Clarkston Homes for Sale and Real Estate

Area Description

Quaint, historic and affluent, Clarkston epitomizes Oakland County's "city in the country" ethos. Historic and newer high-end homes connect the village to the more-rural Independence Township. Populated by well-educated professionals and families, the city is relaxed and style-conscious, appealing to residents as a great place to raise a family while working in high-paying automotive sector and other executive-level careers. The community is served by the top-notch Clarkston Community Schools, including highly-ranked Clarkston High School.

Area Highlights

The Neighbors

Educated professionals, families with young children, conservative-leaning, lake lovers, homebodies, independent small businesses.


Competitive market with higher-end price points. Oakland County has some of the highest median sale price values in Michigan. Buyers can choose from historic downtown village feel, upscale modern and transitional neighborhoods in a natural setting, or traditional subdivision homes.


Lake living, suburban with a community feel, affluent but informal, a "city in the country." Some homes have quintessential classic charm and character; other subdivisions have a more modern design and feel. Still many wooded and natural areas.

You'll Love

The lakes, the trees, the parks, historic downtown Clarkston, the schools, easy access to I-75, exciting independent local retail, walkable village, restaurants and bars, community feel.

Perfect For

Raising a family, commuting, getting away from it all, enjoying nature, boating, remarkable homes, historic and charming village living.

Around the Area

Clarkston was settled by farmers in the 1830s, and the core part of the town is on the National Register of Historic Places. Today the downtown district offers shops, restaurants and bed and breakfasts. Community events include a weekly farmers' market, an annual fall arts festival, a Holiday Lights Parade and concerts in the park.

Area attractions include the Pine Knob ski hill and DTE Energy Music Theatre. Parkland nearby includes Indian Springs Metropark, Independence Oaks County Park and Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area, all of which feature access to forests, hiking and biking trails, lakes and streams, wetlands and nature interpretive opportunities. The area is also home to Shepherd's Hollow Golf Club.

A chain of lakes in the Upper Clinton Watershed offers unique paddling opportunities, and the all-sports Deer Lake features a public beach. Many large tracts of natural areas in the community are being preserved with conservation easements with local land conservancies in an effort to maintain the rural and natural character of the community.



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