Detroit/Southwest Side

The Southwest Side of Detroit is located 2 miles outside of downtown. It is home to popular ethnically diverse neighborhoods, such as Corktown and Mexicantown. Also in the area are historical attractions, such as Fort Wayne.

The Southwest Side is bounded by Michigan Avenue to the north, downtown and the Detroit River to the east, to the south by the downriver communities, and to the west by Dearborn.

Understand

Southwest Detroit is home to a large melting pot of different ethnicities including Italians, Mexicans, Ecuadorians, Polish, Hungarian, Irish, etc. This is evidenced by the many ethnic neighborhoods and the large diversity of restaurants in the area. Whatever your taste, Southwest Detroit has something for you.

However, Southwest Detroit has even more than vibrant neighborhoods and great cuisine. It is also home an abundance of landmarks, such as Tiger Stadium and the historic Michigan Central Station.

See

Historic sites

Derelict building of Michigan Central Station

Neighborhoods

Do

Theatre

Music

Eat

Detroit's Southwest side is known for Mexicantown and its Mexican cuisine at restaurants such as Mexican Village, Evie's Tamales, El Zocalo and Xochimilco. Restaurants, bakeries, and shops are located on Vernor Highway, on both the east and west sides of the Interstate 75 service drive.

Vegetarian Friendly

Mexicantown

Corktown

Mid-range

Drink

Sleep

Connect

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