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Neighborhood Spotlight: University District

University District Overview

Elegant single-family homes nestled in a historic neighborhood.

University-District-HomesThe Lowdown

Named for the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), its neighbor to the south, this historic district is known for its beautiful homes boasting a variety of architectural styles. Located one mile west of Woodward Avenue, the district is bounded on the north by Seven Mile Road, with McNichols Road and the UDM campus to the south, the Detroit Golf Club and its estates to the east, and Livernois Avenue to the west. Most of the homes were built in the 1920s and 30s during the “Golden Age of Housing,” and offer a mix of English Tudors, American Colonial, French Provincial and a host of other stately architectural styles. Home highlights include elaborate stone, brick, and marble exteriors and intricate interiors with oak paneled libraries, crystal chandeliers, stained glass windows, hardwood floors and other attractive details. Nearby neighborhood amenities include a community garden, golf course, libraries, tennis courts, and the Northwest Activities Center.

The Nitty Gritty

The stately single-family home prices generally range from $50,000-$150,000, you can find a quality move-in ready home at this price point. Many homes maintain their historic integrity. Homeowners in the University District may be eligible to receive Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (NEZ) tax incentives (click here to learn more about the NEZ tax exemption).

Check It Out

  • The 115 year-old Detroit Golf Club offers social events, bowling leagues, swimming, tennis, and of course, golf!
  • The world-renowned Baker’s Keyboard Lounge is a must-visit.
  • The University District’s strong community association (UDCA) hosts tours and events, and they keep this bustling community connected.
  • Take a trip to the Avenue of Fashion for salons, shops, restaurants, and art galleries.



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  1. Anon. 6:39,You’re right. Those houses have been strpepid to the bones like cars in Chicago. The spike in copper prices has corresponded to a rise in stripping of buildings even in urban areas in Ontario that are not depressed. The land still retains value. Not exactly conducive to economic growth.

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