Brush Park Opportunity Detroit

Neighborhood Spotlight: Brush Park

Brush Park Overview

A mix of apartment buildings and beautiful old homes, surrounded by wide open spaces, just steps from Downtown.

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The Lowdown

Brush Park may be one of Detroit’s most fascinating spots. This neighborhood is sandwiched next to Midtown, Downtown, Eastern Market, and Lafayette Park. The small area is bounded by John R on the west, I-75 on the east, Mack Avenue to the north, and the I-75 service drive on the south and is filled with a mix of stately mansions, crumbling Victorian homes, and low-rise apartment buildings. The remains of what were once grand homes have been removed, leaving wide open swaths of unkempt land, across which you can see straight through to the Renaissance Center and Comerica Park. There aren’t many amenities within the neighborhood, but you’re within walking distance of Whole Foods, Starbucks, and all that Downtown and Midtown have to offer.

The Nitty Gritty

A few small apartment buildings like Carlton Lofts and The Carola, offer rental apartments. There are also some larger homes that have been divided into smaller rental units, like 291 Edmund Place. Expect to pay prices similar to those in Midtown or Downtown, but get a little more space and cool features for your money. Being such a small neighborhood with very few homes, purchases are tough to come by, so if your heart is set on Brush Park, plan in advance and be ready to act when a property you like comes on the market. This neighborhood is eligible for Live Downtown.

Check It Out

  • Park on John R and walk to a baseball game
  • Ride your bike to Whole Foods and Eastern Market and take your feast to the Riverwalk for a picnic.
  • Check out Brush Park BMX and watch expert riders navigate the course.

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