Established in 1956, Lafayette Park is part of the acclaimed Mies van der Rohe Historic District. The community features International Style townhouses, row houses, high-rise apartment buildings and condominiums with sleek aluminum and tinted glass facades. The 46-acre residential community is situated east of Detroit between the Chene Park and Downtown neighborhoods near Belle Isle.
The Leland Lofts occupies a building that once housed the Nellie Leland School. When the Leland School was constructed in 1917, it was the first schoolhouse specifically designed for children with disabilities. The neighborhood has a 13-acre park with magnolias, dogwoods and lilacs where residents can play tennis or jog and walk their dogs on multi-purpose paths. The nearby Detroit International RiverWalk has fishing piers, a municipal golf course, riverfront promenades, wooded nature trails and a 6,000-seat amphitheater, which hosts summer concerts.
Four-year universities and colleges near Lafayette Park, MI, apartment rentals include the highly regarded Wayne State University and the College of Creative Studies. The neighborhood has a small shopping center with a full-service grocery store. Residents can walk to the nearby 43-acre Eastern Market Historic District where farmers sell fresh flowers, produce, meat and spices. The market district also hosts an Artisan Village that features local handicrafts like pottery, handbags, soaps and jewelry.
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