Welcome to Quality Living

Northville is a lively city, with a 150-year old history, that offers beautiful neighborhoods, a vibrant business district, first-rate schools and city services, historic buildings and settings, and plenty of parks and trails for relaxing, enjoying nature and staying active.

The city embraces its heritage with historic buildings in downtown Northville, neighborhoods that feature 19th Century homes, and unique historical sites.

Specialty shops, art galleries, theaters, restaurants and intriguing landmarks abound in the walkable downtown.

If you’re looking for green space, you’ll find it at the city’s numerous parks and trails – many with woods, ponds and rivers. Children and adults alike can explore and exercise in acres of green space – perfect for walking and running. City roads have plenty of bike lanes for leisure and serious bikers.

Come to Northville to experience all that makes this city a destination for quality living.

City Council

Historic District Commission Vacancy

City Council is accepting applications for qualified volunteers to fill the vacant position on the Historic District Commission (HDC). Applicants must be a resident of the City and a registered voter.

Although not required, additional qualifications desired include a professional degree in architecture, archaeology, anthropology, architectural history, historic preservation, or a closely related field.

The Historic District Commission meets at 7pm on the third Wednesday of each month at City Hall. More information about the HDC, and the City’s historic preservation ordinance is available here.

Applications are available here or at the City Clerk’s Office, 215 W. Main Street, Northville, MI, 48167. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews with the Selection Committee. Completed applications must be returned by August 13.

2018 Fourth of July Parade

Hot weather is driving water usage to a high point

In July, with temperatures in the 90s and a lack of rain, lawns and gardens are getting thirsty. Many residents of Northville are responding by watering on days and times that violate the outdoor water usage ordinance.

The City uses an odd/even watering system where homes with addresses that end in odd numbers can only water on odd days: 1st, 3rd, etc., while addresses that end in an even number can only water on even days: 2nd, 4th, etc. People with automatic sprinkler systems can only water between the hours of 12 a.m. and 5 a.m., following the odd/even rules. Those who water manually with a hose (not attached to a timer or connected to an underground irrigation system), can do so between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 a.m., also adhering to the odd/even rules.

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2018 Fourth of July Parade

Safety Town helps children learn about traffic and personal safety

Games, talks, videos, and “driving” around a mini town are some of the teaching tools used during Safety Town, an educational program managed by the Northville Parks and Recreation Dept. It attracts nearly 200 children who are age 5 or entering kindergarten in fall 2018. There are still openings for the weeks of July 16 and 23.

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2018 Fourth of July Parade

Northville adds two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations

A ribbon-cutting event was held June 28 to usher in two parking spaces for electric vehicles only, which features up to three hours of free electric "fuel" in the parking lot behind 120 W. Main.

Northville Mayor Ken Roth was among the ribbon-cutters, aided by Lori Ward, director of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and Manfred Schon, CEO of Up2Go, a cloud-based project management firm. City Council members Sam Ekong, Patrick Giesa and Marilyn Price also attended.

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