About The Neighborhood

pw homeWelcome 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. For a listing of homes currently for sale, click here.

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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, racoons, and a colorful array of wildlife.

You are always welcome to visit our neighborhood to walk, drive or bicycle through the streets and enjoy the beautiful architecture. Stephen Williams has written an ebook walking tour of the neighborhood, with photographs and historical information on several of our homes, available on his website.

Shopping, recreation, schools and other amenities

Palmer Woods is perfectly situated in the city and region. Nearby shopping includes the Gateway Shopping Center at Woodward and 8 Mile Roads with a Meijer, Starbucks and several other stores; 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 Detroit’s Park District, Midtown neighborhood and more.

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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. Local schools include Palmer Park Preparatory Academy, Bates Academy, the University of Detroit Jesuit High School, easy access to numerous other public and private schools throughout the city and metro Detroit area, and two of the city’s finest colleges – University of Detroit Mercy and Marygrove College.

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