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Detroit - New Center

New Center has long been Detroit’s second commercial district dominated by notable skyscrapers and office buildings.

New Center is a unique and vibrant neighborhood. Anchored by the imposing Cadillac Place building, former General Motors Headquarters, New Center has long been Detroit’s second commercial district dominated by notable skyscrapers and office buildings. The neighborhood is located off Woodward Avenue north of Midtown, with close proximity to popular residential areas such as historic Boston-Edison. The architectural legacy of Albert Kahn lives on in many of New Center’s famous buildings, from the Kahn Building to the Fisher Building, and many others. New Center is home to the nationally recognized Henry Ford Medical Center, as well as startup business incubators like TechTown that are bringing a new economic engine to Detroit.

Cadillac Place

Photo: Ken Lund

New Center has a growing retail scene with many new shops popping up along Woodward and Grand Boulevard. High-end restaurants serve European-inspired dishes, while laid-back spots offer up American classics. Visit the Fisher Theatre to see a Broadway show or stop into the Motown Museum and learn the story behind Detroit’s iconic music label. New Center Park has become a gathering place for the community and hosts a summer-long series of weekly events, including outdoor movies and concerts, happy hour, summer jazz, and family events.

Motown Museum and Berry Gordy's Family Home

Photo: Ken Lund

New Center Park Movie Night

Photo: New Center Park

New Center and Greater Detroit are easily accessible by car from all directions. Public transportation is strong and easily accessible in New Center, with several stops of the QLINE throughout the neighborhood, all major bus routes run through the Woodward/Grand Boulevard intersection, and Detroit’s Amtrak station at Woodward and Baltimore Street provides rail transportation to Ann Arbor and Chicago.

 

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