3.2 out of 10

Core City

42.3439933698202 -83.0917855793123
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Medical Facilities
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • 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 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"One more run down area of Downtown Detroit"

There is a bad joke that says that any major city with a Martin Luther King Blvd is a bad street to live on. Although the joke is tasteless, it’s kind of the truth as far as this neighborhood. When I lived in Lafayette Towers my roommate knew an aspiring rapper who had a house on Humboldt.

This place was a complete eyesore. Trash, vacant lots, and boarded up houses were up and down the streets. I am not one to judge but sometimes very poor people have a desperation in their eyes that makes you feel like they will do anything for money, and I saw that look on some of his neighbor's faces. I was uncomfortable the whole time I was there.

The major streets that cut through the neighborhood were Grand River, Warren, and of course Martin Luther King Blvd. Also the neighborhood was boarded on two sides by both I-96 and I-94. The Lodge Freeway was not far away either, and I-75 was a couple miles south. Henry Ford Hospital was only a couple of miles away also.

If this neighborhood has anything positive going for it, it's that it is basically right near Downtown Detroit and all the amenities
Pros
  • Close to Downtown Detroit
  • Many major freeways close by
  • Henry Ford Hospital a couple miles away
Cons
  • Major blight and shady characters standing around

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