Population: 75,737

Living in Waterford, Michigan:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Waterford, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked three people living in Waterford what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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I would advise anyone moving to Waterford to choose an area to the North (near Clarkston). There are several nice neighborhoods to choose from and they are well maintained and family friendly. Waterford also has a very nice Library with various activities for the kids. There is also a great Senior Center.

Lindsey, says: 2020

Waterford Township is in central Oakland County, Michigan. It is so named for the 34 lakes, which equal 11.22% of Waterford’s total land area. There are many parks in Waterford, often in conjunction with the lakes, to explore and enjoy. Being north of Detroit with a slightly higher elevation, Waterford enjoys cold winters, and summers that can get up into the ninety degree range.

The city is surrounded by a few lakes. The largest lake is Maceday Lake, which is over 100 feet deep in the middle. It has a public boat launch that has limited parking. If you want to be able to launch your boat, you will likely need to arrive early in the morning.

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