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Downtown - Detroit

Set along the Detroit River, Downtown Detroit is the city's central hub of activity.

Downtown Detroit is the city’s central hub of activity. Set along a walkable riverfront on the Detroit River, the city is a collection of vibrant art and architecture, food and drink hotspots, entertainment, and diverse culture.

Detroit Riverfront in front of General Motors Plaza Fountain

As Detroit’s central business district, Downtown is the perfect place for young professionals to live, work, and play. The neighborhood is lined with numerous stores, the food scene is constantly expanding, and is the city’s epicenter for nightlife. Cheer on the Tigers and Lions, or check out one of the many concerts or musicals held at the ornate Fox Theater.

Comerica Park entrance

The pedestrian-friendly neighborhood can be easily explored on foot or take advantage of Downtown’s many options for public transportation, including the Detroit People Mover, QLINE, DDOT buses, and an extensive network of scooters and bike-sharing.

QLINE stop at 1001 Woodward Ave.

Downtown’s different parks provide greenspaces within the bustling city and offer guests both relaxation and entertainment. Throughout the summer Campus Martius Park brims with food trucks plus a man-made beach, and in the winter it transforms into a wonderland with an ice rink and the annual Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony. Hart Plaza is downtown’s favorite destination for summer festivals, concerts, and special events, including Movement Electronic Music Festival, one of the longest-running dance music events in the world that pays homage to the birthplace of techno—Detroit!

The Beach at Campus Martius in Downtown near Fountain Monument

Movement Electronic Music Festival Main Stage

Downtown has a vast assortment of living options, from high-rise apartments and condos, industrial-turned residential lofts, and even Detroit’s first building of micro-apartments.

Malcomson Apartment Building in Capitol Park Downtown

 

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