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Pontiac is a city in its own right, with a downtown to match. Live music venues, unique restaurants, off-the-hook clubs, avant-garde galleries? Check, check, check, check. Plus, there is quality historic housing stock that is actually affordable.

Pontiac Features

The Detroit Mechanix Puts a New Spin on Professional Sports

Once the home of the Lions and Pistons at the Silverdome, Pontiac has seen its athletic luster fade over the years. But down doesn't mean out, as the lesser known but no less driven Detroit Mechanix, a local ultimate disc team, builds fans for a growing sport.

Cracking the Digital Ceiling

Having more women in tech leadership positions isn't just about equity, it's about economic vitality.  Metromode's Natalie Burg connects with a trio of prominent local women to get their ideas on how to unlock a new generation of female technology chiefs.

Getting to School on Their Own Two Feet

Suburban sprawl has led to a new generation of children being driven to school instead of walking or biking. But with Michigan's Safe Routes to Schools program funding sidewalks and other infrastructure, walking and biking are the new educational path. 

Guest Blogger: Fernando Bales

The Detroit renaissance marches on, via piece-by-piece repurposing of abandoned properties into new businesses and art centers. Cranbrook Academy of Art alumnus Fernando Bales, a new Michigan resident who teaches architecture at LTU, discusses his choice of Pontiac as his home and the rehab of an old corner store into a public makerspace.

A Market Grows in Downtown Pontiac

If there's a canary in the coalmine for downtown vibrancy, it's a thriving grocery store. Lafayette Market and Cafe in downtown Pontiac opened its doors at the end of 2012 and is reaching beyond the loft-dwellers that live above to connect with the surrounding community. 
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