5.5 out of 10

The Eye

42.417737909717 -83.2816040433084
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Truly a Little Bit of Everything"

Many flock here as it's close enough to the city but also close enough to the suburbs. Many who work within Redford for example may choose this area as it's closeby and has a good cost of living. It's a great area in that you are located right off of some major streets and therefore accessibility is yours.

Along with that accessibility you can find just about anything that you may need closeby. You have access to good restaurants, stores, and even a bit of nightlife. So you won't have to worry about convenice as you are well located in terms of getting what you need on a daily basis.

This is like so many other neighborhoods within Detroit in that it has some less than stellar areas. Though the good overall outweighs the bad here, there are a few specific areas in need of some help. Overall the area could just use a bit of updating, but nothing major.

This is not a high crime area in general, and so you feel pretty safe here. It's sort of average only in the sense that the updates would really help to make it a truly great area. So you won't do badly here but could potentially do better nearby too. It really is in the middle and you get a bit of everything.
  • Close to Everything You Need
  • Easily Accessible and To Get Around
  • Good Parts To It
  • Public transit is readily available
  • Retail shops on every main street
  • Could Just Use a Bit of Updating
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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

"Just your average Detroit neighborhood"

One of my childhood friends lives on Pickford near Telegraph and Grand River. I have been over there a couple times, plus I drive south down Telegraph a lot and pass this neighborhood frequently.

It's pretty average if you are applying Detroit standards. Like most Detroit neighborhoods, the closer you get to the major streets, the more riff-raff you find congregating around. But it's not terrible, or as bad as some places I have been to.

The homes are older style, and mostly one-story but it was mostly clean and neat the few times I have been through there. I don't know what it's like after dark over here, but if it was awful he definitely would have mentioned it.

I guess one good thing about this neighborhood is that the major streets offer plenty of stores and shops. Telegraph has retail outlets all up and down its length, and Grand River has plenty of stores as well. Seven Mile, McNichols, and Puritan also have bars, stores, and restaurants. There is a big park that is close to Telegraph but there is nothing there really. There is readily available public transit in the way of buses also.

The bottom line is there are some nice homes on the inner residential streets, but there is riff-raff, as I call them on the main streets. I am sure there is some crime going on, I just haven't seen it.
  • Retail shops on every main street
  • Public transit is readily available
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

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