White Lake Michigan

White Lake, Michigan is located in Centralwest Oakland County, about 40 miles northwest of Detroit. It is home to around 30,000 residents. White Lake is home to our local branch of the National Weather Service! With 3.5 square miles of water, there is a great number of lakefront homes in White Lake, the township covers a total of 37 square miles.  White Lake is bordered on the North by Springfield Township, on the West by Highland Township, on the South by Commerce Township, and on the East by Waterford Township.  Click the button below to go straight to the White Lake Real Estate portal, or read on the learn more about this Oakland County township.

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White Lake Schools

There are actually quite a number of school districts inside White Lake. Huron Valley and Walled Lake school districts have the most coverage in White Lake however portions of the township also attend Clarkson, Holly and Waterford Schools.

White Lake Lakes Area

White Lake has several lakes, but two notable, large size lakes for all sports lakefront living. Pontiac Lake measures 585 acres in size and has a maximum depth of 34 feet. Second largest, White Lake, is only slightly smaller covering 540 acres. Smaller lakes located within the township include Brendel, Oxbow, and Long Lake.

White Lake Parks and Recreation

White lake has 6 local parks, including Highland and Pontiac State Recreation centers. Within the borders of this township you can literally find any activity you want from shooting ranges to soccer fields, snowmobile trails to to hiking paths! Most all of the parks have pavilions and/or rent-able recreation area’s for parties. You can read all about the activities of the parks and rec department at their site —> WHITE LAKE PARKS AND RECREATION

White Lake Municipal Information

White Lake township offices are located off M59 Bogie and Elizabeth Lake roads. White Lake does have its own police and fire departments with 13 full time patrol offices as well as its own investigative unit and the fire department employees 16 full time fire fighters as well as 30 on-call.

Property taxes in White Lake from 32 – 51 Mills depending on location and situation. For more information on how property taxes are calculated and charged, visit my blog post —> HOW PROPERTY TAXES WORK IN MICHIGAN Tax rates are broken down as follows

Huron Valley Schools     33 Mills Principal Residence     51 Mills Non Principal
Walled Lake Schools      32 Mills Principal Residence     48 Mills Non Principal
Clarkston Schools           32 Mills Principal Residence     50 Mills Non Principal
Holly Schools                   33 Mills Principal Residence     51 Mills Non Principal
Waterford Schools          32 Mills Principal Residence     50 Mills Non Principal