Located in the north of the USA, Detroit is the most populous city in the state of Michigan. It has earned a reputation as being an American cultural hub, producing iconic contributions to the country’s music, art and design scenes.

Known as the Motor City, Detroit is the cornerstone of the US automobile industry and home to the headquarters of manufacturing giants like General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. Aside from this, other large sectors include general manufacturing, technology, finance and healthcare. For students, the city has two large universities – the University of Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University – while there are many smaller colleges and higher-learning institutions dotted throughout the city.

Parents moving to Detroit will be happy to find a great selection of reputable schools available, including private and international institutions. Schools offering the International Baccalaureate are common, as well as others adhering to their respective countries’ home curricula. Faith-based institutions are also present, as well as those which focus on Montessori and Waldorf teachings.

Known as a bastion of musical and cultural history, culture buffs will enjoy living in Detroit. The birthplace of both Motown and techno, it has a great number of live music spots, and big music artists never miss a chance to visit. Many museums in Detroit are found in the Cultural Centre Historic District, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Motown Historical Museum, the Henry Ford Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Perhaps the most poignant may be the stunning Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

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