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What’s it Like to Live in Detroit?

Detroit, known affectionately as the “D” by people from southeast Michigan, is a city on the move. Home of the Tigers, Lions, Pistons and Red Wings, Detroit has long been a destination for die-hard sports fans of all ages. But time spent downtown means more than just a good game. As the city is experiencing one of the largest comebacks for a city of its size, historic Detroit neighborhoods, like Indian Village and Palmer Park, are enjoying an influx of young professionals in love with the history and fresh vibe of the Motor City.

What Are Some Things to do in Detroit?

One of the most beautiful transformations to happen in downtown Detroit is the newly designed Detroit Riverfront. Operated by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, this area is a 5 ½ mile waterfront stretch between the Ambassador Bridge and Belle Isle Park. A visit to the Riverfront is one of the most popular things to do in Detroit, and features fountains, green spaces, walking and biking trails, outdoor eateries, sand volleyball courts and even a carousel. Just a short drive from the Riverfront is Detroit’s Museum District. Here visitors enjoy the Detroit Institute of Arts, which is home to one of the top six art collections in the United States, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum and the Michigan Science Center. All within walking distance of each other, it’s easy to take in more than one of these attractions in a day. After all of that exploration, visitors can enjoy a show or concert at the Fox Theatre, the Fisher Theatre, the Detroit Opera House or the Max M. Fisher Music Center.

Why you’ll love it here

Detroit is a city like no other. With deep roots in the lumber industry and its history as the auto capital of the world, Detroit has some of the finest architecture in the country. Architecture enthusiasts appreciate the intricate style of the Guardian Building as well as the work of Albert Khan, who designed both the Fisher Building and the Detroit Athletic Club. Detroit is also home to Motown, meaning great live music is always easy to find. And when Detroiters get hungry, a stop at American Coney Island or National Coney Island for a Coney with everything (hot dog with chili, mustard onion), is always a good idea. Because of the city's continued turnaround, it's still possible to find great properties for a fraction of what similar-sized homes would cost in other areas. It's a buyer's market in the "D" but with so much growth and expansion in every part of the city, prices are likely to rise over the next few years.

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