If you’re looking for a community to call home, consider East English Village, a solid, affordable Detroit neighborhood, right near all the amenities of Grosse Pointe. A small, tightly-knit community on Detroit’s east side, the neighborhood is bound by the I-94 service drive to the north, Cadieux Road to the east, Mack Avenue to the south, and Outer Drive to the west. The neighborhood boasts an interesting mix of affordable homes, built mostly between the 1930s and 1950s. An active neighborhood organization and coordinated investment has kept East English Village one of Detroit’s most solid neighborhoods for many years. Despite being on the city’s far east side, it’s only a 15 minute drive from East English Village to downtown and residents can take advantage of proximity to the retail corridors of the Grosse Pointe communities.
The Nitty Gritty
With a broad range of housing sizes and styles available, prices can vary a bit, but as of November 2014, move-in ready homes could be found for around $50,000. In addition to traditional sales, homes have recently been available through auctions by the Detroit Land Bank. If you’re able to do some home improvement work or move outside the traditional borders, homes can be found nearby for even less.
Check It Out
- Visit nearby Cadieux Cafe for their famous Belgian feather bowling, steamed mussels, and Belgian beers
- Blue Pointe Restaurant offers old school seafood favorites in a classic space to match
- Drive by the historic Alger Theater on Outer Drive at Warren, and visit the Friends of Alger Theater website for ways to support this beautiful gem’s restoration
- Curbed Detroit: East English Village
- Model D: East Side
- East English Village Neighborhood Association
- East English Village Neighborhood Association: Facebook
- Detroit Land Bank: Neighbors Wanted Video, East English Village