One of the best food destinations in metro Detroit, two walkable downtown districts, diverse culture, and a ton of history.
Dearborn is a diverse suburb of Detroit and the eighth largest city in Michigan. The city has two walkable downtowns and a large Arab-American community. Primarily on the east side is a diverse mix of Middle Eastern restaurants, bakeries, cafes, grocers, and hookah lounges. In Downtown East Dearborn you’ll find the Arab American National Museum and City Hall Artspace Lofts that offer subsidized studio and living for full time artists. Just down Michigan avenue, West Downtown Dearborn has a good mix of bars, coffee shops, restaurants, record stores, and the location of Ford’s new Wagner Place offices.
Dearborn is best known as the hometown of Henry Ford and the location of Ford Motor Company. In the central part of the city are the University of Michigan Dearborn and Henry Ford College. Dearborn is also home to excellent cultural institutions like the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield village. Be sure to check out annual festivals like Jazz on the Ave, Dearborn Homecoming, and the Concert of Colors.
Both major transit agencies serve Dearborn because of it’s position between Detroit and the west suburbs. Residents have access to 4 of DDOT’s Connect 10 routes and SMART’s FAST Michigan avenue route. These primary routes make it convenient to travel to downtown Detroit, Southwest Detroit, Midtown, and the airport. The city also has a Zagster bike share program, and is in the process of making a multi-modal plan to improve walking, cycling, and transit options in the city. There are several outdoor recreational spaces like the Rouge Gateway Trail, canoe launches on the rouge river, and over 400 acres of public parkland.