The City of Orchard Lake Village nestles among sparkling lakes in Oakland County, Michigan, about 25 miles northwest of Detroit. The City is a special place, made unique by its lakes, great natural beauty, colorful history, prosperous citizenry and high-quality residential living.
About 43 percent of the City of Orchard Lake Village is occupied by lakes and ponds. The City surrounds its namesake, Orchard Lake, but also includes a portion of Upper Straits Lake and borders, along its northern limits, the waters of Cass Lake. A number of smaller lakes, ponds and wetlands reside within the community as well. These water features and their associated woodlands and wildlife have long attracted settlers to the area-- from the Native Americans, who hunted and fished among the lakes, to the residents of today, who enjoy beauty, recreational opportunities and comfortable living that the community provides.