Downtown Auburn Hills

Downtown Auburn Hills is as beautiful as it is unique.  Located along the scenic Clinton River in Southeast Michigan, our downtown area features brick-paved sidewalks, a riverside park, and is blanketed by a free Wi-Fi network that can be accessed indoors and outdoors.


The charming Downtown is now home to many community events, including Summerfest, Paddlepalooza, the Halloween Spooktacular, Summer Concert Music Series, and more!   It also features a variety of businesses and restaurants owned by community-minded business owners.

In 2002, the small downtown area at Auburn and Squirrel was revitalized and the city and Tax Increment Finance Authority have invested over $18 million with streetscape, and infrastructure improvements. Since then, business downtown has grown and shows no signs of stopping. 

There is a beautiful student-geared area consisting of a four-story student apartment complex, parking structure, classroom space called the University Center and a community center called The DEN (Downtown Education Nook).  The DEN is a place where students can come to study, research and socialize in a renovated historical cabin with modern amenities like free wi-fi and study desks/tables. The DEN also doubles as a coworking space for free-lancers and entrepreneurs during the day! 

Click play to see our Downtown development photo gallery, or click here to see our photos on Flickr.