Want the Great Lakes lifestyle with easy access to Detroit? A real estate agent in Oakland, Michigan can help you find what you are looking for. Oakland County is located in the northwestern part of the Detroit metropolitan area, and has a population over 1.2 million, making it the second-most populous county in Michigan. The County seat in Oakland County is Pontiac and is among the ten highest income counties in the United States. It is also home to Oakland University which is a public university located in the cities of Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, Michigan.
Home to the much vaunted "Automation Alley", Oakland has developed one of the largest employment centers for engineering and related occupations in the United States. Major employers in the county are naturally General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler.
With Oakland County featuring some of the most diverse cities in the nation, many seek real estate in the popular neighborhoods of Farmington, Farmington Hills, Novi, Oak Park, Lathrup Village, Orchard Lake Village, Rochester Hills, Troy, Wixom, West Bloomfield, Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Ferndale, and Madison Heights. Ferndale is cyclist friendly, with interconnecting bike paths and safe zones making it a great community for shorter commutes.
Are you a fun seeker? Then buy real estate closer to the city so you can enjoy the Detroit Zoo, Meadow Brook Hall – offering tours regularly, Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum with a unusual games and activities for the kids, the Holocaust Memorial Center for an educational spin and tour.
Are you an outdoors, adventurous type? This county hosts plenty of summer and winter outdoor activities to engage in – from ski resorts and snowboarding in the winter to boating and parks and recreation with hiking and biking trails, perfect picnic spots and year-round bicycle races.
No question there is plenty of fun to be had in Oakland County Michigan for all ages, no matter what type of fun you are looking for; from educational opportunities to fun in the sun or the snow, you’ll be thrilled with all of the opportunity this county has to offer.
Sports is a big deal in Oakland county, serving thousands of student athletes in 26 sponsored sports around the county; including football, volleyball, cross country, soccer, tennis and golf among many more.
The area boasts 387 lakes, twelve with public boat launches, three with no wake zones, and 70 which are small enough to be unnamed. 5 major rivers also have their headwaters in Oakland County, making it a great place for boaters and fishermen.
If you already know which city or zip code you want to settle in , Oakland County real estate agents from our directory can easily be found – or search the county for any real estate agent in the area.
You can also use the REA website as a source for excellent real estate advice for buyers and sellers (check out our “advice articles” section), and don’t miss our glossary, FAQ, and enjoyable blog about all real estate things.
Cities for Oakland County
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