Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Onion: Detroit Has One of America’s Top 10 Downtowns



Detroit ranked among America's top 10 downtowns


By Sarah Willets

(WXYZ) - Known around the country and even the globe as a city full of grit, crime, corruption and financial problems, Detroit is finally making a top 10 list that looks beyond that.

According to TopTenz.net Detroit has been ranked among America's best downtowns, coming in at number 9.

The site credits the beautiful architecture from the pre-World War II era, the downtown ballparks, along with excellent restaurants.

Here's a look at the top 10:

  • 10.) Milwaukee
  • 9.) Detroit
  • 8.) Seattle
  • 7.) Boston
  • 6.) Miami
  • 5.) Philadelphia
  • 4.) San Francisco
  • 3.) Chicago
  • 2.) Washington, D.C.
  • 1.) New York City

So what do you think? What are you favorite parts about Downtown Detroit? Any cities that should or shouldn't have made the list? Leave your comments below or write to us on Facebook and Twitter .


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1 comment:

Refugee Racket Webteam said...

Detroit will be under an EM (Emergency Manager) by summer and their downtown is a top 10. How can that be? They must be talking about a 10 block area that millions in 'grant money'has been dumped, renovating this, financing that, all from the state and federal treasury - there is no city treasury. A little bubble inside a cesspool.