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Downtown Ferndale

Cranbrook House and Gardens

Polk Penguin Conservation Center, Detroit Zoo

Eastern Market Flower Day

Lady of the House monthly dinner series at Brooklyn Outdoor Loft in Eastern Market

 Elmoore Lodge, Midtown

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Stand-up comedy showcase finds loyal following in unlikely venue

There's some unique venues in Detroit. But Recycle Here, where the monthly stand-up comedy showcase Chuckie Finster takes place, might take the cake (watch the video to see why the reference to cake was intentional and totally not cliched). 

Featured Metro Detroit City


Ferndale / Royal Oak / Berkley / Pleasant Ridge

FERNDALE
There aren't many Metro Detroit intersections more happening than Woodward and Nine Mile. The once-sleepy hamlet of Ferndale has become the arbiter of hip in Metro Detroit. Great shopping, dining and people-watching meet affordable housing a mere jump away from Detroit and Royal Oak. Location, location, location.

ROYAL OAK
Many cities have Main Streets, but everyone in Metro Detroit finds their way to Royal Oak's. Its multitude of dining options and nightspots lure in the crowds around the clock, but the city's charming bungalows, high-end lofts and townhouses, as well as plentiful parks, are what make it a premier residential borough.

BERKLEY
From its businesses along Woodward and unique downtown shopping and nightlife, to its quiet, cozy neighborhoods and nine community parks, this little community has earned a "Cool City" designation from the state.

PLEASANT RIDGE
Pleasant Ridge is known for its beautiful historic homes, tree-lined streets, and active citizens. This small, picturesque community separates Ferndale from Royal Oak along the Woodward corridor and is a world unto itself. 

Lifestyle Guides





Whether by planes, trains, or automobiles, metro Detroit gets around. Hop on a bus, take the train, park your car, or ride your bike and enjoy. 
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From stylish, modern new lofts in renovated high-rises to sprawling historic old mansions and 19th-century row houses, metro Detroit's housing stock is as diverse as its population. For those looking to buy, trulia.com and zillow.com are good places to start. For renters, start with this list of rental properties below. 
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Metro Detroit is full of beautiful parks with plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. From waterfront parkland to serene wooded areas, metro Detroit is full of natural beauty to explore through hiking, biking, and a variety of other outdoor activities.
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Volunteering is a great way to become more actively involved in your community and to meet new people with the same interests as you. Volunteer opportunities at metro Detroit organizations run the full gamut from arts and outdoor recreation to philanthropy and youth mentoring. Take a look at some of these community groups and nonprofit organizations listed below to see which might be the best fit for you.
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In metro Detroit you will find a surprising number of independently-owned clothing boutiques, record shops, sneaker stores, rare book stores, home goods stores, and stores of eccentricity. Below are some of the highlights of metro Detroit's most retail-rich neighborhoods. 
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Whether you want to be more artsy or more fartsy, there's something for everyone to do in metro Detroit! 
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