I don’t know about you, but I get a kick out of the nicknames applied to Metro Detroit towns. For instance, I used to live in Troy. They bill it as “The City Of Tomorrow Today!” So this week it’s my Top 10 Local Town Nicknames.

My favorite all-time nickname has to be “Detroit – The Motor City.” It just doesn’t get any better than that. It says it all.

Other nicknames associated with local towns include:

  • Chesterfield Township – Gateway To Anchor Bay
  • Taylor – Made For You
  • Southgate – Celebrate The Dream
  • Hamtramck – City Within The City
  • Romulus – Gateway To The World
  • Northville – Hamlet Of The Hills
  • Utica – Mushroom Capital of Michigan
  • Mt. Clemens – Bath City

Just for fun, here are some very funny and/or odd nicknames for other towns around America:

  • Hereford TX – Town Without A Toothache
  • Los Alamos NM – Atomic City
  • Atlantic City NJ – Always Turned On
  • Hershey PA – Sweetest Place On Earth
  • Opelika AL – The Cocktail Capital Of The World
  • Tombstone AZ – The Town Too Tough To Die
  • Dumas AK – Home Of the Ding Dong Daddy
  • Forestville CA – Poison Oak Capital Of The World
  • Naugatuck CT – Rubber City
  • Campaign-Urbana IL – Shampoo-Banana
  • Farmington ME – Earmuff Capital Of America

OK, back to Michigan.  Which town has your favorite nickname?


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