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Oakland County Relocation

Welcome to Oakland County Metro Detroit's wealthiest county.  We have so much to offer anybody looking to relocate to Oakland County MI.  First let's talk about business in the county.  You will not find alot of big manufacturing plants in the county.  There is many small manufacturing companies here though.  What you will find alot if office complexes.  When Detroit went down hill many companies moved out of Detroit they moved out to cities like Southfield, Troy, and Auburn Hills.  These are the three big business centers were there are hundreds of companies in each of these three citys.  Thousands of workers travel each day to these communities to work.  There are probably more companies and office workers in these three cities than in the City of Detroit.  If you are relocating to Oakland County because your company is in Oakland County there is a very slim chance that your company will move to Detroit. So what does that mean for you if you work and live in the county?  Your drive time should be short!

So what type of communities will you find here.  You will find several communities that have old time downtowns that are still very vibrant and active.  Downtown areas like Milford, Ferndale, Birmingham, Royal Oak, and Rochester have festivals, music in the park, farmers markets, and so much more to bring residents and other people from surrounding communities into the downtown areas.  You will find unique boutique stores, mom and pop restaurants, and coffee shops that are not national chains.  That is what makes these downtown areas so unique.  More information on shopping and malls in Oakland County.

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Here are the safe communities in Oakland County you may consider moving to 

Auburn Hills Beverly Hills Birmingham Bloomfield Hills
Bloomfield Twp Clarkston Commerce  Farmington 
Farmington Hills Highland Holly MI Keego Harbor
Lake Angelus Milford Northville Novi
Orchard Lake Rochester Rochester Hills Royal Oak
South Lyon Southfield Sylvan Lake Troy
Walled Lake Waterford West Bloomfield  White Lake
Wixom Wolverine Lake

There are communities in Oakland County so small and that have not central downtowns that if you did not know you would think it is just part of another community.  Pontiac is the questionable community with poor schools and a higher crime rates.  We have communities that have no downtown areas like Highland, White Lake, West Bloomfield but have major roads that are like the downtowns because the main roads have so many stores and restaurants that there is no need for a downtown area.  We have some border communities that share a boundary with Detroit.  I call these border communities because some of the areas in these cities closest to Detroit have higher crime rates.

3 best cities in Oakland County MI

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I also want to talk about our core affluent cities.  These prestigious communities lie almost in the center of the county.  The communities I am talking about are Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Franklin, and West Bloomfield.  These communities will have many exclusive luxury homes with the latest amenities.  You will find homes ranging in the million dollars.  Some up to 10 million.  If you are looking for a home in a prestigious affluent community you will find it here.   

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Last but not least I will talk about our lakes area.  If you are relocating to Oakland County MI you will be glad to learn that we have hundreds of lakes in the county.  Large lakes, small lakes.  Private Lakes, lakes with public access.  Lakes with state parks on them.  Lakes that are quiest and have no gas motors or only allow electric motors on them.  We have all sports lakes that all any type of speed boats and jet skis on them and non all sports lakes.  So many laefront properties to chose from.  Even the lake homes are varied.  There are still many little lake cottages on some of the lakes.  Then we have quite a few luxury waterfront estates in Oakland County too.  So we have everything from small lake houses to split levels, ranches, and colonials on the lakes.  It is something you should check out if you are moving to the county.  Remember lakefront homes are more expensive than regular homes off the water.

So you can find homes ranging from $70,000 to over a million dollars in the county.  Whatever style, size, or price range they are here.  

So we have talked about homes, work, and the communities in the county.  Well what's left?  If you have an Oakland County relocation you will want to know about the entertainment, the shopping and the recreation areas.    Three of Metro Detroits top shopping malls are in the county.  Somerset Collection is our high end mall with stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstroms, and Tiffanys.  Then there is the 12 Oaks Mall and shopping area.  So many stores within a 2 mile area.  Then Auburn Hills Great Lake Crossing outlets and the surrounding area are jammed full with many different different stores.

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When relocating to Oakland County MI you will be glad to learn that there are quite a few State Parks, State recreation areas, regional parks like Kensington, and so many city parks.  Many cities have hundreds of acres of parkland.  In many communities you will have skate parks, hiking trails, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball and soccer fields.  Whatever you like to do for fun in the great outdoors you will find it here.  We even have a couple of ski hills in the area.  If you would like a Oakland County relocation guide email me at  

Michigan relocation agent

I live in Oakland County myself and know the area very well.  If you have an Oakland County relocation in your future give me a call.  I will be glad to be your local guide to help you find a home that fits your needs and wants.  Plus we offer a little perk to anybody we work with.


Oakland County buyers bonus

So give me a call today at (248) 310-6239 to find your dream home.





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Client reviews of Russ Ravary

Russ was an amazing Realtor to work with, I had a tight timeline and many demands in a house that I was looking for and Russ was able to meet and exceed my expectations in an extremely fast timeline. Once Russ found the home I was looking for, he took over and worked directly with the seller and my mortgage team to make sure everything was achieved successfully and ahead of schedule. I was able to close earlier than expected thanks to Russ's ability to drive the process along. He has a very pleasant personality and not the typical pushy realtors that I have used in the past. He will be open and honest about a house you look at and has vast knowledge of the market for price points. I want to thank Russ for partnering in the home buying process with me as he truly was a partner and asset to me rather than just a realtor. Looking forward to working with him on my next home purchase! I highly recommend Russ to anyone out there looking to sell or purchase a home. Class act!!

Russ rocks! From our first conversation I had good feelings about working with Russ. He was quick to tell me everything that I needed to know about selling my house, and he understood that I was looking for somebody to take care of everything possible since I had a very busy schedule. In the end I got more than asking price and I only had to move out and sign paperwork! I highly recommend Russ, he will get the job done.

We were connected with Russ through a program with our mortgage company. We really lucked out being first time home buyers. Russ was very knowledgeable and patient with my wife and I. We had a LOT of questions and he was happy to answer all of them very quickly either over the phone or in a prompt email. We are very grateful for all the help Russ gave us in finding our first home and we couldn't be happier. We have recommended Russ to 3 different family members and friends. They have all had similar experiences and I know they will use Russ again in the future.  

-Chris & Sara D.

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