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Novi: An Exceptional Oakland County Community in Michigan

What do you think of when you think of the ideal Oakland County community? Maybe you think of friendly neighbors and affordable homes. Maybe you think of excellent amenities or a great location.

If any of these criteria match what you’re looking for in your next Michigan home, then I recommend you take a few moments to learn about Novi.

This Oakland County city, which had a population of 55,224 as of the 2010 Census, offers residents a quiet home life while still being just 25 miles northwest of the center of Detroit. It’s also just 25 miles northeast of the center of Ann Arbor. Now that’s convenient!

Novi, MI Homes for Sale


First, A Little Background on Novi

This community was first incorporated as a city in 1969 after the approval of a city charter in February.

The township was named Novi because a resident (Dr. J.C. Emery) made the suggestion. Evidently, residents were reportedly looking for a shorter name than Farmington, which was the township is was formed from.

Today, many remnants of this 31.28-square-mile community’s history are still around. Some of these include:

  • Historic Township Hall
  • Tollgate Farm
  • Colonel Samuel White Homestead
  • Novi Depot
  • Jacob and Rebecca Fuerst Farmstead

An Excellent Local Economy in Novi

This community continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in Michigan. The construction of Twelve Oaks Mall in the 1970s certainly served as a catalyst for all of the growth over the last several decades.

As of January 2009, Novi had a population of more than 1,600 businesses.

It’s no wonder that Novi was ranked #48 on Money Magazine’s list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in 2008.

Novi’s local economy includes an array of businesses with varying sizes and focuses. Some of these companies are part of such industries as high tech research, healthcare, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, automotive-related suppliers, energy, and so much more.

Some specific businesses located here include:

  • ITC Transmission
  • Novi Energy
  • Kroger 
  • Toyota Boshoku America 
  • Ryder System Inc. 
  • St. John Providence Park 
  • And more

Specifically, here are the top 10 employers located in Novi:

  • Novi Community School District
  • Magna International
  • Ryder
  • St. John Providence Health System
  • Comau North America
  • Suburban Collection Showplace
  • City of Novi
  • Michigan CAT
  • Caparo Vehicle Component
  • ITC Transmission

You’ll Love All of the Parks and Recreation Facilities Here

There is a treasure trove of recreational amenities located right here in Novi.

Some of the prominent parks and nature preserves include:

  • Tollgate Farm
  • Lakeshore Park
  • Walled Lake 
  • And more

Plus, each year, the Japan Festival is held in the city. It is the largest Japan festival in the State of Michigan. Now that is impressive!

A Quality Education Awaits Your Children

Parents with school age children will be most pleased to discover that Novi is served by some excellent public schools within four local school districts.

Those districts are:

  • Novi Community Schools
  • Northville Public Schools
  • South Lyon Community Schools
  • Walled Lake Consolidated School District

Some of the specific high schools serving Novi include:

  • Novi High School (Novi Community Schools) 
  • Northville High School (Northville Schools)
  • South Lyon East High School
  • Walled Lake Western High School (Walled Lake Schools)

Meanwhile, for those parents who prefer to give their children a private schools experience, there are:

  • Detroit Catholic Central High School
  • Franklin Road Christian School

And for higher education, residents have options as well. For instance, one of Walsh College's three campuses is located on Meadowbrook Road south of I-96. The Art Institute of Michigan and South University is also located here.

Discover Your Dream Home in Novi

Doesn’t this sound like a wonderful place to call home year round?

If you agree, then please take a moment now to contact us at Coldwell Banker Preferred Realtors today.

We would love the opportunity to assist you by answering all of your questions and also by telling you about available Novi homes for sale.

List Your Next Home With Us!

And please make sure to also connect with us if you’re already a resident of this fine community and you’re interested in listing your property on the market

We would be happy to assist you by answering any questions you might have as well as providing you with some valuable home selling resources. We’ll also help you determine the true value of your home!

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