Lower east side neighborhood, also known as Islandview Village

The Lowdown

Just west of West Village, Islandview is named for its close proximity to Detroit’s island park, Belle Isle. The neighborhood is bound by Jefferson on the south, Mack Avenue to the north, Mt. Elliot to the west, and Baldwin Street on the east. Historic single and multi-family homes, apartments, and rowhouses populate the eastern end of the neighborhood. The western end is home to non-profits like Gleaner’s Food Bank and Capuchin Soup Kitchen and its Earthworks Urban Farming Project.

“Islandview Village is the western gateway to the Villages community. The eclectic array of stately turn-of-the century homes and smart, mixed-used infill developments define an area that is helping “pull” the entire Eastside closer to Downtown without compromising the historic grandeur of the neighborhood.” – The Villages of Detroit

Check It Out:

  • Drive, bike, run or walk around Belle Isle to enjoy all the park has to offer and some of the best city views around.
  • Check out the elaborate mansions lining East Grand Boulevard.


Model D Media, The Villages

Curbed Detroit: Islandview
Zillow: Islandview

Fun Stuff
Belle Isle Park
Messiah Housing Corporation
Capuchin Soup Kitchen/Earthworks Urban Farming Project
Gleaner’s Food Bank