Detroit January 09, 2017
9 Ways Living In Detroit Ruins You For Life
Every Detroiter knows that a unique sense of pride comes along with living in the Motor City. What many outsiders might not realize, though, is that Detroiters are fiercely defensive of their city — and grateful to live here. Try as you might to adjust to life in a differen area, there are a few reasons why Detroit will simply always have your heart. Here are nine ways that living in the Motor City will spoil you for life.
1. Our home team pride is second to none.
You can travel the whole world and never experience anything as amazing as the feeling of cheering for the Detroit Tigers with hundreds of your closest friends in Comerica Park — or even venturing out of town to support your team at an away game.
2. You’ll never taste a better coney dog than you will in Detroit.
Sure, other cities and states have adopted the coney dog recipe. But as a Detroiter, you’ve grown accustomed to the best of the best — so if it’s not an original Detroit coney dog, it’s almost guaranteed to disappoint you.
3. You’ve gotten used to a midwest vibe in an urban environment.
Detroit brings together the best of both worlds: the friendliness of Michiganders and the exciting hustle and bustle of city life. As Michigan’s largest city, Detroit will keep you occupied without overwhelming you.
4. Where else can you take a day trip to Belle Isle?
Nowhere! Living in Detroit affords you the unique opportunity to experience both nature and downtown excitement. Within minutes, you can travel from the craziness of Midtown to the peaceful ambiance of Belle Isle.
5. You’re just moments away from an international vacation.
Detroit is one of the few cities in the country that sits so close to an international border — in fact, you can even see Canada from many of the city’s major landmarks. As a Detroiter, you’re spoiled by your proximity to such an awesome international neighbor.
6. Detroit has a claim on some of the world’s most unique musical history.
When you live in Detroit, you’re beyond lucky to be surrounded by the beginnings of Motown. Sure, other cities can claim jazz, country, or classic rock — but Detroiters have a special connection to some of America’s best music.
7. The Great Lakes are right in your backyard.
No other major city in America offer such quick access to the gorgeous Great Lakes. A day trip to Lake Huron is just a short drive away, and Detroiters know the unique beauty of this “freshwater ocean.”
8. When you need an escape from reality, you can spend hours in the DIA.
Detroiters have the spectacular opportunity to spend their free time in one of the country’s most fantastic art museums, the Detroit Institute of Arts. You could stare at the stunning Diego Rivera mural in the DIA for weeks and never see every incredible detail that’s included.
9. Our resilience is a constant source of inspiration.
If you move out of Detroit, you’ll certainly miss the sense of perseverance and determination that comes along with life in the Motor City. Despite our city’s difficult past, Detroiters are dedicated to the rebirth of their hometown, and this spirit alone is enough to make you never want to leave.
Alright, Detroiters: we want to hear your thoughts. Have you left the Motor City? What did you miss most once you were no longer a Detroit resident?