Detroit: Not as bad as you're thinking by Anabaena
I’m not from the midwest and recently visited Detroit for the first time. With all the bad press it gets, I was expecting a war zone or something. It’s really not that bad, honestly. Yes, it’s a little rough around the edges. It has its bad neighborhoods like all cities do, but it is oddly charming if you give it a chance.
The area around Wayne State is nice, as is Greek town. I wasn’t impressed with the Mexican restaurants, but there are some good Polish restaurants. You’ll need a car to get around here because everything is spread out and public transportation is bad. You’re probably not going to get mugged or shot, but I have to admit the city is a little creepy to walk around in at night.