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East Side

The city's far East Side neighborhoods — including Warren/Conner, Morningside and East English Village — are bedroom communities with lots of amenities. Just a short drive to downtown, right next to the Grosse Pointes and not far from other suburban districts, the East Side is a convenient, easily livable, tight-knit community.


The gorgeous Tudors of East English Village are eye-catching, and the other neighborhoods have solid stock of brick bungalows and Cape Cods. Plus the Morningside community has brand new townhomes and single-family homes.


Shops for groceries, books, bikes and antiques line Mack Avenue, East Warren and Harper, making this one of the city's best areas for retail.


There's a lot to explore, too. Try sledding at Balduck Park, riding a waterslide at the county's water park, and hitting the links at the Chandler Park Golf Course.

For more information about the East Side visit the Model D
Visiting Guide
- Investing Guide
- Moving Guide


Detroit Experience Series

Win tickets to Nov. 14 Detroit Experience Series tour of East Jefferson Corridor

Detroit Experience Factory and Model D have teamed up to bring you the Detroit Experience Series. The latest installment features a tour of the neighborhoods of the East Jefferson Corridor happening Saturday, Nov. 14.

The Alger Theater

What it takes to save a neighborhood theater on Detroit's east side

For the Friends of the Alger Theater, it takes dedicated volunteers, hard work, and, of course, money.

Linda Smith, director of U-SNAP-Bac

The evolution of community development in Detroit: Three leaders talk about their work.

Many of Detroit's community development corporations, or CDCs, find themselves operating in different conditions today than when they were founded. Model D spoke with the leaders of three longstanding CDCs in different parts of the city to see how their work is evolving.

Detroit Youth Volume students

Detroit Youth Volume inspires east side kids with no-cost violin lessons

The only program in the city to offer violin no-cost lessons using a special training known as the Suzuki Method, Detroit Youth Volume has an innovative ethic that inspires kids from low-income families.

Facade list

Businesses put best face forward with help of local fašade improvement programs

A building's visual order can have an inordinate impact on a community, which is why a number of area community development organizations have used façade improvement programs to battle blight and spur neighborhood economic development.
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