5.3 out of 10

Allen Park

42.2590288102086 -83.2092966155406
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Allen Park – Home to the World’s Largest Tire"

Even people, who don’t actually realize that they are driving through the Allen Park area on the highway, are familiar with the massive 80-foot tall Uniroyal Tire that can be seen from the road. No one will likely give you rave reviews of this “downriver” area, or tell you it’s a fantastic place to live because it’s not. It is simply average.

Allen Park is predominantly a Caucasian city. It does offer an abundance of stores, restaurants and all the amenities that you need as far as gyms, tanning salons, etc., but there is just nothing that stands out about the area. It held a place on the list of “America’s Fastest Declining Cities” from 2000 through 2008, with many good reasons.

Safety could be increased substantially, but it is not really any better or worse than the surrounding cities of Taylor, Lincoln Park and Dearborn. About the only really good thing it has going for it is that there is easy access to the highways, if you happen to work in Detroit. There are seven registered sex offenders, an above average crime rate and mediocre schools; surely there is somewhere else better to move?
  • Plenty of restaurants and stores
  • High crime rate
  • Medicore schools
  • Nothing special
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

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