Northville real estate

Northville real estate

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The city of Northville, Michigan, is a friendly and welcoming community, home to 5,970 people, according to the 2010 census.

Located about 21 miles northeast of Ann Arbor and 29 miles northwest of downtown Detroit, Northville real estate is ideal for those who are seeking the peaceful serenity and charm of a small town, but also like to be near the conveniences and choices offered by larger metropolitan areas.

In addition, many Northville homes for sale, even those considered Northville’s historic homes, and the majority of the houses in surrounding Northville Township are relatively brand new. More than 75 percent of them are less than 40 years old.

Shopping and Dining

Everyone loves Downtown Northville for shopping, dining or just hanging out. It contains more than 175 truly original, one-of-a-kind shops, such as Chocolates by Rene’, The Next Chapter Bookstore and Bistro,  Fred’s Ice Cream,  Pear-Aphernalia, D & D Bicycle and Fitness, Dancing Eye Gallery, Alexander’s Custom Clothiers of Northville, and much, much more.

Located on Main Street in the heart of Downtown, Northville Square is a unique enclosed shopping mall, offering more than 65,000 square feet of office, shopping and dining delights in one convenient package. Popular restaurants live here, such as the Northville Sports Den and Bricks of Northville.

Other downtown dining and entertainment opportunities include Poole’s Tavern, The Garage Grill & Fuel Bar, Lucy & The Wolf, the Tuscan Café, Rebecca’s and many more.

So, there’s something for everyone, but perhaps the real attraction to Downtown Northville is its aura, its overall feel and smell and sound. Here you will see the past, present and future effortlessly blending together, without being ostentatious. Downtown offers you a nostalgic ambience amid sophisticated wine shops, clothing stores and culinary shops, as well as urbane art galleries.

Parks and Recreation

The City of Northville, together with the Charter Township of Northville, a Northville Board of Education member, and a residents’ advisory commission, manage the area’s Parks and Recreation Department.

Parks and Recreation administers a host of activities, educational programs and aquatic and fitness classes in addition to numerous facilities, gymnasiums and community centers. It also manages the Northville Senior Adult Services Program.

There are five community parks in Northville:

  • Ford Field
  • Fish Hatchery Park
  • Henningsen Park
  • Northville Community Park
  • Millennium Park

Some of the recreation classes, programs and activities offered through Parks and Recreation include youth athletics such as baseball and soccer; adult activities, such as badminton and softball; athletic classes and programs designed specifically for seniors; and group and private swimming lessons.


The City of Northville is quite proud of its Historic District and does a wonderful job maintaining, restoring and preserving the stately beautiful homes and buildings, many of which are museum-quality models of magnificent Victorian-era architecture.

One of the intangible benefits of living in the Northville area is all of the special events and activities that take place year round. Most of these are put together by the Northville Arts Commission, a volunteer organization run by residents and employees of local companies.

Some of these special events include:

  • Holiday Lighted Parade
  • Movies at the Marquis
  • “Gingerbread Boys and Girls” Children’s Class
  • “Fairies and Trolls in Northville?” Children’s Class
  • First Friday Art Walk
  • Maple Syrup Tours

A popular, much loved attraction for Northville visitors and residents is the Mill Race Village, a living museum developed and built by the Northville Historical Society. It is here that the people who live in the area really show off their regional pride and remarkable preservation spirit regarding their collective history.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Northville Public Schools is responsible for providing public education to the community. It accomplishes this task through a half-dozen elementary schools, two middle schools and a senior high school.

The hospitals and medical centers located near Northville include St. Mary Mercy Hospital, located about seven miles away in Livonia; Botsford Hospital, about eight miles away in Farmington Hills; and Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, located about ten miles away in West Bloomfield.

Northville is located near several main highways, including the confluence of Interstates 96, 275 and 696 and Michigan Highway 14. Also, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) provides a free carpool matching service, RideShare, linking commuters with several southeastern Michigan communities.

If you are thinking about buying or selling Northville real estate or Northville homes for sale, give us a call at (248) 348-7200 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.