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Pavilion Court Apartments
22675 Pavilion Dr
Novi, MI
2 Bedrooms
$1,335
1165 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 12:40 AM
At Pavilion Court, your comfort is our first priority. We offer the quality you expect and the service that a professional management team can provide.
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31 Units Available
Saddle Creek Apartments
43398 Citation
Novi, MI
1 Bedroom
$1,056
727 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,171
947 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 10:31 PM
Large, upscale community with sand volleyball courts, sparkling pool and lighted tennis courts. Apartments are newly renovated with full size washer/dryers and white kitchen cabinets.
1 Unit Available
24235 WEATHERVANE Court
24235 Weathervane Court
Novi, MI
3 Bedrooms
$2,150
1689 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:14 PM
BEAUTIFUL CONDO FOR LEASE! 3 BEDROOMS, 2.5 BATHROOMS. LIVING ROOM & MASTER BEDROOM WITH VAULTED CEILINGS.
1 Unit Available
42837 CARDINAL Way
42837 Cardinal Way
Novi, MI
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
2661 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:14 PM
GET READY TO MOVE INTO THIS TOLL BROTHERS LUXURY RIDGEVIEW OF NOVI COMMUNITY! WALK TO NOVI SPORTS CLUB, DOG PARK, AND ICE ARENA!  BEAUTIFUL HARDWOOD FLOOR THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE HOUSE.
1 Unit Available
39715 VILLAGE WOOD Lane
39715 Village Wood Lane
Novi, MI
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
860 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:14 PM
Cute & clean 2 bed, 1.5 bath condo. Updated carpet, fixtures, paint. Neutral colors. Corian counters, stainless appliances in kitchen. Spacious master bed w/ walk-in closet. Stacked washer/dryer, one-car detached garage. Community pool.
1 Unit Available
41855 CANTEBURY Drive
41855 Cantebury Drive
Novi, MI
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
1105 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:14 PM
MOVE IN READY MODERN NOVI CONDO! LARGE LIVING ROOM WITH RECESSED LIGHTING AND CEILING FAN. 2 LARGE BEDROOMS W/ MASTER WALK-IN CLOSETS, DOUBLE VANITY SINKS, SEPARATE SHOWER/TUB. CONVENIENT LOCATION TO EXPRESSWAYS, SHOPPING AREAS AND RESTAURANTS. 1.
1 Unit Available
25599 PORTICO LN
25599 Portico Lane
Novi, MI
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
1503 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:14 PM
BEAUTIFUL GATEWAY VILLAGE END UNIT CONDO OFFERS AN AMAZING OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH OVER 1500 SQ’ OF MAINTENANCE FREE LIVING! ENJOY THE SPACIOUS MASTER SUITE WITH LARGE MASTER BATH,WALK-IN CLOSETS AND PRIVATE DECKS.
1 Unit Available
24101 NOVI Road
24101 Novi Road
Novi, MI
Studio
$2,900
3432 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:14 PM
Contact Terry Sever at 248-982-9797.
1 Unit Available
25895 JUNCTION
25895 Junction
Novi, MI
4 Bedrooms
$2,700
2167 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:14 PM
WELL MAINTAINED GORGEOUS HOME IN NOVI! CUL DE SAC LOT WITH PRIVATE BACKYARD. GOURMET KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTER TOPS AND ISLAND. BAY WINDOWS. PROFESSIONALLY FINISHED BASEMENT. CLOSE TO SHOPPING CENTERS, HOSPITAL, AND EXPRESSWAYS.
1 Unit Available
2280 AUSTIN Drive
2280 Austin Drive
Novi, MI
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
700 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:14 PM
Super charming cottage on Lake Shawood, walking distance to 12 Oaks Mall in Novi. Outstanding Novi Schools. Fully Furnished.
1 Unit Available
22755 HESLIP Drive
22755 Heslip Dr
Novi, MI
Studio
$1,000
6620 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:14 PM
GROSS LEASE - Including Electricity, Heat/AC, Water & Snow Removal. There are four suites in the building for lease. Each space comes with a common reception area, common kitchen and three bathrooms. *Suite 1 is 70 sq. ft.
1 Unit Available
20828 VERANDA Drive
20828 Veranda Drive
Novi, MI
4 Bedrooms
Ask
5 Bedrooms
$2,900
2764 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:14 PM
GREAT LOCATION MINUTES FROM I-275 AND TONS OF SHOPPING ON HAGGERTY RD. VERY CLOSE TO HISTORIC DOWNTOWN NORTHVILLE AND PARMENTER'S CIDER MILL. 15 MINUTES TO 12 OAKS MALL EXECUTIVE STYLE HOME AVAILABLE FOR LONG TERM LEASE. MINIMUM OF 1 YEAR.
1 Unit Available
23437 Stonehenge Boulevard
23437 Stonehenge Boulevard
Novi, MI
2 Bedrooms
$1,490
968 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:14 PM
HURRY FOR AUTUMN SPECIALS ! ENJOY ITS BEAUTY & RELAX ! THE OWNERS PAY GAS , WATER, MOWING, GARBAGE PICK UP AND SNOW REMOVAL FOR YOU !!! WELL-KNOWN LARGE CONDO. SUB IN NOVI!!! CLOSE TO TRAFFIC, SHOPPING. ELEGANTLY UPDATED CONDO.
1 Unit Available
23730 NILAN Drive
23730 Nilan Drive
Novi, MI
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
1475 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:14 PM
Immpecable Colonial Available For Immediate Lease! Welcome Home To this Fantastic 3 bedroom home in highly sought-after Village Oaks.
1 Unit Available
25678 ISLAND LAKE
25678 Island Lake Drive
Novi, MI
4 Bedrooms
$4,000
3622 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:14 PM
STUNNING LAKE FRONT FURNISHED CONDO W/ FINISHED WALKOUT & VIEWS OF THE WATER FROM MOST ROOMS. VENICE MODEL W/ ADDITIONAL LOFT OFFICE OR 4TH BEDROOM. GLEAMING HARDWOOD FLOORS ON ENTIRE 1ST FLOOR.
1 Unit Available
28549 CARLTON WAY
28549 Carlton Way Drive
Novi, MI
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1491 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:14 PM
BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH GROUND LEVEL RANCH CONDO FOR LEASE. 2 CAR ATTACHED GARAGE, LARGE LAUNDRY ROOM, AND FULL BASEMENT WITH CARPET FOR EXTRA SPACE/STORAGE.
1 Unit Available
28044 HOPKINS Drive
28044 Hopkins Drive
Novi, MI
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
1500 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:14 PM
3 Bedroom townhome in Novi Schools with close access to shopping, healthcare, restaurants, freeways and parks, as well as an onsite pool, pool house, tennis courts, walking trails and play yard. 2 car attached garage.
1 Unit Available
1127 S LAKE Drive
1127 South Lake Drive
Novi, MI
1 Bedroom
$950
640 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:14 PM
Welcome to Novi's best-kept secret! Enjoy this Quiet, Beautiful 50+ Community! Hard to find 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1ST-floor unit, situated across the street from all sports Walled Lake.
1 Unit Available
24615 Edgewood
24615 Edgewood Drive
Novi, MI
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
1407 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:14 PM
Beautiful brick ranch in well sought after Briarwood sub. Spacious great rm w/fireplace, recessed lighting & cathedral ceilings. Large updated kitchen & breakfast nook w/island & all appliances stay. Formal dining room.
1 Unit Available
41845 Borchart Dr
41845 Borchart Street
Novi, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1160 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Novi 3 bedroom 1.5 bathroom house for rent - Property Id: 408721 GREAT NOVI LOCATION!!!. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths Ranch single family house, new roof, new furnace, new flooring all bedrooms, living room and hallway. Two car garage.
1 Unit Available
26250 Fieldstone Dr
26250 Fielstone Drive
Novi, MI
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
2700 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
2700 sq., ft., 3 bed, 3 ½ bath Novi Colonial (10 Mile and Wixom) with two car attached garage, full finished basement, and deck. Open floor plan with hardwood floors on main level. Great room has stone fireplace.
1 Unit Available
23789 Stonehenge Blvd
23789 Stonehenge Boulevard
Novi, MI
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1000 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
This upper condo can be entered through the private entrance or attached garage - so no getting rained on as you come in! The large living room has hardwood floors and a doorwall to a private deck.
1 Unit Available
30895 Jasper Rdg
30895 Jasper Ridge
Novi, MI
2 Bedrooms
$1,775
1250 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:35 AM
DON'T MISS THIS GORGEOUS CONDO LOCATED IN HIGHLY DESIRABLE MAPLES OF NOVI ON A CUL-DE-SAC.
1 Unit Available
28385 Carlton Way
28385 Carlton Way Drive
Novi, MI
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
1500 sqft
Last updated May 27 at 07:21 PM
LONG TERM LEASE AVAILABLE. 2 yr minimum. READY FOR MOVE IN. NEWER CARPET. UPPER UNIT, WITH ALL APPLIANCES. 2 FULL BATHS. 2 CAR GARAGE WITH OPENER. LARGE KITCHEN. 1.5 MO SEC DEP. NO PETS AND NO SMOKERS. $300 CLEAN FEE. $25.00 app. fee.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Novi. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include College for Creative Studies, Lawrence Technological University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Wayne State University, and Wayne County Community College District.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Novi. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include College for Creative Studies, Lawrence Technological University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Wayne State University, and Wayne County Community College District.

City Guide

Novi
"Theres a resilience that rises from somewhere deep within your streets/You cant define it, but you can feel it/You can feel it overflowing from the people who you call home/From people who are always proud to say Im from Detroit" (Eminem, "Ode to Detroit")
"Theres a resilience that rises from somewhere deep within your streets/You cant define it, but you can feel it/You can feel it overflowing from the people who you call home/From people who are always proud to say Im from Detroit" (Eminem, "Ode to Detroit")

Okay, so if youre from Novi, youre not really from Detroit but close enough. Detroit has enough street cred in the rest of the country that it conjures up images of thugs and bombed-out buildings, so a lot of people who live in the ultra-safe burbs still like to say theyre from Detroit just to seem a little bit cooler. In truth, Novi is nothing like the gangster portrayals of Detroit that you see in the media. Novi (the last letter rhymes with "eye") is located 25 miles northwest of Detroit and 29 miles northeast of Ann Arbor in Oakland County. Life in Oakland County is pretty easy and is worlds apart from Detroit despite the fact that its only a few miles away. In fact, Oakland County is one of the 10 highest income counties in the U.S. with populations over a million people. Even within that county, Novi is one of the most affluent suburbs.

Moving to Novi

If you want to move to Novi, dont forget your checkbook. (Or more accurately, bring a debit card, since nobody uses checks anymore!) But the point here is that Novi is not cheap. Apartments for rent in Novi can be as much as in New York City, though of course you get more bedrooms and square footage for your money here. One-bedroom apartments in Novi are not much more expensive than in other nearby suburbs, but the price really jumps when you need more bedrooms.

Of course, renting a three-bedroom or four-bedroom apartment in Novi is desirable not only if you have roommates, but especially if you have school-aged kids. The schools in Novi are excellent, and the district spends $1,100 more per student than the national average. If you want to get an apartment here, especially one large enough to accommodate a couple of kids, you dont want to put off your apartment search until the last minute. Vacancies in Novi are much lower than the national average because everyone wants to be here so apartment rentals often get snagged up quickly.

Anywhere you want to rent property, the landlord or property manager is likely to want you to have all your ducks in a row, but thats especially true in Novi. If you got kicked out of your last apartment for not paying rent or having too many wild parties, you may find it tougher than average to find a Novi apartment complex to let you in. You see, Novi is kind of conservative that way (as well as at the polls, according to voting records.)

Having excellent rental references is extra important in Novi. Having an income thats at least three times greater than your monthly rent is also really crucial. Fortunately, Novi is affluent enough that most people who live here have no trouble meeting that standard.

If youre having trouble finding just the right apartment for rent in Novi, you might want to get the help of an apartment locator. In terms of trying to make a match between you and just the right apartment, an apartment locator is like the ultimate matchmaker, only the blind date they set you up on is much less likely to be a disaster!

If you need to bring along your furry friends, many apartments and houses for rent in Novi will allow you to do so but of course, youll probably need to bring proof that theyre up to date on their shots, and you may have to pay extra security deposits and monthly rent. Again, an apartment locator can help you find the complexes that will allow you to bring Spot and Fluffy.

Moving to Novi
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If you want to move to Novi, dont forget your checkbook. (Or more accurately, bring a debit card, since nobody uses checks anymore!) But the point here is that Novi is not cheap. Apartments for rent in Novi can be as much as in New York City, though of course you get more bedrooms and square footage for your money here. One-bedroom apartments in Novi are not much more expensive than in other nearby suburbs, but the price really jumps when you need more bedrooms.

Of course, renting a three-bedroom or four-bedroom apartment in Novi is desirable not only if you have roommates, but especially if you have school-aged kids. The schools in Novi are excellent, and the district spends $1,100 more per student than the national average. If you want to get an apartment here, especially one large enough to accommodate a couple of kids, you dont want to put off your apartment search until the last minute. Vacancies in Novi are much lower than the national average because everyone wants to be here so apartment rentals often get snagged up quickly.

Anywhere you want to rent property, the landlord or property manager is likely to want you to have all your ducks in a row, but thats especially true in Novi. If you got kicked out of your last apartment for not paying rent or having too many wild parties, you may find it tougher than average to find a Novi apartment complex to let you in. You see, Novi is kind of conservative that way (as well as at the polls, according to voting records.)

Having excellent rental references is extra important in Novi. Having an income thats at least three times greater than your monthly rent is also really crucial. Fortunately, Novi is affluent enough that most people who live here have no trouble meeting that standard.

If youre having trouble finding just the right apartment for rent in Novi, you might want to get the help of an apartment locator. In terms of trying to make a match between you and just the right apartment, an apartment locator is like the ultimate matchmaker, only the blind date they set you up on is much less likely to be a disaster!

If you need to bring along your furry friends, many apartments and houses for rent in Novi will allow you to do so but of course, youll probably need to bring proof that theyre up to date on their shots, and you may have to pay extra security deposits and monthly rent. Again, an apartment locator can help you find the complexes that will allow you to bring Spot and Fluffy.

Neighborhoods

Novi has a lot of neighborhoods, but most of them are for subdivisions of houses. To make sure that Novi remains a nice place to live, many subdivisions have homeowners associations (HOAs) that have guidelines about how to maintain your property so the whole neighborhood will retain its value. Most apartments in Novi are located near main shopping districts, such as along Haggerty Road and near the Fountain Walk area.

CityCenter:While homes here are priced 89.1% higher than all of Michigan and 64.4% higher than all of US, it is one of the more affordable neighborhoods in Novi. With a 8.1% vacancy rate, you can easily snatch yourself a home in the center of the city.$$$

W 10 Mile Rock/Beck Rd:With a low crime rate, great schools, and a tight-knit community, it is no wonder that the vacancy rate stands at 0%. To stack the deck against renters more, this neighborhood is a mainly owner occupied. Unless you're looking to buy, move on to the next neighborhood.$$$$

Carousel St/Montmorency Dr:Consisting of mainly smaller units, this area is great for singles and smaller families. But with the amazing low price tag and hip, urban neighborhood, the vacancy rate stands at a tight 4.3%. If you want a spot here, be the early bird in order to get the worm. $

Neighborhoods
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Novi has a lot of neighborhoods, but most of them are for subdivisions of houses. To make sure that Novi remains a nice place to live, many subdivisions have homeowners associations (HOAs) that have guidelines about how to maintain your property so the whole neighborhood will retain its value. Most apartments in Novi are located near main shopping districts, such as along Haggerty Road and near the Fountain Walk area.

CityCenter:While homes here are priced 89.1% higher than all of Michigan and 64.4% higher than all of US, it is one of the more affordable neighborhoods in Novi. With a 8.1% vacancy rate, you can easily snatch yourself a home in the center of the city.$$$

W 10 Mile Rock/Beck Rd:With a low crime rate, great schools, and a tight-knit community, it is no wonder that the vacancy rate stands at 0%. To stack the deck against renters more, this neighborhood is a mainly owner occupied. Unless you're looking to buy, move on to the next neighborhood.$$$$

Carousel St/Montmorency Dr:Consisting of mainly smaller units, this area is great for singles and smaller families. But with the amazing low price tag and hip, urban neighborhood, the vacancy rate stands at a tight 4.3%. If you want a spot here, be the early bird in order to get the worm. $

Living in Novi

One of the best things about Novi is that its accepting of people from all nationalities. The city has a very diverse population, including the highest percentage of Japanese residents of any town in Michigan, and enough people from India that one theater shows exclusively Indian films. No matter who you are, if you have the money to live here, youll be welcome!

So how do you get by and thrive in Novi? Its actually pretty easy because the quality of life here is so good. Getting in and out of Novi, whether to commute to work in downtown Detroit or just to see a Tigers game, is simple thanks to the easy access to highways like I-275 and I-696.

Shopping here is amazing, because you have the Twelve Oaks Mall, one of the most upscale malls in Michigan. They have Nordstrom, a Coach store, Apple store and Godiva, to name just a few. Novi is also the first city in Michigan to get a Cheesecake Factory, which many people are excited enough about that they come from areas far outside Novi to get a taste. Go figure. Novi also has no shortage of great restaurants, including the Toasted Oak Grill and Market charcuterie and a variety of top-notch sushi joints, including Ajishin and One World Market Sushi Bar. For steak, you wont want to miss Novi Chop House. If youre in the mood for Japanese, check out the Shiro Restaurant or the Cherry Blossom Japanese Restaurant.

Novi is really an ideal location because youre a nearly equal distance between downtown Detroit and Ann Arbor. You have the shopping and restaurants you need right in Novi, but when you want to go to sporting events, museums, or to see a Michigan Wolverines football game, it wont take you long to get there. If you want to experience exciting night life, Royal Oak is just a few miles away and has a thriving shopping and club district.

Over 55,000 people call Novi home because the quality of life here is very high. No, its not cheap, but peace of mind rarely is. You can be assured that your kids will attend great schools, you can feel safe walking in your neighborhood at night, and youll have plenty of upscale places to spend your money and your leisure time.

Living in Novi
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One of the best things about Novi is that its accepting of people from all nationalities. The city has a very diverse population, including the highest percentage of Japanese residents of any town in Michigan, and enough people from India that one theater shows exclusively Indian films. No matter who you are, if you have the money to live here, youll be welcome!

So how do you get by and thrive in Novi? Its actually pretty easy because the quality of life here is so good. Getting in and out of Novi, whether to commute to work in downtown Detroit or just to see a Tigers game, is simple thanks to the easy access to highways like I-275 and I-696.

Shopping here is amazing, because you have the Twelve Oaks Mall, one of the most upscale malls in Michigan. They have Nordstrom, a Coach store, Apple store and Godiva, to name just a few. Novi is also the first city in Michigan to get a Cheesecake Factory, which many people are excited enough about that they come from areas far outside Novi to get a taste. Go figure. Novi also has no shortage of great restaurants, including the Toasted Oak Grill and Market charcuterie and a variety of top-notch sushi joints, including Ajishin and One World Market Sushi Bar. For steak, you wont want to miss Novi Chop House. If youre in the mood for Japanese, check out the Shiro Restaurant or the Cherry Blossom Japanese Restaurant.

Novi is really an ideal location because youre a nearly equal distance between downtown Detroit and Ann Arbor. You have the shopping and restaurants you need right in Novi, but when you want to go to sporting events, museums, or to see a Michigan Wolverines football game, it wont take you long to get there. If you want to experience exciting night life, Royal Oak is just a few miles away and has a thriving shopping and club district.

Over 55,000 people call Novi home because the quality of life here is very high. No, its not cheap, but peace of mind rarely is. You can be assured that your kids will attend great schools, you can feel safe walking in your neighborhood at night, and youll have plenty of upscale places to spend your money and your leisure time.

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Novi
"Theres a resilience that rises from somewhere deep within your streets/You cant define it, but you can feel it/You can feel it overflowing from the people who you call home/From people who are always proud to say Im from Detroit" (Eminem, "Ode to Detroit")
"Theres a resilience that rises from somewhere deep within your streets/You cant define it, but you can feel it/You can feel it overflowing from the people who you call home/From people who are always proud to say Im from Detroit" (Eminem, "Ode to Detroit")

Okay, so if youre from Novi, youre not really from Detroit but close enough. Detroit has enough street cred in the rest of the country that it conjures up images of thugs and bombed-out buildings, so a lot of people who live in the ultra-safe burbs still like to say theyre from Detroit just to seem a little bit cooler. In truth, Novi is nothing like the gangster portrayals of Detroit that you see in the media. Novi (the last letter rhymes with "eye") is located 25 miles northwest of Detroit and 29 miles northeast of Ann Arbor in Oakland County. Life in Oakland County is pretty easy and is worlds apart from Detroit despite the fact that its only a few miles away. In fact, Oakland County is one of the 10 highest income counties in the U.S. with populations over a million people. Even within that county, Novi is one of the most affluent suburbs.

Moving to Novi

If you want to move to Novi, dont forget your checkbook. (Or more accurately, bring a debit card, since nobody uses checks anymore!) But the point here is that Novi is not cheap. Apartments for rent in Novi can be as much as in New York City, though of course you get more bedrooms and square footage for your money here. One-bedroom apartments in Novi are not much more expensive than in other nearby suburbs, but the price really jumps when you need more bedrooms.

Of course, renting a three-bedroom or four-bedroom apartment in Novi is desirable not only if you have roommates, but especially if you have school-aged kids. The schools in Novi are excellent, and the district spends $1,100 more per student than the national average. If you want to get an apartment here, especially one large enough to accommodate a couple of kids, you dont want to put off your apartment search until the last minute. Vacancies in Novi are much lower than the national average because everyone wants to be here so apartment rentals often get snagged up quickly.

Anywhere you want to rent property, the landlord or property manager is likely to want you to have all your ducks in a row, but thats especially true in Novi. If you got kicked out of your last apartment for not paying rent or having too many wild parties, you may find it tougher than average to find a Novi apartment complex to let you in. You see, Novi is kind of conservative that way (as well as at the polls, according to voting records.)

Having excellent rental references is extra important in Novi. Having an income thats at least three times greater than your monthly rent is also really crucial. Fortunately, Novi is affluent enough that most people who live here have no trouble meeting that standard.

If youre having trouble finding just the right apartment for rent in Novi, you might want to get the help of an apartment locator. In terms of trying to make a match between you and just the right apartment, an apartment locator is like the ultimate matchmaker, only the blind date they set you up on is much less likely to be a disaster!

If you need to bring along your furry friends, many apartments and houses for rent in Novi will allow you to do so but of course, youll probably need to bring proof that theyre up to date on their shots, and you may have to pay extra security deposits and monthly rent. Again, an apartment locator can help you find the complexes that will allow you to bring Spot and Fluffy.

Moving to Novi
+

If you want to move to Novi, dont forget your checkbook. (Or more accurately, bring a debit card, since nobody uses checks anymore!) But the point here is that Novi is not cheap. Apartments for rent in Novi can be as much as in New York City, though of course you get more bedrooms and square footage for your money here. One-bedroom apartments in Novi are not much more expensive than in other nearby suburbs, but the price really jumps when you need more bedrooms.

Of course, renting a three-bedroom or four-bedroom apartment in Novi is desirable not only if you have roommates, but especially if you have school-aged kids. The schools in Novi are excellent, and the district spends $1,100 more per student than the national average. If you want to get an apartment here, especially one large enough to accommodate a couple of kids, you dont want to put off your apartment search until the last minute. Vacancies in Novi are much lower than the national average because everyone wants to be here so apartment rentals often get snagged up quickly.

Anywhere you want to rent property, the landlord or property manager is likely to want you to have all your ducks in a row, but thats especially true in Novi. If you got kicked out of your last apartment for not paying rent or having too many wild parties, you may find it tougher than average to find a Novi apartment complex to let you in. You see, Novi is kind of conservative that way (as well as at the polls, according to voting records.)

Having excellent rental references is extra important in Novi. Having an income thats at least three times greater than your monthly rent is also really crucial. Fortunately, Novi is affluent enough that most people who live here have no trouble meeting that standard.

If youre having trouble finding just the right apartment for rent in Novi, you might want to get the help of an apartment locator. In terms of trying to make a match between you and just the right apartment, an apartment locator is like the ultimate matchmaker, only the blind date they set you up on is much less likely to be a disaster!

If you need to bring along your furry friends, many apartments and houses for rent in Novi will allow you to do so but of course, youll probably need to bring proof that theyre up to date on their shots, and you may have to pay extra security deposits and monthly rent. Again, an apartment locator can help you find the complexes that will allow you to bring Spot and Fluffy.

Neighborhoods

Novi has a lot of neighborhoods, but most of them are for subdivisions of houses. To make sure that Novi remains a nice place to live, many subdivisions have homeowners associations (HOAs) that have guidelines about how to maintain your property so the whole neighborhood will retain its value. Most apartments in Novi are located near main shopping districts, such as along Haggerty Road and near the Fountain Walk area.

CityCenter:While homes here are priced 89.1% higher than all of Michigan and 64.4% higher than all of US, it is one of the more affordable neighborhoods in Novi. With a 8.1% vacancy rate, you can easily snatch yourself a home in the center of the city.$$$

W 10 Mile Rock/Beck Rd:With a low crime rate, great schools, and a tight-knit community, it is no wonder that the vacancy rate stands at 0%. To stack the deck against renters more, this neighborhood is a mainly owner occupied. Unless you're looking to buy, move on to the next neighborhood.$$$$

Carousel St/Montmorency Dr:Consisting of mainly smaller units, this area is great for singles and smaller families. But with the amazing low price tag and hip, urban neighborhood, the vacancy rate stands at a tight 4.3%. If you want a spot here, be the early bird in order to get the worm. $

Neighborhoods
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Novi has a lot of neighborhoods, but most of them are for subdivisions of houses. To make sure that Novi remains a nice place to live, many subdivisions have homeowners associations (HOAs) that have guidelines about how to maintain your property so the whole neighborhood will retain its value. Most apartments in Novi are located near main shopping districts, such as along Haggerty Road and near the Fountain Walk area.

CityCenter:While homes here are priced 89.1% higher than all of Michigan and 64.4% higher than all of US, it is one of the more affordable neighborhoods in Novi. With a 8.1% vacancy rate, you can easily snatch yourself a home in the center of the city.$$$

W 10 Mile Rock/Beck Rd:With a low crime rate, great schools, and a tight-knit community, it is no wonder that the vacancy rate stands at 0%. To stack the deck against renters more, this neighborhood is a mainly owner occupied. Unless you're looking to buy, move on to the next neighborhood.$$$$

Carousel St/Montmorency Dr:Consisting of mainly smaller units, this area is great for singles and smaller families. But with the amazing low price tag and hip, urban neighborhood, the vacancy rate stands at a tight 4.3%. If you want a spot here, be the early bird in order to get the worm. $

Living in Novi

One of the best things about Novi is that its accepting of people from all nationalities. The city has a very diverse population, including the highest percentage of Japanese residents of any town in Michigan, and enough people from India that one theater shows exclusively Indian films. No matter who you are, if you have the money to live here, youll be welcome!

So how do you get by and thrive in Novi? Its actually pretty easy because the quality of life here is so good. Getting in and out of Novi, whether to commute to work in downtown Detroit or just to see a Tigers game, is simple thanks to the easy access to highways like I-275 and I-696.

Shopping here is amazing, because you have the Twelve Oaks Mall, one of the most upscale malls in Michigan. They have Nordstrom, a Coach store, Apple store and Godiva, to name just a few. Novi is also the first city in Michigan to get a Cheesecake Factory, which many people are excited enough about that they come from areas far outside Novi to get a taste. Go figure. Novi also has no shortage of great restaurants, including the Toasted Oak Grill and Market charcuterie and a variety of top-notch sushi joints, including Ajishin and One World Market Sushi Bar. For steak, you wont want to miss Novi Chop House. If youre in the mood for Japanese, check out the Shiro Restaurant or the Cherry Blossom Japanese Restaurant.

Novi is really an ideal location because youre a nearly equal distance between downtown Detroit and Ann Arbor. You have the shopping and restaurants you need right in Novi, but when you want to go to sporting events, museums, or to see a Michigan Wolverines football game, it wont take you long to get there. If you want to experience exciting night life, Royal Oak is just a few miles away and has a thriving shopping and club district.

Over 55,000 people call Novi home because the quality of life here is very high. No, its not cheap, but peace of mind rarely is. You can be assured that your kids will attend great schools, you can feel safe walking in your neighborhood at night, and youll have plenty of upscale places to spend your money and your leisure time.

Living in Novi
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One of the best things about Novi is that its accepting of people from all nationalities. The city has a very diverse population, including the highest percentage of Japanese residents of any town in Michigan, and enough people from India that one theater shows exclusively Indian films. No matter who you are, if you have the money to live here, youll be welcome!

So how do you get by and thrive in Novi? Its actually pretty easy because the quality of life here is so good. Getting in and out of Novi, whether to commute to work in downtown Detroit or just to see a Tigers game, is simple thanks to the easy access to highways like I-275 and I-696.

Shopping here is amazing, because you have the Twelve Oaks Mall, one of the most upscale malls in Michigan. They have Nordstrom, a Coach store, Apple store and Godiva, to name just a few. Novi is also the first city in Michigan to get a Cheesecake Factory, which many people are excited enough about that they come from areas far outside Novi to get a taste. Go figure. Novi also has no shortage of great restaurants, including the Toasted Oak Grill and Market charcuterie and a variety of top-notch sushi joints, including Ajishin and One World Market Sushi Bar. For steak, you wont want to miss Novi Chop House. If youre in the mood for Japanese, check out the Shiro Restaurant or the Cherry Blossom Japanese Restaurant.

Novi is really an ideal location because youre a nearly equal distance between downtown Detroit and Ann Arbor. You have the shopping and restaurants you need right in Novi, but when you want to go to sporting events, museums, or to see a Michigan Wolverines football game, it wont take you long to get there. If you want to experience exciting night life, Royal Oak is just a few miles away and has a thriving shopping and club district.

Over 55,000 people call Novi home because the quality of life here is very high. No, its not cheap, but peace of mind rarely is. You can be assured that your kids will attend great schools, you can feel safe walking in your neighborhood at night, and youll have plenty of upscale places to spend your money and your leisure time.