Beautiful area, good schools, deer in the yards. Started my police career in South Lyon in the 80's, South Lyon Hotel was a shit hole, could always get a couple of warrant arrests when called on to break up a fight, now a really nice place to party on the weekend. Back in the 60's/70's was a great place to street race on the nice straight roads. S.L.P.D. at one time had a 409 Chevy and a Hemi for patrol cars! You could do far worse than that area. Good Luck.
Little farther west to Brighton Twp. Perfect location with I96 and US23 right there. Can be to Ann Arbor, Detroit Flint or Lansing within 40 minutes yet still in the country. Bakers of Milford has the best cruise-ins on Sunday. We love it. Brighton Schools are pretty good as well! Cant go wrong!
Like several have said, go a few miles further west and give Livingston County a look. You'll like the property tax rates a lot better than Oakland County. Bottom line, either area is fine. Ignore all the negative comments from the ignorant jackasses.