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Sylvan Lake

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Established in 1947, the Sylvan Lake is a quiet community that takes pride in its natural beauty. Located on M-24 in Oakland County’s “lakes area,” this former resort community is home to 1,753 residents.

Nestled on the shore of Sylvan Lake, this tranquil community Welcome to Sylvan Lakefeatures charming homes on tree-lined streets. Lakeside activities and four city parks offer residents a variety of leisure activities. Sylvan Lake features the West Bloomfield Trail Network, which provides hiking, cycling and cross-country skiing. The city, called "The Prettiest City in the State of Michigan," has a business district on Orchard Lake Road.

City of Sylvan Lake
1820 Inverness, Sylvan Lake, MI 48320
Phone: 248-682-1440

Pontiac School District
Odell Nails Administration Building
47200 Woodward Avenue, Pontiac, MI 48342
Phone: 248-451-6800

West Bloomfield Public Schools
5810 Commerce Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48324
Phone: 248-865-6420

Business Development and Professional Training

The Greater West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce
6668 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 207, West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: 248-626-3636

Sylvan LakeMichiganWorks! Employment and Resource Center
Pontiac Job Link Career Center, 1837 North Perry, Pontiac, 48340
Phone: 248-276-1777

The Workforce Development Division of Oakland County helps train and place unemployed workers by partnering with Michigan Works! Each center provides employers with a wide range of services including, applicant recruitment, onsite interview rooms, training funds for planned new hires, information technology (IT) training and out-placement assistance. The centers also provide assistance to job seekers including, resources on resume writing and interviewing, job placement, testing and assessment, training funds to enhance or gain new skills, and IT training.

Community Essentials

Clinton River Trail
719 Fieldstone Drive, Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Phone:  248-652-1434

Clinton River Watershed Council (CRWC)
101 Main Street, Suite 100, Rochester, MI 48307
Phone: 248-601-0606

Sylvan LakeGreater West Bloomfield Historical Society
3951 Orchard Lake Road, P.O. Box 240514, Orchard Lake, MI 48324

The Oakland County Boat Club
2330 Ferndale, Sylvan Lake, Michigan 48320
Phone: 248-682-9870

Sylvan Lake City Parks
(Available to residents only)

  • Community Center Park
  • Ferndale- Located on Ferndale Road, beach and a playscape
  • Lakeview Park- on Lakeview Drive
  • Memorial on Garland

West Bloomfield Township Public Library
4600 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI  48323
Phone: 248-682-2120
Virtual Tours

West Bloomfield Trail Map (file size 244k)
West Trailhead
4655 Arrowhead Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323-2303

The West Bloomfield Trail is a Rails-to-Trails Project. This 54 acre linear park meanders for nearly 7 miles through West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake. West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve is the west trailhead and Sylvan Manor Park is the east trailhead. Where trains once rolled, you may now walk, cross-country ski or bicycle amidst wildflowers, wetlands, woodlands, commercial districts and residential communities.