About South Lyon
Located in the southwest corner of Oakland County, near the intersection of I-96 & US 23, South Lyon is a quaint city of about 17,408 people that is experiencing significant growth. Less than an hour from the state capital in Lansing, 19 miles north of Ann Arbor and about 45 miles west of Detroit South Lyon combines the best of small-town living with the convenience of nearby interstates, large nearby metro areas and an international airport. This 3.73-square-mile community was originally founded in 1832. At that time, it was known as Thompson's Corners. The surrounding township was named Lyon, after Lucious Lyon, who was a member of the state legislature. In time, what was once known as "Thompson's Corners" became known as South Lyon because of its relation to Lyon. Officially incorporated as a village in 1873 it became an incorporated city in 1930.
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Located in the southwest corner of Oakland County, near the intersection of I-96 & US 23 South Lyon is a quaint city of about 17,408 that is experiencing explosive growth.
Less than an hour from the state capital in Lansing, 19 miles north of Ann Arbor and about 45 miles west of Detroit South Lyon combines the best of small town living with the convenience of nearby interstates, large nearby metro areas and an international airport.
This 3.73-square-mile community was originally founded in 1832. During that time, it was known as Thompson’s Corners. The surrounding township was named Lyon, after Lucious Lyon, who was a member of the state legislature. In time, what was once known as “Thompson’s Corners” became known as South Lyon because of its relation to Lyon. Officially incorporated as a village in 1873 it became an incorporated city in 1930.
South Lyon Community
Known for its annual festivals, top-notch parks, great schools, and one-of-a-kind historically charming downtown, the City of South Lyon is one of SE Michigan's best-kept secrets for those looking for an unparalleled quality of life.
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With roots that go back to its first one-room, log schoolhouse in 1883 school-aged children living in South Lyon are served by the South Lyon Community Schools system, which covers about 88-square-miles. The district currently consists of two high schools, two middle schools, seven elementary schools and an Early Childhood Center. All schools in the district are accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges and the district recently rated 1st in the Tri-County area in a Standard & Poors cost performance index. The district consistently ranks above both State and County averages on the annual MEAP assessments
Within this school district are several high performing schools, particularly:
- Kent Lake Elementary School
- Sayre Elementary School
- Salem Elementary School
- Dolsen Elementary School
- Bartlett Elementary School
- Brummer Elementary School
- Hardy Elementary School
- Centennial Middle School
- Millennium Middle School
- South Lyon High School
- South Lyon East High School
In addition to being conveniently close to all of the shopping and dining that Detroit and Ann Arbor have to offer, South Lyon has its own attractions right within its borders.
For instance, South Lyon’s McHattie Park is home to the Witch’s Hat Depot Museum and Historic Museum.
This site consists of six buildings:
- Washburn School (c. 1907)
- Queen Anne Depot (c 1909)
- The Caboose (c. 1926)
- The Little Village Chapel (c 1930)
- The Freight House (c 1984)
- The Gazebo (c. 1990).
It’s a great lesson in history for the entire family!
Plus, the McHattie Park and museum host a number of public events throughout the year, including Depot Days as well as Concerts in the Park.
In addition to the great parks and historic locations, South Lyon is known for their events and festivals including:
- Lake Street Cruise In
- Labor Day Bridge Walk
- Concerts In The Park
- Movies Under The Stars
- Ladies Night Out
- Depot Day
- Blues Brews & Brats
- Downtown Trick-or-Treat
- Cool Yule
Pumpkinfest, considered one of the largest annual festivals in the area, takes place during the first weekend in October and features children’s activities, rides, games, concessions, live entertainment, a dog show a Great Pumpkin & Fun Veggies contest, and so much more!
It’s a must-see event for anyone living in and around the South Lyon area!
South Lyon Shopping
Open on Saturdays from May 2nd-October 24th the South Lyon Farmers Market is a great opportunity to get fresh, locally grown food that not only supports your family's health but also helps support the local farmers and the community.
South Lyon Employment
Top Employers in the South Lyon area are:
- South Lyon Schools
- Michigan Seamless Tube
- South Lyon Hotel
- Sun Steel Treating
Median Household Income: $72,716+
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