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Dunham Lake Highland MI information


Here is some general information about Dunham Lake in Hartland Mi.  Some buyers prefer private lakes over a public lake.  They believe that a non-lake resident will be more aggravating than a person on the lake.  They believe a lake resident will care about the lake better.  One thing you need to know is that the sheriff will be patrolling the lake more often on a public lake than a private lake.  You may not see a sheriff boat on a small private lake ever.  Whether the lake is private or public it does not affect the lake homes values.  I have never seen a noticeable price difference. 

      Dunham Lake Hartland Michigan information 


  • Cities the lake lies in                                      Highland
  • School district for the lake                             Huron Valley
  • Streets around the lake are                             paved 
  • City water                                                       well
  • City sewer                                                       septic
  • Canals on Lake                                                no
  • Lots over an acre on lake                                 yes
  • Water-ski course                                               n/a
  • Condominiums                                                  no 

What do you really want in a Livingston County or Oakland County lake home?  Is it more about the lake, the price, the travel time, or about the lake house itself?  Knowing your criteria will help me your Realtor narrow your search to specific areas.  We want you to get a waterfront home that really fits your needs. I will be able to point out other lakes in Oakland County or other waterfront real estate that you may have not known about.  Over the years I have collected information about Southeastern Michigan lakes to help my clients narrow down their search.  Your wants and needs are important to me and finding you’re the right lake and lake home is important. 

What is great about the lake lifestyle is all the nature.  Here is what you will enjoy in the future when you buy a lake house.

  1.   Hot air ballon over the lake
  2. Swans dunking with tails up in the air
  3. Moon Light shining off the water

   Buying a Southeastern Michigan lake home is different than buying a home in a subdivision.  It’s not like buying a Northville home or a home in Rochester.  We are adding the size, and type of lake.  The type of lake bottom i.e. whether is sandy or mucky.  We even have to consider sunsets, and type of terrain.  Knowing                                              lake homes on       lake in     Michigan may help you make an easier decision.  I hope this page helps you.    Just browse through the website and you will find all sorts on info on all sports lakes, size, and depths of the local lakes in Oakland, and Livingston County.  Search the newest foreclosures & regular listings "Oakland County Lake Foreclosures For Sale”

  Dunham Lake lies in both Hartland and Highland Michigan.  It is what I would call a lake access lake.  The neighborhood association owns a strip around almost the whole lake except the northern end of the lake.   There are 20 Waterfront homes on Addaleen in Oak County that own to the water, and do abide by the greenbelt setback, but can landscape to the water. I was told by a resident of the lake that it is about 100' wide.  There is a walking path around the lake.  This is a kettle lake that is spring fed.

  • All sports lake                      No.  Non-motorized lake/ no snowmobiles in the winter either.
  • Private                                Yes
  • Size                                    100 acres
  • Maximum Depth                  3 basins within the lake that range from 60 deep to 125 deep
  • Public Access                       No
  • Public Beach                        No
  • Wake restrictions                 Unknown
  • Water Source                      Spring fed

Dunham Lake homes Hartland MI


If you are looking for a house with a lake view then Dunham Lake isn't going to be for you.  it is a very quiet lake because there is no boat motors.  It is a natural clean lake that is just for paddling around and swimming in.  There is a subdivision around the lake that has 3 parks but no homes in the subdivision sit on the lake.


Because the lake is both in Hartland Livingston County and Highland in Oakland County means the kids will go to either Hartland Schools or Huron Valley Schools.

Dunham Lake Hartland MI

On the waters of Dunham Lake, Hartland Township, Livingston County, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

Dunham Lake real estate Livingston County and Oakland County

Dunham Lakefront homes.  The north end of the lake is private owned homes. It is an unique lake in that it is like up north.  You can see very little homes from the lake. The homes on the lake belong to two associations.  One is Dunham Lake Estates or Dunham Lake Heights.

Most of the Dunham Lake homes can't even see the lake because of the trees.  Remember there is about a 100' green belt that you can't touch between you and the lake.

                Dunham Lake real estate Livingston County Mi

Dunham Lake Estates

There are large mature trees when you are up top away from the lake.  The age of the homes range from about 1958 to the late 1980's on most of the lake in this subdivision.  The homes are what I would call regular subdivision homes.  Brick homes with basements and two car garages.  The home styles are ranches, colonials, and split levels.  Most of the homes range from 2000 - 2400 square feet though there are a few that get up to 3500 square feet.

Dunham Lake Heights

This sub in the northeastern part of the lake is a little different.  The homes are bigger and a little newer.  The homes range from 2300 - 4200 square feet.   

Dunham Lake Homes Highland MI

Dunham Lake properties are usually at least a 1/2 acre.   Many of them are 1 1/2 to 2 acres, though there are a few homes that sit on 3 acres.    

All the homes on Dunham Lake are lake access homes. 

Between January & October 20, 2012 here's what sold on the lake.

807 TOWHEE CIR 1500 1450 46 0.8529 1700 1991 N
1585 BLUE HERON DR 2000 2000 197 0.9541 2096 1971 N
2245 ADDALEEN RD 2700 2600 26 0.9597 2709 1988 N
2532 PARKWAY PL 118000 98000 19 60.9073 1609 1977 N
4304 WOODCOCK WAY 130000 128000 45 87.912 1456 1968 N
1240 GREBE RD 155000 142000 32 82.4622 1722 1987 Y
1461 BLUE HERON DR 159900 160000 6 79.5228 2012 1977 N
1370 GREBE RD 192000 170000 36 75.4549 2253 1974 N
1000 MURRAY 184900 180000 20 72.4054 2486 1969 N
1305 PLOVER DR 299900 260000 166 104 2500 1984 Y
2764 PARKWAY PLACE 293000 280000 25 116.6666 2400 1980 N
2023 ADDALEEN RD 297000 310000 17 100.1939 3094 1966 N

Here are all the homes that have sold on the lake from 1/1/07 to 11/6/11.  This will give you a rough idea of what the lake homes have sold in the recent years.  The top two are lease homes and the price is the lease price.

2665 MURRAY HILL RD  3/3/08 1750 1500  0.74 2003 3 2
2191 ADDALEEN RD  7/6/09 2500 2500  1.06 2355 3 2.1
2665 MURRAY HILL RD  10/23/10 194,900 160,000  79.9 2003 3 2
3228 BRIAR HILL RD  6/22/11 199,900 198,000  83.1 2384 4 2.1
1957 ADDALEEN RD  9/1/09 484,484 440,000  224.3 1962 5 3.1
3500 BRIAR HILL RD  9/24/09 1,100,000  950,000  404.3  2350 4 3.1




Dunham Lake Highland MI

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The county line runs right through Dunham Lake. So it is located in Highland Township in Oakland County MI and in Hartland Township in Livingston County.  It is north of M-59/Highland Rd, south of Middle Rd, east of Fenton Rd and west of N Hickory Ridge Rd .


  • Blue Gill
  • Crappie
  • Northern Pike
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Largemouth Bass   
  • What is the biggest fish you have caught on the lake?  Shoot me an email and let me know.  If you have a picture send it along too.  Thanks!!!  You can send it to                                 

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If you are buying or selling a lake property the size of the frontage on the lake does influence the price of the lake home.  Just as the size of the home influences the sales price so does the lake frontage.  A hundred foot lot on Maceday Lake in Waterford will be worth more than a 35' lot. 

Yes back in the early day's (the 1920's) some lake lots were only 35' because the cottages were too small.  Over the years some lake home owners have bought up the neighbors lots, bulldozed other homes down, or split a lot with the neighbor to make their lots bigger.  Most lake lots in Livingston and Oakland County range from 35'- to about 150' in general.  Of course there are homes that have large lake frontage of over 200'.  I have seen some that are over a 1000' feet when they are on a peninsula of a lake.  That is always nice because you have a panoramic view from the property and the home.  I have even sold a small lake property of 26'.  Back in the day they did not have side set backs.


I have seen some lake homes that are only one foot from the lot lines.  It is very important when you buy a lake home to get a staked survey if you can.  I always recommend to any buyer to look up the property lot lines.  I have seen several homes listed this year where they were advertised as lake front yet the property never actually touched the water. It is definitely buyer beware.  So be smart and look up the lot lines yourself.

Russ Ravary your Highland  and Hartland Lakefront real estate specialist

Russ is full time realtor with 14 years of experience of finding good deals for his clients. An added bonus is that he buys a new kayak, or lawnmower, or grill, or snow blower, or lawnmower when you buy and close on a home with him. I want a free kayak when I buy my next home

Russ Ravary Michigan Realtor

Russ Ravary - Metro Detroit real estate agent

Real Estate One

 (248) 310-6239

8430 Richardson Rd. Commerce MI 48382


2016 homes sold on Dunham Lake

3250 BRIAR HILL RD 3 3 5,511 $399,900 $395,000 10/11/2016 Lake Front, L


Remember I have some of the lowest commissions around.  I believe that you should not have to pay exorbitant fees to get your home sold!  You will save thousands of dollars and at the same time get a top realtor that is full time with 20 years of experience that gets home sold.  I work hard for my clients.  Call me today to get help getting your home ready to sell.




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"I first started looking at real estate listings online nearly a year ago, but at first I thought I´d never really buy one. I hadn´t been paying attention and thought I still couldn´t afford to buy a place. I also had no experience in buying a home and I wanted to make sure I knew what I was doing before I bought. For most questions I would search online, the topic had been discussed on Russ´ blog.  Not only that, he was local. Over the summer, I finally decided to start physically looking at houses and Russ was the only choice.


My preferred method of contact was email and he always responded in a timely fashion. He was patient with this first-time home buyer, and worked with me through my initial bid process. I was surprised when they accepted the bid! The transaction went smoothly, with Russ patiently answering any questions and concerns I had. From the first time we looked at houses to the closing was exactly one month. I´ve been here five months now and people still marvel at what I got for the price I paid. When I requested a plumber, he was able to provide one was lived close by and was economical."


Thanks for everything, Russ.
~ Christine M.



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