by Michael Perna
on Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 3:27pm.
Livonia Real Estate Information
Livonia has grown from a population of 17,000 in 1950 to nearly 100,000 today, making it the third-largest city in Wayne County and the ninth-largest city in Michigan. Livonia is made up of 36 square miles in northwest Wayne County and offers multiple different housing options from affordable condominiums, to small to mid-size single family homes, to large upscale new construction homes. Livonia also has the lowest property tax rate in Wayne County.
Livonia is served by two school districts, Livonia Public Schools and Clarenceville School District. Livonia was rated The Second Best Kid Friendly Place in the Nation by Population Connection and recognized by the FBI as the Second Safest City in Michigan for populations over 75,000. The community offers 22 neighborhood parks and a state of the art Recreation Center that offers discounts to Livonia residents, and Laurel Park Mall that offers shopping and dining.
There are 3 city owned and operated golf courses, 22 playgrounds, 42 baseball diamonds, 33 tennis courts and 27 soccer fields. The City also owns 2 indoor ice arenas with 3 sheets of ice. The Livonia Recreation Center offers activities for residents of all ages and fitness levels to participate in a lively and inviting environment. The center includes a wide variety of activities, including, two indoor pools with a 250 foot water slide, a 40 foot high climbing wall, an outdoor in-line skate rink, skateboard park and volleyball courts.
The city of Livonia celebrates is birthday each year during the last week of June in a fashion called, The Livonia Spree Festival. The Spree provides family fun from start to finish with amusement rides, food, various attractions and of course, fireworks. The festival helps raise funds for the City of Livonia and for many non-profit projects and programs in the community.
The cultural fiber of the City is alive and thriving. Both music and the Arts are celebrated and embraced. The Livonia Symphony Orchestra is 25 years old and still going strong. They perform a full concert series each year, and special events including a wide range of musical repertoires. The Livonia Civic Chorus remains active throughout the year with its annual spring musical and various performances around the City. The Music Under the Stars series is a highlight for Livonia residents each summer.
Greenmead Historical Village and the Wilson Barn preserve the past for both residents and visitors alike. Greenmead has been preserving Livonia's heritage for years and features some of the city's original buildings from the 1850s. It is also the home of several events, including The Fine Arts Festival and the Arts and Crafts Festival. Meanwhile, Wilson Barn is also the site of numerous events and activities throughout the year, including flower sales, an antique car show and holiday programs.
Livonia offers a wide variety of entertainment, dining and shopping venues. Numerous movie theaters include a 20-screen state of the art facility. With over 200 restaurants within the city limits, Livonia has something for everyone's taste.
There are two restaurants in particular that are considered landmarks in the city. The first is known for its greasy burgers, also known as sliders is known as Bates Burgers. The second restaurant controls the start of summer. The first day it opens each year, is considered the first day of summer in the city of Livonia. On a hot summer day, nothing beats Han-D-Dip Dairy Barn.