8.8 out of 10


42.4714484409297 -83.4904563396481
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Novi – One of My Favorite Cities"

Let me begin with the one downside of Novi; the traffic can be horrible! Other than that, I absolutely love this city. I was a bartender here for years, and loved every minute of it. There is a huge selection of bars, nightclubs and restaurants. If you love to shop, Twelve Oaks Mall is here as well as countless other shopping plazas, spas, gyms, yoga studios and more. Whatever you are looking for, you will find here.

That being said, there is a price to pay to live here. Novi is expensive. Housing is double what state average is so when I worked here, I lived in Farmington Hills. A 10-minute drive down Grand River Ave saved me a significant amount of money in rent.

Don’t let the high price tag of the city fool you though, Novi has a lot higher crime rate than you would think. It is not horrific, but it’s definitely there. The police response was always fantastic though whenever we had a problem at the bar. Do be careful though, this is the city to party, but it is also the place to get a DUI.

If you have a family and you can afford housing here, Novi is a fantastic place to live! The school district is superb, the city is clean and of course, there is Lucky’s, a giant space filled with video games and bowling. There are also a few lovely parks in and around the city to enjoy.
  • Beautiful neighborhoods
  • City offers everything
  • Fantastic schools
  • Expensive
  • Horrible traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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