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Clarkston & Independence Township

Established in 1832, the City of the Village of Clarkston features a historic charm in the heart of Oakland County. This one-half square mile community is surrounded by the beautiful Independence Township, home to over 35,000 people. Clarkston is home to 900 residents and is in close proximity of I-75 and Dixie Highway.

Clarkston’s downtown, which has been designated a National Historic Site, features a picturesque main street lined with unique shops, eateries and businesses. Throughout the year Clarkston is host to several events including concerts in Depot Park, parades, festivals, and an art fair. The historic homes in the city reflect Clarkston’s heritage, giving the community an air of timeless elegance.

With a multitude of parks including Depot Park, Deer Lake Beach, Clinton wood Park and an Oakland county park (Independence Oaks), Independence Township also offers families ample leisure time activities.

Clarkston’s reputation as an outstanding school district is well established. They have two national Blue Ribbon schools and six others have earned Michigan Exemplary Blue Ribbon school status.

Clarkston & Independence Township were recently named as Forbes Magazine’s Top Suburbs to Live Well, citing graduation rates and class sizes, MEAP scores, and education. The grades are among the best in Oakland County, and last year alone, Clarkston Schools graduates earned over $5 million in scholarships.

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