7.1 out of 10

Herman Gardens

42.354200601093 -83.2108470832331
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Exciting Things Happening Here"

This is an area that has some great history to it, some good and some bad. This used to be a thriving multifamily housing unit and area with much attraction. It even used to be home for many famous people and therefore had a great story to tell. Through time though this became low income housing that was rundown and what Detroit didn't want to be known for.

The good news however came a few years back when the housing was demolished and it was given a clean slate. Multi use buildings were put here for housing, store fronts, and many attractions that are helping to make this a very desirable area of town to live in.

It is in a nice part of town and therefore has a draw in and of itself. The revitalization efforts have been underway for a bit now and are expected to be completed next year if all goes well. This is therefore a very exciting time for this neighborhood as it is getting a lot of positive attention.

People are looking to this area as a way of revitalizing the city of Detroit overall. This is an area that could set a precedent and therefore draw people into the area that may have considered going elsewhere. You can get in on some great housing here and really get in at an exciting time!
Pros
  • Exciting Revitalization Efforts Happening Here
  • Great Amenities Here and More to Come
  • A new development is underway
  • Major roads close to the new development
Cons
  • Have to Rebuild The Reputation Along with the Area
  • Notorious past reputation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 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 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Used to be run down area now being revitalizaed"

This is a new development project, one of many that the city of Detroit is in desperate need of. There isn't actually much here right now but construction, but in another year or so there will be some nice, new expensive units here. It's going to be called Gardenview Estates when the project is completed, but before it was called Herman Gardens.

Herman Gardens was a notorious housing development known very well throughout the city. All sorts of illicit mess went on inside its confines, including drug deals. It got to the point where someone higher up in the city decided to raze the whole things. So it was bulldozed a few years back and now the redevelopment project is underway.

The new development is right off of the Southfield Freeway and it borders Tireman. Now, Tireman is another well-known street in Detroit due to crime that takes place on and around it, but this new development appears to be different.

Joy Road also borders this area, and there are a few stores along that road. There are also parks and schools in the surrounding neighborhoods here. In a nutshell? Herman Gardens, no way! This new Gardenview Estates, maybe so.
Pros
  • A new development is underway
  • Major roads close to the new development
Cons
  • Notorious past reputation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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