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Located within Independence Township, the Clarkston real estate market also has the Pine Knob Ski Resort for those looking for a great wintertime location for skiing and snowboarding, as well as public parks nearby for those who want miles of trails, acres of wooded area, lakes, neighborhood playgrounds, picnics, and much more for those outdoor enthusiasts.
The Village of Clarkston is small with a population of just under 1,000, but the community is still famous for its entertainment and dining options. Home to some local hot spots and restaurants, Clarkston’s historic downtown area is a great place to meet up with friends on the weekends or to take in one of the many events.
Clarkston is a great place to call home whether raising a family or just looking to live on real estate a little outside of the city. With its charming downtown area and proximity to parks, residents have plenty to enjoy when they call Clarkston home. Being close to major roads and freeways makes Clarkston perfect for those who work in the city or one of Detroit’s suburbs.
The excellent schools mean parents of students will know that their child is receiving a great education. Living near the Detroit Zoo, the Palace of Auburn Hills, DTE Music Theater, and Rochester adds a lot of charm, culture, and activities for those who want the small town feel but still have the same luxuries of living near the suburbs. The natural beauty and waterways help make Clarkston a great place to call home.
Clarkston Geographical Location
When you live in Clarkston, you’ll be within 10 miles of:
- The Great Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall - The only indoor outlet mall in Michigan, Great Lakes Crossing is filled with nearly 200 specialty stores, restaurants, a movie theater, and even an aquarium. This mall is perfect for a quick shopping trip or an entertaining weekend afternoon with the family.
- Independence Oaks County Park - With its 1,300 acres of community park area and having recently been named Top 10 best family-friendly places to hike, people love spending time at Independence Oaks County Park. Whether they’re out for a morning jog or spending an entire day outdoors with the family by the lake, this park has a lot to offer the outdoor enthusiast.
- Ashton Orchards - For great fall produce, delicious cider, and fresh donuts, Clarkston and the surrounding communities love heading to Ashton Orchards in the cooler autumn months.
When you live in the Clarkston, Michigan housing market, you’ll be near many cool spots in the northern Metro Detroit neighborhood and still close to lots of features throughout the community.
- Detroit Metropolitan Airport - 55 mins away
- Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, Detroit Red Wings at the Joe Louis, or Detroit Lions at Ford Field - 40 minutes away
- Downtown Birmingham - 25 minutes away
- Oakland University Rochester Hills - 20 minutes away
- Detroit Zoo - 30 minutes away
- Flint, MI - 25 minutes away
Clarkston Historical Facts
Clarkston’s history dates back to 1823, when residents in nearby Waterford bought property in the community. It wasn’t until almost ten years later that things really started happening for Clarkston, though. A man named Jeremiah Clark put down roots in the late 1830s and was soon met by his brother, who built a home there. This home still exists!
Jeremiah Clark and his brother, Nelson, started a fish hatchery, opened a general store, and planted the first apple trees. People from New York and New Jersey started coming to this area and, in 1842, they voted to name the community after these two brothers.
In 1980 Clarkston was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and in 1992 the residents voted to incorporate the village into a city, which is how it gets the name "The City of the Village of Clarkston."
- Population: 900
- Median Age: 49
- Median Household Income: $216,639
- 53% of the population over the age of 25 have a bachelor's degree or higher
Clarkston School Information
The Clarkston community had the honor of recently being named as one of Forbes Magazine’s Top Suburbs to Live. With its small town feel, historic downtown area, and beautiful natural settings, Clarkston is a great place to call home and raise a family. There are plenty of outdoor activities all year round, including nearby parks in the warmer months and Pine Knob Ski Resort in the winter.
Clarkston Community Schools have a solid reputation for their challenging curriculum, with two national Blue Ribbon schools and six others having earned Michigan Exemplary Blue Ribbon school status.
To accommodate the almost 8,000 students in the neighborhood, Clarkston Community Schools has:
- 7 Elementary Schools
- 2 Middle Schools
- 1 High School
Clarkston Neighborhood Highlights
- DTE Music Theater - Featuring some incredible acts and a beautiful outdoor amphitheater setting, the DTE Music Theater brings in people from all over Southeast Michigan to check out concerts, comedians, and other shows. It’s a great place to spend a summer evening enjoying music under the stars.
- Pine Knob Ski Resort - With 17 runs and 3 terrain parks, Pine Knob is a great spot near the community to spend a winter day skiing and snowboarding. Whether you’re just learning how to carve or you’re already an expert, Pine Knob has a run for you.
- Downtown Clarkson - The charming and historic Downtown Clarkston area is perfect for those looking to get in a little shopping, enjoy the atmosphere, attend an event, or grab dinner at a Clarkston staple. With activities and events all year round, there’s always something to do in Downtown Clarkston close to home.
Clarkston City Information
Clarkston Municipal Office
Clarkston, MI 48346
Phone: (248) 625-1559
Oakland County Sheriff's Office
6560 Citation Drive
Independence Township, MI 48346
Phone (non-emergency): (248) 620-4970
Independence Township Fire Department
6500 Citation Drive
Clarkston, MI 48346
Phone (non-emergency): (248) 625-1924
Clarkston Community Schools
6389 Clarkston Road
Clarkston, MI 48346
Phone: (248) 623-5400
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