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Live in Dearborn

Your Happy Place

Dearborn offers no shortage of ways to live richly — from homes for any size budget, world-class museums and an array of cultural offerings to green, scenic spaces where you can bike, hike and kayak, from charming historic neighborhoods to a civic center filled with top-notch amenities.

In Dearborn, it’s easy to feel connected in every sense of the word. Getting to and around this bustling center of business innovators offering something for all ages and tastes is simple, safe and smart with its clear wayfinding, innovative technology, walkable environment and omni-transit options that emphasize people over cars. A bike network from east to west and north to south connect neighborhoods and schools, an inter-urban bus connects employees to destinations, bike and scooter share programs get you to your last mile, while kayak docks offer a scenic way to get from downtown to The Henry Ford. Detroit’s right at your fingertips, so is the region’s best air, rail and highway connections, including high-speed intercity service between Detroit and Chicago, and a commuter line connecting Ann Arbor and Detroit. It’s every bit as easy to feel like you fit right in, too, with endless community networks of friends, neighbors, social districts and outdoor gathering spaces.

Some of the most affordable and accessible places to live are right downtown, from City Hall Artspace to the Lofts@West Village, and many more that put you in bird’s eye view of the action. Walk downstairs and grab a coffee at one of the many local coffeehouses like Haraz Coffee or Qahwah House to start your day or run out at lunch or dinner for a delicious bite to eat so you don’t have to cook at home. With more than 60 restaurants to choose from, you cannot go wrong.

Dive into the social network. Community-minded, creative and multicultural events are at the epicenters of town, including Wagner Park, the Performing Arts Center, and City Hall Park; all celebrating and showcasing the best of Downtown Dearborn year-round. From signature events to retail promotions featuring food, art, retail, youth, music and culture, there is something for everyone. Annually in March the DDDA hosts the much anticipated Dearborn Restaurant Week where you can try something new, find hidden gems or enjoy your longtime favorites. With over 60 events annually, there is always something going on.

Did we mention shopping? From artists to fashionistas, and everything in between, Downtown Dearborn offers shops you can’t find anywhere else. Walk from your neighborhood to pick up groceries or grab one of our new Downtown Dearborn shopping totes to carry your treasures you’ve found for everyone on your gift-giving list this season.

Then find your zen space at one of our quaint pocket parks or larger downtown parks. Bring your dog, a yoga mat or whatever calms your soul. There is a park bench waiting for you.