Okemos has grown from a small 1850's village on the Red Cedar River to a upscale bedroom community and regional shopping destination. It is conveniently located near Michigan's capital and Michigan State University. Okemos is a prestigious ,well known for educational excellence with strong parental and community support.
Why Move to Okemos, Michigan?
Median home prices and household incomes are high relative to most of the greater Lansing area. As a bedroom community of approximately 25,000 people, Okemos has much to offer in terms of local amenities, schools, and shopping.
Meridian Township has 20 parks covering more than 850 acres, most of them natural areas with hiking and skiing trails, and the Harris Nature Center is a local attraction dedicated to exploring and preserving the wildlife and habitat of the Red Cedar River. The Center offers educational opportunities, special events and nature walks, and a plant swap each spring and fall.
Okemos is also home to the Meridian Mall, a destination shopping center.
Okemos High School was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a Silver Medal High School, ranking it among the top 2.9% of the nation’s high schools, with 8 National Merit Finalists. School/Match, the nation’s largest school-select consulting firm, annually names 14% of the nation’s schools as meeting the educational needs of families. With an average ACT score is 24, Okemos schools are consistently selected as a member of that elite group.
With more than four thousand students attending 5 elementary schools, a public Montessori school (pre-primary-6th grade), two middle schools and one high school, the Okemos Community Education Program won the Michigan Association of Community and Adult Education “President’s Award” in recognition of “Outstanding dedication, vision and leadership.”
Bennett Woods Elementary
Okemos Pubilc Montessori
Kinawa 5-6 School
Chippewa 7-8 School
Okemos High School
Okemos, Michigan, has a wide variety of distinctive neighborhoods, all with unique scenery and ethnic makeups. With over 55 neighborhood associations that call Okemos home, you can find whatever setting you’re looking for. You can find out more about the local neighborhood organizations at Meridian Charter Township.
To get more information on Okemos events, visit Okemos Today.
Okemos Parks & Recreational Areas
Cedar Bend Heights Neighborhood Park
Central Park South
Forest Hills Natural Area
Indian Hills Neighborhood Park
Lake Lansing Marsh
Meridian Riverfront Park(Harris Nature Center, Eastgate Park and Legg Park entrances)