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WE ARE BOYNTON

As Detroit’s southernmost neighborhood, Boynton is surrounded by Dearborn and Melvindale to the north, River Rouge and Ecorse to the south, the Rouge River to the east and Lincoln Park to the west. Boynton’s residential areas are surrounded by heavy industrial facilities, including the Marathon oil refinery, which brings with it environmental concerns. Some areas are blighted, but in general the community is stable. This diverse community is home to a predominantly African-American population whose families and ancestors migrated here from the South as well as Hungarian and Hispanic immigrants and Native Americans all seeking job opportunities. Accessible by most of the area’s major freeways, the community is a vibrant, scenic and beautiful jewel of Detroit that serves as a gateway to the city. Kemeny Recreation Center and Park serves as the anchor to the community and is undergoing a $9.5 million renovation. Boynton is also home to the RollerCade, which was founded in Detroit in 1955; it is still family owned and operated.

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