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Waterford relocation guide 

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Are you moving to Waterford Michigan?  Here is a Waterford relocation guide to help your move here easier.

Waterford is in Oakland County, Michigan. It is a popular city that has a population of about 72,000 residents. This city is known as the “Lakeland Paradise,” because of the 34 lakes it has to offer its residents, businesses and visitors.  There are many beautiful lakes like Maceday Lake in Waterford and so many wonderful lakefront homes.  Waterford is what I would call a middle class community.  You are not going to find lots of luxury estate homes here.  It is a very solid community with good city services.   community The average home value in Waterford is $144,700 and the average household income is $54,731 in 2013.  I have another whole page on Waterford real estate on this site.  If you are looking to buy in the area give us a call at (248)310-6239.  I know the Waterford area well and have helped many Waterford relocation buyers in the last year.                                           

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Waterford home values  have gone up by 23.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts that it will rise again, another 6% within the next calendar year. You are going to find homes ranging from 1000 square feet to about 2500 square feet on the average in Waterford.  The average price per square foot is $102, which is lower than the Detroit average of $103. You are going to find that housing prices  in Waterford Michigan are reasonable.  The price range of homes you can find in Waterford are between $75,000 and $1,000,000.  The million dollar homes are going to be lakefront homes in Waterford.  You will not be finding a luxury estate home off the lake in Waterford.  If you are looking to rent a home in Waterford the average price for a rental home is going to be $800 to $1000, which is once again lower than the Detroit metro average.    Most of the land in Waterford is used for residential purposes.  It is an urban community with very little  farmland.

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So if you are moving to Michigan and are considering what Waterford is like you will be glad to know that the Township of Waterford is very diverse when it comes to ethnicities, such as Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, Hawaiian, Indian and others. There are more females than males in Waterford.   The median age in Waterford is 39 years old. There are approximately 914 births and 622 deaths each full calendar year. There are approximately 29,612 households in Waterford


The total area of Waterford is approximately 35.5 square miles. Waterford is approximately in the center of Oakland County.  The neighboring communities are the City of Pontiac, The Village of Clarkston, The Village of Keego Harbor, White Lake and West Bloomfield Township.  Waterford is 30 miles northwest of Detroit and only a 45 minute drive from Downtown Detroit or about 40 minutes to Flint. The township of Waterford is home to many lovely parks and recreational spots where you can hang out with your friends or family members during leisure hours.

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When moving to Waterford many Metro Detroit relocation buyers will consider drive time.  Waterford is a great place to live  for work commutes if you must travel to work by freeway or back roads. By living in Waterford you would have easy access to I-75 which is a short drive down M-59, US 10(Telegraph road), M-59. If you are going to work at Chrysler, or in Troy, or Rochester these would be reasonable drive times.  Oakland County also has its very own small  private airport that is located in Waterford.   It is not an airport that you are going to catch flights out of.   It is called the Oakland County International Airport, many famous people travel in and out of this Airport including the Red Wings and even President Barack Obama.  For you who are relocating to Waterford our main airport around Detroit is about an hour away.  It is called Detroit Metro Airport.  In Waterford you will find 15 miles of State Highways, 62 miles of Primary Roads, 4 miles of Local Roads and 213 miles of Subdivision Roads so you will find traveling around Metro Detroit very easy.  You will also like that Waterford has many national chain stores that you are probably used to.  Then there is Great Lakes Crossing Mall that is less than fifteen minutes away that has about any store you need in one small area.   If you would like a Waterford relocation guide email me at  


If you are moving to  Waterford you may wonder what the weather is like.  The climate in Waterford is very similar to most of southeastern Michigan.  We have all four seasons which are about equal in length.  We get about an average of 40 inches of snow each year. The warmest month of the year is July and the coldest month is February. The average temperature in July is 72 and the average temperature in February is 23. In Waterford they get about an average of 30.03 inches of precipitation each year.  You will love the fall here with all the beautiful colors and the mild weather.



Waterford is home to 13 Elementary Schools, 3 Middle Schools, 3 High Schools and 1 Community College. The Waterford School District is known for their Athletics, Academics, Extra-Curricular Activities and High Test Scores on the MEAP, SAT and ACT’s.

When it comes to Waterford's city and public Services you will find a community that is always striving to be better and to take care of it's residents, Waterford has 48 Sworn Full-Time Police Officers, 57 Full-Time Firefighters, 27 Volunteer Firefighters and 148 other Full-Time township employees.


The average day to day utilities used by Waterford residents are offered by DTE Energy (Electric), Consumers Energy (Natural Gas), Waterford Township Department of Public Works (Wastewater System) and AT&T/Comcast (Cable).

. There are approximately 2.5 persons per household.

Waterford Historical Park


Here is a little history about Waterford Michigan.

Also Waterford has a nice little historical park with restored building from years gone by.  Before European settlers came to Waterford in the 18th and 19thcentury, the area was inhabited by many different Indian tribes, such as the Ottawa’s, Ojibwas, Huron’s, Pottawatomie’s, etc. During the French and Iroquois Wars, the Iroquois expanded their tribes westward and maintained a temporary presence in the area. However, by the time the white settlers traveled into the area that is now known as Waterford, there were only but a couple Native Americans Living in that area.


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Lewis Cass was the third governor of Michigan Territory, he established the boundaries of Oakland County in 1819. Waterford Township was organized in 1834. In 1819 Oliver Williams and his family established the very first farm settlement out in the country, on the banks of Silver Lake. Within that year, Oliver’s brother-in-law, Alpheus William settled at the site on the present Waterford Village. The first house of Waterford Village was built by Alpheus Williams on the north bank of Clinton River. Williams also built the first dam where the Clinton River crossed the Saginaw Trail.


I hope this give you a little insight into our community if you are moving to Waterford or moving to Oakland County.  If you have questions about Waterford, moving to Michigan, or any of the surrounding communities feel free to call me or email me.  My contact information is or cell is (248) 310-6239.


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