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. Visit the City of Southfield website to learn more.
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
Detroit is known for its sports teams. Professional basketball, baseball, football, hockey – Detroit has it all.
The Detroit Pistons basketball team plays at the Palace in Auburn Hills and the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions play at Comerica Park and Ford Field, located next to each other in downtown Detroit. 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 play downtown at Little Caesar's Arena. Soccer fans can watch the Detroit City Football Club play at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck.
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. There is The Fillmore Detroit, a historic venue affiliated with the House of Blues that offers a unique concert experience, the Fox Theater, Detroit's crown jewel and one of the top-grossing theaters of its size in the nation, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), home of a world-class and community-supported orchestra. You'll also find a host of big names in the music industry playing concerts at DTE Energy Music Theatre, Freedom Hill Amphitheater, Ford Field, Little Caesar's Arena, and other venues in the area.