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Northville Real Estate


Northville Michigan is one of the top cities in Wayne County.  It ranks right up there with Grosse Pointe on the east side of Wayne County as far as buyer's desirability.  Metro Detroit home buyers want to find a home in Northville if they can.  Several reasons are:

  1. Great school system
  2. Easy highway access
  3. Centrally located
  4. Wide range of home styles and prices
  5. The demographics of the city
  6. The historic downtown center
  7. Closeness to shopping, restaurants, banks, medical facilities, and churches

Is Northville a safe place to live?

Northville Real Estate

Buyers.  When moving to Michigan it can be confusing on where to buy a home.  So here is some information about Northville real estate and Northville homes for sale.  Northville MI has a wide variety of home styles and subdivisions.  The homes around Downtown Northville were built as far back as the 1800's .  There are newer more modern homes that have been built between the older, beautiful Victorian homes.

Northville homes can be little 1000 square foot ranch homes to over 10,000 square foot luxury estate homes.  There are homes with one and two acres lots and some of Northville's  estate homes have over 10 acres.

The homes in the city range widely in age.  I would say the majority of homes have now been built after the 1960's  Depending on when the home was built and if it was remodeled will determine how high the ceilings are, whether it has an open layout, and what type of ammenities it has.  Many of the newer Northville homes have:

Open Layouts


Attached 3+ garages

Spacious kitchens with granite counter tops

Brick/stone exteriors

Master Bedroom suites with large master bathrooms

Great Rooms

Grand entrances/ foyer

Some of them have media rooms, 3 & 4 car garages, walkout basements, finished basements, libraries, bonus rooms, pools, and fenced yards.


Northville real estate has varied lots size and Northville subdivisions are sometimes rolling.  We do have some lakefront homes in Northville Township.  They are not big allsports lakes.  Most of them are just big ponds, but there are a few lakes in Stonewater subdivsion that you can have an electric motor pontoon boat on.   

You can sometimes tell what a house will be like by looking at it's age.  Northville homes that were built in the 1960's and 1970's usually range in size from 1800 to about 2500 square foot, have basements, 2 car garages, 3-4 bedrooms, and 2+ bathrooms.

During the years of 1985 -1990 the building styles changed in Northville Michigan.  Northville real estate and homes became bigger because land became more expensive and buyer's tastes changed.  The builders built homes with spacious master bedroom suites with walk in closet, great rooms with soaring ceilings, 3 + car garages, open layouts, bigger kitchens.  You will notice a big difference between an early 1980's home and a Northville homebuilt after 1995.

  I have lived in the area for most of my life.  I know Northville Michigan very well.  I am constantly in the real estate "trenches" (showing, selling, and listing homes)  I work at real estate full time.  So if you are looking for a hard working real estate agent that will knows the market give me a call on my cell at (313) 310-9855.


The city of Northville is one of those old time down towns with lots of Victorian homes clustered around it.  The downtown center has lots of unique stores, great eateries, and local bars.  It is not a large downtown only stretching about 3 blocks.  Just big enough to draw a good crowd.  The area of the city of Northville is 2.2 square miles.  Whereas the area of Northville Township is 16.63 square miles.  The population of Northville Michigan as of 2000 was 6500 residents.  The population of Northville Township Michigan is 21,036 as of 2000.    The average median age in Northville Township was 41.4 years.

Northville Location and Northville Township location

Northville and Northville Township are west of I-275, north of M-14 and south of I-96.  If you are looking for Northville real estate you will have access to the major highways to get to Detroit, Ann Arbor, or Northern Michigan.

Northville homes styles
When searching Northville homes for sale you will find that Northville, MI and Northville township, MI  have small ranch homes starting in the $200,000 range going up to luxurious estate style homes that go up to $4,000,000.  There are several communities such as Stonewater Subdivision and Heron Bay that are located on small lakes.  Northville homes in those subs ranged from $500,000 to 1.2 million dollars.  Some of the upper priced Northville subdivisions are Pheasant Hills, Steeplechase, Fox Hollow, Woods of Endenderry.  That is what is great about Northville and Northville Township, you have smaller homes all the way up to estate homes.  I have lots of information on Northville subdivisions including styles of homes, recent Northville homes that sold, Northville township homes for sale, streets in the sub, number of homes in the sub.   Northville is a town that you want to see if you are looking for Victorian Homes and being able to walk downtown.  Or if you are searching for another type of Michigan real estate you will probably find it in either Northville or Northville township.  Ranches, Victorian, cape cod, split levels, brick colonials and mansions are all here in Northville!

Save thousands and thousands of dollars when selling your home.  I have some of the lowest home selling commissions.  Why pay full commission to a real estate agent and give away your hard earned money.  Are you willing  to over pay for selling your home?  Give me a text or call today 248-310-6239 to see how much your home is worth and how much you can keep in your pocket. 

Northville & Northville Township Schools
The City is part of the award winning Northville School District.  In the last few years students test scores on the MEAP have scored 35% above average for math and reading.  The district   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.  There is a relatively new Northville High School that is located on 6 Mile Rd.   Northville and Northville Township have 6 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and I high school.

Northville Schools is one reason so many people when they relocation to Metro Detroit they seek out Northville home and real estate!  Great schools, Great teachers that are dedicated to getting the kids to college.

Northville & Northville Township parks & Recreation
The city of Northville has five different parks, 3 baseball diamonds, a senior center, and a recreation center.  There are 3 public golf courses and 1 private golf course in Northville and Northville Township.  The 920 acre Maybury State Park is also in Northville.  Many boy scout, girl scout, and education events are held there.    There are also several small lakes scattered throughout Northville and Northville Township.  Some of the lakes have been made by gravel pit mining.  The Middle Rouge River cuts through Northville and Northville Township.  Some of the Wayne County Parks that are in Northville and Northville Township are Cass Benton and Hines Park.

Northville Shopping & Northville Township Shopping


The City of Northville has a great downtown area filled with small shops and boutiques.  Along Northvilles' eastern edge runs Haggerty Rd.  Bix box stores like Kohl's, Meijers, Costco, Home Depot are along this road.  You can get to two large malls within a 5-10 minute drive of Northville and Northville Township.  Both Laurel Park Place and Twelve Oaks shopping center will satisfy any shopaholic.

Northville Restaurants
Northville is part of restaurant row that is along Haggerty Rd between 6 & 9 Mile Roads.  There are probably 20 different restaurant to satisfy any craving you have.  There are also other restaurants scattered throughout Northville.

If you are looking for a city that does not have large industrial complexes then Northville may appeal to you.  Though there is everything else you need in Northville and the surrounding areas. (Livonia, Novi, Plymouth, South Lyon)  

Demographics for Northville Township

Date Created or Incorporated 1829
Area (Square Miles) 16.63
Water Area (Square Miles) 0.16
Land Area (Square Miles) 16.45
Population 2000 21,036
Population Density Per Sq Mile (2000) 1278.5
Housing Units Per Sq Mile (2000) 515.4
% Aged 18 & Over (1990) 78.1%
% Aged 18 & Over (2000) 78.6%
% Aged 21 & Over (2000) 76.4%
% Aged 65 & Over (1990) 9.9%
% Aged 65 & Over (2000) 13.9%
Median Age (2000) 41.1 Years
# of Households (2000) 8,119
# of Persons Per Household (2000) 2.6
# of Housing Units (2000) 8,480
Average Housing Sales Price (1995) $202,030
Labor Force (1996 Avg.) 9,400
Unemployment Rate (1996 Avg.) 1.0%
Years of Schooling
High School Only 21%
College 1-3 Years 29%
College 4+ Years 39%
Here are all sorts of links to help you decide on where to live when searching Michigan homes for sale.  Whether you choose to live in Wayne County, Oakland County, Livingston County, or Washtenaw county they are all close to Metro Detroit and it's suburbs by freeway.  I hope to give you enough information to make a good choice about Northville Real estate, Northville Township Homes for sale, and Wayne County homes.

Population (year 2000): 6,459, Est. population in July 2004: 6,384 (-1.2% change)
Males: 3,097 (47.9%), Females: 3,362 (52.1%)

Elevation: 829 feet

County: Wayne

Land area: 2.0 square miles

Zip code: 48167 & 48168

Median resident age: 41.0 years 
Median household income: $83,961 (year 2000)
Median house value: $237,000 (year 2000)

Races in Northville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (24.3%), Irish (20.5%), English (14.9%), Polish (13.5%), Italian (9.2%), Scottish (5.6%)

For population 25 years and over in Northville

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 53.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.9%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Northville city

  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 65.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

7.4% Foreign born (3.2% Europe, 2.0% Asia, 1.8% North America).
Important phone numbers in Northville

  Municipal Service.
Township / City Hall.
Clerk's Office
Police (non-emergency)
Fire (non-emergency)
Administration Office
Building Department
Water Department
Recreation Department
Senior Citizen's Center
. City of Northville.
. Northville Township.
. Northville / Northville Township Utilities .
. Electric
. Detroit Edison
Consumers Power
. 800-477-4747


Population change in the 1990s: +198 (+3.2%).


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