Homes for sale in the 48382 and 48390 zip codes fall in the Township of Commerce, Walled Lake, and Wolverine Lake. Up until the last 35 years, Commerce Michigan was considered "Up North" to most residents because of all the lakes, rolling hills, and parks that surround the community.
The Township of Commerce is 40 miles southeast of Detroit, just a 45-minute drive. Commerce Township borders on West Bloomfield, White Lake, Milford, Walled Lake, the Village of Wolverine Lake, Novi, Highland, Lyon Township, and Wixom.
In 1998, the M-5 expressway brought new life to the Commerce Township real estate market. For many years, when one would mention Commerce to homebuyers, they would always reply back that it was too far from the expressways. Then in 1998 a new stretch of the M-5 expressway opened up to 14 Mile Road, on the border between Novi and Commerce Township. The expressway is known by some locals as the "Haggerty Connector," referring to the two-lane Haggerty Road which parallels M-5 a half mile to the east. This brought highway access within minutes of Commerce community residents. In addition, a few years ago the M-5 expressway was brought north to Pontiac Trail. Currently they are working on bringing it another mile north to Oakley Park Road.
Commerce Township Michigan is home to approximately 34,000 residents, according to the last census done in 2000. The name "Commerce" was given to the township in hopes of it becoming a trading center. Now the Commerce neighborhood is known as the "Lakes Area." Anywhere you decide to live in Commerce Township will put you within a mile or closer to one of the many lakes. Most of the lakes are all-sports, with a few smaller lakes that don't allow motorized watercraft. The most popular all-sports lakes are Union Lake, Commerce Lake, Lower Straits Lake, Middle Straits Lake, Lake Sherwood, Proud Lake, & Wolverine Lake.
A very unique attraction in the Township of Commerce neighborhood is the Long Family Orchard & Farm. The Long family has owned acres and acres of land in Commerce for many years. The Long Family Orchard & Farm is located off of Wise Road. You can pick your own fresh-grown strawberries, cherries, pumpkins, gourds and apples. Enjoy such treats as caramel apples or chocolate covered berries. Tours are offered on the weekends, and there is a petting farm for "kids" of all ages, and even a corn maze.
Although the Commerce Township housing market is home to eight parks, Commerce has its favorite, the Proud Lake State Recreation Area. Located on the beautiful and scenic Huron River, Proud Lake State Recreation Area offers more than 4,700 acres of fun and recreation for the entire family. From fishing in the summer to cross-country skiing in the winter, it's all-year fun at the neighborhood campgrounds.
Commerce - Everything for Everyone: Versatile is the best way to describe Commerce, Michigan. From golf courses, shooting ranges, fishing, hiking and boating, every sporting enthusiast will have their choice of places to go. Even the sports watcher has their choice of bars and restaurants. With grocery stores, big box stores, and local shops, when you're living or visiting Commerce, Michigan, you'll find family-friendly fun or simple peace and quiet all within the community.
The children in the Commerce Township community go to the nationally recognized Walled Lake Consolidated Schools. It has been designated as a National Exemplary School by the U.S. Department of Education. Most recently, Walled Lake Central was named as being within the top 5% schools in the nation. Northern Commerce Township students go to Huron Valley Schools.
There are: 13 Elementary Schools, 5 Middle Schools, and 3 High Schools
Commerce was settled in 1825 by a German immigrant who built a log cabin near the Huron River. In the 1840s it was replaced by a farmhouse which still stands today and is known as Byers Homestead.
For the majority of its history, Commerce has been mostly empty with some farms dotting the landscape. While not too far from Detroit, Commerce used to be a place to get away. Its small inland lakes and peaceful seclusion provided boaters and hunters alike a chance to escape the city and enjoy some time in the quiet cottages nestled amongst the wooded area.
It was only very recently that this area really started to build up. Most of the homes, especially in the northern part of the city, are newer and next to small cottages and cabins. As the population increased, high schools, shopping centers, and professional services also moved in.
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As a Metro Detroit suburb, you’re in an ideal location close to sports, theater, outdoor activities, and more!
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