Detroit January 17, 2017
9 Undeniable Reasons Why Detroit Will Always Be Home
The Motor City creates an unbreakable bond with its residents, no matter how long they live here. Whether you grew up in Detroit and have since moved away or are now raising a new generation of Detroiters, here are a few reasons why our beloved city will always be home.
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1. It’s where our teams play.
Detroit is where we watch our beloved sports teams play, despite how well (or… not well) they perform. Whether we’re cheering for the Lions, the Red Wings, the Tigers, or the Pistons, our team pride runs deep.
2. No other city can truly satisfy our cravings.
Other cities might try, but Detroit is the only place where we can chow down on authentic Coney Dogs, Detroit-style pizza, or original Slows BBQ. There’s something about a real Motor City meal that satisfies our cravings like nothing else in the world.
3. It’s where our favorite music began.
Stevie Wonder. Diana Ross. Eminem. These are just a few of the music superstars to come out of Detroit, and this fills us with an undeniable sense of pride. No matter what our favorite musical genre might be, chances are that a well-known Detroiter is involved in its production.
4. We feel free to embrace our diverse backgrounds here.
Detroit’s residents come from many different cultures and belief systems. Whether we’re Christian, Muslim, non-religious, or something in between, we feel free to worship and celebrate as we please in the Motor City. There’s nothing more beautiful than living in a true American melting pot.
5. It’s where we work, play, and learn.
Whether we’re auto industry workers, Wayne State alumni, or art collectors, there’s a place for us in Detroit. Not only do we make our livelihoods in the Motor City, it’s also where we unwind after a long day with a pint of Michigan-made beer.
6. It’s home to our favorite escapes.
Belle Isle, anyone? This is just one natural oasis that makes Detroit what it is today. Whether we’re strolling along the Detroit River or marveling at fish in the Belle Isle Aquarium, we’re never too far from wonderful outlets for relaxation.
7. We’ve watched it rebuild time and time again.
It’s no secret that Detroit has faced its fair share of struggles. But no matter what the world has thrown at us, we've always managed to stand up again. True Detroiters know that our city is constantly growing and regenerating, and we love it for that.
8. It’s where our families are.
Home is where the heart is, and our hearts are with our Detroit kin.
9. There’s nothing stronger than Detroit pride.
Detroiters have a fierce spirit that simply can’t be found anywhere else, and this sense of perseverance and determination breeds a level of pride that only exists in the Motor City. Detroit is home because it’s ours, and we’ll never give up on it.
Tell us, Detroiters: what makes Detroit home for you?