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Village of Lake Orion
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Location in the state of Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oakland
Government
 • Village President Ken Van Portfliet
 • Village Manager Darwin D. P. McClary
Area
 • Total 1.30 sq mi (3.37 km2)
 • Land 0.79 sq mi (2.05 km2)
 • Water 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
Elevation 984 ft (300 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,973
 • Estimate (2012) 3,032
 • Density 3,763.3/sq mi (1,453.0/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 48359-48362
Area code(s) 248
FIPS code 26-44940
GNIS feature ID 0629989
Website www.lakeorion.org
Lake Orion
Location Lake Orion, Michigan
Basin countries United States
Surface area 482 acres (195 ha)
Max. depth 80 ft (24 m)
Settlements Village of Lake Orion, Michigan
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  • Full Service Packing - All items in your home are packed by our trustworthy household movers using the most up-to-date packing methods and materials in the industry.
  • Fragile Packing - You define your breakable or high-value items such as dishes, glassware, artwork, fragile furniture, mirrors, etc. and we will professionally pack them with care, while you pack all of your other belongings.
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Basic Household Moving Services
  • Loading - Each of your belongings is labeled, inventoried and loaded in a systematic process. Additionally, all upholstered furniture is wrapped in stretch wrap, a strong, clear plastic that completely covers the furniture, protecting it from dirt and damage.
  • Transportation - All of our trailers are equipped with air-ride suspension systems to ensure the contents travel in the safest manner possible. All trucks are driven by professional household movers with the best training in the industry.
  • Unloading - Upon arrival, all items are inventoried as they are unloaded. When unloading, furniture, boxes and other belongings are placed in the rooms you designate. Assembly of beds, bookcases and other furniture is available upon request. Additionally, our household movers will protect your new home by using several types of floor runners to prevent stains or scratches on carpet and wood flooring.
Lake Orion MI 48359
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The two young gentleman were here most of the day in a very busy small office environment. They were polite and at times so quiet while working we forgot they were here.
October 30, 2014
Good experience would use Allied again
Went very well. They provided boxes, packed our kitchen and glassware. The movers showed up on time both to load and unload at our new apartment and at the storage place.
May 24, 2013
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I recently worked with Rose Moving and Storage via the Allied Van Lines network.  Jim Stafford was my estimator for a move from MI to TX and he was thorough courteous and professional.  Even though I chose the price guarantee, his estimate was very close to actual and I had no hidden fees or charges throughout the move. Judy, my move coordinator was also very helpful and kept the lines of communication constantly open for any questions I had.

The real gem in the whole transaction, however, was the driver.  Tom moved my entire house from MI to TX and he was INCREDIBLE!  He was very friendly, efficient and punctual, showing up EARLY for both the loading and unloading.  I had over 100 boxes and a lot of very large/heavy furniture that had to make the move to an apartment AND storage unit in TX.  Not only was he able to get to TX and deliver things earlier than originally estimated (YAY!) but EVERYTHING survived the move with ZERO damage.  If you've ever moved across the country, you should know how rare this is.  Tom called me multiple times to provide updates on his progress and made sure I was comfortable with the move every step of the way.  I would highly recommend Rose to anyone who is looking to move a long distance.  Request Tom as your driver if he is available -- you will not be disappointed!
February 06, 2012
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Lake Orion (Get Moving Estimate for Lake Orion, MI) (/ˈɒrən/ ORR-ee-ən) is a village in Oakland (Oakland, MI Movers) in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,973 at the 2010 census. "Lake Orion" is often used to describe both the village and the much larger Orion Township, of which the village is a part.

Lake Orion (Get Move Estimate for Lake Orion, MI) originated as a resort town and over time has incorporated elements of a bedroom community. At the turn of the twentieth century, the town featured a small amusement park near Park Island on Lake Orion (Get Relocation Cost for Lake Orion, MI). It included a wooden roller coaster and carousel.

History

Judah Church and Moses (or Samuel) Munson were among the first settlers. Munson, who arrived in 1824, built a sawmill in 1825, and planted the first orchard. Jesse Decker arrived from upstate New York with his wife, Mary, in 1825. Decker proved to be energetic and became "everything to everybody", so that the place soon became known as "Decker's Settlement". The settlement grew into a bustling commercial center with a sawmill, tavern, post office, general store, blacksmith shop, school and cemetery.

In 1830, Jesse Decker raised the first frame barn in the area with the help of local Indians. The first post office was opened in 1832, with Decker as postmaster. In 1835, a group of settlers gathered in his home and formed a township. By 1836, two persons were licensed to keep taverns in the town, one of whom was Decker. By 1840 Decker owned 440 acres (1.8 km2) of land.

Decker was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 1837 and also served as justice of the peace.

The township of Orion (Orion, MI Moving) was approved by the Michigan Territory in 1835, the same year it applied for statehood. Jesse Decker became the first Supervisor of Orion (Orion, MI Moving Companies), with a salary of $2.00 a year.

Another settlement nearby, New Canadaigua, was absorbed by Orion. This land later helped Orion to establish its first public school in 1859. Orion, already well-established, was platted and chartered, also in 1859. In 1862, a fire ravaged Orion, destroying nearly the entire town. Despite this, the town was rebuilt. The railroad that was built in Orion paved the way to mass development in 1872. The great resort era soon followed after another incredible recovery from a fire in 1874. Orion became well known when lumberjacks bringing lumber to Detroit (Detroit, MI Moving Companies) bunked there, and when Lapeer Road, a highway running through Orion, was paved in 1929, permanent residents moved in.

In 1929, Amelia Earhart visited Lake Orion (Get Moves Cost for Lake Orion, MI) and flew an experimental glider at Scripps Mansion.

Lake Orion (Get Moves Estimate for Lake Orion, MI) was served by trains on the Michigan Central Railroad and DUR interurban. Today, the track east of M-24 has been removed, and the line now serves as the recreational Paint Creek Trail.

Folklore

The story of the Lake Orion (Get Relocation Estimate for Lake Orion, MI) Dragon says that sometime in the 1800s a group of local kids played a prank by building a fake dragon and launching it out in the lake. A number of people saw it and soon Lake Orion (Get Relocation Quote for Lake Orion, MI) was known for its dragon. There are a number of stories around about who made it and how they built it but it is widely agreed that it was a prank.

"That same year [1894] the Lake Orion (Get Moving Estimate for Lake Orion, MI) 'dragon' made its entrance into Orion history. First seen by two ladies near the present Robert’s Rondevoo cove, the animal grew in length as the story grew in listeners. What had started out as an average-sized lake monster was claimed by some to be at least eighty feet long. Detroit and other newspapers joshingly suggested, upon hearing of the behemoth, that Orion residents should 'drink more well water in the future.'" The nickname of Lake Orion (Get Relocation Cost for Lake Orion, MI) High School's sports teams (the Dragons) is derived from this.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.30 square miles (3.37 km2), of which, 0.79 square miles (2.05 km2) of it is land and 0.51 square miles (1.32 km2) is water.

Lake Orion (Get Move Estimate for Lake Orion, MI)

Lake Orion (Get Relocation Quote for Lake Orion, MI) (less commonly known as "Orion Lake") is an medium-sized inland lake, with area 482 acres (3.2 km²). It has a maximum depth of 80 feet and an average depth of 16 feet. The lake is located within the Village of Lake Orion and Orion Township. It is the seventh largest lake by area in Oakland (Oakland, MI Relocation Company).

The current area of the lake was formed by a collection of smaller lakes with the damming of Paint Creek in 1839. Canals have also been dredged to maximize lake frontage.

There is a public access boat launch on the northern side of the lake. It is administered by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Islands

There are several islands in Lake Orion (Get Movers Cost for Lake Orion, MI), some of which feature seasonal and year-round residences. The largest islands, Bellevue and Park, are connected to the mainland by 2-lane bridges. Most boats can pass under the Bellevue Bridge, which has a clearance of 9.6 feet. The Park Island bridge has a low clearance that allows only canoes, kayaks, and rowboats to pass underneath. Victoria Island is the third largest island, and is home to several season and year-round homes. A smaller island, Squaw Island, was previously was home to a single residence from the 1850s to the 1950s. Little remains of the island due to erosion, and the shallow waters can be a hazard to boaters. Sweet's Island is home to the Lake Orion (Get Moves Estimate for Lake Orion, MI) Boat Club, and features a private boathouse and docks. Romance Island is home to a single cottage. Preston Island is home to two seasonal cottages. Dot Island is home to one seasonal cottage. Armada Island is home to 4 seasonal cottages. Pine Island currently features no residences, but is used to rent out boat docks. It is connected to the mainland by a small bridge.

Demographics

The demographics below are for the village only. Refer to Orion (Orion, Michigan Moving Reviews) for the demographics of the entire township.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,973 people, 1,304 households, and 709 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,763.3 inhabitants per square mile (1,453.0 /km2). There were 1,483 housing units at an average density of 1,877.2 per square mile (724.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.2% White, 1.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 1,304 households of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.6% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the village was 41.2 years. 20.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.5% were from 45 to 64; and 16.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

Government

The Village of Lake Orion (Get Movers Quote for Lake Orion, MI) is a Michigan home rule village with a council-manager form of government. The village is governed by a local charter adopted by village electors. The village's legislative body is its village council, comprising a President and six council members. The village council appoints a Village Manager to serve as the Chief Administrative Officer of the government responsible for the management of the village's daily operations and oversight of all departments. Current Village Manager Darwin McClary was appointed as interim manager in April 2013 and was appointed permanently on July 1, 2013.

Lake Orion (Get Movers Quote for Lake Orion, MI) is served by the Lake Orion (Get Relocation Cost for Lake Orion, MI) Community Schools school district.

Notable people

  • Scott Amedure, The Jenny Jones Show murder victim
  • Brace Beemer, one of the radio voices of The Lone Ranger
  • Matthew Blackmer, American pair skater
  • Christopher Bowman, U.S. Winter Olympian, National Champion, World Medalist champion figure skater
  • William Broomfield, former congressman
  • Pat Caputo, sportswriter for The Oakland (Oakland, MI Movers) Press, radio personality at WXYT-FM
  • Rolla C. Carpenter, engineer, academic, writer
  • Dave Collins, former professional baseball player, former coach at Lake Orion (Get Relocation Estimate for Lake Orion, MI) High School
  • Barbara Ann Crancer, associate circuit court judge, daughter of Jimmy Hoffa
  • Matthew Dear, musician
  • Andrew J. Feustel, NASA astronaut
  • Frontier Ruckus, art-folk band
  • Tom Gillis, professional golfer
  • Jeff Heath, professional football player
  • Frederick Henderson (Henderson, MI Moving Reviews), former CEO of General Motors
  • James P. Hoffa, current International Brotherhood of Teamsters President, son of Jimmy Hoffa
  • Jimmy Hoffa (family summer home), former International Brotherhood of Teamsters President
  • Zak Keasey, former professional football player
  • Mickey Lolich, former professional baseball player and donut shop owner
  • James Marcinkowski, politician, attorney, former CIA case officer
  • Chris "Hot Wings" Michels, syndicated radio show host
  • Jamie Milam, professional hockey player
  • Troy (Troy, Michigan Moving Companies) Milam, professional hockey player
  • Frank Novak, former NFL coach
  • Raymond Plouhar, staff sergeant, USMC
  • William Edmund Scripps, newspaper magnate
  • Rich Strenger, lawyer, former professional football player
  • Ron Tripp, World Sambo and Judo champion; President of USA Judo
  • Cynthia Watros, actress
  • Mike Weger, business owner, former professional football player
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