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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

View all Detroit apartments on a map. The average rent is $750 and the average home price is $27,450.

Rental info for Fairlane Woods in the Detroit area
from $1,234
1 bed
Walk Score 26
Rental info for Fairlane Meadow Apartments and Townhomes in the Detroit area
from $930
Rental info for Eastland Village in the Detroit area
from $730
1 bed
Walk Score 55
Rental info for Lake Village of Fairlane Apartments in the Detroit area
from $995
Rental info for Royal Oak Towers Senior Apartments in the Detroit area
from $609
Rental info for Pavilion Apartments in the Detroit area
from $1,031
Studio
Walk Score 75
Rental info for Detroit City Apartments in the Detroit area
from $1,210
1 bed
Walk Score 94
Rental info for Elmwood Park Plaza in the Detroit area
from $735
1 bed
Walk Score 79

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

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 63 32 71 36,918
5 Gold Coast 63 37 64 662
6 Joseph Barry Historic District 63 35 65 584
7 Bagley 63 41 54 16,866
8 Jeffries 61 46 75 7,830
9 Cerveny 60 40 48 16,510
10 Chadsey-Condominiums 60 32 60 28,261
11 Harmony Village 60 36 50 24,206
12 Rosa Parks 59 43 58 16,002
13 Indian Village 59 39 55 1,133
14 Greenfield 59 43 52 21,625
15 Winter Halter 58 41 56 13,242
16 Finney 58 37 58 26,027
17 Brooks 57 37 54 24,164
18 Mack 56 36 58 11,522
19 Durfee 55 40 52 18,155
20 State Fair-Nolan 55 38 54 23,622
21 Burbank 55 40 54 18,072
22 Evergreen 55 37 53 25,275
23 Kettering-butzel 55 42 54 17,603
24 Pershing 55 37 60 27,785
25 Pembroke 54 38 54 18,060
26 Grandmont 54 40 49 16,182
27 Rosedale Park 54 39 52 16,206
28 Mcnichols 53 42 48 9,117
29 Palmer Park 52 41 53 9,505
30 Chene 52 42 63 6,343
31 Denby 51 37 49 20,121
32 Coleman A. Young International Airport 51 34 51 18,152
33 Osborn 50 39 50 23,422
34 Cody-Rouge 49 34 50 36,770
35 Tireman 46 40 50 13,599
36 Mackenzie 46 37 51 26,615
37 St. Jean 45 38 50 11,675
38 Redford 44 32 55 18,227
39 Marina District 44 34 57 676
40 Conner 43 37 50 18,913
41 Jefferson Chalmers 42 31 47 3,178
42 Brightmoor 29 28 49 12,851

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,706 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

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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

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 37 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.

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

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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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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