Waterford, Michigan is located in central Oakland County, about 35 miles northwest of Detroit. It is home to over 70,000 residents. With 4 square miles of water, this township has many options for lakefront living, including frontage on some of the larger ‘Lakes Area’ lakes such as Cass and Elizabeth Lake. It spans a total of 35 square miles. Waterford is bordered on the North by Clarkston, on the West by White Lake, on the South by West Bloomfield and on the East by Pontiac. Click the button below to go straight to the Waterford Real Estate portal, or read on the learn more about Waterford Township, Michigan.
Waterford has its own school district that serves most of the township. The district includes 9 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 3 high schools. A small portion of Waterford attends the Pontiac School District or the Clarkston School District. Oakland County Intermediate School District is also headquartered in Waterford.
Waterford has frontage on Oakland County’s largest lake, Cass, with 1280 acres of coverage and a max depth of 123ft. Waterford is also home to Elizabeth Lake, a private all sports lake covering 363 acres and a 72ft maximum depth.
Waterford Municipal Information
Waterford has its own police department with 50 sworn officers serving all of Waterford Township. The township is also home to the largest fire department in Oakland County with 105 full time fire fighters covering 8 fire stations. They also have their own independent public works department including Waterford’s water and sewer.
Property taxes in Waterford range from 31-52 mils depending on location and situation. Breakdown below. For more information on how property taxes work in Michigan please reference my blog post —-> HOW PROPERTY TAXES WORK IN MICHIGAN
Waterford Schools: 34 Mils Principal Residence 52 Mils Non Principal
Pontiac Schools: 31 Mils Principal Residence 49 Mils Non Principal
Clarkston Schools: 34 Mils Principal Residence 52 Mils Non Principal
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