Tidbits of Interest
In the very heart of Oakland County, Waterford Township is known as the Lakeland Paradise. In addition to local shopping and entertainment, Waterford enjoys a centralized location that offers easy access to the sites and attractions in Novi and Troy. Encompassing 3,080 acres of lakes, the superb recreational amenities of the area have combined with a booming automotive industry and an enviable location to spur growth and expansion. The close proximity of the major automotive center of Pontiac and the presence of the Oakland International Airport has also generated new business and residential expansion. Waterford is home to many important corporations that include Chrysler Pentastar Aviation, Rockwell International, and Volkswagen of America.
The Highland Lakes branch of the Oakland Community college is also located in Waterford. In spite of a strong economy, most of the township remains residential in character. Single-family homes in many architectural styles and price ranges harmonize with handsome multi-family developments. The entire community is dedicated to beautification, the preservation of historic treasures, and the improvement of public services and facilities. The county maintains the Red Oaks Water park with its wave pool and water slide, while the township recreation department sponsors programs for toddlers to seniors. Nature itself provides a magnificent environment for outdoor fun and activities: Lake Cass and Lake Elizabeth are just two of the many attractive lakes that provide residents of the area with opportunities for boating and swimming.