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Located in southern Oakland County and 25 miles northwest of Detroit, you’ll find a variety of gorgeous Novi homes for sale. The city encourages active community participation from supporting youth initiatives to protecting environmentally sensitive areas. As well, residents enjoy a range of stable job opportunities and high-quality educational opportunities.

Beginning with the construction of the Twelve Oaks Mall in the 1970s, Novi real estate has experienced rapid commercial, industrial, and population growth.

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  • Art
  • Schools
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  • Employment
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  • Family Fun
  • Nightlife
Homes for sale in Novi have access to an exceptional health care system. The Providence Park Hospital is part of a 200 acre health care campus. Henry Ford Health Systems offers a range of services for children and adults. In additional, Trinity Health, a Catholic health system, and Botsford both have headquarters or facilities near Novi real estate.
Parks exist throughout the Novi community. Lakeshore Park is one of the largest parks in southeast Michigan. The Tollgate Farm is used by the Michigan state University for educational and agricultural purposes. Softball and baseball games are played in Ella Mae Power Park. The city has worked at preserving environmentally sensitive areas around the Huron Lake watershed and the Rouge River watershed. Services and amenities offered in parks surrounding Novi MI homes for sale include walking trails, an amphitheater at Fuerst Park for summer performances, playgrounds, bike paths, picnic shelters, and courts for tennis and basketball.
Residents of Novi real estate are actively involved in a number of important ventures. Art initiatives include public art displays in a variety of areas and galleries and outdoor sculptures throughout the community. Youth are encouraged to join the Youth Council where youth can contribute to making Novi a better community to live in. Environmental concerns and issues are addressed and residents are encouraged to live “greener” lifestyles through initiatives such as making Novi a walkable community.
Families looking at homes for sale in Novi MI will find there are 4 schools districts that service Novi. They fall into either Novi Schools, Northville Schools, Walled Lake Schools or South Lyon Schools depending on location. Below find info on each one.

The Novi School District:
This is Novi’s largest district covering almost 9 square miles. You can search for homes for sale in the Novi school district here. Currently, all schools are ranking 9’s and 10’s as per GreatSchools.org. Novi schools feature:

• 11 preschool classes
• 5 K-4 elementary schools
• 1 upper (5-6) elementary school
• 1 middle school (7-8)
• 1 high school
• 6,266 K-12 students
• 5 foreign languages taught
• International Baccalaureate (IB) high school diploma program offered
• 16 advanced placement courses

The Northville School District:
The Northville School District is one of Michigan’s faster-growing district. Though only 3.5 miles of Novi are covered, there are almost 14 square miles covered. Northville also features a US News and World Report Best High School Ranking and a perfect 10 out of 10 Ranking from “GreatSchools.org” families purchasing homes for sale in Novi in this district have access to the best of the best, including:

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
49% High School AP program participation rate
Student to teacher ratio of 24:1
427 Full-Time Teachers
82% of the Professional Staff hold Advanced Degrees
Student body of over 7,000 students

The Walled Lake School District:
Additional Information on Walled Lake Consolidated Schools can be found here. The Walled Lake School District servicing Novi MI Real Estate includes fourteen elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools and one alternative school. The service area of Walled Lake Schools includes Novi, Farmington Hills, Orchard Lake, Walled Lake proper, Wixom, Commerce, West Bloomfield, White Lake and Wolverine Lake. It’s currently the largest district in Oakland County servicing over 15,600 students and employs 1600 teacher, clerical and more.

South Lyon School District:
More information can be found on the South Lyon Community School District by clicking here. South Lyon Comminty Schools are one of the few multi county school districts covering a portion of Novi, as well as additional homes in Oakland County, Livingston County and Washtenaw County. The district consists of 11 total schools. There are two high schools, two middle schools and seven elementary schools. Also South Lyon features an Early Childhood Center as well. Little known fact, South Lyon Schools started in 1834 as a one room school house. With school rankings moving up into the 8-10 ranking zones (as per GreatSchools.org) in recent years South Lyon Schools has also become a sought after district.

Additional Novi Schools:
Novi is also home to several private and post High School schools as well.

Walsh College
Catholic Central High School
The Japanese School of Detroit

In addition to this there are many families that take advantage of the private education systems of neighboring cities including Our Lady of Victory, Sorrows, St. Fabian, Mercy High School, Ladywood High School, U of D Jesuit High School and Academy, Brother Rice High School, Marian High School and Roeper School. The Neighboring community of Northville also features the only bus stop for Detroit County Day.
Homes for sale in Novi MI are in a city with a population of roughly 55,224 (as of the 2010 Census) It’s located approximately 25 miles from the Novi border and has several freeways that provide easy access to downtown Detroit, Troy Michigan and Dearborn Michigan which house several of the area’s largest employers. In addition to this it’s about 30 minutes from Ann Arbor Michigan as well. Novi changed from a township to a city in 1969 and adopted a city charter by a city wide vote. The name Novi was given by J.C. Emery in 1832 and there are several misconceptions surrounding this. The most common is Novi being the 6th (Roman Numeral VI) stop from Downtown Detroit on the rail, the 6th mail stop or 6th town from Detroit. The most likely origin of the name is the the Latin “Novi” meaning “New”. Also Novi was named number 48 in Money Magazine’s top 100 places to live in 2008.
ITC Transmissions, Novi Energy and Patrick Energy Services all have their headquarters in Novi, as well, Kroger Regional Offices and Toyota America opened offices in 2002. Toyota began with a small office of 10 employees but quickly grew to two locations in Novi with 210 total employees by 2013. Over the last few years Novi has grown it’s economic base through the Telematics and automotive industries now housing a total of 5,000 small and large business including but not limited to Cooper-Standard Automotive, Freescal Semiconductor, Elektrobit, Harman/Becker Automotive, Tognum, Howa USA Holdings, and Ryder Systems.
Speaking from The Perna Team’s personal experience, Novi has some of the best restaurants in the area, a huge benefit to purchasing one of the homes for sale in Novi. A few of our locally owned non-franchise restaurants include:

China Cafe (4.5 Stars)
Diamond Jim Brady’s (4.5 Stars)
One World Market (4.5 Stars)
Steve and Rocky’s (4 Stars)
Toasted Oak Grill & Market (4 Stars)
Novi is in the center of it all! Featuring beaches, zoo’s parks and more there’s a ton of family fun for buyers looking for homes for sale. Some of these include but are not limited to:

Lakeshore Park: Access to Walled Lake for beach and swimming fun
Located at: 601 S Lake Drive, Novi, MI 48377

Maybury State Park: 1000acresofscenichiking,biking,cross country skiing and horseback riding
20145 Beck Road, Northville, MI 48167

Emagine Theater: A large movie theater surrounded by 4 restaurants and featuring IMAX 3D
44425 W. 12 Mile Road Novi, MI

Heritage Park: 2011 acres featuring a history museum, hiking and more
Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, MI

The Detroit Zoo: One of the largest in the Mid-West, located in Royal Oak MI and has many seasonal events. Housing 3,000 animals, over 125acres and a nice1.7 mile walk.
8450 W. 10 Mile Road Royal Oak, MI 48067

Parmenters Cidar Mill: A Novi & Northville tradition, the oldest business in the area in operation
714 Baseline Road, Northville, MI 48167

Chuck E. Cheese: In Novi’s fountain walk.
44275 Twelve Mile Road- D134 Novi, MI, 48377

Cranbrook Institute of Science: Fun with learning on topics such as natural history and extinct animals.Also they have fun rotating exhibits, there’s always something new!
39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303

Greenfield Village: Detroit Motor City Pride and History lives! Dedicatedtopreservign the outstanding automotive achievement through history and showcasing exceptional firsts in automotive
21400 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum: Adults and children play and interact with each other and nature. The Museum as an about me, preschool gallery, Michigan Nature gallery and the world around you.
220 East Ann Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Campus Martius Park: Activities throughout the year include the Free Press Marathon, live concerts, ice skating and more
800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

Comerica Park: Home of the Detroit Tigers featuring a Ferris Wheel and real elephant ears! Catch a game, and hopefully a fly ball!
2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

Joe Louis Arena: Home of the Detroit Red Wings and the largest indoor venue in Detroit
600 Civic Center Drive, Detroit, MI
Novi is a city with a bustling night life with several bars and clubs. In addition to that Plymouth, Royal Oak and Downtown Detroit are all within a near drive and have fantastic nightlifes as well. Some of the most popular night locations are:

29 Park: Over 9000 square feet of entertainment typically featuring a DJ

Atrium Lounge: A Novi favorite martini bar found within the Crowne Plaza hotel

Bar Louie: Featuring a large open bar with great food and no bad spot in the place to watch the game

The Library Pub: A cozy sports pub designed to feel like a pub in Ireland

Lucky’s: Nicknamed the Chuck E. Cheese for adults, features games such as air hockey, ski-ball and more

Novi Bowl: Great adult and family fun both, open to midnight most days of the week.

On The Border: On Cinco de Mayo features and outside tent with live music through the day and deep into the night. The 5th of may goto spot

Uptown Grille in West Bloomfield: On the Novi border, featuring both great food as well as live bands and a great venue for sports

One Under Bar and Banquet: A longtime Livonia resident favorite. Banquet hall on top, bar down below featuring live bands, DJ’s and out door holiday venues
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