- Neighborhood in Detroit, MI
Martin Park Reviews
Rating 3.67 out of 5 9 reviews
I just moved to Martin Park a few months ago. The neighborhood is filled with a myriad of gorgeous single family homes that range from approximately 1,500 to 3,500 square feet and a small amount of luxurious two family flats/ duplexes that range from approximately 3,000 to 4500 square feet. Quiet, lowkey, and extremely underrated. This area provides the type of lifestyle in the city of Detroit that the media and some of the more pessimistic documentaries do not show the public. It borders U of D Mercy's campus to the west and it also borders The Detroit Golf Community and the University District to the north. The business district on Livernois is a "stones throw" away, as is Palmer Park. Neighbors appear to take pride in their propertys' and tend to be friendly. Many older residents occupy these homes, hence their strong pride in the appearance of them. Puritan Ave. does border the south of the neighborhood and there are challenges to overcome. But it is beautiful neighborhood.
I have lived in the area since 1991 and find my neighbors to be friendly and concerned about ensuring the property values remain high and crime remain low.
The neighborhood is so quiet and calm there's rarely any violence in the area but when there is any violence and the police is needed they respond on time. The police can be seen very easily either if they are riding past or riding down the block. It is very safe in the area because there are a lot of elderly folks in the area as well.
I had a great experience growing up in the neighborhood that is very quiet and not a lot of violence that goes on in the area. I made so many friends and nice people because everybody is nice and cool and wants to be there when you need them.
Detroit is known for being unsafe and full of crime, not just in the country, but throughout the world. Downtown area of Detroit is quite safe, but emergency services are still slow in times of need. The area I'm writing this review for is quite bad. On the UDM campus, there is public safety which is very reliable and efficient. Of campus, however, is unsafe to venture onto by yourself. If you do go off, you should go with a group of people and try to not hang around in the dark. Crimes have been committed in this area and police are slow, but if you use common sense, you should be fine in this area.
I am originally from a different county and have only lived in this area for a few months, so I haven't really looked into issues like this. However, I do have some knowledge about this area. The response of police, fire, and ambulance services is definitely much slower than it should be. I do not know much about the politics in this area, but from what I know and have heard on the news, the political system is corrupt, and one look at Detroit (excluding downtown) will show this. I do believe, though, that this issue is being resolved, it is just a very long process.
The weather in the summer is nice, the days are warm and sunny and the nights are warm and clear. Sometimes there are big rain storms, but not often. It rains usually once or twice a week, but not enough to ruin a nice summer day. The winter is cold with a substantial amount of snow. The roads can be icy and this weather requires a coat, gloves, and boots. The best way to describe the weather would be called "Michigan weather," which means it is usually normal, but can experience many different, spontaneous changes.
The fall is very beautiful and the temperatures are nice. It is Michigan, so the temperatures in the winter vary each week, but we usually get a lot of snow and are required to wear coats and boots to travel around comfortably.