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Detroit, MI

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Founded in 1701 as “the City at the Straits”, Detroit is one of the oldest cities in the Midwest. Once compared to Paris because of its scenic parks and beautiful architecture, the city is now ubiquitous with the American auto industry and Motown music. In recent years, Detroit has seen an economic and cultural resurgence, driven mainly by new technology companies and a growing arts scene.

Detroit Apartments

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Renaissance Village
Beds: 2-3  •  Baths: 1-3

$782-$1259

Pavilion Apartments
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1

$535-$699

Skyview Tower
Beds: Studio-1
Baths: 1

$1645-$4354

FORT SHELBY
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2.5

$903-$1692

River Place
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2.5

$450-$650

St. Paul Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Detroit, MI is
10 to 14
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 6.45%
  • 5.95%
  • 6.57%
  • Female
  • 5.98%
  • 6.29%
  • 6.83%
$761
is average rent in Detroit, MI
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 6.25%
  • 6.06%
  • 5.57%
18.64%
of units are available for rent in Detroit
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 18465
  • 2117
  • 55307
Getting Around in Detroit, MI

Detroit’s city limits cover a large area, so it is difficult to get around without a car. However, the Detroit Department of Transportation offers dozens of bus routes within the city. Also, despite being known as “Motor City”, biking has become an increasingly popular way to get around town. Cycling rentals, co-ops and shops are flourishing in the downtown area, making biking a bigger and more important part of the city’s streets. Similarly, walking has grown in popularity in the downtown neighborhoods as an alternative to driving and dealing with limited street parking and traffic.

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"Somewhat Walkable"
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The average commuter time in Detroit is:
20 to 24 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.54%
  • 18.03%
  • 2.61%

Woodward Avenue

<p>Detroit's Woodward Avenue theater district is the second largest performing arts district in the nation, behind New York's Broadway. It includes orchestra, live music and theatre shows at dozens of venues scattered throughout the city. The Detroit Fox Theater, built in the 1920s and the first of its kind in the city, is the most historic and cherished venue in Detroit. Today, after being restored in the 1980s to its original art deco glory, it hosts acts such as the Rockettes and Sesame Street Live.</p>

Auto + Music Industry

<p>Detroit is often associated with cars and most recognized as the home of America's big three auto manufacturers: Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. While the auto industry has had its ups and downs, the music industry is stronger than ever. Detroit is the birthplace of Motown and American electronic music as well. Music venues are scattered throughout the city and offer a taste of what's new and upcoming in America music.</p>