Tidbits of Interest
Located between Interstate 75 and Highway 10 is the City of Lake Angelus. Named for the body of water it surrounds, Lake Angelus has the distinction of being Michigan’s smallest city. Strictly residential in nature, the community began as an incorporated village in 1930 and was incorporated as a city in 1984. Like many of the lake communities, open land and vacant property is scarce in Lake Angelus— a fact that will place physical limitations on any future growth and expansion. Developers may consider this lamentable, but newcomers who are attracted to Lake Angelus for its blend of privacy, intimacy, tranquility, and scenic beauty will view this as a major benefit.
With so few residents, Lake Angelus is a close-knit community characterized by an enclave of upscale, single-family homes. Area youth attend school in Pontiac or Waterford, but the city does offer a unique educational center in the form of the McMath-Hubert Observatory. The observatory offers public viewing of spectacular celestial events as well as youth programs. Many consider it as one of Oakland County’s best-kept secrets.
Lake Angeles residents have the advantage of highway links that offer an easy commute to many of the county’s highly developed suburbs like Farmington Hills. Community colleges, university extension campuses, large shopping malls, and cultural attractions are all available a short distance from home.