Detroit is showing the world what the art of the comeback looks like. Building upon its rich history of innovation, the area is re-emerging economically and boasts a vibrant art scene, a re-energized entertainment district and unique culinary options. Learn more by exploring the tabs below.
What’s it like to live in Detroit Metro?
The Detroit Metropolitan Region offers endless recreational opportunities, including trails, golf courses, canoeing, tennis courts, athletic fields and more. The most populated region of Michigan, it offers everything from urban living to walkable communities to rural settings.
- With 29 higher education institutions, the Detroit Metro area offers degrees in almost every discipline.
- Detroit-resident students can have a tuition-free path to an associate degree or technical certificate through the Detroit Promise.
- The region is home to globally known Cranbrook Academy—alumni include U.S. presidential nominees, CEOs and Nobel Peace Prize winners.
- The College for Creative Studies was ranked the No. 3 design school in the country.
- With more than 40 theaters, the Detroit region is second only to New York City for theater seats east of the Mississippi River.
- The region is home to more than 30 art museums, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the 6th largest fine arts museum in the U.S.
- Macomb County is home to 34 miles of coastline along Lake St. Clair, providing opportunities for swimming, boating and fishing.
- Niche Rankings named several Detroit Metro cities in its list of “The best places to raise a family in Michigan.”
- Belle Isle Park is the country’s largest and oldest city island and is home to the Belle Isle Grand Prix.
- The region is home to 13 metro parks, 10 state parks, 14 state recreation areas, 17 state game areas, 4 water parks and over 225 golf courses.
Where do people work in Detroit Metro?
Detroit Metro offers numerous opportunities in a wide variety of occupations.
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
- Ford Motor Company
- General Motors
- Henry Ford Health Systems
- U.S. government
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What do people do for fun in Detroit Metro?
Detroit Metro is full of history and places to explore. Love music? We have you covered. An avid sports fan? Check out all the options for catching a game. Interested in history and culture? You’re in the right place!
Places to see, things to do
- Sports anyone? This region is home to:
- The Ford Arts Beats & Eats features musicians, artists and culinary exhibits with more than 200 performances on 10 stages.
- For some family fun, visit the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground.
- More than 40,000 stunning cars cruise Woodward Avenue during the Woodward Dream Cruise: a celebration of classic car culture.
- Pike, walleye and muskie abound in Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie, and the Detroit River—all of which have become world famous for amazing angling.
- Take a time travel adventure into the 16th century at the Michigan Renaissance Festival.
- Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History houses the largest collection of African-American art and artifacts in the world.
- The region is home to the first free-standing Holocaust Memorial Center.
- The Detroit Zoo is home to more than 1,200 animals from 400 different species and was the first U.S. zoo with cageless exhibits.
- The Henry Ford celebrates yesterday’s traditions as well as today’s innovations, and includes the 90-acre Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum.
- The region offers something for every musical taste, including: