There are six core neighborhoods in Greater Downtown Detroit.


Corktown is Detroit’s oldest neighborhood and is just west of the Downtown Detroit commercial district. It is largely residential with a growing number of commercial properties along Michigan Avenue. (read more)

Downtown – Central Business District

Signs of new life are everywhere in Detroit’s downtown area. It is currently experiencing one of the largest urban redevelopment booms in the country. New businesses are finding homes in old buildings. From restaurants and retail to new lofts and condominiums, more young urban professionals and empty nesters continue to flock to Downtown Detroit. (read more)

Eastern Market

At the heart of Eastern Market is a six-block public market that has been feeding Detroit since 1891. Every Saturday Eastern Market, the largest historic market district in the country, draws thousands of Metro Detroiters and is transformed into a vibrant marketplace with hundreds of open-air stalls where everyone from toddlers to tycoons enjoy the strong conviviality served up along with great selections of fruits, veggies, fresh-cut flowers, homemade jams, maple syrups, locally produced specialty food products, pasture and/or grass-fed meat and even an occasional goose or rabbit. During the summer, the market is also open to the public on Tuesdays. (read more)

Lafayette Park

Lafayette Park is an internationally renowned district of residential architecture, both historic and modern. It is located roughly half-way between downtown and Chene Park and is close to Belle Isle and the MacArthur Bridge. There is also easy access to I-375, Gratiot Avenue, and Jefferson Avenue. (read more)


Midtown is Detroit’s cultural hub. It boasts some of the best galleries and museums as well as a vibrant blend of housing options and covers about two square miles between Downtown Detroit to the south and New Center to the north. Midtown hosts two million visitors annually, with the largest concentration of cultural, educational and medical institutions in southeast Michigan. (read more)

New Center

Detroit’s New Center is a vibrant, diverse and economically healthy district and the northern anchor of Detroit’s Greater Downtown. It is bounded by Virginia Park to the north, the Ford Freeway to the south, John R to the east and the Lodge Freeway to the west. (read more)