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Detroit, Michigan

As a newcomer to Windsor, you should be aware of the wonderful things you can do in Detroit, Michigan which is located north of Windsor and can be accessed by the Ambassador Bridge, the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and a third bridge, the Detroit River International Crossing which will be completed after 2015.  Review the websites Michigan's Official Travel and Tourism Site, the State of Michigan Government Site, Visit Detroit, Experience Detroit, and Visit Detroit Magazine.

Windsor is right across the river from Detroit (http://visitdetroit.com/) whose skyline Windsorites enjoy every day. The amenities of big-city living, from a world-class art gallery (http://www.dia.org) and symphony (http://www.dso.org), to championship-winning professional sports teams, to fine dining, festivals, and performance venues, are literally minutes away.  It’s a highly affordable city, and Windsorites enjoy fast, easy access to all its amenities:  the bridge and tunnel take you directly into Detroit’s downtown core.

It’s a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating post-industrial city of Detroit – a city that is famously becoming one of the greatest, most challenging, and most intriguing urban laboratories in the world.   From urban farming to community activism to micro-businesses to its growing community of young urban graduates from across the US, Detroit is transforming before our eyes.  Windsor is a great place to be part of that, or just to watch it unfold.  Other American cities are also an easy drive, from Ann Arbor and Toledo, only 45 minutes away, to places a little further afield – you can be in cities like Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, or Columbus in 3-5 hours. The easily accessible train station and airports make travel very convenient.

Other Information about our Neighbour Detroit

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/the-daily-need/is-detroit-the-new-brooklyn/10290

http://www.coolhunting.com/travel/guides/detroit#dequindre_cut_greenway

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/taking-back-detroit/see-detroit.html

http://nypost.com/2011/06/08/the-new-detroit-cool/

 
Downton Detroit

Downtown Detroit is the city's central business district and a residential area, bordered by the Lodge Freeway to the west, the Fisher Freeway to the north, Interstate 375 (Chrysler Freeway) to the east, and the Detroit River to the south. The area contains most of the prominent skyscrapers in Detroit, including the Renaissance Center, the Penobscot Building, and the Guardian Building. The downtown area features high-rise residential living along with a number of parks including those linked by a promenade along the Detroit International Riverfront. In 2007, downtown Detroit was named among the best big city neighborhoods in which to retire by CNN Money Magazine editors.

Campus Martius Park and Grand Circus Park Historic District are central gathering places for downtown containing parks, fountains, monuments, and large traffic circles commercial and residential high-rises connected by Woodward Avenue.  Read more....

Michigan also has many wonderful cities and universities. Below you will find other websites categorized under specific headings which should prove to be very useful in providing you all the information you will require to become more familiar with our neighbour Michigan. 

Michigan Libraries 
Michigan and Nearby Universities 

For more information about living in Michigan, read more...