About Us

Welcome to UDCA Online!

Located in Detroit, west of Woodward and south of Seven Mile, the University District is a friendly, diverse community with residents who are proud of their neighborhood. This site contains much information about the University District Community Association and the many activities it supports including but not limited to: the biennial home and garden tour, architectural walking tours, family activities, safety and security.

Our Mission

The University District Community Association strives to maintain and support the integrity of the neighborhood, provide communication of events and issues to its residents, promote a quality education in our local school while maintaining health, safety and happiness in a family friendly diverse community. Our Location The University District is located east of Livernois Avenue and west of Parkside St, between Seven Mile and McNichols (6 Mile Rd).

Our History

The University District was established as a residential community in the mid 1920s. The district was part of the largest tract of land in the area known as the “Golf Club” district. Father John McNichols, of the Jesuit Order, relocated the University of Detroit to the corner of McNichols (then known as Palmer Boulevard) and Livernois. The residential area adjacent to the University became known as the “University District.”Most of the 1400 homes in the area were built in the 1920s and 30s during the “Golden Age of Housing.” Structural integrity, architectural detail, the caliber of workmanship and quality materials are all hallmarks of that era.

Board of Directors

The UDCA has a board of directors that is elected by the membership.  Information on the current board is available by clicking here.  If you are interested in running for a position on the board, you may find information here.

Block Captains

Each block has a block captain.  To find out who your block captain is or if you’re interested in becoming a block captain, please click here.

Our Location

The University District is located East of Livernois Avenue and West of Parkside Street, between McNichols (Six Mile) and Seven Mile Roads.

In the University District


Palmer Park Preparatory Academy

Gesu Elementary School

Religious Institutions

All Saints Episcopal Church

Gesu Catholic Church


In Nearby Communities

Renaissance High School

University of Detroit Jesuit High School

Marygrove College

University of Detroit-Mercy

Our Neighbors

Sherwood Forest

Palmer Woods

Contacting the University District Community Association

You may contact us by using our Contact Us page.