The most populous cities in area code 517 are: Lansing, Jackson, Howell, Adrian, and Hillsdale.
Other cities in the 517 area code include: Charlotte, Coldwater, Albion, Holt, Mason, Fowlerville, Jonesville, Dansville, Eaton Rapids, Munith, Tecumseh, Portland, Dimondale, Dewitt, Hudson, Reading, Onondaga, Blissfield, Webberville, Okemos, Addison, Litchfield, Sunfield, Williamston, Brooklyn, Stockbridge, Parma, Tekonsha, Perry, Leslie, Homer, Potterville, Morenci, Grand Ledge, Rives Junction, Clinton, Camden, Osseo, Laingsburg, Vermontville, Burlington, Clarklake, Nashville, Grass Lake, Onsted, Deerfield, Mulliken, Clayton, Jerome, Montgomery, Bronson, Bath, Concord, Britton, Allen, Quincy, North Adams, Waldron, Union City, Tipton, Springport, Haslett, Spring Arbor, Hanover, Eagle, Pittsford, Jasper, Pleasant Lake, Sand Creek, and Horton.
Lansing / ˈ l æ n s ɪ ŋ / is the capital of the US state of Michigan. It is mostly in Ingham County, although portions of the city extend west into Eaton County and north into Clinton County. The 2010 Census placed the city's population at 114,297, making it the fifth largest city in Michigan. The population of its Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) was 464,036, while the even larger Combined Statistical Area (CSA) population, which includes Shiawassee County, was 534,684. It was named the new state capital of Michigan in 1847, ten years after Michigan became a state.The Lansing Metropolitan Area, colloquially referred to as " Mid-Michigan ", is an important center for educational, cultural, governmental, commercial, and industrial functions. The area is home to two medical schools, one veterinary school, two nursing schools, two law schools —including Western Michigan University and Michigan State University —a Big Ten Conference university (Michigan State), the Michigan State Capitol, the state Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, a federal court, the Library of Michigan and Historical Center, and headquarters of four national insurance companies.Lansing is the only U.S. state capital (among the 47 located in counties) that is not also a county seat. The seat of government of Ingham County is Mason, but the county maintains some offices in Lansing.
Jackson is a city located along Interstate 94 in the south central area of the U.S. state of Michigan, about 40 miles (64 km) west of Ann Arbor and 35 miles (56 km) south of Lansing. It is the county seat of Jackson County. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 33,534. It is the principal city of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Jackson County and has a population of 160,248. It was founded in 1829 and named after President Andrew Jackson.
Howell is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 9,489. It is the county seat of Livingston County and is located mostly within Howell Township, but is politically independent from Howell Township. The city is part of the South Lyon-Howell-Brighton Urban Area.Howell is home to many festivals celebrated through the year. Most notably, the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest occurs every year in late June. Activities normally include balloon launches, fireworks, crafts and a mini carnival. Also notable is the "Legend of Sleepy Howell", a night to celebrate the Halloween spirit usually the weekend before Halloween and "Fantasy of Lights" parade that is in late November. The city is also the site of the Howell Melon Festival, an annual celebration of the Howell melon, a juicy hybrid cantaloupe known to grow only in the surrounding area. The three-day festival, held in mid-August, draws approximately 50,000 visitors each year. A newer tradition, Howell hosts the annual Pink Party, a day to recognize breast cancer survivors and raise money for donations. In 2016, Howell's downtown area was nominated in USA Today's 10 Best contest for "Best Main Street" and placed second. Howell is also home to the Livingston Arts Council (LAC), founded in 1989, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of quality arts and cultural programs and events such as Halloween parties and Weddings for the enjoyment of the community and is centered at the renovated Howell Opera House. Built in 1881, the renovated first floor is used by the organization and community for a variety of public and private activities. The original theatre resides on the upper floors and has not been touched for 80 years. Today the theatre is available for tours and very limited special events, with the hope of restoration in the future. The Victorian era windows were restored in 2013 with funds made available by a corporate donor.
The 517 area code lies within the Eastern Daylight Time Zone (or EDT). The current time in Eastern Daylight Time is 7:52 AM on Jun 08, 2023.