The Oakwood Heights neighborhood is generally bounded by the river, Schaefer Highway, and Fort St.

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Oakwood Heights is the city’s southernmost neighborhood. It was a working-class Italian enclave with century-old roots, filled by employees from the nearby steelmakers and factories that were clustered in this part of the city. So much industry has amassed here over the years, in fact, that its ZIP code — 48217 — was considered the most polluted in the state in 2010, according to a study by environmental scientists at the University of Michigan.