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A South Lyon Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ South Lyon Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% higher than Michigan
South Lyon
955% less expensive than the US average
8812% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
South Lyon cost of living
A+ South Lyon Crime Total crime is 77% lower than Michigan
Total crime
52681% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 19081% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
7%Year over year crime is up
South Lyon crime
C+ South Lyon Employment Household income is 23% higher than Michigan
Median household income
$62,52313% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$33,68713% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%41% lower than the US average
South Lyon employment
A+ South Lyon Housing Home value is 26% higher than Michigan
Median home value
$161,10013% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8599% lower than the US average
Home ownership
72%13% higher than the US average
South Lyon real estate or South Lyon rentals
A- South Lyon Schools HS graduation rate is 2% higher than Michigan
High school grad. rates
88%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
63%28% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:121% higher than the US average
South Lyon K-12 schools

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South Lyon is the Place to Be

Living in South Lyon is far different from most other places in the state, evidenced by its ranking as the 20th best city to live in for all of Michigan. Median household income is extremely high with a good graduation rate for high schoolers, plus a whopping 80% lower crime rate compared to the rest of the state. The weather's not too bad, either.

There are plenty of businesses all across the city, including places like Tim Hortons. One of the best areas in South Lyon has to be Pinz Bowling Center, though, since nothing beats an authentic bowling alley (with authentic bowling alley food).

With everything this nice, there are some downsides to expect. For one, the cost of living in South Lyon is understandably a bit high compared to other cities. Housing costs are similar, making it a bit troublesome to initially find a place to live though a good investment overall when planning for yours and your family's futures.
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Source: The South Lyon, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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