Livonia

Located in the northwest corner of Wayne County, Livonia, Michigan presents a prime real estate investment opportunity. Only 15 miles from the center of downtown Detroit and just under 2 miles from the city's border to Canada, Livonia combines suburban peace with city accessibility. Livonia's vibrancy is further enhanced by its rich community spirit, shown directly by the presence of the Livonia Hockey Association - the largest amateur hockey association in Michigan. Whether you're a sports enthusiast or simply seeking a dynamic community with strong amenities and recreational activities, Livonia is a compelling choice for your real estate investment. 

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Livonia Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $320K
Lowest Price $95K
Highest Price $670K
Total Listings 162
Avg. Price/SQFT $169

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Welcome to Livonia, MI

Located a mere 15 miles from the bustling heart of Downtown Detroit and just under 2 miles from the Detroit city limits, Livonia, Michigan, is a thriving city that blends the charm of a small town with the amenities of a larger urban area. This appealing mix draws over 94,000 residents, each adding to the vibrant feel of the community, making Livonia their ideal home.

Livonia's vibrant community spirit extends to its sporting culture, as it's home to the Livonia Hockey Association, the largest amateur hockey association in the state of Michigan. This distinction underscores the city's dedication to fostering a sporting talent and promoting community engagement through athletics.

Despite its size, Livonia has managed to retain the ambiance of a close-knit community, while still providing the perks of city life. It stands as the second-largest city in Wayne County and ranks as the tenth-largest city in the state of Michigan, further cementing its status as a significant player in the state's urban landscape.

Homes For Sale in Livonia, MI

Livonia real estate includes a wide range of architectural styles and housing options that cater to diverse lifestyles and budgets. The city boasts opulent, luxury homes seeking an upscale living experience. For those who prefer a taste of nostalgic charm, Livonia is dotted with picturesque Cape-Cod style houses, reminiscent of its settler's origins. Moreover, Livonia's real estate landscape is also marked by beautiful townhomes, offering and ideal blend of suburban comfort and urban convenience.

The majority of the homes for sale in Livonia have a distinct charm, as they were built in the 1950's and 1960's, offering a touch of classic architecture and a sense of timeless style. The architectural character, combined with the city's modern amenities, provides potential homeowners with a unique residential atmosphere.

Though Livonia spans a large area, it maintains a unique essence that combines the intimate feel of a small town with the benefits and opportunities that come with city-living. This harmonious balance makes Livonia an attractive location for families, professionals, and retirees alike, lending to its dynamic community feel.

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Local Lifestyle in Livonia

St. Mary's Hospital stands as the pinnacle of healthcare in Livonia, offering cutting-edge medical services and a dedicated team of professionals, ensuring residents have access to top-tier healthcare without having to leave the city.

Livonia's thriving economy is propelled by a diverse range of prominent employers contributing to the city's growth. These include media powerhouses CBS/Fox Video, automotive giant General Motors Company, and financial institution Comerica Bank. Additionally, Livonia is home to The Harvard Drug Group, a leading pharmaceutical company, Sears, Roebuck & Co, a household name is retail, Tower International, a manufacturer of automotive structural components, TRW Automotive, a global automotive parts company, and Awrey Bakeries, a cherished local business.

Beyond these essential services and employment opportunities, Livonia also offers excellent shopping venues. Laurel Park Place is a high-fashion mall, hosting over 74 retail stores, provides residents with a vast array of shopping and dining options.

Potential homeowners will be enticed by the strong sense of community in Livonia. The city hosts numerous events throughout the year, many of which focusing on children's activities, fostering a family-friendly atmosphere. Furthermore, Livonia has an intriguing past as the former host of the state's only thoroughbred horse race track until its closure in 1998, a testament to its rich history and diverse recreational offerings.

Livonia Schools

Livonia is served by both Livonia Public schools and the Clarenceville School District.

Livonia School District

Livonia Public Schools serves most of Livonia MI and a portion of Westland as well. In 2006 Livonia revised their curriculum to a four-tier system K-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-12 just as Farmington Public Schools had also, due to population shifts. In addition to the high schools, Livonia Students are able to take courses at the Livonia Career Technological Center. In addition, Livonia has been consistently ranked as one of the top districts in Michigan statewide since the 1960s.

Many of the homes in Livonia is served by twelve Elementary Schools (k-4)

  • Buchanan Elementary School (Livonia)
  • Cass Elementary School (Livonia, 1967)
  • Cleveland Elementary School (Livonia)
  • Coolidge Elementary School (Livonia)
  • Garfield Elementary School (Livonia)
  • Grant Elementary School (Livonia)
  • Hayes Elementary School (Westland)
  • Hoover Elementary School (Livonia)
  • Kennedy Elementary School (Livonia)
  • Randolph Elementary School (Livonia)
  • Roosevelt Elementary School (Livonia)
  • Rosedale Elementary School (Livonia)

 Three Upper Elementary Schools:

  • Cooper Upper Elementary School (Westland)
  • Johnson Upper Elementary School (Westland)
  • Riley Upper Elementary School (Livonia)

Three Middle Schools (Grades 7-8)

  • Emerson Middle School (Livonia, 1954) - This school was named after the American writer and philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson. This building is a North Central Association School, and their mascot is the Eagles.
  • Frost Middle School (Livonia, 1963) - This school was named after Robert Lee Frost, the American poet. In addition to 7th and 8th graders, this building houses the MACAT (Middle Alternative Classrooms for the Academically Talented) program. This building is also a North Central Association School, and their mascot is the Phantoms.
  • Holmes Middle School (Livonia, 1967) - This school is named after Oliver Wendell Holmes, a famous physician, poet, & writer. This is also a North Central Association school, and their mascot is the Hawks.

Many of the homes for sale in Livonia are currently served by 3 high schools:

  • Benjamin Franklin High School (opened in 1962)
  • Adlai E. Stevenson High School (opened in 1966)
  • Winston Churchill High School (opened in 1969)

Clarenceville Schools:

Founded in 1837 serves a section of properties in Livonia, a section in Farmington Hills MI and a section Redford MI. 1940 students currently attend Clarenceville Schools with a staff of teachers, clerical and admin of 270.

Schools in the district include:

  • Clarenceville High School
  • Clarenceville Middle School
  • Botsford Elementary School
  • Grandview Elementary School

Additional Schools in Livonia:

Homes for sale in Livonia are also near several private and secondary schools. 

  • Saint Michael's School: A JK through 8th grade Catholic Parish and Elementary School and is a feeder school for Ladywood in Livonia as well as Catholic Central, U of D Jesuit, Mercy High School, and 19 other high schools
    • 11311 Hubbard Livonia MI 48150
  • St. Pauls Lutheran Church and School: Working closely with parents, teachers, and staff, pride themselves in providing the area's premier Lutheran education with a focus on serving Jesus Christ.
    • 17810 Farmington Road Livonia MI 48152
  • Ladywood High School: An all-girls high school in Livonia focused on academic excellence.
    • 14680 Newburgh Road Livonia MI 48154
  • Schoolcraft College: Known nationally for its excellent culinary arts program and headed by four master chefs (CMC), which is the highest ratio of master chefs to student ratio in the country.
    • 18600 Haggerty Road Livonia MI 48152
  • Madonna University: Run by the Felician Sisters with strong ties to the Roman Catholic Church, is known for its Nursing Program.
    • 36600 Schoolcraft Road Livonia MI 48150

As well as multiple private schools, Livonia real estate is near Davenport University. Livonia has four Public Libraries, the Civic Center, Alfred Noble Library, Carl Sandburg Library, and the Vest Pocket Library.

Restaurants in Livonia

These are some of the best Livonia restaurants and a few of our personal favorite spots! There are so many options for great restaurants in Livonia and nearby. 

  • Bates Hamburgers: 63 reviews 5-star reviews on Trip Advisor can't be wrong!
    • 33406 5 Mile Road Livonia MI 48154
  • One Under: Locally owned by the 3 Dabish Brothers. Featuring the Killer Flamingos on Fridays, DJ on Saturdays, Trivia on Sunday's and over 200 beers on tap. On top of that a killer burger, solid pizza and more. Perfect for after a round of golf at Idyl Wyld
    • 35780 5 mile road Livonia MI 48154
  • J Alexander's Restaurant: Solid service and food, a favorite chain of ours with a good atmosphere
    • 19200 Haggerty Road Livonia MI 48152
  • Mitchell's Fish Market: The go-to place for fish in Livonia, known for their swordfish, shellfish and daily delivery of one day out of water
    • 17600 Haggerty Road Livonia MI 48152
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: If you're looking for the best steak in Livonia this is the place. In addition, they have a wide selection of wine and a perfectly prepared lobster.
    • 17400 Haggerty Road Livonia MI 48152
  • Cantoro Italian: A 50 year Livonia tradition and our favorite destination for all stuff Italian. Cantoro's new grocery market and Livonia restaurant has gained immediate popularity.
    • 19710 Haggerty Road Livonia MI
  • House of Falafel: A unique Mediterranean restaurant - try the falafel burger or create your own pita. You won't be disappointed! 
    • 21095 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
  • Brunch Cafe: A great spot to go on the weekend to have a good breakfast or lunch. They offer excellent options for coffee drinks, freshly squeezed OJ, and great food!
    • 16977 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, MI 48154

Family Fun with the Kiddos in Livonia!

Family activities are as important as everything else when shopping for homes for sale in Livonia. Below is a short list of our favorite things to do with our families. Also, at the bottom of the page are links to nearby communities with plenty to do, as well.

  • AMC Livonia 20: Movies are always a good go-to, and this one features an IMAX
    • 19500 Haggerty Road Livonia MI 48152
  • Rotary Park: The park houses five shelters, picnic areas, athletic fields, tennis and volleyball courts, a garden, and walking trails. 
    • 32184 6 Mile Road Livonia MI 48152
  • Merri-Bowl Lanes: Newly renovated 32 lanes with optional bumpers, featuring a full snack bar, pro shop, moonlight, and glow bowl. They also have catered parties for families.
    • 30950 5 Mile Road Livonia 48154
  • Hines Park: More than 15 miles in length is a favorite of runners and features the Martian Marathon every April, a large disc golf course, sledding, playgrounds, baseball diamonds, volleyball courts, and more.
    • Along Edward N Hines Drive
  • Campus Martius Park: Activities throughout the year include the Free Press Marathon, live concerts, ice skating, and more
    • 800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48221
  • Comerica Park: Home of the Detroit Tigers featuring a Ferris Wheel and real elephant ears! Catch a game and hopefully a fly ball!
    • 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
  • Little Caesars Arena: Home of the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons, and countless other sports, entertainment, and community events. LCA also features state-of-the-art technology and fan amenities. 
    • 2645 Woodward Ave. Detroit, Mi 48201
  • The Detroit Zoo: One of the largest in the Midwest, located in Royal Oak, MI, and has many seasonal events. Housing 3,000 animals, over 125 acres, and a nice 1.7-mile walk.
    • 8450 W. 10 Mile Road Royal Oak, MI 48067

Shopping in Livonia 

  • Joe's Produce: Gourmet shopping experience with an expansive bakery, amazing produce, artisan gifts, and unique spirits. In the same parking lot are two other Joe's stores for meat and freshly baked bread.
    • 33152 W. Seven Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152 
  • Livonia Italian Bakery and Cafe: Nestled in a neighborhood strip mall, this bakery, cafe, and store offers European gifts, take-and-bake lasagna, ravioli, garlic bread, and other delicious Italian favorites. 
    • 33615 W. Seven Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152 
  • Laurel Park Place: Enclosed shopping mall in the suburb of Livonia featuring around 60 restaurants and stores. 
    • 37700 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152 

Nightlife in Livonia

Many of the homes in Livonia are positioned uniquely close to several popular nightlife spots; from bars to clubs to comedy, there is a ton to do and explore!

      • One Under: Not just a restaurant, but a local band spot, DJ, Trivia, and more. Often packed, it is a local Livonia favorite and often charges a cover on Fridays due to popularity
        • 35780 5 Mile Road Livonia MI 48154
      • Wintergarden Tavern: Local, inexpensive, free pool tables from Sunday through Thursday and good food. 
        • 33320 7 Mile Road Livonia MI 48152
      • Dave and Busters: Chuck E. Cheese for adults! Bowling, billiards, arcade games, food, drink and more!
        • 19375 Victor Parkway Livonia MI 48152
      • Bar Louie: Burgers, pasta, appetizers, great atmosphere, and great drink options. 
        • 37716 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

Find additional Nightlife Spots in CantonFarmington HillsNorthvilleNoviSouth Lyon, and Troy.

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