Definition of local

Hamtramck is the definition of local. Here, you can meet with your city council representatives simply by emailing or calling, possibly for a cup of coffee at Café 1923.You can walk or bike to do all your essential errands within our 2.2-mile destination.

But beyond its sheer convenience, and not without turmoil , Hamtramck has presented an opportunity for groups of Americans, new and old, to carve out a little piece of identity and community all around us. From the Germans to the Poles, African Americans, Bosnians, Bengalis, and Yemenis, working-class people have mixed and separated to create a beautiful experiment in human diversity.

We are a veritable food powerhouse with dozens of ethnic markets and a plethora of high-quality, low-cost restaurants. Homes are close enough to hang out your window and speak to your neighbors. Street parking spaces are fiercely guarded and sometimes protected with a phalanx of folding chairs.

Businesses thrive here because they are rooted in the identity and desires of a community. Families live here because it is still an affordable option with many rewards.

At approximately 3:00pm every day the sidewalks are flooded with children on their way home from school.

Businesses thrive here because they are rooted in the identity and desires of a community. Families live here because it is still an affordable option with many rewards. And people will continue to move here because this city inside a city is a place that speaks to us all.