South Lyon Homes for Sale and Real Estate

Area Description

Perfect for families, South Lyon is located in southwestern Oakland County with easy access to job centers in Ann Arbor and along the US-23 and I-96 corridors. It is the epicenter of one of the fastest-growing areas in the region. Founded in 1832, the town offers an historic and quaint downtown close to area Metroparks and state recreation areas, and is convenient to other area downtowns in Brighton, Howell, Milford and Northville.

The community is served by the highly-ranked South Lyon Community Schools, with two top-notch high schools: South Lyon High School and South Lyon East High School.

Area Highlights

The Neighbors

Affluent, professionals, families.


Competitive market with options ranging from historic homes to new subdivision developments.


Small-town feel, relaxed, plenty of history mixed with suburban amenities.

You'll Love

The history, the architecture, the schools, easy access to Kensington Metropark.

Perfect For

Raising a family, being part of a community.

Around the Area

Walkable downtown South Lyon offers 12 blocks of historic and newer buildings with more than 100 shops and restaurants, including the famous South Lyon Hotel. Residents and visitors enjoy more than 200 acres of parkland within city limits and access to the 10.5 mile Huron Valley Rail Trail, constructed on the bed of the former Grand Trunk Railroad. The trail connects to Lyon Oaks County Park and Kensington Metropark.

Downtown South Lyon offers a microbrewery; a range of specialty retail, restaurants and coffee shops; an IGA grocery; and a variety of services from dentists to shoe repair. McHattie Park houses the Witch's Hat Depot Museum and Historic Village, containing six historic buildings. The museum features the annual family friendly Depot Days festival; including tours, pioneer crafts, antique cars and blacksmith demonstrations.

Other community events throughout the year include a downtown Trick-or-Treat, ladies’ nights out, concerts in the park, movies under the stars and a weekly farmers' market. The Lyon Movie Theater, built in 1946, features a single screen with a traditional marquee, running contemporary box office favorites.



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