8.4 out of 10

Elmwood Park

Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Detroit
42.3458106845004 -83.022095126967
Great for
  • Nightlife
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Great Things Happening Here!"

What a great area of town! You not only are situated in a fabulous location right near the waterfront, but you have some pretty great amenities nearby. This is an accessible area of town as it is close to Jefferson and the expressways. You have hospitals nearby, great shopping, and some fantastic nightlife including some of the best restaurants in town.

This is an area that started out as a historic district and still holds true to that side of things. It was however one of the first areas within Detroit get attention and money for revitalization efforts. People really saw that this area had much to offer and therefore invested in that potential.

It's a safe area and really offers that true downtown feeling. You will never be at a loss for things to do as you are close to everything and you can easily enjoy all that Detroit has to offer. You can't go wrong here and that's why more and more people are drawn here all the time. A truly wonderful part of town to live in!
  • So Much To Do Nearby
  • Great Part of Town
  • Waterfront Property
  • May Be a Bit More Expensive Than Other Areas
  • May Be More Traffic Due to Location
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"This is a part of downtown I was impressed by"

When I lived in Lafayette Towers, my friend and I used to travel up and down Lafayette East Street. for various reasons. You know, to visit someone or go to a store, or play football at the park.

This was a very impressive neighborhood by Detroit standards. I saw a lot of nice houses, clean yards, and no trash laying about everywhere. There are a lot of condo type establishments and apartment complexes, but those were kept up pretty well. This is Detroit, of course, but I never felt like some imminent danger was lurking nearby.

Of course when you talk about nightlife, you are basically in Downtown Detroit. Just head the other way on Lafayette and Greektown is a stone's throw away. Buses and cabs come through the area pretty regularly, so anyone who needs to get around can do so easily. Eastern Market is close by also, if you need fresh produce on the weekends or want to visit Bert's Marketplace. I think there is a decent Farmer Jack grocery store up a bit further east on Jefferson as well.

This neighborhood also borders Jefferson Ave, which also has retail outlets and pretty consistent busing. Just avoid Jefferson on weekend nights during the warmer months, as the riff-raff are out in full force.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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Best Streets in Elmwood Park

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"Great for a night on the town"
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Unranked Streets in Elmwood Park

Hyde Park Rd

"That is a pretty natural place"
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Pembridge Pl

"Elmwood Central Park neighborhood."
42.3430440716954 -83.0302186856105

Stafford Pl

"High class name for a quiet family neighborhood."
42.340784050505 -83.0284674417116

Thornhill Pl

"Lovely apartment neighborhood that backs up to Elmwood Central Park."
42.3433376116868 -83.0311170120372

Trevor Pl

"I love this quaint little street off of Lafayette St. E."
42.3414125004441 -83.0261349979248

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