Living in Detroit
Detroit is famous for its vibrant neighborhoods. From MorningSide to Island View, Bagley to Corktown and everything in between, Detroit’s neighborhoods are each unique. Revitalization of Detroit’s neighborhoods is a top priority with the city and DEGC, and are local commercial corridors.
Cost of Living
Detroit remains the best “big city value” in America. While the cost of living continues to soar in many of the country’s top cities, Detroit accommodates every lifestyle and budget. Not only is this great for families, the lower cost of living helps businesses recruit top talent.
- Silicon Valley has a 144% higher cost of living
- Austin Texas has a 36% higher cost of living
- Chicago is 22% higher cost of living
The City of Detroit has eight hospitals, with 52 more in the greater Detroit area. Primary, specialty and emergency healthcare are available through a variety of hospitals and medical centers, such as the Detroit Medical Center (DMC).
The DMC has been recognized among “America’s Best Hospitals” and “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report. As the leading academically integrated system in metropolitan Detroit and the largest healthcare provider in southeast Michigan, the DMC has more than 2,000 licensed beds and 3,000 affiliated physicians.
Parks & Recreation
Detroit’s three downtown parks have year-round programming.
- The 31 mile Joe Louis Greenway trail is under development.
- Over $1.5 billion has been invested to transform the 5-mile long Detroit Riverfront into a public park.
- $50 million has been invested in the Ralph C Wilson Riverfront Park –opening 2022
Arts & Culture
Detroit is home to more than 200 thriving and diverse arts and cultural attractions, such as the Detroit Institute of Arts. The DIA is one of the largest and most significant art collections in the U.S. and features the renowned Detroit Industry Murals, a series of frescoes by artist Diego Rivera. Other Detroit museums include:
- Detroit Children’s Museum
- Detroit Historical Museum
- Motown Museum
- Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Sports & Entertainment
Detroit is alive with entertainment options for any interest and all ages.
- Detroit is one of only five U.S. cities where all four major sports teams — Tigers baseball, Lions football, Red Wings hockey and Pistons basketball – play within the city limits.
- Detroit has the second biggest theater district in the country with more than 13,000 theater seats.
- Detroit is home to two world-renowned music festivals – the Detroit Jazz Festival and the Movement Electronic Music Festival.
There are many ways to get around town and a variety of transportation options.
- The 3.3-mile QLine Streetcar was completed and operational in 2017
- MoGo, a public bike share system, was established in 2017
- Detroit offers electric scooters from several manufacturers – Bird, Lime, Spin, Boaz
- A new DDOT transit center is planned for the State Fairgrounds Development