5.5 out of 10


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Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Trendy & Stylish


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Change is Coming"

The bad news is that Grandmont had become rather run down over the years. The good news is that change is coming! There are groups and associations that are focused on this area amongst others nearby and they are working hard to make change come here.

This is an area of town that never really had anything wrong with it, but its best days were behind it. It proved to be a great location right near some of the major roads through town and an expressway. It has a park nearby and was never really too far from amenities. Therefore it had some great things going onf or it but yet it just didn't have a great appeal to it.

Times are changing and with the efforts and hard work of the neighborhood assocation and other groups, this area is truly being brought back to life. It's still not at 100% of what it was, but it has some great things happening and therefore some fantastic potential.

This is the type of area that many hope to use as guideline for what is possible within the city of Detroit. Though there is still plenty of work to do, this is an area that may very well be the sort of neighborhood that it was years back. This is great news for the people of this neighborhood and for those that may be interested in moving here in the future.
  • A Lot of Attention Being Paid Here
  • Many Updates Happening
  • Cloes to A Lot
  • Neighborhoods kept up
  • Still Plenty of Work to be Done
  • Noise of the Expressway Closeby
  • Riff-raff mulling about, especially at the gas station
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Has seen better days"

When I was around 10, we lived one block over from the border of this neighborhood. I lived on Archdale right off of Schoolcraft, and I went over to this neighborhood to hangout with friends or buy candy from the drugstore.

I wasn't going to be caught on foot in this neighborhood, so for quick getaways I rode my bike. The neighborhood was surprisingly nice looking back then, and it is still is when I go back through that area today for work. I think the neighborhood had a strong neighborhood association or watch, because everything was kept up, and the people seemed to know what was going around there.

Nothing stands out about the neighborhood other than that, though. It just seems like one more of dozens of cookie-cutter neighborhoods scattered throughout Detroit. It is right next to the Southfield Freeway, so its good for travelling but not great for excess traffic and noise. Just a lot of homes stacked neatly next to each other.

There are a few riff-raff and knuckleheads mulling about, but nothing out of the ordinary. You can catch a a bus in this neighborhood, as the DOT bus runs on a fairly consistent schedule. But if you want some excitement, shopping, eating, or anything like that you have to get on the freeway. Go south to Dearborn and the mall, or go north to go into Southfield for their mall and other stuff.
  • Neighborhoods kept up
  • Riff-raff mulling about, especially at the gas station
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

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