14 Facts About Downtown Detroit


Downtown Detroit is the central business district and a residential area of the city of Detroit, Michigan, United States.

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Downtown Detroit has a number of parks including those linked by a promenade along the International Riverfront.

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Business in Detroit boomed along with its growing automobile industry, leading to an increase in downtown's population and wealth.

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Downtown Detroit was once notorious for its abandonment, vacant buildings, and disinvestment.

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In 2007, Downtown Detroit was named among the best big city neighborhoods in which to retire by CNN Money Magazine editors.

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Downtown Detroit offers a number of residential high rises, including Riverfront Towers, The Albert, and Town Residences.

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City of Downtown Detroit offices are located in the Coleman Young Municipal Building.

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Companies with headquarters in Downtown Detroit include Compuware, Dickinson Wright, General Motors, Little Caesars, Campbell-Ewald, Miller Canfield, and Quicken Loans.

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Downtown Detroit executives began moving to Dallas in November 2007.

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Studio of WDIV is located in Downtown Detroit; it is the only TV station in the Detroit media market with studios located in the city as WXYZ, WJBK, WWJ, WMYD, WPXD, and WKBD have their studios in the nearby city of Southfield.

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Downtown Detroit has seen a major growth in entertainment in the past decade.

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Downtown Detroit has seen major growth in retail, such as Michigan-based Moosejaw outdoor clothing.

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Downtown Detroit residents enrolled in the public school system are zoned for Martin Luther King High School.

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Two consulates are located in the Renaissance Center; the Consulate-General of Japan, Downtown Detroit is located on the 16th Floor of the 400 Tower, and the Consulate-General of Canada in Downtown Detroit is located in Suite 1100 of the 600 Tower.

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