About the Area
Lake Orion...where living is a vacation!
The Village of Lake Orion, Michigan and the surrounding townships of Orion is a 36-square mile slice of the best of Michigan's lakes, parks, schools and communities.
Established in 1835, Orion was a popular destination via the Detroit United Railway for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. People came to enjoy Park Island Amusement Park and Dance Hall, in search of the famous dragon on the lake.
Located near the center of Oakland County, Orion Township has all that a growing family could ask for. Recreation is our business--Orion boasts more than 4200 acres of parks and open spaces, including the Orion Oaks Dog Park, over 39 lakes and 50 plus miles of safety paths and trail ways. In total we offer more than 10 square miles of recreation.
The Village of Lake Orion is a quaint, historic community located approximately 45 minutes north of Detroit in beautiful northeast Oakland County and about 6 miles north of the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Lake Orion is 1.3 square miles in area, with a 2010 population of 2,973 residents (a 9.5% increase from 2000), and we are growing! Our 2015 population is estimated at 3,143. The village was first settled in the early 1820s by Judah Church and Moses "Samuel" Munson. Munson built a sawmill in town in 1825, and the village was incorporated in 1859.
We are proud of our historic downtown and heritage and invite you to come shop and dine with us! Visit one of our fine parks or swim or boat on our beautiful 482-acre Lake Orion (the 7th largest lake in Oakland county).
Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
The Lake Orion DDA was established in 1985 under PA 197 of 1975, as amended, to revitalize the downtown district. The DDA utilizes the Main Street Approach, a set of guiding principles for downtown management set forth by the National Main Street Center. Downtown Lake Orion is a part of Main Street Oakland County, the only county-wide Main Street program in the country.
Lake Orion Community Schools
Orion Township Public Library
Oakland County Sheriff Substation
Lake Orion Police Department
Phone: (248) 693-8321
Orion Township Fire Department
To learn more about current events in Orion Township please check out the latest issue of Orion Living.
Featuring content from:
- Orion Township
- Parks & Recreation
- Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority
- Orion Area Chamber of Commerce
- Orion Township Public Library
- Lake Orion Community Schools
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