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Northville: A Charming Michigan Town With a Strong Sense of Community

There is just something decidedly warm and inviting about the town of Northville Michigan and its neighboring community of Northville Township.  

From its rich history to its darling downtown area, its classic architecture to its friendly neighbors, this is the kind of town where it's easy to live here forever.

Let's Take a Brief Look at Northville's History

This community was originally settled in 1825, although it wasn't incorporated as a village until 1867.  It finally became a city in 1955. The community was named such because it was located north of Plymouth.

Although the community was originally one of two communities within Plymouth Township, Northville Township ultimately split off to form its own township in 1898.

The community continued to grow over the years, particularly thanks to John Miller's mill, which was the first one of its kind in Plymouth Township. 

Then, sometime between 1825 and 1828, the Mill Race Historic Village was located.  This development has a lot of prominence in the community today because it is now home to:

  • The New School Church, formerly the Northville District Library
  • The Wash Oak School
  • The Hunter House, a Greek Revival architecture house built in 1849
  • The Yerkes House, a Victorian architecture house built in 1868 
  • The Cady Inn, moved to the village in 1987, built in 1832, and a stop on the Underground Railroad
  • And so much more!

Downtown Northville: A Destination In and Of Itself

Thanks to downtown Northville's efforts to preserve its historic charm, it's easy to walk around downtown and feel a close connection to the community's past.

Residents visiting downtown enjoy an array of boutiques and restaurants as well as art galleries and more.  Plus, the glory of the designated Historic District and the Mill Race Village are nearby as well. 

Northville Real Estate You'll Fall In Love With

Another perk to living in Northville is that you'll have plenty of different housing types to choose from. This includes estate-style homes, modern condos and moderate homes offering plenty of room to grow.

This means that no matter what your tastes, you're sure to find something that compliments it on the Northville housing market!

Give Your Children a Quality Education 

Meanwhile, when you live in Northville, you'll be able to rest assured that your children will receive a top-notch education from some exceptional local schools.

Northville Public Schools, the Novi Community School District, and various private schools in the area are nationally known for being a great place to get a primary and secondary education.

Plenty of Things to Do in Your Free Time in Northville

In all, this community features twelve parks as well as a recreation center and a community center.

Residents here also regularly organize community events that are fun for the entire family.  Some of these annual events include:

  • Fall Festival and Car Show 
  • Fourth of July Parade
  • Chili Cook-off 
  • Victorian Festival
  • Rock' in the Ville Music Festival
  • Maple Syrup Tour
  • And so much more!

Plus, you're just a short drive away from all of the shopping, dining and entertainment venues of nearby cities like Detroit and Ann Arbor. 

Relocate to Northville, MI Today

Doesn't this sound like a wonderful community to call home? If you agree, please take a moment to contact me, Kelly Knight Knight, and my team of helpful real estate experts.

We would love to assist you by telling you about available listings for sale and providing you with valuable home buying resources.

List Your Northville Home Now!

And make sure to also connect with us if you're interested in listing your Northville home on the market anytime soon.  we would love to assist you by first helping to determine the true value of your home.