Northview is an unincorporated community in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is defined as a census-designated place (CDP) for statistical purposes and does not have any legal status as an incorporated municipality. The population was 14,730 at the 2000 census.
The CDP is almost entrirely within Plainfield Charter Township and consists of the area north of the boundary with Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Township and south of the Grand River. It also includes a small portion of Grand Rapids Township around the southern end of Dean Lake. It is considered part of the urbanized area around Grand Rapids.
The CDP takes its name from the Northview Public Schools district, although the district includes a larger portion of Grand Rapids Township and a small area of the city of Grand Rapids.