We are Lake Orion, Michigan.

What started as a playground destination back in the 1800’s continues to be a place where you come to enjoy life! It’s where the lakes start and your worries end. Where relaxation finds its way into everyday life.

This is Lake Orion, and we are the Heart & Hub of the Orion Community. Filled with friendly, fun and welcoming people, we’re dedicated to art, music and preserving our historic heritage. You can see visions of this rich heritage being realized today, with a fresh face in our historic downtown, dragons around every corner and new businesses saying YES to economic development.

We invite you to take a stroll through our downtown. Dine with us, listen to music and discover our unique traditions. Whether you’re new or if you already live, work and play here, you’ll love spending time in Lake Orion, where living is a vacation!

A welcoming place

Lake Orion Where Living is a Vacation

You can tell Lake Orion is a special place because the people born and brought up here actually STAY here. Unlike other communities where people grow up and move away, our residents remain close to home because they appreciate its natural beauty, abundant resources and welcoming sense of community.

In an effort to maintain an aging-friendly environment, we’re doing a “Community for a Lifetime” assessment. Developed by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, it’s a 5 minute survey identifying the needs and priorities of our senior population, their families and caregivers in the hopes of attracting and retaining future residents while providing everyone with an excellent quality of life.

Please help our effort by taking just a few minutes to fill out this survey. Your answers will help us make sure our community is meeting your needs for today and tomorrow.

Take the CFL Survey

If you would rather fill out the survey by hand, copies are available at the DDA offices 118 N. Broadway, Lake Orion, MI 48462

If you would like to volunteer to help us with the rest of the assessment, please sign up on our volunteer page (click the link) and someone will contact you  as soon as possible!

If you’re curious about Downtown events, click here to get the Downtown Events Calendar 2018

Thank you for your time and dedication to making Lake Orion beautiful and accessible to people of all ages.

Molly LaLone

“Our purpose is to create an environment in which businesses, people and organizations can thrive.” –Executive Director Molly LaLone.