7.4 out of 10

Aviation

42.3552621874872 -83.1676950813749
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Simply a very nice neighborhood"

It always amazes me how some of the most rundown, shady parts of town can be so close to such nice, well-kept up neighborhoods. The neighborhood Barton-McFarland is close by and has considerable blight in both it's main and residential streets. Aviation, on the other hand is not far away and is a very nice area. It always seems like the nicest neighborhoods like this one have well-organized, strong neighborhood associations.

Aviation is one of those historic Detroit neighborhoods that began with a lot of German settlers. It is located on the west side of Detroit on Joy Road close to the I-96 freeway. It is one of the farest west neighborhoods in the Detroit area, and is only a few miles away from Dearborn.

The homes in the area have a median value of about $50k or so. There are lots of nice looking brick bungalows on tree lined streets with nice lawns. There are is also ample public transportation and retail outlets along Joy Road, and even more bus stops down at the other edge of the neighborhood, near Tireman.

Also, most neighborhoods with active home owner associations keep crime in the area in check. So that is not a concern for someone looking for a home in the area. One more bonus is that Aviation is only a few miles away from the Dearborn retail district, which includes Fairlane Mall.
Pros
  • Access to Many Nearby Amenities
  • True Neighborhood Spirit
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Capturing Neighborhood Spirit"

Aviation is a community that borders right on Detroit and Dearborn and defines what a true neighborhood really is. This is a community that is very centered on families and yet is appealing to singles as well. You can find everything that you are looking for within the community or nearby.

This is an area where you can feel safe walking around and find many amenities nearby. There is a nice collection of shops, cafes, and offices, grocery stores, and other amenitites that make it a very accessible and inclusive area. People choose to live here as it is close enough to the downtown area but yet offers a quaint feeling associated with a small town.

People love living here as they feel that they have everything they need nearby. It is close to the big cities of Detroit and Dearborn and therefore has some great restaurants and nightlife nearby. You really can't go wrong here as the cost of living is reasonble and you therefore get a lot for your money.

This is a true community and therefore really captures the neighborhood spirit. You will enjoy small town living with all of the amenities and conveniences nearby. Whether decorated for the holidays, in the beauty of summer, or on a regular day, this area of town captures what a true neighborhood is all about.
Pros
  • Rich History and Charming Character
  • Access to Many Nearby Amenities
  • True Neighborhood Spirit
Cons
  • Not As Well Known and Therefore Not As Celebrated As It Should Be
  • Perhaps Sometimes Difficult to Find Parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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