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City of Detroit


Detroit has always played a pivotal role in the history of the United States and its many contributions have impacted world events and culture. Like many major urban areas, Detroit has a diversified industrial economy. Automobile manufacturing and its supplier base continue to be a primary industry. However, Detroit’s skilled workforce, access to research and development and experience with advance manufacturing techniques is creating the opportunity for developing a new, technology- based economy. Significant redevelopment efforts in Detroit’s downtown and riverfront have led to a renewed interest in the urban lifestyle. Detroit is attracting a new breed of urban settler with new housing stocks comprised of trendy townhomes and upscale lofts that now dot the downtown and midtown areas. Detroit also has a number of vibrant residential neighborhoods, each possessing a wide variety of homes that feature outstanding old-fashioned workmanship at reasonable prices.

Detroit is the hub for culture and art in Southeast Michigan. Experience world-class presentations by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Michigan Opera Theatre and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Major entertainment acts are booked through the city’s casinos and concert venues. Everything in Detroit starts at the river, which is a grand setting for boating, fishing and relaxation. Detroit also fields teams in every Population major professional sport and is known far and wide as “Hockeytown”. “The D” is also 645,266 (2017) home to the William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor, which boasts a lighthouse, picnic tables, shore fishing and tons of fun. Throw in Belle Isle, numerous golf courses and the easily accessible Metroparks and you quickly see that Detroit is the place Detroit Experience for sport and recreation. Factory (DXF)

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Public and customized tours allow exploration of the City in a variety of ways - walking tours, bus tours, happy hour bar tours. Nothing is off limits, get creative and give DXF a call! Also, a great resource for house hunting, retail shopping, bar and restaurant locations. Lists and maps broken down by geographical area.


This is only the starting point for discovery. The more you explore the more you’ll uncover what is unique and entertaining. Detroit is a place where roots grow deep and possibilities abound.

City of Detroit

Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau Detroit Economic Growth Corporation Invest Detroit

Business Leaders For Michigan Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Downtown Detroit Partnership Midtown Detroit Inc. Midtown Detroit Inc.

Detroit Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 2 Woodward Ave., Ste. 200, Detroit, 48226 (313) 224-3260 (Clerks Office) The DISTRICT DETROIT is on its way. Five distinct neighborhoods, Columbia Park, Columbia Street, Woodward Square, Wildcat Corner and Cass Park Village will be part of the 50 blocks of businesses, parks, restaurants and event destinations. The District will be connecting Downtown with Midtown. Streaming video of construction is live on


The following provides an overview to some of the neighborhoods that make up Detroit.

Downtown and Immediate Vicinity

New Center

Midtown/Cultural Center

The New Center area is just north of Midtown/Cultural Center. It offers an inviting mix of commercial, office, and residential development. The Fisher Building is the focal point of this neighborhood that offers a variety of entertainment and restaurant options. New Center is home to the State of Michigan offices at Cadillac Place (the former GM Headquarters building), the Henry Ford Hospital complex, and a number of historic churches. Many parts of New Center are recognized on local or national registers of historic places.

Boundary Streets: Fisher Freeway, Lodge Freeway, I-375, Detroit River

Downtown has seen an influx of new lofts and apartments in recent years. Some were developed from new construction while others have a certain cache that results from the creative reuse of existing building stock. The reintroduction of residential living in downtown Detroit is the result of the other renewal projects that created the critical mass necessary for these types of projects to flourish.

Boundary Streets: Lodge Freeway, I-94, Brush, Alexandrine The neighborhood bordering Wayne State University has become a trendy zip code. An influx of new housing, both university-funded and private, has transformed this historic neighborhood into one of Detroit’s more desirable retail and housing markets. New restaurants, clubs and entertainment facilities have brought portions of Woodward and Cass Avenues back to life. A mixture of luxury apartments, turn of the century townhouses and upscale ultra-modern loft/condos complexes make up the housing profile of this eclectic neighborhood. West Canfield, between Second and Third Avenues, is a historic cobblestone street with Victorian era houses The focal point of this neighborhood is its cultural offerings. Residents are within walking distance of the Detroit Cultural Center, which includes the DIA, the Main Library, art galleries, theaters and the Max M. Fisher Music Center, home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Boundary Streets: Virginia Park, Baltimore St., Brush St., Byron St.

Lafayette Park/Elmwood Park Boundary Streets: Larned, I-75, Mt. Elliott, Gratiot/Vernor

The Lafayette Park/Elmwood Park area represents one of Detroit’s most ambitious and successful redevelopment efforts. Nearly 8,000 townhouses, co-ops, and apartments have been built in these two neighborhoods since the 1950s, attracting people from all economic and social strata. Located just east of downtown and north of the Rivertown, Lafayette Park and Elmwood Park is populated with people working downtown and in the Cultural and New Center areas. The neighborhood’s proximity to all the major metro-area freeways also make it a favorite of many people working outside the City. Designed to be visually and environmentally appealing, a greenbelt of parks and bike paths winds through the residential developments of both neighborhoods. 9

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