3.1 out of 10

Fishkorn

42.3585312314678 -83.1907142479784
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Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • 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+

"In Need of Some Help"

The problem with this neighborhood is that it's on the outskirts of town and therefore feels like it's been sort of forgotten about. It's a little rough around here in that the crime is on the higher end and it's been that way for awhile. There is plenty of property available but unfortunately there aren't a lot of people interested in living in this part of town.

It used to be great as it was located near some great adjacent neighborhods and not far from the Southfield freeway. It's also situated near Joy Road which used to have some great shops, but they don't exist quite like they used to. It is located close to other good neighborhoods that have much to offer, but this seems to have been lost in the shuffle somehow.

Since it is an area that is in need of some help, many hope that some revitalization efforts and money will be put into it. Unfortunately it hasn't happened yet and despite the good investment potential, it's hard for people to want to spend when they aren't sure of what the future holds for this area.

Hopefully help will be on the way and this will again become a great neighborhood.
Pros
  • Has Some Potential
  • Located near downtown Detroit
  • Major streets nearby and ample busing provided
Cons
  • In Need of Revitalization Help
  • Not a lot of schools
  • High crime area
  • Lots of shady pedestrians mulling about
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
1/5
2yrs+

"Rough part of town"

My brother got into a car accident on this side of town, and the tow truck took his car to this huge junkyard/auto parts lot called Ryan's over here. I and my dad came over here to evaluate the wreck to see if it was salvageable.

As we were driving through the area, my dad remarked on how he had friends in the area, and how rough it was over here. Drugs transactions and shady looking dudes could be seen on a few corners around here. He told me one of his friends who lives near Tireman had his car stolen as well. There were a lot of empty store fronts and boarded up houses, along with vacant lots scattered about. People stared you down as you drove by, as if they could tell you didn't live in the neighborhood. Not a very friendly feeling in the area at all.

This area had plenty of public transportation, as you saw buses going back and forth down Chicago Street, Hubbell, and Joy Rd. Like a lot of downtrodden areas of town, you saw way too many Coney Island restaurants and fast food joints. No wonder Detroit always ranks at the top of national obesity rankings.

So basically my dad gave me a heads up on the area, and I saw a little bit for myself the couple times we went out to the junkyard. My advice? Take a pass on this neighborhood as far as moving in.
Pros
  • Major streets nearby and ample busing provided
Cons
  • High crime area
  • Lots of shady pedestrians mulling about

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