Novi/Northville Area

Novi is an area renowned for its cozy atmosphere mixed with a touch of urban modernization. With a diverse selection of housing options, the properties in Novi range from luxurious homes all the way down to simple houses for first-time buyers. Around the city, there’s never a lack of anything to do. Novi is filled with restaurants, theatres, gyms, shops, parks, the renowned Twelve Oaks Mall (Metro Detroit’s Largest Shopping Destination), and more! The area is filled with a rich ethnic variety among residents, making Novi one of the most diverse areas within the state of Michigan. With a distinctly comfy feel, Novi illustrates a beautiful blend of both modern city life, such as in  Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk, and nature’s blues and greens, like in Pavillion Shore Park. Novi has just a touch of everything, making it a wonderfully unique place to both reside in and appreciate! 




The Novi area is composed of two parts- the city of Novi and Novi township.  Usually, when referring to Novi, we’re generally discussing the city of Novi. However, since Novi township is so small, we introduce the township as part of the city. Novi is located in Oakland County, Michigan. it is located about 8 miles (12.9 km) northwest of the city of Detroit and about 16 miles (25.7 km) northeast of Ann Arbor.

Detailed introduction

Novi Township is the smallest township in the state by total land area. The township has only a population of 150 as of 2010. Of the original 36-square-mile (93 km2) geographic township, only a small portion of 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) remains unincorporated from the surrounding city of Novi. It has one of the lowest property tax in Michigan.

City of Novi, as of 2020 has the population of 55,224, 22,258 households, and 14,599 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 73.0% White, 8.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 15.9% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 3.0% of the population.

The city is located within the boundaries of the survey township of Novi Township, which now also includes portions of the cities of Northville and Walled Lake. The city has a total area of 31.29 square miles (81.04 km2), of which 30.25 square miles (78.35 km2) is land and 1.04 square miles (2.69 km2) (3.32%) is water. 

Novi is one of the fastest growing cities in Michigan. The construction of Twelve Oaks Mall in 1977 made the city a major shopping destination in the Detroit metropolitan area. This growth has led to substantial increases in the city’s population, as well as commercial and industrial developments in the city. Novi was ranked #48 on Money magazine’s list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in 2008. As of January 2009 Novi has over 1,600 businesses. 

Three major freeways converge in Novi. The city’s location provides direct access to several major freeways including I-96, I-696, I-275, and M-5.

Source: Wikipedia




Northville is composed of two parts- Northville Township and the City of Northville. It is located about 11 miles (17.7 km) west of the city of Detroit and 17 miles (27.4 km) northeast of Ann Arbor. Part of the city, surrounded by Novi, is located in Oakland County, while the other part is in Wayne County surrounded by Northville Township. Northville is mainly served by Northville Public Schools.

Detailed introduction

Northville Township, officially the Charter Township of Northville, is a charter township of Wayne County in Michigan and a suburb in Metro Detroit. The population was 28,497 as of 2010. 

The City of Northville is adjacent to the northern part of the township but is administratively autonomous. Portions of Northville Township were incorporated into the Village of Northville, which later incorporated as the City of Northville. City of Northville population was 5,970 as of 2010.

Source: Wikipedia

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