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Know Your Neigborhood: Web Resources for Detroit

Neighborhoods

Avenue of Fashion

The Avenue of Fashion is located in Northwest Detroit along Livernois between McNichols and 8 Mile.  A variety of shops, galleries, and cafes can be found along the corridor. 

Historic Boston-Edison Association

Contains over 900 homes built between 1905 and 1925.  Some of its early residents included Henry Ford, Sebastian Kresge, and Joe Louis.  The Association, founded in 1921, is the oldest continuous neighborhood association in the City. 

Inside Southwest Detroit

Inside Southwest Detroit.

This site started as a student project, but has evolved into a passion to highlight the community and the people of southwest Detroit.  Take a virtual tour of some of its neighborhoods, including Hubbard Farms, Oakwood Heights, and the Michigan Avenue Corridor. 

North Rosedale Park

North Rosedale Park Civic Association.

Located in northwest Detroit and made up of over 1,700 homes built in the 1920s and 1930s.  Has its own private park and community house. 

Palmer Woods

An exclusive neighborhood of large homes designed by such famous architects as Frank Lloyd Wright, Minoru Yamasaki, and Albert Kahn.  

People for Palmer Park

This group is dedicated to the preservation and revitalizing of Palmer Park.  Volunteers help keep the 13 miles of walking and biking trails cleared of debris and provide many activities all year long including the annual architectural tour held in the fall and Log Cabin Days held in the summer.

Sherwood Forest

This historic neighborhood borders Palmer Woods and has over 435 homes built in the 1920s and 1930s.

University District Community Association

This historic neighborhood, adjacent to the University of Detroit Mercy, was established in the 1920s and comprised of 1400 homes. 

The Villages of Detroit

Located three miles east of downtown along the Detroit River, the Villages consist of: Berry Sub; East Village; Gold Coast; Indian Village; Island View & English Village; and West Village.

Local Organizations

Business Leaders for Michigan

Formerly Detroit Renaissance.

"Leadership for greater Detroit's economic growth."

Detroit Historic District Commission

Find city ordinances, design guidelines with paint and color guides, resource lists, and historic district maps with links to historic homes and properties.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

A local organization within the national Local Initiatives Support Corporation network, the largest community development  support organization in the nation. 

Preservation Detroit

This non-profit organization is dedicated to preserving Detroit's neighborhoods and architectural structures.  Provides links to historic housing, reports, and newspaper articles.

Southwest Solutions

This non-profit corporation is focused on creating a more viable and livable community in southwest Detroit.

Detroit: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary

National Park Service.

Find information with a map of historic places in Detriot. 

Detroit - The History and future of the Motor City

Reynolds Farley and Judy Mullin, University of Michigan.

Includes information on Detroit's population trends, residential segregation trends, and historic population maps, as well as information on historical buildings, places, and events.  

Huff Post Detroit

This free news site focuses on Detroit and the metro area. 

MetroMode

This weekly magazine focuses on growth and development in Southeast Michigan.  Includes interesting articles on local cities, businesses, and resources. 

Metropolis

Includes the journals Metropolis, Sustainable Metropolis, Tropical Green, and Urban Journal.   Access available to many of the articles for  non-subscribers. 

Model D

This weekly magazine features articles on the transformation of Detroit, highlighting the arts, culture, and neighborhoods within the city.

Yes! Magazine

Positive Futures Network.

Each issue focuses on a theme to promote a positive future.

Sandra H. Wilson

Associate Librarian
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wilsonsh@udmercy.edu
313-578-0577

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