7.4 out of 10

Union District

42.4243239242416 -83.1360613268027
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Pest Free
  • Shopping Options
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Schools
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Families with kids

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Fairly large high quality Detroit community by Palmer Park"

We lived in this neighborhood a few years back, before I left home. I had many friends in the area and still visit to this day. This place is called University District, not Union District, because UDM is south of the neighborhood.

One of the hallmarks of a very nice, well-maintained neighborhood is a strong community organization, and this neighborhood has had one for a while. I'm not sure if my parents paid dues or not. I think they did, but it probably wasn't much.

All of the homes and streets in this area are in very good shape. A lot of the houses here having these huge floor plans where they have at least four bedrooms and some have three baths. Our house had a floorplan like this, plus a nice basement. If you have a large family, this could be a good place if you have the money.

The Detroit Golf Club borders the community to the east, but it is a private club for Detroit's big wigs. Still, Palmer Park Golf Course is right around the corner for those who like to tee it up, like me, and of course Palmer Park itself is right there.

Although it is a fairly large neighborhood, residents will have no problems accessing public transportation along the main streets of Seven Mile, Livernois, and McNichols. These streets also have retail outlets, stores, and restaurants as well. And Woodward Ave is not far way for even more shopping. I would definitely live in this neighborhood again.
Pros
  • Very nice middle class homes with tree lined streets
  • Next to major Detroit thoroughfares Seven Mile, McNichols, and Livernois
  • Very solid community organization here
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Good Spot in Town"

This is one of those areas that has some great features to it and therefore it's a sought after neighborhood as a whole. You are located right near the Detroit Golf Club and close to Palmer Park and that not only means that it's an upper scale area but that there is some great recreation nearby as well.

There is a slightly higher cost of living here but anybody who lives here will tell you that it's worth it. The houses are in good shape, and the area as a whole is well taken care of. There is a great neighborhood association here and so you get to feel like a part of the community very easily.

You are close to University of Detroit and that makes it convenient for those taking classes there. Not only that but you can attend sporting events or even some of the great restaurants or bars that are close to campus. You are within the city and close to everything and yet you somehow feel like you have your own little corner of the world here.

You can get to this little part of town easily, it's got everything you need nearby and it's a very safe and connected community. This should be the part of town that people focus on as it has so much to offer and none of the bad stuff that nearby areas do.
Pros
  • Close to Great Recreational Areas
  • Very Safe and Nice Community Feeling
  • Easy to Get To What You Need
  • Next to major Detroit thoroughfares Seven Mile, McNichols, and Livernois
  • Very solid community organization here
  • Next to Detroit Country Club
  • Very nice middle class homes with tree lined streets
Cons
  • Perhaps Slightly Higher Cost of Living
  • Cannot walk to donwtown center
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
2yrs+

"Union District - surrounded by entertainment"

Between Seven Mile and McNichols Road, the Union District neighborhood in Detroit can be accessed from anywhere in the city. Likewise, if you are driving through the area, you can use these major roads to bring yourself wherever you’re going. If you’re staying put in Union District, though, you can enjoy the views and the golf on the Detroit Country Club right next door.

If you’re not a golfer, you can also go soak in the sights and enjoy the recreation of the Palmer Park right next door. With recreation abounding, it is also possible to find plenty to do at night around the campus of the University of Detroit Mercy. This large school features a prominent athletic program, and has a large student population taking in the nightlife of the campus and the surrounding areas.

Just east of the Bagley neighborhood, Union District is slightly more upscale than surrounding areas – and large houses for purchase or rent can be found. With incomes slightly higher than much of the rest of the city, Union District also features a higher median age, a lower crime rate and a bit less of the crowding that plagues some neighborhoods in the immediate areas.
Pros
  • Next to Detroit Country Club
  • Next to major Detroit thoroughfares Seven Mile, McNichols, and Livernois
  • Very solid community organization here
Cons
  • Cannot walk to donwtown center
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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