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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.

Detroit has some public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

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

Detroit Apartments for Rent

Detroit Neighborhoods

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Population

1 University 87 52 76 14,625
2 Downtown 74 51 58 18,435
3 Central 66 44 68 12,502
4 Vernor 65 32 71 36,918
5 Bagley 64 41 54 16,866
6 Rosa Parks 62 43 58 16,002
7 Gold Coast 62 37 64 662
8 Chadsey-Condominiums 60 32 60 28,261
9 Joseph Barry Historic District 60 35 65 584
10 Harmony Village 60 36 50 24,206
11 Winter Halter 59 41 56 13,242
12 Finney 59 37 58 26,027
13 Jeffries 59 46 75 7,830
14 Cerveny 58 40 48 16,510
15 Indian Village 58 39 55 1,133
16 Mcnichols 57 42 48 9,117
17 Palmer Park 57 41 53 9,505
18 Durfee 57 40 52 18,155
19 Brooks 57 37 54 24,164
20 Mack 57 36 58 11,522
21 Greenfield 56 43 52 21,625
22 Grandmont 55 40 49 16,182
23 Burbank 55 40 54 18,072
24 Evergreen 55 37 53 25,275
25 Kettering-butzel 55 42 54 17,603
26 State Fair-Nolan 55 38 54 23,622
27 Pembroke 55 38 54 18,060
28 Rosedale Park 53 39 52 16,206
29 Pershing 53 37 60 27,785
30 Denby 52 37 49 20,121
31 Coleman A. Young International Airport 52 34 51 18,152
32 Cody-Rouge 49 34 50 36,770
33 Osborn 49 39 50 23,422
34 Chene 47 42 63 6,343
35 Tireman 47 40 50 13,599
36 Jefferson Chalmers 45 31 47 3,178
37 Conner 45 37 50 18,913
38 Mackenzie 44 37 51 26,615
39 Redford 44 32 55 18,227
40 Marina District 44 34 57 676
41 St. Jean 43 38 50 11,675
42 Brightmoor 32 28 49 12,851

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,825 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

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Union Street

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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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Transit Score of Detroit, MI

Detroit has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Detroit apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Detroit has some public transportation and about 36 bus 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 has about 6 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

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

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Detroit Historical Museum

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Goodwells Natural Food Market

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GRAND RIVER & GLASTONBURY

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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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

Detroit is Talking About...

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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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