Springfield Charter Township Population: 2000() 1990() Change()
Springfield Township has remained one of Oakland County’s little secrets!
Tucked away near Clarkston, and Waterford, this Township is still so new that it is not found on many atlases! Although it is not easily found on an atlas page, this Township is growing steadily and has actually been around for a long time.
Springfield Township, like much of the surrounding area, has lakes and rivers trailing through it. Summer cottages and homes were built on the edges of these lakes and rivers, adding some late Victorian architecture to the mix of earlier Greek, Gothic, and Italian Revival style buildings. Even so, for a very long time, Springfield remained mostly a farming area, with large tracts of arable land, and old farmhouses dotted in the fields.
Urbanites looking for a small tranquil town in which to raise their families and the construction of I-75 which bought them to the Village's doorstep have accelerated growth. Today Springfield’s residents are a combination of ancestors of the earliest settlers, tradesmen and farmers; teachers, vacationers and urbanites who continue to find the rich architectural heritage irresistible.
Homes come in a wide variety, from the old farmhouses that still stand and
have been refurbished, to the summer cottages that make cozy dwelling places for couples and retirees, to new construction that mimics the styles of homes already established in the area. Lots are large as builders are ensuring that people can feel a sense of country, even though they are in a sub-division. New homes are generally large, and rambling, and sell for upwards of $400,000.
North Oakland County is filled with activities. Come and enjoy sports at the
Palace and Silver Dome. If you like to ski, try Pine Knob, just a stone’s throw from Springfield Township. Located just a few minutes away is Michigan's largest mall — Great Lakes Crossings! While away an afternoon at Canterbury Village and Always Christmas.
The mission of Oakland Schools is to provide equity and excellence in education through quality, service, and leadership. Oakland Schools, one of 57 intermediate school districts (ISDs), was established in Michigan in 1962. ISDs are regional service agencies that offer support services to school personnel that are best delivered regionally, as measured by cost, size and quality advantages. Oakland Schools is an autonomous, tax-supported public school district governed by Michigan General School Laws.
Springfield Township is a treasure waiting to be discovered! For those looking for beauty, tranquility and affordability, you can’t go wrong with Springfield Township.
Information Courtesy of Manda August