50 reviews
  1. Suburb of Detroit, MI
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$94,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$932
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%

Allen Park Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    113
    264
  • Murder
    4
    5
  • Rape
    33
    37
  • Robbery
    40
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    319
    575
  • Theft
    1,477
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    218
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,655
National
$53,046
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Allen Park Reviews

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It's pretty nice. My street is especially aesthetic in the fall because we have a lot of trees that change color. Unfortunately, like so many places in Michigan, we have a lot of potholes in the area. Also, on M39 in Allen Park, the police seem to act like giving tickets on its freeway is their only source of income. The thing is, they seem to pull people over that go 2mph over the speed limit when they should really focus on the people who constantly switch lanes often without even indicating.
Allen Park is a small town, but its full of fun. It has clean streets and lots of parks. New restaurants have been popping up recently including Griffs Pub and Luke & Lulu's, both are amazingly delicious. The community center has a nice little fitness center and hosts lots of classes and community events. I've lived in several different communities over the years but Allen Park is by far the safest and friendliest.
Overall, it gives a warm sense of community many friendly faces as you are passing by, even walking around the block people will often stop and chit-chat for awhile. People tend to stay for a long time especially raising families in the area, it has great choices for education whether it be public or private, and it is close enough to expressways to make driving towards the larger universities easy. The events leave something to be desired, but being a smaller community this is to be expected, there are farm markets and the annual craft show which draws quite a bit of attention.