About Lyon Township
Phone: 248-437-2240 Fax: 248-437-2336
Lyon Township was founded on March 7, 1834 as a general law township. The Township Board of Trustees approved a resolution on January 15, 1980 to establish Lyon Township a Charter Township. The seven member Board of Trustees, consisting of a Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, and four trustees, directs the Township.
Lyon Township is located in the southwest corner of Oakland County, which is in southeast Michigan. Approximately 32 square miles in size, the Township is bordered by Dixboro Road on the west, Napier Road to the east, Pontiac Trail to the north, and Eight Mile Road to the south. Neighboring communities are the cities of South Lyon, Novi, and Wixom and the townships of Milford, Green Oak, and Salem. I-96 bisects the northern portion of the Township, running parallel to Grand River Avenue.
The population of Lyon Township in the 2010 census was 14,545, an increase of 31.6% from the 2000 census. Population growth has continued to increase due to numerous residential developments being created in the Township.
The Township is served by five post offices: New Hudson, South Lyon, Northville, Wixom, and Milford Click here to see a map of the postal codes and municipal boundaries.
SEMCOG Community Profile and Statistics on Lyon Township
History of Lyon Township
Historic pictures of Lyon Township are on display in the meeting room at the Lyon Township Municipal Center. A brochure with information regarding the pictures currently on display can be found here.
A brochure with information regarding the pictures previously on display can be found here
Why Lyon Township?
Lyon Township has the distinction of being one of the fastest growing communities in Southeast Michigan; (per capita), due in part to our unified vision, long-term planning, and strategic implementation for future growth and development.
The Township boasts an attractive business climate, which is matched by its historic rural character and scenic charm, residential appeal, and an abundance of recreational resources.
Covering 32 square miles, Lyon Township's many benefits include its strategic location and quality schools, The I-96 expressway skirts the northern portion of the Township, providing easy and convenient access to two additional freeways, I-275 and US-23, for businesses and commuters alike. Township schools compare favorably with top-quality schools elsewhere in the state.
Lyon Township's abundant natural and recreational assets include six golf courses, the Huron Valley Trail, a linear state park for pedestrians and bicyclists, and James F. Atchison Memorial Park, a bluff-top green space with spectacular views and home to the Lyon Township Kite Festival, which draws more than 2,000 flyers and spectators.
Using tax increment financing (TIF), the Lyon Township Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has planned and implemented public enhancements designed to revitalize its primary business district, New Hudson. These enhancements will create the type of walkable and vibrant downtown district Lyon Township residents desire.