5.1 out of 10

Northwest Goldberg

42.3581799713599 -83.091944716503
Great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Public Transport
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Clean & Green
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • 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+

"Used to Have It Going On...But Not Anymore"

Some see great potential when they look at this area, others not so much. There are a lot of vacant lots and abandoned homes and that could mean some great things ahead. Others see that this area that should be full of wonderful amenities due to its location has seen better days.

The problem here is that it used to be an area that had great homes and wonderful amenities, but it wasn't kept up with. There is the draw of the Motown Museum. There is also the fact that it's a very accessible area of town and one that is easy to get in and around. You will also find the fact that it's close to Wayne State and to Henry Ford Hospital appealing. The problem though is that those may be the only big draws here.

This is not the worst part of town, not by a long shot. It however isn't the best part of town either. So you're kind of in the middle with there being a big need for doing something with the vacant lots that line the streets here. Hopeful for the future indeed!
Pros
  • Easily Accessible
  • Potential to Be a Great Area of Town
  • Close to Wayne State and Henry Ford Hospital
  • Good public transit
  • Motown Museum
Cons
  • The Need to Do Something with Empty Lots
  • May Have Seen Better Days
  • Lots of vacant and empty spaces
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"A former nice neighborhood that now seems like a ghost town"

This is the neighborhood of Northwestern High School, which is a decent high school by DPS standards. My cousin Rick went there for a couple of years before transferring.

The neighborhood is average as far as crime, but there is quite a bit of blight. There are a lot of vacant lots, empty store fronts, and brown grass. The whole neighborhood needs an infusion of life and income. Yes, it's near Wayne State and Ford Hospital, but there is not much more to it than that.

Because it is near Wayne State the neighborhood is close to the Lodge, I-94, Woodward Avenue, etc. so you can jump on one of them if you travel to and from a lot.

There are the basic inner-city amenities, as far as little restaurants, fast-food chains, gas stations, and other little retail outlets along the major streets.

The highlight of the neighborhood is the Motown Museum. It's also called Hitsville U.S.A. This is truly a Detroit Landmark, and it does get quite a few visitors. It's on Berry Gordy Jr Blvd. Check it out at least once if you are a fan of Motown Music. I myself have been in there once, and it's a lot of fun.

Other than that, not much is going on around this neighborhood. Would I live there? Probably not.
Pros
  • Motown Museum
  • Close to Wayne State and Henry Ford Hospital
  • Good public transit
Cons
  • Lots of vacant and empty spaces
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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