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The City was first known as Livingston Center

A complete range of housing opportunities is available in the Howell area to appeal to every taste and price range. Do you want the traditional neighborhood way of life, with sidewalks, street lights, big front porches and a short walk to town? Or maybe a newer home in a quiet subdivision is more to your liking. If you have animals or want to really stretch out, a homestead or small farm might fit the bill. If low maintenance appeals to you, a condo, town house or apartment might make you feel right at home.

Neighborhoods make up the City of Howell. Some areas feature larger, newer homes. Other neighborhoods are known for carefully maintained or restored Victorian homes, stately or smaller. "Gingerbread" trim, front porches, gabled roofs and turrets all characterize the comfortable Victorian family homes and add to the charm of living in the city, or merely strolling its streets.

In the downtown area, many owners of the beautiful Victorian buildings have made significant investments in their second- and third-stories, creating unique, modern apartments with such features as high ceilings, arched windows,lofts and modern amenities. Even after the shops close in the evening, these apartments ensure the downtown buzzes with life.

Throughout the townships that surround the city, subdivisions offer homes ranging from smaller ranch, one-story living to large colonial and Victorian-style homes with four or more bedrooms, family rooms, and multi-car garages. Countryside homes on ten or more acres are common, allowing residents to have lots of elbow room, extensive gardens or own horses - and ride on their own properties. And the large number of lakes in the area makes the dream of lakefront living a reality for many residents.

For those who wish a comfortable lifestyle, without the hassles of home maintenance, the Howell area offers many condominium, apartment and town house options, both within walking distance of the downtown or in the outskirts.

There are several senior complexes offering an affordable alternative for elder citizens. Manufactured housing communities are also available.

Housing in the Howell area, when compared with many other areas of the country, is attractively priced. Newcomers to the area or residents looking to relocate within Livingston County can find the latest in real estate listings in the Livingston County Press, published every Wednesday or the monthly Parade of Homes. Any real estate agent listed in the directory portion of this guide would be happy to assist you in your search for the perfect home.

Attracted by city water and sewer, emergency services, a modern airport and easy highway access, dozens of industries have made major investments in the Howell community. They have located their manufacturing plants and offices in an area that offers many "big city" advantages--but with all the charm of small town living.The Howell area is at the hub of the vast market complex of Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Flint and Midland. It is an ideal site for manufacturers of automotive components and consumer products as well as for warehousing and distribution facilities.

Many Howell residents enjoy the employment opportunities of local industry and business. For them, rather than a long commute, their jobs are just around the corner or down the street. Lee Reeves, president of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce, talks about the importance of business in Howell: In Howell, business and industry are important to the community's success. Quality business and industry add to the fabric of our community. The good jobs and increased tax base that industry brings with it make Howell an area of substance, not just another bedroom community.

"The city and townships work with the chamber and the Economic Development Council of Livingston County to help existing business expand and attract new industry to locate in the Howell area. We have helped to create a proactive business climate that will help ensure business success."

Through the innovative Manufacturers Network of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce, a forum has been created in which local manufacturers meet to share information and discuss issues that affect how businesses are run, how they can meet the changing demands of customers and provide input to government.

After a needs assessment was completed, the Network has designed classes in areas such as supervisory skills, machine maintenance, electricity, robotics and hydraulics to improve the skills of employees and produce high-quality products. The Network isworking with Howell Public Schools the Livingston Technical Academy and the intermediate school district to develop a comprehensive School-to-Work program that will provide real work experiences to high school students through on-the-job internships and job shadowing.

A comprehensive wellness program and health alliance are underway to help reduce health care costs. A very popular Safety Administrator Course resulted in a new subcommittee, SafetyNet, with safety professionals from more than a dozen companies joining together to reduce injuries and workman's compensation claims while increasing employee morale.

The Livingston County Workforce Development Council oversees the county's workforce system. This new body has responsibility for virtually all federal and state job training and employment programs. The Workforce Council is "driven" by business members to ensure that the council establishes policies that integrate all workforce development programs and target them to support economic development at the state and local level. As one of its first projects, the council developed a one-stop workforce development center for programs operated by the Livingston County job Training Services, Livingston County Department of Social Services, Michigan Employment Security Commission and Michigan Rehabilitation Services.

Howell's easy access to I-96, M-59 and US-23 provides fast highway routes to major industrial centers. The Livingston County airport, located in Howell, has a modern all-weather field, with 4,300 feet of runway. Corporate jets transport freight and personnel in and out of the area.

Pepsi-Cola, Citizens Insurance Company of America, International Paper, Chem-Trend, Libralter Plastics, Ogihara America Corporation, Alpha Technology, illbruck, May & Scofield, Coil Center Corporation, Uni Boring and Hayes Wheels are some of the larger corporations that enjoy their Howell locations.

Howell is home to many companies in the automotive industry. Automotive sub-assemblies, body panels, wheels, electrical and plastic components and foam products are all made in Howell for just-in-time shipment to nearby manufacturing facilities of the Big Three and foreign automakers.

Paper products, bottling, chemical and plastic molding firms also dot the landscape of Howell's major industrial areas.

Citizens Insurance Company of America, one of the top employers in the area, is the largest writer of property and casualty insurance in Michigan through independent agents and has its headquarters in the City of Howell.

Visitors to Howell will be pleased to discover that while industrial growth has been encouraged natural beauty has been maintained. Beautification is important to Howell residents and corporations. A drive through any of the industrial parks or through areas that house manufacturing reveals spectacular spring bulb displays, flower gardens and festive holiday lights.

The Howell area is a great place to live and work. To its over 45,000 area residents, the Howell area offers convenient location, city amenities and small town country charm, all packaged in a historic community proud of its heritage and looking toward its future.

The City of Howell is the county seat of Livingston County, one of the fastest-growing counties in the State of Michigan. Located right off I-96, a major east-west highway, and minutes from the US-23 and I-75 north-south corridor, Howell is within 40 miles of such major Michigan cities as Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor and Flint.

The City of Howell's historic downtown, named a National Historic District, is a treasure trove of 19th century architecture, much of it recently or currently undergoing renovation and preservation for the future.

A stroll through Howell's downtown or adjacent residential streets is a delight to the eye as you pass charming examples of Victorian storefronts and residential architecture. The centerpiece of Howell's downtown is the beautifully restored Richardson Romanesque-style Livingston County Courthouse. Not satisfied to dwell only in its past, the Howell area has planned for its future. The area has attracted high-tech industry in the field of plastics, automotive parts, chemical and insurance. Well-trained police, sheriff and fire departments, fully staffed departments of public services and recreation provides protection and residents for all area residents.