Novi, Michigan is located 25 miles northwest of Detroit and has a population of 55,224 as of the 2010 census. Novi is 31.1 square miles total, .9 of which is water with the largest lake in the city being Walled Lake. Novi is centrally located providing direct access to almost all area freeways including I-96, I-696, I-275, and M-5. Novi is bordered on the North by Walled Lake, On the South by Northville, on the West by South Lyon, and on the East by Farmington Hills. You can click on the button below to go straight to Novi Michigan Real Estate portal, or read on to learn more about the City of Novi.
There are 4 public school districts located with-in Novi including Novi’s own school district, Northville public, South Lyon Community, and Walled Lake Consolidated. Most residents would attend Novi Schools.
Novi Lakes Area
Walled Lake is the main body of Water in Novi and despite being named Walled Lake, a majority of the lake shore is actually located win Novi. If your looking for lake front living in Novi then you will most likely live on “Lake Drive”. South Lake Drive, East Lake Drive, and West Lake Drive (appropriately named) are the on water addresses. Inland, you will find many cottage type homes with lake privileges. A good portion of the lake has a designated walking/biking trail and you will also find a few beaches & parks.
Parks and Recreation
Novi maintains a great park system! The largest park facility in Novi is Lakeshore Park, located off of Walled Lake with its own beach. There are many amenities included with Lakeshore park including a covered facility you can rent for your parties, 10 miles of bike trail, and extensive walking trails. Novi also has a great Theater program for children and adults, as well as sports facilities including an ice arena! For more information —> Novi Parks and Recreation Page
Novi Municipal Information
The Novi city offices are located off 10 Mile road in the same location as the police, library & court house. Novi has its own fire department with 2 firehouses as well as the Fire & EMS offices located at the 10 Mile municipal building.
Property taxes in Novi range from 32mills – 53mills depends on school district.
This means for every $1000 in taxable value of your home you would pay $31-$53 dollars in property tax. Broken down as follow;
Novi with Novi Schools = 37 Mills for principal residence 52 Mills for 2nd home
Novi with South Lyon Schools = 35 Mills for principal residence 53 Mills for 2nd home
Novi with Walled Lake Schools = 32 Mills for principal residence 48 Mills for 2nd home
Novi with Northville Schools = 32 Mills for principal residence 50 Mills for 2nd Home
Novi Shopping, Entertainment, & Jobs
Novi is home to Metro Detroit’s major shopping destination, Twelve Oaks Mall. In the last few years the mall has been extensively renovated and added to so that it includes all of your desired retailers. Adjacent to the mall you will also find West Oaks Shopping Plaza and the newly renovated Novi Town Center. St. John Providence Park hospital calls Novi home, with its recently renovated facility at Grand River & Beck that has a full emergency center & inpatient facilities. Novi is a great central hub for job seekers, its large (but hidden) industrial section offers many manufacturing type jobs & several corporation including Kroger house their main offices with-in the city. Hospitality is no problem here with some of Metro Detroits best hotels including the Crowne Plaza, The Sheraton and The Baronette. The late but great MLB announcer Ernie Harwell was proud to call Novi, Michigan his home!
Featured Novi Homes for Sale
This information is brought to you by Novi real estate agent Margo Borkin. Data compiled using RealComp, the realtors MLS. Margo Borkin is a member of the National Association of Realtors & the Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors.