Deer Lake - Independence Twp


20Listings$55K-$2.1M$10.2MTotal Value
Deer Lake - Independence Twp, Michigan

Located in Michigan, Deer Lake - Independence Twp real estate is a top twenty market in the state for lake homes and lake lots.

The typical average list prices of Deer Lake - Independence Twp homes for sale is $568,000. On average, there are 30 lake homes for sale on Deer Lake - Independence Twp, and 10 lake lots and parcels.

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(248) 625-3731
6060 Maybee Road
Village of Clarkston, MI 48346
Pine Knob Golf & Banquet Facilities
(248) 625-0700
5580 Waldon Road
Clarkston, MI 48348
(248) 922-0300
9085 Big Lake Road
Village of Clarkston, MI 48346
(248) 625-0877
9501 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, MI 48348
  • Counties: Oakland County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, White Crappie
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Interesting facts: There is an underwater shelf that projects out into the lake from the beach area, or the east end of the lake. Deer Lake's water depth can change from three feet to 30 feet in one step.
  • Known for: Deer Lake is considered an "all-sports" lake, meaning any type of boat is permitted on the lake ranging from: speed boats, jet boats, ski boats, sail boats, kayaks, or any boat with a motor of any size, jet skis, and personal watercraft.
  • History: The Deer Lake Inn Hotel was a summer resort for vacationers from Detroit and Lansing. The resort was easily accessed by four trains a day during the summer months from the 1890s to the 1940s and was located on Deer Lake near the Clarkston depot. It featured boating, fishing, sailing, sunbathing and tennis.
  • Landmarks: In 1851, the Detroit, Grand Haven and Milwaukee Railway came through Independence Township and a train depot was built in Clarkston, MI. Since 1962, the depot has been used as a theater by the Clarkston Village Players, a local community theater organization.
  • Other notes: Deer Lake is one of the first lakes the Clinton River flows through, and the first lake in Independence Township, after the river rises in Springfield Township and flows along the main branch along the Clinton River.
(248) 858-3000
44405 Woodward Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48341
Detroit Metropolitan Airport
9000 Middlebelt Road, Detroit, MI 48242
42 miles away
Oakland County International Airport
6500 Patterson Pkwy, Waterford Twp, MI 48327
6 miles away
About Deer Lake - Independence Twp
Oakland County, Michigan

Located in Independence Township, Deer Lake is only a 45-mile drive to the heart of Detroit and is close to all necessities. The Oakland County International Airport is only seven miles away, and the McLaren Clarkston Emergency Department is only four miles away. To shop for groceries and snacks, residents enjoy going to Neiman’s Family Market, Kroger, and Lakeview Food Basket.

Life on the Water

Spanning 137 acres, Deer Lake has a maximum depth of 63 feet and is the perfect lake for all water sports. The lake contains a beautiful public beach with designated swimming areas and trained lifeguards and even offers swimming lessons! Deer Lake is also ideal for fishing. Here, resident anglers can launch off from the private boat landing on the beach and reel in bluegill, largemouth bass, and northern pike.

Fun in Nearby Clarkston

Clarkston is located only a mile from Deer Lake and offers something for the whole family to enjoy! For nature lovers, Depot Park and Renee Przybylski Memorial Park contain playgrounds and beautiful walking trails. Named the nation’s most attended amphitheater for 21 years by Amusement Business/Billboard, the DTE Energy Music Theater provides the opportunity to catch a great concert. The town offers many family-oriented parades throughout the year, including the Memorial Day Parade, the City of Clarkston Fourth of July parade, and the Clarkston Labor Day Parade. Also be on the lookout for the annual Taste of Clarkston, which features 50 food vendors, and the Holiday Market, which boasts 40 vendors and holiday activities. In the summertime, make sure to visit the Food Truck Rally, which includes 16 food trucks, live music, children’s activities, and a beer tent with local brews.

Visit Detroit

Detroit offers the perfect opportunity for an adventurous day trip. Nicknamed the “Motor City” due to its ties to the auto industry, Detroit is home to enriching museums and fun attractions. Near Downtown, the neoclassical Detroit Institute of Arts features the Detroit Industry Murals painted by Diego Rivera. The Henry Ford Museum provides a unique opportunity to view exhibits and listen to stories about America’s tradition of ingenuity, resourcefulness, and innovation. Detroit is also home to the famous Rosa Parks Bus and JFK’s limo. Named the Best Riverwalk in the Country in 2021, the Detroit International RiverWalk offers beautiful sights and a relaxing experience for the whole family to enjoy. The riverwalk grants views of Canada, the Ambassador Bridge, and the GM Renaissance Center. This is a must-see!

Relax on the Beach and Enjoy Local Community

Deer Lake offers the slow yet adventurous lake life that you have always wanted. Here, you can relax by the waters and participate in engaging local events, making this lake the perfect home for anyone who loves taking it easy and finding community!