Welcome to Okemos

An elegant community just east of central Lansing
Less than 10 miles east of Lansing lies Okemos, an elegant, suburban community of tree-lined streets and classical homes, several of which are positioned upon spacious, oversized lots. Listed by numerous publications as one of the best places to call home in the nation, it has taken this title repeatedly. With high-ranking schools, proximity to great jobs, and a plethora of entertainment options like golf courses, restaurants, shopping centers, and parks, there is something for everyone to enjoy and savor in Okemos.

What to Love

  • Consistently named one of the best places to live in the nation
  • Mere minutes from downtown Lansing
  • Some of the best public schools in the city and state

Local Lifestyle

The tree-lined streets of Okemo lead to top-notch schools, community parks, markets, shopping centers, and entertainment centers, ensuring locals never need to wander far for anything they want or need. Nationally recognized brands like Target can be found just as easily as local bakeries, specialty markets, and old-fashioned mom-and-pop marketplaces. After commuting home from well-paying jobs in central Lansing, residents retreat to spacious, classically styled abodes positioned on generously sized lots, making it one of Lansing’s most desirable communities.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Ozzy’s Kabob is one of Okemo’s most beloved spots to enjoy a low-key meal. This popular Mediterranean eatery features a lunch buffet, making it a top choice for career men and women on the go. This family-owned establishment is known for kebabs, chicken Shawarma, homemade spicy hummus, and other perfected Middle Eastern staples.
Stillwater Grill is a local steak and seafood eatery serving delicious favorites like Cajun tenderloin tips, stuffed salmon, and coconut shrimp, all of which pair excellently with a cold beverage from their lengthy drink list.
Dusty's Cellar is a great place to either get out of the house or prepare for a big night in. Visitors have been savoring their warm, inviting menu of tap room favorites for four decades while enjoying a fast selection of wine, cheese, and other delectable treats.
The Meridian Mall is one of the area's largest shopping centers. It has more than 80 stores, several dining and snack options, and a few other convenient businesses and entertainment options. One of the larger, more recognizable stores is Macy’s, and Launch Trampoline Park is a favorite entertainment spot on the weekend.

Things to Do

Okemos offers a wide array of entertainment options for residents of all ages. High Caliber Karting & Entertainment is Michigan’s best indoor adventure center where guests can race go-karts, throw axes, bowl, and much more. While the children play, mom and dad can have fun of their own at the fully stocked bar. Wonch Park is a quieter alternative to enjoy a picnic beneath a covered pavilion, grills, fitness equipment, and playground equipment. Locals enjoy countless weekends at College Fields Golf Course, one of the newer courses in the region. Meridian Township’s Farmers Market is a unique stop enjoyed during the year's warmer months. From June through October, fresh produce, flowers, apothecary products, cheese, and more are brought into town by farmers, allowing locals to get a few more unique additions into their households.


Okemos is home to one of, if not the, best public schools in the area.
Okemos High School, grades 9–12. It is the best public high school in the area — its students consistently perform higher than others on state standardized exams, it boasts a great STEM program, and it ensures students are well-prepared for college.

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