Green Acres

Green Acres is famous for its historic atmosphere, tree-lined streets, and stunning home variety.

Welcome to Green Acres

Historic beauty and well-kept homes meet convenience
 
Bounded by 8 Mile Road to the north, Pembroke on the south, Livernois Avenue on the west, and Woodward on the east, Green Acres is famous for its historic atmosphere, tree-lined streets, and stunning home variety. With life made convenient by a short commute, Green Acres appeals to many young professionals, families, and retirees seeking attractive surroundings without losing connection to downtown Detroit.
 
Constructed during the first boom of automobiles, Green Acres got its start as early as the 1920s. Historically home to many of Detroit’s local surgeons, lawyers, executives, and accountants, the area was and is heralded as an urban oasis of varied architecture and community-forward living.

Today, Green Acres boasts 1000 homes in a myriad of styles. Known for its unique architecture, the home lots of Green Acres come in a variety of styles, such as Tudor, colonial, Italianate, cottage-style, and bungalows. Strolling down any one of Green Acres’ pleasant streets results in being greeted by picturesque architecture, all distinct from one another. This, in addition to the location and emerald foliage, leads to many residents who are proud to call Green Acres their home.
 

Things to Love

  • Highly engaged community, helped in part by the active and local civic association
  • One-of-a-kind architecture 
  • Proximity to great nightlife, retail, and dining

People and Lifestyle

Home to a bucolic yet urban atmosphere, Green Acres hums with the quiet energy of big city amenities. The diverse community is replete with stately trees bordering attractive home sites in addition to big city amenities. Very stable, with most of its residents owning their homes, the area is the perfect place to retire, raise a family, or grow your career. 
 

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Adjacent to shopping districts resplendent with charming, walkable streets and a bustling retail and restaurant scene, Green Acres can more than provide.

Just a few miles away, Gateway Marketplace offers over 340,000 square feet of retail and restaurant options, but if that’s not enough, don’t worry. Ferndale’s shopping, dining, and entertainment are only a short distance away and offer even more options. The elegant and locally-iconic simplycasual clothingstore is the perfect place to update your wardrobe with chic, design-conscious pieces that are constantly being updated. 

Take a short trip to the Livernois commercial district to treat yourself to some sweets at Good Cakes and Bakes, a whimsical bakery. For a different vibe, head over to the world’s oldest jazz club, Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, or even the Motor City Brewing Works for some local beer and numerous events held in its charming taproom. The fact that Green Acres is less than 10 miles from Downtown Detroit doesn’t hurt matters either!
 

Things to Do

The bustling streets of Green Acres always have new and exciting experiences to offer, ensuring a lively quality of life and community involvement for the whole family. From celebrating the arts to enjoying nature, Green Acres residents can do it all!

Just a hop, skip, and jump from Green Acres, Detroit’s annual Palmer Park Art Fair offers a wealth of local art, plus food and entertainment on the surrounding streets, creating a cultural extravaganza of local color. Continuing the love of both community and culture, Jazz on the Ave offers great live music and food for any music-lover and jazz aficionado (or amateur) in this annual celebration.

From a splash park to bike paths to handball courts, all 296 acres of activities and amenities in Palmer Park make the spot an ideal destination for families, retirees, and more. Home to an elevated excursion into nature, the Detroit Golf Club offers fitness classes, tennis, and swimming in addition to a world-class golf course. To top it off, Green Acres enjoys the use of the Sherwood Forest location of the Detroit Public Library system. 
 

Schools

Green Acres is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
 
  • The University of Detroit Mercy, a university in the Catholic and Jesuit traditions
  • The School at Marygrove
  • University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy
  • Palmer Park Preparatory Academy
 
 
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Featured Properties In the Area

Pending

3721 CHIPPEWA Street Detroit MI 48221

$335,000

3721 CHIPPEWA Street, Detroit, MI 48221

3 Beds 1.1 Baths 2,130 Sq.Ft.

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For Sale

19915 SHREWSBURY Road Detroit MI 48221

$299,000

19915 SHREWSBURY Road, Detroit, MI 48221

3 Beds 2.1 Baths 2,289 Sq.Ft.

DETAILS
Pending

20009 STRATFORD Road Detroit MI 48221

$275,000

20009 STRATFORD Road, Detroit, MI 48221

6 Beds 2.2 Baths 2,800 Sq.Ft.

DETAILS
Pending

2501 WOODSTOCK Drive Detroit MI 48203

$259,000

2501 WOODSTOCK Drive, Detroit, MI 48203

4 Beds 2.2 Baths 1,913 Sq.Ft.

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Pending

20137 BRIARCLIFF Road Detroit MI 48221

$249,900

20137 BRIARCLIFF Road, Detroit, MI 48221

3 Beds 2.1 Baths 2,412 Sq.Ft.

DETAILS
For Sale

20413 STRATFORD Road Detroit MI 48221

$249,900

20413 STRATFORD Road, Detroit, MI 48221

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,741 Sq.Ft.

DETAILS
For Sale

20413 STRATFORD Road Detroit MI 48221

$249,900

20413 STRATFORD Road, Detroit, MI 48221

6 Beds 2 Baths 2,741 Sq.Ft.

DETAILS
Active Under Contract

20457 GARDENDALE Street Detroit MI 48221

$239,900

20457 GARDENDALE Street, Detroit, MI 48221

2 Beds 1 Bath 1,164 Sq.Ft.

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Pending

20475 PICADILLY Road Detroit MI 48221

$230,000

20475 PICADILLY Road, Detroit, MI 48221

3 Beds 1.1 Baths 1,919 Sq.Ft.

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Pending

2530 Woodstock Drive Detroit MI 48203

$225,000

2530 Woodstock Drive, Detroit, MI 48203

3 Beds 1.1 Baths 1,457 Sq.Ft.

DETAILS
For Sale

20480 PICADILLY Road Detroit MI 48221

$205,000

20480 PICADILLY Road, Detroit, MI 48221

4 Beds 2.1 Baths 1,906 Sq.Ft.

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For Sale

3305 W 8 MILE Road Detroit MI 48221

$200,000

3305 W 8 MILE Road, Detroit, MI 48221

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,084 Sq.Ft.

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Pending

20471 SHEFFIELD Road Detroit MI 48221

$50,000

20471 SHEFFIELD Road, Detroit, MI 48221

2 Beds 1 Bath 908 Sq.Ft.

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