Downtown

Known for its bustling nightlife, young energy, and dense, urban atmosphere.

Welcome to Downtown

Detroit’s bustling city center
 
Bounded by M-10 to the west, Interstate 75 to the north, and I-375 to the east, Downtown Detroit is tucked in the center of the sprawling city, right on the water. Known for its bustling nightlife, young energy, and dense, urban atmosphere, Downtown is an ideal location for a young professional or anybody looking for excitement and urban amenities. 
 
A fire ravaged the downtown area of Detroit in 1805, leaving the space open for redevelopment. The streets were rebuilt in a radial pattern spiraling from the city center. After business began booming in the late 19th and early 20th century, these streets became lined with iconic, historic buildings from world-renowned architects such as Daniel Burnham, Louis Kamper, and the Smith Hinchman & Grylls firm. 
 
Today, Downtown is home to a vibrant urban core. With the most theater seats of any American city east of the Mississippi barring New York and a plethora of great restaurants, bars, and apartments, Downtown appeals to everybody seeking uniquely historical surroundings, electrifying nightlife, and access to the convenient business and working districts of Detroit.
 

Things to Love

  • Celebrated architecture from the 1900s
  • Revitalized contemporary surroundings and historic music scene
  • Parks and green spaces
 

People and Lifestyle

With its thrilling urban atmosphere abounding with entertainment on every corner, the historic and central neighborhood of Downtown is teeming with young professionals. Most residents have one or more college degrees, making the community a bright pinnacle of Detroit.
 

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Threaded through with boutiques, eateries, and well-known brands, there’s no end to the options available Downtown. From nightlife to brunch, there’s something for any resident.
 
Plan a shopping spree around popular brands such as the vibrant H&M, athleisure hotspot lululemon, or even Madewell for some top-tier denim. Stop into Downtown’s Nike location for some new kicks or even Warby Parker for a new pair of specs. For a taste of the local boutiques, try out Hot Sam’s Detroit for any suit accessories or men’s fashion needs you might have.
 
After a day out on the town, be sure to eat your fill at the contemporary Central Kitchen & Bar, which prides itself on premier American cuisine, or stop by Buddy’s Pizza for a historic slice of delicious Detroit-style pizza. Still hungry or looking for a different vibe? Head over to Leila for a more elevated experience complete with excellent Lebanese cuisine or the elegant Italian spot San Morello.
 

Things to Do

Constantly thrumming with activity, Downtown always has something going on. Whether you’re a fan of the arts, sports, both, or neither, you’ll find that living Downtown is always eventful.
 
Enjoy the crisp autumn air at Detroit’s own America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, named the best holiday parade by USAToday in 2019. For a summer treat, attend the annual Ford Fireworks celebration for an explosion of colors over the Detroit River. Come alive at the historic and vibrant music scene found at the annual Detroit Jazz Fest, or book your tickets to the Movement Electronic Music Festival for a show-stopping weekend-long concert event. 
 
If you’re looking to enjoy the rest of the year, just turn to any one of Downtown’s numerous parks, galleries, and stadiums. If you’re a sports fan, join the crowds at Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, Ford Field, or at the Little Ceasar’s Arena to see either the Detroit Red Wings or the Detroit Pistons. If the arts is more your scene, check out the Detroit Opera House or the iconic Fox Theater. Last but by no means least, there are several amazing parks in and around Downtown. 
 

Schools

Downtown is also home to top educational opportunities including:
 
  • University of Detroit Mercy Law School
  • Wayne County Community College, Downtown Campus
 
 
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Featured Properties In the Area

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1529 Broadway Street #300 Detroit MI 48226

$3,299,000

1529 Broadway Street #300, Detroit, MI 48226

3 Beds 4.1 Baths 5,400 Sq.Ft.

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1529 BROADWAY Street #400 Detroit MI 48226

$1,650,000

1529 BROADWAY Street #400, Detroit, MI 48226

3 Beds 2.1 Baths 3,005 Sq.Ft.

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1135 SHELBY #2903 DETROIT MI 48226

$1,385,000

1135 SHELBY #2903, DETROIT, MI 48226

3 Beds 2.1 Baths 2,300 Sq.Ft.

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330 Gratiot Avenue #1602 Detroit MI 48226

$1,299,900

330 Gratiot Avenue #1602, Detroit, MI 48226

3 Beds 2.1 Baths 1,618 Sq.Ft.

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330 Gratiot Avenue #1601 Detroit MI 48226

$1,279,999

330 Gratiot Avenue #1601, Detroit, MI 48226

3 Beds 2.1 Baths 1,846 Sq.Ft.

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1135 SHELBY ST # 71/2806 Detroit MI 48226

$1,075,000

1135 SHELBY ST # 71/2806, Detroit, MI 48226

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,260 Sq.Ft.

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525 W LAFAYETTE Boulevard #21D Detroit MI 48226

$900,000

525 W LAFAYETTE Boulevard #21D, Detroit, MI 48226

2 Beds 2.1 Baths 2,333 Sq.Ft.

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1135 Shelby Street #2706 Detroit MI 48226

$679,000

1135 Shelby Street #2706, Detroit, MI 48226

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,435 Sq.Ft.

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1135 Shelby Street #2510 Detroit MI 48226

$660,000

1135 Shelby Street #2510, Detroit, MI 48226

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,376 Sq.Ft.

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330 Gratiot Avenue #1506 Detroit MI 48226

$635,900

330 Gratiot Avenue #1506, Detroit, MI 48226

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,043 Sq.Ft.

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330 Gratiot Avenue #1505 Detroit MI 48226

$629,900

330 Gratiot Avenue #1505, Detroit, MI 48226

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,043 Sq.Ft.

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330 Gratiot Avenue #1507 Detroit MI 48226

$619,900

330 Gratiot Avenue #1507, Detroit, MI 48226

2 Beds 2 Baths 966 Sq.Ft.

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525 W LAFAYETTE Boulevard #19D Detroit MI 48226

$548,000

525 W LAFAYETTE Boulevard #19D, Detroit, MI 48226

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,443 Sq.Ft.

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330 Gratiot Avenue #1504 Detroit MI 48226

$509,900

330 Gratiot Avenue #1504, Detroit, MI 48226

1 Bed 1 Bath 840 Sq.Ft.

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1135 SHELBY Street #2501 Detroit MI 48226

$499,999

1135 SHELBY Street #2501, Detroit, MI 48226

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,200 Sq.Ft.

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330 Gratiot Avenue #1503 Detroit MI 48226

$499,900

330 Gratiot Avenue #1503, Detroit, MI 48226

1 Bed 1 Bath 840 Sq.Ft.

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1135 SHELBY Street #2713 Detroit MI 48226

$439,900

1135 SHELBY Street #2713, Detroit, MI 48226

1 Bed 1.1 Baths 1,150 Sq.Ft.

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525 W LAFAYETTE Boulevard #14A Detroit MI 48226

$410,000

525 W LAFAYETTE Boulevard #14A, Detroit, MI 48226

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,405 Sq.Ft.

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525 W LAFAYETTE Boulevard #21E Detroit MI 48226

$395,000

525 W LAFAYETTE Boulevard #21E, Detroit, MI 48226

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,423 Sq.Ft.

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525 W LAFAYETTE Boulevard #21C Detroit MI 48226

$375,000

525 W LAFAYETTE Boulevard #21C, Detroit, MI 48226

2 Beds 1 Bath 1,350 Sq.Ft.

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