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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C
Sylvan Lake is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 1,798. Sylvan Lake is in Oakland County. Living in Sylvan Lake offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Sylvan Lake there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals live in Sylvan Lake and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Sylvan Lake...
Population
1,798

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$227,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,471
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Sylvan Lake Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    107.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    53.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    268.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,397.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Sylvan Lake

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$79,118
National
$55,322

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Sylvan Lake Reviews

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Sylvan Lake is a clean, safe and quiet community with access to major roads, highways, parks and various lakes. The public schools are good and there are many private schools within miles. Access to shopping and restaurants is also easy. Commuting into Detroit, Troy, Southfield, Novi or other areas is possible, making it a great neighborhood to start or raise a family. Biking and walking in the community is a must, especially when getting ice cream at the local Dairy Queen!
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