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Detroit - Southwest

A diverse, down-to-earth neighborhood known for its rich culture and sense of community.

Southwest Detroit is a vibrant, diverse neighborhood known for its rich culture and sense of community. It continues to embrace its cultural heritage through community celebrations of traditional holidays, including an entire week dedicated to Cinco de Mayo. These roots are also reflected in the many colorful buildings and murals that dot the neighborhood’s streets.

Southwest is one of Detroit’s most affordable communities with a selection of single and multi-family homes and apartments at affordable rents. The neighborhood’s rich culture lends itself to a varied mix of restaurants and bakeries that serve an array of cuisines from Mexican to Venezuelan to Dominican. Southwest has a rising nightlife scene offering options from laid-back bars and tiki lounges to indie dance venues.

Southwest - Exterior of El Club concert venue

Photo: Freddy Diaz

For outdoor recreation, residents can take advantage of the Southwest Detroit Greenlink, the longest bike route in Detroit, or play a game of baseball at family-friendly Clark Park. Southwest has a flourishing art community and is home to El Museo del Norte, a gallery that showcases Latinx art, and the Atrium Project Space, a center established to support local artists. Every year, the Southwest Detroit Business Association hosts multiple events to spotlight the neighborhood’s businesses including fiestas, parades, and most notably the Run of the Dead.

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