Welcome to Detroit!
Welcome to Detroit, the largest city in Michigan! Enjoy a diverse culture, sports, museums, restaurants, water activities, and more. Let's explore the many attractions!
Diverse Collection Detroit Institute of Arts
Over 65,000 Works of Art
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) was founded in 1885 and was known as the Detroit Museum of Art. In 9127, it was moved from its original location on Jefferson Avenue to its current location on Woodward Avenue.
Imagine seeing over 65,000 works from around the world, including some from the 1600s. The DIA houses an extensive American art collection, the Detroit Industry collection, an African American art collection, community art, and more.
- Guided Tours
- Over 100 Galleries
- 1,200-Seat Theater
- 658,000 Square Feet
Getting Around Detroit
Bike or Scooter Rental
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Automobile History Motor City
The city of Detroit played a major role in the automotive industry and became known as Motor City (or Motown). Innovators like Henry Ford, who lived in the Detroit area, and Ransom Olds, who lived in Lansing, built some of the first vehicles in the U.S. The 1896 Ford Quadracycle Runabout was the first vehicle Henry Ford developed in Detroit.
1901, Oldsmobile (Olds Motor Works) created the gas-powered Curved Dash Oldsmobile. Many notable car companies were created following the invention of the first American cars, including Cadillac, Lincoln, Buick, and Dodge.
The auto manufacturing industry began leaving the area in the years leading up to Detroit declaring bankruptcy in 2013. Today few cars are built in the U.S., but Detroit will always be known as Motor City.
You'll Love it Here
Buying a Home
If you dream of living in Detroit, let's make it happen!
Explore many housing options, from single-family homes to condos and townhouses to high-rises. Whether you want to live in the city or the suburbs, Detroit offers a great way of life!
- Get prequalified for a mortgage
- We'll find you a real estate agent
- Meet with the agent
- Buy a home in Detroit!
Fun For The Whole Family Belle Isle Park
When visiting Detroit, your whole family will appreciate all that Belle Isle Park offers. This large park is actually an island that features the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, Belle Isle Nature Zoo, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the Belle Isle Aquarium, and more!
The park includes 150 wooded acres, three lakes, and amazing views of Detroit. You can rent bikes, watercraft, and snow sports equipment and grab a bite to eat too.
- Giant Slide
- Sports Fields
- Swimming Beach
Historic Buildings Detroit's Largest Art Object
Visit the Fisher Building in the New Center Neighborhood
The city of Detroit boasts historical architecture, and the Fisher building is an excellent place to experience it.
Albert Kahn, a legendary architect, designed this 441-foot skyscraper. The Fisher Building features 52 different types of marble from around the world. Look for incredible brass doors and plates, bronze, hand-painted ceilings, mosaics, and more.
The Fisher Building also serves as a community gathering place with symposiums, performances, art exhibitions, markets, and more.
Let's Explore! Activities In & Around Detroit
There are so many activities and sites to see in Detroit:
- Ford Field
- Belle Isle Park
- Comerica Park
- Eastern Market
- Fisher Building
- Motown Museum
- Detroit RiverFront
- The Guardian Building
- Detroit Institute of Arts
- Detroit Historical Museum
The average price of homes is approximately $85,000 (Nov. 2022)
Detroit offers a variety of home-buying options including living near the water! As you search for a home to buy consider a detached home, semi-detached, townhouse, or condo. Since the average price of homes is elevated, you might consider living just outside of the city to save money.
- Cost of living (without rent): $1,072/month
- Average home price: $85,000
- Residential property tax: 4.16%
Detroit is nicknamed "Motor City," or Motown
Detroit's nickname "Motor City" reflects its history with the innovation of the first cars made in the U.S. Motown was derived from "Motor Town."
Visit Detroit between June and September, and you'll enjoy temperatures in the mid-70s F to mid-80s F.
- Elevation: 656 feet
- Land area: 142.9 mi2
- Approx. population: 3.5 million (2022)
- Median resident age: 34.6 years old
$70,395 is the average income in Detroit (but higher-paying jobs abound!)
Detroit is ranked #1 as the top emerging startup ecosystem, as recognized by the 2022 Global Startup Ecosystem Report. Common jobs in the area include high-tech, manufacturing, trade, transportation, professional and business services, and hospitality. Here are some of the most common jobs in Detroit:
- Customer Service Rep
- Administrative Assistant
Moving to Detroit, Michigan
Would you like to live in Detroit?
Detroit Offers Big City Living and Outdoor Recreation
If you would like to live in Detroit, consider working in one of the largest industries in the area: automotive, manufacturing, high-tech, and healthcare. Agriculture and tourism also employ many professionals in the area.
Living in Detroit comes with a lot of outdoor space, like parks and the zoo, and activities like kayaking, golfing, and cycling.
If you're interested in moving to Detroit, you can choose from a variety of home styles and neighborhoods, and you can even live near the water. Reach out to a real estate agent today to find your perfect home.
- Single-Family Homes
- Condos, Townhouses