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Highland Park, surrounded by the City of Detroit, is about 6 miles (9.7 km) fromDowntown Detroit. Mark Binelli, author of Detroit City is the Place to Be, wrote that Highland Park is "so central on a map of [Detroit] it practically marks a bull's-eye."

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.97 square miles (7.69 km2), all of it land.

The Ernest T. Ford Recreation Center serves as a recreation center for the community. The center has a basketball court, exercise equipment, pool tables, table games, and televisions. After a renovation, it re-opened in February 2008. In 1993 Highland Park Community College won the MCCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Championship against Macomb Community College.

In popular culture

  • 122 Beresford Street in Highland Park served as the filming location for a scene in the 2002 film 8 Mile where several of the movie's characters burn down an abandoned home.
  • Highland Park is featured in the 2005 film Four Brothers, where it is the site of an armed convenience store robbery.
  • The 2007 documentary The Water Front chronicled the community's struggle against water privatization.
  • The 2008 film Gran Torino, starring and directed by Clint Eastwood, is primarily set in Highland Park.
  • A movie about a fictional lottery winner's attempt to reopen the McGregor Library, entitled Highland Park, starring Danny Glover, was being filmed in Highland Park in October 2009.


The Historic Highland Park Ford Plant

The Highland Park Ford Plant was a production plant for the Ford Motor Company in the city of Highland Park, Michigan. Located at 91 Manchester Avenue (at Woodward Avenue), the plant was designed by Albert Kahn in 1908 and opened in 1910. The second production facility for the Model T automobile, it became a National Historic Landmark in 1978. The complex included offices, factories, a power plant and a foundry. Over 120 acres in size it was the largest manufacturing facility in the world at the time of its opening. 

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