7.0 out of 10

Islandview

42.3544037314643 -83.0100879658657
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

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 4/5
  • 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+

"Good Things Happening Here"

This is an area that has had its fair share of desolate spots and abandoned homes. This was unfortuatne as it happens to be in a prime location right along the river with a great view. That being said, there are plenty of people who noticed that and got in on the opportunity to be a part of revitalizing the area.

There are still a few spots that need a bit of help, but for the most part this is really coming to life. The Riverwalk area is really thriving and the new homes are just beautiful. It's in a great spot as it's close to the expressway, close to the water, and therefore has some great amenities nearby. You are even close to hospitals and schools and therefore you really have everything that you need.

Through the associations and organizations here there is a true sense of community. They have worked hard not only to put up some great new developments but to stand strong and make this a very safe area of town. This is a great place to visit and offers some fantastic homes. You will be close to everything you need and really love the homes that you have to choose from here. It's a good time to get in on the action here!
Pros
  • Close to Everything
  • Good Revitalization Efforts Happening Here
  • Close to Downtown Detroit
  • Condo developments along the Riverwalk
Cons
  • Still Some Areas That Need a Little Help
  • Some neighborhoods look bad and neglected
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"A mixed bag"

Have you ever been through a neighborhood that on one hand you were like, "no thanks," but on the other hand you were like, "um, maybe?" That is my feeling for this neighborhood. This basically another one of those neighborhood we used to drive through that border Lafayette East and Jefferson, when I lived in Lafayette Towers.

First I'll talk about the amenities. There are schools here, public transportation, and there is St. John's hospital down a bit of way down Jefferson. As you get closer to the river there are a couple of nice parks as well. And of course you are only a few miles from Downtown Detroit and everything that goes along with it.

Ok a word about the actual neighborhood itself. There are some streets that just looked deserted. Old, closed down buildings and deserted looking homes litter certain sections. You also see many vacant lots and unused areas.

Now what I do like is some of the stuff going down around the RIverwalk area. Some of those condo developments that are springing up look absolutely awesome. If you have the money and want to live downtown off of the water, I would definitely check one of those out.
Pros
  • Condo developments along the Riverwalk
  • Close to Downtown Detroit
Cons
  • Some neighborhoods look bad and neglected
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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