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Motown. The Motor City. HockeyTown. The D.

Detroit (French for “Strait of Lake Erie”) gets called a lot of names. Hey, during the late 19th Century, it was even dubbed “The Paris of the West.”

If you’re not from here, you might not understand what makes Detroit so special. But that’s ok. Here’s a little help…

The first thing you should know about Detroit is…it’s big. Boston, San Francisco, and Manhattan put together could all fit inside its borders.

We are the automobile capitol of the world. Ford, Chrysler and General Motors are all headquartered in Metro Detroit. Collectively, these companies have flexed their manufacturing muscle for the past 100 years and produced some of the greatest things on four wheels: the Model T, the Mustang, the Camaro, the GTO, the Charger, the minivan and the F-150.

Aside from the auto industry, other businesses such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Compuware, DTE Energy, Strategic Staffing Solutions and Quicken Loans chose to set up shop downtown. As a matter of fact, these corporations have formed an alliance known as the Live Downtown Program that rewards employees with up to $20,000 worth of forgivable loans toward their primary residence in Detroit.

Detroit’s music scene will always be central to local culture. The city is cited as the birthplace of both the Motown Sound and Techo. Crowds pack downtown annually for music events like Jazz Fest, The Downtown HoeDown and the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF). While venues such as The Fillmore (formerly State Theater), The Shelter, The Majestic and Saint Andrew’s Hall host musical acts all year. Musicians Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, Iggy Pop, Kid Rock, Eminem, and the White Stripes all hail from here.

While the most recognizable building on our skyline is probably the Renaissance Center (now home to General Motors), Detroit has one of the largest surviving collections of late nineteenth and early twentieth century buildings in the country. The Guardian Building (nicknamed the “Cathedral of Finance”) was built in 1928 and is a national historic landmark. With its Pewabic Pottery tiled ceilings and bold art deco styling, it’s one of Detroit’s most interesting buildings. Other noteworthy Motor City architecture would include the Fisher Building, the Book Cadillac Hotel, Orchestra Hall, the Dime Building and the Penobscot Building.

Detroit’s cityscape is ever-changing. Newer features like the River Walk, the skating rink at Campus Martius, Greektown, MotorCity and MGM Grand Casinos, Ford Field and Comerica Park have refreshed Downtown.

Inside the 2 square miles of People Mover (Downtown’s elevated public transit system) track, you’ll find over 140 bars and restaurants.

From upscale fair at Coach Insignia to the ever-battling-for-hotdog-supremacy Lafayette and American Coney Islands, culinary options abound. Incidentally, Detroit is the birthplace of the Coney Island hotdog.

Other noteworthy dining can be found at Michael Symon’s Roast, The Whitney, The Parthenon and Pegasus, The Rattlesnake Club, Roma Café, and Angelina.

Speaking of food, Detroit’s Eastern Market, established in 1891, is home to 250 independent merchants. Stalls of the six block public market are filled with offerings from local farmers and nurseries who sell their beans, baked goods, begonias (even bunnies!) every Saturday.

The stores and restaurants surrounding the market are just as enticing. Supino Pizza (once featured on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives), Rocky’s and Eastern Market Seafood Company are all worth checking out.

Most people don’t know that Detroit is second only to New York City in number of theater seats in the United States. Detroiters enjoy listening to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall, as well as seeing live performances at The Gem or Fisher Theaters.

The Fox Theater hosts appearances by top entertainers and runs Broadway productions of plays like Wicked and Hair. The Fox is a stunning example of Detroit’s Gilded Age, has been fully-restored and designated as a National Historic Landmark. Its rich history includes appearances by Shirley Temple, Elvis Presley and many Motown recording artists.

And while we are a little biased, we don’t think you can find a bigger or better town for professional sports. The Detroit Red Wings (11-time NHL Champs) Detroit Lions (be nice) Pistons and our beloved Tigers all give fans a reason to wave their foam fingers and cheer.

Twice a year Detroit throws quite a party. Every summer, the city teams up with our neighbors in Windsor, Ontario to host the annual Target Fireworks over the Detroit River. And in November, Woodward Avenue is larger than life with America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

For those who choose to put down roots in Detroit, there are hidden gems, beautiful neighborhoods, and a diverse population that make living here a dynamic urban experience. Housing options include trendy lofts, high-rise apartments, historic homes and new-construction condominiums.

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