12 Cities With the Most Surprising Downtown Comebacks in the U.S.


Downtowns across America are experiencing a renaissance, and some cities have made astonishing comebacks.

Detroit, Michigan

Once struggling, Detroit's downtown is now thriving with new businesses, restaurants, and cultural attractions.

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga's revitalized downtown boasts a vibrant arts scene, riverfront parks, and a thriving tech community.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Known for its steel industry, Pittsburgh's downtown has transformed into a hub for education, healthcare, and innovation.

Providence, Rhode Island

Providence's downtown renaissance includes a revitalized waterfront and a culinary scene that's gaining national attention.

Boise, Idaho

Boise's downtown is bustling with art galleries, craft breweries, and a thriving downtown core that attracts residents and visitors alike.

Buffalo, New York

Buffalo's revitalized downtown features historic architecture, a waterfront renaissance, and a vibrant sports scene.

Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville's downtown is a model of urban revitalization with its award-winning Main Street and vibrant community events.

Oakland, California

Oakland's downtown is experiencing a resurgence with new dining options, tech startups, and a thriving arts scene.

Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines' downtown has become a cultural and culinary destination, with new developments and a bustling farmer's market.

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