BEST KNOWN FOR

Beautiful green space, rolling hills, mature trees

ESTABLISHED

1827

POPULATION

19,000+

MEDIAN INCOME

$118,969

MEDIAN HOME PRICE

$403,765

What We Love

Downtown - Close to downtown Rochester which has a vibrant downtown with boutiques, unique shops and plenty of dining.

Food - Paint Creek and Goodison Cider Mills are two of the best around, and Fogler’s Orchard & Farm Market has fabulous farm fresh produce

The Homes - New and new-ish construction, sprinkled with some historic farm areas

The Vibe - A rural town with big-city amenities

The Outdoors - Lots of green space, proximity to several metroparks

What We Don't Love

Commute - Driving distance to work, shopping, and restaurants is a bit farther than some other surrounding communities

Economic: Property taxes and home prices are higher here than other metro areas.

History

As one of the oldest townships in Michigan, originally comprising the northern three-fifths of all of Oakland County, Oakland Township is still the second largest township at 36.75 square miles. Nearly 4,500 acres is dedicated to open green space, parks, and recreation. Many historic farmhouses and buildings still stand, including the original township hall, which now houses the police substation.

Oakland Township is a beautiful treed community offering upscale living with a country feel. There are many parks and trails near almost any community. Oakland Township residents typically shop in Rochester, as there are very few business located in the actual township. It is serviced by both Rochester and Lake Orion school districts.

Real Estate

Oakland Township’s location, while not as central to major freeways as some other communities, still feels close to the surrounding metro areas. Most of the subdivisions here were developed after 1990, yet you can still find original farmhouses with land. You won’t find many run-down areas, it is a beautiful city.

Downtown

While Oakland Township lacks the vibrant downtown areas of some other nearby communities, a 15 minute drive east or west will get you to the fabulous downtown areas of Lake Orion or Rochester.

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LOCATION

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Commuting

Oakland Township is conveniently distant - far enough so a large freeway won’t thunder through your backyard, but not so far that you’re miles from the basic amenities. A 15 minute drive will get you to Beaumont Medical Center, Oakland University, or Whole Foods market.

From the center of Oakland Township, M24 just a 12 minute drive, but it’s about a 20 minute drive to I-75 or M59, and about an hour to downtown Detroit.

Economic Report

Median household income is nearly $119,000, and the median home price is $403,765. With a great community often comes a bit of a higher price tag, and Oakland Township is no different. Cost of living here is 36% higher than the US average, mainly due to housing.

Outdoor Recreation

With so many parks, nature areas, trails, rivers and lakes, it’s not hard to find year round outdoor fun in Oakland Township. The township offers paddle board and kayak lessons and rentals, nature tours, fitness and wellness programs, archery classes, soccer camps, and more.

From Music in the Meadows outdoor concert fun in the summer, to the Winter Carnival festivities in January - Oakland Township has something for everyone in every season.

Schools

Oakland Township is serviced by both Rochester and Lake Orion Schools - both highly rated and offering excellent student achievement programs. Find out more at Schooldigger.com