5.3 out of 10

Bagley

42.4255616628926 -83.1495929976087
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"A diverse neighborhood in terms of property upkeep - some good, some bad"

My great-aunt used to live here and my cousin lived with her. Their house was close to 7 mile on Livernois so we came over often for family gatherings. As we got older we hung out a bit in the neighborhood.

This is a weird part of town, in my opinion. The closer you get to 7 mile, the worse the houses and neighborhoods are, but as you travel south in this little area, you get pockets of very nice homes and streets. They are well-kept up and maintained.

As this is Detroit, and major streets like 7 mile, McNichols, and Livernoise are close by, there is plenty of public transportation. I have never been a big fan of riding DOT buses, but they get you where you need to go, and there are plenty of connecting routes if you buy transfers. There is a mall not far from the 7 mile and Livernois intersection, but I don't like shopping there. Low class customers and riff-raff crowd this mall. I'd much rather shop at Northland.

Overall I wouldn't want to live here. There is moderate crime here, like most of the city. If you can find the little pockets of streets around here that are well-maintained and clean, I guess this wouldn't be a terrible place to live if you can't afford better.
Pros
  • Pockets of decent housing
  • Good public transportation
  • Good Cost of Living
Cons
  • Moderate crime and traffic
  • Not Much New Business or Commerce
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Rather Average Community"

The great part of the Bagley neighborhood is that it's small and therefore easy to navigate through. It's not necessarily in the best part of town, but it's not in the worst area either. It is accessible since it's smack dab in the middle of the western part of the city of Detroit.

There is some great history here as it is where Honeybaked Ham was started and where commerce for the city began to really thrive. Unfortunately some of the area hasn't kept up nor has the ability to attract a lot of new or outside business. There is just one school located in town which is Bagley and this therefore speaks to the small town feel of this area of town.

You can feel safe walking around here, but won't find many amenitities nearby. Amongst the outstanding features are nearby Palmer Park which has been around for years and is a nice attraction for kids. You will also find that other parks and areas are nearby which can work well for children.

It is located close to the Lodge expressway so it's quite accessible. Since it's a quiter area of town you may find parking and just getting around to be easier than other areas. Do keep in mind that since it is within Detroit specifically you will find that many attractions are close and easy to get to from this area.

Nothing bad but nothing exceptional about this neighborhood overall, but in general a good cost of living.
Pros
  • Smaller Area of Town Making It Easier to Get Around
  • Close to Parks
  • Good Cost of Living
Cons
  • Not Much Nearby
  • Not Much New Business or Commerce
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian

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