Lafayette Park

This design hotbed offers a mix of housing styles and open space within walking distance of downtown.

The Lowdown

Built in the late 1950s, Lafayette Park’s architecturally significant high-rises and townhomes surround the actual park of Lafayette Park. There’s a small grocery store and Thai restaurant in the neighborhood’s small mall. For being in the heart of the city, this area still has a great neighborhood feel and lots of wide-open green spaces and trees. Lafayette Park offers great values and high design, with a close proximity to downtown.

The Nitty Gritty

With multiple high rise towers and a mix of co-operative developments and condominiums, Lafayette Park offers something for a wide variety of renters and buyers, in a wide variety of price points. The high rise towers offer spectacular city and water views, at price points much lower than properties in neighboring downtown. Challenges in financing have kept purchase prices at some of these properties low, and they offer great value.

Check It Out

  • Jump on the Dequindre Cut on foot or bike, and follow the converted rail trail to Eastern Market or the RiverWalk.
  • Check out local historic tours and events to get a glimpse inside one of these beautiful properties.
  • Grab a picnic or some lawn games and hang out in the park for a quick green getaway, just steps from downtown.

Links

Neighborhood

About the Neighborhood
Model D: Lafayette Park 

Properties
1300 Lafayette 
The Pavilion 
Lafayette Towers
Curbed Detroit 

Fun Stuff
Mies van der Rohe
Living with Mies: The Towers at Lafayette Towers
Living Rooms with a View
Lafayette Park