Northville, Michigan

Are you looking to settle down in a safe city?

When I was growing up, it was normal for mothers to say, “Come home before the street lights turn on.” I would run around the neighborhood with my friends or play in the huge neighborhood game of capture the flag. Back then, our parents had a peace of mind knowing that we were safe.

Do you want your children to grow up in a safe neighborhood?

The answer to that question is obviously yes for every parent. Nothing is more important than keeping our children safe. Nowadays, many parents do not have the same sense of security that their parents had while raising a family. However, settling down in a neighborhood that statistics show is a safe environment will inspire peace of mind. Today, we would like to share with you about a city in the Metro Detroit area that is statistically a safe place for you to raise your family.

Northville’s Rich History

Northville, Michigan is known for its rich history. The Victorian style architecture in the Historic District can seem to transport you to another time. Unlike many other cities, the homes built before the 1930s still have the same charming beauty.

According to the City of Northville’s website, it too plays into rich history by offering old-fashion benches and lamps posts throughout the downtown area, plus specialty shops, theaters and preserved landmarks.

It wasn’t too long ago when we published an article entitled, Northville, Michigan - Great Schools, Low Crime and Small Town Charm. In that article, we highlighted the appeal of Northville’s low crime rate. However, according to the FBI’s 2012 Crime Stats for Northville, Michigan, crime is even lower.

2012 FBI Crime Stats for Northville, Michigan

The FBI report breaks down all the reported crime in the United States by city. According to the section, Michigan – Offenses Known to Law Enforcement by City, 2012, Northville has seen a decrease in both property crime and violent crimes as compared to 2011. There were only 2 violent crimes reported in 2012 which is a violent crime rate of .03% in a population of 5,968 in 2012. The combined statistics of all categories show that Northville has one of the lowest overall crime occurrences in Metro Detroit.

If you are looking for a safe city to raise your family, you can rest assured that Northville is a city that you will want to take a closer look at. If you are interested in purchasing a house in Northville, Michigan, we would be honored to help. Please call our office at:

248-348-7200