9.2 out of 10

Lake Orion

42.7833256352311 -83.2463693555444
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
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Who lives here?
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Lake Orion – Where a Dragon Lives in the Water"

A prank over a century ago started a legend that a dragon lives in the water. Of course, no one who lives here is afraid to indulge. However, you will want to register your rowing team in the “Dragon on the Lake” race in August, the biggest event of the year.

This is a wealthy, quiet, family community that always seems to have something going on whether it’s a bake sale for school or an organized run through the city. Someone somewhere will find an excuse to organize something and everyone is happy to participate. Residents enjoy a wonderful Farmer’s Market spring through fall with plenty of public parking.

The downtown area is lined with family-owned and operated restaurants and personal boutiques. You won’t have to go far to enjoy the 440-acre lake or one of the beautiful parks with walking and bicycle trails.

You will never have a hard time finding some mouthwatering cuisine in this city either. Times Square, Blue Ox BBQ, Christi Bar & Grill and CJ’s Village Café Inc. are where you will find the local residents.

If you have children, school districts don’t get much better than this one. From fundraisers that encourage parents to get involved to their great athletic teams to the thoughtful peanut-free lunches, this is an excellent system. Just make sure your child’s meal account card always has money on it or they will not be permitted to buy lunch. This is a strict rule! Don’t worry a complimentary snack and drink will be provided along with a reminder; they won’t them go hungry!
  • Always Something to Do
  • Great Place for Families
  • Outstading School District
  • Expensive
  • No Nightclubs
  • Minimal Public Transportation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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