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Lawrence Tech is located in suburban Southfield, Michigan. Southfield is located in Oakland County - ranked second in the nation for per capita income for counties with more than one million people!

It's a center for businesses and commerce with 63,000 business establishments and more than 35% of the Global Fortune 500 have locations within the county.

The Southfield City Municipal Center is home to the City Parks and Recreation Department, an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, an ice and sports arena, Police Department and a state-of-the-art public library. All these are less than a mile from the LTU campus. The City also offers 30 miles of cycling, hiking and nature trails; a historical museum; two public golf courses; and nearly 750 acres of park land. Learn more about the City of Southfield.

Approximate Travel Time from Major Cities

Auburn Hills – 30 minutes
Buffalo – 5 hours
Chicago – 4.5 hours
Cincinnati – 4 hours
Detroit – 20 minutes
Flint – 1 hour
Grand Rapids – 2.5 hours
Marquette  – 9 hours
Minneapolis – 11 hours
New York – 10 hours
Pittsburgh – 4.5 hours
Toledo - 1 hour

If you are interested in visiting the Southfield/Detroit area, the Detroit Metro - Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Detroit Regional Chamber are great resources.


Detroit is known for its sports teams. Professional basketball, baseball, football, hockey – Detroit has it all.

The Detroit Pistons basketball team plays  at Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit.

he Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions play at Comerica Park and Ford Field, located next to each other and very near to Little Caesars Arena.

As close neighbors of Canada, Detroiters have always been ice hockey fans. Detroit is not only Motown, it is also Hockeytown. The Detroit Red Wings also play downtown at Little Caesars Arena. Soccer fans can watch the Detroit City Football Club play at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck. 

Comerica Park + Ford Field

Museums And Cultural Institutions

Metropolitan Detroit is a hub for culture and the arts. With renowned institutions like the  Detroit Institute of Arts , Motown Historical Museum , Detroit Historical Society , and Belle Isle Conservancy  there is always something to do in the area.

If you're looking for fun weekend excursions, The Henry Ford (Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village and the Ford Rouge Factory Tour) offers unique, interactive insight into American history and culture. There is also the Detroit Zoo , just five miles from LTU's campus.

Other cultural attractions: 
Arab American National Museum
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Holocaust Memorial Center

Theaters And Music Venues

Detroit has something to offer for all music and theater lovers:
The Fillmore Detroit  – a historic venue affiliated with the House of Blues that offers a unique concert experience
Fox Theatre  – Detroit's crown jewel and one of the top-grossing theaters of its size in the nation
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) – Home of a world-class and community-supported orchestra

Students will also find a host of big names in the music industry playing concerts at DTE Energy Music Theatre, Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill,  Ford Field, Little Caesar's Arena, and other venues in the area.