Commerce Township Real Estate
Anywhere you decide to live in Commerce Township will put you within a mile or closer to one of the many lakes. Most of the lakes are all sports with a few smaller lakes that don't allow motorized watercraft. The most popular all sports lakes are Union Lake, Commerce Lake, Lower Straits Lake, Middle Straits Lake, Lake Sherwood, Proud Lake, & Wolverine Lake. In 1998, the M-5 expressway brought new life to Commerce Township. Commerce Township Michigan is home to approximately 34,000 residents.
Commerce Township Homes for Sale
Homes for sale in 48382 and 48390 zip codes fall in the Township of Commerce, Walled Lake, and Wolverine Lake. Up until the last 35 years Commerce Michigan was considered "Up North" to most residents because of all the lakes, rolling hills and parks that surround the community. Many people have relocated to Commerce because of the fair taxes and housing costs compared to some its neighboring communities, West Bloomfield, Milford, and Novi.
The Township of Commerce is 40 miles southeast of Detroit, just a 45-minute drive. Commerce Township borders on West Bloomfield, White Lake, Milford, Walled Lake, the Village of Wolverine Lake, Novi, Highland, Lyon Township, and Wixom.
Commerce Township Real Estate Market
In 1998, the M-5 expressway brought new life to the Commerce Township real estate market. For many years when I would mention Commerce to home buyers they would always reply back that "it is too far from the expressways." Then in 1998 a new stretch of the M-5 expressway opened up to 14 Mile Rd. on the border between Novi and Commerce Township. The expressway is known by some locals as the "Haggerty Connector", referring to the two-lane Haggerty Rd. which parallels M-5 0.5 mile to the east. This brought highway access within minutes of Commerce residents. Then a few years ago the M-5 expressway was brought north to Pontiac Trail. Currently they are working on bringing it another mile north to Oakley Park Road.
Commerce Township Michigan is home to approximately 34,000 residents, according to the last census done in 2000. The name "Commerce" was given to the township in hopes of it becoming a trading center. Now Commerce is known as the "Lakes Area."
Commerce Township Schools
The children in Commerce Township go to the nationally recognized Walled Lake Consolidated Schools. It has been designated as a National Exemplary School by the U.S. Department of Education. Most recently Walled Lake Central was recently named as one of the top five percent schools in the nation. The northern part of Commerce Township students go to Huron Valley Schools.
Commerce Township Amenities
A very unique attraction in the township of Commerce is the Long Family Orchard and Farm. The Long family has owned acres and acres of land in Commerce for many years. The long Family Orchard and Farm is located off of Wise road. You can pick your own fresh grown strawberries, cherries, pumpkins, gourds and apples. Enjoy such treats as caramel apples or chocolate covered berries. Tours are offered on the weekends, and there is a petting farm for "kids" of all ages and even a corn maze.
Although Commerce Township is home to eight parks, Commerce has its favorite, the Proud Lake State Recreation Area. Located on the beautiful and scenic Huron River, Proud Lake State Recreation Area offers more than 4,700 acres of fun and recreation for the entire family. From fishing in the summer to cross-country skiing in the winter, it's all year fun at the campgrounds.
Commerce Township Lakes
Anywhere you decide to live in Commerce Township will put you within a mile or closer to one of its many lakes. Most of the lakes are all sports with a few smaller lakes that don't allow motorized watercraft. The most popular all sports lakes are Union Lake, Commerce Lake, Lower Straits Lake, Middle Straits Lake, Lake Sherwood, Proud Lake, and Wolverine Lake.