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Waterford Township, located in Oakland County, is known as “Lakeland Paradise,” with 34 lakes within its borders. Waterford is a great place to live when you want to be close to nature without being far from shopping and commerce. With over 5,000 acres of state and metroparks in Waterford, you’ll find plenty of activities from hiking and biking to horseback riding and golf. Waterford has great dining choices for all different kinds of tastes, as well as a movie theater and bars. Close proximity to M-59, Telegraph Road and I-75 can get you downtown to Metro Detroit or on your way up-north relatively quickly. Waterford has its own top-notch public school system with over 70% of its teachers holding a master’s degree or higher and 92% of its graduating students have sought further education.
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Things to Do in Waterford

• 3 Golf Courses (and 7 more in surrounding cities) – Pontiac Country Club, Silver Lake Golf Club and White Lake Oaks Golf Course
• Pontiac Lake Recreation Area – 3,745 acre park with horseback riding, hiking trails and 11-mile advanced mountain biking trail
• Waterford Oaks Park – 185 acre park including Waterford Oaks Waterpark, Paradise Peninsula Playscape and BMX track
• Sportway – mountain style adventure miniature golf, Go-Kart rides, baseball and softball batty cages, Eurobungy and a party facility

Close to Waterford

• Clintonwood Park – baseball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis and volleyball courts, ice rink, spray park, playground and picnic shelter
• Pine Knob – ski resort with 5 ski lifts, 27 trails and multiple terrain parks on 160 acres of skiable land
• Great Lakes Crossing – enclosed shopping mall with over 180 stores and restaurants, food court and 25-screen AMC Star movie theater
• DTE Music Theatre – one of the most attended amphitheaters in the country with 15,000+ capacity


• Bishop International Airport – Flint (28 minutes)
• Detroit Zoo – Royal Oak (32 minutes)
• Detroit Metropolitan Airport – Detroit (47 minutes)
• Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, or Lions – Detroit (54 minutes)


• Population: 71,707
• Median Age: 39.1
• Number of Households: 29,387 (30.4% with children under 18)
• Median Household Income: $55,573
• Median Home Value: $163,000

Waterford CONTACTS

Waterford City Hall
5200 Civic Center Dr.
Waterford Township, MI 48329
(248) 674-3111

Police Department
5150 Civic Center Dr.
Waterford Township, MI 48329
(248) 674-0351

Fire Department
2495 Crescent Lake Rd.
Waterford Township, MI ‎48154
(248) 673-0405

Waterford School District
501 N. Cass Road
Waterford, MI 48328
(248) 682-7800