5 Reasons The Oaks is the Best Neighborhood in Northville for Families

With Victorian festivals and parades, Civil War and Revolutionary War reenactments, the Heritage Festival, and Christmas workshops, the Mill Race Historical Village is just tip of the iceberg as to why Northville is the ideal spot for you and your family.

Plus there are the stellar schools, the summer open-air concerts, Mayberry Farm with petting zoo, Genitti’s Theater, and the city recreation center with sports leagues, fields, and courts.

There really is something for every family in Northville, and there are wonderful pockets and communities for you to choose from within the city, like The Oaks.

But what exactly makes The Oaks so attractive for my family and I, you ask?

To help, we’ve put together five reasons to consider The Oaks. Keep reading to learn why this leafy, comfortable, exclusive community has risen to prominence as a highly sought after area for families. Then, step out and into some of the gorgeous homes of The Oaks and find the comfortable, well-designed abode for you.

1. Privacy and Safety

Tucked away on a private cul-de-sac near Maybury State Park, this exclusive neighborhood is set just east of Beck Road and west of Seven Mile Road.  Living on a cul-de-sac also offers a measure of safety.

With no cars running through, kids can ride bikes and play much more easily — a nice throwback to true Americana.

2. Quiet and Friendly Neighborhood

There are 18 homes in The Oaks community. Each has a large lot, so neighbors have space yet still can get to know each other.

This makes it nice in summers if your kids want to play or you want to have a sunset BBQ. At the holidays, think caroling and mulled wine without having to go too far!

Kid playing with their mom

3. Beautifully Designed Homes

The homes in The Oaks stand with architectural beauty and were designed and thought out with care. The design styles include ranch, Cape Cod, and Colonial homes. This also sets the neighborhood a bit apart from most of Northville real estate which typically comprises Victorian and Queen Anne-style homes.

The homes at The Oaks range from 6,000 to 3,000 square feet in size. Enjoy the state-of-the-art kitchens, expansive living spaces, and walkout basements.

4. Northville Schools

The Oaks is located in the Northville public school district, which is rated in the top five among public school districts in Michigan by Niche for 2020 and has received awards of national excellence.

There is one high school, two middle schools, and six elementary. There are also excellent parochial and private schools in the area, not to mention that it’s only a half-hour drive from Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan for when kids matriculate on.

5. Northville Itself and Location

Northville really is a wonderful town to raise a family with its perfect blend of historic old-time charm, educational opportunities, outdoor and sports activities as well as fabulous restaurants and shops if you want to lean into a bit of luxury.

There is a thriving downtown with a town square, weekly activities, and streets lined with mom-and-pop shops. The ice cream shop is a local favorite!

Northville is just a half-hour drive to Detroit, so you’re close to the city yet still have that suburban ease.

Home Sweet Home at The Oaks

Now that you know some of the top reasons Northville residents choose The Oaks for their family, you’re ready to start looking at homes for you, whether it be for your family or as an investment property.

We specialize in this area and would be happy to guide you through the process. Please give us a call so we can set up an appointment and start looking at these gorgeous homes and the area so you can see for yourself why it’s such a desired Northville spot.