Howell Facts

Howell, Michigan, is located mid-way between two Big Ten universities: Michigan State University in East Lansing and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Either school is approximately a 40-minute drive from Howell, offering all the educational advantages of large universities as well as cultural and sporting opportunities.

Citizens Insurance is one of the largest employers in Howell and beautiful Livingston County.

The City of Howell is an ideal place to live and raise a family. The community takes great pride in its commitment to quality life-long education. Residents enjoy four recreational seasons and convenient access to many of Michigan's 99 state parks. And Howell's historic downtown, named a National Historic District, is a treasure trove of 19th century architecture, featuring a delightful variety of shops and entertainment.

From golfing to swimming to shopping, the Howell area is the chosen destination for thousands of residents and visitors seeking great outdoor and indoor recreation opportunities. Residents enjoy convenient access to many beautiful lakes, plus the big city attractions of nearby Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Metro Detroit.

For theatergoers and music lovers, Howell offers an engaging variety of offerings and performance venues, including the popular Concerts at the Courthouse and full-scale productions at the Community Theater of Howell.

Skiers and snowboarders love nearby Mt. Brighton, called the "Snow Making Capital of the Midwest" and recently voted best snowboarding area in the state of Michigan by the readers of AAA Michigan Living magazine.

Each June Howell hosts the Michigan Challenge Balloon Festival, featuring majestic hot-air balloons, a carnival, and many other family activities and types of entertainment.

Fantasy of Lights marks the traditional start of the Holiday Season in the Howell area. This spectacular nighttime parade includes dozens of illuminated floats, marching bands, and more colorful, family-oriented excitement.

The health needs of Howell area residents are served by numerous public and private health care and social service programs, dozens of physicians, specialists, home health care agencies and specialized residential care units.

The housing market is booming in the Howell area and throughout Livingston County. New home construction dots the landscape, while a range of existing housing and apartments will appeal to every taste.

To learn more, visit the Websites for the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce , and the Livingston County Convention and Visitors Bureau.