7.3 out of 10

Garden City

42.328326262374 -83.3415692522414
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


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

"Garden City – A Few Quaint Neighborhoods"

I have to say that pictures of Garden City don’t really do the area justice. It often comes off as a trashy city because of its closeness to Westland and Inkster, but I have a friend who lives here in a neighborhood that is really quite wonderful. There really are some beautiful neighborhoods with tree-lined streets, made up of mostly single-story homes. My friend has a son, and although I can’t speak for all schools in the area, she really likes his.

Garden City is a small city yet it is large enough to offer pretty much anything you need. I will say though that for the most part, housing is a bit more expensive here than some of the surrounding areas, but it is significantly safer as well, so the extra expense is well worth it.

If you are hungry or thirsty, Ford Rd is cluttered with restaurants and bars, right at the corner of Middlebelt and surrounding areas. This is where you will find a generous assortment of car dealerships, tanning salons and an abundance of stores. If you move to the area, you will find that Albert’s on the Alley is the place to go for drinks, well-known for its power hour!
  • Nice neighborhoods
  • Close to everything
  • Safer than surrounding areas
  • More expensive than closer cities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students
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