5.3 out of 10

Green Acres

42.442602700595 -83.1372556474026
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Nice little neighborhood close to the State Fairgrounds"

One of my co-workers at Best Buy in Southfield lived in this area. I dropped her off at home a few times when her mom couldn't pick her up.

This was a nice little area. Nice two-story, clean looking homes were lined up down the streets. There wasn't a bunch of garbage, boarded up homes, and overran vacant lots full of weeds. I didn't feel like I had to keep watching my back and keep my head on a swivel the few times I gave her a ride home.

This area is right by Eight Mile and Woodward. As these are major streets, the buses run all the time around here. We were working out in the suburbs, which is why she couldnt take the bus home.

There were a lot of fast food restaurants around, which is probably not the greatest thing if you think about it. The residents here must have a lot of clogged arteries.

One highlight of this area is Baker's Keyboard Lounge. It is small, but upscale and classy. I have taken a woman here on a couple of occasions, and had a good time. Good food, and live music. This is a very low key and relaxing venue. I would live in this neighborhood actually, but I would have to go grocery shopping somewhere else.
Pros
  • Baker's Keyboard Lounge
  • Nice homes in a clean neighborhood
  • 8 mile and Woodward close by for travel
Cons
  • Too many fast food restaurants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nothing Crazy to Speak Of"

The thing about Green Acres is that it used to be in such a hot spot as it is located right near the old State Fairgrounds. When that closed a few years back though, it lost some of the appeal that it held before. Many loved living here as it was close to such a hot spot in town and therefore that drew people in. Now with it being closed it has to rely on other nearby cities to draw new people in.

There's nothing really bad to say as it is conveniently located near 8 Mile and Woodward which both happen to be major roads. It isn't far from the expressway and therefore accessibility is definitely there for residents who live here. Many people find that you can get a lot for your money and still be close to the amenities that a city like Ferndale holds which is really only a mile away.

This is still a bit of a hike from the city itself and that may deter some interested in the neighborhood. Though it's not that far, it is certainly not in the center of things. You are closer to the suburbs but that may mean more accessible nightlife and restaurants and even some good school choices.

It's not that there's anything bad or even really great to say about the area, it's just an average neighborhood that falls sort of in the middle in terms of amenities and attraction.
Pros
  • Close to Suburbs and Amenities
  • 8 mile and Woodward close by for travel
  • Nice homes in a clean neighborhood
Cons
  • Sort of Average at Best
  • Still a Little Hike from the City
  • Could Use Some Improvement
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

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