Located on the eastern edge of the state, Livonia is a growing city in Wayne County. It has a population of almost 100,000, and is one of the 10 largest cities in the state. While the city has deep historical roots reaching back to the 1800s, it’s also a carefully planned city and ranks as one of the safest in the state of Michigan, making Livonia real estate a very popular commodity.
One of the best-known benefits of life in Livonia is the incredible number of top-ranked schools in the city. It boasts a number of colleges and universities, including Madonna University, Eastern Michigan University (continuing education campus) and Davenport University. Of course, the city doesn’t lack in elementary, middle and high schools, either. The Livonia Public Schools District and Clarenceville School District serve the city, and residents buying real estate in Livonia will find that both are award-winning districts with innovative education programs to fit pretty much any need at all.
In terms of safety, Livonia has the singular distinction of being named the second safest city in Michigan by the FBI, as well as being ranked as one of the most child friendly cities in the nation and one of the best cities for economic success. It’s also made great strides in terms of environmental friendliness, and was named one of the Top 50 Green Cities by Popular Science.
Buying Livonia real estate also gives residents access to a significant number of parks and recreation areas, including the state of the art Community Recreation Center, featuring an indoor water park, activity courts, fitness hub and more. For those interested in shopping, Laurel Park Place Mall and Wonderland Village are both excellent options, though the historic downtown area also has some excellent options for shopping and dining if you prefer.