Living in Downriver
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Downriver is a collection of suburban cities and townships in southeast Michigan?s Wayne County. It including Allen Park, Brownstown Township, Ecorse, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Huron Charter Township, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, River Rouge, Riverview, Rockwood, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor, Trenton, Woodhaven, and Wyandotte.
True to its name, the Downriver area extends south of Detroit along the western shore of the Detroit River. Downriver?s origins reach back to the twentieth century when the community was heavily populated with auto factories, manufacturing suppliers, ship builders and steel mills. Today, Downriver is has diversified into a true suburban community, with residential neighborhoods and many recreational opportunities, including boating, fishing and bird watching.
Exemplifying a commitment to environmental conservation, Downriver is also home to the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuse and the Downriver Linked Greenways Initiative.
Working in Downriver
Downriver offers an extremely diverse workforce. Ford Motor Company is one of the largest employers in the area, which offers a large industrial complex in nearby Dearborn, as well as numerous other area plants. Residents also have an easy commute to downtown Detroit and surrounding areas. Detroit Metro Airport is also located in the Downriver community of Romulus.