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The Spirit of GM
Lives Here

From the Heart of Michigan, GM Was Born.

The leading force of the automotive industry lives and breathes in Southeast Michigan—a world of surprise and discovery. From Lake Erie and great homegrown music, to the finest microbreweries and the best education, you'll still enjoy a reasonable cost of living.

Drive down the street to find playhouses, ethnic restaurants, and the Blind Pig, an indie-rock sanctuary in Ann Arbor. Walk down the strip to see a show at the Royal Oak Theatre and hip fashion boutiques at Royal Oak. From the tree-lined streets of picturesque Grosse Pointe, you'll see Lake St. Clair with world-class sailing and waterfront parks.

Discover shipping, entertainment, and eateries in cities like Brighton, Rochester Hills, and Bloomfield Hills, with beautiful homes, pristine parks, and incredible public schools.

Places Rated Almanac has consistently ranked Metro Detroit as one of the 25 best places to live in North America and Best Life magazine consistently ranks Ann Arbor as one of the top places in the U.S. to raise a family.

Here are just a few facts about our great state:

  • University of Michigan Business and Engineering schools are both rated in the Top 10 nationwide.
  • Michigan has 15 public universities and 47 private colleges and universities.
  • Bloomfield Hills' public high schools are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an "outstanding school".
  • Twelve of the Birmingham District's schools were designated as "Exemplary" by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • The Troy School District has achieved top scores (MEAP, ACT, SAT) and high academic honors.

Check Out Michigan For Yourself and See What We Have To Offer

+Sports and Recreation

Michigan digs its sports. Time to choose your team. Take in some Red Wings hockey, Lions football, or Tigers baseball—just a short walk from the GM headquarters' front door. And don't forget to take in some roaring Pistons basketball.

The college scene is fueled by fabled and furious rivalries, capped off with yearly bouts between the Michigan State Spartans and University of Michigan Wolverines. Football Saturdays are family events, dominated by cheering, razzing, BBQ, and legendary tailgating. Whether you're rooting for the U of M Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Western Michigan Broncos, Eastern Michigan Eagles, Central Michigan Chips or Oakland University Golden Grizzlies, you'll find a team to match your feel for the game. Choose wisely.

If you're more into playing and less into cheering, you'll be glad to know that many call Michigan "America's Summer Golf Capital." With more than 800 public courses hosting some of the top PGA events, you'll definitely be playing on the best courses in the nation.

+Arts and Culture

Finding a venue ready to give a stage to the next big thing isn't hard here. Michigan was the birthplace of a multitude of cultural movements, from Motown in the 50s and 60s to the White Stripes and Eminem. And while KISS is not from Detroit, their beloved rock anthem "Detroit Rock City" helps to convey the good times and free spirits found in our great city. Detroit is even home to some of the founding DJs of the rave and house scene who are featured every summer at the free Detroit Electronic Music Festival in Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit. Downtown, the Wayne State, and Greek Town neighborhoods provide a wide variety of late-night offerings. The area around Comerica Park is always chock full of events at the State Theatre, Fox Theatre, and Hockeytown Cafe.

Check out Detroit's renowned museum: Detroit Institute of the Arts, featuring a diverse collection from around the world. All this culture is also just across the bridge from Windsor, Canada, Detroit's fabulous sister city. Michigan embraces its local brewery scene like no other, taking artisan lagers and ales to a new level in quality. Brewers like Bell's, Old Hat and Arbor Brewing Company are cleaning up on awards at national brewing festivals, like the Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti.

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