We now return to our occasional series that seeks to inform people who do not live in Detroit that this city is good for more than political soap opera and abandoned train stations.
The vintage townhouse developments in Detroit's West Village are one of the city's most unexpected surprises. A unit in this beauty was recently going for a bit less than $50,000. The home next door (left) is on sale for $44.9K.
If you lived here, at the near-perfect corner of Parker and St. Paul, you'd be just steps from the more typical wide-open-spaces of Detroit in 2008, but you'd be even closer - just one block away - from shaded Seminole Street, part of Detroit's showpiece Indian Village Historic District. This is one of the most remarkable residential neighborhoods you'll ever find in an American city, architecturally speaking at least.
Listings in Indian Village on Trulia.com currently go as high as $725K, for a nearly 10,000 square foot, 7 BR, 6BA Georgian built in 1914. There are, however, one or two listings elsewhere that top the $1 million mark.