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Best Places To Live In Detroit, MI

  • Detroit, MI
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 683,443
  • So I am born and raised in Detroit, been here all of my life. But it is no longer the cool city it once was. With bad Mayors, bad leaders in general, bad economy, and the recessions, Detroit has suffered…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score96
  • Grosse Pointe Park, MI
  • 6.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,276
  • While the name "Grosse Pointe Park" may not inspire confidence, this city is one of the best Michigan has to offer. Ranked as one of the top 500 cities in America and the 12th best in the state, it's…[read more]
  • Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
  • 10.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,785
  • Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan is a north/northweset suburb of Detroit. It is a safe and harmonious community that is geared towards the upper middle-class with the higher priced homes and prominent…[read more]
  • Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
  • 9.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,265
  • We moved here a year ago from Northern California and love it! Why? 1) It's beautiful. It's like "The Truman Show" - a ton of Tree-lined trees. Everyone takes really good care of their historic homes…[read more]
  • Berkley, MI
  • 13.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,239
  • Berkley, MI is well-known for its rich musical history. We have the Motown Historical Museum to share it with everyone. As a suburb of Detroit, people often get the wrong idea about our beautiful little…[read more]
  • Troy, MI
  • 18.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 82,982
  • Schools, recreation, shopping, dining, city services, neighborhoods,’s all in Troy with access to expressways for easy drives to Detroit for sports, night life, culture, and Canada as well as…[read more]
  • Huntington Woods, MI
  • 12.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,330
  • Grosse Pointe, MI
  • 8.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,256
  • Farmington, MI
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,526
  • Farmington, MI is a place like I always dreamed of finding when I was young and planning my future home. I wanted to live in a place where the people were friendly and genuinely caring, where everyone…[read more]
  • Clawson, MI
  • 15.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,008
  • I love living here, Clawson, Michigan is a large city with strong community framework and phenomenal amenities. The cost of living is affordable with home cost averaging to $177,400. Airline and bus…[read more]
  • Beverly Hills, MI
  • 16.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,450
  • I have lived in Beverly Hills, Michigan for the last 25 years and truly feel this is one of the best places on the planet to call home. This community is rich in wonderful people who have a clear…[read more]
  • Livonia, MI
  • 15.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 94,849
  • Metro Detroit offers many great suburbs for business professionals relocating to Michigan. I have lived in Michigan for 21 years, and have enjoyed visiting the various suburbs of Michigan. Overall, they…[read more]
  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • 19.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 81,154
  • In Michigan, when you hear someone say he or she lives in Farmington Hills then one automatically assumes that person is rich, affluent, or important in some way. Farmington Hills is a very affluent and…[read more]
  • Allen Park, MI
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,519
  • Allen Park, MI is an excellent choice of suburbs in the downriver area of Detroit. It is home to an excellent public school system and touts itself as one of the safest places in the downriver area.…[read more]
  • Trenton, MI
  • 15.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,426
  • Trenton has a lot of enjoyable attractions that will appeal to travelers of any age. If you're planning a vacation to the area soon, here are a few worthwhile suggestions. Elizabeth Park is one of the…[read more]
  • Fraser, MI
  • 15.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,620
  • I have lived in Fraser for the past few years and I absolutely love it here. Crime rates and the cost of living is low which is a big plus for me and I know it will be for your to. These are important…[read more]
  • Birmingham, MI
  • 17.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,653
  • Birmingham, Michigan is a well-developed suburb to the northwest of Detroit. The city is commerce-driven with a booming downtown/shopping district. The city is kept safe by a fair and competent police…[read more]
  • Wyandotte, MI
  • 10.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 25,225
  • I have lived in Wyandotte, Michigan for almost my entire life and I can honestly say this place just keeps getting better and better! The weather is never too extreme no matter the season, and the people…[read more]
  • Lathrup Village, MI
  • 14.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,127
  • Keego Harbor, MI
  • 24.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,022
  • Royal Oak, MI
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 58,823
  • Two suggestions: 1. There needs to be lighting at the kiosks to pay for parking in Royal Oak. Too dark so see what to do. 2. Don't understand why you can't prepay at the parking machines in the…[read more]
  • Sylvan Lake, MI
  • 24.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,688
  • Bingham Farms, MI
  • 17.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,112
  • Ferndale, MI
  • 9.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,167
  • Ferndale, Michigan is one of Detroit's north/northwest suburbs. It is a city built more for the younger crowd, and is very culturally accepting. It is popular with the LGBT community for having a very…[read more]
  • Pleasant Ridge, MI
  • 10.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,562
  • Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • 20.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,984
  • Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
  • 11.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,933
  • Woodhaven, MI
  • 16.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,590
  • Woodhaven. Michigan is a great place to live. Living in Woodhaven, Michigan provides my family and I with everything that we need. The history of this town is rich. It is known as being home to the Ford…[read more]
  • Gibraltar, MI
  • 17.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,547
  • St. Clair Shores, MI
  • 13.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 59,916
  • Ive lived here for 2 years and I must state that my experiance with the city has been pretty poor !! , First if you are from the west side thats mainly Oakland county anything west of Woodward get ready…[read more]
  • Franklin, MI
  • 18.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,262
  • Riverview, MI
  • 13.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,208
  • I have fond reflections on living in Riverview Michigan. The city is a part of Wayne County. Riverview is a suburb of Detroit. It runs along the shore of the Detroit River. The city is served by a public…[read more]
  • Sterling Heights, MI
  • 17.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 131,674
  • The overall citizens are okay however the corruption within the city officials is insane. There is corruption in the police department,city council,Mayor and from city workers lowest to the top. The…[read more]
  • Southgate, MI
  • 12 miles away (City)
  • Population: 29,355
  • Living in Southgate, MI has been a great experience. I have lived here for over twenty years and cannot see myself moving anywhere else. The city is beautiful; not too big and not too small. There are…[read more]
  • Sherwood Forest, Detroit, MI
  • 8.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 904
  • Downtown, Detroit, MI
  • 0.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,983
  • South Rockwood, MI
  • 22 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,941
  • Detroit Golf, Detroit, MI
  • 7.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,616
  • Garden City, MI
  • 15.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,009
  • I had a great stay while living in Garden City Michigan, Detroit’s sister suburbs. I always felt secure in the city as well as neighboring areas. Crime is not an issue in the village that we have grown…[read more]
  • Madison Heights, MI
  • 12.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 30,168
  • Madison Heights, Michigan is one of the best suburbs of Detroit. It is safe and away from the city's notorious crime scene, and is very culturally and economically diverse. It offers extensive housing…[read more]
  • Flat Rock, MI
  • 19.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,836
  • Orchard Lake Village, MI
  • 24.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,517
  • Westland, MI
  • 17.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 82,218
  • Some people drive thru a city too fast and then write a review. Westland does have a nightlife, independent restaurants and good shopping. Some of the lively bars in Westland are, Malarkey's, Chatters,…[read more]
  • Rockwood, MI
  • 20.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,209
  • Dearborn Heights, MI
  • 12.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 56,329
  • 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…[read more]
  • Oak Park, MI
  • 11.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 29,751
  • The homes in Oak Park are very affordably priced. You can get a nice ranch in the very low six-figure range. It's pretty close to Detroit so keep that in mind when you're looking for a job. You might…[read more]
  • Carleton, MI
  • 25.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,352
  • Virginia Park, Detroit, MI
  • 3.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,005
  • Corktown, Detroit, MI
  • 1.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 592
  • Dearborn, MI
  • 8.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 95,520
  • If your looking for a place to live that is crime ridden then Dearborn Michigan is the place for you. Want a place to go out and eat then come and move here there are hundreds of Schwarma joints at your…[read more]
  • Joseph Barry, Detroit, MI
  • 3.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 445

Detroit, MI: Rebuilding One Brick At A Time

Detroit is the most populous city in Michigan with more than 600,000 residents. The metropolitan area, encompassing the surrounding suburbs, is home to more than four million residents. Detroit is highly recognized as the birthplace of Motown records. As the historic center of the automobile industry, Detroit has also been nicknamed Motor City. It was the original forefront of the American automobile industry. General Motors, Chrysler and Ford were all headquartered in metro Detroit. Today, the headquarters of General Motors continue to remain a primary attraction in downtown Detroit.

Metro Detroit is home to many historical attractions as well as an array of things to do. The GM Renaissance Center sits on the International Waterfront area of the Detroit River. Visitors can take a stroll along the Riverfront and enjoy a great view of Canada just across the river. Campus Martius Park, located downtown, has an outdoor ice skating arena and a fountain. Many of Detroit’s seasonal events are hosted at Campus Martius Park.

The residents of metro Detroit have long been recognized as having a strong sense of pride and loyalty to their home city. The city has a vibrant music and arts culture. It is also home to major league sports teams, including the Detroit Pistons, Detroit Redwings, Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions. Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers, is a popular landmark in the downtown area. The Detroit Pistons play their home games at the Palace of Auburn Hills and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. The Red Wings currently hold games at the Joe Louis Arena, though the Little Caesars Arena is scheduled to open in September 2017.

There are a diverse mixture of ethnic groups that reside areas of the city and suburban communities. Detroit leaders have also planned to rebuild the downtown area. In addition to a variety of lucrative businesses, new residential developments are now expanding in the greater downtown Detroit area with new homes and multi-story apartment complexes in East Riverfront, Lafayette Park, Eastern Market, Midtown, Brush Park, New Center and Corktown.

Public transportation options are available in Detroit. The DDOT bus service provides route schedules across the city of Detroit as well as certain suburbs. The People Mover is a long-running train system that continues to operate in downtown Detroit. Detroit’s QLine lightrail system have recently open in 2017 and provides transportation every 30 minutes to locations in Greater Downtown Detroit.

The cost of living in Detroit is relatively low in comparison to Michigan and the national average. There are a wide range of affordable communities in the city and the suburban cities. Some of the popular suburbs to live in are Canton, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Plymouth and Rochester. You can find rentals in great neighborhoods for around $800 and higher. Most residential communities in metro Detroit are situated near convenient amenities, such as restaurants, grocery stores, schools and hospitals. Detroit is also known for having cold, snowy winters and moderately warm summers.