About The Village of Lake Orion
The Village of Lake Orion is located in the northern portion of Oakland county, southeast Michigan. While part of the larger Detroit metropolitan area and facing growth pressures, the Village continues to grow in a sustainable manner. Established in 1859 on the shore of Lake Orion, the Village stands apart from other communities, boasting an historic downtown, well-established residential neighborhoods, and natural resources with abundant lakefront and rivers. Lake Orion is surrounded by Orion Township with the Village of Oxford approximately 3 miles north and the City of Auburn Hills located about 6 miles to the south. The primary transport route is State Highway 24 (M-24) which acts as a center dividing line for the community, separating the waters of Lake Orion from the historic downtown located just east of M-24.
The village was first settled in the early 1820s by Judah Church and Moses "Samuel" Munson. Munson built a sawmill in town in 1825, and the Village was incorporated in 1859.
Whether you're visiting us for the first time or come to see us regularly, spend some time at one of our fine parks, or swim and boat on our beautiful 482-acre Lake Orion (the 7th largest lake in Oakland county). And, if you haven't yet done so, we invite you to visit our historic downtown. Come shop and dine with us, and maybe even catch a glimpse of the legendary Lake Orion dragon!
Once you're here, we know you won't want to leave.