Local And Area Information
Northville: Cozy Suburb, Beautiful Countryside
Northville… a bustling historic downtown gives way to quiet tree-lined streets leading up to grand Victorian estates, which in turn give way to rolling hills and beautiful green countryside. The homey small-town feel welcomes visitors like family, tucks newcomers warmly and easily into the neighborly community.
Located on the western fringe of the Detroit metro area, about 30 minutes outside of Detroit and 25 minutes outside of Ann Arbor, the cozy town of Northville is just a short drive from big-city amenities, but offers all the necessities of comfortable life with a small-town atmosphere. Read more about Northville or see listings below.
Northville is located just a short drive from the major cities of Detroit and Ann Arbor, providing a wealth of job opportunity, but a commute into the city isn’t necessary. In fact, Northville and neighboring Novi boast several major employers:
- Northville Public Schools
- Northville Downs Racetrack
- Shopping Center Market
- Belanger, INC
- St. John Health / Providence Park Hospital
- Novi Community Schools
- Ryder Systems Inc
- Magna International
- ITC Holdings Inc
Amenities and Convenience
From recreation to shopping and dining, Northville has it all. The city operates a District Library, a Township Recreation Program, a Community Center, an active Chamber of Commerce, senior citizen housing, a post office, a weekly newspaper, and community events such as the Victorian Festival, art festivals, and organized holiday celebrations. Among the amenities offered by Northville are Maybury State Park, the Northville Cider Mill, Mill Race Historical Village, and the Art House, which offers exhibits, classes, and an Art House Store.
Intermingling a quaint historical charm, preserved over the years, and a vivid modern vibe, Downtown Northville is a happening spot that’s good for shopping, dining, community events, or just enjoying a stroll. With old-fashioned street lamps, benches, specialty shops, galleries, restaurants, business, ad preserved landmarks, there’s a little bit of something for everyone downtown.
Downtown is thriving - with unique boutiques, delicious dining, and year-round community events and entertainment. The efforts taken to preserve the historic downtown are evident in the beautiful Victorian architecture; many of the buildings have been restored to their original glory.
Community events downtown are one-of-a-kind. From First Friday and Girls’ Night Out to Holiday Home tours, Christmas in the Village, and holiday lighted parades, there’s always some fun to be had in Downtown Northville.
Shopping and Retail Areas
For grocery, convenience, and retail needs check out these shopping centers and locations:
- Downtown Northville - more than 75 shops and boutiques offering clothing, gifts, and home accessories
- Northville Square Shopping Mall
- Highland Lakes Shopping Center
- Northville Plaza
- Trader Joe’s
Enjoy some top-rated Northville dining and eateries!
- Table 5
- Rebecca’s Restaurant
- Le George Mediterranean Bistro
- Guernsey Farms Dairy
- Tirami Si
- Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill
Recreation is Key
Recreation is important in little Northville. The city maintains two indoor facilities and several outdoor parks. Recreation Center at Hillside includes a swimming pool, gymnasium, and fitness rooms, while the Northville Community Center has a banquet room and kitchen, living room with fireplace, multi-purpose meeting rooms, and a gym with bleachers. Five community parks include:
- Ford Field
- Fish Hatchery Park
- Henningsen Park
- Northville Community Park
- Millennium Park
The City of Northville also offers youth classes and sports, adult classes, activities, and sports leagues, senior classes and athletics, and special seasonal programs and events.
Excellence in Education
Northville is part of the award-winning Northville School District with 6 elementary, 2 middle, and 1 high school. The math and reading MEAP scores for the Northville Public Schools district run about 35% above state averages.
Homes and Real Estate
Homes in Northville range from historical Victorian-era architecture and well-kept older homes built before the 1930’s to newer and more modern developments. Housing includes single-family homes, condos, and multi-family complexes.
Ready to find your dream home in Northville? Contact us today at 734-927-3052 or MikeAndMary@Gladchun.com to schedule a showing.