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Here’s what $250K can buy in Detroit and the suburbs

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Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we look at different homes in various neighborhoods all within the same price range. This week, we’re hitting the road and including homes in both Detroit and the suburbs. We’re looking at houses within $10,000 of our price range: $250,000. Which would you choose? Vote in our poll below.

169 East Cambourne Street, Ferndale: $250,000

We’ll start off right on budget in the middle of Ferndale, with this three bedroom, one-and-a-half bath bungalow. This cute house has a landscaped backyard, a large upstairs bedroom with wood beams, and a basement for either storage or extra living space. It’s located just off of Woodward, close to restaurants and shops in downtown Ferndale.

1235 Longfellow Street, Detroit: $249,000

Also on budget is this brick house in the Boston-Edison neighborhood of Detroit. This home will give you space—it spans over 3,100 square feet. It will need cosmetic upgrades, but still has character in tact like French doors, a tiled fireplace, and original bathroom features. It has five bedrooms and three baths, plus a rec room in the basement. It’s located in a historic neighborhood and it’s a quick drive to restaurants and sports in downtown Detroit.

20691 Wedgewood Drive, Grosse Pointe Woods: $249,900

Here’s a 1,400-square-foot ranch on the east side in Grosse Pointe Woods. This four-bedroom home has a two-car garage, one full and two half baths, a fireplace in the living room, wood floors, and a rec room and bar in the basement. It’s located not too far from Lake St. Clair and close to Grosse Pointe North High School.

906 Forestdale, Royal Oak: $240,000

Over in Royal Oak, here’s a 1920s home that still has a lot of it original charm. Inside, find a fireplace in the living room, three bedrooms, one and a half baths, and a country kitchen. The house also has a deck in the backyard and a two-car garage. It’s located a few blocks off of Woodward, close to Meininger Park.

2221 Columbia Road, Berkley: $249,900

And this cute house in Berkley has three bedrooms, two baths, an updated kitchen, a breakfast nook, hardwood floors, a finished basement, and a two-car garage. It’s located near Eleven Mile and Coolidge Highway, close to many restaurants and retail.


Which $250K home would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    (95 votes)
  • 50%
    (407 votes)
  • 12%
    Grosse Pointe Woods
    (101 votes)
  • 11%
    Royal Oak
    (89 votes)
  • 13%
    (112 votes)
804 votes total Vote Now