Novi is a city in Oakland County in Michigan and is a northern suburb of Metro Detroit. It is located within the boundaries of Novi Township, which also includes portions of Northville and Walled Lake. In 1832, Novi was organized as a township on taken lands from the Farmington Township. Residents were looking for a shorter name than Farmington. At his wife's suggestion, Dr. J. C. Emery offered the name Novi which was used until today.
A northern suburb of Metro Detroit, Novi is located about 8 miles (12.9 km) northwest of the city of Detroit and about 16 miles (25.7 km) northeast of Ann Arbor. The city is located within the boundaries of the survey township of Novi Township, which now also includes portions of the cities of Northville and Walled Lake. The remaining unincorporated township is only a tiny fraction of 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) surrounded by the city.
As one of the fastest-growing cities in Michigan, Novi's economy includes international corporations with local and regional offices as well as owner-operated businesses serving the local area.
The Japan Festival is being held in the city every year and is considered the largest Japan festival in Michigan state.
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