4.1 out of 10

Michigan Martin

42.3276263371562 -83.1220193625681
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Decent Area on the Edge of Town"

If you want to live within Detroit but don't necessarily want to live in the center of things, then this may be a great match. This is closer to nearby Dearborn than it is to the epicenter of Detroit, but that works as a draw for some people. It's not necessarily a hot spot but it's not a bad area either.

There is access to some good restaurants along Michigan Avenue that runs through this neighborhood. You can get to shopping and other amenities pretty easily, though there isn't a ton right here in the neighborhood. It has some nice parts of the neighborhood and some that could use a bit of updating.

Many of the homes are still owned by their original owners and they do take good care of their homes. The rest are a bit outdated and in need of some serious work. So overall it's sort of a mixed bag when it comes to the general feeling of the neighborhood as a whole.

You can get to waht you want to easily, it's a good cost of living, it's close to nearby Dearborn and even the Downriver community, and it's out of the way enough to give you some peace and quiet. It may not be the most sought after area of town but it's not necessarily one to turn away from either.
  • Some Good Peace and Quiet
  • Close Enough to Amenities
  • Near major freeways I-94 and I-75
  • Public transportaion is available
  • Some Areas Here in Need of a Bit of Improvement
  • On the Outskirts of the City
  • Not much going on
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
2/5 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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Plain little area off of Michigan Avenue not far from Dearborn"

Sometimes for traffic or time purposes, we'll take Michigan as a straight shot from I-94 west to I-75. We pass the area on the Michigan side of the neighborhood.

At first glance, this just looks like an older, averaging looking neighborhood bordered by Martin St and Michigan. The homes look like they have been standing for half a century, and most look to be one-story bungalow type houses. There are scattered vacant lots, and older buildings throughout the area.

Except on Michigan, there was not a ton of traffic the few times we drove through there. There were retail stores and shops on Michigan and Martin, and I think Livernois had a few stores and bus stops. There are churches and schools scattered throughout the area as well for families.

If you are anywhere near John Kronk St, the views are pretty bleak and ugly. All you see is wide open spaces and a giant railroad car lot. There is a decent looking park in the next neighborhood over.

This appears to be an area that had a lot going on at one time, but now just kinda exists. It's not really downriver, or downtown. If you can find a decent home on a nice enough looking street, it might worth a look for a low-income individual
  • Near major freeways I-94 and I-75
  • Public transportaion is available
  • Not much going on
  • Ugly views down on John Kronk Street
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Students

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