Detroit city life
Detroit is a very vibrant city, with much of its culture being built upon its industrial tradition. There are many landmarks and tourist attractions throughout the city:
- Motown Historical Museum
- Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum
- Tuskegee Airmen Museum
- Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Motown is a bustling centre for casino resorts and jazz festivals, enjoying a rich nightlife. Country music lovers also have reasons to enjoy Detroit thanks to its Hoedown festival. Unsurprisingly, the North American International Auto Show takes place in Detroit every year, alongside sports events, fireworks, leading up to the Windsor-Detroit International Freedom Festival. Contemporary street art is similarly appreciated in Motown, with numerous exhibitions and outdoor plays evoking the city’s industrial heritage. Detroit has, in addition to this, numerous sports teams which play in the national leagues in basketball, football, baseball and soccer.
International atmosphere in Detroit
While noticing a decrease in population, Detroit still has some of the youngest populations in the U.S., with 40% being under the age of 24. The city’s population is fairly diverse in cultural and ethnic background, which makes it one of the more inclusive urban areas in the U.S. and great place to get the multicultural American experience. The majority of the population speaks English, with languages like Spanish, Hindi or Chinese being spoken in the local communities. This diversity is also maintained by the constant flux of international students coming to study in Detroit.
In Detroit, the weather brings cold winters with moderate snowfall of 42.5 inches (108 cm) on average per year and a temperature of about 25.6 °F (-3.6 °C) in January. The summer season is warm, without it being too hot, with an average temperature of 73.6 °F (23.1 °C) in July. The moderate amount of precipitations reaches an average of 33.47 inches (850.1 cm)/year.