Tidbits of Interest
Just five miles from Detroit, the community of Southgate is a city undergoing rapid change and renovation. Modern developments of townhouses, condominiums, and apartment complexes are available and offer a convenient lifestyle with good transportation services and easy access to both the airport and downtown Detroit. Like many of the 'Downriver Area' communities, the city is enfolding the old with the new to offer some of the metropolitan areaís most affordable and attractive residential choices. In fact, Taylor and Southgate are vying as the Downriver commercial centers, silhouetting their gleaming, multi story office buildings against the bright blue skyline. Just minutes from home, residents can access the full spectrum of Detroitís renowned museums, fine arts, sports arenas, stage and musical productions, and leading universities. Even the attractions of Ann Arbor are available via a reasonable commute, including collegiate sports excitement and community-sponsored events for the entire family. Locally, parks and recreation facilities include fitness centers, racquetball clubs, Southgate Municipal Golf Course, playgrounds, picnic areas, batting cages, and ball fields at Homer P. Howard and Lions Parks. Southgate Community School District and Wayne State University-Downriver Campus provide a full spectrum of educational opportunities to city residents, while four non-public elementary schools provide parents with alternatives for private education.