Clarkston is actually a rather small village that is part of Independence, Michigan. However, this little village has a lot of pull, and you’ll find that most people within Independence Township actually claim residence within Clarkston, and the village’s name is used for all Independence mailing addresses. Even the school system carries the village’s name. Officially, the village has a population of just under 900 residents, though it’s significantly larger if you count everyone in Independence.
One of the best things about buying Clarkston real estate is the fact that it allows your children to attend the renowned Clarkston Area School District. The district has won several Blue Ribbon awards for state and national excellence. Of course, that makes sense given the fact that Clarkston itself earned distinction by being named as one of Forbes Magazine’s Top Suburbs to Live Well list (due in large part to the area’s school system).
Of course, it’s not all about the school system. Clarkston homes for sale in the downtown area is highly sought after, simply because the entire downtown area has been designated as a National Historical Site. That doesn’t mean it’s a museum, though – the streets are lined with boutique shops, places to grab a bite to eat and quite a few other small businesses. You’ll also new Clarkston homes for sale, though it won’t be located in the downtown area.
Throughout the year, the village is home to quite a wide range of events. There are parades, as well as craft fairs. Depot Park is home to outdoor music concerts, and residents flock to Deer Lake Beach to cool off during the heat of summer. There are many other parks in and around the village as well, including Independence Oaks (a county park), where families can enjoy some time outdoors.