Hartland, Michigan

Hartland seems to be a perfect blend of everything a home buyer could want. Great location, excellent home values, and a superb education system have transformed Hartland into the gem of Livingston County.

Hartland Township is on the eastern side of Livingston County directly east of Howell and north of Brighton. The M-59 and US-23 juncture provides the area with major access points and also serves as the primary location for shopping and dining. After its population grew by one third between 2000 and 2010, there are now about 15,000 residents in Hartland Township.

Hartland, MI Real Estate

The exceptional schools have drawn many families to the area, as well as the location and the opportunity to enjoy either suburban or rural living. Go to Deerfield Township at the northwest end of Hartland and you’ll find most homes are on 5 or more acres and the nearest neighbor may be a mile away. Along M-59 you’ll see many subdivisions that have a great neighborly and family atmosphere. If it’s lake life that is appealing, just a few miles away is Handy Lake, Round Lake, Long Lake, and Maxfield Lake, which offer a wide range of home sizes and prices. There truly is something for everybody is Hartland.

According to local MLS data, in 2015 the median residential home price in Hartland was $260,000. The median sale price for condominiums was $148,000. Hartland is a community that only has a few condo developments. Most are highly sought after and sell very fast. Only 15 condos sold in 2015 in an average of 34 days on market.

Due to the recent growth surge in the Hartland area, there are many subdivisions that are newer or only about 10 years old. The demand created a need for more developments and home style and price options for the new residents. Hartland typically sees much less inventory than nearby Brighton or Howell as the area is smaller and there are fewer homes. Because of the steady demand, the market has remained very stable and experiences quick sales.

Living in Hartland, MI


Regarded as one of the best school systems in the area, Hartland Consolidated Schools covers Hartland Township, and parts of Oceola, Brighton, Deerfield and Tyrone townships. According to niche.com and data from the US Department of Education, Hartland Schools ranked as the 20th best school district in Michigan. They received several other great rankings as well…

  • #1 Safest School District in Michigan
  • #2 Best School District for Athletes in Michigan
  • #12 Best Places to Teach in Michigan


Elementary Schools

  • Creekside Elementary
  • Round Elementary
  • Lakes Elementary
  • Village Elementary


Middle/Intermediate Schools

  • Hartland Farms Intermediate
  • Hartland Middle School at Ore Creek


High Schools

  • Hartland High School
  • LEGACY Alternative High School


Activities and Events in Hartland, MI

The Hartland Sports Center is home to Bounce Gymnastics center which offers classes for boys and girls gymnastics, cheer, and tae kwon do. In the same building is the Hartland Ice House which hosts hockey leagues and open skates.

Waldenwoods is a large resort that provides a wide range of activities and services to guests. Owned and operated by the Crouse family since 1837, Lake Walden is a 140 acre lake that is surrounded by a beautiful 400 acres of wooded area. The resort was originally opened as a business meeting place and has now grown to become a destination for camping, conferences, and weddings.

There are over 320 campsites and the resort offers swimming, boating, hiking, fishing, and golfing at The Majestic at Lake Walden. Fireworks shows in the summer, dances, bonfires, even a New Year’s Party are just a few of the events and gatherings that Waldenwoods hosts.

Spicer Orchards Farm Market and Cider Mill is located just north of Hartland. Take the kids in the fall to pick pumpkins, enjoy the hayride, and watch apple cider being made. Adults can enjoy wine tastings and browse the shops that sell plenty of apples, pastries, doughnuts, and gifts.

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