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You can also register in person between 1pm and 4pm on the day of the tour (Oct. 14) at 4240 Kensington Road.
For more information or questions, call (313) 216-1729
There is no cost to register or attend The Other Village Home Tour.
Each attendee must sign a waiver and must be registered before going on the tour.
Please go to the following address between 1pm and 4pm to check in, pick up a tour booklet, and complete registration (or register):
4240 Kensington Road - Click for map.
East English Village Home Tour!
Home Tour Showcases Neighborhood
Sunday, October 14th, 2012, 1pm - 5pm
East English Village celebrates its third neighborhood home tour
Detroit Upper Eastside neighborhood, East English Village will host its third neighborhood home tour on from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, October 14.
The tour of the neighborhood, bounded by Cadieux, East Outer Drive, Mack, and Harper on the city’s upper-east side, features three fully rehabbed foreclosed homes purchased by the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) with Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds and nine others under rehabilitation. The land bank invested about $100,000 in each of these properties to maintain the unique architectural details that have made East English Village a neighborhood of choice for many years. This is the second EEV tour that demonstrates the benefits that DLBA was able to deliver to the neighborhood due to allocation of NSP dollars.
While the neighborhood touts one of Detroit’s strongest associations, it is battling issues plaguing the city, particularly vacant homes due to foreclosures. So attracting new residents to this thriving neighborhood is a key goal for the event.
The tour highlights the neighborhood’s diversity and live-ability for prospective residents. Assets include an active homeowner- based community, good schools, quality restaurants and retail stores, specialty and general food and wine shops, places of interest, and close proximity to the beautiful Lake St. Clair and downtown Detroit.
The tour will offer a walk-through of twelve Detroit Land Bank-owned properties. Home décor showrooms such as Elegance by Design and Hagopian World of Rugs will furnish the two show houses with urban chic home décor furnishing to demonstrate the design possibilities of the 1920s-1950s architecture.
Guests will enjoy live music and refreshments, and entertainment for children. Shuttle buses will be provided for guests. Tour check- in is at 4240 Kensington. A printed guide will direct visitors from house-to-house and provide other neighborhood information for those interested in walking, biking or driving the three-quarter square mile neighborhood. A listing of homes for sale in the neighborhood and their prospective realtors also will be included in tour materials so that individuals can arrange to view the properties after the tour day.
All activities are free to the public but registration is required. Register online at www.eastenglishvillage.org/tour or by phone at 313-216-1729.
The East English Village homeowners association presents this tour along with the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA). The DLBA’s mission is to stabilize neighborhoods and stimulate economic growth through the acquisition, management and disposition of tax-reverted and acquired properties in cooperation with neighborhood stakeholders. DLBA is unmatched in its capacity to strengthen neighborhoods, and brings technical assistance for establishing neighborhood redevelopment.
For further information, contact Helen Broughton at 313-938-9156.
"I moved to East English Village because a friend spoke very highly about it…the homes are beautiful, the people are great. Most of all, I love my home. I take pride in my home."
"I chose to live in East English Village because of the quality of the housing. Living in this neighborhood is great because of the neighbors and their commitment to each other."
Michael and David Teeter
"Coming into the neighborhood, our family noticed how every lawn was neatly kept. The neighbors care about each other along with their community. You can look at every home and see the history and culture that is instilled in every unique house."
Elaine Davis and family
"I moved here because of the beautiful, well-cared for homes; the security and snow removal in the area; the close proximity to shopping and restaurants; and the diversity and friendliness of the people."
"I’ve lived in East English Village for over 20 years. Why you ask? Because it is a friendly, warm neighborhood where people know and help each other."
"My husband Chris and myself moved here 23 years ago from Massachusetts. Chris was originally from Detroit. He grew up on Audabon…Living in Detroit, we were able to keep our daughter in private Catholic schools. Being strong Catholics, this was important to us…Now today we own a small Café in Detroit. There is so much opportunity living in our neighborhood. We love our neighbors and we are very hopeful for our neighborhood and the city."
"I moved to East English Village because of the solid, well-built homes. My home still had all of the original kitchen cabinets, solid wood doors and fixtures. I am a native Eastsider and love the sense of community and caring we have in the neighborhood."