Palmer Park Apartment District

Lots of choices for apartment living, right next to Palmer Park.

The Lowdown

Bounded by Pontchartrain Boulevard on the west, McNichols on the south, and Woodward to the east, the neighborhood is named for the beautiful, wooded park that borders its northern edge. The triangular plot of land formed by the intersection of Woodward Avenue and McNichols makes up the Palmer Park Apartment District.  In recent years, many of its apartment buildings have been returned to their former glory with updated features and renovations that uphold their historic integrity. Residents enjoy the adjacent park for walking dogs, playing sports, and nature-gazing. The district’s convenient location makes it easy for residents to enjoy nearby amenities in Detroit and neighboring Ferndale, and access major roads and expressways quickly.

The Nitty Gritty

The Palmer Park Apartment District boasts an exotic variety of architecture such as Egyptian, Spanish, Mediterranean, Art Deco, and Tudor styles, most of which were built in the 1920s and 1930s. The area’s many residential buildings were designed by notable architects, including Albert Kahn. The units of the area are surprisingly spacious, some with great views of Palmer Park itself. The neighborhood is chock-full of rental units. As of winter 2014, rental rates ranged from $500-$850 per month.

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Model D: Palmer Park
Beautiful Boston-Edison
People for Palmer Park
Curbed Detroit: Palmer Park
Fun Stuff
Palmer Park’s Splash Park
Events and Activities 
Palmer Park Apartment District