These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Detroit


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Detroit are the best of the best.

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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:

  1. North Rosedale Park
  2. Rosedale Park
  3. Indian Village
  4. Grandmont
  5. University District
  6. Sherwood Forest
  7. Bagley
  8. Berg-Lasher
  9. Detroit Golf
  10. Art Center

Read on to see how we determined the places around Detroit that deserve a little bragging rights. Would you rahter live outside of the city? Check out the best suburbs around Detroit.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Detroit?

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.

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1. North Rosedale Park

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,823
Median Home Price: $103,975
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,018
Unemployment Rate: 8.8%

2. Rosedale Park

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,228
Median Home Price: $103,175
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,150
Unemployment Rate: 9.3%

3. Indian Village

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,333
Median Home Price: $210,250
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,722
Unemployment Rate: 6.7%

4. Grandmont

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,622
Median Home Price: $69,267
Crimes Per 100K People: 6,322
Unemployment Rate: 7.1%

5. University District

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,109
Median Home Price: $173,475
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,722
Unemployment Rate: 7.6%

6. Sherwood Forest

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,129
Median Home Price: $196,900
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,722
Unemployment Rate: 11.6%

7. Bagley

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,488
Median Home Price: $87,607
Crimes Per 100K People: 6,338
Unemployment Rate: 13.9%

8. Berg-Lasher

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,053
Median Home Price: $85,760
Crimes Per 100K People: 6,465
Unemployment Rate: 7.2%

9. Detroit Golf

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,223
Median Home Price: $205,920
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,722
Unemployment Rate: 8.6%

10. Art Center

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,586
Median Home Price: $178,300
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,226
Unemployment Rate: 10.1%

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:

  1. Chaldean Town
  2. Nw Goldberg
  3. Core City

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Detroit

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
North Rosedale Park 1 4,823 $103,975 4,018 8.8%
Rosedale Park 2 3,228 $103,175 4,150 9.3%
Indian Village 3 1,333 $210,250 2,722 6.7%
Grandmont 4 2,622 $69,267 6,322 7.1%
University District 5 2,109 $173,475 2,722 7.6%
Sherwood Forest 6 1,129 $196,900 2,722 11.6%
Bagley 7 12,488 $87,607 6,338 13.9%
Berg-Lasher 8 4,053 $85,760 6,465 7.2%
Detroit Golf 9 1,223 $205,920 2,722 8.6%
Art Center 10 1,586 $178,300 4,226 10.1%
Downtown 11 4,284 $119,900 3,344 7.4%
Grandmont-Rosedale 12 11,054 $72,200 7,131 10.9%
Blackstone Park 13 2,629 $68,167 6,350 10.9%
Martin Park 14 4,608 $65,175 7,800 9.5%
Aviation 15 3,679 $63,025 7,264 12.0%
Midtown 16 6,614 $151,120 5,585 8.5%
Woodbridge 17 1,943 $130,200 5,675 12.9%
West Village 18 1,015 $56,100 6,929 11.6%
Conner Creek Ind 19 1,027 $116,150 7,055 10.6%
Morningside 20 15,476 $66,579 8,086 13.1%
Belmont 21 2,560 $57,700 8,167 10.0%
Regent Park 22 5,051 $74,267 7,523 14.0%
Millenium Village 23 1,274 $104,300 6,748 11.5%
Park 24 3,776 $61,060 7,315 8.4%
Lafayette Park 25 4,528 $78,100 6,860 12.3%
Virginia Park 26 2,200 $86,500 7,844 14.4%
Russell Woods 27 2,982 $62,275 8,449 14.4%
Chandler Park 28 1,677 $70,367 8,921 10.4%
Brush Park 29 1,188 $199,000 4,202 17.9%
Castle Rouge 30 2,066 $51,800 7,657 12.1%
East English Village 31 3,842 $68,062 7,365 14.4%
Boynton 32 6,760 $57,009 8,559 9.8%
Mohican Regent 33 2,971 $55,625 8,424 15.6%
Lasalle Gardens 34 1,583 $56,250 9,236 9.9%
Five Points 35 2,325 $61,300 7,707 13.3%
Springwells 36 13,528 $50,869 9,461 11.5%
Wayne State 37 3,437 $101,450 7,087 12.2%
Eight Mile Wyoming 38 4,002 $59,260 8,713 16.6%
Minock Park 39 1,203 $78,800 8,316 15.5%
Elmwood Park 40 6,084 $81,775 7,875 15.3%
Lasalle College Park 41 4,086 $63,400 9,489 21.2%
Southwest Detroit 42 15,641 $53,545 9,805 13.6%
Fitzgerald 43 7,866 $54,140 9,588 13.5%
Jefferson Chalmers 44 6,622 $54,329 8,606 13.3%
Barton-Mcfarland 45 9,755 $54,792 9,001 16.7%
The Eye 46 3,862 $51,775 8,968 16.7%
Greensbriar 47 3,738 $62,400 9,468 28.3%
Franklin Park 48 9,964 $52,800 8,634 17.8%
Weatherby 49 1,802 $66,833 9,065 20.6%
Warrendale 50 19,349 $49,405 9,139 19.7%
Medical Center 51 1,162 $0 0 15.8%
Grandale 52 6,874 $51,518 9,353 13.1%
Van Steuban 53 6,648 $55,957 9,336 18.6%
Fishkorn 54 3,496 $60,700 9,176 16.0%
Islandview 55 5,612 $47,386 8,523 15.1%
Briggs 56 1,532 $88,400 8,667 16.3%
Hubbard-Richard 57 1,541 $45,000 9,289 6.5%
Riverdale 58 5,672 $62,800 8,895 17.8%
Petosky-Otsego 59 9,529 $59,389 9,272 16.3%
Conant Gardens 60 1,350 $57,550 8,991 25.9%
Ravendale 61 2,595 $50,060 9,879 15.7%
Kranz Woods 62 3,901 $54,680 9,335 18.6%
Pulaski 63 5,796 $47,517 9,940 19.8%
Brightmoor 64 10,092 $58,642 9,319 17.5%
Core City 65 3,494 $53,220 9,465 13.1%
Nw Goldberg 66 2,064 $44,525 9,890 8.8%
Chaldean Town 67 1,344 $18,000 10,889 14.1%

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