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- Choose Livonia
Livonia is a prime location and a compelling choice for your business. It’s really that simple. The key ingredients that make Livonia the place to work, play, grow, and learn include:
- Access to government and education
- Lower cost of living
- Quality of life amenities
- Skilled workforce
- Strong sense of community
Check out our Choose Livonia Flyer (PDF), which provides a convenient overview of Livonia's:
- Community amenities
- Top employers
- Unemployment rate
- Vacancy rates
- And more
Accessibility & Location, Location, Location
Livonia enjoys a location second to none in the region. Livonia’s industry is concentrated into a 6 square mile corridor combing major mainline tracks such as the CSX Railway and expressway access to I-96 and I-275. Our main roads fan out in every direction providing convenient drive times throughout the Detroit Metropolitan Area. Livonia is conveniently located between Ann Arbor, Detroit, Auburn Hills, and the Detroit Metro Airport. In 2017, Realtor.com ranked Livonia the 2nd Hottest Real Estate Housing Market Nationwide for Millennial home buyers.
Great for Business
Livonia has a diverse collection of businesses at over 4,000 and growing. From manufacturing, finance, healthcare, and education to advertising, retail, commercial, hospitality, and more. Whether you are an entrepreneur starting up a new business or you are fortune 500 powerhouse seeking space to grow, the City of Livonia is the place for you.
Did You Know...
- In 2017, Realtor.com ranked Livonia's 48154 zip code as the hottest real estate housing marketing nationwide to millennial home buyers.
- Livonia has over 33 million square feet of industrial space, with less than a 3% vacancy rate.
- Livonia has a population of approximately 95,000.
- The median household income is approximately $71,063.
- Unemployment in Livonia is typically among the lowest in Michigan, at approximately 3%.
- We have a municipal property tax rate of 13.8993, the lowest in Wayne County.
- The City of Livonia has the second most public parks and nature preserves among municipalities in Michigan.
Additionally, the Livonia Chamber of Commerce has the largest active membership in the state of Michigan. As a valued advocate in the business community, the Livonia Chamber is an excellent resource for businesses to network.
Livonia's Leading Employers in 2019
|1||Ford Motor Company||Manufacturing||4,317|
|2||Trinity Health Care||Health Care||2,850|
|3||St. Mary Mercy Hospital||Health Care||2,116|
|4||Livonia Public Schools||Education||1,867|
|10||Mastronardi Produce (Sunset)||Grocery||1,050|
|14||City of Livonia||Government||607|
|17||Quality Metal Craft||Manufacturing||458|
|18||Republic National Distributing Company||Wholesaler||450|
|19||AAA of Michigan||Insurance||377|
Come Home to Livonia & Grow
New to Livonia? The City’s motto is “Families First.” With a population just under 96,000, Livonia has successfully maintained its friendly hometown atmosphere while maintaining a strong emphasis on public safety and public services. Livonia ranks the 9th largest city in Michigan. The level of community involvement is second to none.
Livonia ranks among some of the largest parent-run organizations in the State, including our:
- Church organizations
- Civic organizations
- Livonia Civic Arenas
- Livonia Junior Athletic League
- Over 60 neighborhood associations
- Parent-teacher-student association
- Some tens of thousands youth involved in recreational programs
The Residents of Livonia take great pride and ownership in the beautiful parks, quality of life opportunities, education, community involvement, volunteerism, and small business support, and will continue to do so for generations to come.
Green Space & Quality of Life
Livonia is a great place to channel your inner youthful spirit with abundant opportunities in fun and fitness. The City boasts a state-of-the-art, 130,000 square-foot Community Recreation Center featuring:
- Cardio and strength training equipment
- Competitive lap pool
- Fitness classes for all ages
- Giant water-tube slide
- Gymnasiums (4)
- Gymnastics center
- Indoor rock wall
- Indoor track
- Leisure pool with spray features
- Meeting and party room space
- Short-term child care
- Much, much more
The City of Livonia is also filled with over 1,300 acres of recreational open space in which there are 60 parks (36 developed and 24 undeveloped). The parks also offer:
- 18-hole golf courses (3)
- Archery range
- Baseball diamonds (43)
- Nature trails (totaling 6 miles)
- Picnic facilities
- Play structures in 22 neighborhood parks
- Soccer fields (25)
- Tennis courts (32)
- Walking paths (6)
Livonia has the second most public parks and nature preserves among municipalities in Michigan!
Livonia Education Centers
A superior education system produces a skilled workforce. Livonia’s students benefit from two quality public school systems, Livonia Public Schools (LPS) and the Clarenceville School District, as well as numerous parochial schools, the Niji-Iro Japanese Immersion Elementary School, and the Livonia Career Technical Center. The LPS has 100% Highly Qualified Teachers and AdvancED District Accredited at the Highest Level. To learn more about Livonia’s excellence in educational programs, check out the Education Portal on the City's website.
The City is home to four institutions of higher education, including the main campuses of Madonna University and Schoolcraft Community College. In addition, Wayne State University offers the Confucius Institute at Schoolcraft College.
Livonia was recognized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as the Second Safest City in Michigan (populations over 75,000). Over the years, Livonia has earned other accolades. It has been named as the Second Best Kid Friendly Place in the Nation by Population Connection, the Second Least Economic Stressful by the City American City Business Journals, and one of the top 50 Green Cities in the United States by Popular Science in 2008. Livonians can take pride this being a great place to live, work, learn, and play.