Clarkston Michigan Homes
Clarkston is a small bedroom community in the northern Detroit suburbs. Located with easy access to I-75, Clarkston offers a direct route to downtown Detroit and other urban areas.he jurisdiction of the city government is limited to a relatively small downtown area commonly referred to as "the village".
Clarkston was the summer retreat for Henry Ford where he maintained a summer home and weekend cottage on Main Street. The building still stands today. Ford also owned a mill which operated on the water from what is now called "Mill Pond" in Clarkston. This building still exists in part but has been modernized into a small mall which includes art galleries and office space. He also paid to have the original city sewer system built.
Those living in the much larger surrounding area of Independence Township refer to themselves as living in Clarkston. Very few residents describe themselves as living in Independence Township. The township and city both use Clarkston as a mailing address, and are served by Clarkston Community Schools.
The township is home to DTE Energy Music Theater, Pine Knob Ski Resort, Clarkston High School and Everest Catholic Schools.
The schools in the Clarkston Community School District are:
Clarkston High School , OSMTech Academy, Oakland Technical Center - Northwest Campus Clarkston Junior High School, Sashabaw Middle School, Andersonville Elementary School Bailey Lake Elementary School, Clarkston Elementary School, Independence Elementary School, North Sashabaw Elementary School, Pine Knob Elementary School, Springfield Plains Elementary School, Clarkston Early Childhood Center.