The Michigan city of Warren is located in Macomb County, about 15 miles north of Detroit. One of the largest suburbs in the Detroit metropolitan area, Warren is often referred to as the City of Progress. Other surrounding cities include Sterling Heights (to the north), Hazel Park (to the west), and Roseville (to the east). Interstate I-696 and Michigan State Highway 53 service the city, which is also close to Interstate I-75.
First settled in 1835, the area which now comprises Warren was principally farming territory throughout much of its history. In 1909 a village emerged and this village would eventually become incorporated as the city of Warren in 1957. Between 1940 and 1970, the city experienced a very significant era of large population growth although since that time this trend has reversed itself. Warren today is home to a wide variety of businesses and serves as the headquarters of Big Boy Restaurants International.
Attractions in and around Warren
Warren’s recreation department supports a city community center and a recreation center to go along with a collection of 24 parks. Warren also boasts a Fine Arts Center featuring classes and workshops for adults and children. Performance venues include the Warren Civic Theatre and the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. The city also boasts the Warren Symphony Orchestra, which offers several concerts per season. A large number of additional attractions can be found elsewhere in the Detroit metropolitan area. These include the following:
- Detroit Zoo
- Detroit Children’s Museum
- Motown Historical Museum
- National Museum of the Tuskegee Airmen
- Museum of Contemporary Art
- Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
- Detroit Historical Museum
- Family Aquatic Center at Chandler Park
- Historic Fort Wayne
- Model T. Automotive Heritage Complex
- Automotive Hall of Fame
- The New Detroit Science Center
- Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
- Lincoln Park Historical Museum
The metropolitan Detroit area is home to several professional sports teams. Included among these are the Detroit Tigers (Major League Baseball), the Detroit Lions (National Football League), the Detroit Pistons (National Basketball Association), the Detroit Shock (Women’s National Basketball Association), and the Detroit Red Wings (National Hockey League).
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