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If you are planning to buy townhouses for sale, then Commerce Township is an ideal place. Commerce Township is a 45-minute drive from Detroit. Most of its residents call it “Up North.” This is because the community is surrounded by parks, rolling hills, and lakes.

That makes it a wonderful place to find a home. The community includes the towns of Wixom, Highland, Novi, and Wolverine Lake. It also borders Walled Lake, Milford, White Lake, and West Bloomfield. Here, you can find many new houses for sale.

Decades ago, Commerce Township was considered quite far off the beaten track. Today, thanks to the M-5 expressway, people are now discovering the township and all it has to offer.

Many people have now moved to Commerce Township compared to its neighboring communities. This is mainly due to Commerce’s affordable housing costs and its fair taxes. The town also offers a mix of rural and suburban feel that appeals to many buyers.

The area was once secluded and empty. However, it is now quite developed, with many golf courses surrounding the township’s numerous lakes. Your real estate agent can help you find the best condos for sale here.


Life in Commerce Township, Michigan

The population of Commerce Township, Michigan, is around 34,000 people. The township sits in what’s known as the “Lakes Area” of Michigan. No wonder: you can find at least one lake anywhere you go in Commerce. It is famous for its water sports.

Many of the lakes allow motorized watercraft, including Wolverine Lake, Proud Lake, and Lake Sherwood.

Within the township, you’ll also find Middle Straits Lake and Lower Straits Lake. There’s also Commerce Lake and Union Lake. You can find local real estate agents who can help you find a home that has everything on your checklist.

There are eight parks to be found in the Commerce Township housing market. However, its residents’ most popular park is the Proud Lake State Recreation Area. It is situated on the scenic Huron River. It spreads across 4,700 acres of recreation and fun for everyone in the family. You can enjoy skiing during the winter and fishing in the summer. The campgrounds here can be enjoyed throughout the whole year.


What are the amenities to discover in the Commerce Township Community?

One of the most eye-catching attractions is the Long Family Orchard and Farm. Located off Wise Road, the Long Family Orchard and Farm has many things to offer. You’ll find a variety of fresh-grown apples, gourds, and pumpkins. The orchard also has cherries and strawberries. Delicious!

You can also treat yourself to chocolate-covered berries. Your family will savor the caramel apples while strolling through the corn maze. The Long family also organizes tours over the weekends. Kids of all ages can enjoy the petting farm. There’s also homemade donuts and cider, a  pick-your-own pumpkin patch each fall,  and a children’s play area. The farm is filled with haystacks and slides for extra fun. This place is a treasure for the Commerce community.

Another amazing place near   Commerce Township is the historical Byers Homestead. If you want to take a quick ride with your family on a weekend afternoon, this is the place. You can feed the ducks and have a long peaceful walk around the grounds. Pick some antiques from the store. The Byers Homestead also holds many events during Christmas and Halloween.

One of the most interesting places in Commerce Township is the Detroit Gun Club. If you enjoy competitive shooting, this place should be at the top of your list. It offers trap target shooting and skeet shooting. They also have a clubhouse, restaurant, and a full bar. It has been acclaimed as the Best All-Around Club of the Decade for several years.


Which schools are in  Commerce Township?

Walled Lake Consolidated Schools is a famous school in Commerce. The U.S. Department of Education designated it as a National Exemplary School. Walled Lake Central was recently listed among the top 5% of schools in the country. Students from the northern half of  Commerce Township go to Huron Valley Schools. In total, there are 3 High Schools and 5 Middle Schools with 13 Elementary Schools.


What are some historical facts around Commerce Township?

In 1825, a German immigrant established Commerce. He is also known for building a log cabin nearby the Huron River. However, the log cabin was replaced by a farmhouse in 1840 and became  Byers Homestead, the historical site we discussed above that’s enjoyed by so many.

For most of its history, Commerce has been the getaway place for those seeking a break from the everyday. The region was within reach of Detroit and had only a few farms dotted throughout it.. As it was so sparsely populated, the area became a place that was cherished by hunters and boaters. Its small inland lakes offered a chance to escape the city. Hidden in the wooded areas, quiet cottages promise a peaceful time.

New developments in the area have happened very recently. Homes in the north part of Commerce have been built. Their structures are built in a similar style as that of cabins and cottages. Many professional services have moved in to serve the increasing population. Shopping centers and more high schools have also opened to serve the people.


What are the nearby popular places?

Commerce Township is 10 miles away from several places. If you are selling a home, consider these an asset.

Bay Pointe Golf Club:

Bay Pointe is a beautiful place for weddings and formal events in West Bloomfield. It is across from the stunning  Middle Straits Lake.

Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital:

Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital is a newly-built hospital that serves the Commerce area. It is renowned for the Harris Birthing Center.

Suburban Collection Showplace:

As the name suggests, Suburban Collection Showplace hosts many events. A few to name are hobby shows, art shows, and craft shows.

Fountain Walk:

Fountain Walk is filled with everything from trendy bars to Emagine Theaters. It also has a gym, various restaurants, and stores. As you stroll through this place, you’ll have a lot to see! If you are walking this place, you have a lot to look at. Kids can also enjoy a day at Chuck E Cheese.

12 Oaks Mall:

12 Oaks Mall is a shopping destination. It has a range of department stores that include JCPenney, Sears, Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom, and Macy’s.


Which towns are close to Commerce?

Neighboring towns include  Waterford, Northville, Holly, and Clarkston. You can also find Keego Harbor, Brighton, and Howell. Commerce is close to Hartland, Green Oak Township, and South Lyon. Farmington Hills, Livonia, Oakland County, and Livingston County are a few others.

In the township, there are also some unincorporated communities. One of them is Union Lake. The Union Lake community borders the northeastern part of the township. It shares borders with the townships of White Lake, Waterford, and West Bloomfield. Another community is Oakley Park. It is home to the highly-rated public school, Oakley Park Elementary School.


The Harrell Realty Team is one of the most experienced teams of real estate who can help you sell and buy plans. The team is committed to finding the best solutions for your needs. Canvassing your dream home is something we excel at.


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      Commerce Township Schools

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