The City of South Lyon is located near the crossroads of Interstate 96 and US 23, in the southwest corner of Oakland County, Michigan. Lansing, the capital of Michigan is located less than an hour drive west, and Detroit is just 45 miles to the east.
The center of the business district is at Ten Mile Road and Pontiac Trail, known as Lake Street and Lafayette Street within the City. At just 3.5 square miles in size, the City offers small town living, with the convenience of nearby interstate highways, major metropolitan areas and international airports.
Originally established as an agricultural center built around two railroads and incorporated as a city in 1930, South Lyon is becoming a center for manufacturing, with 70 acres of light industrial properties located within the city limits. South Lyon’s utility systems service residents and businesses, an important feature unavailable in surrounding areas.
Known for its historic and charming downtown, annual festivals, top-notch parks and excellent schools, the City of South Lyon offers an unparalleled quality of life.
County: Oakland County
City Area: 3.5 square miles
City Population: 11,036
County Population: 1,203,407
Mayor: John Galeas
City Manager: Lynne Ladner
Clerk/Treasurer: Lisa Deaton
Median Household Income (2007): $65,653
There are seven elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools in the South Lyon School District. All schools in the district are accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. Increases in MEAP scores in the district continue to outpace the State’s increases. When the State of Michigan contracted with Standard & Poors to analyze all public school districts, South Lyon Community Schools was rated 1st in the Tri-county area using the Standard & Poors cost performance index
(Sources: SEMCOG January 2009, Oakland County Community Profile, South Lyon School District website)