Living in Detroit
Welcome to "Motor City" and the birthplace of Motown Records--Detroit, Michigan! The Detroit Metro area is a diverse region of large cities, country towns, and lakeside communities, and is even a quick day-trip away from Canada. While most people think of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler when they hear Detroit, the region is rich in more than automotive history. It's naturally beautiful and boasts a lively, alternative cultural scene.
With hundreds of lakes throughout the region and vast forests to match, Detroit residents enjoy year-round recreational activities including fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, cross country skiing, and boating. Cultural activities also abound at the Detroit Puppet Theater (yes, they have a theater just for puppets!), Detroit Institute for the Arts, Museum of African American History, the Theater District in Downtown Detroit, and Greenfield Village. Detroiters take their local scene seriously, and love to support local farmers, restaurants, and merchants with fairs, festivals, and parades held throughout the year!
Detroit also boasts some of the best, and most serious sport fans in the nation. Professional sport teams include the Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Lions, and the Detroit Tigers. Whether you enjoy baseball, football, basketball, or ice hockey, there's a sports team for you to support in Detroit!
Renting an Apartment in Detroit
Many consider rental rates in Detroit to be a bargain, with 1-bedroom apartments renting for an average of $839 per month and 2-bedroom apartments renting for about $1,100 (as of June 2016). Renters can find the most affordable housing options in Franklin Park, Barton-McFarland, and English Village. The priciest neighborhoods include Downtown, Midtown, and Rivertown.
Moving to Detroit
Did you know? Detroit is bigger than Boston, San Francisco, and Manhattan combined, and although the recession left its mark on this big city, it's residents are fighting to make sure it doesn't stay down for long. Expect to find creatively repurposed buildings, a variety of startup ventures, passionate non-profits, and neighborhood improvement projects on every other street when you move to Detroit.
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