The City of Engines & the Soul of Crime
Detroit is the largest city in the state of Michigan, the capital of the U.S. auto-mobile industry and an important center of music production. It is located along the Detroit River that divides the neighbour across the Canadian city of Windsor, Detroit is the eleventh largest city in the United States with a population of about 4 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area. Half population of the city is in their 50's, while today Detroit leads the national demographic decline, caused by the decline of the automotive industry locally, which has always driven the economy (that is why it was nicknamed as Motor City).
However in recent years the center of the city is experiencing a revival, with a number of new buildings that have revitalized Downtown Detroit. With a view of the most recognizable in the world, Downtown Detroit shows a good variety of architectural styles, from Art Deco skyscrapers of the Guardian Building, the Penobscot Building to the futuristic Comerica Tower. Many of the major museums are located in Detroit's cultural center near the Wayne State University, among which are the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Science Center and the Detroit Historical Museum.
Detroit is full of attractions and events to see. The Ann Arbor Film Festival, Motor City Pride Festival, Detroit Music Award, Stars & Stripes Festival and many other festivals and events, which occurs all year round. Many tourists come to the city so it is advised to do arrangements in advance. If your stay is longer, then book a car because it will be cheaper than taxi and more convenient too. Visit site for more information. Make your plans after checking weather information online.
Levels of crime are high in Detroit. The Motor City appears to be the American city with the highest murder rate, and the level of youth crime is three times more than the ten largest American cities put together. Almost always shoot-outs between members of street gangs happens in the suburbs, you're in the center and you should be safe.
The music has always been at the center of cultural life in the Motor City, after the blues and jazz of the '30s, '40s was founded Motown Records who blew up the phenomenon of soul music in the '60s with the likes of Stevie Wonder Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin. You will not miss the opportunity to see concerts and shows happening almost everywhere in Detroit. Recently, in the 90s, the city has given rise to a different local scenes' of indie rock ranging from the White Stripes to rapper Eminem.