Addison Township is in northeast Oakland County and it surrounds the village of Leonard. The ambiance of this and surrounding communities affords the luxury of rural country living at its best. Enjoy the open green spaces, peace and quiet and yet within 20-30 minutes of shopping. These more rural areas capture natural settings including nearby state-protected wetlands, parks and nature centers. Also enjoy Michigan wildlife in your own backyard including Sandhill Cranes, Blue Herons, American Eagle, deer, fox and many more.
Living in this area offers the luxury of larger private sprawling parcels, ponds, waterfront sites and heavily wooded areas. If you prefer all sports lakes living in the area, check out Lakeville Lake. From the first-time homebuyer to the discerning luxury estate buyer, you can find it all here in this area. Farmbrook Trail, Copper Hill Estates, The Meadows of Addison and Harmony Hills are just a few of the highly sought areas.
The village of Leonard is in the northeast part of the township. The Leonard ZIP code 48367 serves most of the eastern portion of the township. The township has two unincorporated communities:
- Campbells Corner is on the southern border with Oakland Charter Township.
- Lakeville is located in the south-central part of the township. It was founded and named by Sherman Hopkins in 1830. It was the first non-native American settlement in the Township, which had been named for pioneer settler Addison Chamberlain. A post office was established in November 1836 and Lakeville was platted in 1840.
Located on W. Romeo Road in Leonard is Addison Oaks County Park with 1,140-acre natural oasis where visitors can recreate for the day, camp under the stars, or explore the park’s rich history. Campers can stay on individual sites or in group camping areas, yurts, or cabins. Activities include a 20+ mile trail system for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and winter fat tire biking; boat/kayak and bike rentals, disc golf, fishing, geocaching, picnicking and group picnic shelters. A 2.5-mile connector trail connects the main park to Addison Oaks-East and other nearby recreation areas. The historic Tudor-style Buhl Estate hosts weddings, banquets, receptions and business meetings with food service by Oak Management.