The neighborhood of Lafayette Park is situated in the city of Detroit, Michigan.
Despite the somewhat busy feel, there are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Lafayette Park. It is easy to get to parks in the neighborhood since there are a few of them nearby for residents to discover. Noise can sometimes be an issue in this part of Detroit, as traffic during busier hours of the day can occasionally be loud, although there are still several quieter pockets.
Most of the housing growth in Lafayette Park occurred in the 1960s and 1970s. The sizeable percentage of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of this neighborhood is an important part of its character. Around three quarters of the properties in the neighborhood are occupied by renters while the rest are occupied by owners. This part of the city also has a good choice of unit sizes - it is quite easy to find houses ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is straightforward to access both a general and a specialty grocery store on foot from most homes for sale in this neighborhood. Furthermore, a restaurant is generally just around the corner, and property owners can enjoy a few cafes as well. When it comes to education, it is a very short walk to access both primary and secondary schools from any location in Lafayette Park. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.
Physically active house buyers will be pleased with the reasonably walk-friendly nature of this neighborhood; running common errands is convenient on foot, and there are also a fair number of businesses nearby. Driving is usually the favored transportation option in this part of the city. It is easy to park, and it is a very short car ride to the closest highway, such as Walter P Chrysler Freeway, from any location in Lafayette Park. However, traveling by transit can be at times difficult in this neighborhood due to the low service level. Nevertheless, there are a few bus lines, and bus stops are typically nearby.