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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.


Every Dog Needs Manners

If you’re ever near the corner of Green Lake and Commerce roads, keep an eye out for a very well-behaved pack of dogs. The Loyal K-9 training facility, which opened...

Aerobatic Teams Fill the Skies at OCIA Open House & Air Show

The Phillips 66 Aerostars will once again tear into the skies at 250 mph over the Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) Open House & Air Show in four Extra...

Clarkston Melody Maker Wins Scholarship

The joyful sound of music made possible by a Clarkston teen has echoed all the way to New York City. Emily Hermann, a recent Clarkston High School graduate who spearheaded...

Oakland County Fair Returns to Springfield Oaks County Park July 5-14

Make plans for one of the highlights of the summer — the Oakland County Fair, coming to Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg July 5-14. This year, the fair will...

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...

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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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