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Central oakland

Community Profile

Auburn Hills

City of Auburn Hills 1827 North Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 370-9400 • www.auburnhills.org

Clarkston & Independence Township Population: 24,360 Income: $63,000

Auburn Hills sparkles with industrial and commercial growth. Favorable zoning, available land, innovative planning and Oakland University have led to a concentration of hi-tech businesses here. Auburn Hills is also a community of friendly neighborhoods and schools from the Avondale, Lake Orion Community, Pontiac and Rochester Community School systems. Residential areas reflect a diversity of old and new construction. Recreational opportunities include a fabulous collection of city parks, Fieldstone Golf Club, part of the Clinton River hiking/biking trail and the E. Dale Fisk Hawk Woods Nature Preserve.

Springfield Township Charter Township of Springfield 12000 Davisburg Road, Davisburg 48350 (248) 846-6500 • www.springfield-twp.us

Population: 14,703 Income: $90,000

Springfield Township promotes the natural resources of the community throughpolicies of conservation and preservation. Springfield Township has open acreage to support horse farms and garden farms. With development creeping out of nearby communities shopping, entertainment and restaurants are at Springfield’s doorstep. Residents are just minutes away from their jobs in the high-tech I-75 corridor. Springfield Oaks County Park, Indian Springs Metropark and six Township parks and swimming beech satisfy the recreational needs of residents.

City of the Village of Clarkston 375 Depot, Clarkston 48346 (248) 625-1559 • villageofclarkston.org Population: 928 Income: $72,000

Charter Township of Independence 6483 Waldon Center Dr,. Clarkston 48346 (248) 625-5111 • www.indtwp.com Population: 36,686 Income: $92,000

Clarkston is primarily made up of single-family residences. Some are very old while others are recent construction. The city’s small size allows you to walk to the store, to church or to one of the restaurants on Main Street. Residents have a sense of pride about their community and newcomers are welcomed by all. Christmas is a particularly fun time in the downtown shopping district and the surrounding homes take full advantage by decorating to the max! Attractive natural features along with strategic location have attracted a stream of new residents and businesses to Independence Township. A mix of country estates and walkable subdivisions provide a unique living experience. For leisure residents can ski the Pine Knob Ski Resort, catch a show at DTE Energy Music Theatre, golf at world class courses or enjoy thousands of acres of nearby parkland. Clarkston Community, Lake Orion and Waterford Public Schools serve Clarkston and Independence Township residents.

Lake Orion & Orion Township Village of Lake Orion 21 E. Church St., Lake Orion 48362 (248) 693-8391 www.lakeorion.org Population: 2,876 Income: $80,000

Orion Township 2525 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion 48360 (248) 391-0304 www.oriontownship.org Population: 35,330 Income: $94,000

The Village early years was as a summer resort with cottages clustered around the lake. After WW II these small summer dwellings were converted to year-round homes. The modest homes have now given way to significantly larger homes with modern amenities upscale homeowners desire. The Village has 5 parks with swimming beaches on the lake. Its downtown shopping area has a pleasing choice of restaurants, boutiques and specialty shops The Paint Creek and Polly Ann Trails run through the community. Children attend the Lake Orion Community Schools. Orion Township is growing! With new affordable and higher end homes, commercial and industrial investment and large box retailers Orion Township offers a dynamic community for everyone to consider. Orion Township boasts more than 4,200 acres of parks and open spaces with many receiving major upgrades and improvements. There are numerous camping and recreational opportunities, over 42 lakes and miles of safety paths and trailways. It is also home to the famous Indianwood Country Club. Orion Township is also a leader in economic development in Oakland County with low property taxes and a business friendly environment. 39