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Whitewood Lake Chain of Lakes Hamburg MI

Whitewood Lakes is part of the Huron River Chain of Lakes.  They lie between Gallagher Lake and Base Line Lake.  I say "they" and "Whitewood Lakes" because if you looked at a map you would think they are two different lakes, but they call them East and West Basins of White Wood Lake.  There are wide portions of the Huron River that connect the two.  It is a natural kettle lake that was formed by glaciers thousands of years ago.

Whitewood Lake Homes Hamburg MI

    • Whitewood Lake size          East Basin 22 acres / West Basin 40 acres
    • All sports lake                        Yes  too small to ski or really tube on
    • Wake restrictions                    None that I know of  
    • Deepest spot                          East Basin 25 feet deep / West Basin 50 feet deep      
    • Mean Depth                           East Basin 14.9 feet / West Basin 26 feet                
    • Public access                         None on the lake but one on Big Portage Lake
    • No# of parking spots              None
    • Public Beach                          No
    • Marina on lake                       No
    • Shoreline                               12,299 feet   
    • Named                                   
    • Water Source                         Huron River, Spring fed 
    • Cities the lake lies in               Hamburg            
    • School district for the lake       Pinckney            
    • Streets around the lake are     Paved, gravel            
    • City water                              Well             
    • City sewer                              Sewer            
    • Canals on Lake                       Yes several or you could call them small bays          
    • Lots over an acre on lake        Yes  A few          
    • Water-ski course                     No            
    • Condominiums                        No       

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Whitewood Lake Homes Hamburg Michigan

Whitewood Lake Livingston County MI

There are about 70 waterfront homes on the Whitewood Lake basins.  This is a lake that does not have the old cottages on it.  All the homes were built after 1960.  So you will find more modern homes that you would find in subdivisions across South east Michigan.  Here are the basic features of the Whitewood lake homes:

  • 3 - 6 bedrooms mainly 3 & 4 bedrooms
  • 1 1/2 - 4 bathrooms
  • Homes range in size from 1100 square feet to over 6132 square foot
  • Homes have wells
  • Homes are on sewers
  • Built between the years of 1960 to 2020
  • They have 1 car garages to 6+ car garages
  • Some have basements but most are on slab or crawl spaces
  • Home styles are ranches, colonials, cape cods, and contemporary  

Whitewood Lake Location

Whitewood Lake is in Hamburg Township in Livingston County in Michigan. 

The Whitewood Lake basins are too small to do watersports on.  You will most likely to boat over to Base Line Lake, Big Portage Lake, or to Strawberry Lake to waterski, surf, tube, or wakeboard on.  That is why the Huron Chain of lakes is so popular with boaters and Livingston County lake home buyers. 

People love living on the chain of lakes because of the variety of things you can do on the different lakes.  You could probably fish the rest of your life and still never hit all the spots.  Fishing is very good on the chain of lakes though there was a do not eat the fish advisory because of the PFA's in the river and the lakes.

Fishing on Whitewood Lake Chain of lakesWhen you live on the chain of lakes you have miles of shoreline to cruise.  You could spend a whole day on the lake exploring the bays, the canals, and the shorelines.  Or you can get on the pontoon to go to get a pizza, or pontoon over to Zukey Lake Tavern.  You can sit on the deck enjoying the amazing views of Zukey Lake while enjoying a cold drink and good food.

I cannot say enough good things about living on Whitewood Lake or any lake on the chain.  By living on a smaller lake that is not big enough to water ski on eliminates some of the boating traffic and boating noise.  You most likely are not going to have jet skiers tearing up the lakes like you will on some of the bigger lakes on the chain.

 Are you thinking of buying a lake home in Livingston County?  Then you have come to the right Michigan website.  We have the most up to date waterfront listings here.  If you are exploring the possibility of living on the lake in Southeastern Michigan, I have to emphasize that lake homes will cost you more than a home in a subdivision.  There is a premium for a lake.  The bigger the lake the more expensive the lakefront property will be.  Too many times I have potential buyers think they are going to get the same home on the lake as in a sub for the same price. The more desirable the city will add to the cost. 

If the view of water is calming to you then you will love all the other sights of nature you will have from the windows of your lakefront home.  You will see mist rising off the lake some days, other days you will see swans slowly swimming by, or the occasional fish jumping out of the water to get that bug.

Homes for sale Whitewood Lake Hamburg MI

For example a lake house on Union Lake in Oakland County will be pricier than a lakefront home on Long Lake in Commerce for two reasons.  One is that Union Lake is a larger all sports lake and the second reason is that Union Lake is in West Bloomfield and Long Lake is in White Lake Township.   So if a smaller lake will do, then many times you will get more house for your money.  Also another factor in the price of lake homes is sometimes how far or remote the lake is.  The further you are away from metro Detroit the less expensive the home in SOME INSTANCES.  There are some lakes that are geographically less desirable than others and that figures in the cost of the lake home. It’s not simple to tell you whether a lake house is worth the price sometimes.  Sometimes it is all about the demand by buyers for the lake that drives the price up.  Search Metro Detroit lakefront homes by map.  Zoom in on the lake or area to find your dream lake home.  I hope you enjoy this page about waterfront properties on Whitewood Lake in Hamburg Michigan. 

Call or text me today to find your dream lake home.  I know the local lakes and have helped hundreds of people achieve a better life on a lake.  You will love lake living so give me a call today


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