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Wolverine Lake information and data in Wolverine Lake Village

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

If you are looking for a good realtor that really knows his stuff and has over 15 years of experience then you have come to the right place.  Buying a waterfront home is a dream for many home buyers and my goal is to help you achieve that dream.  Many lakes have different factors.  For example lakefront homes in Waterford are on city water and sewer whereas waterfront properties in Highland are on well and septic.  Little things that I have picked up over the years as which lakes are due for a big assessment because sewers are coming in is important to lake house buyers.   

You don’t want to buy a home and get hit with a big assessment.  Or you don’t want to buy a home on a canal to find out that it isn’t deep enough for your boat.  Or that there is a culvert that a new pontoon can’t go through.   The unknowns can be costly.  That is why I put together these webpages to explain about our local lakes in Oakland and Livingston County.  If you have questions about waterfront homes on Wolverine lake in Wolverine Lake Village Michigan always feel free to reach and call me at (248)310-6239 or email me at   Search the newest lake listings, properties , and homes by map.  Zoom in on the lake or area to find your next home.   

  • Surface area                     265 acre
  • All sports lake                   Yes
  • Maximum depth                58 feet 
  • Average depth                   most of the lake is about 5 ft deep 
  • Public access                    Yes
  • Public access parking         about 15 parking spots
  • Public beach                      No
  • Wake restrictions              no wake before 9 am and after 5 pm 
  • Lake Association              No lake association for the whole lake. May have some subdivision associations
  • Water Source                   Unknown

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Wolverine Lake looks like a big "T" shaped lake.  The lake is narrow in some spots.  It is It was originally 6 small lakes that were eventually dammed to form one large lake.     Some of the areas where the small lakes were range in depth from  30 ft to 57' deep. Lake weeds are controlled by a harvester and other methods.

Wolverine Lake usually has a winterfest the 2nd weekend in February when the lake conditions allow it.

Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

30. On the waters of Wolverine Lake, Village of Wolverine Lake, Oakland County, between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. of the following day, it is unlawful to:

(a) Operate a vessel at high speed.

(b) Have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, kite, surfboard, or other similar contrivance.

It is unlawful to operate an airboat.

Wolverine Lakefront homes for sale Oakland County

Usually there are a few Wolverine Lake waterfront homes for sale.  They are a mixture of colonials, ranches, bungalows, and even tri-levels.  The price range of Wolverine Lake waterfront properties range from a $100,000 to over a half a million dollars depending on the size and location of the home on Wolverine lake. Like most of Southeastern Michigan lakes there are small lake cottages built from the 1920s to 1960s now updated and converted to year round use.  And there are new built colonials and lakefront homes with all the latest amenities. Children that live on the lake attend Walled Lake Schools.

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

895 ADELAIDE DR 975 995 41 0.6833 1456 1995 N
2125 MENTONE ST 1200 1150 26 1.1057 1040 1970 N
2551 OAKVIEW DR 1250 1200 55 0.8895 1349 1962 N
2559 ROSELAWN ST 1200 1200 19 1.1904 1008 1966 N
664 LUCILLE DR 40000 34500 3 59.8958 576 1940 N
1713 MCCOY ST 54900 54000 246 64.2857 840 1956 Y
770 BRUSHWOOD DR 67900 68900 221 58.3898 1180 1950 Y
1431 MEADOW DR 82500 86000 24 53.2507 1615 1969 N
2615 ROSELAWN ST 118000 95000 45 96.5447 984 1954 N
2142 HELMSFORD DR 113500 112000 43 60.4099 1854 1955 N
800 ALBERTON ST 119900 116000 55 89.5061 1296 1985 N
1472 LAKEVIEW DR 109900 131479 28 84.0658 1564 1945 N
1212 WOODLAWN CT 140000 140000 119 87.5 1600 1966 Y
1464 TELLICO ST 142000 142000 15 142 1000 1971 N
1400 SHANKIN 160000 162000 20 81 2000 1967 N
2567 TAMPA DR 224900 205000 135 98.18 2088 1960 N
2317 SOLANO DR 227500 210000 45 161.5384 1300 1954 N
2332 SOLANO DR 219900 219900 69 92.8631 2368 1994 N
784 WOLVERINE DR 235000 245000 137 167.9232 1459 1924 N
319 ANGOLA ST 325000 325000 43 159.9409 2032 1950 N
555 LAGUNA CT 350000 330000 98 138.5972 2381 1960 N
145 ETHEL CT 359900 330000 58 154.422 2137 1956 N
750 WOLVERINE DR 339900 338000 35 140.8333 2400 1979 N

The economy has even hit Wolverine Lake residents too.  You will notice a few lake homes that become Wolverine Lake foreclosures.  

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Click here to get the latest list of lakefront homes for sale on Wolverine Lake

 Local residents have access to Wolverine Lake through community parks that dot the shoreline. Some of the subdivision parks have swimming beaches and boat launch facilities.  Open to residents only!  But there is also a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) public access site located off Glengary Road on the north side of the lake.  (15 parking spots)

 Here are some homes that sold on Wolverine Lake between 01/01/2011 up to 11/15/2011


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Wolverine Lake Map

Wolverine Lake, Michigan is relatively close to Novi and West Bloomfield.  Located just 7 miles NW of Farmington Hills and about 29 miles NW of Detroit Michigan. 

  • 25 miles from Detroit Metro Airport
  • 8 miles from the Oakland International Airport.  
  • Wolverine Lake is south of Glengary Rd, west of S. Commerce, north of West Maple Rd  Benstein Rd cuts through the western part of the lake.

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If you are an active person and have a speed boat or ski boat you may be an active water sports person.  Maybe you love to water ski.  Some of our local lakes have a ski course on them.  Maybe you or your kids love to wakeboard.  Or maybe you want to drag your grandkids around on the tube.

If you are an avid skier or wakeboarder one of the bigger all sports lakes in Metro Detroit is going to be better suited to you.  You are not going to want a small all sports lake that is so tiny that you just go around in a small circle.  If you need a list of the big all sports lakes give me a call on my cell phone at (248) 310-6239 or email me at

Other the flip side of the coin you may just occasionally go out and wakeboard or ski then you may be perfectly happy on a small all sports lake.  It is the same way if your grandkids only come out to visit once in a while.  It all depends on how often you may want to do this water sports activities.  This just me part of your consideration of what type of lake you want to live on.  I will be glad to point you in the direction of the lakes that may fit your needs.  So feel free to call me any time.

Wolverine Lake MI History

Wolverine Lake MI history

Wolverine Lake Oakland County MI was created in the 1920's through a private damming and inundation project funded by local dentist and developer Howard Stuart. Howard Stuart is considered the founding father of Wolverine lake.  It was originally six small lakes Spring, Mayie, Pork Barrel, Taylor, Bradley, Bickling and the surrounding marsh.

Dr Stuart hired the building of the dam in early 1919 which was built with the help of ten teams of horses, the concrete dam is 12 feet long with 600 feet of levee fill.   He ran into all sorts of problems which including one area that kept sinking.  They also had to raise Bernstein road 6 feet at the cost of $6000.  He also was sued twice to have the dam removed and for damages. 

The dam raised the water levels to about eight feet in the marsh surrounding Spring, Mayze, Pork Barrel, Bicking, Taylor, and Bradley Lakes, thus uniting them.  They even flooded a section of the road that still can be seen today under the water.

When the land was flooded there was an island formed on what was Dr. Stuarts land.  The island is called Stuart's Oak Island.

The project was completed in 1923, and the lake it was named after Michigan's state animal the wolverine. The area grew as a suburb to Detroit, and was eventually incorporated into a village in 1954 to protect it from annexation.  Wolverine Lake has a central homeowners association.

Wolverine Lake real estate

Wolverine Lake Fishing

Fish: Bluegill, Crappie, Walleye, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass

Wolverine Lake Map 

Wolverine Lake is located in the Village of Wolverine Lake.  The children go to the Walled Lake school district.  Resident are protected by Commerce Township Fire Department. The village maintains its own police department.  There are about 1740 residents in the village.

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 2016 homes that sold on Wolverine Lake 

2316 VENTURA 2 3 2,313 $2,350 $2,300 09/09/2016 Canal Front
605 LAGUNA 2 4 2,328 $374,900 $367,500 12/20/2016 Lake Front
518 Wolverine 2 4 2,066 $399,900 $400,000 06/24/2016 Lake Front
840 WOLVERINE DR 2 3 2,605 $539,000 $516,000 06/03/2016 Lake Front



 So many of the good lake homes get sold before the average buyer even gets to see them.  I have seen homes sell in under a week.  The good lake homes go quick.  If you want the latest lake home listings emailed to you daily so you can look at them at your leisure.

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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 one of my previous clients had to say about working with me!
"It was so good to meet a nice and honest Realtor.  It was like he was part of the family.  I was recovering from an illness and we needed to move to a home that was all on one floor.  We had already found a renter for our home so we had to put together the deal quickly.  Russ took care of it all and made whatever trips to our home that were necessary to get everything done.  I had no worries at all.  All I had to do was make it to the closing to sign my name.  We were out of our old house and into the new  in plenty of time so the new renter could move in.  

We even lost our closing package  during the move and he was nice enough to make a new one and drop it buy.  Though I tell him I gained five pounds on the cake that he brought to us.   I would recommend him to anybody that needs a Realtor or mortgage person."    
                  Lorraine Schanstra

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

 Clark Lake homes

 Lakes in Bloomfield MI

 Commerce Lake foreclosures


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