8.3 out of 10

Art Center

Ranked 6th best neighborhood in Detroit
42.3628022041553 -83.0612639170784
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Shopping Options
  • Childcare
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Mar 13, 2015

"Safe, Friendly, Clean"

This is a wonderfully balanced neighborhood in so many ways. It is relatively quiet, yet so close to more bustling areas of Detroit. You can easily walk to the core of Midtown and you're not far from Eastern Market or Downtown. M1 Rail will have a stop at Ferry Street, Linking you to New Center and Downtown. It's close to the Medical Center, DIA, African American Museum. There are very few vacant homes and the inhabitants are comprised of a wide range of ages, incomes, and ethnicity. There is at least one community Garden and a beautiful, well-kept park at the center of the neighborhood. It is also home to the College for Creative Studies. Along side the gorgeous, historical homes, you will see well fitting, newer townhomes. It's a great place to live.
Pros
  • Surrounded by Local Art and Culture
  • Very Accessible
  • Affordable Housing Options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The Art Center area is one of Detroits jewels"

I still remember the first time we were all wide-eyed grade schoolers on a field trip to the Detroit Science Center. That was the first of many, many times I would come to the Art Center.

I've been to the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the main branch of the Detroit Public Library. I also used to travel back and forth down Warren Avenue for work. I love this area, as it is clean, well-kept up and has a great spirit to it. Traffic can be a bit much and it's kind of noisy, but one of Detroit's jewels nonetheless. Some of the housing and residential areas along East Warren are very nice looking as well.

This area is bordered by I-94 and I-75, so you can get anywhere you need to go quickly by hopping on the freeway. The neighborhood is also bordered by the WSU campus and Hutzel Hospital in the Medical Center area. Also, the Lodge Freeway is around the corner as well.

The major streets are Woodward and Warren Ave, and both have ample public transportation options along with plenty of retail outlets. As far as living here, you would be in a high energy, upwardly mobile community, but would have to endure considerable traffic. Not a bad a choice.
Pros
  • Surrounded by Local Art and Culture
  • Very Accessible
Cons
  • Considerable traffic during the day
  • Kind of noisy with lots of hustle and bustle
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"A Neighborhood in the Epicenter of the Art and Culture District"

You can't beat the location of this area of town in terms of accessibility. If you want to be in the center of local culture and have some of the most beautiful art in town nearby, then this is the spot for you. This area of town is located conveniently between I-75 and I-94 which happen to be the most traveled expressways in town. You can get in and around town with great ease and enjoy some great scenery in the process.

This is a great place to take in local culture as you are close to the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Science Center, and the Charles Wright Museum of African American History. Many will gravitate to the inexpensive housing options here, many of which are loft or studio type of apartments that offer plenty of space.

Local artists will love the culture and beauty that surrounds them, and anybody living here will find that the accessibility and facilities make living quite convenient and cozy. It's a hot spot for students that attend nearby College for Creative Studies to find nearby housing and a low key but desirable nightlife.

If you want access to some of the best art and culture in town, this is it. The accessibility and affordability make this an excellent choice for a young crowd and local artists.
Pros
  • Affordable Housing Options
  • Surrounded by Local Art and Culture
  • Very Accessible
Cons
  • Not Much Nightlife
  • Not Many Features for Families with Children
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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