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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 street car line in development along a 3.3 mile stretch of Detroit's Woodward Avenue corridor between Congress Avenue and W. Grand Boulevard.

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.

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Walk Score of Detroit, MI

Detroit is Somewhat Walkable

Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

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RiverWalk

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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: University, Downtown and Central.

Detroit Apartments for Rent

View all Detroit apartments on a map. The average rent is $750 and the average home price is $28,000.

Rental info for City Place Detroit in the Detroit area
from $729
Studio
Walk Score 78
Rental info for Eastland Village Apartments in the Detroit area
from $690
1 bed
Walk Score 55
Rental info for Park Forest Apartments in the Detroit area
from $690
1 bed
Walk Score 57
Rental info for Fairlane at Town Center Apartments in the Detroit area
from $1,284
Rental info for Royal Oak Towers Senior Apartments in the Detroit area
from $589
Rental info for Lake Village of Fairlane Apartments in the Detroit area
from $995
Rental info for Harbortown Apartments in the Detroit area
from $840
1 bed
Walk Score 64
Rental info for Sheridan Court Apartments in the Detroit area
from $490
Studio
Walk Score 92

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

Detroit Neighborhoods

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Population

1 University 84 51 - 14,625
2 Downtown 73 49 - 18,435
3 Central 66 43 - 12,502
4 Vernor 62 33 - 36,918
5 Joseph Barry Historic District 62 34 - 584
6 Jeffries 62 46 - 7,830
7 Bagley 61 40 - 16,866
8 Rosa Parks 60 43 - 16,002
9 Indian Village 58 38 - 1,133
10 Cerveny 58 39 - 16,510
11 Harmony Village 58 36 - 24,206
12 Greenfield 58 42 - 21,625
13 Chadsey-Condominiums 58 27 - 28,261
14 Finney 58 36 - 26,027
15 Gold Coast 57 33 - 662
16 Mack 56 36 - 11,522
17 Winter Halter 56 40 - 13,242
18 Burbank 56 40 - 18,072
19 Brooks 56 35 - 24,164
20 Evergreen 55 36 - 25,275
21 Pershing 55 36 - 27,785
22 Pembroke 54 37 - 18,060
23 State Fair-Nolan 54 36 - 23,622
24 Grandmont 53 39 - 16,182
25 Durfee 52 40 - 18,155
26 Palmer Park 52 40 - 9,505
27 Rosedale Park 52 39 - 16,206
28 Chene 51 41 - 6,343
29 Osborn 50 38 - 23,422
30 Kettering-butzel 50 41 - 17,603
31 Denby 50 36 - 20,121
32 Coleman A. Young International Airport 49 33 - 18,152
33 Mcnichols 49 42 - 9,117
34 Tireman 46 40 - 13,599
35 Mackenzie 45 36 - 26,615
36 Cody-Rouge 45 33 - 36,770
37 Conner 45 36 - 18,913
38 Redford 43 29 - 18,227
39 Marina District 42 32 - 676
40 St. Jean 40 37 - 11,675
41 Jefferson Chalmers 40 30 - 3,178
42 Brightmoor 28 29 - 12,851

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,545 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Detroit.

People in Detroit can walk to an average of 2 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company

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Maccabees in Midtown

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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

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on RiverWalk

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Detroit has about 6 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

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Detroit Historical Museum

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Goodwells Natural Food Market

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GRAND RIVER & GLASTONBURY

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Detroit Historical Museum

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Goodwells Natural Food Market

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University Of Detroit Jesuit High School

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GRAND RIVER & ST MARYS

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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

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on Horace E. Dodge Fountain

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Phillip Manor Apartments

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People's Records

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Revolution Books

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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

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Gospel Temple Baptist Church

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Hood's Car Care Clinic

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St Mary's Of Redford

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