5.4 out of 10

Millenium Village

Ranked 14th best neighborhood in Detroit
42.3309376740098 -83.0834290388465
Great for
  • Nightlife
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Students

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice Community with Good Highlights"

You have just about whatever you want nearby or within your grasp. This is truly big city living as it's right about the center of things and yet you have a little bit of peace and quiet if you want it too. This is a neighborhood that is truly turning around and that has some nice restaurants and shops nearby.

You feel safe as you walk through there and many do in the warmer months. You have the draw of some good restaurants and some very affordable living within this neighborhood. It does need some attention but it is definitely on the upswing. This is an area that shows revitalization can take place and really turn things around.

It hasn't improved as quickly as other areas of town but it's getting there. You will still find some abandoned homes or rundown streets, but they are becoming fewer and fewer. The hope is that things continue to improve here and it becomes one of the more sought after areas of town for those that are interested in big city living.
Pros
  • Great Restaurants and Amenities Nearby
  • Improving Areas of Town
  • Close to downtown Detroit
  • Plenty of public transit available
Cons
  • Still Some Bad Areas
  • The Need for Faster Improvement
  • Noisy area with the freeway and ongoing construction
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Decent residential community with some highlights"

When I worked at DTE Energy, my coworkers and I would, weather permitting, walk down Michigan to Slow's Barbecue for lunch. Man, Slow's had some great food. And it was a nice after work place as well, to have a drink and watch a game on one of their mounted flat screen TV's.

We did walk there to save on parking, so we got to see some of the neighborhood bordering Michigan. For example, we could see across to Wabash Street which was OK by downtown standards. Not an overwhelming amount of neglect over on this side, but it was a bit rundown.

It is a busy area, with a lot of traffic and construction going on. So the noise level was bit on the high side. In addition to Slow's there were some other nice bars and restaurants along Michigan as well, although I can't remember the name of the one we used to go to also.

There is quite the abundance of DOT busing in this area, so getting around is no issue. And this is right next to downtown Detroit, so you are only a mile or so from every amenity offered over there. I-75 is the major freeway that surrounds and wraps around the neighborhood. I am not that familiar with the other little pocket of residential homes over near the Bagley area, but it's close to Corktown and Bagley on that side is ok.
Pros
  • Slow's Barbecue on Michigan
  • Plenty of public transit available
  • Close to downtown Detroit
Cons
  • Noisy area with the freeway and ongoing construction
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

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