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Curbed Cup Final Four: (7) East English Village vs. (14) Grandmont Rosedale

Homes in East English Village
Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

The Curbed Cup is our annual award for the neighborhood of the year. We’re starting with 16 neighborhoods (with some close ones combined), and we’ll vote over the next few weeks until we’re down to one. Voting is open for 24 hours. Let the eliminations commence!

East English Village

Last year, East English Village came out of nowhere to rally and win the Curbed Cup. They even made their own trophy! It’s a tight-knit east side neighborhood with a strong neighborhood association. Here’s a testimonial from a resident:

“My husband and I have lived in this great EEV community for 25 years. Besides touting the strong turnout at our monthly meetings (100+), newsletter hand-delivered monthly to each home and business, our own EEV app & website, strong partnership with the officers at the 5th Precinct, annual events such as our Garage Sale, Home & Garden Tour, Angels Night(s) Ride-Along & Pot Luck Dinner, Landscaping, Halloween & Christmas Decorating Contests and Annual Holiday Party, Garden Club, Lost Pets, Volunteer Security Patrol, Private Security & Snow Removal Services – "There’s more to a great neighborhood than shops and restaurants . . . although, admittedly, that would be a bonus to our EEV community. But here in EEV, we are a beautiful neighborhood that always comes together ~ puts quality of life at the top of the priorities ~ AND where everyone knows your name! We’re definitely the "CHEERS" of all Detroit communities! One thing for certain, EEV residents do love our little corner of the "D"!”

Grandmont Rosedale

Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

The neighborhoods in Grandmont Rosedale have lovely old single-family and multi-family homes in a dense area in northwest Detroit. It’s one of the best neighborhoods to find more affordable family homes in the city. The Grand River commercial corridor continues to add more businesses and restaurants; you’ll see colorful murals on the sides of many. And in nearby Old Redford (just past the Meijer), plans are in the works to improve revitalize vacant buildings, landscape vacant lots, and rehab old homes. Could the 2012 winner make another run for the coveted (fake) trophy?