Walk Score Logo
Go
Locate me

Living in Detroit

Detroit’s aggressive revitalization program is a great success story. There’s now a Whole Foods Market, luxury high rise apartment buildings, and the new Gateway Plaza shopping center. People are moving back to Detroit. There’s a light rail line in development, the M-1, that’s projected to serve Dearborn and Ann Arbor.

The Motor City region is still home to the big three automotive companies – GM, Ford, and Chrysler. City incentives and tax breaks are luring in employers from finance, tech, and entertainment sectors. Make no mistake, the city is still very much in transition, but the population is young, and the city is actively involved in its own reinvention.

Nearby Apartments

Walk Score of Detroit, MI

Detroit is Somewhat Walkable

Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

Walk Score Map

0
100
Photo of RiverWalk in Detroit

RiverWalk

Photo of Horace E. Dodge Fountain in Detroit

Horace E. Dodge Fountain

Detroit is the 18th most walkable large city in the US with 713,777 residents.

Find apartments in Detroit's most walkable neighborhoods: Downtown, Midtown and Art Center.

Detroit Apartments for Rent

View all Detroit apartments on a map. The average rent is $700 and the average home price is $25,000.

Rental info for Renaissance Village in the Detroit area
from $500
2 bed
Walk Score 52
Rental info for River Place in the Detroit area
from $900
1 bed
Walk Score 72
Rental info for Ouellette Tower in the Detroit area
from $649
Studio
Walk Score 83
Rental info for 3801 Riverside Drive East in the Detroit area
$757
1 bed
Walk Score 38
Rental info for Fairlane East Apartments in the Detroit area
from $839
1 bed
Walk Score 26
Rental info for Furnished Studio - Detroit - Dearborn in the Detroit area
$1,218
Rental info for Granada Apartments in the Detroit area
from $535
Studio
Walk Score 66
Rental info for Iris Manor Apartments in the Detroit area
from $485
1 bed
Walk Score 26

To view Detroit homes for sale sorted by Walk Score, visit Trulia.com.

Detroit Neighborhoods

Rank

#

Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

1 Downtown 93 - - 3,912
2 Midtown 85 - - 8,115
3 Art Center 79 - - 1,870
4 Medical Center 77 - - 1,250
5 Lafayette Park 77 - - 4,036
6 Wayne State 72 - - 3,976
7 Corktown 72 - - 878
8 New Center 72 - - 827
9 Brush Park 71 - - 1,305
10 Jefferies 70 - - 1,007
11 Southwest Detroit 67 - - 14,873
12 Rivertown 66 - - 1,273
13 West Side Industrial 66 - - 1,195
14 Springwells 65 - - 13,325
15 English Village 64 - - 710
16 Joseph Barry Subdivision 64 - - 801
17 Sherwood Forest 63 - - 1,092
18 Michigan-Martin 62 - - 986
19 Forest Park 61 - - 1,754
20 West Village 60 - - 1,097
21 Virginia Park 60 - - 2,100
22 Russell Woods 59 - - 2,677
23 Elmwood Park 59 - - 6,419
24 Bagley 58 - - 11,527
25 Fishkorn 58 - - 3,809
26 Woodbridge 58 - - 2,051
27 Hubbard-Richard 58 - - 2,155
28 NW Goldberg 58 - - 2,060
29 East English Village 57 - - 4,472
30 North Rosedale Park 57 - - 4,298
31 Old Redford 56 - - 774
32 Eight Mile Wyoming 56 - - 3,095
33 Green Acres 55 - - 1,037
34 Grandmont-Rosedale 55 - - 11,191
35 Morningside 55 - - 15,023
36 University District 54 - - 2,087
37 McDougall-Hunt 54 - - 1,081
38 Chandler Park 54 - - 2,106
39 Briggs 54 - - 1,735
40 Indian Village 53 - - 1,458
41 Conant Gardens 53 - - 1,001
42 Fitzgerald 52 - - 7,019
43 Petosky-Otsego 52 - - 9,666
44 Regent Park 52 - - 5,025
45 Mohican Regent 52 - - 2,896
46 Riverdale 52 - - 5,175
47 Millenium Village 52 - - 820
48 Belmont 52 - - 2,344
49 Aviation Sub. 51 - - 3,485
50 Gold Coast 51 - - 852
51 Five Points 51 - - 2,711
52 Chaldean Town 50 - - 1,009
53 Martin Park 50 - - 4,442
54 Weatherby 48 - - 1,909
55 LaSalle Gardens 48 - - 1,763
56 Grixdale 48 - - 1,130
57 Islandview 47 - - 5,593
58 Grandale 47 - - 6,998
59 Greensbriar 47 - - 3,753
60 Franklin Park 46 - - 10,429
61 Ravendale 46 - - 2,989
62 Milwaukee Junction 46 - - 576
63 Kranz Woods 45 - - 3,975
64 LaSalle College Park 45 - - 3,505
65 Core City 44 - - 3,750
66 Marina District 43 - - 649
67 Warrendale 43 - - 18,712
68 Van Steuban 43 - - 7,053
69 Detroit Golf 42 - - 1,485
70 Rosedale Park 42 - - 3,342
71 Pulaski 42 - - 5,578
72 Minock Park 41 - - 1,228
73 The Eye 41 - - 3,428
74 Barton-McFarland 41 - - 9,589
75 Conner Creek Ind 40 - - 561
76 Jefferson Chalmers 40 - - 6,424
77 Boynton 39 - - 6,762
78 Blackstone Park 37 - - 1,973
79 Poletown East 37 - - 698
80 Eliza Howell 37 - - 860
81 Berg-Lasher 35 - - 3,862
82 Park 30 - - 4,070
83 Brightmoor 29 - - 10,405
84 Palmer Woods 27 - - 751
85 Westwood Park 27 - - 962
86 Grandmont No.1 26 - - 2,478
87 Oakwood Heights 25 - - 586
88 Castle Rouge 24 - - 1,977
89 Carbon Works 18 - - 759

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,442 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Detroit.

People in Detroit can walk to an average of 1 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company in Detroit

Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company

Photo of Maccabees in Midtown in Detroit

Maccabees in Midtown

Restaurant Choices Map

= More Choices

thumbnail for RiverWalkThis riverfront park along the Detroit River is kept in great shape and offers a good place to exercise. Ride your bike, rollerblade or just walk and explore the area and beautiful views. #park Photo: IanCoulter

Walk Score Team
on RiverWalk

icon for car shares in Detroit

Detroit has about 6 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

Neighborhood Guides

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in Detroit? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

Photo of Detroit Historical Museum in Detroit

Detroit Historical Museum

Photo of Goodwells Natural Food Market in Detroit

Goodwells Natural Food Market

Photo of GRAND RIVER & GLASTONBURY in Detroit

GRAND RIVER & GLASTONBURY

Learn how to become a Neighborhood Guide.

Photo of Detroit Historical Museum in Detroit

Detroit Historical Museum

Photo of Goodwells Natural Food Market in Detroit

Goodwells Natural Food Market

Photo of University Of Detroit Jesuit High School in Detroit

University Of Detroit Jesuit High School

Photo of GRAND RIVER & ST MARYS in Detroit

GRAND RIVER & ST MARYS

Photo of GRAND RIVER & GLASTONBURY in Detroit

GRAND RIVER & GLASTONBURY

Photo of GRAND RIVER & GLASTONBURY in Detroit

GRAND RIVER & GLASTONBURY

thumbnail for Horace E. Dodge FountainThis monstrous fountain was built in memory of Horace Dodge & Son for their pioneering work in the car industry. The best time to see it is on a summer’s night. #publicart Photo: b24chicago

Walk Score Team
on Horace E. Dodge Fountain

Photo of Phillip Manor Apartments in Detroit

Phillip Manor Apartments

Photo of People's Records in Detroit

People's Records

Photo of Revolution Books in Detroit

Revolution Books

Photo of Upscale in Detroit

Upscale

drum circle! good place every tuesday night if it still goes on to meet really artistic and spiritual people of the city, also a very hip hotspot for the youngsters. watch out though i know girls that have been robbed down goldengate, just stick away from charleston ave and youll be golden

Todd Jamison
on Golden Gate Cafe

Detroit is Talking About...

play money coffee downtown detroit food god michigan drink tigers school walk downtown movies job sleep lunch car party song eat

Detroit is all about:

Tweet @WalkScore
Photo of Gospel Temple Baptist Church in Detroit

Gospel Temple Baptist Church

Photo of Hood's Car Care Clinic in Detroit

Hood's Car Care Clinic

Photo of St Mary's Of Redford in Detroit

St Mary's Of Redford

Walk Score Professional

Real Estate

Walk Score Neighborhood Map

Join over 30,000 sites that use our Neighborhood Map to showcase rental and for sale properties.

Software Developers

Walk Score APIs

Build apps with Walk Score, public transit data, and commute and travel times via Walk Score APIs.

Data and Analysis

Walk Score Data and Research

Use Walk Score data for real estate, public health, finance, and urban planning research and analysis.