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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.

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ChiUnionStation

Working on the Railroad

Located behind a nondescript storefront in Commerce Township, the Chi-Town Union Station is home to a secret world of railroad wonders. Not only does it house the world's largest O...

Oakland County Non-Discrimination Policy Bolsters Opportunity, Quality of Life

Oakland County Executive administration and the Board of Commissioners collaborated to adopt the county’s first comprehensive non-discrimination policy. Miscellaneous Resolution 19250, approved by the Board of Commissioners on November 20...

Ten ‘Wilder Side’ Sites for Outdoor Adventures in Oakland County

Oakland County has a diverse array of protected wildlands and hundreds of miles of trails, thanks first to the forces of nature, and then to the dedicated work of...

Celebrating the Season — the Old-Fashioned Way

Nothing symbolizes Christmas like a fragrant evergreen sparkling with ornaments, tinsel and lights. One Oakland County farm that invites families to choose and cut their own trees has been sharing...
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Ramping Up Retail

After being downsized several times, Heidi Paterson decided to go into business for herself. She started exploring confectionary recipes and soon found delicious success making toffee. After a few years...

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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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