Detroit Arsenal Army Base

Installation Management Command (IMCOM)
6501 E. 11 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48397-5000


In Detroit, the summers are warm, the winters are freezing and windy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 20°F to 83°F and is rarely below 6°F or above 91°F.


The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 27 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 83°F and low of 67°F. The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 1 to March 10, with an average daily high temperature below 42°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 20°F and high of 31°F.


The wetter season lasts 6.4 months, from March 27 to October 7, with a greater than 26% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on June 13. The drier season lasts 5.6 months, from October 7 to March 27. The smallest chance of a wet day is 16% on February 3.

Cost of Living

The overall cost of living in Detroit, MI is 8% lower than the Michigan average and 20% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Detroit, MI are 5% higher than the Michigan average and 3% lower than the national average.

Getting to Know the Area

Detroit Arsenal is located in the city of Warren, a manufacturing and residential community situated just north of Detroit. The Detroit metropolitan area, comprised of the city and its many neighboring suburbs, is steeped in auto industry history, Motown Magic, and wonderful summer and winter Great Lakes adventures. Home to the World Champion Detroit Pistons and Red Wings, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Automotive Hall of Fame, Motown and Henry Ford Museums, and the Henry Ford Estates, “Hockey Town” has something for everyone.


Some points of interest include Comerica Park, Belle Isle Park, Beacon Park, Red Oaks Water Park, Arctic Ring of Life, and Birmingham Principle Shopping District.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

Detroit Arsenal Playground
Detroit Tigers Stadium