Where to Buy Real Estate in Detroit!

Where to Buy Real Estate in Detroit!

With the city of Detroit in full recovery and Detroit neighborhoods on the upswing, home owners are finding incredible value for their money by moving to the city. For example, check out one of our most recent listings…1991 Chicago Blvd. The house is a 3,500 SF, 6 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, completely renovated (by Motor City Design Build), three story colonial. Click here for the current listing and photos of the completed project.

The house is currently on the market for $439,000. Comparable properties in the suburbs of Detroit are selling for north of $800,000! It’s this kind of value that is attracting people to move back to the city of Detroit.

The question is which neighborhoods are the safest and represent the best opportunity for homeowners. To help you with this, we thought we would share what Team Virkus sees as the best placing to buy. This is a summary of the hottest areas:

The Woodward strip from downtown to mid-town

This strip basically starts at the General Motors and Quicken Loans headquarters through the entertainment district which includes Tigers Stadium, Ford Field and where they will be building the new Red Wings stadium. The strip then continues to Wayne State University.



This is the oldest village in the city of Detroit where the old Tigers Stadium was located. Corktown has a very unique character to it as it is made up of mainly historical single family residences.


Mexican Village

This area is located just outside of Corktown and houses some of the best Mexican restaurants in the city, as well as, one of the best grocery stores…the Honey Bee La Comena.

mexican village


This area is located just to the east of the city where the old Strohs Brewery was located. It is mainly made up of loft style apartments close the Detroit River.


Some other areas to consider are the micro-neighborhoods where the top Automotive Executives build incredible homes just outside of the city. Some of these areas include:

Historical Indian Village

Occupied by primarily doctors, lawyers and business owners, Indian Village is a Historic area that offers family friendly, upscale living with an urban twist. This tight knit community is filled with quaint coffee shops and other stores where residents can find all they need. Among these are the Indian Village Market, and the Food Express Market.

indian village

Historical Sherwood Forest

The Sherwood Forest community was established in 1917 and contains 437 beautiful, architecturally stunning homes. Touted as one of the safest neighborhoods in Detroit, association fees include allocation for paid private security patrols.

sherwood forest

Palmer Woods Historical District

The Palmer Woods Historic District is a residential historic district bounded by Seven Mile Road, Woodward Avenue, and Strathcona Drive in Detroit, Michigan. There are approximately 289 homes in the 188-acre district.

palmer woods

University District

The University District is a neighborhood located one mile west of Woodward Avenue south of Seven Mile. The University District named for its neighbor to the south, the University of Detroit Mercy.

university district

Boston Edison District

The Historic Boston Edison district is located just a few miles away from Downtown and features some of the city’s most magnificent homes. The neighborhood is situated near several charter schools, and includes a number of family residences with children of all ages.

boston edison district

If you want help navigating a recovering city, let us know. We’d enjoy the opportunity to help!

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Written by Brent Virkus

Brent Virkus

Brent Virkus is President and CEO of Motor City Design Build and Member of Team Virkus. Brent has been in the Real Estate and Investment industry for over 20 years. | brent@motorcitydesignbuild.com | (586) 854-9203