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

City Council Update - November 13, 2017

Northville’s City government was sworn-in by 35th District Court Judge Jim Plakas. Patrick Giesa was sworn in as the new member of the City Council, replacing the seat previously held by Jim Allen. Mayor Ken Roth and City Council member Sam Ekong were also sworn in as they continue their roles.

Boards and Commissions – Mayor Roth asked City Council members and the City Manager about their preferences for serving as liaisons on boards and commissions and will take their choices under advisement

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Northville launches StoryVille - Holiday stories that warm the heart on cold winter days & nights

Imagine huddling around a lit storefront in downtown Northville with family and friends or just one special person, listening to a holiday story, recorded in vivid vocals over a musical score, that lifts the story from the pages into your mind and heart – full of wonder, suspense, tears, and laughter. While you listen to the story, you also gaze at the store window, which is simply or elaborately decorated in the style of the book to enhance the experience.

StoryVille - taped recordings of holiday stories by local celebrities and civic leaders – comes to downtown Northville the weekend of Nov. 18 with a kick-off ceremony at noon in Town Square.

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City Council

City Council Update - November 6, 2017

CDBG Grant accepted – City Council agreed to accept a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from Oakland County in the amount of $8,164 to be used for senior programs targeting low to middle-income seniors in fiscal year 2018. The approval came after a public hearing on the matter at the City Council meeting. There was no comment.

Historic District Commission – After the second reading, City Council approved an ordinance to amend chapter 42 of Historic Preservation Article II, which allows the mayor or an alternate (appointed by the mayor and confirmed by City Council) to serve on the Historic District Commission and become chairperson of the HDC. In addition, new language details the actions to be taken when asking a commission member to resign from the position.

Taxicabs – City Council heard the second reading

View all the highlights from the City Council meeting on October 6, 2017

Oakwood Cemetery

New historic marker at Northville’s Oakwood Cemetery brings together community, history buffs and descendants of pioneering settlers

A new nationally awarded historic marker was unveiled Oct. 8 during a dedication ceremony in Northville’s Oakwood Cemetery, the final resting place of 35 veterans from the country’s earliest wars – the Revolutionary War to the Spanish American War. The City’s earliest settlers are also buried in the historic cemetery with an entrance on Cady St. in downtown Northville.

The local branch of the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists (NSDAC), led by Arlene Robertson, officiated the ceremony.

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