5.1 out of 10


42.4050520603746 -83.19416671803
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Professionals


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5

"Another part of town that has went dowhill"

While Cooley High, when it was open, wasn't technically a part of this neighborhood, it’s only a block away or so. It's closed down now, as DPS is in shambles. I went to Cooley summer school two years in a row because it was cheaper than going to summer school in the suburbs. Sometimes my friend and I would catch the bus to Greenfield, and then walk the rest of the way,

The main street we used to walk on was Fenkell. There were assorted knuckleheads cruising the streets both on foot and in their cars. They behaved like wild animals. Fighting and cursing was what they seemed to do best. The neighborhoods on both side of Fenkell were dilapidated and run down. Although the buses ran on Fenkell and Greenfield, they were often late. The kids who went to Cooley overran the area when school was let out. It was like they didn't have homes to go to, which most of them actually did.

Fenkell had the usual assortment of neighborhood businesses and storefronts, including the ubiquitous liquor stores. All in all, I didn't mind going to summer school over there, but I wouldn't have wanted to live there full time. I still pass through the area occasionally because I have a cousin who lives on Whitcomb, and it seems to get worse every year
  • Unsafe environment
  • Noisy and loud
  • Areas that Must Be Revitalized
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"A Cute Little Area of Town"

This is a smaller and rather quiet area of town. It's pretty average in terms of what it has to offer and yet it draws in interest in terms of home. This used to be a thriving area for commerce and business, but that's not the case as much anymore. You should know though that this is an area that is the topic of revitalization efforts.

The great part about this area of town is that it is quiet enough to feel like a small town. It does however offer an easy commute to get to some of the downtown attractions and amenities. You aren't far from what you need to get to and therefore it's a nice mix of small town and big city.

The cost of housing is low here and that may draw people in on its own. It may continue to be an area for those that just want to be off the beaten path.
  • Quiet Area of Town
  • Small Town Feeling with Big City Access
  • Not Much Around
  • Areas that Must Be Revitalized
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students

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