Novi Information

Situated approximately halfway between the cities of Detroit and Ann Arbor, Novi is one of the premier shopping areas in all of metro Detroit. It boasts an enormous mall, several satellite shopping areas, a convention center, numerous hotel options, and superb restaurants. For those searching for a place to shop that has everything, Novi's mall district will not disappoint.

The Twelve Oaks Mall(located at 27500 Novi Road, Novi, Michigan), which is the origin of all of the current mall district, was opened in 1977 and was an immediate success. It was immediately recognized as more stylish and upscale than anything in all of metro Detroit. It offered a mix of department stores, such as Lord and Taylor's, JCPenney, and Sears, and exposed shoppers to numerous clothing, dining, and other miscellaneous retail businesses that most in the area were unfamiliar with.

The success of Twelve Oaks led to West Oaks, a group of satellite stores that opened across the street from Twelve Oaks, and then to other shopping sections like The Novi Fountain Walk Shops and The Novi Town Center. Between the mall and all of the satellite shopping areas, there are literally hundreds of stores to choose from.

The restaurants in Novi have a little bit of everything. From fast food to upscale dining, such as The Second City Detroit or the No.VI Chop House and Lobster Bar, almost every type of cuisine is available. Strongly consider making reservations for any restaurant in Novi during the holiday season or on Valentine's Day, as they fill up quickly.

Lodging in Novi is abundant and offers a good selection for any price range. There are top-flight hotels, such as The Baronette Renaissance and The Crowne Plaza Hotel. They are sophisticated and a good choice for those looking for a pampered, relaxed stay. On the less expensive side, Country Host Inn & Suites is one of a number of good options in the area.

For those visiting the Suburban Collection Showplace(formerly the Rock Financial Showplace and Novi Expo Center) be aware that it costs $5 per car per day to park there, and it should also be noted that they have no locker or stroller rental.

When visiting Novi, Michigan, just start at Twelve Oaks Mall and venture outward. It will provide a memorable shopping experience and a lot of fun.