Median Income: $30,000
New life has visibly breathed into the downtown area, and it is currently experiencing one of the largest urban redevlopment booms in the country. New businesses are finding homes in old buildings; from restaurants and retail to new lofts and condominiums, more young urban professionals continue to flock to the city to experience the sights, events, attractions, and to be a part of the renaissance. The people of Detroit have an undeniable love and sense of pride for this tried and true city, and it can be seen around every corner.
Who's it For? Who's it NOT For?
FOR: Young people looking for a city of excitement – lovers of history, architecture, and interesting people. Night clubers. Foodies. Those dying to explore Eastern Market, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Belle Isle, American Coney Island, The Motown Museum, and Pewabic Pottery. NOT FOR: If you still enjoy living at home in the suburbs with a fully stocked fridge by your parents.
Lifestyle, Recreation & Things to Know
Downtown contains much historic architecture and most of the prominent skyscrapers in Detroit, including theRenaissance Center, the Penobscot Building, Comerica Tower, and the Guardian Building. Historic churches,theatres, and commercial buildings anchor the various downtown districts. Downtown has a number parks including those linked by a promenade along the Detroit International Riverfront.
- Bricktown Historic District
- Broadway Avenue Historic District
- Campus Martius
- Capital Park Historic District
- Fort / Financial District
- Grand Circus Park Historic District
- Greektown Historic District
- Jefferson Avenue
- Park Avenue Historic District,
- Washington Boulevard Historic District
Move to Detroit. The next generation will be powered by today’s youth; It is no secret that Detroit’s population is shrinking at an alarming rate. The 2010 census indicated the city’s population has fallen 25 percent over the past decade. However, this recent data also reveals young, educated adults want to move into the city as the population of this core demographic has risen 60 percent since 2000.