6 biggest all sports lakes in West Bloomfield Michigan

Aerial view of Union Lake in West Bloomfield Michigan

Here is a list of large all sports lakes in West Bloomfield.  If you don’t know what an all sports lake in W Bloomfield is here is an explanation.  On an all sports lake you can have any type of boat, or personal watercraft.   You can have a speed boat, a jet ski, a fishing boat.  Any boat with a motor of any size.  You can have basically have anything on the lake so long as you stay within the laws on the lake.  You can also pull water skiers, wakeboarders, surfers, or tubers.  Living on an all sports lake allows many options for a lake home owner.

My goal as your real estate agent is helping you find which lake is the best lake in Oakland County for you and your family.  You may want to know how clean the lake is?  How busy is the lake?   How deep is the lake?  Is it a party lake?  So many times Oakland County lake home buyers get bad information or information from friends that is skewed toward that one person’s opinion.  It really pays to hear from a real estate agent that knows all the lakes.  That understands the pros and cons of each lake.  Having a lake real estate agent that will give you the information to make a smart decision.  That’s what my job is.

So here are some of my questions to you.  Do you get bored on a small lake?  Many people would love to live on a chain of lakes, but there is not a chain of lakes in West Bloomfield.  So your alternative is to look for some of the best lakes in West Bloomfield Michigan.  That way you have the room to zoom around in a power boat, or have room to sail.  Maybe for you it is all about being able to water ski, surf, or wake board without being on top of other boats.  Or maybe you want a longer pontoon ride…..you don’t want to be around the lake in fifteen minutes.   These may be all big concerns for you when buying a lake house in West Bloomfield.

Aerial view of Middle Straits Lake

I put these all sports lakes in order of size for your ease.  My goal here today is to give you a list of the best of  the large all sports lakes in West Bloomfield in Oakland County Michigan.  They are all beautiful lakes and have various sizes of waterfront homes.  You will see all ages, styles, elevations, and types of exteriors on the homes.  Below I have listed basic information about the 8 largest lakes in West Bloomfield.  Many home buyers love West Bloomfield homes because the township is centrally located, has good schools, shopping, low crime, and prestige.  If you have questions and looking for your dream lake home give me a call at (248) 310-6239.

1.) Cass Lake homes for sale in West Bloomfield

Cass Lake in Oakland County’s largest lake  at 1280 acres.  There is a state park on the lake.  You will find many luxury estate homes on the lake.  The lake lies in Waterford, Keego Harbor, and West Bloomfield.

Aerial view of Cass Lake in Oakland County MI

      • Cass Lake size                       1280 acres
      • All sports lake                        Yes
      • Wake restrictions                   Yes in some areas 
      • Deepest spot                          123 ft deep
      • Average Depth                       26 feet
      • Approx size                           .3 mile wide X 1 mile long
      • Public access                         Yes through Dodge Park
      • No# of parking spots              over 80 at public access
      • Public Beach                          unknown ( if you know email me
      • Marina on lake                       Ye
      • Shoreline                                Approx. 25 miles
      • Named                                   After early Michigan Governor Lewis Cass
      • Water Source                         Orchard Lake drains into Cass Lake
      • Cities the lake lies in                          Waterford, West Bloomfield, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake
      • School district for the lake                  Waterford, West Bloomfield
      • Streets around the lake are                  paved , private
      • City water                                            well, community, municipal
      • City sewer                                           sewer sanitary, sewer at street
      • Canals on Lake                                    yes
      • Lots over an acre on lake                     yes
      • Water-ski course                                   n/a
      • Condominiums                                     yes

Cass Lake in West Bloomfield

2.) Lake homes Union Lake

Union Lake Road lies to the east of Union Lake Road and about 4 miles north of M-5 express way.  Union Lake is a public all sports lake.  It has a sand bar where many people gather to talk and hang out.  There is also a restaurant on the lake called Matter of Taste.

What a view of Union Lake in West Bloomfield MI

  • All sports lake                      Yes
  • Private                                 No
  • Size                                      465 acres
  • Maximum Depth                   110 feet
  • Public Access                       Yes Off Union Lake Road
  • Public Beach                        No
  • Wake restrictions                 Unknown
  • Water Source                      Unknown
  • Cities the lake lies in                        Commerce, West Blommfield
  • School district for the lake               Walled lake , waterford
  • Streets around the lake are               Paved
  • City water                                         Municipal, well
  • City sewer                                         Sewer sanitary
  • Canals on Lake                                  no
  • Lots over an acre on lake                   no
  • Water-ski course                                 n/a
  • Condominiums                                   no
Union Lake West Bloomfield

Ice Fishing on Union Lake West Bloomfield Michigan

3.) Homes for sale on Pine Lake West Bloomfield

Pine Lake homes are not too far from Orchard Lake Rd.  Orchard Lake Road runs along one side of the lake.  You will find condos, and a good selection of luxury lake estate homes on this lake.

Pine Lake Oakland County Michigan

Pine Lake properties West Bloomfield

  • All sports lake                      Yes
  • Private                                  Yes
  • Size                                      395 acres
  • Maximum Depth                  90 feet
  • Public Access                       No
  • Public Beach                        No
  • Wake restrictions                 Unknown
  • Water Source                      Unknown
  • Cities the lake lies in                        West Bloomfield
  • School district for the lake               Bloomfield Hills
  • Streets around the lake are                Paved, 
  • City water                                          Well, municipal
  • City sewer                                         Septic, sewer sanitary
  • Canals on Lake                                  yes
  • Lots over an acre on lake                   yes
  • Water-ski course                                 n/a
  • Condominiums                                   yes

Another great view from a home on Pine Lake

4.) Upper Straits Lake Homes W Bloomfield

Upper Straits Lake is long lake that lies in both Orchard Lake and West Bloomfield.  You will find if you are shopping for lake homes that the prices per square foot will be higher than some of the surrounding lakes because of the prestige of the lake & the communities it lies in, good schools,  closeness to Telegraph & Orchard Lake Road, and because it is a private lake.

Homes for sale on Upper Straits Lake in West Bloomfield MI

  • All sports lake           Yes
  • Private Lake              Yes
  • Size                           323 Acres
  • Max Depth                96 ft
  • Public Access            No
  • Public beach              No
  • Wake restrictions      The speed limit is 55 mph though they prefer 40 mph.
  • Lake Association       Yes (see below) 
  • Water source             Spring fed and water runoff  
  • Cities the lake lies in                        West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, 
  • School district for the lake               West Bloomfield, Walled Lake
  • Streets around the lake are               Gravel, paved
  • City water                                         municipal,  well
  • City sewer                                         Sewer sanitary, septic
  • Canals on Lake                                  yes
  • Lots over an acre on lake                   yes
  • Water-ski course                                 n/a
  • Condominiums                                 no
Upper Straits Lake West Bloomfield Michigan

Houses on Upper Straits Lake West Bloomfield Michigan

5.) Homes on Walnut Lake in Oakland County 

Walnut Lake is one of West Bloomfield more exclusive lakes.  You will probably find more luxury lake estates on this lake, Cass Lake, and Upper Straits lake than any other lake in the township.  Some of this custom built luxury homes sit on larger parcels.  Some up to 2 or 3 acres.

Walnut Lake homes West Bloomfield MI

  • All sports lake                      Yes
  • Private                                 Yes
  • Size                                      232 acres
  • Maximum Depth                  101 ft 
  • Public Access                       No
  • Public Beach                        Association beachs
  • Wake restrictions                 Unknown but there are some 
  • Water Source                      Unknown
  • High-speed boating and water skiing hours.
  • Cities the lake lies in                        West Bloomfield
  • School district for the lake               Birmingham Bloomfield hills
  • Streets around the lake are               Paved
  • City water                                         Municipal 
  • City sewer                                         Sewer sanitary
  • Canals on Lake                                  yes
  • Lots over an acre on lake                   yes
  • Water-ski course                                 n/a
  • Condominiums                                   no

Everybody is enjoying the lake today

6.) Middle Straits Lake homes West Bloomfield

Why Middle Straits Lake?  Because it is not as expensive as some of the other West Bloomfield lakes yet it is still relatively close to freeways because it is not too far from M-5.  Upper Straits Lake and Union Lake homes usually have higher price per square foot than homes here.

Sunrise on Middle Straits Lake West Bloomfield MI

    • All sports lake                      Yes
    • Semi – Private                      Yes
    • Size                                    172 acres
    • Maximum Depth                   51 feet
    • Public Access                       Yes
    • Public Beach                        No
    • Wake restrictions                 Unknown
    • Lake Restrictions                  Unknown
    • Water Source                      Upper Straits Lake             

            

    Let’s go boating on Middle Straits Lake in West Bloomfield

    • Cities the lake lies in                       Commerce, West Bloomfield
    • School district for the lake               Walled lake
    • Streets around the lake are              Paved
    • City water                                       Well, municipal
    • City sewer                                       Sewer sanitary, septic
    • Canals on Lake                                yes
    • Lots over an acre on lake                 no
    • Water-ski course                             n/a
    • Condominiums                                no

This should give you a basic understanding of the eight big lakes in W Bloomfield.  There are many more lakes in West Bloomfield.  A large number of them are really just ponds.  If you just like the view of water and like the calming effect of water then you have a lot of options.  There are condos, cottages, and luxury estate homes to chose from.  I hope you enjoyed this article about the biggest and best lakes in W Bloomfield.  Sometimes buying a lake home in West Bloomfield can be very confusing.  Using a good lake real estate agent can take the stress and confusion about which lakes are the best.  So give me a call at 248-310-6239 or email me at yesmyrealtor@gmail.com    I will make your next move easier!  Russ Ravary your lakes area realtor  For more info on all the lakes in West Bloomfield visit any of my lake websites.

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If you have a job transfer and are Relocating to Michigan  you can visit my relocation site or click on one of the communities on the side to learn more about the area.   Maybe you would like a lake home in Oakland County?  Long Lake homes in Commerce could be an option for you.  Or maybe Williams Lake homes in Waterford MI may be good for you.    If you are not a boater or fishermen then the extra cost of a lake home may not be worth it.  You may not want the long drive if you work in Dearborn, downtown Detroit, or in Ann Arbor.  A home in Greenwood Oaks Sub in Novi MI may be a better option and less expensive for you.

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