Commerce Township Michigan is located in southwest Oakland County, about 33 miles northwest of Detroit. It is conveniently located near m-5, putting you in close proximity to neighboring area jobs and attractions. Approximately 40,000 Michigan residents call Commerce Township home. The township covers almost 30 square miles, 2.3 of which are water. The beautiful Huron River runs through the entire township, and is in addition to several other bodies of water. Commerce Township is know to be part of the lake’s area of Oakland County due to numerous options for lake front living. Commerce is bordered on the North by White Lake, on the South by Walled Lake, on the West by Milford and on the East by West Bloomfield. Click the button below to go straight to the Commerce Township Real Estate page or read on the learn more about what Commerce Township has to offer.
Commerce Township Schools
A majority of students in Commerce Township attend the Walled Lake Consolidated School District with a handful of the northern population going to Huron Valley Schools. Walled Lake Schools have 12 elementary schools, 4 Middle Schools, and 3 High Schools. All 3 Walled Lake high schools have been ranked in Newsweek’s list of most desirable schools. They pride themselves as being recognized for consistently using state of the art technology and learning systems.
WALLED LAKE DISTRICT MAP WALLED LAKE TEST SCORES SCHOOL COMPARISON SITE
Commerce Township Lakes Area
Commerce Township is home to many lakes including all sports Commerce Lake, Union Lake, Lower Straits & Middle Straits Lake. The Proud Lake State Recreation center also lies with-in the township which is of course home to all sports Proud Lake. Several of the townships lakes are connected by The Huron River,a hot spot all summer for fisherman and canoers. Wolverine Lake, also all sports, technically lies with-in the township, but is part of Wolverine Lake Village. With the exception of a public boat launch at village hall, the lakes beaches are private for subdivision residents only via a home owners association.
Commerce Township Lake Sizes;
Union Lake 465 Acres Upper Straits Lake 323 Acres
Commerce Lake 262 Acres Wolverine Lake 241 Acres
Lower Straits Lake 235 Acres Lower Straits Lake 171 Acres
Commerce Township Parks & Rec
Commerce Township has many beautiful parks & nature area’s through-out its 30 square miles. Perhaps the most popular park in the township, Dodge Park #5 is 106 acres of beautiful landscape and nature. Dodge Park #5 is part of several area’s of land donated by The Dodge Family through-out Michigan. Most all of the parks are connected by a non-motorized trail which, when completed, will go all the way from Pontiac Michigan to Kensington Metro Park. Finally, one of the favorite locations for township kids and adults alike, the Historical Byer’s Homestead aka “The Duck Place”. This 2.5 acre farm has a country store and historical farm house, as well has spots along the Huron River to feed the duckies. Learn more about Commerce Parks on their website http://www.commercetwp.com/parks
Commerce Township Municipal Information
Commerce Township offices are located off the new Martin Parkway at 2009 Township Drive. If you are using a GPS you will need to use former address 8600 PGA Dr Commerce, MI 48390 since the Martin Parkway and surrounding roads are so new. The Oakland County Sheriff provides police services to Commerce. The Commerce substation has 28 deputies full time deputies including their lieutenant and 2 sergeants. Commerce Township has its own fire department which employees 17 full time personnel with 25 additional part time or on call firefighters. The township fire department has 4 fire stations, each of which are operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Property taxes in Commerce range from 26-45 mils depending on your situation, see below. Mils = dollars per thousand of taxable value. This means for every $1000 in taxable value of your home you would pay $26-$37 dollars in property tax. Broken down as follow;
Commerce Township with Walled Lake Schools
26.4 Mils for Principal Residence
41.9 Mils for Non-Principal
Commerce Township with Huron Valley Schools
27.3 Mils for Principal Residence
45.3 for Non-Principal
Commerce Township Shopping & Entertainment
Currently, Commerce Township does not have a general downtown area. There have been rumors surrounding what will be done with all the land surrounding the new Martin Parkway and the potential for a downtown area there, however, nothing official has been announced by the DDA. Commerce is conveniently located close to area shopping such as downtown Novi with 12 oaks mall, and is not too far from the beautiful downtown Milford. Additionally, you will find nearly all major retailers and chains nearby along Haggerty Rd.
This information is brought to you by Commerce Township real estate agent Margo Borkin. Margo Borkin is a member of the National Association of Realtors & the Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors.