2.9 out of 10

Pulaski

42.4378161300886 -82.997694924153
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Shopping Options
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Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Students
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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 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • 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+

"Another bad neighborhood near Greensbriar and Mohican Regent"

My cousin stayed with a relative for a while in the neighboring Greensbriar neighborhood. The street he lived on, Dresden, runs right through Greensbriar and crosses over to this one, Pulaski, at East State Fair Street.

Not much changes when you cross over to this neighborhood. Still a very bad element with high crime and open drug use. You can smell marijuana in the air at all times. The thing is though, the homes are not that bad and neither are the lawns and the streets. The houses are kinda small, and they are not really brick. They all seem to have that cheap white siding. But some of the knuckleheads that live in the area really bring the place down.

Along 7 mile on the edge of the neighborhood is your standard east side Detroit fare: Plenty of buses, fast food joints, boarded up shops, and traffic. You can also find bus stops along Hoover, and Schoenner. There is a little better shopping if you decide to head up to Eight Mile. My cousin did shop over the Bel-Air Center quite a bit.

Overall I wouldn't to live in this neighborhood or the surround Mohican Regent and Greensbriar.
Pros
  • Streets and homes were not totally rundown
  • Buses run througout the area
  • Retail outlets on 7 mile and 8 mile
Cons
  • High crime area and open drug use on some streets
  • Noisy and rowdier the closer you get to the major roads
Recommended for
  • Singles
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • 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 2/5
  • 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+

"Convenient Location But Not Much Else"

It's unfortunate when an area that is so conveneniently located doesn't have much of a draw. This is just off of the main 8 Mile Road that travels through. It is therefore easy to access public transporation amongst other amenities. The unfortunate thing though is that short of that you don't have much nearby.

You don't have much in the way of restaurants except for a few fast food options--even those seem to be a bit run down. It's a bit of a tired community at best and its best years at this point seem to be behind. The price of housing is good and that could be a draw, but there's just not much else to back it up.

You will find some original homeowners here, as there isn't a lot of new traffic coming into the neighborhood. It's not that its' a bad area, it's just in need of updates and improvements. It needs some new breath breathed into it and until then it's just not going to be a hot spot within the Detroit area.

It is close to some suburbs and perhaps that can offer some attraction to potential buyers. If you want to be within the city limits but close enough to the suburbs then this is a good spot. Just go in knowing that there really isn't much in the way of amenities, attractions, or points of interest within this somewhat tired community.
Pros
  • Some Homes Have Been Kept Up On
  • Buses run througout the area
  • Retail outlets on 7 mile and 8 mile
  • Streets and homes were not totally rundown
Cons
  • In Need of Some Major Updates
  • High crime area and open drug use on some streets
  • Noisy and rowdier the closer you get to the major roads
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Sandwiched between city and suburbs"

Just off of East 8 Mile Road, Pulaski is the neighborhood sandwiched between Grosebeck and Gratiot on the city’s east and north sides. Pulaski is not generally looked at as one of the nicer neighborhoods in the city, and can be noisy and busy with traffic and crowds from 8 mile or Gratiot. A number of fast food and dining options, as well as shopping opportunities, are within just a few minutes walk of the neighborhood, but so are a number of areas known to be infested with crimes.

Home values in this neighborhood have remained low, similar to Regent Park right next door. As the neighborhood moves away from Harper Woods from east to west, the communities become a little poorer and a little more bleak. It is more Detroit than suburbs, without the charm and entertainment of the inner city. The Pulaski neighborhood is far enough away from the Eastland shopping center and the nicer neighborhoods of Eastpointe to give it a negative connotation – which it has mostly earned.

The Pulaski area, though, does have a good connection to the rest of the city through Gratiot, offers many bus stops, and is not far from both the De La Salle and Regina schools, as well as East Detroit High School in Eastpointe.
Pros
  • Buses run througout the area
  • Retail outlets on 7 mile and 8 mile
Cons
  • High crime area and open drug use on some streets
  • Noisy and rowdier the closer you get to the major roads
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students

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