Taylor is one of the first cities to welcome visitors to the state of Michigan due to its close proximity to the Detroit Metro Airport. It's known for the Gateway Arch Bridge created for Super Bowl XL and its shopping centers, outdoor recreation, gardens, and parks.
Taylor is a Downriver community about 20 minutes south of Detroit. Because of its proximity to some of the state’s major freeways and streets – intersected by I-94 and I-75 freeways, home to six miles of Telegraph Road (US-24), and blocks away from Southfield Freeway – the city likes to promote that “all roads lead to Taylor.” Most people entering or leaving the state travel through Taylor, as the Detroit Metro Airport is located only minutes away. In fact, because of its close proximity to the airport, in anticipation of Super Bowl XL being held in Detroit, the state constructed the Gateway Arch Bridge across Taylor’s portion of I-94 to serve as a welcome to visitors on their drive to the city.
The city has excellent outdoor green spaces like the Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and historic Heritage Park. It also has some of the best sports facilities including the region’s top indoor athletic complex, The Sportsplex, Midway Sports and Entertainment, Taylor Meadows Golf Club, and was the host of the Junior League World Series of Baseball Championship.
Taylor is also home to various shops, bars, and restaurants, such as BJ’s Brewhouse, Malek Al Kabob, Bierkeller Tavern and Eatery, which is the go-to for happy hour, trivia, and live music, and Matador Restaurant which was voted “Best Mexican Restaurant in Downriver Detroit” by Go and Do Magazine. Southland Center is also located in Taylor and is a great mall for local and major store shopping or going to see a movie.
In the summer, be sure to stop by the Taylor Farmer’s Market for local fresh produce or spend hours at Gibraltar Trade Center, featuring over 800 shops selling everything imaginable. Stop by for weekly specialty shows, great food, and so much more.