Lawrence Tech is located in suburban Southfield, Michigan. Southfield is located in Oakland County - ranked second in the nation in per capita income for counties with over one million people!  It is a center for businesses and commerce with over 63,000 business establishments and more than 35% of the Global Fortune 500 with locations within the county.

The Southfield City Municipal Center - featuring the City Parks and Recreation (including an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts and an ice and sports arena), Police Department and a new state-of-the art public library - is less than a mile from the LTU campus. The City also offers over 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 about the city and all it has to offer.

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
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 fascination with sports of all kinds. 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 andDetroit 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 at Joe Louis Arena, located downtown near the Detroit River. Their new arena, the Little Caesar's Arena, will be open for the 2017-2018 season and is located close to Ford Field and Comerica Park, making for an exciting entertainment district!


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 just a short drive from campus, there is always something to do in the area. If you're looking for fun weekend excursions, the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village gives great, interactive insight into American history and culture. There is also the Detroit Zoo, just five miles from LTU's campus.


Theaters And Music Venues

Detroit has something to offer for all music and theater lovers. There is The Fillmore Detroit, a beautiful 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 Ford Field, the Palace in Auburn Hills, and a variety of other venues in the area.