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Orion Twp MI - A Great Place to Live, Work and Play

Mar 30

Orion Twp MI is a quaint, quiet town with a great lake and some of the best schools in Michigan.

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The township is nestled in the northern Oakland County region and is a quick drive from the greater Detroit area. It's a wonderful place to live, work and play!

Orion Twp is a well-established community that has maintained its rich heritage while adding new attractions. Its downtown area is thriving, with the addition of restaurants like Tom + Chee and retail locations such as Genisys Credit Union.

The Township is home to many lakes that are larger than five acres, and more than 10 square miles of parks and recreation. The township has also been active in enhancing trails and pathways to enhance the outdoor experience for residents.

Planning & Zoning

The Planning & Zoning Department is located in the Orion Township Municipality Complex on Joslyn Road. The department consists of a professional staff that provides support to the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals as well as administers zoning ordinances and land development regulations in the Township.

Our goal is to ensure that all land within the township is developed in a way that protects the health, safety and general welfare of citizens. This involves making and adopting a general master plan, formulating the zoning ordinance and establishing land development districts.

We also enforce zoning requirements through interpretation of zoning laws and granting variances where appropriate. The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is the main decision-making body that hears applications for a variety of zoning changes and permits.

In Orion Twp, there are many opportunities for homeowners to build their dream home. The median house in the township costs $357,300 and the average home appreciation rate has been 8.0% over the last decade.

Orion Twp has a variety of housing options for everyone, including condominiums and single family homes. The township also has numerous neighborhoods, each offering unique and beautiful living spaces.

There are a variety of schools in the township, including the Lake Orion High School which is home to several sports programs. Orion Twp is also home to the Orion Community College.

The township is situated along the banks of the Detroit River, in southeast Michigan. It is across the border from Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

It's a safe and fun place to live, work and play. It has a lot of amenities, including parks and recreation, schools and churches.

Orion Twp has some of the best lakes and parks in the state. The township has more than 4,200 acres of park and open space, 42 lakes that are larger than five acres, and a total of more than 50 miles of trails for hiking and walking.