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Talk About Town: What's One Thing You Would Change About White Lake or Highland?

White Lake and Highland are wonderful places to live, and each have their own unique small-town charms. But, would you change anything about them if you could?

Recently CNN Money came out with a list of the best small cities in America to live in. In Michigan, places like West Bloomfield and Troy were named in the top 100, but because of their smaller populations places like White Lake and Highland were overlooked.

White Lake-Highland Patch readers know how great our towns are. After all, we chose to live here, shop here, work here and raise families here.

Both towns have a small-town charm, and unique local businesses. With some of the recent big box store additions to White Lake, you don't need to leave the area to shop.

But despite the parks, shopping and overall charm of both White Lake and Highland, are there things you wish the towns had?

White Lake-Highland Patch wants to know:

If you could change one thing about White Lake or Highland, what would it be and why?

Richard R. Kollar Jr. August 22, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Clyde Road paved ... Larger Boat Launch on White Lake.
Judy Polesnak August 22, 2012 at 02:15 PM
sidewalks/bike paths PLEASE!
Adam Secler August 22, 2012 at 03:34 PM
".....places like Highland overlooked....." Well, maybe they didn't really think that a town built on trailer park mentality was one of the top places to live. If they came to many parts of Highland and left their car outside overnight it would be gone the next day! I speak from experience.
Jeff Androsian August 22, 2012 at 07:16 PM
I agree. I feel like we are trapped in our subdivision.
mona lisa August 22, 2012 at 09:14 PM
White lake should respect all property owners and make some of these dead-beat owners and renters keep their properties cleaned up and mowed. They bring all our properties down in value and it stinks to see this mess when traveling down my block! We are rural but no need to look like a junk yard around here.
Gerry S August 23, 2012 at 12:38 AM
I'm with you, Mona!
Connie Schimp August 23, 2012 at 01:36 PM
I would LOVE more sidewalks! :)
Connie Schimp August 23, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Me too Mona!
Susan S. August 23, 2012 at 02:41 PM
I would love to see a little downtown shopping & entertainment district with a town square type of place for local gatherings and events.
Laura Vogel August 27, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Agreed completely. White Lake tends to permit a great many more uses on residential/commercial properties in the first place (than, say, Milford Twp), so to have to endure poorly enforced land use/appearance rules adds that much more insult to injury.

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