3.0 out of 10

Eliza Howell

42.3891873808713 -83.2670385134261
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
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Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Safe & Sound
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"In Serious Need of Revitalization"

This is one of those areas that people of the city of Detroit aren't very proud of. This used to be such a fantastic area years back with a beautiful park, wonderful amenities, and a great draw in terms of housing. The problem is that it wasn't kept up and therefore it looks almost like a ghost town.

This is an accessible part of town since it's located close to the main road of Telegraph and one of the main expressways of I-96. That's really one of the only draws because there's not much else here to pull people in. Additionally you have to drive a bit far to get to any sort of store or restaurant if you live in the area.

It used to be a great area but it has become rundown through the years. This is very well one of the areas of town that those in charge of revitalization efforts should look to first. It has great potential and if it was just cleaned up a bit and some money was put into restoring what was once natural beauty, then it very well could make a comback.

In the meantime however, this is not an area that you'd want to visit or live for most people.
Pros
  • Great Potential for the Future
  • Close to I-96
Cons
  • In Need of Revitalization
  • Not Much Nearby
  • The park is not safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"A down neighborhood bordering Eliza Howell Park"

For me, going to Eliza Howell Park was a mistake I'll only make once. I I think it is closed or about to close anyway. The first time I went a few years back, the riff-raff were out in full force. My friend who I drove there with swears that quite a few of the women hanging about were actually prostitutes looking for customers. Needless to say, we didn't stay long. I left wondering why anyone would want to go there. I heard it was nice many years ago, but that was then and this is now.

The neighborhood adjacent to the park is a mess. Go there for some reason and all you see are lots of boarded up, burnt out houses up and down the streets.

The area is right by I-96, so I guess you can hop on the Jeffries to drive out of their as fast as you can. Telegraph is close by as well.

The one highlight of the entire area? Yesterday's, a trendy nightclub. I have been to the nightclub many times and had a lot of fun. The club has dancing and music. If you don't get to the nightclub early, parking is a nightmare. And don't hang around the parking lot area either. Go in the club, have fun and leave before closing.
Pros
  • Club Yesterday's
  • Close to I-96
Cons
  • The park is not safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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