Oakland County is proudly home to 62 cities, villages, and townships. Each of them brings a unique part to the great Michigan county we call home. By navigating the pages below, explore our most recent blog posts about activities in each of the featured communities and discover how to contact each city, village, and township in Oakland County.
Named after a pioneer settler of Michigan, Addison Township is a civil township in northeastern Oakland County. It surrounds the village of Leonard. From the yearly Leonard strawberry festival, to a beautiful and nearby park, Addison Oaks, Addison Township is a locale where folks can find excitement and activity year round.
Auburn Hills is a well-known and prosperous city in central Oakland County. Home to Oakland University, a great deal of outdoor parks, the Palace of Auburn Hills, and the Headquarters of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, this city is always active.
From its businesses along Woodward and unique downtown shopping and nightlife, to its quiet, cozy neighborhoods and nine community parks, Berkley has plenty to do. Family-friendly fun is everywhere, as well as party locales for adults; plan a trip to Berkley today!
Beverly Hills is a cozy village in Southfield Township, Oakland County. Home to over 10,000 residents, Beverly Hills has grown to become a miniature Michigan paradise with dozens of businesses, numerous schools and churches, and several parks and nature areas comprising its grounds.
Located in Southfield Township, Oakland County, Bingham Farms is a proud village with a rich history. The village is nicely nestled along a branch of the Rouge River, is surrounded by wildlife, and serves as an excellent place to live and flourish.
Full of classy shops and restaurants, folks looking for a good time should look no further than Birmingham. The downtown of this picturesque Oakland County city is fantastic, and its parks, schools, and many cultural locations are no different.
The first township to be established in Oakland County, Bloomfield Township has existed since 1827 and has surely grown with the times. Famous for its excellent public schools, the world-class Detroit Skating Club, and Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Township is a happy and active environment to live, work, and play in.
Constructed in the northern suburbs of Metro Detroit is the city of Bloomfield Hills. The city proudly values the traditional values of quiet residential properties, houses the wondrous Cranbrook Institute of Science and Art, and has plenty of things to do both inside and out.
Located near the great Groveland Oaks Oakland County Park, Brandon Township is a centrally located and close-knit community.
Clarkston’s downtown, which has been designated a National Historical Site, features a picturesque main street lined with unique shops, businesses and eateries, including the Clarkston Union and the Fed Community, which are both incredibly popular dining destinations for people all over Metro Detroit. Clarkston also holds a myriad of events throughout the year, including concerts in Depot Park, parades, festivals and an art fair. In addition, it’s home to Oakland County’s largest park: Independence Oaks.
Clawson is a little city with a huge heart! A lot goes on in Clawson; people are constantly walking, running, or biking around town or having a nice picnic in its large city park. In addition, they have concerts in the park during the summer, as well as a wonderful farmer’s market.
Commerce is an active township in western Oakland County. Throughout the year, it holds multiple festivals and events that are sure to entertain residents and visitors alike.
A northern suburb of Detroit, Farmington is a great city for families to live, work, and play. From its safe neighborhoods, distinct downtown, and bustling business atmosphere, to its notable outdoor winter ice rink and highly praised farmers’ markets, Farmington has it all.
Farmington Hills residents enjoy upscale amenities, quaint architecture and an ever-improving downtown. At the heart of Farmington sits the Civic Theatre, a vintage movie house that still is under operation. The city has a prominent farmers market, lovely parks like Glen Oaks, and a passionate community which puts on festivals throughout the year.
Once, Ferndale was a sleepy community but it’s become one of the most modern places in Oakland County. With great dining and shopping outlets combined with affordable housing, Ferndale has grown into a vibrant community located just a few moments away from Royal Oak and Detroit. Every year, the heart of the Woodward Dream Cruise is here as well!
Built in central Oakland County, Franklin is a historic village. From its well-kept parks and nature areas, to its old-school downtown and well-known cider mill, visitors to Franklin are sure to be pleased by its idyllic, vintage feel.
Groveland Township is a quiet and secluded community where the air is clean and the scenery is beautiful. On its grounds, Groveland Oaks sits, a destination for folks all across Oakland County to camp, swim, and play in the great outdoors.
Hazel Park is a smaller community full of active residents. A great deal of local organizations and events populate Hazel Park’s yearly calendar, drawing folks from across Oakland County to visit this rich Oakland County city.
Highland is a vibrant township in Oakland County. From its myriad of festivals and events throughout the year, to the well-kept Highland Oaks County Park, there’s a ton to do across the town.
Holly is a historic community that has grown into a charming town that offers visitors as well as residents great dining and shopping opportunities and a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities in its many lakeside parks. During the summer, Holly hosts a weekly car show and a splendid jubilee right off I-75: The Renaissance Festival.
Huntington Woods is a suburban city located in southeastern Oakland County. The city is home to a variety of clubs, organizations, and activities, in addition to being centrally located. The Detroit Zoo, Cranbrook Institute of Science, and multiple Oakland County parks are a short drive away!
Independence Township is a charter township in Oakland County. Home to a district library, the great Independence Oaks County Parks, and much more, visitors and residents alike adore this Oakland County area.
Keego Harbor is a city in Oakland County. Neighboring West Bloomfield, Keego Harbor lies along Cass Lake and is a part of an area of Oakland County renowned for its many lakes, ponds, and streams.
Lake Angelus is a city in north Oakland County. Known as Michigan’s smallest incorporated city, Lake Angelus is a small but safe city with a natural tranquility that draws visitors from all around the county.
Lake Orion and Orion Township are fantastic areas to spend time outdoors. Recreational activities include boating on the lake, swimming, hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, biking, baseball, and more! In addition, the Oakland County area hosts a pristine park, Orion Oaks, which contains a huge dog park.
Lathrup Village is a historic and scenic city in Oakland County. Home to a fresh farmers market, a few parks, and a developing downtown, Lathrup Village is a city on the rise full of fun and interesting events to enjoy.
Leonard is tiny village in Addison Township, Oakland County. Despite its size, Leonard’s community life is rich and active, perfectly maintaining their land and welcoming all visitors to come and join in their village’s fun! One of Oakland County’s parks, Addison Oaks, rests here along Adams Lake.
Placed in southwest Oakland County, Lyon Township is a charter township neighboring South Lyon and Novi. It is one of the quickest growing townships in Michigan, mostly attributed to its scenic rural setting, recreational amenities, and top-notch business climate.
An awesome suburb of Detroit, Madison Heights is another one of the best places to be in Oakland County. Located close to everything, from business locations to recreational areas, the city hosts the wonderful Red Oaks County Park, which includes a waterpark, a dog park, and a golf course!
Milford is a perfect small settlement; the village center serves as a commercial center for its residents and has a ton of charm. All over Milford are little shops and eateries that draw in visitors from across Oakland County. But the best feature of Milford is Central Park, a great venue near Mill Pond that allows residents and visitors alike to walk around and relax.
Northville is a bustling Oakland County city with a storied history. Residents and visitors alike adore its beautiful neighborhoods, always in action business locales, respected public schools, and plethora of recreational parks and areas.
Novi is a center for business and innovation in Oakland County. A variety of worldwide organizations conduct business here, but there’s also fun to be had for residents and visitors. The city holds art fairs in the summer, has a ton of swimming spots, and an awesome brewery.
Oak Park is a Metro Detroit suburb in southern Oakland County. Culturally diverse and financially stable, Oak Park’s residents pride themselves on their active community, safe neighborhoods, variety of businesses, and family-centered city.
A northern suburb of Detroit, Oakland Township is a charter township in Oakland County. Most of the area maintains a rural and wooded community feel and is one of the Michigan’s oldest townships.
Orchard Lake is a city in Oakland County that sits along glistening lakes. Those who live and visit here can enjoy a variety of lakes, ponds, and rivers via recreational activities like swimming, fishing, and boating, or by walking among the wildlife on one of the many trails throughout the community.
Ortonville is a cozy village in north Oakland County. Surrounded by Brandon Township, Ortonville has a vintage downtown, a scenic little river, little league fields, and even a skate park.
Oxford is a village in Oakland County completely surrounded by Oxford Charter Township. Its center provides residents and visitors with a variety of shops, restaurants, and taverns, in addition to multiple events and festivals across the seasons.
Pleasant Ridge is a suburban city in Oakland County. Famous for its well-built homes, wooded streets and walkways, and dedicated community, Pleasant Ridge is a splendid place to live and visit.
Pontiac is a rich, lively city on the upswing. Complete with a downtown full of unique restaurants, live music, and art galleries, your next Oakland County visit should be to this historic Michigan settlement.
Sitting in northwest Oakland County is Rose Township. This lovely place contains Rose Oaks County Park, several other community parks, at least 25 lakes, and a public library.
Rochester is a city situated on the north side of Oakland County. Founded in 1817, Rochester has grown to be a lovely city with a vibrant shopping district, a weekly farmers market, and plenty of entertainment to be found.
Royal Oak is a city built in the heart of Metro Detroit. Featuring a bustling downtown, a slew of business opportunities and commerce outlets, and Oakland County’s largest zoo, Royal Oak is a community where anyone from Oakland County can find something to do.
Rochester Hills is a city located in east central Oakland County. The city hosts a beautiful nature center, a variety of outdoor and indoor fun and excitement, and interesting events year-round.
Set in the southwest corner of Oakland County is the city of South Lyon, a city known for its parks, excellent schools, and myriad of annual festivals. Established as an agricultural center, South Lyon quickly evolved into a bubble of manufacturing, making it an ideal location for workers and businesses alike to settle and live.
Royal Oak Township is a charter township in Oakland County. This township developed well with the surrounding Oakland County and Detroit areas and has grown to be a rich and diverse piece of the county.
Southfield is one of Michigan’s premier business cities, but it’s also a great residential in Metro Detroit. From plenty of parks and recreation, including Catalpa Oaks, to great downtowns and education systems, Southfield is a wonderful Oakland County city.
Springfield Township is a rural charter township in Oakland County. Named for the countless springs in the area, Springfield is known for its scenic nature spaces and recreational opportunities. One of its most famous areas is Springfield Oaks, the area in which the Oakland County Fair is hosted every year.
Sylvan Lake is a small but beautiful city in Oakland County. Bordering Pontiac and a scenic lake, Sylvan Lake calls itself “The Prettiest Little City in the State of Michigan.”
Troy is a city where families, businesses, and everything else thrives. Every year, a vast amount of events, festivals, and activities take place in Troy, from runs along Big Beaver in the fall, to art bashes in the summer. One of Oakland County’s premier shopping locales, Somerset Collection, is also in Troy!
Located in the heart of Oakland County, Waterford is a charter township with a ton of things to do! Visitors can swim, slide, ride bikes, and run at Waterford Oaks, spend a lazy afternoon at Hess-Hathaway Park, or peruse many of the unique shops and restaurants that call Waterford home – and that’s just the beginning!
Walled Lake is a city in southern Commerce Township. Nowadays, Walled Lake is a vibrant and thriving lakeside community. While its residents and visitors still enjoy the area’s small town feeling, both understand the convenience of nearby, excellent dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities.
West Bloomfield Township is a charter township in Oakland County. The township houses its own public library, a beautiful group of parks, the famous TreeRunner West Bloomfield Adventure Park, and plenty more places to visit and things to do.
A part of Detroit’s metropolitan area, White Lake Township is a charter township in Oakland County. The residents of White Lake Township are proud of their safe neighborhoods, top tier schools, and vibrant business and community atmosphere.
Nestled next to Novi and Commerce, Wixom is a city in Oakland County with a bustling downtown. In Wixom, residents and visitors alike can enjoy nature at Lyon Oaks, attend concerts, eat a variety of delicious dishes, experience history, and shop for almost anything they desire!
Named after one of Michigan’s most famous animal inhabitants, Wolverine Lake is a village in Commerce Township. The village hosts a choice of events, from annual corn festivals to weekly activities on the lake. Wolverine Lake is community driven and welcoming to all!