Tuesday, November 7, 2017
By Victoria  Mona
City Spotlight: White Lake

White Lake Township is located in Oakland County and lies on the outskirts of the Metro Detroit area. Comprised of 37 square miles, 3.5 miles or almost 10% of the township is water. With 21 lakes within its borders, lake living is typical. White Lake Township has broken ground on many new construction developments in recent years and is home to many new family-friendly neighborhoods and condo complexes. The township is served by five public school districts: Clarkston, Holly, Huron Valley, Walled Lake, and Waterford. 

White Lake offers many activities for the recreationally inclined. Several of the community’s large parcels have been preserved as state recreation areas and county parks. The nearby Highland Recreation Area offers many recreational activities with trails to accommodate equestrian riders, mountain bikers, hikers, and skiers. Three different day-use areas provide ample space for picnics, swimming, horseshoes, or volleyball. Access sites are located on four lakes within the park for fishing and recreational boating. 

There are several other public and private parks and lakes that provide recreation to residents and non-residents. Pontiac Lake State recreation area offers public boat access, is renowned for its challenging mountain bike track, and is mostly within the borders of White Lake Township. Pontiac Lake is home to the annual "Quake on the Lake" hydroplane races. White Lake (the lake) also has public access. The township is also home to several parks with public golf courses, including White Lake Oaks and Indian Springs Metropark.

The town is also home to a popular ski resort called Alpine Valley. This resort, the largest in Southeast Michigan, hosts multiple lifts with a range of runs available. 

Intersected by M-59, a majority of the township's commercial development has occurred along this major east-west corridor and is a thriving, bustling area. There are many opportunities for retail shopping, dining, entertainment, and much more. 

If you’re thinking of making the move to White Lake, MI, don’t delay in calling White Lake’s top realtors, the Harrell Team.