1.5 out of 10

Forest Park

42.3570221316714 -83.0459086503128
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Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Students
  • Families with kids
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Reviews

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

"You Wont Find Much Here"

This is known more as an industrial area and not much of a neighborhood. The most notable spot to live here is in the Forest Park apartments, but even those aren't much of a draw. The location of this in and of itself isn't that desirable since it's literally just off of the I-75 freeway and therefore the noise can be distracting.

It is close to the Medical Center and to Wayne State university so in terms of convenience it was helpful in its day for the proximity. However there isn't much to speak of here, no real neighborhoods, no great houses, and there arent' many housing options to choose from. Perhaps this was different back in the day but now it's rather barren and desolate.

There could be potential to build here or to add in some housing, particularly with the location. Its location just off of the expressway may not be desirable for some. It works well as an industrial area and therefore may be best suited for that, even into the future.
Pros
  • Near Schools and Medical Facilities
  • Surrounded by major roads
Cons
  • Not Much Housing Options to Choose From
  • Rather Desolate
  • Not much of a neighborhood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Really just an industrial and business area - not really a neighborhood at all"

I know the surrounding area of this neighborhood well. I was and still am a frequent visitor of the Eastern Market Area, and I did take a few classes at Wayne State University.

As far as this neighborhood, there really isn't much of a neighborhood at all here. The entire little area is dominated by this huge Pepsi factory that sits right on the corner of Mack and Dequindre. There is like some kind of housing project or condo unit right next to the Pepsi plant, but that is pretty much it as far as housing. I don't know for sure what income bracket the people who live in that housing fall under, but the area was clean enough and decent looking for the most part.

There is also this big park right next to the Pepsi plant. I guess the neighborhood got its name from this park. Honestly, this park really has nothing in it, just a big wide open grassy space.

The area is totally surrounding by major streets like Warren, Dequindre, Mack, and the I-75 freeway. There are bus stops as well on Rivard, Mack, and Russell Street. Like I said, I am familiar with the surrounding area and there is not a lot going on around here.
Pros
  • Surrounded by major roads
Cons
  • Not much of a neighborhood
  • Forest Park has nothing but grass
Recommended for
  • Students

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