7.2 out of 10

Five Points

42.434050066003 -83.2823443320055
Great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Not Too Bad"

This is an area in town that happens to be located just on the border of Detroit and nearby Redford so it has some appeal in that sense. This was a hot spot back in the day, but even now it has some good points to speak of. You can get a good deal on the housing here and that draws a lot of young families into the area.

There are good schools, decent restaurants and nightlife, and therefore it's not a bad little area. It tends to be associated more with Redford and that may hoold appeal for some that want more of a suburb or community feel. It happens to be located close to some major roads, all of which have amenities nearby. So you will never be lacking for the convenience of getting to the things that you want in a hurry.

This is an area where you can get a lot for your money and where you can find some great neighborly spirit. It is a blend of new homeowners who want a good investment value and original homeowners and their families. You can find it all here and that's why many are moving to this area on the outskirts of town.
  • A Nice Sense of Community
  • All sorts of retail outlets around here
  • Decent enough neighborhood
  • Some Areas Not as Great as Others
  • On the Outskirts of Town
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Decent enough area by Detroit standards"

My first experience with this area came when I was like 7 years old and rode my bike from the Berg Road to K-Mart! I had no business doing that as a kid, and I got in big trouble for it.

Later my best friend lived in an apartment with his mom on Shiawassee, so I used to be over there all the time. The neighborhood wasn't bad at all. Lots of apartments in some parts of it, and the other just modest homes. I'm not sure about the crime statistics of the area, but we never encountered any serious problems with anyone. We just hung out in the area, went to the stores close by, and occasionally ventured over to another apartment complex to meet up with other friends.

Grand River is also right down the street from this area, so that is another bonus as far as a major roadway.

The one big bonus of this area is that it is basically right on 8 mile and Telegraph. There is shopping, restaurants, and retail outlets everywhere around here. There is a hospital I know of for sure a bit down 8 mile heading east, but there might also be one closer.
  • All sorts of retail outlets around here
  • Decent enough neighborhood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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