8.8 out of 10

English Village

42.3597632331087 -82.9879059272171
Great for
  • Nightlife
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Schools
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"This is Where Its At!"

If you want to live in the downtown Detroit area but feel like you have your own little piece of private luxury then this is the place to be! Many who are interested in being a part of the downtown revolution and who have some money to spend are finding that this is an excellent match.

The homes are beautiful here, the most notable are the recognizable brownstones that line the area. You can find some great lofts here, but know that along with these gorgeous homes comes a bit of a price tag. If you have some money to spend and want to be a part of the action then this is a great match.

This may not be the best spot for families with kids as schools are still an issue as with many other areas of Detroit. There are a lot of amenities nearby but they are mostly focused on nightlife and great restaurants that have become a recognizable part of the area.

This area is up and coming, near the waterfront, and very close to all the action. The homes are fantastic, the amenities are plenty, and you will never be lacking for things to do in and around here. A true sense of community exists here amongst the fellow homeowners who have sought out their own little spot in the city.
Pros
  • Gorgeous Homes
  • A Great Spot
  • Located near downtown Detroit
  • Plenty of revitalization taking place in the area
  • Shops and public transportation on East Jefferson
Cons
  • On the Expensive End
  • Jefferson can get rowdy during the warmer months
  • Not a lot of schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Another East Jefferson neighborhood that is on the uprise"

As I lived in Lafayette Towers for a couple of years, I know the East Jefferson area pretty well. The neighborhood that is south of Kercheval Street and ends at Jefferson between Burns St and Pennsylvania is called English Village.

I'm glad to see the new developments and revitalization going on in this neighborhood. The time to get in on this boom over is now. Some of residential streets and the homes lining them are older and in need of updating, but some of the condo's springing up are going to be very nice. This neighborhood also borders the Joseph Barry Subdivision, which is one of the nicest in the downtown area.

There is like one school in this neighborhood, which isn't ideal, but there are decent schools by DPS standards in the surrounding neighborhoods. Even so, living close to Joseph Barry, Indian Village, and the Marina District has its perks. This area along East Jefferson has plenty of retail stores and public transportation for people who use buses to travel back and forth. However, East Jefferson can get rowdy in the spring and summer. There are also city buses running on Kercheval as well.

This neighborhood is in a great position geographically, as every amenity downtown Detroit has to offer is just minutes away. Plus this neighborhood is not very far from the water and some parks, bars, and restaurants down by the waterfront.
Pros
  • Located near downtown Detroit
  • Plenty of revitalization taking place in the area
  • Shops and public transportation on East Jefferson
Cons
  • Not a lot of schools
  • Jefferson can get rowdy during the warmer months
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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