5 Fascinating Things Learned from the Guy Who Drove All 2100 Streets in Detroit
Here's what we found the most interesting.
- Detroit is 139 square miles, of that, there are 24 square miles of vacant land in Detroit that were once either housing or manufacturing areas.
- Detroit has a poor mass transit system. The reporter believes that dooms any hope the city has in claiming Amazon's HQ.
- There are "feral streets" in Detroit - streets that have been overtaken by vegetation
- His favorite street in the city is Vinewood, one block from Grand River Avenue, due to the old houses that line the street.
- How cheaply can you really buy a house in Detroit? "I don't know about $5. I have read some people have bought a house for $100, and I know someone who bought one for $600, and that one required massive renovation."