Pontiac Lake in White Lake MI

If you are looking to buy a lake house on Pontiac Lake in White Lake MI then you probably want to know as much as you possibly can about the lake.  It is about 10 miles to I-75 (20 Minutes) or about the same distance and 15-20 minutes to M-5.  Would I say it is one of the easiest lakes to get to in Metro Detroit?  Absolutely not.  I would choose a lake house on Walled Lake if I was looking to easy access to highways.  Pontiac Lake in White Lake Michigan is what I would call an under developed lake.  I do not mean that there are lots of empty space and vacant lots on the lake.  What I mean is that most of the homes are smaller.  You are still going to find a lot of old lake cottages on small lots in the area.  The lake is not one that you are going to find large mega mansions on it.  Because there are so many little older cottages on the lake some buyers steer away from it.  Home buyers like to see the same updated brick subdivision style homes.  They want to see many nice lake properties in a row.  It is not that way on Pontiac Lake in White Lake Township.   Are you looking for a great lake house or maybe just a weekend get away?  Join my VIP Lake club and get the best lake deals emailed to you!

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Just an example of Pontiac Lake Real estate in White Lake MI

Just an example of Pontiac Lake Real estate in White Lake MI

So let’s talk about the lake itself.  About fifty percent of the lake frontage is owned by the state and will never be developed.  Pontiac State Park is on the east and north side of the lake.  There are several public launch sites on the lake so you can put a boat on to ski or fish on.   There are also several marinas where you can rent slips.  There is no restaurant on the lake that you can pull up your boat to and eat.  Though there is a Chinese restaurant at the corner of Williams Lake Road and M-59 that sits on the lake.  There are about 17 small islands on the lake.  That is one thing I like as a boater.  I never want to go round and round in a circle on a lake.  I like different views.  Pontiac Lake has lots of little bays, islands, and canals to go up, down and around.  It makes for a great pontoon ride.  Of course you never know where that big bass is hiding either.

It is a public all sports lake that is about 612 acres in size.  The deepest spot in the lake is 34 feet deep and on the average it is only about 8 to 10 feet deep on the average.  It is not a deep lake, but there are quite a few Oakland County lakes that are like that.  Pontiac Lake is part of the Huron River watershed and the water flows from lake to Oxbow Lake.  You cannot get a boat from Pontiac Lake to Oxbow Lake because of M-59.  There are the normal fish on the lake.  They include Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Perch, Walleye, Catfish Channel, Bull Head,  and some rock bass.  It is a decent fishing lake and you will see ice shanties out there in the winter too.

All sports Pontiac Lake in White Lake Township MI

All sports Pontiac Lake in White Lake Township MI

So what type of Oakland County waterfront homes will you find on the lake?  In the past year 8 lake houses sold on the lake.  The littlest one sold for $96,000 and it was a 1100 square foot cottage/home that had 2 bedrooms and 1 bath.  The highest price home sold for $432,000 and was 2704 square feet in size, had 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.  That is the highest price home that sold on the lake in the last 5 years.  The next highest price home was $340,000.  So you are not going to find big luxury homes on the lake.  You are going to find that most of the lake homes are in the 700- 1500 square foot range.  I believe over time it will be like so many other Metro Detroit lakes and people will come in and tear down the little homes and build new ones.  One added plus to the lake is that is does have a sewer system.  That always helps the lake quality as the sewage is not running into the lake.

Here are the three lakefront houses for sale on Pontiac Lake in White Lake Township.

9474 THANES Boulevard, White Lake Twp 48386-1572
MLS#: 214089503 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 08/27/14 Price: $189,900
County: Oakland Area: 02121 Sqft: 800 Acreage: 0.16
School D: Waterford Beds: 2 Yr Built: 1947 Grg Size: No Garage
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 1.0 Bsmt: Yes Fireplace: No
Style:  Ranch Sum Tx: $1,537 Win Tx: $1,121 Pool: No

9384 BUCKINGHAM Street, White Lake Twp 48386-1521
MLS#: 213202556 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 12/09/13 Price: $224,500
County: Oakland Area: 02121 Sqft: 2,033 Acreage: 0.5
School D: Waterford Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1938 Grg Size: 2 Car
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 3.0 Bsmt: Yes Fireplace: No
Style:  Colonial Sum Tx: $2,135 Win Tx: $1,474 Pool: No

9291 CAMELOT Street, White Lake Twp 48386-1531
MLS#: 214086764 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 08/20/14 Price: $334,000
County: Oakland Area: 02121 Sqft: 1,920 Acreage: 0.39
School D: Huron Valley Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1952 Grg Size: 1 Car
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.0 Bsmt: No Fireplace: Yes
Style:  Colonial Sum Tx: $3,036 Win Tx: $699 Pool: No

Here are two links about lakes in the area.   Lotus Lake – Maceday Lake Waterford MI is just a mile up the street and is another good sized lake.  They are just a little smaller than Pontiac Lake – Oakland County MI all sports lakes



Pontiac Lake

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