5.3 out of 10

Grixdale

42.4283882572076 -83.0750356223394
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Bit of a Mix"

The area overall has some appeal. It has a tightknit community within it that really does care about the neighborhood. They work hard to ensure that the homes are kept well and that everything looks nice for the people that live here. The problem is that not everybody is part of that community and therefore some of the homes here are a bit rundown.

This isn't the worst area of town but it's not the best area. It's located just off of 7 Mile which is a fine area and therefore it lends way to many families with kids. It isn't far from stores or restaurants but it also doesn't have any right around the corner either. This is a neighborhood that is sort of the middle in terms of its ranking and appeal.

You can get a lot for your money here and that's a draw. There are a good amount of families with kids so that offers some additional appeal. It's not far from the expressway and therefore it offers great accessibility and a nice convenience. If you want an area right in the middle of the city this isn't it. It's sort of remote but yet not too far from what you need on a daily basis.
Pros
  • Some Good Areas
  • A Certain Sense of Community
  • Close to the Highway
  • Houses aren't Crammed Like Other Areas
  • Public transportation around the neighborhood is available
  • Reasonable Cost of Living
Cons
  • Not Much Nearby
  • Sort of Remote and in the Middle
  • Traffic
  • Lack of Local Restaurants and Bars
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Some parts of the area are better than others"

This neighborhood is located on the east side of Detroit off of Seven Mile. One of my relatives lives on Sunset Street in the Krainz Woods neighborhood less than a mile away, and I have travelled Seven Mile extensively in this area.

Some of streets are nicer looking, and others appear neglected a bit. On some of the nicer streets, like around St. Aubin, you can tell the residents care about their property even if it's not much. They keep their lawns clean and cut, the exterior of their houses neat, and keep the street clean. Other streets closer to Seven Mile have vacant lots overran with weeds. The place is kind of in the middle - not the best, but certainly not the worst.

Although there is busing and retail outlets available on Seven Mile, the road itself is narrower than I prefer, and has some potholes. Also the residents who ride in their cars up and down the street can be rowdy at times. Nevada Street has a few retail stores and buses run down there and on Dequindre.

This neighborhood is less than a mile from I-75, so if you need to go downtown or to the suburbs, the freeway is right there. 8 mile Road is only a mile away or so as well, and has more retail choices if you need them. If you have a family with young kids, there are schools in the neighborhood, but DPS has really fallen on hard times of late.
Pros
  • Public transportation around the neighborhood is available
  • Close to the Highway
Cons
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Grixdale – A Tree-lined Neighborhood to Call Home"

It is hard to think of Grixdale as being a Detroit neighborhood; it just doesn’t fit the mold. Sure, there are expensive historic districts and then there are ghettos, but Grixdale falls somewhere in the middle, even grass seems greener here. This quaint neighborhood is in Detroit’s North Central District, in a location where you could work in Ferndale, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Oak Park or the downtown area itself, and be there quite quickly.

I-75 is basically in your backyard, as are Conant Gardens, State Fair Grounds, Chaldean Town, the Detroit Golf Club, Palmer Park Golf Course and many shops at Gateway Park. Therefore, while there is always something to do, expect the highway and main roads to be congested.

It is important to not confuse Grixdale Rd with Grixdale Farms neighborhood; they are not even close to the same thing. You can expect to pay a decent amount for homes in this neighborhood but it is considerably safer than other Detroit areas. There are even many houses built on double lots with large yards. Most homes here were built in the early 1900s so the style is quite distinctive.

Although there is not much in the neighborhood for restaurants, other than a nearby Coney Island and buddy’s Pizza, but Grixdale Farms is fairly centrally located to find plenty of restaurants, bars and entertainment.
Pros
  • Reasonable Cost of Living
  • Houses aren't Crammed Like Other Areas
  • Close to the Highway
Cons
  • Traffic
  • Lack of Local Restaurants and Bars
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
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_C2 The map shows the Grixdale neighborhood on the Eastside. Grixdale Farms is on the West Side of Detroit near Palmer Park. Some of the Historic homes in Grixdale Farms are quite nice and big. http://grixdalefarms.org
2yrs+
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