• Why We Love Livonia

  • There is a lot to discover when exploring a complete community like Livonia.

    With a population of more than 95,000 residents, Livonia is Michigan’s ninth-largest city, nestled in a convenient central location in the middle of the metro Detroit region. A recent independent analyst rated Livonia among the nation’s Top-10 Happiest Mid-Size Cities.

    Aided by two major freeways, a drive from a Livonia home or hotel is less than 30 minutes from Metro Airport, the Detroit Zoo in southern Oakland County, the entertainment venues in downtown Detroit, and the culture of Ann Arbor.

    For business, Livonia is in the middle of western Wayne County’s logistics hub with a collection of office, industrial, research, and manufacturing operations that are closely surrounded by the headquarters of the “Detroit 3” automobile manufacturers, downtown Detroit’s major companies, two of Michigan’s great research universities and several community colleges, North America’s busiest international border crossing, and a major airport.

    With nearly 1,400 acres of parks and nature areas, Livonia offers the largest collection of municipal-controlled parks and green space of any city in Michigan. There are also several recreational facilities in town, highlighted by Jack E. Kirksey Recreation Center, Livonia Family YMCA, and new soccer dome at Schoolcraft College.

    For young families, Livonia is home to several of the state’s largest youth sports organizations for hockey, soccer, football, and other sports. It is home to the Livonia Spree, a summer festival that attracts more than 100,000 people in a communitywide celebration capped off by one of metro Detroit’s largest fireworks displays.

    For nightlife, Livonia is home to numerous recently renovated family-run bars and restaurants that provide fun venues to watch sporting events or catch live bands.

    Livonia is a place to live, learn, work and play that is within a convenient drive to most of metro Detroit’s destinations. Livonia has big-city convenience and small-town closeness that provide a distinctive community spirit.   

    We hope you enjoy the opportunity to explore our community and what it has to offer.

    Dan West
    President/CEO
    Livonia Chamber of Commerce