Introduction to Southgate, Michigan
Southgate, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 4 miles SE of Taylor, Michigan and 11 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is conveniently located inside the Detroit metropolitan area. There are an estimated 30,136 people in Southgate.
Southgate was originally a part of the Ecorse Township. It was officially incorporated as a city in October of 1958. It was the last city in the Ecorse Township to be incorporated. According to local guides, this area was the entrance to the Detroit Metro area, and was hence named the "South Gate."
Southgate and nearby Attractions
- Fox Theater Building
- Dearborn Historical Museum
- Detroit Zoo
- Grace Church
- Hall's Billiards
- Howard Park
Things To Do In Southgate
The city of Southgate is near many historical sites, like the Fox Theater Building, the Historic Fort Wayne and the Pewabic Pottery. The museums nearby include the Detroit Historical Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, and the Dearborn Historical Museum. The Detroit Zoo and the Children's Museum are very popular among kids.
Air transportation is available from the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.
Southgate Higher Education
Southgate has a number of institutes where students can enroll for higher education, including Wayne State University, the Marygrove College, the Wayne County Community College District, the University of Detroit and Davenport University.