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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.


County to Distribute 10,000 Toolkits to Give Small Businesses Head Start on Safe Re-Boot and Build Consumer Confidence

Oakland County will distribute 10,000 COVID-19 safety toolkits which include face masks, no-touch thermometers, gloves and sanitizer to give small businesses essential materials for reopening and customers confidence they...

Oakland County Announces First COVID-19 Place-Based Health Clinic at Carriage Circle Apartments

Oakland County, McLaren Oakland hospital and the Pontiac Housing Commission will go on the road to offer free COVID-19 tests and other health services to residents of Carriage Circle...

Land of the Free Because of the Brave

Each year, Americans pause to remember and honor the men and women who have died while serving in the military. First established as Decoration Day after the Civil War,...

Oakland County Michigan Works! Launches Virtual Workshops for Those Impacted by COVID-19 and Preparing for a Job Search

Oakland County Michigan Works! is launching a series of virtual workshops for people who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and are interested in exploring new career opportunities.The...
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Coulter: More Than 3,500 Oakland County Small Businesses Helped As Nearly $14 Million In Stabilization Grants Awarded

More than 3,500 small businesses seriously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will receive grants averaging nearly $4,000 from Oakland County’s $14 million small business stabilization fund, County Executive David...

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Featured Video: Oakland County Health Division – Handwashing

The most important thing to prevent illness is wash your hands thoroughly and often. Follow these six easy steps. Visit for more information.

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...

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