Below are some important facts about Novi that you can use to pass our Novi City of the Week Quiz!
How Novi Got Its Name
There are two theories on how Novi got it’s name. One is that the area was the sixth stop on the Detroit to Lansing toll road. In Roman numerals, it looks like ” No.VI “. The second theory isit was the sixth township in South Oakland County.
One of the first settlers in the area (1825!) was Erastus Ingersoll, who is said to have invented the first farm mowing machine in the United States.
In the 1950’s, the construction of the I-96 freeway to Lansing sparked a developmental and economic boom in Novi.
When Novi Became A City
Novi became a city in 1969.
Novi Construction In The 1970's
The 1970’s brought the construction of 12 Oaks Mall, Novi Expo Center and a new civic center on 10 Mile Road.
Due to convenient freeways, quality schools and access to Detroit’s water and sewage systems, residential growth exploded in the 90’s.
What Novi Is Known For Today
Today Novi is known as a destination for shopping, dining, hotels and entertainment.