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Old 05-27-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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Hi There!

Thinking of applying for a job in White Lake, Michigan and wondering what you guys could tell me about the area? I've done a little research on the internet and it looks beautiful. A few questions: 1. Is there much flooding from the lakes in that area? 2. What type of community is it- meaning is mainly a retirement area or is there a fair mix of ages? 3. How far is it from Detroit? 4. How is the crime rate in that area? 5. I love to cross-country ski....are there any good groomed trails close by for nordic style or skate style skiing?

I would want to live in a safe rural area- but that's close enough to Detroit to catch a few hockey games (GO RED WINGS!) and maybe see a concert or two. Any information you can supply would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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White Lake is a nice, mostly rural area. It's a fairly horse-oriented area. There isn't much flooding from the lakes that I know of, but that can never be guaranteed, of course. You'd have to check the specific spots you are thinking of moving to.

It's about 45 minutes to an hour from Detroit, close enough for the occasional excursion.

Some of the county parks have groomed trails, and there are a couple of ski resorts in the area that have trails as well. Not great resorts like you would get up north, but there they are nonetheless.

I'd say there is a fair mix of ages, not just a retirement area.

I don't live there, but not far away.
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:21 PM
 
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Thanks so much for the reply stanman13! It sounds just perfect!!
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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We lived in White Lake for 5 years when I was between the ages of 6 and 11. Back then, the section of WL we lived in was known as Davisburg, but that changed a few years back, along with the zip code, if I'm not mistaken.

Anyway, I always loved that area. There are many lakes in the region aside from WL, and the landscape is gently rolling to rolling.....very green in the warm months. Rich soil...great for gardening. It's still pretty rural, too. Last time I was there was 2007, and my neighborhood (McKeachie Rd.) looked pretty much the way it did when we moved 30 years ago. It's not too far from Fenton, Holly and Milford, and like someone else said, usually under an hour from Detroit, depending on the weather and traffic conditions. Also very easy to get to either 23 or 96 for trips to places like Ann Arbor or Lansing. I have never experienced or heard of any flooding issues in the area.

I live up north now, but if I ever had to move back to the Detroit area, White Lake would be right at the top of my list. It's a nice, rural setting that's easily within reach of the big city ammenities. I have nothing but fond memories of living there, and my parents loved it, too.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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Davisburg is its own town. That's to the north of White Lake, in Springfield Twp. It is a nice area.

This year we have had waaay more than the usual amount of rain. Some localized flooding may be happening in White Lake. As I said earlier, you'd have to scout your particular location.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:47 PM
 
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If you get a job. Dont worry where it is. If you like the job. Move. White lake is nice area. You could live in any of the many areas near there and commute too.
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:16 AM
 
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White Lake is a nice, mostly rural area.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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Davisburg is its own town. That's to the north of White Lake, in Springfield Twp.
I realize that, but back in the 70's the section of White Lake off of Ormond Rd. and Jackson Blvd. had a Davisburg mailing address.
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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If you get a job. Dont worry where it is. If you like the job. Move. White lake is nice area. You could live in any of the many areas near there and commute too.
I strongly disagree with this. Work is important, but so are family, friends and quality of life. Don't just move . . . think first, and consider the consequences of moving across the country. If you "just move," and end up miserable, you may find yourself moving again in the near future.

Would you move to Greenland or the Sahara Desert to take a job?
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Waterford & Sterling Heights, Michigan
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I used to live very close to WL on the Waterford side, we were just south east of the Pontial lake recreational area and I loved it. I would still live there if it wasn't because of my job and the crazy commute I used to have.
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