Ed Constable has provided some information below for anyone considering one of the properties, land, or homes for sale in Howell, Michigan the County Seat of Livingston County.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 9,489 residents, 49% male and 51% female with an average household size of 2.29. Howell has a total area of approximately 4.95 square miles.
The first homes in Howell were built in 1835, with the first structure being Eagle House, a tavern, and hotel. Soon after came more public houses and taverns, as well as the post office located inside Eagle Tavern, the Howell Steam Saw Mill, a blacksmith (owned by the well-known McPherson family). Howell was established as a village in 1863 as Livingston Centre but later was renamed Howell after Thomas Howell, a prominent judge that was friends with one of the original village planners.
The City of Howell has a strong arts background and is home to the Howell Opera House and the Livingston Arts Council. Howell offers several festivals throughout the year, like the Sunday Farmers’ Market that runs from May through October, a Balloonfest, a Melon Festival celebrating the Howell Melon, a cantaloupe hybrid grown in the Howell area, and more. Additionally, residents of Howell can find events and activities through Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority, which offers many activities and facilities like:
- Parks & Trails (including a dog park!)
- Athletic Fields, Camps, & Other Activities
- Boat Launch & Outdoor Ice Rink
- An Aquatic & Fitness Center
- Community & Recreation Centers
- Recreation Classes & Team Sports
Howell is a fantastic family-friendly city full of history and recreation. Residents are proud to be part of such an active community!
For more information on the City of Howell, visit http://www.cityofhowell.org/
For more information on Howell Public Schools, visit http://www.howellschools.com/
Interested in owning one of the homes for sale in Howell, MI?
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