Dearborn Heights is one of Michigan's best kept secrets. We visited there on the way to Detroit in the summer of 2009. The city sits right on the water which gives it a peaceful calm that others cities lack. There is not a huge night life but it does have a relatively small town feeling that makes you feel right at home.
The town itself has a poor feel to it and unfortunately the job and housing market here are bad. With this housing costs being so affordable I am wondering why more people don't relocate to this hidden gem.
Everywhere you look there are churches as this region is a very religious area. One of our favorite restaurants to visit here was the Cedar Garden. As soon as we sat down we were served fresh pita bread from the oven. Dipping that bread in olive oil was a taste experience that I won't forget.
We stayed in the Hyatt Regency because of its centralized location. The rooms were adequately price and worth every penny. Don't forget to visit the Henry Ford Museum while here as it was a fascinating walk through the history of the Ford Motor Company.