6.9 out of 10

Corktown

Ranked 9th best neighborhood in Detroit
42.3323800396334 -83.0667544317199
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  •  

Reviews

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

"Neighborhood that fell on hard times after Tiger Stadium was razed"

This is another one of the classic neighborhoods in Detroit. Over on Michigan and Trumbull used to be Tiger Stadium where the Detroit Tigers baseball team played for like 80 years before moving on to the new Comerica Park. But anyone who ever went to the ball games at the old stadium remembers the lively atmosphere of the surrounding neighborhood in those days.

Now, the place looks like it has lost its soul. The area is not thriving like it used to. Local businesses suffered when the Tigers left and the neighborhood just doesn't have as much economy as it used to. Even so, there are still decent little pockets of homes and streets in the area surrounding the old ball park. You can see a few nice homes on Church St., and Bagley, and there are local amenities and shops nearby. Public transportation is decent as well.

You are still right next to the epicenter of downtown Detroit when you are here, and you have access to all the amenities there as well. I-75 and the Lodge are the main freeways, and Michigan is one of the main roads.

There are also a few nice restaurants along Michigan if you are in the area.
Pros
  • Great History
  • Nice Residential Area
Cons
  • Could Use Some Amenities
  • The Loss of Tiger Stadium Hurt Businesses Here
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great for History in a Small Community"

This is a great area of town as it happens to be the city's oldest standing neighborhood. While it's true that it had much more activity when the old Tiger's Stadium was here, there are still some great businesses and homes within the community. It has great potential for the future and is a safe area of town.

Corktown has rich history as ancestors used to settle here. This is a mostly residential area though having Tigers Stadium was a big deal for the residents and businesses here. Some of the businesses folded when the stadium relocated in the downtown area. Others still stand for the history that they offer and many people are loyal to them.

There is great hope that something wonderful will become of the area that the stadium previously stood on. Though the community still stands, it could use something wonderful like a main attraction. The casinos nearby help but it could use its own little feature to boast of.
Pros
  • Great History
  • Nice Residential Area
Cons
  • Could Use Some Amenities
  • The Loss of Tiger Stadium Hurt Businesses Here
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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