South Lyon Real Estate
South Lyon was founded in 1832 as Thompson’s Corner and later became a village called South Lyon in 1873, and then a city in 1930. South Lyon to this day maintains a historic presence through the past rails they had and McHattie Park, The Witch’s Hat Depot Museum, & Historic Village. Once a city of railroad transportation with three rails in 1871, Detroit, Lansing, and Northern, and in 1880 the Ann Arbor Railroad built a line into the town of Ann Arbor. The Grand Trunk line served South Lyon all the way to the 1980’s. That branch line is now a paved beautiful, scenic bicycle trail for South Lyon residents to enjoy. Present to today an active line remains, the CSX main line which travels Detroit to Grand Rapids. McHattie Park, The Witch’s Hat Depot Museum, and the Historic Village each host events for the public. In Summer, Concerts in the Park are an attraction. In the 2000’s South Lyon’s Real Estate of new developments has continued to grow at a rapid pace. These new homes range from your mid size home to luxury homes, some which are on water. The downtown has an older town feel to it and is known for the South Lyon Hotel for night life. There is also an orchard / cider mill in the town just off of I-96 called Erwin Orchards. The schools are rated on average a 7-9 out of 10. South Lyon is in Southwestern Oakland County and it’s borders are Livingston and Washtenaw County. You can easily commute to the Greater Detroit area, including Novi, Brighton, Lansing, and Ann Arbor living in South Lyon. If you want a historic downtown feel with the option of older and new modern neighborhoods with a decent commute to many bigger cities in the area, South Lyon is a great place to check out!