Livingston County located in Southeast Michigan, has been the fastest growing county in Michigan for the past decade. There are currently in excess of 156,000 residents in the county and it is expected to grow by more than 125,000 people by 2020 (an 80 percent increase). A rural atmosphere, numerous lakes and streams and an abundance of recreational facilities have contributed to the county’s rapid growth. Housing alternatives include traditional neighborhood settings; historic homes; gated communities; large acreage developments; condos; apartments. Interstate 96 and US 23 intersect the county offering an easy commute to Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing as well as the greater Detroit metropolitan area making Livingston County an attractive alternative to those looking to escape the urban lifestyle.
Recreational facilities include Mt. Brighton Ski area; over 20 private and public golf courses; camping, boating, fishing and swimming at three large metro parks; soccer hockey, baseball facilities and more.
For just plain fun you can try the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest, the Howell Melon Festival, the Fowlerville fair or the Brighton Art Festival.
Shoppers can choose between historic downtown Howell, upscale shops in downtown Brighton, Kensington Valley Factory Outlet Mall, Meijer, Target, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Elder Beerman, Home Depot, Lowe’s just to name a few.
State-of-the-art educational facilities including public and private schools; the Livingston County Technical Academy; Cleary College; and the Michigan Technical Education Center.
Health care facilities include McPherson Hospital in Howell which is part of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System as well as Brighton-based facilities for Saint Joseph Mercy health Systems and the University of Michigan Medical Center.