Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Detroit, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Detroit neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Detroit are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Detroit for 2018:
- North Rosedale Park (Homes)
- University District (Homes)
- Bagley (Homes)
- Martin Park (Homes)
- Aviation (Homes)
- Detroit Golf (Homes)
- Woodbridge (Homes)
- Art Center (Homes)
- Millenium Village (Homes)
- Grandmont-Rosedale (Homes)
Read on to see how we determined the places around Detroit that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Detroit.
If you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in Michigan check out:
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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Detroit for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Detroit, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.
Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 67 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Detroit.’ We’re lookin’ at you, North Rosedale Park.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Detroit has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
1. North Rosedale Park
Median Income: $70,326
Median Home Value: $74,625
2. University District
Median Income: $91,180
Median Home Value: $134,175
Median Income: $40,140
Median Home Value: $59,413
4. Martin Park
Median Income: $40,253
Median Home Value: $49,525
Median Income: $37,286
Median Home Value: $56,175
6. Detroit Golf
Median Income: $80,087
Median Home Value: $179,340
Median Income: $41,324
Median Home Value: $112,300
8. Art Center
Median Income: $31,560
Median Home Value: $60,050
9. Millenium Village
Median Income: $40,171
Median Home Value: $86,100
Median Income: $34,435
Median Home Value: $54,164
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Detroit
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Detroit where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Detroit:
- Kranz Woods
For more reading, check out:
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Detroit
|1||North Rosedale Park||5,051|
|20||East English Village||3,819|
|26||Conner Creek Ind||1,206|
|31||Eight Mile Wyoming||3,483|
|43||Lasalle College Park||3,179|