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Orion Township Real Estate Statistics:
Total Listings - 69
Avg. Price - $486,746.96
Highest Price - $2,400,000
Lowest Price - $19,900

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Orion Township Real Estate Market

Combined, the Lake Orion and Orion Township real estate markets have a population of approximately 37,000 residents - although 90% of them live in Orion Township. In total there is about 37 square miles of land/water.

The Orion Township neighborhood has a lot to offer those wishing to spend more of their time outdoors. There are many beautiful and picturesque parks to explore including Bald Mountain State Recreation Area and Orion Oaks County Park with a total of 5,500+ acres of wooded areas, lakes, trails, playgrounds and plenty of activities. Being close to Auburn Hills and Rochester makes Lake Orion and Orion Township an attractive community for those seeking a family-friendly spot to call home that combines the beauty of nature with the convenience of the suburbs.

Orion Township Community Historical Facts

Dating back to 1824, the first settlers put their roots down in the Orion Township community by building a saw mill as well as an orchard to help build commerce in the area. Originally named Canandaigua based off of Canandaigua, New York where the settlers were from, the area grew into a major commerce center with taverns, shops and dams being constructed to help fuel the economy. Just six years after the founding of Canandaigua it was renamed as the Township of Orion.

Throughout the 1800’s trains and railroads provided a steady stream of commerce including a passenger line but this ceased to be in existence in 1931 when automobiles became the more popular mode of transportation – commercial railroad still thrived though. A similar fate happened to the Park Island Amusement Park which brought many metro Detroiters to the Orion Township neighborhood but because of the Great Depression followed by other economic factors, the amusement park was forced to close permanently in 1955.

Orion Township Neighborhood Demographics

 

• Population: 37,000
• 30% of the population over the age of 25 have a bachelor’s degree or higher
• Median age is 35
• Median Household Income is $72,000

 

Orion Township Neighborhood Amenities

Orion Township is a great place to raise a family with numerous neighborhood amenities. With its good schools and abundant outdoor space, families will find a lot to love about this Oakland County rural community. It’s home to two great parks: Bald Mountain State Recreation Area and Orion Oaks County Park where kids can swim in the lakes, skate or bike on the miles of path or play on the playgrounds. There are also plenty of nice picnic areas in the parks for those outdoor family events! Nearby is Auburn Hills for shopping and entertainment including a movie theater and aquarium at the Great Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall.

  • Bald Mountain State Recreation Area
    Filled with 4,600 acres of wilderness, this park is known for having some of the most rugged terrain in the state including very steep hills. For those looking to be outdoors but not be overly active, there are inland lakes, campgrounds, trout streams and miles of trails to enjoy.
  • Orion Oaks County Park
    Over 900 acres of beautiful park area welcomes visitors to Orion Oaks. There’s fishing on the community docks of the picturesque 90 acre Lake Sixteen, 10 miles of trails and a dog park.
  • Downtown Lake Orion
    The historic homes and Main Street area of downtown Lake Orion is very inviting. There are many family-friendly events throughout the year as well as neighborhood restaurants, shops and entertainment.

Orion Township Community Schools

The students in Orion Township and Lake Orion will attend the Lake Orion Community Schools which also serves a small portion of Oxford, Oakland and Independence Township. Lake Orion Community Schools are ranked near the top 10% of school districts in Michigan.

With over 7,500 students, the Lake Orion Community Schools has:

  • 7 Elementary Schools
  • 3 Middle Schools
  • 1 High School

Orion Township Neighborhood Amenities

Orion Township is a great place to raise a family with numerous neighborhood amenities. With its good schools and abundant outdoor space, families will find a lot to love about this Oakland County rural community. It’s home to two great parks: Bald Mountain State Recreation Area and Orion Oaks County Park where kids can swim in the lakes, skate or bike on the miles of path or play on the playgrounds. There are also plenty of nice picnic areas in the parks for those outdoor family events! Nearby is Auburn Hills for shopping and entertainment including a movie theater and aquarium at the Great Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall.

• Bald Mountain State Recreation Area – Filled with 4,600 acres of wilderness, this park is known for having some of the most rugged terrain in the state including very steep hills. For those looking to be outdoors but not be overly active, there are inland lakes, campgrounds, trout streams and miles of trails to enjoy.

• Orion Oaks County Park – Over 900 acres of beautiful park area welcomes visitors to Orion Oaks. There’s fishing on the community docks of the picturesque 90 acre Lake Sixteen, 10 miles of trails and a dog park.

• Downtown Lake Orion – The historic homes and Main Street area of downtown Lake Orion is very inviting. There are many family-friendly events throughout the year as well as neighborhood restaurants, shops and entertainment.

Orion Township – Where Living is a Vacation

Featuring great schools, local parks, community playgrounds and a fun downtown neighborhood, Orion Township and Lake Orion is a great place to call home and raise a family. The area continues to add new homes and businesses every year attracting more folks to the area. But it still maintains its small town charm with a historic look, beautiful lakes and modern amenities.

Its proximity to the Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills and Waterford neighborhoods helps make Orion Township a great place to live for those seeking a more rural feel or those interested in living on the water but is still close to many excellent suburban cities filled with businesses, shops, restaurants and entertainment options.

Orion Township Geographic Location

The Orion Township neighborhood is within 10 miles of:

  • The Palace of Auburn Hills – Home to the Detroit Pistons, the Palace of Auburn Hills has a seating capacity of over 24,000 and is also host to many major musical and community entertainment acts throughout the year.
  • Pine Knob Ski Resort – With 17 runs and 3 terrain parks, the Pine Knob Ski Resort in the nearby Clarkston neighborhood is an ideal spot to spend a winter day skiing or snowboarding whether you’re a beginner or expert skier.
  • DTE Music Theater – The DTE Music Theater has a capacity of over 15,000 and is an outdoor amphitheater that is popular in the neighborhood for summer time with great concerts and amazing musical acts bringing thousands out to the lawn.

Further out:

When you live in the Orion Township, Michigan real estate market, you’ll find that you’re close many great features that the northern metro Detroit and Oakland County suburbs have to offer.

  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport (Approx. 55 mins)
  • Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park Detroit Red Wings at the Joe Louis or Detroit Lions at Ford Field (Approx. 50 minutes)
  • Detroit Zoo (Approx. 30 minutes)
  • Flint, MI (Approx. 35 minutes)
  • Somerset Collection - Troy (Approx. 25 minutes)

Orion Township and Lake Orion Community Information:

  • Orion Township Offices
    2525 Joslyn Road
    Lake Orion, Michigan 48360
    Phone: (248) 391-0304
  • Lake Orion Police Department
    21 E Church St.
    Lake Orion, MI 48362
    Phone (non-emergency): (248) 693-8321
  • Lake Orion Fire Department
    2525 Joslyn Road
    Lake Orion, Michigan 48360
    Phone (non-emergency): (248) 693-9701
  • Orion Township Community Center
    1335 Joslyn Road
    Lake Orion, Michigan 48360
    Phone: (248) 391-0304
  • Lake Orion Community Schools
    315 N. Lapeer Street
    Lake Orion, MI 48362
    Phone: 248-693-5400

Orion Township Real Estate Agents

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