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Community Overview

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Northville District Library Garden
Northville Downs

The City of Northville is a distinctive community of approximately 6000 residents located on the western fringe of the Detroit Metro area. The City was incorporated as a village in 1867 and as a city in 1955.  The 2.2 square mile area is equally divided between Wayne and Oakland Counties and is about 30 minutes from downtown Detroit and 25 minutes from downtown Ann Arbor. The major thoroughfares of I-275 and M-14 are nearby.

The Northville area is known for its rolling hills and attractive countryside. The City retains a small-town atmosphere with stately Victorian-era architecture in its Historic District and well-kept older homes built before the 1930s. The housing mixture includes single-family residences, condominiums, and multi-family complexes. A "walk to" downtown boasts of old-fashioned street lamps, benches, specialty shops, galleries, theaters, restaurants, businesses, and preserved landmarks.

The City is part of the award winning Northville School District that has six elementary, two middle, and one senior high school. The math and reading MEAP scores for the Northville Public Schools district run about 35% above state averages.

The City of Northville offers the following services: Northville Community Center, District Library, Joint City/Township Recreation Program, four bank/savings and loan/credit unions, an active Chamber of Commerce, senior citizen housing, nearby Maybury State Park, a post office, 11 churches, a weekly newspaper, full time police department, the Northville Downs Racetrack, Northville Cider Mill, Mill Race Historical Village, art festivals, the Victorian Festival, and organized holiday celebrations.

The City’s major employers are the Northville Public Schools, Northville Downs, and Shopping Center Market.

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The City of Northville is a home rule Charter City with the Council/Manager form of government. The City Council is comprised of a Mayor, who is elected at large for a two-year term, and four Council members who are elected at large with four-year staggered terms. The City Manager, appointed by the City Council, is the chief administrative officer of the City...


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News and Announcements

The City of Northville, Northville DDA, Northville Parks and Recreation Department, City of Novi, Charter Township of Northville, Hines Park (Wayne County Parks) and Maybury Park (Michigan Department of Natural Resources) collaboratively embarked on the development of a physical connection between Hines and Maybury called “The Link”.

Developing a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian wayfinding program to assist users in navigating “The Link” was paramount. An informative and visible signage system for the existing connection was developed and set a precedent for growth of a signed network in the area as routes are identified. Click here for a map and more information about “The Link”.

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Is My Property in the City of Northville?  If you are not sure whether the property you are looking up is in the City of Northville, see the Property by Street Address page. 

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson launched an informational page where residents can learn firsthand about the proposed Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA). Go to and click on the Great Lakes Water Authority link.

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