Buy. Rent. Condos. Rowhouses. Mid-rise. Low-rise. Newly refurbished or fixer-upper. It’s all here. Take in the panoramic view from the window of a twenty story high-rise or explore the big backyards and historically adorned houses on a cobblestone street. Wherever you land in the greater Downtown, you’ll be a moment’s away from it all.
Have you ever wondered from where Eight Mile Road is 8 miles? The answer lies at the center of Campus Martius Park! The Point of Origin for the City of Detroit is located in this award winning park.
There are dozens of bars and restaurants within the one square mile of Downtown Detroit. So whether you like jazz, sports, martinis, dancing or none of the above there’s a spot Downtown for you. Beside great sports venues, Detroit has three casinos and one of the largest theater districts in the US with more than 13,000 theater seats in just a 2 block radius. With the Fox Theatre seating more than 5,000 just blocks from the Fillmore, Opera House, Music Hall, Gem, Century and even the little avant-garde 1515 Broadway. It’s a theater lovers paradise.
The number of different restaurants at the Downtown resident’s disposal is enviable. Greek to Italian to German to Cuban: Downtown has it all! Check out Oslo for sake and sushi or if you’re into salsa dancing try Vincente’s. The Park Bar and Foran’s Grand Trunk Pub for Michigan brewed beers, Bucharest Grill for shawarma or Michael Symons’ Roast.
Don’t worry about finding finer fare in The D. Try Centaur behind the Fox Theatre or Small Plates for trendy tapas. Greektown is also a sure hit, with Pegasus and Niki’s for moderate dining, or Mosaic for higher-end fodder. The stunning Coach Insignia on the top floor of the Renaissance Center offers great views of both Detroit and Windsor, Ontario while serving up delectable meal and wine offerings. Another great RenCen option is the local Italian favorite Andiamo‘s.
There are also a lot of choices too for when you want to dine in rather than out. As one of the region’s grocery stores, Eastern Market, allows you to shop where the restaurants shop every Saturday year round and Tuesdays too in the summer. Some of the best small grocery stores, specialty food stores and bakeries in the region are also located in or near the greater downtown region.
A stroll along the river on the RiverWalk is always a wonderful event. Part of the new 31-acre Tricentennial State Park, the RiverWalk will ultimately stretch from Gabriel Richard Park near the MacArthrur Bridge to Belle Isle on the east to the Ambassador Bridge in the west.
Fashion, like food is big in Detroit. Mark England DeMode for European fashions, Pure Detroit for the trendiest Detroit-themed apparel and Pangborn Design for one-of-a-kind ties and more. Other services that have bolstered Downtown residents’ quality of life have opened recently, too: a day spa, florists and several shops in places like the Guardian Building and Renaissance Center, which holds its own movie theater.
Downtown is home to tens of thousands of employees serving the regional and worldwide operations of companies large and small. This concentration lines the lunch counters, parks and sidewalks daily. Filling cubicles and apartments with recent expansions and relocations of their workforce, these are proud corporations. These new workers add to the already strong mix of bankers, lawyers, auto executives, accountants, government officials and much more.