Southfield is known for its centralized location in the Detroit Metropolitan Area. The 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 are 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.
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. There are more natural lakes in Oakland County than any other county in the state of Michigan and the county offers 11 county parks and 87 golf courses.