All you need to know about Detroit

Detroit’s position on the border of the United States and Canada makes it a major port city and a sought-after commercial trade route. It is the largest city in the state of Michigan and with 4.3 million residents in the metropolitan area is the second-largest in the Midwest. Its popularity as a business travel hub stems from Detroit being the centre of the United States’ automobile industry. Corporate housing in Detroit places guests close to corporations and businesses in the city making work destinations within easy reach.

Detroit’s location has made it a prime settlement throughout history with settlers inhabiting area as far back as 11,000 years ago. The area’s income was originally run on the fur-trade and many flocked to the area to become part of this lucrative industry. Throughout the 19th century, the city surrendered to British troops during 1812 but was finally recaptured by the United States. In 1896 the carriage trade meant that Henry Ford was compelled to build his first automobile in Detroit and in 1903 he founded the Ford Motor Company. This, in turn, founded Detroit as the automobile capital of the U.S. With the rapid growth that came with the demand of Ford the population of the city grew with the development of garages and gas stations to help with the supply of Ford, and by 1920 the city had become the fourth-largest in the nation.

In 2010 the city has established several initials to renovate the neighborhoods of Detroit. Three Fortune 500 companies are situated in the city with many significant companies calling Detroit home, including General Motors, Little Caesars, and DTE Energy. Corporate housing and furnished apartments in Detroit allow business travellers to be situated in prime business districts within the city.

Detroit is a hub of activity and attractions. Corporate housing in Detroit places guests near the action. The Henry Ford Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, and Motown Museum all provide an education day out, however, if you fancy something more why not visit the MotorCity Casino, Belle Isle Park with Aquariums and zoos, or the GM Renaissance Centre which houses an array of shops, eateries, and a concept car showroom.

Regular transportation links run through the city including an extensive network of toll-free freeways. Amtrak provides services to Detroit operating between Chicago and Pontiac. The nearest international airport is the Coleman A. Young International Airport (DET).

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