3.1 out of 10

Minock

42.3923491696206 -83.2336802466599
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
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Not great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
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Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • 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 1/5
2yrs+

"Not really a place I would want to raise a family."

My best friend's family fell on hard times and had to move from the suburbs to this house on Auburn St. I hung out around here all the time.

From my experiences, this is not exactly somewhere you would want to live if you had the choice. My friend almost got robbed on Grand River, just walking down the street. Some dudes walked up on him with a gun and tried to force him into an alley. He ran into a shop and the shop owners called the police.

And then here is the kicker: While his father was out of town, somebody firebombed his car right in the driveway! Wow. Nobody was home at the time it happened. We just came back to a charred, burnt out car sitting in the driveway. These are just a couple of examples of this stuff that goes down in this area and why I wouldn't want to live there.

On a positive note. There are many retail outlets along all of the major roadways over here. You've got Grand River, Evergreen, Outer Driver, and Fenkell. There is all sorts of public transportation, although I don't know how safe you will feel waiting at the bus stop.
Pros
  • Major streets close by
  • Busing available
Cons
  • High crime
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"A Rather Unfortunate Area of Town"

The thing about this neighborhood is that it offers some great potential. It has some potentially beautiful parks nearby and it is really accessible by local expressways and major roads. So there are some positive attributes, but even those cant' save this area of town.

This was probably once a wonderful area offering some rich beauty through the parks and what must have been great homes. Unfortunately over time it has become rundown, has many abandoned and even damaged homes, and of course as a result is just not a good spot. This is an area that is full of crime and therefore you don't feel so safe walking around the streets here.

You can find some nice things to say about it, but most of them are based on what used to be representative of this neighborhood. This is a perfect example of waht happens when there isn't a sense of community and when the bad wins out over the good. This area of town may have had good things in the past but they have not carried over into the future.

It is hopeful that this is yet another part of town that may be revitalized, but no real plans yet. Those that live here have access to plenty but many wouldn't opt to live here just to have that convenience.
Pros
  • Accessibility and Public Transport Available
  • Close to Plenty
  • Major streets close by
Cons
  • Overrun Neighborhood and Lots of Damage
  • In Need of Major Improvement
  • High crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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