Hamtramck is a diverse and walkable community surrounded by the city of Detroit.
As a small two-square-mile city surrounded by the city of Detroit, Hamtramck is the most walkable city in the state and is packed with history, culture, and community.
Once known for its large Polish population, the Hamtramck community is still rife with Polish heritage, including churches, bakeries (you can eat a paczki – aka a Polish jelly doughnut – every day here!), restaurants, and bars. The community is now known for its rich and diverse international community, with Bangladeshis and Yemenis making up the largest immigrant group. In 2021, Hamtramck also became the first city in the U.S. to have an all-Muslim City Council.
Although a small city, Hamtramck still packs a lot within its city borders. The dense and diverse community is full of life, offering community events at all hours of the day, such as Hamtramck Music Festival, Pączki Day, Diversity Festival, and St. Florian Strawberry Festival. It also offers six public parks (Zussman Park, Veterans Park, Pope Park, Holbrook Garden Park, Sarah Garrett Park, and the new Salam Peace Park) and many restaurants including Polish Village Cafe, Wing Fellas, and Balkan House, which offers the only German-style döner in the state of Michigan.