Real Estate Agent Russ Ravary
Russ Ravary
(248) 310-6239  Phone icon
Relocating to Michigan
Sign up to get new listings emailed daily! SIGN UP LOG IN

Property Search Atlas Search My Home Finder Contact Me My Listings
Clarkston Relocation - relocating ot Clarkston MI Holly Relocation - relocating to Holly MI Southeast Michigan lake areas Wixom Relocation - relocating to Wixom MI Milford Relocation - relocating to Milford MI Highland Relocation - relocating to Highland MI Commerce Relocation - relocating to Commerce MI Property Search Atlas Search My Home Finder New Listings Elegant Homes Virtual Market Analysis My Listings Valuable Resources Calculators Open Houses Contact Me Oakland County Relocation - relocating to Oakland County MI Wayne County Relocation - relocating to Wayne County MI Livingston County Relocation - relocating to Livingston County MI Macomb County Relocation - relocating to Macomb County MI Auburn Hills Relocation -relocating to Auburn Hills MI Beverly Hills Relocation - relocating to Beverly Hills MI Birmingham Relocation - relocating to Birmingham MI Bloomfield Hills Relocation - relocating to Bloomfield Hills MI Bloomfield Township Relocation - relocating to Bloomfield Township MI Brighton Relocation - relocating to Brighton MI Canton Relocation - relocating to Canton MI Dearborn Relocation - relocating to Dearborn MI Detroit Relocation - relocating to Detroit MI Detroit Suburbs Relocation - relocating to Detroit suburbs Farmington Hills Relocation - relocating to Farmington Hills MI Farmington Relocation - relocating to Farmington MI Franklin Relocation - relocating to Franklin MI Grosse Pointe Relocation - relocating to Grosse Pointe MI Hartland Relocation - relocating to Hartland MI Howell Relocation - relocating to Howell MI Keego Harbor Relocation - relocating to Keego Harbor MI Lake Angelus Relocation - relocating to Lake Angelus MI Livonia Relocation - relocating to Livonia MI Metro Detroit Relocation - relocating to Metro Detroit Northville Relocation - relocating to Northville MI Novi Relocation - relocating to Novi MI Orchard Lake Relocation - Relocating to Orchard Lake MI Plymouth Relocation - relocating to Plymouth MI Rochester Relocation - relocating to Rochester MI Royal Oak Relocation - relocating to Royal Oak MI South Lyon Relocation - relocating to South Lyon MI Southfield Relocation - relocating to Southfield MI Sylvan Lake relocation - relocating to Sylvan Lake MI Troy Relocation - relocating to Troy MI Walled Lake Relocation - relocating to Walled Lake MI Waterford relocation - relocating to Waterford MI West Bloomfield Relocation - relocating to West Bloomfield MI White Lake Relocation - relocating to White Lake MI Wolverine Lake Relocation - relocating to Wolverine Lake MI Home

Orchard Lake Relocation

Is the possibility of relocating to Orchard Lake MI in your plans?  Some people move to Michigan to take a job and some retirees I am finding are moving here to be closer to family.  Those are the two major reasons for relocating to Southeastern Michigan.  

Sunset in Orchard Lake MI


The City of Orchard Lake is a small community off Orchard Lake Road that is not comparable to anything else when it comes to natural beauty that is aquainted by sparkling lakes, woodland, wetlands and other beautiful features.  The Village of Orchard Lake is located in middle Oakland County in a small exclusive suburb of Detroit.  If is what I would call an affluent suburb.  The population of Orchard Lake is 2,215.

Orchard Lake Michigan You will find beautiful luxury lakefront estates on both Orchard Lake and Upper Straits lake in the village.   Some of these homes are over 10,000 square feet in size.  Orchard Lake Village started as a lake getaway area.  You can still find small lake cottages still standing.  Orchard Lake Village was started in 1927, but it has a history of some of the great western soldiers and indian chiefs.  The history of Orchard lake is a long and interesting one. Before settlers, the area was inhabited by Native Americans who would hunt and fish along the shores of the lakes. 

They would visit Apple Island in the middle of Orchard Lake.  Historians believe the Chief Okemos was born on Apple Island.  In 1877, the Michigan Military Academy was opened on the shores of Orchard Lake, and it became known as the “West Point of the West.” In 1879, William Tecumseh Sherman gave his famous “War is Hell” speech before 10,000 people at the site. Over 2,000 students attended the school over the years. 

Luxury lakefront estates Upper Straits Lake MI

Orchard Lake Michigan is among the wealthiest communities in the nation.  Orchard Lake Village's main drag is Orchard Lake Road which provides the opportunity for every kind of experience imaginable.  Go south on Orchard Lake and you will have all the shopping and restaurants you need.    From there you can head to Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi.  If you have the desire to indulge in more shopping or fine dining food you can head to Troy or Birmingham.  Just take Orchard Lake over to Telegraph and you are on teh way to Somerset Mall in Troy or walk the  vibrant downtowns of Birmingham and Royal Oak.  If you head north on I-75 you canr attend a Pistons basketball game in Auburn Hills, rock out a concert at DTE Energy Music Theater, Meadowbrook, or Freedom Hill.  There is and never will be a shortage of entertainment when you live in Orchard Lake.  By living in Orchard Lake, you will have easy access to many highways and freeways.  Telegraph Road, M- 59, and I-75 are all just short drives away which will in the end make your commute back and forth to work much quicker and easier.   If you would like a Orchard Lake relocation guide email me at  

Orchard Lake MI

If you are relocating to Orchard lake you are more or less moving to a lake community.  Yes there are many homes off the lake, but it a community full of mature trees and mixed neighborhoods.  You are not going to find subdivisions of similar size and style homes.  Old lake cottages have been torn down to build nicer and newer homes over the years.  There is approximately 802 households in Orchard Lake.   Orchard Lake has a total area of 4.12 miles, 2.44 miles is land and 1.68 miles is water.  So it is a smaller community and it feels that way. 

If you have a Orchard Lake relocation possibly in your future use the internet to find out more about the community.  I hope these pictures of the village and the lakes help you understand more about the community.  That is my goal as your Michigan relocation specialist is to help you identify the communities that you feel are good for your family.  You may want an affluent community like Bloomfield Hills or maybe a city that is young at heart like Royal Oak.  If you need a good Michigan relocation guide give me a call at (248) 310-6239 or email me at

So what is the village like?  There are many different races, including White, African American, Asian, Hispanic, Latino and many others. The median age is 47 years old. There are more females then there are males in Orchard Lake. Orchard Lake is home to a couple famous people, such as Bob Seger, John Flack and Lizabeth Ardisana.

Fishing on Orchard Lake in Oakland County MI


Orchard Lake is the main lake in Orchard Lake. It is a medium sized inland lake that is approximately 795 acres. 110 feet is the deepest point of the lake. It is the second largest lake in Oakland County after Cass Lake. There is great fishing and a public launch at Orchard Lake.  It is a safe lake it is illegal to have alcholic beverages on your boat.  If you love fishing you can catch Black Bullhead, Bluegill, Hybrid Sunfish, Northern Pike, Tiger Muskellunge, Yellow Bullhead, Black Crappier, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Walleye, and Yellow Perch. Orchard Lake is also known for its recreational activities, such as swimming, boating and water skiing.  Upper Straits Lake is also partially in Orchard Lake Village.


 Homes in Orchard Lake MI

Orchard Lakes home prices are not only a part of the most expensive homes in Michigan, but Orchard Lake real estate continuously ranks among the most expensive in America. Orchard Lake is known as the white-collar city, 95% of the workforce are employed in white collar jobs, which are well above the national average. In conclusion, Orchard Lake is full of Managers, Sales and office workers and professionals. There are also a lot of people who work in management, sales jobs and healthcare.


Orchard Lake is a great place for families with children to conside rrelocating to when it comes to decision making and life changes.  If taking a job in Oakland County then why not enjoy the lake life style or at least be able to enjoy the views of a lake.   Many families that live here have children, which make Orchard Lake a place where both you and your children can develop social ties with other families. The city’s great public education and high percentage of college graduates makes for an environment induced to academic values. Orchard Lake’s crime rate is lower than the country’s average. As in any other small town, Orchard Lake does not have a public transportation system that people can use for their commute. If you have children they will attend the West Bloomfield School District, which is an exemplary School District. West Bloomfield spends $12,844 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 28.8 students per teacher in West Bloomfield School District. They are known for their Athletics, GPA, Extra-Curricular Activities and high test scores on the MEAP, SAT and ACT’s.

Orchard Lake real estate




Not only does Oakland County have great lakes to choose from you should take look at Livingston County lakes by size 

Long Lake Hartland

Find Michigan lake homes for sale lp here and start your home buying journey now!

Fonda Lake

Check out   Van Norman Lake sales Compare your home or see what you could be buying into.