Detroit Real Estate Information
One of the country's largest and most stories cities, Detroit, Michigan, makes up the largest part of the Metro Detroit area. It is a major port city on the Detroit River. It is the largest city in Michigan and the county seat of Wayne County. Detroit lies north of Windsor, Ontario, in Canada, making it the only major American city facing Canada to the south. Detroit, the city, was estimated as being home to around 912,000 in 2008; the greater Detroit metro area was gauged to be home to a population of almost 4.5 million.
The Detroit area is famous as being home to the American automotive industry, and its name is often synonymous with the industry. The U.S.'s three largest auto companies, GM, Ford and Chrysler, are all based in the Detroit region. In addition to being known for its automotive history, the city is famous for its contributions to popular music, invoking the "Motown" style of pop music popular in the mid 20th century. The genre was made popular in Berry Gordy's Motown Records studio, featuring such legendary performers as Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes, the Jackson 5, Martha and the Vandellas and Marvin Gaye.
Detroit is the largest U.S. city to allow casinos. It is home to many attractions, including six yacht clubs, countless golf courses and clubs, and the country's second-largest theater district. The city has its own symphony orchestra, an opera house, several musical performance halls and countless museums, including the noted Motown Historical Museum, Tuskegee Airmen Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Large annual events in Detroit include the Detroit International Jazz Festival, the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, the Motor City Music Conference, the Urban Organic Music Conference, the Concert of Colors and the Summer Jamz festival. It is also one of about a dozen U.S. cities that hosts one team of each of the four professional sports leagues.
Education in the area is provided by Detroit Public Schools, with 220 schools. Higher education can be obtained at institutions like Wayne State University, University of Detroit Mercy, the College for Creative Studies, Lewis College of Business, Marygrove College and Wayne County Community College. Health services are provided by the Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford Health System, St. John Health System and the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center. To get in and out of the region, most residents can access the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Romulus.