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.

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Elena Victoria Swingler

Sewing Confidence

Metro Detroit students are learning a traditional home economics skill — sewing — in a fresh, modern way, thanks to fashion designer and sewing teacher Elena Victoria Swingler, a...
Brookwood Fruit Farm

Enjoy Abundant Apple Crop at the Oakland County Farmers Market

Nothing says fall like a fresh, crisp apple and the Oakland County Farmers Market expects a spectacular apple season. Farmer Richard Wolfe from Wolfe Farms in Tipton said there will...

Holly’s Venerable Union Depot Train Station Competes for $2 Million in National Contest

The Village of Holly and its Union Depot are vying for a share of $2 million to help rehabilitate and transform the building into a welcome center touting Holly’s...

Developing Talent: Pontiac Grads, Residents Get Construction Training

Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County has partnered with Oakland University and other local partners to launch the Talent Development Coalition (TDC). Comprised of more than 25 collaborating organizations across...

School’s in Session, But the Fun Continues at Oakland County Parks and Recreation

Back-to-school time may usher in the unofficial start of autumn, but there is still plenty to see and do at Oakland County Parks and Recreation. Head out for 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...
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Older Persons Commission, Rochester

Check out the Older Persons Commission in Rochester, where a multitude of dynamic programs are available — all under one roof.
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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...
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Featured Video: Welcome to the New OakGov.com

The new OakGov.com, 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...
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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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