Introduction to Northville, Michigan
Northville was established sometime during the 1940s. Incorporated in 1955, the city of Northville included portions of Novi Township in Oakland County, and Northville Township in Wayne County. The city experienced significant expansion over the next few years. Portions of the Village of Novi and Novi Township were officially annexed to this city.
Northville and nearby Attractions
- Plymouth Historical Museum
- Maybury State Park
- Mill Race Historical Village
- Motorsports Hall of Fame
- Detroit Zoo
Things To Do In Northville
Mill Race Historical Village, a living museum built in 1972, includes a school, church, blacksmith shop, rustic wooden bridge, gazebo, Interurban station, an inn and several homes. Henry and Clara Bryant Ford's home, known as Fair Lane, is located near the city, while the Plymouth Historical Museum houses exhibits reflecting the cultural and historical background of the region. The Dearborn Historical Museum, the Motorsports Hall of Fame and the Cranbrook Art Museum are all accessible from Northville as well. Maybury State Park, spread across 944 acres, features nature trails, picnic areas, a working farm and a horse stable. Kensington Metropark and the Detroit Zoo are some of the other popular attractions in the area. Recreational opportunities like boating, fishing, camping and hiking are available at the Brighton State Recreation Area and the Highland State Recreation Area.
Oakland County International is the closest major airport.
Northville Higher Education
Madonna University, Concordia University-Ann Arbor and Schoolcraft College are some of the local colleges and universities.