Detroit 187. Shop Avon. Juanita C.'s Reviews. MGM Grand Detroit. Greektown Historic District. History The area known today as Greektown was first settled in the 1830s by German immigrants, who created a primarily residential neighborhood in the area. However, in the earliest years of the 20th century, most of the German residents began moving from the neighborhood into areas further from downtown. As the Germans left the area, new Greek immigrants moved in, spurred by Theodore Gerasimos, the first documented Greek immigrant in Detroit. The newly arrived Greeks established businesses in the neighborhood.
By the 1920s, the area was becoming primarily commercial rather than residential, and the Greek residents began moving out; however, the restaurants, stores, and coffeehouses they established remained. The next thirty years brought a melange of immigrants to the few residential spaces left in the neighborhood. Redevelopment in the 1960s led to the neighborhood becoming more commercialized to provide space for municipal buildings and parking. References Greektown Casino Hotel. Detroit Metro Times. Metro Detroit. The Detroit metropolitan area, often referred to as Metro Detroit, is a major metropolitan area located in Southeast Michigan, constituted of the city of Detroit and its surrounding area.
There are several definitions of the area, including the official statistical areas designated by the Office of Management and Budget, a federal agency of the United States. Metro Detroit is known for its automotive heritage, arts, entertainment, popular music, and sports. The area includes a variety of natural landscapes, parks, and beaches, with a recreational coastline linking the Great Lakes. Definitions The Detroit Urban Area, which serves as the core of the metropolitan area, ranks as the 12th most populous in the United States, with a population of 3,734,090 as of the 2010 census and an area of 1,337.16 square miles (3,463.2 km2). Economy Tourism Detroit's metroparks include fresh water beaches such as Metropolitan Beach, Kensington Beach, and Stony Creek Beach. Demographics DOWNTOWN royal oak. Detroit Zoo. Café Muse. Café Muse's Grilled Cheese Sandwich. City of Grosse Pointe Woods. City of Dearborn. Fairlane Town Center: Fairlane Town Center.
Welcome to the City of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (MI) Welcome to the City of Troy, MI. The Somerset Collection. Detroit news, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds. Serving Detroit, MI. Official City of Detroit Web site. Ford Field. MotorCity Casino Hotel. Tigers.com: Ballpark. Olympia Entertainment. Welcome to the Detroit Public Library. Detroit Institute of Arts Museum. Webexhibits. - Detroit Moxie. Spirit of Detroit Statue - Profile of Spirit of Detroit Statue. Sculptor: Location: In front of the City-County Building (aka Coleman A.
Young Municipal Center) Dedicated: Inscription in Stone Behind the Statue: "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. " Description: Considered the symbol of Detroit, the 26-foot statue sculpted by Marshall Fredericks in the 1950s depicts a seated man holding a sphere in one hand and a family group in the other. Jolly Green Giant: Rusting green over the years, the bronze statue eventually developed the alias “Jolly Green Giant.” Big three. Belle Isle Park. It is home to the Belle Isle Aquarium, the Belle Isle Conservatory, the Detroit Yacht Club on an adjacent island, the Detroit Boat Club, the James Scott Memorial Fountain, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, a Coast Guard station, and a municipal golf facility.
The city had maintained a Nature Center where visitors were able to traverse wooded trails and view wildlife natural habitats. The island includes a half-mile (800 m) swimming beach. "Pig Island" in a French map of 1796 The island was settled by French colonists in the 18th century, who named it Île aux Cochons (Hog Island). The Island was once the estate of General Alexander Macomb, Jr., whose monument stands in the Washington Boulevard Historic District in downtown Detroit. Interior waterways in the park as they appeared soon after the park's creation Many fallow deer including the "white" variety were formerly widespread on the island.