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Palmer Woods is a historic Detroit neighborhood filled with homes designed by world-renowned architects surrounded by natural beauty and a community-centered park.

Palmer Woods Home

Palmer Woods is a historic Detroit neighborhood filled with diversity, architectural treasures, and natural beauty in a wooded, urban setting. The neighborhood is an enclave of about 300 homes is nestled west of Woodward Avenue and north of Seven Mile Road. The quiet, winding streets and tree-lined sidewalks are bordered by magnificent homes designed by architectural legends such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Minoru Yamasaki, Albert Kahn, and many others.

Palmer Woods Home & Palmer Park Apartments

Photo: Palmer Woods Neighborhood Association

Palmer Woods is comprised of residents from all walks of life who pride themselves on the neighborhood’s inclusive, community-oriented feel. There are frequent neighbor gatherings, including block club parties, concerts, estate sales, home tours, and planting projects, as well as informal get-togethers for bike rides, walks, gardening, and discussion groups.

Palmer Park WinterFest

The neighborhood is perfectly situated in Detroit and the surrounding region. Nearby shopping includes the Gateway Marketplace, an open-air shopping mall; unique boutique shopping and dining on Livernois Avenue (the “Avenue of Fashion”); and easy access to a plethora of shops and restaurants north on Woodward in Ferndale, Royal Oak, and Birmingham as well as south on Woodward in Midtown, Downtown, and more.

Palmer Park at Woodward and Seven Mile, one of the city’s premier parks, offers a variety of free programming by People For Palmer Park for all ages, in a gorgeous natural setting that includes tennis courts, a splash park, playground, lake and miles of wooded trails for walking, biking, picnicking and even cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

Palmer Park

Photo: Palmer Woods Neighborhood Association

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