Detroit Jazz Fest. (Photo courtesy of Knight Foundation)
Detroit is a city in Wayne County, Michigan. The oldest city in the Midwest and the most populous city in Michigan, Detroit, is emerging from its former glory as the automotive capital of the world. Those renting in Motor City can immerse themselves in some of America's most rich and diverse history.
Detroit is the birthplace of Motown, the record company that launched the careers of many music legends, including Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. This legacy is alive and well at nightclubs, theaters, outdoor venues and the Motown Museum.
Each of Detroit's various neighborhoods has its own personality. Renters in downtown Detroit enjoy a walkable riverfront, casinos and a choice of sports venues, theaters, bars and restaurants. The Campus Martius Park area, a '24-hour neighborhood,' sits at the center of downtown and offers historic architecture and a mix of lifestyles. Frequent flyers living in the suburbs of Dearborn and Wayne have easy access to the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne CountyAirport, and are just about 10 miles from downtown.
A 20- to 45-minute drive northwest of downtown, the town of Novi is known as a shopping destination, thanks to the massive Twelve Oaks Mall and the chic indie boutiques located there. The Macomb District, which is considered Detroit's 'East Side,' features miles of recreational shoreline along Lake St. Clair and the open-air Mall at Partridge Creek, where pets are welcome. It's a 30- to 45-minute drive to downtown Detroit from Macomb.
For a quiet, suburban setting, Oakland County is just about 12 miles from downtown. There, the cities of Ferndale, Royal Oak and Birmingham each have a downtown center, providing shopping, dining, parks and music venues.
The city's automotive heritage lives on at the annual Detroit Auto Show. (Photo courtesy of LotPro Cars)
Renting in Detroit
Apartments for rent in Detroit are affordable, as a loose market has kept rental prices stable.
Eastern Market ?About a mile northeast of downtown Detroit, this historic public market is known for its diverse offerings, including the largest open-air flowerbed market in the U.S.Automotive Hall of Fame ?Automotive history comes to life at this Dearborn museum.Detroit Zoo ? Royal Oak's popular, 125-acre attraction, 2 miles north of Detroit.The Henry Ford ? Located in a historic building, this Dearborn museum celebrates American innovation.Professional Sports Teams
MBL-- Detroit Tigers
NBA-- Detroit Pistons
NFL-- Detroit Lions
NHL-- Detroit Red Wings
WNBA-- Detroit Shock