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PWMusicBroch13-2014cvWelcome 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.

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, raccoons, and a colorful array of wildlife.

Children's Concerts: Palmer Woods Music in Homes and the Creative Arts Collective present a free concert series for Detroit-area children. Partnering with several Detroit Public Schools, various youth organizations, and other groups of children who may not have opportunities to experience live music, musicians perform a special concert several hours prior to our evening concert. Next concert is on Saturday, June 21, 5 pm. To attend or sponsor a free concert for children on the 2013-2014 series, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

titlePalmer Woods Spring Cleaning Clothing Drive. Each year the Palmer Woods Association organizes a clothing drive. The neighborhood donations went to The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Detroit Thrift Stores in 2012, 2013 and will again in 2014. Numerous Palmer Woods families donated their gently-used clothing. Read more


Palmer Woods Residents:
Spring Cleaning 
Saturday, April 26
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  • Chinese Journey

  • Music in Homes

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Saturday, April 19
Classical & Chinese
Travel to China and back with the exotic sounds of Xiao Dong Wei, a master of the erhu (a Chinese two-stringed intrument, similar to a violin). Detroit Symphony musicians, violist Hang Su and cellist Dave LeDoux, join her. For more info, call 313-891-2514. Jazz, classical and world music concerts in magnificent mansions and cool homes and gardens continue in Palmer Woods through June! This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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JAZZ & BEYOND: Planet D Nonet
Celebrates Sun Ra's 100th Birthday 
May 24, 8 pm

An exciting nine-piece ensemble of horns and full rhythm section led by drummer R.J. Spangler and trumpeter James O'Donnell will swing through big band, modern, blues, avant garde jazz and beyond. Held in a spacious tent set in the garden of a Palmer Woods home, which you can visit prior to the concert. A reception with delicious food is included.
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Musical Chinese Journey

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Erhu master Xiao Dong Wei with DSO musicians, violist Hang Su and cellist Dave LeDoux, present a mix of Western and Eastern classical music on Sat., April 19. Read more


Jazz in the Garden

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The great 9-piece Planet D Nonet's 100th Birthday Tribute to the legendary Sun Ra with a swing through the ages of jazz from classic to avant garde on Sat. May 24. Read more

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Recycle paper, bottles, cans & more curbside every 1st and 3rd Thursday in Palmer Woods. Read more

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