Why I love White Lake - moving to White Lake Michigan

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Relocating to the White Lake area

If you don't know White Lake Michigan is a suburb of Detroit in the northwestern suburbs.  It lies in Oakland County along the M-59 corridor and north of I-96.  It is a great place to live.  A nice place for you and your family.  A safe place.  If you are going to be working in downtown Detroit I wouldn't recommend living in White Lake Township, but if you are going to be working in Auburn Hills area, Fenton area, Brighton area or Novi, Northville, Commerce, Farmington Hills area I would recommend living here.  The drive to work would be much easier.  However I have known people to drive a long distance just because they loved living in White Lake Township!

Home Depot in White Lake MIWhy I love White Lake is that it is a semi rural town with all the conveniences you need.  You have the nearby hospital, all the restaurants, shopping, doctors, dentists, and grocery stores nearby.  They are not on every corner and yes, you may need to drive a little further to get to them.  It's not like living in Canton or Royal Oak.  It is semi rural.

I believe you get to know more people in town.  People are friendly.  There are more mom and pop stores and not as many big box stores and the traffic congestion that comes with it.  But you have Marshalls, Meijers, Walmart, Lowes, Bed Bath & Beyone, and Kohls to name a few of the big box stores.

Good school systems in White Lake

Within the boundaries of White Lake Township, there are five school districts. 

 Of course you have golf courses, township parks, County and State Parks to in the communityWhite Lake Oaks Golf Course

White Lake Sixth Safest City in Michigan

The ValuePenguin team analyzed the most recent FBI Crime Report to determine the White Lake Township was the 6 safest place in Michigan.  To rank these places, we collected data from the 2014 FBI crime statistics by city, which provides the most recent crime data available. Not every town participates in this report and we also excluded towns with fewer than 5,000 residents because towns with small populations are more sensitive to crime score fluctuations for fewer crimes committed. The raw data report included property crimes (burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson), and violent crimes (murder/manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) from all law enforcement agencies that chose to partake in the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting program. We standardized the data to reflect violent and property crimes per 100,000, to account for population. Then, we aggregated a “crime score” by weighting violent crime at 80% and property crime at 20%. Though property crime is more prevalent, we figured that violent crime is more concerning to town residents. Then we adjusted the crime score for population size, giving more slack to larger cities. Finally, we ranked the cities based on their crime scores.

White Lake White Lake Township

One of the best parts why I love White Lake Township is the water and the lakes.  The Huron River runs through the township.  There are 21 named White Lake Township Lakes within the township borders. About 3.5 square miles, or 9.44% of White Lake Township is water.

Here is a list of the lakes in the Township and some links to information about them

Lakes in White Lake Township MI: 

  • Allen Lake                                             About 20 acres     private
  • Small Allen Lake
  • Bogie Lake                   non motorized lake     76 acres      private
  • Brendel Lake                all sports lake             89 acres      private
  • Cedar Island Lake        all sports lake           169 acres      public
  • Cooley Lake                  all sports lake            86 acres      private
  • Foley Lake                                                     16 acres       private
  • Grass Lake                    all sports lake           30 acres       private
  • Lake Mead
  • Lake Ona                     non motorized lake      11 acres      private
  • Lake Stinson                                         Just a big pond      private
  • Long Lake(just partially in) all sports lake     46 acres       public
  • Mandon Lake                    all sports lake        26 acres      private
  • McWithy Lake                   non all sports                           private
  • Neva Lake                         all sports lake         47 acres     private
  • Oxbow Lake                      all sports lake        270 acres    private
  • Pontiac Lake                    all sports lake         612 acres     public
  • Round Lake                      all sports lake          46 acres     private
  • Sugden Lake                    all sports lake           67 acres     private
  • Tull Lake              Limited all sports lake  est 100 acres    private
  • White Lake                       all sports lake         540 acres    public 
  • Wingate Lake

Pontiac Lake White Lake MI

Here is more basic demographic and census information about White Lake Township.  If you are moving to White Lake Michigan you may want to know about it.  If you are thinking of  moving to the area give me a call or email me.  I will be glad to work with you finding a home that fits you and your families needs.

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As of the 2010 census, the township population was 30,019 and they say in 2016 it was 30,875.  15,000 (50 percent) females and 15,000 (50 percent) males.  The median age was 41.6 years.  Twenty-five percent of the population was under 18 years old and 11 percent was 65 years and older.

 It is about 37.18 sq miles in size and the two zip codes for the city are 48383, 48386.


Households and Families:  In 2005-2009 there were 11,000 households in White Lake Charter Township.  the average household size was 2.7 people. Families made up 76 percent of the household in White Lake Charter Township.  This figure includes both married-couple families (64 percent) and other families (12 percent).  Non-family households made up 24 percent of all households in White Lake Charter Township.  Most of the non-family households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.

Nativity and Language:  Four percent of the people living in White Lake Charter Township in 2005-2009 were foreign born.  Ninety-six percent was native, including 82 percent who were born in Michigan. Among people at least five years old living in White lake Charter Township in 2005-2009, 5 percent spoke a language other than English at home.  Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 45 percent spoke Spanish and 55 percent spoke some other language; 25 percent reported that they did not speak English “very well”.

Education:  In 2005 – 2009, 91 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 28 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher.  Nine percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school. The total school enrollment in White Lake Charter Township was 8,300 in 2005-2009.  Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 780 and elementary or high school enrollment was 5,800 children.  College or graduate school enrollment was 1,700.

Industries:  In 2005 – 2009, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in White Lake Charter Township were Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 19 percent, and Manufacturing, 18 percent. Occupations and Type of Employer:  Among the most common occupations were:  Management, professional, and related occupations, 36 percent; Sales and office occupations, 28 percent; Service occupations, 15 percent; Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 12 percent; and Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations, 9 percent.  Eighty-three percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 10 percent was Federal, state or local government works; and 6 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.

Travel to Work:  Eighty-eight percent of White Lake Charter Township workers drove to work alone in 2005-2009, 6 percent carpooled, less than 0.5 percent took public transportation, and 2 percent used other means.  The remaining 4 percent worked at home.  Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 31.3 minutes to get to work.

Income:  The median income of household in White Lake Charter Township was $72, 537.  Eighty-four percent of the households received earnings and 21 percent received retirement income other than Social Security.  Twenty-four percent of the households receive Social Security.  The average income from Social Security was $17,446.  These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

Housing Costs:  The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $1,725, non-mortgaged owners $566, and renters $885.  Thirty-five percent of owners with mortgages, 20 percent of owners without mortgages, and 50 percent of renters in White Lake Charter Township spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.


I love White Lake and I have lived in Metro Detroit most of my life.  I think you will love living here too!


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