For an idea of about what a good portion of residential Detroit looks like, map with google 12101 Whithorn Drive, Detroit. Then do a street view. The white house used to be my grandparents. My family would visit there often in the 70's and early 80's. I was allowed to play outside with the other neighborhood children when I was a child during this time. There were NO boarded up houses, NO vacant houses, NO vacant lots, NO vacant cars, etc. Now look at the neighborhood. Scroll around, see how sad it has become.