Whitmore Lake

Welcome to Whitmore Lake, Michigan

As its name suggests, Whitmore Lake boasts a waterfront locale with plenty of peace and privacy just minutes from Ann Arbor. With a population of around 6,500 residents, this tiny town is truly an escape from typical suburban life—and it's not uncommon for your neighbors to turn into your close friends. Best of all, homes here are surprisingly affordable, and you might be able to snag a property with a serene lakefront view.

Get to Know Whitmore Lake

Close your eyes and picture yourself unwinding along the shores of a pristine lake or strolling through a scenic Main Street dotted with local businesses. When you call Whitmore Lake home, a peaceful lifestyle will become your reality—and this tiny town has so much more going for it. Boasting countless year-round events, small businesses, and everyday conveniences, Whitmore Lake is truly a hidden gem in the Ann Arbor area. Whether you're searching for a lakefront estate, a downtown bungalow, or something with acreage, you're sure to find just what you're looking for in this growing suburb.

Want to learn more about life in Whitmore Lake? Let's explore.

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Live, Work, and Play in Whitmore Lake

A charming downtown

Head to Whitmore Lake's waterfront Main Street to get a taste of what life is about in this blossoming community. Here, you'll discover some beautiful historic bungalows, as well as a plethora of local shops, restaurants, and service providers. We recommend grabbing some coffee during open mic night at The Peaberry Bean & Beats, bowling at Whitmore Lanes, or sampling Whitmore Lake Tavern's diverse menu with a waterfront view. 

Ample parks and rec

Surrounded by its namesake lake, Whitmore Lake features plenty of opportunities to get outside and explore. Residents can dock their boats at various public and private marinas across town, and you'll also find quite a few amazing fishing spots. Love golfing? Hit the fairways at Whitmore Lake Golf Links, a Bill Newcomb course that spans more than 250 acres. Other highlights include Independence Lake County Park and Futureball Paintball and Airsoft Park.

Year-round events

Get to know Whitmore Lake's local culture and meet your neighbors at the town's top-notch events. Each year, Whitmore Lake hosts a weeklong Fourth of July Extravaganza, complete with a fireworks display over the lake, a boat parade, a ski show, and countless other festivities. The Harvest Festival occurs in late September, and it's the best way to get into the fall spirit. Be sure to join a team for the Michigan Pond Hockey Classic, an adult tournament held on the frozen lake.

Highly rated schools

Younger residents attend Whitmore Lake Public Schools, a smaller public district that operates an elementary, middle, and high school, as well as an early childhood education center. Whitmore Lake High School is also home to the town's recreation center and pool, where kids can participate in activities like tee ball, baseball, and soccer.

Wondering What's Around?

Our Favorite Local Picks

Captain Joe's Grill

This waterfront eatery is Whitmore Lake's most popular restaurant—come savor some mouthwatering Mediterranean fare on their outdoor deck!

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Mac's Marina

Dock your boat at Mac's, a local favorite situated on the banks of Whitmore Lake. They also have boat rentals and a cafe.

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This 115-acre paintball and Airsoft park is the ideal place to let loose and have some fun.

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Blue Heron Bay

This mini-waterpark and splash pad on Independence Lake is perfect for kids...and kids at heart!

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Ready to Move to Whitmore Lake?

Whitmore Lake's ideal locale and nearby amenities make it an amazing destination to call home. Get in touch with the Arbor Move Team today to start your new chapter, and make sure to check out some of our exclusive resources below in the meantime.

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