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Here’s what $170K buys in Detroit right now

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Welcome to this week’s Curbed Comparisons, where we look at homes for sale in different neighborhoods around Detroit. Is one man’s castle another man’s condo? Today, we’re looking at houses within $10,000 of our budget: $170,000.

74 Mclean Street, Highland Park: $169,995

Today, we’re starting with this 2,574-square-foot house in Highland Park. This handsome brick home has a lot of original character, plus some green carpeting, five bedrooms, three baths, and a nice backyard. It’s a block away from Woodward, south of the Davidson and north of Boston-Edison. It could use some updates, but it’s a lot of house for that price.

17215 Santa Barbara: $170,000

In Bagley, this four-bedroom home has recently been updated with a new kitchen, new furnace, and new hot water heater. It has original floors, big living spaces, some original tiling in the bathrooms, and a large kitchen/dining area. It sits on a nice corner lot close to the University of Detroit Mercy and shops and restaurants along Livernois.

9681 West Outer Drive: $179,900

In Rosedale Park, here’s a three bedroom, 1,792-square-foot brick colonial. The house has extra storage in the basement and attic, and has a large backyard with a three-car garage. It’s located near shops and restaurants on Grand River Avenue.

378 Ashland Street: $160,000

If you’re all about that boat life, here’s a three-bedroom bungalow along the east side canals. The listing touts ice skating on the canals in the winter as well—fun! It’s located in Jefferson-Chalmers, close to Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River, and the Pointes.

7445 Woodrow Wilson: $173,000

This three-bedroom bungalow near the Henry Ford Hospital is awfully cute, with historic charm and some modern updates. It also has a big front porch and a one-car garage. It only comes in at 1,200 square feet, and this price could be a little hopeful.


Which home would you choose?

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  • 34%
    74 Mclean Street
    (259 votes)
  • 29%
    17215 Santa Barbara
    (217 votes)
  • 8%
    9681 West Outer Drive
    (66 votes)
  • 6%
    378 Ashland Street
    (51 votes)
  • 20%
    7445 Woodrow Wilson Street
    (149 votes)
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