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Curbed Cup Final Four: (6) University District vs. (15) East English Village

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Which neighborhood should advance to the finals?

Michelle & Chris Gerard

(6) University District

It seems like every other week, we’ve seen houses flipped in the University District, a strong community with beautiful housing stock. We’ve also seen new restaurants opening along the Avenue of Fashion, new bike lanes along Livernois, and increased efforts in revitalization in the surrounding areas.Why is this such a great neighborhood? Here’s one reader comment: “University District is my favorite neighborhood! The homes are beautiful, the neighbors truly care about you, we've been seeing a lot of beautiful renovations popping up over the last summer and Livernois is improving and growing all the time especially with the new Live6 Detroit initiative there!”

(15) East English Village

Whenever we talk about affordable single-family homes in Detroit, East English Village always comes up as a good option. We had quite a few write-in votes for EEV this year. This eastside neighborhood is full of charming single family homes and duplexes, and we’ve seen many renovated and move-in ready this year. It has a strong neighborhood association, and it’s close to a lot of retail and services (it would be nice to have more of that throughout Detroit, FYI). It might not be as trendy as other neighborhoods, but it doesn’t need to be. Many love to call East English Village home.

“I have lived in East English Village for 17 years and absolutely love it. It is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city. Neighbors look out for each other on a daily basis. And our homes are absolutely gorgeous. You will NOT find the level of craftsmanship in the suburbs, or even in other Detroit neighborhoods.”

*Note: This poll is open until 10 a.m. Thursday morning. We’ll announce the final two neighborhoods Thursday afternoon.