Artists buying $100 homes in Detroit

That’s how it always begins. Artists move into a decimated area, start fixing it up, and that brings more people. Then of course, ten years later they all have to move because the area has been gentrified and the rents are too high!

In a way, a strange, new American dream can be found here, amid the crumbling, semi-majestic ruins of a half-century’s industrial decline. The good news is that, almost magically, dreamers are already showing up.

Good. I really want to see Detroit come back, and this is how it will happen, with new pioneers moving in.

4 Responses to Artists buying $100 homes in Detroit

  1. D-Notice Sun, Mar 08, 2009 at 12:57 pm #

    Let’s see… Detroit has produced

    The White Stripes

    What’s next?

    • Bob Morris Sun, Mar 08, 2009 at 2:20 pm #

      You forgot the MC5 and the Stooges (among others)!

      I’m thinking wind farms, urban farming, artist enclaves come next.

  2. D-Notice Sun, Mar 08, 2009 at 3:49 pm #


    They were the ones off the top of my head!

  3. Shima mofid Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 8:58 am #

    Hi I am interested in buying a $100 home in Detroit. could you tell me how to go about it?
    Thanks, Shima Mofid From LA, CA