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Old 07-21-2013, 08:39 AM
 
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Default Nice areas of Detroit

Are there areas of Detroit that still look intact where there are not a bunch of missing houses. I was trying to find videos on YouTube that would show the denser more urban areas of Detroit people wise and infrastructure wise. Are there areas like that left? Any pictures or videos? It's nice to see that Detroit is getting light rail, it's about time.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:59 AM
 
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There are several areas of Detroit where "there are not a bunch of missing houses". These are a few that come to mind immediately:

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What in the world would ever lead you to believe that a city that covers over 142 square miles and has over 700,000 residents could possibly not have any intact neighborhoods?
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:23 AM
 
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The most urban area would be Downtown and Midtown. At least historically, that's where the highest population densities used to be. The most intact neighborhoods of Detroit tend to be the one that are least urban.

However, Southwest is about the best neighborhood that's retained it's urbanity outside of downtown. But you'd still find a few spots of blight here and there.

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Another and maybe even better option would be Hamtramck. It's pretty much the same as Southwest Detroit but different demographics and is technically a suburb. But there's lots of two-family flats and small bungalow with very narrow spaces between them.

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Old 07-21-2013, 01:21 PM
 
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There are several areas of Detroit where "there are not a bunch of missing houses". These are a few that come to mind immediately:

Home | Historic Indian Village Association

Welcome to Palmer Woods

Welcome Corktown Historical Society

http://shopmidtown.wordpress.com/

What in the world would ever lead you to believe that a city that covers over 142 square miles and has over 700,000 residents could possibly not have any intact neighborhoods?
I don't know. Maybe the fact that there there was 1.8 million people and now there is less than 700,000. There is not much out there showing the good in Detroit. So how would anyone know?
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:24 PM
 
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The most urban area would be Downtown and Midtown. At least historically, that's where the highest population densities used to be. The most intact neighborhoods of Detroit tend to be the one that are least urban.

However, Southwest is about the best neighborhood that's retained it's urbanity outside of downtown. But you'd still find a few spots of blight here and there.

Southwest Detroit | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Southwest Detroit | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Southwest Detroit | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Another and maybe even better option would be Hamtramck. It's pretty much the same as Southwest Detroit but different demographics and is technically a suburb. But there's lots of two-family flats and small bungalow with very narrow spaces between them.

Hamtramck | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Hamtramck | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Hamtramck | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
but Hamtrmck is not Detroit. Not to be a pain I just hate when someone ask about Detroit neighborhoods and the first thing people do is jump to Hamtrmck. We get it, Hamtrmck is urban,completely surrounded by Detroit and its decent etc but its a city of its own, NOT Detroit
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:08 PM
 
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University District, Sherwood Forest, Rosedale, New Center area including Virgina Park, Boston Edison, Arden PArk and a few wothers that escape me.

But yes, there are blocks of blight where only one house is inhabited. Sometimes just one house left standing.

But there are many neighboorhoods.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:30 PM
 
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Are there areas of Detroit that still look intact where there are not a bunch of missing houses. I was trying to find videos on YouTube that would show the denser more urban areas of Detroit people wise and infrastructure wise. Are there areas like that left? Any pictures or videos? It's nice to see that Detroit is getting light rail, it's about time.
I drove through Detroit last year to and from the airport -- it actually looks pretty normal from the expressways. Plenty of traffic, plenty of activity. You can google-map it with the street view and see neighborhoods where nature has reclaimed vacant lots where houses once were, and in the same block see charred ruins of burned houses and then some nicely maintained houses.

You can see cars parked in front of the still lived in homes, some nice cars too if you look at google street views.
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:16 PM
 
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Remember to check the date on Google streeview.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:11 PM
 
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but Hamtrmck is not Detroit. Not to be a pain I just hate when someone ask about Detroit neighborhoods and the first thing people do is jump to Hamtrmck. We get it, Hamtrmck is urban,completely surrounded by Detroit and its decent etc but its a city of its own, NOT Detroit
Yes, I realize that. But to most people that really wouldn't be that big of a difference. I mean, for the most part a lot of old sections of Detroit used to look like Hamtramck and probably were indistinguishable from each other back in the day.

So to me at least, it's still a considerably urban part of Detroit while not Detroit in name.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:52 PM
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What in the world would ever lead you to believe that a city that covers over 142 square miles and has over 700,000 residents could possibly not have any intact neighborhoods?
One word: MEDIA

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Remember to check the date on Google streeview.
2011. Not that long ago.
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