7.2 out of 10

Detroit Beach

41.9309095364821 -83.3313099670361
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


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

"Detroit Beach – No, it’s Not Part of Monroe!"

Although most people assume Detroit Beach is actually Monroe, it’s not. It is a small community in Monroe County. This is nearly a 100 percent Caucasian neighborhood where everyone knows one another. If you are having a bonfire, expect uninvited guests; everyone is family here. You will also find that the vast majority of residents have a boat, jet ski, motorcycle, ATV or snowmobile; some have one of each.

There are few oversized homes in Detroit Beach. In fact, you may be quite surprised at just how small and simple most are for the price. Sterling State Park is to the southwest and there are other surrounding beaches and harbors around Monroe County if you can’t get a dock.

Nearly everyone who lives here eats at or orders from Detroit Beach Pizzeria several times a week. It is a very small, family-owned and operated establishment at the front of the community that is adored for not only its pizza, but gnocchi, calzones and soup. A few random dive bars are minutes away and chances are good, someone in the area will drive you home if you have had a little too much to drink. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, grocery stores and a mall in Monroe so you don’t have to drive more than a few minutes to get whatever you need. If you’re after a nightclub or a mall with high-end labels, Toledo is about 30 minutes away.
  • Friendly Neighborhood
  • Cool Breeze off the Water at Night
  • Safe
  • Mosquites, Mayflies and Spiders
  • No Nightclubs
  • Horrible Hospital in Monroe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Beach Lovers

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