Commerce Township Property Management

A popular suburb of Detroit, Commerce Township is a charter township located in Oakland County. Formerly a highly popular weekend and summer destination, the cottages used as resorts are now permanent homes. However, despite these environment changes, Commerce Township has seen a spike in the population in recent years. A number of cities and unincorporated are found within the walls of the township, through which the Huron River runs mainly north-south.

The population in Commerce Township is approximately 40,000 people. The township has a total area of 29.8 square miles - giving it a population density of about 1,342.3 inhabitants per square mile. The median income in the township is around $81,354 per year, and the per capita income is about $36,344 - which are both significantly higher than the averages for Michigan. Likely due to the fact that a high percentage of the residents in the area work white-collar jobs, and many hold degrees, the cost of housing may be slightly higher than similar cities. The median sales price for homes in Commerce Township is $221,780. The median rent price in the area is approximately $1,850 - which is a fair amount above the statewide average. The unemployment rate in the township is 5.20%, which is lower than the national average of 6.30%. Residents living below poverty level make up about 3.5% of the township's population, which is also lower than the national average.

Perhaps one of the more well known facts about Commerce Township is the media coverage it received in 1994, when a young eagle scout made the area a short-lived media sensation. 17-year-old David Hahn - who lived in Commerce Township - built a makeshift nuclear reactor in his yard. The construction of this item attracted the attention of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as Hahn exposed himself, his neighbors, and possibly anyone within a certain radius of the home to radioactive materials. A book called The Radioactive Boy Scout was later written about the event and published. Another well known attraction in Commerce Township is Byers Homestead. The land known by this name was settled by Abram Walrod in 1825. Next to the canal, he built his log cabin - which was replaced by the current farmhouse in the 1840's. There's also a barn on the property that is believed to have served as a blacksmith shop at one time. The barn is now used as a candy shop/country store. Also located in Commerce Township is Long Family Orchard, Farm, and Cider Mill. The farm is great fun for the whole family. They offer donuts, cider, a petting farm, night time corn maze, hay rides, a play area, and the chance to pick your own apples. A variety of crops are offered, depending on the time of year, and include: Asparagus, sweet corn, garden vegetables, apples, and pumpkins.

Commerce Township also offers residents and visitors a number of parks and recreational areas. Bicentennial Park has about 9.8 acres of total area and includes: Basketball courts, playground equipment, tennis courts, picnic areas, volleyball courts, and a soccer field. Robert H. Long Nature Park is also found in Commerce Township. This breathtaking nature park includes trails throughout the area, a bridge that allows access to the other side of Berry Lake, a picnic pavilion with tables, grills, and a play structure overlooking the lake. Hickory Glen Park contains 155 acres of total area and features several pathways and mountain bike trails that connect to other nearby cities. Also found in this park are baseball diamonds, a football stadium and concession stand, and playground equipment. Other parks and recreation locations dot the Commerce Township area, including: Dodge Park #5, Mill Race Park, Ralph C. Richardson Community Center and Park, and Maple Glen Park.

The tourist attractions and parks aren't all that Commerce Township offers for entertainment options, though. There are additional places of interest found within the limits of this township. Although it is technically a park, Proud Lake State Recreation Area is more than just that. The 4,700-acre state park is under the jurisdiction of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Twenty miles of hiking trails, fishing in the beautiful Huron River, hunting in specific areas, picnicking, skiing, and canoeing are just a few of the things this park has to offer - as well as 130 campsites and a huge cabin for rent. For those who prefer indoor entertainment, Wonderland Lanes can provide that. This top-notch bowling alley also includes delicious food, a bar, pool tables, darts, and much more. Affordable prices make it even more enjoyable for the whole family. Uptown Bar & Grille, Willson's Pub 'n Grill, and The Mad Hatter Pub are among the most popular restaurants in the township.

Commerce Township is served by two school districts. Walled Lake Consolidated School District serves portions of the township as well as many surrounding areas. Serving more than 15,000 students, the Walled Lake Consolidated School District is the largest school district in Oakland County. This district includes fourteen elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, and one alternative school. The Huron Valley School District serves portions of Commerce Township as well as three other surrounding communities. The headquarters of The Huron Valley School District is located in Highland Township, and the district includes nine elementary schools, three middle schools, and three high schools.

The Commerce Township Public Library is located in the Eldorado Golf Course. Opened in 2005 in the former banquet center, the library serves residents of Commerce Township and Wolverine Lake. Open seven days a week, the Commerce Township Public Library's mission is "to provide equal access to information, ideas and knowledge, and to promote reading and discovery, within an innovative and inviting environment." ( The library offers a number of programs for youth, teens, and adults. Some of the things the library offers include: Homework help, book clubs, story times, games, tea parties, geek club, a petting zoo, movie nights, and more. Medical facilities that serve residents of Commerce Township include: Henry Ford Medical Center - Commerce, DMC Advanced Family Care of Commerce, Union Lake Medical Center, Commerce Medical Center, Medical Center Emergency Svs, and other surrounding facilities. This area has great food, beautiful parks, good jobs, and so much more - Commerce Township is a top-notch place to be.