Local Information

East Lansing

Select another area

Find Homes for Sale in East Lansing, MI by Price

Features You’ll Love About East Lansing

Big Ten Sports

Cheer for the home team, the MSU Spartans, during exciting college athletics.

Arts & Culture

Mark your calendar — East Lansing has more than 50 community events every year.


East Lansing's festivals, cultural events, and recreation programs appeal to all ages.

East Lansing Homes for Sale

Want to save time during your home search? Want to be first to know about new listings with your features? Create an account, save your search, and receive listing alerts by email.

Own a Home in East Lansing?

We can help you sell your East Lansing home as quickly as possible for the most money possible. Explore the tools and resources we offer our home sellers and contact us when you are ready to sell your property.

Why Buy a Home in East Lansing?

East Lansing is home to Michigan State University, an acclaimed research university primarily known for its agriculture and science programs. But East Lansing is more than just a college town. Residents of all ages enjoy a high-quality way of life. Children and adults can participate in a variety of community programs, including sports leagues, theater, fitness programs, and more. Of course, proximity to Michigan's state capital, Lansing, is one of the top reasons to live in East Lansing.

Spotlights Features of East Lansing

Quality Education

Students of all ages benefit from schools than rank among the best in the nation. Kindergarten through 12th grade students attend East Lansing Public Schools, a district consisting of 5 elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. Higher education opportunities in East Lansing include Michigan State University and Lansing Community College East.

Community Events

In addition to all of the activities surrounding the university, such as Big Ten sports and the college's performing arts events, the East Lansing community itself offers plenty of festivals. Be sure to attend the East Lansing Art Festival, Great Lakes Folk Festival, and East Lansing Film Festival.

A Thriving Downtown

Downtown East Lansing is a top spot for shopping, dining, and nightlife in the city. Residents can browse local art on display at several galleries (including the Michigan State-operated (SCENE) Metrospace), shop at boutiques and book stores, and eat at bistros and local restaurants. A group of volunteers with the Downtown East Lansing Garden Club help keep this district beautiful. 

East Lansing Resident Resources

If you are thinking of buying a home in East Lansing, you may find the following relocation resources helpful. Here are quick links to public schools, details about commute times, and information about the city's size. Want to learn more about East Lansing? Our real estate experts have the answers you need! Contact us today. 

quick area facts

Quick Facts

Population (2015 est.): 48,471


Travel Times

Lansing: 5 miles (10 min.)

LAN Airport: 8 miles (15 min.) 

public and private schools


School District: East Lansing Public Schools

Higher Education: Michigan State University

Contact the East Lansing Real Estate Experts

The real estate professionals at Buffington Real Estate Group have years of experience helping buyers and sellers in East Lansing and surrounding communities. Our in-depth knowledge of the area will help you enjoy a smooth transaction. Ready to buy or sell a home? Contact us and we can take the next steps.

"We don’t hesitate to recommend Rob to others who have needs like ours and are looking for a savvy Realtor who will diligently work on their behalf."

East Lansing Real Estate Resources

Neighborhoods and Condo Buildings