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Whitmore Lake Northfield Township MI

As a lake 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 spot to find out about our local Oakland County and Livingston County lakes.  So I put this website together so you can find the information you need.  Lake 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. 


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

You may want to fish, or maybe swim with the grandkids.  Or you may want to tube or wakeboard.   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 post the home information below on lake homes on Whitmore Lake in Northfield Twp. Michigan gives you a glimpse of what to look for in a lake.  Search "Oakland County Cottages & Lake Homes For Sale”

Whitmore Lake data

  • Whitmore Lake size               677  acres
  • All sports lake                        Yes
  • Wake restrictions                   unknown
  • Deepest spot                          69 ft deep
  • Average Depth                       unknown most of the lake is under 20 ft deep
  • Approx size                          
  • Public access                         Yes on North Side of lake 
  • No# of parking spots              over 42 at public access
  • Public Beach                          unknown ( if you know email me
  • Marina on lake                       Yes
  • Shoreline                         
  • Water Source                         Whitmore Lake is spring fed 

Whitmore Lake homes for sale

The 667-acre Whitmore Lake was named by Jonathan F. Stratton, a surveyor, after Luke H. Whitmore, a local landowner around 1825.

Whitmore Lake Northfield Township Michigan

homes for sale Whitmore lake MI

There is a page on the State of Michigan website that has all the laws pertaining to in lnland Lakes.  I have tried to put and add lake rules whenever I find out about them.  Most southeastern Michigan lakes are governed by the normal lake rules and regulations.  Some lakes are non-motorized or electric motor only.  But you will know that before buying on the lake.

Here are some of the normal rules and regulations of our local lakes.  Boat traffic goes counter clockwise on the lake.  You should stay 100 feet from the shore especially if you are making a wake.  (Remember you are rocking everybody's boats.  You can't tow somebody behind a boat before dawn or after dusk.  Basically not in the dark.  If you are at least 16 years of age and born after December 31, 1978, may operate a Personal water craft legally only if they have obtained a boating safety certificate.

Most boats have a sticker of how much weight and how many people can be on the boat at one time.  You must have life preservers for each person on the boat too.  Most lakes have no speed limits on them.  There are only a few that do in our local area.

Most private lakes in Southeastern Michigan do not have a sheriff on the lake unless they are called.  Many of the bigger public all sports lakes will have a sheriff on the lake on the weekends.  It depends on the county and the county's budget as how often they are out there.

I did some research on Oakland County Lakes and added all the lake laws I could find on Michigan's website.


I am looking for local Livingston County lake association information and websites so I can add the link to this website so internet surfers that are looking for the lake association can find it.  If you have information about a lake association or it's website you can email me at  Thanks for all your help

 Whitmore Lake Fish Species

  • Walleye
  • Northern Pike
  • Rock Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Blue Gill
  • Black Crappie
  • Green sunfish
  • Hybrid sunfish
  • Pumpkin sunfish
  • Yellow perch

Whitmore lake real estate MI 

Click Here to get the latest list of Lakefront homes for sale on Whitmore lake in Northfield Twp MI. 

Rick's Bait Shack 9815 Main Street, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189-9438   (734) 449-8210

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Whitmore Lake events

The Whitmore Lake Harvest Festival is a two day event that occurs annually at the end of September, and was first established in 2007. The primary function of the 2009 Harvest Festival was to adopt a pet or donate money towards that cause

Whitemore Lakefront homes for sale

Usually there are a few Whitmore Lake waterfront homes for sale.  They are a mixture of colonials, ranches, bungalows, and even split levels.  Most of the homes on the lake are under 2000 square feet.  A good number are under 1000 square foot.  

Many of the homes on Whitmore Lake were built during the years of 1900 - 1950's.  I did notice one home that was built in 1870.  There have been many that have been torn down and new homes rebuilt where the old ones stoods.  Some even as late as 2007.  Residents on the lake with children would attend Whitmore Lake Schools.

If you are waiting for that perfect Livingston County lake foreclosure you may want to look at lake short sales. You may find a move in ready lake short sale in better condition than the lake foreclosures.

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

10628 GROOMES 850 850 87 1.0216 832 9999 N
11992 EAST SHORE DRIVE 1000 1000 31 0.651 1536 1950 Z
9054 FOREST RD 1250 1250 9 1.0869 1150 1999 N
9963 MAIN ST 1650 1650 24 0.8431 1957 1970 N
9175 WALNUT DR 7500 6500 2 6.3229 1028 9999 N
8932 GARFIELD DR 29513 32000 55 27.9475 1145 1986 N
9084 FOREST DR 39500 33000 277 44.8979 735 1957 N
9043 BUTTERNUT RD 34900 35001 1 46.0539 760 9999 N
345 E SHORE DR 70000 45000 60 56.25 800 9999 N
8820 LINCOLN 59900 54000 47 41.6666 1296 9999 N
9157 Garfield 89900 85000 125 65.5864 1296 1950 N
8954 SUNFLOWER 149900 135000 272 96.1538 1404 1997 Y
517 E SHORE DR 145000 148000 36 109.6296 1350 1935 N
541 E SHORE DR 159900 159000 6 194.8529 816 1920 Y
222 APPLE BLOSSOM CT 172000 159250 51 101.0469 1576 1999 N
11856 EAST SHORE 154000 167000 8 239.9425 696 1947 N
11157 ELMCREST RD 258000 247000 71 145.2941 1700 1950 N
9568 MAIN ST 259000 257000 43 183.5714 1400 1890 N
11346 E SHORE DR 269900 258000 60 154.3062 1672 1925 N
11411 N SHORE DR 280000 270000 114 114.9425 2349 1930 N
11829 MAIN ST. 355900 340000 40 223.5371 1521 1993 N

Southeastern Michigan home buyer bonusHere are homes that have sold or been leased on the lake between 01/01/2009 up to 11/15/2011

11328 E SHORE DR 4/13/10  550  475    800    1    1
10328 CEDARCREST RD 3/28/09  1000  1000    1242    2    1
11992 East Shore Drive 11/9/11  1000  1000    768    1    1.1
11715 KENTON DR 10/12/10  1100  1100    1090    3    1.1
10120 CANAL ST 9/30/09  1700  1500    1872    3    2
11306 E SHORE DR 9/10/09  104,900  105,900  66.9  1584    1    1
10274 GROVE DR 2/10/11  150,000  142,000  87.0  1632    4    2
11340 EAST SHORE 6/8/11  239,900  220,000  176  1250    3    2
11946 N MAIN ST 5/6/09  385,000  350,000  175  2000    3    2.1
10488 ROSALTHA DR 10/18/10  439,900  410,000  177.1  2315    4    3

This website shows up on the first page of google for over 200 Southeastern Michigan lakes and for over 500 Michigan lake terms.  No other Southeastern Michigan realtor's lake website does that.  That means when you go to sell your home it will get viewed more than any other website.  So give us a call to go over your marketing plan to get your home sold!  My cell is


Location of Whitmore Lake

Whitmore Lake straddles the Livingston/Washtenaw County border.  Whitmore lake is east of M-23 expressway, south of Nine Mile, west of  East Shore Drive, and north of Seven Mile.  The near town is Hamburg which just east of the lake.  Part of the lake lies in Northfield Township and part in Green Oak Township.

Everybody thinks of the summer when thinking of Michigan lake homes.  But even in the winter many Michigan Lakes are very active.  There is ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ice skating, and four wheeling going on. 

 If you are serious about looking for a lake home in South Eastern Michigan email me and I will set up a lake home search with what you want in search criteria.  We can help you find the lake home of your dreams!   

2016 homes sold on Whitmore Lake 

9632 Main St 2 3 1,020 $205,000 $185,000 10/06/2016 Lake Front
561 E SHORE 2 3 2,200 $265,000 $195,500 11/25/2016 Lake Front
9681 Main St 1 3 1,808 $249,900 $242,000 05/16/2016 Lake Front
10120 CANAL 2 3 1,848 $319,000 $304,000 03/15/2016 Lake Front
9963 MAIN ST 2 3 1,957 $339,000 $310,000 09/02/2016 Lake Front
11485 NORTH SHORE 2 3 1,440 $339,000 $315,000 06/14/2016 Lake Front
11411 N Shore DR 2 3 2,066 $334,900 $335,000 07/01/2016 Lake Front
11701 KENTON DR 2 3 2,235 $425,000 $385,000 05/26/2016 Lake Front
10095 JOHN R ST 2 3 2,019 $399,900 $385,000 10/06/2016 Canal Fron

 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 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

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