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Northville MI Community

Northville, MichiganIf you’re looking for that small town feel but located not far away from everything then you’re looking for a city look Northville, Michigan. Nestled in the suburbs of Detroit, Northville boasts the beautiful Main Street style architecture, parks with trails and trees that stretch for miles and a sense of community that’s inviting to all. Main Street (yes, they do have a Main Street) is within walking distance from most homes and has a variety of bars, restaurants and those Mom & Pop Shoppes that give a city its personality.

Who knows, you may even run into a Red Wing or a Tiger as many local sports heroes make this area their home.

And when you live in Northville, you’re within a close proximity to everything you could possibly need.

Northville Geographical Location

You’ll be less than 10 miles from:

• 12 Oaks Mall – luxurious shopping with department stores that include Macy’s, Nordstrom’s, Lord & Taylor, Sears and JC Penney. The 12 Oaks Mall includes Michigan’s first and only Cheesecake Factory.
• Emagine Theaters – the latest movie releases in their luxury “5th Avenue” Seating and 3D theaters
• AMC Theaters – 20 screens of new releases including an IMAX screen as well as 3D screens
• Suburban Collection Showplace – home to dozens of craft shows, art shows, hobby shows and much, much more!
• Providence Park Hospital – this newly built hospital has over 200 beds and specializes in a variety of medical disciplines including neurosciences, women’s health and pediatric services.
• Countless restaurants for every appetite – from high end cuisine to local favorites, you’re never far from your next great meal.
• Dozens of golf courses!

Further Out:

As a metro Detroit suburb, you’re in an ideal location from sports, theater, outdoor activities and more!

• Detroit Metropolitan Airport (Approx. 23 mins)
• Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park or Detroit Lions at Ford Field (Approx. 30 minutes)
• Detroit Red Wings at the Joe Louis Arena (Approx. 30 minutes)
• The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Approx. 27 minutes)
• Michigan State University – East Lansing (Approx. 1 hour)
• Boyne Mountain Ski Resort (Approx. 3.5 hours)
• Kensington Metro Park (Approx. 21 minutes)
• More golf courses!

Northville Historical Facts

Although settled in 1825, it took a while for the city of Northville to come into its own. Originally it was one of two communities within Plymouth Township (Plymouth is its next door neighbor these days) until 1898 when it became its own village.

Northville has been home to many prominent businesses throughout the year. Globe Furniture Factory thrived in the community in the mid-19th century and Henry Ford had his Valve Plant located in Northville in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

Many of Northville’s early residents have street names throughout town! These include Rufus Thayer Jr. (Thayer Blvd.), Joseph Yerkes (Yerkes St.), Daniel and Samuel Cady (Cady St.), William Dunlap (Dunlap St.) as well as many other settlers.

Finally, Northville Downs was where Joe Louis had trained for a while in 1939.

Northville Demographics

• Population: 28,497 (according to 2010 census)
• 56.5% of the population over the age of 25 have a bachelor’s degree or higher
• Median age is 42.4
• Median Household Income is $101,761
• Northville High School has a graduation rate of 99.7% with over 90% of its students college-bound

Northville Amenities

From quaint colonials to recently constructed condos, Northville has a home for every style and family.

The median homes costs $350,000 with 72% of its population owning. 22% of Northville residents rent their home or apartment. Many who reside here in Northville stay for quite a while. The city boasts an 84% rate for homeowners living in the same home year-after-year.

Northville Schools

Over 7,000 young residents in Northville attend school. There are:
• 6 Elementary School
• 2 Middle Schools
• 1 High School (Go Mustangs!)
-In 2011, Northville High School was ranked 227th in the entire country and 5th in the state of Michigan

Private schools within Northville’s boundaries include:
• Our Lady of Victory School — kindergarten through grade 8
• St. Paul Lutheran School — kindergarten through grade 8
• Northville Christian School — kindergarten through grade 8
• William Allan Academy — prekindergarten through grade 5.


There are two special education buildings as well.

Things to Do in Northville

Northville is not short of things to do for people of all ages.

• Parmenter’s Northville Cider Mill - if there’s one thing that every Michigander loves, it’s cider and donuts in the fall. Parmenter’s proudly serves up tasty cider and donuts 7 days a week during season and brag about being the oldest continuously operating business in the city.

• Northville Downs – the Northville Downs has offered nighttime horse racing since 1944. If you have an itch to watch live racing or bet on over 375 races around the country via their simulcast system, this is a fun place to enjoy an evening out.

• Maybury Farms – family fun when the weather is warm, or a little cool, Maybury Farms has hayrides, barnyard animals, planted fields, gardens, beehives, bird houses, a corn maze and a fresh produce market. Get the kids away from the video games and give them something to experience.

Northville has it all

If you’re looking for a robust community that features family friendly events as well as an adult nightlife, Northville is a great place to settle. You’ll find the craft fairs in the summertime delightful, the 4th of July Parade fun and exciting, the Victorian Festival in September an entertaining three days of fun-filled events and the Miracle on Main Street filling you with holiday cheer in December. Northville is close to everything in the metro Detroit area and has that charming small town feel to make you feel cozy and welcoming every time you come home.

Northville City Information:

City Hall
Address: 215 W. Main Street
Northville MI 48167
Phone: (248) 349-1300

Police Department
Address: 215 W. Main Street
Northville MI 48167
Phone (non-emergency): (248) 349-5100

Fire Department
Address: 215 W. Main Street
Northville MI 48167
Phone (non-emergency): (248) 449-9920

Recreation Center at Hillside
Address: 700 W. Baseline Road
Northville MI 48167
Phone: (248) 349-0203

Northville Community Center
Address: 303 W. Main Street
Northville MI 48167
Phone: (248) 349-0203

Northville School District
Address: 501 W. Main Street
Northville MI 23219
Phone: (248) 349-3400

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