Northville

Northville is a beautiful town within Wayne County, Michigan just a stone's throw away from Detroit. This enchanting small town exudes small town charm and is appreciated for its superior schools, historic homes, and appealing downtown area that harks back to a simpler, more gracious time. While Northville homes tend to sell for a premium compared to neighboring areas, reflecting the high desirability of this community, the real estate market is equally accommodating to budget-conscious buyers, offering many affordable options. With it's tranquil, tree-canopied streets to idyllic small-town feel, Northville stands as a compelling choice for those yearning for a serene, suburban lifestyle without compromising accessibility and convenience of a major city.

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Northville Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $896K
Lowest Price $200K
Highest Price $4.1M
Total Listings 131
Avg. Price/SQFT $252

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Welcome to Northville

Rooted in a rich 150-year history, Northville, Michigan is a flourishing community that blends delightful neighborhoods, bustling commercial centers, top-tier schools, and first-rate municipal services. This city offers plenty of open spaces, with numerous parks and trails perfect for restful nature walks or vigorous exercise, and a landscape surrounded with captivating historic structures.

Proud of its enduring heritage, Northville skillfully blends old with the new. In its walkable downtown, you'll discover charming 19th-century homes along with notable historical attractions, which give a profound sense of tradition to this lively community.

The heart of Northville offers an array of unique specialty stores, art galleries, and theatres. Culinary delights await in its diverse restaurants, and its landmarks offer insights into its rich past. Moreover, the city bustles with an annual calendar of events drawing thousands of visitors - from festive parades and concerts to open-air markets.

Homes for Sale in Northville, MI

Situated 29 miles northwest of Detroit in the Detroit Metro area, Northville straddles Oakland County and Wayne County, fostering a community of nearly 7,000 residents. This town is celebrated for its excellent schools, charming downtown region, and picturesque tree-adorned streets.

Northville's real estate market showcases a wide variety of options. Ranging from elegant Victorian homes nestled in the historic district to affordable single-family residents scattered across inviting neighborhoods, Northville caters to various homebuyer preferences. This area also offers new construction builds, further diversifying the local property portfolio. 

Homes in Northville are admired for their timeless architectural allure, frequently boasting gabled roofs, welcoming front porches, and other classic details. Many homes occupy expansive lots, perfect for families with children or those who enjoy hosting outdoor entertainment. 

The lively city center of Northville artfully blends history with modernity, featured preserved landmarks and old-fashioned street lamps alongside boutique shops and gourmet restaurants. In Northville, you experience the best of both words - a quaint community feel with city conveniences. 

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What to Love About Living in Northville, MI

  • Top-tier educational institutions.

  • Well-kept residential streets, subdivisions, and condominiums.

  • Rural-like surroundings with distinctively designed residences.

Local Lifestyle in Northville, MI

Combining an appealing natural backdrop with safe, well-managed neighborhoods, Northville stands out as an attractive choice for potential homebuyers. The Northville public school district garners praise from families seeking high-quality education for their children. Students in Northville frequently outshine state averages in math and reading proficiency tests, indicating a dedication to academic excellence.

Art enthusiasts are drawn to Northville's flourishing art scene. The city's Arts Commission hosts a multitude of events, workshops, and activities, fostering an environment that encourages creativity and enriches the lives of residents. Public art installations fill the city, adding a touch of aesthetic joy to the community's everyday life. For artists or art lovers, a home in Northville presents an exceptional opportunity. 

Northville thrives in its options of recreational activities, perfect for those seeking an active lifestyle. The city is encircled by an array of parks and green spaces, inviting you to bask in the sun and breathe the fresh air. Whether it's the fish hatchery in one of the parks or the fields for various sports including baseball, basketball, soccer, and softball, there's plenty to explore outdoors. 

Adding to Northville's recreational options are two indoor facilities, the Recreation Center at Hillside and The Northville Community Center alongside twelve park facilities. These spaces offer a wide variety of recreational activities, including classes, athletics, and aquatics programs. With this abundance of amenities, Northville provides a fulfilling living experience for its residents. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Northville covers all your dining needs with an assortment of establishments for foodies to choose from and nightlife spots for anybody seeking a good night out. Also, there are multiple stores in its downtown shopping district and the surrounding region where one can go shopping.

If you're craving traditional American grill cuisine, visit the Garage Grill and Fuel Bar for dinner. The restaurant serves up modern dinner dishes and a fabulous weekend brunch in a completely refurbished 1940s gas station. Lucy & the Wolf is another dining option known for its robust burgers, roasted venison, and wild boar sausages. Its architecture is mountain-inspired, and the food features big, bold flavors.

Another seasonal summer option is Parmenter's Northville Cider Mill. Initially focusing on cider & doughnuts when it was established in 1873 and restored in 1983, Parmenter's has expanded to provide a wide variety of delectable selections that keep individuals returning for more. Fudge, almonds, and apple chips are available inside for children, whereas beer, hard cider, and wine are available across the parking lot and are all prepared on-site.

The top places to shop in Northville include Rebecca's Michigan Store, the hub of Michigan-made products; Mod Market, which is an inclusive artists market; the city's thriving business district, Downtown Shopping Center; and Baby Baby Plus More, a consignment shop for children's products.

Northville Restaurants

Families looking for homes for sale in Northville, MI are in for a treat - The city has some of the area's finest restaurants and within close proximity to some of the other best locally-owned restaurants in the area.

Downtown Northville Restaurants:

  • Table 5: Cozy New American eatery & bar in an 1867 building with an eclectic wine list & outdoor seating.
    • Located at: 126 East Main Street, Northville, MI 48167
  • Garage Grill and Fuel Bar: An Art Deco-style restaurant in a former gas station. Featuring an upscale American Menu, wine, and outdoor seating.
    • 202 West Main Street, Northville, MI 48167
  • Rocky's of Northville: The best Steak in Northville with wood paneling, seafood, and a raw bar.
    • 41122 W 7 Mile Road Northville MI 48167
  • Rebecca's Family Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor: American home cooking in a turn of the century décor including a train on a track that rides around the restaurant! *Best Breakfast Spot!
    • 134 North Center Street, Northville, MI 48167
  • Tirami Su: Upscale Italian in romantic surroundings.
    •  146 MainCentre, Northville, MI 48167
  • Genitti's Hole-in-the-wall: Famous for its dinner theater and 7-course family-style meals.
    • 108 East Main Street, Northville, MI 48167
  • New Bangkok Cuisine: A Northville mainstay - the best Pad Thai in the area.
    •  250 N Center Street, Northville, MI 48167
  • Bricks of Northville: One of the two best pizza spots in Northville featuring occasional live bands and Trivia.
    •  133 West Main Street Northville MI 48167
  • Deadwood Bar and Grill: Adirondack-style eatery with handcrafted pool table, TVs, meat-heavy menu & baked-to-order cookies; also outdoor seating with fire pit in the summer.
    • 18730 Northville Road Northville MI 48168

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Northville Nightlife

Northville has seen a resurgence in its nightlife and rest assured if you're looking for a home here, there's something for the adults as well. In addition to being close to Plymouth, Royal Oak, Ann Arbor, and downtown Detroit there are several hot spots to check out in the area.

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  • Bricks of Northville: This one makes our list a second time with Bands, Trivia, Dj's and of course great food.
    • 133 West Main Street Northville MI 48167
  • Wagon Wheel Lounge: One of our favorite dives, includes great pizza & burgers, karaoke, pool, darts and more
    • 212 South Main Street Northville MI 48167
  • Northville Sports Den: Exactly as it sounds, the best spot in Northville to catch the game with a homemade menu!
    • 133 West Main Street Northville MI 48167
  • Exchange Bar and Grill: Great Food, Great Staff, and a great outdoor patio for summer relaxing
    • 157 East Main Street Northville MI 48167
  • Simply Wine: The best selection of wines you don't get everywhere else and knowledgeable owners makes this one a favorite place to try a new vintage
    • 109 North Center Street Northville MI 48167

Things to Do in Northville

Northville, Michigan offers an abundant mix of outdoor activities for those who crave a connection with nature. Centrally located, the Greenery is easily reachable from anywhere in the region and is the perfect starting point for your outdoor adventure. 

The city is centered within three Wayne County parks and sits at the western entrance to Hines Park, leading yo into a 33-mile stretch of scenic parkways. Northville's residents and visitors alike are fond of the disc golf course at Cass Benton, a highlight in the city's collection of recreational venues. 

One of the crown jewels of Northville's outdoor attractions is the sprawling Maybury State Park. This 1,000 acre forested park attracts nature enthusiasts from all over Metro Detroit. Here, hikers, mountain bikers, cross-country athletes, and horse riders can explore its vast network of trails. Adjacent to the park is a functioning farm that delights children and adults alike, along with a fishing pond for those who enjoy an angling experience. 

For those who enjoy the thrill of horse racing, the Northville Downs Race Track is a must-visit. The track hosts races every Friday and Saturday from April to September. Spend an exciting day placing bets on your favorite horses and cheering them to the finish line. As the race unfolds, you can enjoy a fantastic meal at the track's restaurant, rounding off an exciting day in Northville. 

Top Fairs and Festivals Near Northville

Northville Family Fun!

Families looking for homes will find a fun atmosphere with tons to do on the weekends!

  • The Fairy Doors: Fairy Doors have become a beloved Northville tradition. Over 50 shops in downtown Northville have a hidden Fairy door in their store, if children find the door they get a treat! It's a real-world scavenger hunt! 
    • All over downtown
  • More Faries @ The Bees Knees: Kids can stop in paint their own fairies, dragons, or animals of all types. Also, a great place to host a birthday party.
    • 149 E. Main Street Northville 48167
  • Guernsey Farms Dairy: A good restaurant whose claim to fame is their 45 home-made fantastic ice cream!
    • 21300 Novi Road, Northville MI 48167
  • Parmenters Cider Mill: A Novi & Northville tradition, the oldest business in the area in operation (and some fantastic cider and donuts!
    • 714 Baseline Road, Northville, MI 48167
  • Maybury State Park: 1000 acres of scenic hiking, biking, cross country skiing, and horseback riding
    • 20145 Beck Road, Northville, MI 48167
  • The Detroit Zoo: One of the largest in the Mid-West, located in Royal Oak MI and has many seasonal events. Housing 3,000 animals, over 125 acres and a nice 1.7-mile walk.
    • 8450 W. 10 Mile Road Royal Oak, MI 48067
  • Chuck E. Cheese: In Novi's fountain walk.
    •  44275 Twelve Mile Road- D134 Novi, MI, 48377 

  • Cranbrook Institute of Science: Fun with learning on topics such as natural history and extinct animals. Also, they have fun rotating exhibits, there's always something new!
    • 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
  • Greenfield Village: Detroit Motor City Pride and History lives! Dedicated to preserving the outstanding automotive achievement through history and showcasing exceptional firsts in automotive
    • 21400 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124
  • Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum: Adults and children play and interact with each other and nature. The Museum as an about me, preschool gallery, Michigan Nature gallery and the world around you.
    • 220 East Ann Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Campus Martius Park: Activities throughout the year include the Free Press Marathon, live concerts, ice skating and more
    • 800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
  • Comerica Park: Home of the Detroit Tigers featuring a Ferris Wheel and real elephant ears! Catch a game, and hopefully a fly ball!
    • 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
  • Joe Louis Arena: Home of the Detroit Red Wings and the largest indoor venue in Detroit
    • 600 Civic Center Drive, Detroit, MI 

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Northville, MI School Systems

Over 7,000 children enjoy the services offered by the district's six elementary, two middle, and one high schools. There are four private schools in Northville, in addition to the public ones.

Popular schools in the area include:

  • Our Lady of Victory, serving grade levels K-8. This is a fantastic Catholic school with a rigorous curriculum.

  • Amerman Elementary School, serving grade levels K-5. This is a highly-rated public school.

  • Cooke School, serving grade levels PK and K-12. This public school has students who are highly proficient in math.

  • Moraine Elementary School, serving grade levels K-5. This is a highly-rated Northville elementary school. 

Northville homes will fall into one of three of the following school districts. Northville School district is the predominant district covering the largest area, as well Plymouth-Canton Schools and South Lyon Schools.

Northville School District

The Northville School District caters to residents within Northville, Michigan, as well as South Lyon, Novi, Lyon Township, and Salem. Presently, the district has an enrollment of around 7,101 students across grade K-12. There are 443 teachers on staff, resulting in a remarkably low student to teacher ratio of 16:1. However, this number doesn't factor the invaluable contributions of clerical workers, food services employees, maintenance crew, administrators, and other staff members. Northville is proud of its commitment to holistic education, offering students 84 different extracurricular programs and teams to get involved in. 

Families considering schooling options can rest easy knowing that schools within the district have achieved high rankings, with scores of 8-10 according to greatschools.org.

There are currently 6 Elementary Schools in Northville MI:

  • Amerman Elementary School, grades K-5, known as the Bobcats, opened 1955, houses ALPS gifted learning program.
  • Moraine Elementary School, grades K-5, known as the Penguins, opened 1966.
  • Silver Springs Elementary School, known as the Eagles, grades K-5.
  • Thornton Creek Elementary School, grades K-5, known as the Gators, opened 1994.
  • Winchester Elementary School, grades K-5, known as the Dragons, opened 1975.
  • Ridgewood Elementary School, grades K-5, known as the Rockets, opened 2003.

There are currently 2 Middle Schools in Northville MI: 

  • Hillside Middle School, grades 6-8, known as the Raiders, opened 2000, housed in the original Northville High School building
  • Meads Mill Middle School, grades 6-8, known as the Patriots, opened 1976. (Colors are maroon and gold)

These two middle schools have shared a sports rivalry through the years that is both fierce and friendly. The apex of this is the annual football game where the winning team keeps the winning "helmet" until the following year. This is always a great game to watch and they really pack the sidelines!

Northville High School: This school was built and opened in 1959 where Hillside Middle school currently is, and was moved to its new location in 2000; their mascot is the Mustangs.

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program 
  • 49% High School AP program participation rate
  • A student-to-teacher ratio of 16:1
  • 427 Full-Time Teachers
  • 82% of the Professional Staff hold Advanced Degrees
  • A student body of over 7,000 students 

Additional information on Northville schools

Plymouth-Canton Community School District

A portion of Northville is serviced by Plymouth-Canton Schools. There are currently sixteen elementary schools total that service the Plymouth-Canton district, five middle schools, and three high schools. Northville is currently serviced by Farrand Elementary school and Central Middle School. High school students are randomly assigned to one of the three high schools (Canton High School, Plymouth High School & Salem High School) all three located in the Plymouth-Canton Education Park in Canton Township.

South Lyon School District

Homes for sale in Northville may be in the South Lyon School District as well. South Lyon schools include seven Elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools. Here's the most current list of all schools:

  • South Lyon High School
  • South Lyon East High School
  • Millennium Middle School
  • Centennial Middle School
  • Salem Elementary
  • Sayre Elementary
  • Bartlett Elementary
  • Dolsen Elementary
  • Hardy Elementary
  • Kent Lake Elementary
  • Brummer Elementary

The South Lyon School Districts' mission statement is as follows:

"In support of our community, the mission of South Lyon Community Schools is to provide the highest quality educational process, so that all students can excel as individuals, and become productive and contributing members of society."

With their Greatschools.org ranking every increasing it's evident they have employed this statement. 

Northville, Michigan History and Additional Information

Potential real estate buyers interested in the Northville, Michigan area should be aware that available properties are divided between Northville city, home to approximately 6,074 residents, and Northville Township, populated by roughly 29,099 individuals. Real estate opportunities extend across two counties, primarily located in Wayne County with a minor portion in Oakland County. The locality of Northville encompasses the 48167 and 48169 zip codes. 

Major Employers

Many home buyers looking for homes for sale in Northville are employed by one of the seven largest employers in the area, including:

  • Northville School District
  • Ford Motor
  • Toyota USA
  • Bosch
  • General Motors

In addition, there are over 400 small businesses that employ 1-10 people, and several medium-sized businesses, including The Perna Team Realtors that employs 11-75 people in Northville.

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