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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

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Detroit Neighborhoods

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Population

1 University 84 52 76 14,625
2 Downtown 73 51 58 18,435
3 Central 66 44 68 12,502
4 Vernor 62 32 71 36,918
5 Joseph Barry Historic District 62 35 65 584
6 Jeffries 62 46 75 7,830
7 Bagley 61 41 54 16,866
8 Rosa Parks 60 43 58 16,002
9 Indian Village 58 39 55 1,133
10 Cerveny 58 40 48 16,510
11 Harmony Village 58 36 50 24,206
12 Greenfield 58 43 52 21,625
13 Chadsey-Condominiums 58 32 60 28,261
14 Finney 58 37 58 26,027
15 Gold Coast 57 37 64 662
16 Mack 56 36 58 11,522
17 Winter Halter 56 41 56 13,242
18 Burbank 56 40 54 18,072
19 Brooks 56 37 54 24,164
20 Evergreen 55 37 53 25,275
21 Pershing 55 37 60 27,785
22 Pembroke 54 38 54 18,060
23 State Fair-Nolan 54 38 54 23,622
24 Grandmont 53 40 49 16,182
25 Durfee 52 40 52 18,155
26 Palmer Park 52 41 53 9,505
27 Rosedale Park 52 39 52 16,206
28 Chene 51 42 63 6,343
29 Osborn 50 39 50 23,422
30 Kettering-butzel 50 42 54 17,603
31 Denby 50 37 49 20,121
32 Coleman A. Young International Airport 49 34 51 18,152
33 Mcnichols 49 42 48 9,117
34 Tireman 46 40 50 13,599
35 Mackenzie 45 37 51 26,615
36 Cody-Rouge 45 34 50 36,770
37 Conner 45 37 50 18,913
38 Redford 43 32 55 18,227
39 Marina District 42 34 57 676
40 St. Jean 40 38 50 11,675
41 Jefferson Chalmers 40 31 47 3,178
42 Brightmoor 28 28 49 12,851

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 8 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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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

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

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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

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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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