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 2019:
- Indian Village (Homes)
- Palmer Woods (Homes)
- North Rosedale Park (Homes)
- Sherwood Forest (Homes)
- University District (Homes)
- Downtown (Homes)
- Detroit Golf (Homes)
- Jefferies (Homes)
- Rosedale Park (Homes)
- West Side Industrial (Homes)
So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Detroit for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Indian Village looks to be the best Detroit neighborhood to live in.
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.
Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.
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How we determined the best Detroit hoods in 2019
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Detroit, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 88 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, Indian Village.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Detroit, Michigan has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
Rosedale Park is a historic district located in Detroit, Michigan. It is roughly bounded by Fenkell, Outer Drive, Grand River Avenue, Southfield Freeway, Glastonbury Avenue, Lyndon Street and Westwood Drive. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. The Rosedale Park district has the largest number of individual properties of any district nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in Michigan, with 1533.
University District is a neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Located one mile west of Woodward Avenue, the University District is named for its neighbor to the south, the University of Detroit Mercy. The neighborhood is bounded on the north by residential Seven Mile Road, on the south by McNichols Road and the UDM campus, and on the east by the Detroit Golf Club and Golf Club Estates. The western boundary is Livernois Avenue: once known to Detroiters as “the Avenue of Fashion”, this commercial boulevard of small shops is becoming Gallery Row, home to a growing collection of art galleries and art-related businesses.
The Detroit Golf Club is a private golf club located in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan in the middle of a neighborhood area on north side of the city near the University of Detroit Mercy and Palmer Woods Historic District. Bert Way designed the original 6-hole course, then it gradually improved to 9 holes, and finally Donald Ross built the current 36-hole course. The club grounds crew maintains two courses. The North and the South Course. The head pro is Jon Gates. On October 10, 2010 the club and sponsors have expressed interest in a PGA Tour event to be held possibly in the future.
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Detroit
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Detroit where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Detroit aren’t all good. Forest Park takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Detroit.
We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.
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