experience.  My wife and I lived in a Livonia subdivision for 22 years.  I enjoyed living in Livonia for so many years.  I had a good life.  I enjoyed working in my garden.  On weekends we went out with friends.  We went out to dinner.  We went to local festivals.  We went up north to friend's places on lakes.  We did not live on a lake.  We went to other places than our home to have fun.

That is one of the main differences of lake living.  Lake homes are the fun places to go to.  Your lake home is the place your friends, your family will like to come to.  If you are like so many lake home owners you may not want to go anywhere else.  The years of going to festival like Arts, Beats, and Eats because you have nothing else to do may be gone. 

What the difference of city living versus owning a lake home is that your lake home is a good destination.   Your lake home is the go to fun place.  I have heard so many lake home owners say that they sometimes pass up graduations, wedding, and family gatherings because they do not want to miss out on a beautiful day at the lake.  I went to Jimmy Buffet for years.  One summer we were sitting out tailgating in 90+ degree heat.  All I could think of is being on the lake.  The next year we did not go back to Jimmy Buffet's concert.  I would rather be at the lake.

So it is your choice.  Do you want your next lake home to be fun place or would you rather live in a subdivision and have to go out of your home to have fun.  What would you rather do?  I myself moved to a lake home.



Watkins Lake Location

Watkins Lake is located in Waterford Township Oakland County MI.  It is South of Dixie Highway, North of Pontiac Rd and Highland Rd and East of Crescent Lake Rd

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Watkins Lake Fishing

The one gentleman I talked to on the lake said his grandkids were always catching good sized crappies and bass on the lake.

  • Blue Gill
  • Crappie
  • Northern Pike
  • Largemouth Bass 

Watkins Lake Waterford Michigan                  

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Whats great about this site is that is has an atlas search which allows you to search by area.  Click on an area and zoom in and move the map to get to the area you want.  The atlas search even shows you the homes for sale on the lake.   This will help you if you are thinking of moving to Michigan in the new future.

                         Russ Ravary

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2016 homes sold 

4052 S SHORE ST 2 3 1,932 $1,700 $1,600 03/23/2016 Lake Front
4589 FOREST AVE 1 3 1,284 $1,700 $1,700 08/30/2016 Lake Front
4082 S SHORE ST 2 3 2,410 $2,200 $2,700 10/15/2016 Lake Front
4583 FOREST AVE 2 3 2,010 $184,900 $185,000 03/11/2016 Lake Front
4576 S SHORE ST 2 3 1,810 $294,900 $284,250 03/28/2016 Lake Front
3970 Covert 1 3 1,200 $399,900 $365,000 07/12/2016 Lake Front, Water Front
3970 COVERT RD 1 3 1,200 $399,900 $365,000 07/08/2016 Lake Front
4191 LAKEWOOD DR 3 4 2,300 $449,900 $430,000 08/16/2016 Lake Front
4548 S SHORE ST 3 3 3,900 $639,900 $629,900 08/16/2016 Lake Front, Lake/River Priv
4381 FOREST AVE 4 4 4,357 $674,900 $630,000 09/15/2016 Lake Front



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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 had to say about me!

"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."

Kelly Przywara


 Here is our list of lakes Oakland County lakes A - E  We have more information on plenty of other lakes and properties, give us a call! 

Take a look at these videos for great info on the lakes;  Huff Lake VideoWabeek Lake Video,  Wormer Lake Video

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