Tidbits of Interest
Straddling the border of Wayne and Oakland Counties, the City of Northville boasts a hilly terrain that provides a stimulating break in the Michigan landscape. Settled in the late 1820s and boasting a small lake—the only natural body of water located in Wayne County—this well-established area takes justifiable pride in its many elegant older homes, some of which are Registered Historical Sites. Maybury State Park contains nearly 1,000 acres of gently rolling terrain, forests, and abundant wildlife. Residents are proud of their excellent school system, quality of life, and the charming downtown district. Victorian architecture graces many of the buildings and shop fronts, complemented by old-fashioned streets lamps and a four-sided landmark clock that stands guard over the charming collection of boutiques, restaurants, and theatres. Colorful, lively, and distinctive, the city has a proud history. Horses are responsible for a local multi-million dollar industry that includes the breeding and training of trotters. Nighttime harness racing has been featured at the Northville Downs Race Track since 1944. In the spring, Northville is ablaze with a vibrant display of tulips—forty thousand of these brilliant blooms decorate the cityscape.