Welcome to Okemos

Head 20 minutes east of Lansing and you'll find the suburban community of Okemos. Strong public schools, a reputable health system, and peaceful neighborhoods render Okemos a wonderful place to raise a family. 

The city's proximity to both Michigan State University and Lansing makes joining the hustle and bustle a breeze, but there's plenty to keep you busy without leaving. Its growing downtown and the Meridian Mall are active outlets for shopping and entertainment – catch a movie then grab a bite at one of the surrounding restaurants. Okemos offers a variety of upscale eateries, as well, such as Italian, farm-to-table, and a bistro wine cellar. 

A diverse array of mid-scale restaurants will you keep you satisfied no matter what cuisine you're craving. Throughout Okemos, you'll enjoy many parks when you need a moment of contemplation and natural reconnection.

Suburban tranquility in an excellent location.

In Okemos, you don't have to sacrifice your sprawling yard to enjoy the urban happenings of Lansing. Your moments away from the action, but at the end of the night you can retreat to your tranquil fortress.

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Tons to do, just a few minutes away

Make "I'm bored" a phrase of the past. Out areas has something to offer for all ages, moods and days of the week


Stadiums and farms and parks—oh my. Whether you’re a die-hard baseball fan or want to spend the afternoon at a cider mill, our cities have sights worth traveling for. Explore more

Eat & Drink

We love food more than the average city. Whether you’re looking for Sunday brunch, authentic international food trucks, or an olive burger (a local favorite), we’re dishing it up. Explore more


Strong public school systems set the foundation for our cities to thrive. And, with a number of colleges and universities nearby, there are opportunities for people of all ages to learn a thing or two. Explore more


Snag tickets to see an up-and-coming comedian, connect with kindred spirits at a music festival or belt out some slam poetry at an open mic. In Lansing, we know that everything is better live. Explore more

Festivals & Events

In Lansing, there's always a reason to celebrate. From annual street festivals in summer to live music in winter, coming together is a community-wide event. Explore more


Working on your fitness? Great, so are we. Bike a scenic trail, catch a kickboxing class and visit a local wellness center all within a few miles’ radius. Explore more


In Lansing, affordable housing options allow you to live where you work. Modern loft-style apartments and reliable bus routes spark city vibes, while historic family homes and new builds with acreage are only a short commute away. Explore more


Come as you are. Explore community centers and resources, give back, and make some lifelong friends in the process. Explore more


We all need a chance to unwind after 5. With everything from relaxed breweries to lively college clubs, our cities are home to your weekend plans—whatever mood you’re in. Explore more


We’ve got hundreds of parks to choose from. (Seriously. There are more than 300 parks in Lansing.) Lakes, rivers and green space offer fresh air year-round. Explore more

Restaurant Week

Lansing Foodies unite for the ultimate self-guided tour of the region’s dining scene, MAY 10-17, as participating restaurants offer a mouthwatering creation, all for an unbeatable price of just $7! Explore more


Sure, you can’t buy happiness—but you can spend the afternoon perusing local boutiques, bookstores and artisan shops in Lansing, and that’s pretty much the same thing. Explore more

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