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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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53 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 88 14,625
2 Downtown 77 56 73 18,435
3 Central 69 43 64 12,502
4 Vernor 66 35 64 36,918
5 Jeffries 64 45 89 7,830
6 Chadsey-Condominiums 61 35 62 28,261
7 Gold Coast 60 39 65 662
8 Finney 59 38 57 26,027
9 Burbank 59 43 53 18,072
10 Rosa Parks 58 42 64 16,002
11 Greenfield 56 43 50 21,625
12 Indian Village 56 40 66 1,133
13 Joseph Barry Historic District 56 38 66 584
14 Brooks 55 38 51 24,164
15 Denby 55 40 48 20,121
16 Mack 55 36 62 11,522
17 Pershing 55 40 52 27,785
18 State Fair-Nolan 55 40 56 23,622
19 Durfee 54 39 54 18,155
20 Bagley 52 41 49 16,866
21 Kettering-butzel 52 42 64 17,603
22 Chene 52 41 69 6,343
23 Osborn 51 40 51 23,422
24 Palmer Park 51 41 49 9,505
25 Winter Halter 51 41 56 13,242
26 Marina District 50 39 59 676
27 Pembroke 49 39 50 18,060
28 Evergreen 49 40 50 25,275
29 Cerveny 49 39 47 16,510
30 Coleman A. Young International Airport 49 34 53 18,152
31 Rosedale Park 48 39 46 16,206
32 Harmony Village 48 33 47 24,206
33 Redford 47 32 48 18,227
34 Cody-Rouge 47 34 52 36,770
35 Grandmont 45 40 46 16,182
36 Mackenzie 45 37 50 26,615
37 Mcnichols 43 41 46 9,117
38 Tireman 42 40 50 13,599
39 St. Jean 41 39 56 11,675
40 Jefferson Chalmers 41 30 47 3,178
41 Conner 41 36 52 18,913
42 Brightmoor 26 27 42 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.

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,587 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.

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Maccabees Traders

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The Bottom Line Coffee House

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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

39 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 38 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.

Neighborhood Guides

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

55 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

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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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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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Marygrove College

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Gospel Temple Baptist Church

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Hood's Car Care Clinic

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