1.7 out of 10

Lawton St, Detroit

Ranked 18th best street in Detroit
42.378446404581 -83.115589503516
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees



"It's not bad by the school"

School an the street. The priest school does help make this street one of the better ones in the area. Lots of vacant grassy areas due to investors buying land and leveling things then doing nothing with the land. There are some nice trees where homes are left. The sidewalk is good because of the school. The street is in good condition. The homes near the school are in good condition as well. This is a decent area. The Fountain apartments might be the safest choice for living in the area. This is not a very mixed area so many will not feel welcome here.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5

"off the beaten path and it sucks too"

I really hated living here. I actually stayed on Lawton for 3 months right by the freeway and wouldn't care to do so again. While the residents in the adjoining apartment complex seemed nice (to an extent), it just wasn't my type of area to live in. It's clear the city doesn't keep the street in good condition either. I almost dislocated my ankle on several occasions while walking out to Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. I couldn't live there again. And it seemed like the cops were being called at least 3 times a night out to various parts of the neighborhood. There's a skunk infestation that pops up over and over again too. I'm glad I moved off that street.

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