The Village of Clarkston, surrounded by Independence Township, features historic charm in the heart of Oakland County. Clarkston’s downtown, a National Historic Site, is lined with unique shops, eateries and businesses. With a city park, swimming beach and county park within its limits, Clarkston offers families ample outdoor activities. Residents also enjoy concerts, parades and festivals. Clarkston is close to I-75, M-15 and Dixie Highway, making travel quick and convenient. Clarkston’s reputation as an outstanding school district is well established with two national Blue Ribbon Schools and six Michigan Exemplary Blue Ribbon Schools. Clarkston was recently named as one of Forbes Magazine’s Top Suburbs to Live Well.
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Things to Do in CLARKSTON
• Independence Oaks – county park with picnic shelters, playgrounds, trails, swimming beach and boating and fishing lake
• Clintonwood Park – baseball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis and volleyball courts, ice rink, spray park, playground and picnic shelter
• DTE Music Theatre – one of the most attended amphitheaters in the country with 15,000+ capacity
• Pine Knob – ski resort with 5 ski lifts, 27 trails and multiple terrain parks on 160 acres of skiable land

Close to clarkston

• Alpine Valley Ski Area – the largest and most scenic ski area in all of southern Michigan, with 25 tree-lined slopes and 4 terrain parks
• Waterford Oaks Park – 185 acre park including Waterford Oaks Waterpark, Paradise Peninsula Playscape and BMX track
• Pontiac Lake Recreation Area – 3,745 acre park with horseback riding, hiking trails and 11-mile advanced mountain biking trail
• Great Lakes Crossing – enclosed shopping mall with over 180 stores and restaurants, food court and 25-screen AMC Star movie theater


• Bishop International Airport – Flint (26 minutes)
• Detroit Zoo – Royal Oak (32 minutes)
• Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, or Lions – Detroit (51 minutes)
• Detroit Metropolitan Airport – Detroit (54 minutes)


• Population: 910 – Village of Clarkston | 32,581 – Independence Township
• Median Age: 45.4 – Village of Clarkston | 36 – Independence Township
• Number of Households: 402 (27.4% with children under 18) – Village of Clarkston | 11,765 – Independence Township (39.1% with children under 18)
• Median Household Income: $52,356 – Village of Clarkston | $75,478 – Independence Township
• Median Home Value: $211,426 – Village of Clarkston | $212,810 – Independence Township


Independence Township
6483 Waldon Center Dr.
Clarkston, MI 48346
(248) 625-5111

Police Department
3 E. Church St.
Clarkston, MI 48346
(248) 625-0088

Fire Department
6500 Citation Dr.
Clarkston, MI 48346
(248) 625-1924

Clarkston Community Schools
6389 Clarkston Rd.
Clarkston, MI 48346
(248) 623-5400