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Old 09-02-2013, 07:34 PM
 
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Or are there any other better places in the downtown area? I'm planning on moving there in May from St. Clair Shores as the commute is way more convenient from my school to downtown.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:58 PM
 
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Disclaimer: I don't live downtown.

However, I spend a good amount of time down there. Downtown is a very unique place to live. There are a variety of things you can do. First off, if you like sports, three of the four major sports teams are downtown. You can catch the Tigers in the summer, the Lions in the fall, and the Red Wings in the winter. Hopefully the Pistons consider moving down there in a few years. If you're in to art, the DIA has one of the finest collections in the country. There are a multitude of music venues downtown, so you can catch some good concerts there. The Riverwalk is a growing attraction. There are a few casinos downtown, so if you like to gamble, that option is available to you. If you're a cyclist, like I am, there are a growing number of bike routes around the city. You can certainly make a day of it. There are also a growing number of bars and restaurants downtown. One of my new favs is the Skybar.

Detroit is not like other major cities, because it's going through a re-build if you will. But Downtown is at the heart of it all. If you're going to live anywhere in the city, I'd say that is the safest and most vibrant area you can choose at the moment.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:01 PM
 
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Disclaimer: I don't live downtown.

However, I spend a good amount of time down there. Downtown is a very unique place to live. There are a variety of things you can do. First off, if you like sports, three of the four major sports teams are downtown. You can catch the Tigers in the summer, the Lions in the fall, and the Red Wings in the winter. Hopefully the Pistons consider moving down there in a few years. If you're in to art, the DIA has one of the finest collections in the country. There are a multitude of music venues downtown, so you can catch some good concerts there. The Riverwalk is a growing attraction. There are a few casinos downtown, so if you like to gamble, that option is available to you. If you're a cyclist, like I am, there are a growing number of bike routes around the city. You can certainly make a day of it. There are also a growing number of bars and restaurants downtown. One of my new favs is the Skybar.

Detroit is not like other major cities, because it's going through a re-build if you will. But Downtown is at the heart of it all. If you're going to live anywhere in the city, I'd say that is the most vibrant area you can choose at the moment.
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Do you know if any good apartments there for a young male (mid 20's)? I've heard the Downtown area is lacking in shopping especially grocery stores. So, do people just drive to the suburbs to do their shopping?
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:05 PM
 
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Hi,

Do you know if any good apartments there for a young male (mid 20's)? I've heard the Downtown area is lacking in shopping especially grocery stores. So, do people just drive to the suburbs to do their shopping?
Yeah, shopping is still pretty limited in the city unfortunately. They did just open up a new Whole Foods off of Woodward and close to Downtown//Midtown. They also opened a Mejier at 8 Mile and State Fair, which is a little bit of a drive, but not outrageous. I think there are other smaller independent grocery stores, which I'm sure you can find on Google Maps. My buddy lives in one of the high rises right off the river, just west of Joe Louis Arena. They are very nice and I think the price is reasonable (maybe around $1k/month).

Hopefully someone else can chime in on specific apartments downtown. I have limited knowledge on that subject because I haven't yet started to look for myself.
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:44 AM
 
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Hi,

Do you know if any good apartments there for a young male (mid 20's)? I've heard the Downtown area is lacking in shopping especially grocery stores. So, do people just drive to the suburbs to do their shopping?
Most everything downtown is independent stores. Lately there's been more chains opening up, but they're still pretty limited in amount. You wouldn't necessarily need to drive to the suburbs per se since it mostly depends on if you prefer familiar chains or taking a chance on the independent stores.
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