Located within Michigan, United States, the city of Melvindale is located in the Detroit metropolitan area.
The character of Melvindale is exemplified by its slower-paced atmosphere. This part of the Detroit metropolitan area is quiet, as the streets are quite peaceful - however noise can be bothersome near one of the railway lines or Fisher Freeway. Lastly, public green spaces, such as Deluca Field and Charles Kemeney Playfield, are especially well-located and there are a few of them nearby for residents to explore, making them easy to reach.
Single detached homes are the main housing type, representing about two thirds of the dwellings in Melvindale, while large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings are the main alternatives in the housing stock. Most of the housing growth in this city occurred prior to the 1960s. This part of the Detroit metropolitan area has quite a good selection of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around two thirds of the dwellings in the city are occupied by home owners whereas the remainder are rented.
Property owners in Melvindale will value that a grocery store is always only a rather short walk away. A limited variety of restaurants and coffee shops can be found as well. When it comes to education, in Melvindale, property buyers will generally be able to reach both primary and secondary schools on foot.
Melvindale is very car friendly. It is a short car ride to the closest highway, such as Fisher Freeway, from any home in this city, and it is especially convenient to park. On the other hand, residents using public transit may find very few options in Melvindale due to the low service level. Nonetheless, the city is served by a few bus lines. Walking in Melvindale is not very popular, despite the fact that running daily errands is easy.