Downriver is the unofficial name for a collection of 18 cities and townships in Wayne County, along the western shore of the Detroit River. These cities include Allen Park, Ecorse, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Lincoln Park, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor, Trenton, Wyandotte, just to name a few!

Get to Know

Downriver is known for its working-class residential neighborhoods and recreational opportunities like boating, fishing, bird watching and waterfowl hunting areas around the Detroit River.

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Shop small and support local businesses or hit the mall for a shopping spree.

Food & Drink

Downriver Detroit has incredible dining options waiting for you. From authentic Hungarian fare to the tastes of Mexico City, the options are highly varied and sought after.

Places to Stay

Hotels downriver keep you close to the airport and ready for adventure!


DTW offers more than 1,100 flights per day to and from more than 140 non-stop destinations on four continents.

Explore the Downriver Neighborhoods

Things You Should Know

Do you still have questions about Downriver? We’ve got you covered!

DTW is located Downriver in Romulus. It is within 20 miles of the other communities Downriver.

Downriver communities are as close as 9 miles from downtown Detroit and as far as 25 miles away. Visitors can take I-75 to get to Detroit, or take the bus.

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