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Detroit home comparisons: What $175K buys right now

Welcome to this week’s Curbed Comparisons, where we look at homes for sale in different neighborhoods around Detroit. Today, we’re looking at houses within $10,000 of our budget: $175,000.

4344 Kensington: $179,000

We’ll start this week in East English Village, where this three-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath home falls in our price range. It has a fireplace in the living room, a layout that flows from one room to another, a new kitchen, a balcony, a deck, and a two-car garage. It’s located in a neighborhood with a strong community association, near shops and amenities in Grosse Pointe.

14925 Penrod: $169,900

Way across town in Rosedale Park is this adorable three-bedroom bungalow. This house has great curb appeal, a handsome stone fireplace, new carpeting, an attic space for storage, a screened-in porch, and a small, new garage. It sits near shops and restaurants along the busy Grand River Avenue commercial corridor in northwest Detroit.

1714 Longfellow: $180,000

This Boston-Edison home lands in our price range this week. It’s coming in with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a new roof, and a funky basement. This one could definitely use some updating, but it’s a low price to get into the historic neighborhood. It’s located north of New Center, near Henry Ford Hospital, the Fisher Building, and a short drive downtown.

6533 E Jefferson Avenue, Unit 320: $180,000

If loft living is what you’re looking for, this Rivertown one-bedroom unit is coming in at the top of our price range. It has an updated kitchen and exposed brick, and the building has a pool, fitness center, and security. It’s located right across from Belle Isle, close to the Villages. HOA fees are $450 per month here.

560 East Philadelphia: $175,000

The North End continues to be one of the more confusing neighborhoods in the city. It has great proximity to area attractions—Midtown, the DMC, the DIA, Wayne State, New Center—but there’s a huge gap between houses that are move-in ready and those that need to be renovated. This four-bedroom house has new systems and new finishes in the kitchen and bathroom.


Which Detroit home would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    East English Village
    (265 votes)
  • 19%
    Rosedale Park
    (120 votes)
  • 18%
    (114 votes)
  • 10%
    Rivertown loft
    (67 votes)
  • 9%
    North End
    (57 votes)
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Lofts at Rivertown

6533 East Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48207