The South Lyon area is conveniently located within the perimeter of US-23, I-96 and M-14, making it easy for residents to access those expressways. US-23 and I-96 are just five miles from downtown South Lyon, while Ann Arbor can be reached in 20 minutes and Lansing in 50 minutes. Metro Airport is only a 35 minute drive, while downtown Detroit or Flint are within a 45 minute drive.
The residents of the south Lyon area enjoy a high quality of life, with access to some of the finest recreational areas in Michigan. The area is dotted with lakes and golf courses, while cider mills, apple orchards, state parks, and metroparks are just a short drive away. Bike paths, quality schools and small town charm all add to this fine quality of life. New housing developments are evidence of the rapid growth in population that the area is experienced, though there is still plenty of room and multi-acre parcels for those who want to experience a rural life-style.
The City of south Lyon, a full-service city, serves the surrounding rural townships. the small town atmosphere is unique in an area of the county that is developing without definable downtowns. Originally established as an agricultural center built around two railroads and incorporated as a city in 1930, South Lyon is becoming a small center for manufacturing.
Labor Market: 3.3% Unemployment
Population Projections: 11,002
Median Household Income: 1997: $41,548
South Lyon has participated in ACT 198, PA 1974 tax abatement programs for industrial facilities. South Lyon has a Downtown Development Authority.
The Township of Lyon is developing into a diversified rural community with an emerging manufacturing base and quality recreation opportunities. Lyon Oaks County Park is conveniently located close to the I-96 expressway.
Labor Market: 2.9% Unemployment
Population Projections: 10,059
Median Household Income: 1997: $56,413
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