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Walled Lake Relocation

Welcome to Walled Lake

 

If you are thinking of relocating to Walled Lake you are probably thinking what are the reasons why I should move here.  Walled Lake Michigan is a community that came about because of the lake it is named after.  It is definitely a lake community in many respects.  So if you want a public beach on a lake close by for you and your family to go to this may be a city to go to.  Remember though that this is a private lake so only property owners on the lake can put a boat in.  There are only a few other access points for a few residents in subdivisions to put a boat in.

Another point that many home buyers like is that it is just North of Novi MI and it is just a very short ride to I-96 or M-5.  The mega shopping area of 12 Oaks Malls and the surrounding strip malls is a 5-10 minute ride.  It is about a 45 minute ride into downtown Detroit, or a 45 minute ride to our main airport Metro Airport.  Commerce Township is to the east, Novi to the south, and the City of Wixom is to the west of the city.

City of Walled Lake

 

The city is just a small city covering a total area of 2.37 square miles.  As of the 2010 census there were 6,999 people accounted for, 3,347 households, and 1,771 families residing in the Walled Lake MI.  So the city has a small town atmosphere with all the big city perks right down the road in Novi.  There is a small downtown area, but not the type of downtown area that draws people in from around the city.  There is a good bakery and several good restaurants in the downtown area.  They even have one restaurant called the Bay side on the water.

Demographics

Here are some of the demographics of the community.  As of the 2010 census the racial makeup of the city was 88.7% White, 4.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 2.8% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.9% of the population.  Like many of the metro Detroit communities Walled Lake MI is a safe community.  You are not going to have gangs roaming the street threatening people, or be afraid to take a walk because a drive by may happen.  Those things do not happen here.  You will have lower car and property insurance than if you lived in the City of Detroit because the crime rates are so much lower.  Yes there is occasional crime here like most cities across Americas, but it is going to be more vandalism, or the once in a while domestic dispute.

History

The lake's and city's name came from an early settler that saw a wall of stones that was probably built by a early Indian tribe and named the lake "Walled Lake".  The city was also part of the Underground Railroad, where runaway slaves could sleep and eat, were called "depots".  The Foster Farmhouse that was originally built in 1833.  The city has preserved this part of the underground railroad.  The Foster Farmhouse was located on Pontiac Trail near 15 mile road until 1997, when it was moved to Riley Park in downtown Walled Lake. 

Schools

Children that live in the city will go to Walled Lake schools which is a good local school system.  There are quite a few good private schools nearby like Detroit Catholic Central in Novi.  Madonna University, Oakland Community College, Lawrence Technological University, and University of Michigan are some of the nearby colleges.

Real estate

Of course if you are relocating to Walled Lake you probably want to know what the homes and real estate is like.  Like so many of Oakland County Lake communities you are going to find small lake cottages that are now year round homes.  Some of them will be small as 700 square feet.  Walled Lake homes are not going to be mega mansions.  Yes there are some larger homes that sit on the lake but I would say most of Walled Lake Michigan's homes are going to be modest homes under the 2000 square foot range.  You are going to find brick ranches, split levels, and smaller colonials in subdivisions in the city.  You are just not going to find subdivisions of newer 2500 -4000+ square foot homes in the city.

Typical Real Estate in Walled Lake MI

 

I hope this gives you a glimpse of what a Walled Lake relocation may mean for you.  Our goal as your Metro Detroit relocation specialist is to help you find a home that you want.  Not a home that some other Realtor is pushing you to buy.  We are patient and will take you around to find the home that is right for your family.  So give me a call on my cell to get started.  (248) 310-6239.  Or email me f you would like a Walled Lake relocation guide at yesmyrealtor@gmail.com