Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsC-
- Crime & SafetyC-
- Good for FamiliesC+
- Cost of LivingB+
- Health & FitnessC-
- Outdoor ActivitiesA-
Detroit is a city in Michigan with a population of 677,155. Detroit is in Wayne County. Living in Detroit offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Detroit there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Detroit and residents tend to be liberal.
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Working in Detroit
Hello. Many can say that Detroit is a city that is full of homeless people. I’ve heard things saying that Detroit is for the ghetto. This city surprisingly has a lot to offer, definitely not the best city. But for sure not the worst! I do think that this city can be improved on many parts and aspects, maybe some of the buildings, houses and architectural areas can be fixed and renovated. There are a lot of old buildings in Detroit and many abandoned ones too. It is true that Detroit has many homeless people, which is actually sad really. I feel like with more money in this city and resources, that Detroit can really turn around and look like a more pleasant place to live! I’ve always loved Detroit! It’s my home, where I grew up! And I will always continue to love it.
I've lived in Detroit my entire life and I must say it has it's up and downs. I was born and raised mostly on the eastside. There are really nice areas throughout the city but realistically there are several areas that are rough. If you are not from Detroit I would recommend hanging downtown. Nightlife downtown is beautiful. In the summer enjoy walking along the river. In the winter bundle up and go ice skating in Campus Martius. Downtown Detroit offers many exquisite places to eat. Enjoy a concert at the Fox Theater and host of other venues you can't go wrong. We have three casinos to choose from, and if you like to shop make Woodward Ave your one stop shop. Detroit is great! Cities nearby like Royal Oak, Ferndale, Troy and Grosse Pointe are awesome as well.
Detroit ten years ago and now look very different! It has improved and life in Detroit is starting to feel welcoming, refreshing, and like home all at once. Many renovations on the road and small business are increasing which is always good to see. There is plenty to see such as a ball game at Comerica Park, concerts at the Little Ceasars Arena, and amazing art at the Detroit Institute of Arts. I couldn't ask for a better city to live in!