Welcome to Indian Village
Upscale, historic avenues only three miles from Downtown Detroit
Nestled only three miles from Downtown Detroit, Indian Village is bounded by East Jefferson Avenue to the south and Mack Avenue to the north. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places back in 1972, it’s no wonder the streets are charming and historic, lined with trees and stately home sites alike. Located on Burns, Iroquois, and Seminole, many families and young professionals call Indian Village home.
First developed by Francois Rivard and Jacques St Aubin, the area mostly consisted of land-grant ribbon farms as well as a few upper-class river cottages. In the late 1800s, however, the Cook Farm Company, Ltd, saw this gorgeous plot of land for what it was and set out to develop a luxurious and attractive residential community.
Indian Village is especially lauded for its architecture. Many of its homes were built in the early 20th century, by noted Detroit architects like Albert Kahn, Louis Kamper, and William Stratton, in over seventeen distinct architectural styles, such as Georgian, Federal, Colonial Revival, Arts and Crafts, Romanesque, and Tudor Revival. Attracted by the variety of homes, some of which have been renovated into havens of modern living while others herald back to Indian Village’s historic beginnings, as well as its central location and amenities, Indian Village is a sought-after destination by many families and young professionals.
Things to Love
- Abundance of stunning, architecturally significant homes
- Incredibly active and close-knit, welcoming community
- Adjacent to West Village’s thriving small business scene
People and Lifestyle
Indian Village is resplendent with beautiful homes that showcase the community-forward atmosphere. Since the neighborhood has been designated a Historical Place, Indian Village’s ambiance is one of elegant houses and landscaped lawns, all made complete by the numerous community organizations throughout the area.
Eclectic and inviting, a majority of Indian Village’s 1,633 residents own their homes. The serene yet dense suburban vibe pairs excellently with the hubbub of nearby Downtown Detroit — close enough to be a part of the action but removed enough to enjoy a peaceful lifestyle.
Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment
Though Indian Village finds itself a mere 3 miles from Downtown, the retail and restaurant scene right within its borders are more than enough to satisfy. From bakeries to butchers, Indian Village can deliver.
Constantly celebrating the wealth of design, arts, and culture found in Indian Village, The Collective is the place to be for any connoisseur looking to touch up their interior design, home decor, or more. On the other hand, cute, charming gifts are in abundance at Things From Detroit, which boasts historical and contemporary Detroit souvenirs.
When it comes to the dining scene, Indian Village is flawlessly established to meet any occasion. The upscale experience found when enjoying your reservation at Marrow Detroit, a combination restaurant and butcher shop, is unparalleled. Also in the West Village is Sister Pie, a delicious and casual way to top off the evening with a treat — or start your day, as they offer breakfast and lunch. While vegan soul food might sound like an oxymoron, don’t be fooled because Detroit Vegan Soul is truly show-stopping, while the cute and tasty Red Hook Detroit is the number one place in West Village to get your morning caffeine.
Things to Do
Thanks in part to Indian Village’s highly involved community, the area is always brimming with activity and opportunities for the whole family to enjoy the neighborhood.
Relish in the splendor of the neighborhood at the annual Indian Village Home & Garden Tour, and enjoy the sustainable, friendly tradition of the suburb-wide garage sale held once a year. Glimpse the active city-wide community each October as marathoners in the Detroit Free Press Marathon cut right through Indian Village’s attractive avenues. The twinkling lights of the holiday season are always a good show at the yearly Indian Village Holiday Home Tour.
Between the Historic Indian Village Association, Men’s Garden Club, and Woman’s Garden Club, Indian Village is brimming with opportunities to connect with the community. Designed by notable architect Frank Law Olmstead, the Belle Isle Park is the pinnacle of natural beauty in the area. Home to the Belle Isle Aquarium, Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Belle Isle Nature Center and Zoo, the James Scott Memorial Fountain, and more, this environmental haven has been loved by Indian Village residents for generations.
Indian Village is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: