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Cities in the Spotlight: Detroit

Detroit may be a good destination if you like varied temperatures.

Detroit may be a good destination if you like varied temperatures.

If you enjoy colder winters, as well as easy access to Canada, then packing and moving to Detroit may be for you. The largest city in Michigan is a significant port and the center of the American automotive industry.

The city's population is nearly 707,000, which makes it one of the largest populations centers in the Great Lakes Region. It is also very close to Windsor, Ontario, as the cities are separated by the Detroit Windsor Tunnel, which goes under the Detroit River. The city's proximity to Canada may make trips to the country more frequent, which could expand day trip and vacation options for you.

Temperatures vary significantly in Detroit, as the winter low can drop to an average of 20 degrees, according to The Weather Channel. However, the summer high temperature average is 83 degrees.

There are multiple colleges and universities in and nearby Detroit, which could help sway your decision if you are looking for quality education. In the city, there is the University of Detroit Mercy, as well as Wayne State University, among others. Additionally, the University of Michigan is located in nearby Ann Arbor, which is less than one hour west of the city.

Detroit also has a host of museums and art exhibits, such as the Detroit Science Center and the Detroit Institute of the Arts, thus making education one of the Motor City's more admirable features.

If sports are your thing, Detroit is a city that may be for you, as its citizens love sports. All four major sports are represented in the city, including the National Basketball Association's Pistons, National Hockey League's Red Wings, Major League Baseball's Tigers and National Football League's Lions. There are also college sports available from the city's educational institutions.