Mid-Michigan Move: The Best of Okemos

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Okemos, Michigan is an unincorporated community in Meridian Charter Township, which means its local governing is provided by the township. Located just east of East Lansing and just north of I-96, Okemos was once known as a farming community and has now transformed into a quaint suburb of Lansing with over 21,000 residents. Okemos covers just under 17 square miles of land, and is also recognized as a census-designated place (CDP) by the United States Census Bureau for statistical means.


Okemos is known for its friendly atmosphere and tremendous school districts. Okemos Public Schools provide over 4,200 students with educational programs that continually earn recognition “through meeting or exceeding state benchmarks in many areas of curriculum. The Okemos Schools are also consistently named in the top 14% of the nation’s schools as a “What Parents Want” school district, and Okemos students score high on standardized tests.”


Additionally, being so close to East Lansing and Lansing leaves a lot of options for a good time when in Okemos. You can go get the city feel in Lansing while visiting the Capitol, explore the beautiful campus of Michigan State University and get a taste of college life, and then return home to your house in the suburbs for some peace and quiet in Okemos. With the Red Cedar River to admire, plenty of nature pathways and parks to spend the day at, and such beautiful scenery there is something for everyone to enjoy here.


Okemos also has “The Four Corners” at the intersection of Hamilton Road and Okemos Road. At that spot, you can easily make your way to small shops located right there in the heart of the community, or make your way up to Grand River Avenue to visit Meridian Mall and plenty more eating and shopping destinations.


If you’re interested in buying or selling a home in Okemos, give one of our agents a call at (517) 349-4406, check our listings in Okemos at //www.cb-hb.com/US/MI/Okemos, or visit us in our Okemos office at 3695 Okemos Rd. Okemos, MI 48864.


*Information provided by http://www.meridian.mi.us/, http://www.okemosschools.net/education/district/district.php?sectionid=1, and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okemos,_Michigan

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