Welcome to Northville
Straddling Oakland and Wayne counties 20 miles west of Detroit, Northville, MI is the perfect blend of country tranquility, small-town charm, and big-city amenities. Northville sits about one mile from US-275 and is home to just under 6,000 residents. But despite its small size, this blossoming little city has quite a bit to offer—including beautiful parks, unique restaurants, top-notch shopping, year-round activities, and more.
If you want to enjoy a laid-back small-town lifestyle without straying far from the city, Northville might be a good place to start your search.
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Spotlights of Northville
Stroll past charming old-fashioned street lights, square brick businesses with green awnings, and modestly ornate buildings along Center Street in Downtown Northville. You can also enjoy fun events throughout the year, like the monthly First Friday Experience, Northville Farmers Market, and Summer Friday Night Concerts.
Find traces of Northville’s past in historic buildings like the Marquis Theatre, Ford Valve Plant, and in the Mill Race Village. Mill Race Village is home to a number of historic buildings, including several old homes, as well as a number of historical replicas.
Parks & Recreation
Northville’s parks and recreation department maintains 12 parks and two indoor facilities and offers dozens of classes and programs throughout the year. Maybury State Park is the largest park in Northville and boasts over five miles of off-road biking trails, six miles of paved trails, terrain suitable for horses, and even a farm.
Northville at a Glance
To Downtown Detroit: 30 miles, about 30 min
To Detroit Metro. Wayne County Airport: 25 miles, about 25 min
To Ann Arbor: 20 miles, about 25 min
Major roads: I-275, Route 14, I-96
Median home value: $325,900
Median rent: $1,107
Living in Northville
Northville features quite a wide variety of homes, neighborhoods, and communities. Homes range from cozy and affordable townhomes and condos to comfortable and spacious single-family homes to utterly luxurious manor and estates. The area, too, offers a range of communities—from almost urban downtown living to quieter suburbs to nearly rural spaces with miles between neighbors.
Northville’s prime location just outside of Detroit places it within an easy commute of some of the largest employers in the area and across Wayne County. These include Ford Motor Co, Oakwood Healthcare, Henry Ford Health System, Johnson Controls, US Steel, AAA Michigan, and CHE Trinity Health.
Public school students in Northville are served by Northville Public Schools, which ranks among the best school districts not just in the Detroit area, but in all of Michigan. The district is particularly known for its top-notch teachers, its outstanding college prep courses, and its well above-average graduation rate of 97%. Northville High School has been named a top college prep school, as well as a top STEM school.
Northville might be small, but it’s got quite a robust business district that includes both local and big-box companies. In Downtown Northville, you’ll find specialty shops and boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and other local stops. Town Square even boasts free wifi. You’ll find even more options just outside of the city at Highland Lakes Shopping Center.
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