South Lyon: An Excellent Michigan Community to Call Home
Located in southwestern Oakland County in the Metro Detroit area, South Lyon is a quaint community where it’s easy to get to know your neighbors. After all, just over 11,000 people call South Lyon home.
Of course, it is also worth noting that this city is part of the South Lyon-Howell-Brighton Urban Area, which has a population of more than 106,000.
Thus, residents craving a small-town feel who also want to be near the center of it all will greatly enjoy living in South Lyon.
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A Brief South Lyon History Lesson
This 3.73-square-mile community was originally founded in 1832 and called Thompson’s Corners.
During that same year, the surrounding township was named Lyon after Lucius Lyon, who was a member of the State Legislature. Consequently, South Lyon was given its name because of its relation to Lyon.
This community saw a lot of growth because of three rail lines that passed through the community. This not only brought a lot of commerce to the area but also a lot of travelers who fell in love with the area.
The Everyday Life of a South Lyon Resident
Residents living here will enjoy the wide selection of single-family homes they have to choose from, many of which sit on generous, mature lots.
For worklife, there are options within the town limits but also within the surrounding metropolitan area. This community features a lot of industries as well, appealing to a wide selection of workers.
Meanwhile, children living here are served by the outstanding South Lyon Community Schools district.
This district covers approximately 88 square miles and includes such high-performing schools as:
- South Lyon High School
- South Lyon East High School
- Centennial Middle School
- Millennium Middle School
- Kent Elementary School
- Lake Elementary School
- Sayre Elementary School
- Salem Elementary School
- Dolsen Elementary School
- Bartlett Elementary School
- Brummer Elementary School
- Hardy Elementary School
Fun Things to Do On the Weekend
Because of its rich history, this community has plenty of recreational attractions to offer its resients.
For instance, South Lyon’s McHattie Park, which is on the west side of Pontiac Trail between 9 and 10 Mile roads, is the home of the Witch’s Hat Depot Museum and Historic Village.
This village is comprised of six buildings: Washburn School (built 1907), Queen Anne Depot (a.k.a. the Witch's Hat built 1909), the Caboose (circa 1926), the Little Village Chapel (built 1930), the Freight House (built 1984), and the Gazebo (1990).
To invite the community to learn about local history, the park and museum host many public events throughout the year, including Depot Days in September and free Concerts in the Park in summertime.
What’s more, McHattie Park is also connected to a part of the Huron Valley Trail System, a public trail that was formerly an old railroad line.
Another major attraction for South Lyon residents is Pumpkinfest, which is the largest annual festival in South Lyon. The event, which is traditionally held in the last weekend of September, features events like inflatable children’s rides, games, a 5k run, carnival food and so much more!
In addition, this community is conveniently close to all of the shopping, dining and entertainment venues that surrounding metropolitan areas are known for.
For instance, you’re just 19 miles north of Ann Arbor, 45 miles west of Detroit and 58 miles east of Lansing. Now that's convenient!
Doesn’t This Sound Like an Ideal Michigan Community to Invest In?
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