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Rochester is affluent and quaint. Over the years, its small-town downtown has maintained a quantity of independent boutiques while increasing its bar and restaurant options. And Paint Creek Trail is paradise for a biker or runner, connecting the town's stellar greenspaces in a truly scenic way.
Urbanizing Metro Detroit's Suburbia
Thursday, March 06, 2014
The lines between suburban and urban are finally blurring in some Metro Detroit communities. And none too soon. Though our region ranks last in terms of urban revitalization among the 25 largest metros, things are looking up. "You're moving in the right direction," says Christopher Leinberger, senior fellow at The Brookings Institution.
Guest Blogger: Tom Woiwode
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Metro Detroit is inching ever closer to being criss-crossed not just by roads, but a network of trails, or greenways. The Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan has made over 150 grants to this end. Greenways Initiative Director Tom Woiwode maps out the where and why of this greenway network.
The Co-Working Space Roundup
Kim North Shine
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Co-working spaces are hardly breaking news in metro Detroit. What's exciting, however, is how they've grown in scope, services, size and availability over the last few years. Submitted for your approval: a roundup of the region's more interesting shared work spaces.
The Stuff You Must Do in Metro Detroit This Summer
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Barbeque. Swimming pool. Bike rides. Local summer festival. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Same old, same old.
Nicole Rupersburg has some different ideas for what makes summer special in Metro Detroit.
Metro Detroit's Hottest Home Markets
Kim North Shine
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Houses are selling before they're listed. Buyers are getting into bidding wars. Sound familiar? No, it's not a return to the crazed real estate market of 2003... but a few metro Detroit communities are coming back with a vengeance. Why? Well, vibrant urban cores have a lot to do with it.
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