Detroit City Guide
Detroit, Michigan is best known for motors and Motown—as well as the their number one ranking for top potato chip consumption in the country. The Big D is also the largest city on the U.S.-Canada border and the only major American city in the 48 contiguous states that is actually north of Canada. Detroit was founded by French explorer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, after which the automobile company was named.
With a population of 688,701, Detroit has actually grown smaller since it boasted 1.8 million residents back in 1950. Between that and the fact that this town has the most registered bowlers in the entire country, you could do a lot worse than to move to Detroit. Yes, it has a humid continental climate (freezing winters and mild summers), but that just makes spending your money at Greektown Casino even more enjoyable. Here you can eat (Slices), drink (Punch Bowl Social), and be merry (Whiskey Disco).
Detroit is the city of cars, and as any auto enthusiast knows, extreme weather can be hard on that classic Cadillac of yours. Or maybe you just need an extra garage. Either way, renting an enclosed storage unit for your car is the best solution.
Wander around downtown Detroit where you’ll see many historic buildings, such as the Renaissance Center and the Penobscot Building, as well as many parks along the Detroit International Riverfront. Here you’ll also find the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, the Free Press International Jazz Festival, and Motor City Pride. Be sure to check out the famous Motown Museum where you can visit Studio A, in which such artists as Martha and the Vandellas, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross and the Supremes, The Jackson 5, and Marvin Gaye recorded their hits.
Avoid standing out as a newcomer by referring to your Vernor’s Ginger Ale (the country’s oldest carbonated beverage) not as “soda,” but as “pop” (which will allow you to blend in with your Canadian neighbors, too). Speaking of oldest, you won’t want to miss Michigan's biggest used and rare bookstore, John K. King, touted as "one of the largest and strangest collections in North America.” If you have a library card, get yourself a Michigan Activity Pass that allows you free access to more than 100 cultural venues in the state.
Detroit is also the city of music, and as any aficionado knows, extreme weather can be hard on those classic vinyl records of yours. Renting a climate-controlled unit at one of many self storage facilities in town is the best solution.
There are 16 self storage units in Detroit, MI in a 15 mile radius to choose from with up to 16 storage facilities, you may find cheaper storage prices in Detroit comparable to the national average price.
Using $1.00/sqft as a national average, the average price for a self storage unit is $2.30. This is 130.07% higher with $1.30 net increase in cost per square foot. You'll be paying more in medium to large cities as storage prices are generally higher in densely populated areas.
Choose from multiple self storage facilities in Detroit including:
If storage near Detroit, Michigan is not close enough to you, you may be interested in the 15 nearby cities including Allen Park, Belleville, Canton, Carleton, Center Line, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Eastpointe, Farmington, Ferndale, Flat Rock, Garden City, Grosse Ile, Hazel Park, Highland Park.
We also have specialized storage to choose from in Detroit. If you require a climate controlled unit where temperature and humidity are important, please check out our Detroit, MI Climate Controlled Storage, page. If you need to store a boat, car, or RV near Detroit, MI, please visit our Detroit, MI Car, Boat & RV Storage Storage page.