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Welcome to Novi

Located eight miles northwest of Detroit and about 16 miles northeast of Ann Arbor, Novi is a suburban sanctuary filled with countless amenities, as well as a variety of spectacular homes. Originally incorporated in 1969, this growing community is home to over 55,000 residents—but no matter how much Novi grows, it still hasn't forgotten its small-town roots.

If you're searching for a place where you can enjoy life at a slower pace without sacrificing city conveniences, Novi may just be the place for you. Let's take a closer look at everything this picturesque town has to offer.

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Shopping & Dining

Though it may have plenty of big box retailers, locally owned shops and restaurants are what really make Novi the unique community it is today. Here, you'll uncover everything from Japanese-inspired bites at Ajishin to DUEL Novi, a dueling piano bar with some of the best drinks in town. You can also head to Twelve Oaks Mall or Novi Town Center for all of your shopping needs. 

Historic Charm

Traces of Novi's historic past await all throughout town. The Jacob and Rebecca Fuerst Farmstead—which has since been redeveloped into a park—showcases the original Novi Township Hall. The Tollgate Farm and Education Center encompasses over 160 acres, and there's no better place to learn more about Michigan's thriving agriculture industry.

Parks & Recreation

Novi boasts well over a dozens parks, trails, and recreational facilities all throughout town. If you want to take in the stunning beauty of Walled Lake, stop by Pavilion Shore or Lakeshore Park. Both green spaces offer year-round activities, including biking, skiing, and swimming. Novi is also close to countless public and private golf courses, so you won't have to travel far to hit the links!

Novi at a Glance

Getting Around

To Downtown Detroit: 30 miles, about 34 min
To Detroit Metro. Wayne County Airport: 26 miles, about 30 min
To Ann Arbor: 23 miles, about 30 min
Major roads: US-23, Route 14, I-96


Population: 60,896
County: Oakland
Median home value: $356,800
Median rent: $1,226

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Living in Novi

The Homes

Homes in Novi vary in size, price, and architectural style, which means you'll have no trouble finding the right fit for your needs. While this community is primarily made up of single-family houses, you'll also discover plenty of townhomes, condos, and apartments. The average property in Novi sells for around $336k and only stays listed for around 25 days, making the market highly competitive for buyers.

The Jobs

Because of its ideal location near both Detroit and Ann Arbor, Novi residents have access to countless career opportunities. St. John Health, Harman, Cooper Standard, and the City of Novi are just a few of the area's top employers. Over the last few years, Novi has focused its economic development on the telematics and car connectivity industries. This has helped to bring tens of thousands of jobs to the area.

The Schools

Public school students in Novi are primarily served by Novi Community Schools, though some parts of town are zoned for Northville Public Schools, South Lyon Community Schools, or the Walled Lake Consolidated School District. Novi students can also choose to attend one of the area's many private or international schools. Many also go on to enroll at Michigan State University, which operates a campus in Novi. 

The Amenities

Novi's rapid growth has brought a variety of exciting attractions and amenities to the area. Spend some time relaxing on the shores of Walled Lake, have fun go-karting at Paradise Park, or learn more about Novi's Asian roots at the annual Japan Festival—it really is all up to you! Rather explore the city? Ann Arbor and Detroit are just a half hour away!

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