2.0 out of 10

Cass Ave, Downtown

Ranked 6th best street in Downtown
42.333263952046 -83.0536258400011
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • 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
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5

"Not my type of area!"

I would never want to live on this street again. I lived here for about 2 years and hated every second of it. Many of the houses where I lived by were poorly kept and...well, a bunch of eyesores. The crime rate for Cass Avenue is ridiculously high, with most of it being drugs and break-ins. There's always the threat of being caught in the crossfire of drive-bys too. The street itself is maintained decently by the city, but the volume of traffic is ridiculous even on weekends. I always thought I was going to get run over any day. The nightlife is nonexistent too. The few stores I knew of were literally run down dumps with clear signs of insect infestation. Avoid this street if possible.

"And 8 Mile is the one that gets the bad name"

In trite honesty, Cass Avenue is probably one of the worst stretches in Detroit. It's replete with abandoned buildings, slum-tenements, and crime-activity. I used to drive down it all the time with my mother as a child, and she'd always make me lock the car doors! Also, one of my good friends was robbed at gunpoint while trying to cash a check at a liquor store in The Corridor. Sadly, Cass is one of the places that truly demonstrates the dire straights Detroit has made for itself.
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5

"Horrible Slum Conditions"

Cass Avenue is a slum - there's no way 'round it. It makes up the heart of what's known as the "Cass Corridor" - a notorious drug and other crime infested area of the city. The homes are in mostly deplorable condition. There are few stores or other businesses - who would shop here? The contrast between Cass' horrible poverty and the vast wealth of Grosse Pointe - just a few blocks away - is staggering.

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