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Old 07-16-2008, 02:23 PM
 
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What can you tell me about the Lafayette Park area? In particular, how safe is it? I'm considering moving to one of the high rises-- I know the buildings are pretty secure, but am I going to be stuck inside once the sun sets?
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:58 PM
 
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There are very, very few Detroit City residents who post on this forum. There is another website where you will find plenty of Detroit residents online, and most of them live in and around downtown Detroit. The website is called DetroitYES - Uniting the International Family of Communities surrounding the Straits of Detroit.

From what I know Lafayette Park is a safe and very conveniently located community.
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:57 AM
 
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From what I know Lafayette Park is a safe and very conveniently located community.
Based on the 'TROY' discussion forum...I realized that some of those Detroit areas, I haven't examined before. I have examined Mexicantown, Corktown, and Midtown. Just searched for Lafayette Park and found this thread, and your response here as well.

Never even heard of 'Lafayette Park'...can you tell me more about that area?

By the way, this link to this Detroit forum is very interesting as well!
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:50 AM
 
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You are an urban kind of guy, and currently Detroit does not offer a great many vibrant urban options, but Lafayette Park may work for you.

I mentionLafayette Park because:

1) it's walking distance to Downtown

2) its safe, well-maintained, with great people

3) nationally acclaimed design

4) There's a park and elementary school in the middle of the development. It is has a suburban-styled shopping center.

Mies van der Rohe, Lafayette Park - Homes - Dwell

Detroit Free Press - September 24, 2006* - 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF LAFAYETTE PARK: Urban oasis (http://downtowndetroit.org/ddp/newsroom/detroit_free_press_September_24_2006.htm - broken link)

From your other posts, you are looking for a brick house. You should consider Woodbridge a try. Prices are depressed in the city, and you might be able to get a great deal in a great architecturally unique neighborhood, and be within walking distances of bars, restaurants, and cultural attractions.

Also, you should consider "The Villages" Area, a collective of 6 neighborhoods 3-4 miles east of Downtown Detroit. There aren't too many retail options over there, but it is very close to Downtown, Midtown, Eastern Market, Riverwalk, etc.

A cheap house in West Village
1419 Seyburn St, Detroit, MI 48214, MI Real Estate & Detroit Homes for Sale
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