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.


Growing a Farm

Chelsea O'Brien is a longtime educator. She’s also a parent. When she and her family moved to Clarkston seven years ago, she would pass an old horse farm each day...

Open Arms: Oakland County Services Focus on Streamlining Development Process

As a Michigan leader for economic and population growth, Oakland County’s continuing success is built on the simple concept of making it easy for businesses to open, relocate and...

Variety Children’s Charity: Taking Care of Children

Before she became a staff member at Variety Detroit, Michelle Murphy was a parent who turned to the nonprofit for help. Variety – the Children's Charity Detroit is part of...

International Influence: Expats Make Themselves at Home in Oakland County

When Fatima Koenig learned that her husband was being transferred to Oakland County, she had to run for a map. Her husband, Thomas Koenig, was assigned in 2012 as CFO...

A First Look at Royal Oak’s Soon-to-Come Condado Tacos

By Timothy Hafke It's undoubtedly true that most metro Detroiters are wishing for spring. Warmer weather would be a swell alternative to the current frigid temperatures, icy roads, and gray skies bringing everyday...

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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.

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...

Featured Video: Rochester

Rochester, Michigan is a friendly community with a charming small-town vibe. It is a perfect place to raise a family or just to escape the hustle and bustle of...

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