6.6 out of 10

Midtown

Ranked 12th best neighborhood in Detroit
42.3451137629779 -83.0618645088969
Great for
  • Schools
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • 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 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Some Good Points"

This used to be an area that was completely run down and had little to offer...but times are changing! With the collection of great restaurants here such as Slow's BBQ and The Whitney amongst other things, this area is having new life breathed into it. This provides hope not only for the Midtown area, but also for other areas of town in a similar situation.

There used to be nothing but rundown homes and abandoned lots nearby but that is on the turnaround. There is a lot of space being rented out to retail stores, restaurants, and mixed use buildings that make for an excellent potenital for this arae of town. You are already seeing more and more people interested in living in this area of town and that's good for everyone.

This is accessible since it's located right near the Lodge expressway and close to Grand River. It's located right near the Medical Center so it makes for a nice place to live if you work nearby. You have access to some great amenities and overall this is a great area of town.

It does need some work which is happening, but not as fast as some people may like. There are some great points about this area of town and it is on the rise and heading for wonderful new things.
Pros
  • Wonderful Amenities
  • Some Good Revitalization Efforts Happening Here
  • Major Improvements to Come
  • Affordable housing for college students
  • Nestled between Wayne State University and Downtown
  • The Whitney Restaurant, a Detroit classic.
Cons
  • Some Areas In Need of Help
  • Improvements Not Happening As Fast As Some Would Like
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Run down neighborhood that is nestled right between Wayne State and Downtown"

The best thing about this neighborhood is that it has one of the most well-known restaurants in Detroit, the Whitney. The Whitney was a mansion that was built like a hundred years ago, but has been open for years as a restaurant. The food is might tasty in here. You definitely get what you pay for, check it out if get the chance.

As far as the surrounding neighborhood, ugh...completely run down. Blight and neglect are staples of this area. The funny thing is, you can see all the gorgeous buildings of downtown Detroit from streets like Cass and Woodward, while you are surrounded by poverty. And as you know crime follows poverty closely. Definitely do not be caught around here at night.

The good thing about the neighborhood other than the Whitney is that is of course right next to the downtown area. You don't have to travel far to do anything you want downtown, and there are buses running down Woodward.

I've heard also that there is some inexpensive housing for college students who are attending Wayne State, but you are still in a rundown part of Detroit. Unless I was a college student looking for affordable housing, I wouldn't live around here.
Pros
  • Nestled between Wayne State University and Downtown
  • Affordable housing for college students
  • The Whitney Restaurant, a Detroit classic.
Cons
  • Ugly, blighted areas all throughout the area
Recommended for
  • Students

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Unranked Streets in Midtown

2nd Ave

1.5/5
"Gets better closer to the Universty"
42.3447107534378 -83.0628747272202

4th St

3.5/5
"A good neighbor"
42.3461220808342 -83.0674094688824
"Diversity and Desparity"
42.3382360267687 -83.0634413273121

Park Ave

3.5/5
"Nice street in a run down area"
42.3403396537193 -83.0556345404907

Prentis St

3.5/5
"Great for students"
42.3522831910487 -83.0671860085574

Sproat St

1/5
"Abandoned parking lots, and vacant factories"
42.3412147373233 -83.0569022123152

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