Community Building

A home, place of business, lifestyle … whatever you’re seeking, chances are you’ll find it in one of Oakland County’s many distinctive communities. Ranging from rural and traditional to modern and urban, Oakland County has the perfect fit for every income, lifestyle and taste.

More than one million residents enjoy the quality-of-life advantages available in Oakland County, including 1,400+ fresh-water lakes, 76 public and private golf courses, 88,000 acres of park land, miles of trails and pathways for hiking, biking and horseback riding and more. Diverse shopping, entertainment and restaurant destinations are among the many advantages the county has to offer.

Whether you’re looking for a place to call home, raise a family, work or spend leisure time, there’s a community with your name in Oakland County.


All Hands on Deck

The Oakland County Health Division has been tracking the spread of COVID-19 since it appeared in Wuhan, China, late last year. From those early efforts to opening a donation center...

Townhalls Yield Questions from Residents

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oakland County Executive David Coulter has been conducting townhalls via telephone with residents. These events have provided opportunities for people to ask questions and...

Looking For Quality of Life? Look No Further Than Oakland County

Whether they come for the schools, the sense of community or the job opportunities, Oakland County often becomes a lifelong home for its residents. For David Ross, the diverse cultures...

Happy (Trails) in Orion Township

Paul Yauk tells a story about a Mick Jagger sighting on a trail in Orion Township a few decades ago. As the Department of Natural Resources state trails coordinator explains,...

Coulter Outlines Ambitious ‘Oakland Together’ Plan

Oakland County Executive David Coulter set a collaborative tone and ambitious agenda to expand health care for county residents, ensure adults complete needed education and job certifications, move a...

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Next Step Studio and Gallery

Next Step Studio and Gallery is owned and operated by ceramicist Kaiser Suidan. Conveniently located in Ferndale, Next Step is a functioning Art Gallery featuring works by local and...

Older Persons Commission, Rochester

Check out the Older Persons Commission in Rochester, where a multitude of dynamic programs are available — all under one roof.

Featured Video: Leader Dogs for the Blind

Founded by Lions Club members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind has successfully trained more than 15,000 guide dog teams from countries all over the world. Their mission is to...

Featured Video: Welcome to the New

The new, designed for you from the ground up to be used wherever you are. Content is presented in 3 simple choices: Our most Popular Links, County Departments...

Featured Video: Jewish Community Center

The Jewish Community Center (JCC) in West Bloomfield is the largest and most comprehensive of all of the 250+ Jewish community centers located throughout the country. The JCC is...

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