The Northville/Northville Township Community


Northville Michigan - downtown area The Northville Community is comprised of the City of Northville and Northville Township. Together they provide their residents with the benefits of small town living and pretty rural countryside. The City of Northville with little undeveloped land has maintained a stable population of just over 6,400, while Northville Township has increased by one-third to over 18,500 residents since 1980. During this same period the housing values in both areas have almost doubled and are the highest in western Wayne County.

The City of Northville has retained its Victorian charm with many historic homes, old-fashioned street lamps and benches, and renovated landmarks including the four-sided town clock (pictured above), specialty shops and an old-fashioned ice cream parlor.

Northville has done a remarkable job of preserving its landmarks. Mill Race Historical Village is just a short walk from downtown. Here, on eleven acres of land donated by the Ford Motor Company in 1972, the Northville Historical Society has gathered historic buildings from the area and restored them into a living museum. Other popular nearby landmarks are the Northville water wheel and duck pond on the grounds of the old Ford valve plant and the Northville well that still supplies refreshing, cold well water to passers-by.

Although the scenic hills of Northville Township have attracted considerable residential development, the township has retained its natural beauty and rural character. There are several pretty lakes including Silver Springs Lake, the only natural lake in all of Wayne County. Here also is the beginning - or end - of Wayne County's Edward Hines park which runs along the Rouge River.

The Northville community is dedicated to being a charming, attractive place to live and achieves this goal by maintaining its small town heritage and surrounding scenic wealth.

COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS
  1. The Northville community is well situated for those who want to "get away from it all" but want the convenience of being relatively close to downtown Detroit, Ann Arbor, and the airport.

  2. Northville is a growing community; the population has increased nearly 45% from 1980 to 1996 and is expected to continue growing into the next century. Housing density is significantly below the Metro Detroit average. There is still substantial room for additional development.

  3. Homes in the community are relatively new. Over 75% of the homes in the township have been built since 1970; almost one-half since 1980.

  4. Northville / Northville Township is one of the more affluent communities in Wayne County - residents are well educated and earn well above the County average. Over 50% of the community's households earn over $50,000 per year.

  5. In spite of Northville's relative affluence, most students attend the Northville Public Schools rather than private schools - a tribute to the quality of its public school system. Almost all students go on to 2 or 4 year colleges.
The recreation department of Northville sponsors little league baseball, softball, hockey, soccer and football for all age groups.


For year round recreation, Northville offers the following:
*3 Baseball diamonds
*Private swim club
*Maybury Urban State Park - 920 acres
in northwestern section of the township
*Cass Benton and Hines Parks
*One private and three public golf courses
*Several lakes
. Demographics
1990 Census Data
. Housing Characteristics
1990 Census Data
. Total population 1996**
Total population (1980)
% Change 1980 to 1996
Total households
Total households (1980)
% Change 1980 to 1990
Average family size
Total families
Per capita income
Median household income
Median age
** Figure taken from the
Detroit News Newspaper 5/3/98

. 27,059
18,685
+45%
8,622
6,006
+45%
3.02
6,228
$19,054
$49,576
36.25
. Total housing units
Owner occupied
% of total occupied
Median housing value
Average sale price 1997
*
Renter occupied
Median contract rent

*1997 Average sales price
information obtained from
real estate sales data
. 9,109
6,214
73.55
$140,233
$264,599
2,408
$523
.
.
. Major Employers and
# of Employees (1995)
. Total
Labor Force
. Northville Psychiatric Hospital
Meijer, Inc.
Belanger Inc.
Northville Laboratories
Anger Manufacturing
. 1,350
975
307
40
30
. 1990
1995
2000 (projected figure)
2005 (projected figure)
. 11,072
10,932
11,321
12,299
.
.
. Medical Facilities . Major Highways
. St. Mary's Hospital - Livonia
Providence Outreach - Novi
Northville Psychiatric Hospital
. Interstate 96
Interstate 275
M-14
.
.
. Northville / Northville Township Library .
. Northville Public Library.
. 212 West Cady Street
. 248-349-3020
.
.
. Northville / Northville Township Municipal Services .
. Municipal Service.
Township / City Hall.
Clerk's Office
Police (non-emergency)
Fire (non-emergency)
Administration Office
Building Department
Assessor
Treasurer
Water Department
Recreation Department
Senior Citizen's Center
. City of Northville.
248-349-1300.
248-449-9903
248-349-1234
248-449-9920
248-349-1300
248-449-9902
248-449-9901
248-449-9901
248-449-9930
248-349-0203
248-349-4140
. Northville Township.
248-348-5800.
248-348-5800
248-349-9400
248-348-5800
248-348-5800
248-348-5830
248-348-5810
248-348-5810
248-348-5820
248-349-0203
248-349-4140
.
.
. Northville / Northville Township Utilities .
. Electric
Gas
Phone
Cable
Cable
. Detroit Edison
Consumers Power
Ameritech
Americast
MediaOne
. 800-477-4747
800-477-5050
313-221-4900
800-848-2278
734-459-7300
.


Northville Public School Districts
The primary school district in the community is the Northville Public School District. A small number of Northville students (less than 5%) attend school in the Plymouth/Canton District. These students live in the southeast corner of the Township.

Follow these links for information about School Districts in Northville
Northville School District
Plymouth/Canton School District


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