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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.


Coulter: County Aggressively Used Federal Funds in 2020

Oakland County is utilizing all its $219 million received in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding in support of its pandemic response this year. This...

Oakland County Installs 10 Extreme Temperature Freezers in Anticipation of Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

The Oakland County Health Division has received and installed 10 medical-grade laboratory freezers which are equipped to handle extreme temperatures in anticipation of receiving its first allotments of the...

Oakland County Nonprofit Seeks Help to Set Guinness World Record

It’s a Guinness World Record attempt two years and one global pandemic in the making. The Michigan Accelerate Computer Science (MACS) collaborative is spearheading a bid to set the...

Take It Outside: Platform Tennis Offered at Waterford Oaks Park

A sport that’s more than 100 years old is getting renewed attention as people look for more options to get out of the house.Platform tennis is the only racquet...

Oakland County Announces New Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Locations

Oakland County has opened new drive-thru COVID-19 testing locations to provide shelter from winter weather. The new locations are in the communities of Holly, Rochester, Southfield and Pontiac. The new...

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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...

Featured Video: Oakland County Health Division – Handwashing

The most important thing to prevent illness is washing 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: 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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