6.8 out of 10

Downtown

Ranked 11th best neighborhood in Detroit
42.333649686284 -83.0485642057944
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Pest Free
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Childcare
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"Getting Better Everyday!"

Downtown Detroit is an area that is really growing and becoming better everyday. The downtown area covers a lot of different and smaller communities, but as a whole this is becoming an area that people want to live. There is some great nightlife, some wonderful restaurants, some beautiful housing, and some fantastic amenities that draw people in each year.

The cost of living is very reasonable and that's in stark contrast to other big cities. Years ago the downtown area may not have been a hot spot, but with the revitalizatione efforts that is changing all the time. Many younger people are coming down here to be close to the action of the downtown area and the sports teams.

Many are finding that their work downtown is making living here quite convenient and affordable. No matter what your lifestyle or situation, there is an area of town for you. People are finding that this is a great place to live with many wonderful features!
Pros
  • Get A Lot for Your Money
  • Near the Water
  • Entertainment and Nightlife
  • Scenic
Cons
  • Always Areas for Improvement
  • Not many grocery stores
  • Some areas of blight and crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"A downtown area that is making leaps and bounds every year."

I have worked and lived in Downtown Detroit. The thing I like most about Downtown Detroit is its energy. You see thousands of people everyday working, living, traveling, partying, going to sporting events, and having fun. Sometimes it just feels like excitement is in the air. There are so many trendy restaurants full of young, attractive people, and upscale bars serving classy patrons and important clientele. During the holidays, all of the major buildings, landmarks, and skyscrapers are lit up and glittering. During the summer, especially from a high rise office building, apartment, or restaurant you can see a nice looking skyline, and boats on the Detroit River. New businesses and housing developments seem to be cropping up every year. When the Red Wings, Tigers, or Lions are really good, game days/nights are absolutely electric. People out on the streets, going to bars, clubs, and restaurants, mingling and having a good time with each other.

I guess the downside of Downtown Detroit is that some of the streets can be confusing to someone who is not familiar with the downtown area, and there are a few areas of blight and crime like any major city. Overall though, the positives far outweigh the negatives. There are only a couple quality grocery stores that I know of offhand, that would be another drawback. The cost of living is a bit higher, too. But I still enjoy Downtown Detroit immensely.
Pros
  • Entertainment and Nightlife
  • Scenic
  • Upbeat and Up-tempo
Cons
  • Some areas of blight and crime
  • High cost of living
  • Not many grocery stores
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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Best Streets in Downtown

1

East Adams St

4.5/5
"Awesome, awesome area - a must-visit"
42.3383510078938 -83.047751923143
2

Madison St

4.5/5
"lovely and well kept street!"
42.337545344682 -83.0454161390846
3

Monroe St

4/5
"Awesome street to be on!"
42.3345972616149 -83.0432907580212
"The true colors of Detroit"
42.3408717263906 -83.0476894460521
5

Griswold St

2.5/5
"Please get out and look up...at night too!"
42.3313489924644 -83.0479638331698
6

Cass Ave

1/5
"Horrible Slum Conditions"
42.333263952046 -83.0536258400011

Unranked Streets in Downtown

3rd St

1/5
"Ugh stay AWAY from this area!"
42.3305406826318 -83.0565425273803
"parking, the river and shopping here."
42.3274455775341 -83.0419128904813

Bates St

2/5
"Noth that big of a street but I love the Plaza "
42.3313459645253 -83.044610595404
"One last ride here before the whole close down "
42.3361576658879 -83.0434211808179

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