Palmer Woods has a suburban even though it's sandwiched between the urban sprawl of west and east Detroit. This neighborhood is an urban oasis with trails for biking and hiking, and the city's most diverse architectural styles along tree-lined streets. Community amenities include playgrounds, tennis courts, and a public golf course. It also has a lively gay and nightlife scene, including Woodward Cocktail Bar, the oldest gay bar in Detroit. Entertainment options abound on either side of Woodward Avenue, but keep your GPS or directions handy—a wrong turn here can steer you into no-man's land.
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Getting Around Detroit
The best way to get around Detroit is on the Detroit People Mover (DPM), an automated light rail system in downtown Detroit that operates every 3 minutes. Fares are $0.75 per ride. Hours of operation are 6:30 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday; 6:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday and noon-midnight Sunday. Hailing a cab from the street is nearly impossible; reserve one instead (try Checker Cab Detroit: 313-963-7000). Taxis charge $2.50 per trip plus $1.60 per mile.
Nearby Airports
  • Detroit Metro Airport-DTW
Airport Taxis
  • $45
Things to Do and See Near Palmer Woods