Spanning the area between Green Oak and Northfield townships, Whitmore Lake, Mich., is a charming rural unincorporated community. Its residents value its community vibe and small-town charm. Located about 10 miles south of Ann Arbor, those searching for Whitmore Lake apartments for rent will admire the area's closeness to both rural vistas and exciting Ann Arbor.
This community of about 6,000 people is situated around Whitmore Lake itself, which is one of the largest lakes in the area. The beautiful Horseshoe and Monahan lakes are also located within the community. Whitmore Lake is primarily surrounded by undeveloped countryside and agricultural space, making it a quick drive from Ann Arbor.
Whitmore Lake boasts a family-friendly community. About 24 percent of the area's population is younger than 18, giving it a distinctly young feel. As a matter of fact, the median age of Whitmore Lake residents is just 37.2, which is much younger than Michigan state's median age of 45.5.
In addition to being a family-friendly community, Whitmore Lake functions as a suburb, despite its small-town status. Those searching for Whitmore Lake rentals will probably describe the area as exurban. According to City-Data, the area loses about 35 percent of its residents during workdays due to commuting. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the mean travel time to work for Whitmore Lake residents is about 26 minutes.
Whitmore Lake is located just 10 miles from Brighton State and 22 miles from Pinckney State recreation areas. The Brighton State Recreation Area offers about 5,000 acres of undeveloped land, which visitors use for camping, beachgoing, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing and winter activities. The Pinckney State Recreation Area is significantly larger, maxing out at 11,000 acres. This paradise for nature lovers offers biking, hiking, camping and fishing activities.
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