If you love living around water, welcome home.
Look at a map of and one thing will become abundantly clear—to live here is to love seclusion, the outdoors, and, most of all, the water. Roughly 45% of Orchard Lake Village is water, the vast majority of which comes from the village's namesake lake.
Surrounded on nearly every side by West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake Village is the definition of a tucked-away enclave. Housing, as you'd expect, is expensive, but you get exactly what you pay for—grand homes with diverse architecture and plenty of space to spread out.
Inland homes are opulent and priced anywhere from $350,000 to over $750,000. Many of these homes sit on acre-sized lots clustered in the northwestern neighborhoods of Sandy Beach and La Playa and the southern Orchard Lake Woodlands.
Waterfront homes take Orchard Lake's housing to another level. These massive estates often sit on multiple acres and include stunning water views, huge backyards, and private boat docks. These homes can fetch upwards of $2 million or more.
Orchard Lake Village is a community designed for those looking for refuge from the day-to-day bustle of city and suburban life. The population of just under 2,500 trends older, with 54% aged 45 years or older.
The community is affluent and well-educated. The median household income is approximately $160,000, and 60% of area residents hold a Bachelor's degree or higher.
One doesn't live in Orchard Lake Village to be close to it all or for an active nightlife, but it's not entirely devoid of commercial activity. The village has two small retail districts with all the creature comforts a resident could want.
The Crosswinds Mall commercial area along Orchard Lake Road is shared with West Bloomfield Township and includes the fantastic restaurant. If you're thinking about sushi, is sure to satisfy your craving. For dessert, don't miss .
In the north, before Orchard Lake Road passes into Keego Harbor, the Early Bird Cafe is breakfast heaven, and serves up excellent Mediterranean fare. This area also features a few quaint, locally-owned shops.
Orchard Lake Village's persona begins and ends with nature. This outdoor spirit includes the 50-acre , which has a public trail system. For the golfing set, has 18 holes of championship golf, tennis courts, and lake access.
Of course, Orchard Lake is all about the water—that includes the main Orchard Lake as well as Cass Lake to the north and Upper Straits Lake to the west. Boating, fishing, or taking a bike ride around the scenic shorelines are favorite pastimes.
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