The progression of the White Lake Area from a tribal region to the burgeoning hub of industry and commerce that it is today was a natural one. The natural, unspoiled beauty of White Lake, lent itself to a new type of industry: Tourism. Steamships frequently brought passengers from Chicago to White Lake to camp and enjoy its pristine waters, superb fishing, and fabulous beaches. Resorts began to emerge along White Lake’s shores; thousands of people from nearby metropolitan areas traveled to White Lake by boat or train to spend a summer away from the hectic pace of a rapidly developing city.


Today, the White Lake region is home to two industrial parks, and produces everything from machinery to plastic plant tags. The White Lake Area continues to develop as a prime vacation spot and an industrial leader, and is looking forward to a future as promising and dynamic as its past.


White Lake Township provides some of the very best summer and winter recreational areas, with new and older homes blending for a delightful community with very little industry. Hills, lakes, farms and forests comprise White Lake's character, where large parcels are preserved as state recreation areas and a county park. Rural residential development and lake living is typical, and White Lake Township is the site of innovation. Oakland's major east-west corridor, M-59, crosses the Township where most of the area's commercial development has occurred.


White Lake is 37.17 square miles with 21 sparkling lakes. White Lake Township also accommodates 5 school districts, including Clarkston, Holly, Huron Valley, Walled Lake and Waterford. Buyers will appreciate the variety of homes available at affordable prices. There is truly something for everyone along the shores of White Lake.