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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 new street car line 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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51 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 19th most walkable large city in the US with 713,777 residents.

Detroit has some public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Find apartments in Detroit's most walkable neighborhoods: University, Downtown and Central.

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Detroit Neighborhoods

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Population

1 University 86 47 88 14,625
2 Downtown 76 53 71 18,435
3 Central 74 37 63 12,502
4 Vernor 68 30 61 36,918
5 Indian Village 65 38 70 1,133
6 Gold Coast 63 36 70 662
7 Jeffries 61 42 91 7,830
8 Chadsey-Condominiums 59 31 61 28,261
9 Finney 59 36 56 26,027
10 Joseph Barry Historic District 58 34 72 584
11 Burbank 56 37 53 18,072
12 Greenfield 56 41 46 21,625
13 Kettering-butzel 55 39 64 17,603
14 Denby 55 36 46 20,121
15 Brooks 53 34 47 24,164
16 Marina District 53 35 62 676
17 Durfee 53 37 50 18,155
18 State Fair-Nolan 52 36 54 23,622
19 Rosa Parks 52 39 63 16,002
20 Chene 51 38 74 6,343
21 Pershing 51 37 48 27,785
22 Bagley 50 38 44 16,866
23 Osborn 49 38 49 23,422
24 Rosedale Park 49 37 42 16,206
25 Mack 48 33 62 11,522
26 Winter Halter 48 37 52 13,242
27 Pembroke 47 37 46 18,060
28 Redford 47 32 45 18,227
29 Cerveny 47 38 42 16,510
30 Palmer Park 47 38 46 9,505
31 Harmony Village 46 34 43 24,206
32 Evergreen 45 37 47 25,275
33 Coleman A. Young International Airport 44 31 50 18,152
34 St. Jean 43 35 53 11,675
35 Cody-Rouge 43 31 48 36,770
36 Grandmont 42 37 41 16,182
37 Mackenzie 40 33 46 26,615
38 Conner 39 32 49 18,913
39 Tireman 35 35 47 13,599
40 Mcnichols 35 39 41 9,117
41 Jefferson Chalmers 33 28 44 3,178
42 Brightmoor 23 27 36 12,851

Average Home Features

According to HomeAdvisor Data, these characteristics make up the average home in Detroit

Average square footage 1900
Homeowners have 3.2 bedrooms
Homeowners have 2.1 bathrooms
Age of home 43 years
Average time living in home 13 years

Check out HomeAdvisor’s Detroit Home Happiness Survey.

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

36 Transit Score of Detroit, MI

Detroit has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Detroit apartments for rent on Redfin.

Public Transit Routes

Detroit has some public transportation and about 81 bus and 1 light rail lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Detroit on public transit.

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Detroit Historical Museum

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Goodwells Natural Food Market

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Grand River & Glastonbury

52 Bike Score of Detroit, MI

Detroit is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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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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Loving Elementary School

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Grand River & St Marys

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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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Grand River & Glastonbury

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Phillip Manor Apartments

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People's Records

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Revolution Books

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

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on Golden Gate Cafe

Detroit is Talking About...

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Marygrove College

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Gospel Temple Baptist Church

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