6.9 out of 10

Lafayette

Ranked 10th best neighborhood in Detroit
42.3406971923365 -83.0350561276254
Great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Childcare
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Nice Little Area of Town"

Out with the old and in with the new...that's what we see in this little part of town! The recent demolition of the apartment building that sat vacant for years gave way to some really great things happening here. It's always been a nice neighborhood in a great location and now there is some great potential for revitalization.

The homes are well kept, the area is safe, and one of the biggest draws is that it happens to be close to Greektown. That means that it's right in the center of the activity, close to great restaurants, nightlife, and even the casino. That also means that it's not far from the sport stadiums in town and therefore you can get to everything easily and feel safe walking there.

Many are finding that this area offers a good cost of living and that it's accessible as it happens to be close to the expressways. This is easy to get to, easy to get around, close to everything, and there are some nice housing options. If you truly want to be in the center of everything and feel safe walking to everything you could ever want, then this is a great spot of town.
Pros
  • Good Cost of Living
  • Close to Everything
  • Amenities close by
  • Close to Greektown
  • Cost of living not sky-high
Cons
  • May Find Parking to Be an Issue
  • Sub-standard grocery store next to the complex
  • Young people speeding on Lafayette
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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+

"Trendy neighborhood thats not far from Greektown"

I used to live in the Lafayette Towers on Orleans Street. Lafayette Towers is a huge, twin high-rise apartment in the Lafayette neighborhood, right down the street from Greek Town. I lived in a two-bedroom with a friend and it was not bad as far as price. There is a grocery store right next to the complex but the produce and meat was not fresh enough for my liking, so I shop elsewhere. There is a little video store and also a Thai restaurant next to the grocery store, and I frequent them often.

To get to Greek town all I have to do was go down Orleans, then make a right at Lafayette Street and cross I-75. The entire area is neat and clean; although when it gets warm out the riff-raff drive their cars up and down the streets a bit too fast. I really like that little night club, Intus, on Lafayette. I have been there a few times and have always enjoyed myself. Because it’s right downtown near the casinos, this neighborhood either has all the amenities you look for, or they are very close by. Schools and hospitals are close by as well. One of my favorite neighborhoods to hang out in when I go downtown.
Pros
  • Close to Greektown
  • Cost of living not sky-high
  • Amenities close by
Cons
  • Young people speeding on Lafayette
  • Sub-standard grocery store next to the complex
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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