9.5 out of 10

Palmer Woods

42.4341449192158 -83.1239244310134
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
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  • Families with kids
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The Best of the Best"

This area of town is nothing short of amazing! The homes here are just gorgeous and the neighborhood as a whole is well kept and really beautiful. If you are interested in living within the city limits but yet want to be close enough to the suburbs, this makes for a nice blend.

Sure the cost of living may be a bit higher here but it is well worth it. You get gorgeous surroundings in terms of the homes that are part of your very own community. There are parks nearby so it makes for a nice spot for families with children. It's also close to the State Fair grounds and to Ferndale. You will find just about everything you need running down Woodward in terms of restaurants, stores, and even some nightlife.

People tend to move here as they want to spend their hard earned money on a beautiful home. This is a great way to be part of the city of Detroit and be in a safe and very peaceful environment. You feel perfectly safe walking down the street here and there is a true sense of community for all that live here. You will likely end up with great neighbors as everyone takes such excellent care of their own property.

This is where you move if you have money to spend and want the house to show for it. This is truly the best of the best, and though you will pay for it you will surely get your money's worth. You have easy accessibility, the convenience of getting to just about anything you need in terms of amenities, and of course gorgeous homes and surroundings.

For those that are interested in being a part of the city of Detroit and picking a beautiful spot, you simply can't go wrong here!
Pros
  • Fantastic Sense of Community Here
  • Gorgeous Homes and Surroundings
  • Everything That You Could Want Nearby
  • Beautiful area with nice expensive homes
  • Beautiful Architecture
  • Fantastic Schools
  • Very strong neighborhood with many amenities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Palmer Woods – Where Architecture Steals the Show"

Whether you move to Palmer Woods or just take a casual drive through, you will never grow tired of marveling at the phenomenal architecture. Most houses boast a Tudor or Colonial Revival style and sit on a lot large enough to get pretty creative with landscaping. This is the type of neighborhood where people have elaborate gardens and gorgeous outdoor décor.

This is where Detroit’s elite come to live. It’s clean, manicured, safe and fit for a family. Although the neighborhood falls in the Detroit School District, residents attend the best ones, where teachers actually care. To ensure the safety of all residents, the community participates in a voluntary neighborhood association and has its own security service, which is probably why the area is never in the news.

Although there aren’t many residents in Palmer Woods that will need public transportation, the neighborhood is bordered by 7 mile and Woodward, where busses run; do not expect them to be on time though. You are also close to I-94 and John C. Lodge Fwy, so commuting to work in surrounding cities is not a problem.

There is always something to do close by if you live in Palmer Woods too, because the downtown area is minutes away. You will find an endless selection of restaurants, bars and nightclubs as well as the Detroit Historical Society, Greektown Casino, Detroit Institute of Arts and the Fisher Music Center.
Pros
  • Beautiful Architecture
  • Fantastic Schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Palmer Woods - scenic and safe"

Palmer Woods is among the most upscale of all Detroit neighborhoods. It is not far from the State Fairgrounds, and provides one of the safest and most peaceful experiences in the Detroit metropolitan area – as well as one of the most scenic and serene. The Palmer Woods neighborhood is just northwest of the intersection of Woodward and Seven Mile Road. It is near Chaldean Town and Sherwood Park, and features some of the most expensive and most breathtaking houses in the city.

The real beauty of Palmer Woods is in its lush surroundings and its tree-lined streets. Many residential communities offer large houses with big yards and natural vegetation., Tree gardens are a common theme, and this city is among the highest in home value and incomes. Accordingly, it has also maintain a low crime rate, a higher education rate and a lower unemployment rate. It is within a short drive of a number of the city’s best schools, as well as a variety of entertainment and dining options.

Living in Palmer Woods gives you the ability to squeeze the most out of your experience in the city of Detroit, and the Music in Homes Concerts and a number of other soirees define the upscale entertainment of the area.
Pros
  • Beautiful area with nice expensive homes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Very nice neighborhood close to the State Fairgrounds"

My friend worked at a drug rehab center, and the center's doctor lived in this neighborhood. He was friendly with the doctor and we went over to his house twice.

I had heard that this was a very nice neighborhood, but coming here confirmed it. You see lots of trees, very nice looking homes and lawns, and nice cars. It seems like all the really great neighborhoods in Detroit have these strong neighborhood associations, and this one has one as well.

To be honest, I was surprised that a neighborhood like this could be located this close to Eight Mile and Woodward, which is rather notorious in Detroit. But according to the doc, this neighborhood even had private security. Wow. Like I said it's nice, but it might not be that affordable for some.

The neighborhood is bordered by major streets Seven Mile and Woodward. All kinds of retail outlets, stores, and shops are in this area. Buses run down both Woodward and Seven mile for the few who don't have cars. Another bonus is that there is a police station right on 7 mile near the Woodward intersection

There is also a very large and scenic cemetary bordering the neighborhood along Woodward. It kind of makes the area quiet, respectful, and peaceful. Definitely recommended.
Pros
  • Very strong neighborhood with many amenities
  • Beautiful area with nice expensive homes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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