Detroit’s Neighborhood Treasures

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Welcome to Palmer Woods, a Detroit neighborhood filled with harmony, diversity and warmth: multicultural residents, architectural treasures, and natural beauty in a wooded, urban setting. Our historic enclave of about 300 homes is nestled west of Woodward Avenue and north of Seven Mile Road in Detroit, Michigan.

On this site, learn about our community: the Palmer Woods Association, our history, services available to our neighborhood, news, events and more.

Visit our quiet, winding streets and tree-lined sidewalks, bordered by magnificent Tudor Revival, Neo-Georgian, Mediterranean, Modern and Craftsman homes designed by architectural legends such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Minoru Yamasaki, Albert Kahn, Maginnis & Walsh, C. Howard Crane, Richard H. Marr and others.

Enjoy our neighborhood gatherings—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 Woods: a garden of creative and vibrant energy and home to doctors, writers, artists, musicians, lawyers, judges, educators, business owners, union members, students, innovators, leaders and professionals from all walks of life.  Also home to multitudes of dogs and cats, as well as cardinals, gold finches, blue jays, squirrels, raccoons, and a colorful array of wildlife.

Children's Concerts: Palmer Woods Music in Homes and the Creative Arts Collective present a free concert series for Detroit-area children. Partnering with several Detroit Public Schools, various youth organizations, and other groups of children who may not have opportunities to experience live music, musicians perform a special concert several hours prior to our evening concert. To sponsor a free concert for children on the 2014-2015 series or add your name to our email list, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

titlePalmer Woods Spring Cleaning Clothing Drive. Each year the Palmer Woods Association organizes a clothing drive. The neighborhood donations went to The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Detroit Thrift Stores. Numerous Palmer Woods families donated their gently-used clothing. Read more









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Music in Homes Begins Dec. 27

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PW-Concert-LogocropaltThe 8th season of Palmer Woods Music in Homes launches with a special Pre-New Year’s Eve holiday concert on Saturday, December 27. The concerts continue with different jazz, classical or world music ensembles at various homes each month through June. Our grand finale Palmer Woods centennial celebration concerts will feature our ‘hometown’ Palmer Woods stars: Luther ‘Badman’ Keith’s blues group on Friday, June 26, and A. Spencer Barefield’s jazz allstars with Grammy nominees bassist Ralphe Armstrong and pianist Gary Schunk on Saturday, June 27.

While there will not be a Home Tour this year, Music in Homes showcases our extraordinary architecture and 100-year history, which we will celebrate with numerous activities in addition to the concerts during the Palmer Woods centennial. We will also hold our 2nd Annual Garden Tour in July. Please join us! Read more and order tickets 




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Latin Jazz

La Inspiracion tiny Music in Homes presents Orquesta La Inspiracion for a vibrant evening of Afro-Caribbean sounds, salsa and beyond—on Fri. June 20. Read more

Jazz in the Garden

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Grand finale with a stellar quartet: Kamau Kenyatta, Shahida Nurullah, Spencer Barefield, Marion Hayden & Djallo Keita. Jazz, including traditional, modern and Latin styles, with a smattering of blues and funk. Sat. June 21. Read more

Recycle Here!

Recycle paper, bottles, cans & more curbside every 1st and 3rd Thursday in Palmer Woods. Read more

Palmer Woods Post

Check out the latest news about neighbors and happenings in the Palmer Woods Post. Read more