Southwest Detroit is bordered on the East by 16th Street to Fort Street and the Ambassador Bridge and on the West and South by the city limits of Detroit, sharing boundaries with the cities of Dearborn, Melvindale, Lincoln Park, and River Rouge. The Northern border follows the railroad tracks to the west and West Grand Blvd. and the railroad tracks to the east. Southwest Detroit is best known for Mexicantown, as the Latino population accounts for 57.2 percent of the overall population. Mexicantown consists of a variety of Latino restaurants and shops of diverse cultures including Dominican, Puerto Rican, Mexican, Salvadorian, Cuban, and Costa Rican.
Detroit Parent Network serves the 48210, 48209, and 48216 zip codes in Southwest Detroit. Through Partnerships with Brilliant Detroit, Detroit Public Schools Community District, Pathways to Literacy Families, and many other partners, Detroit Parent Network hosts monthly family events, food distributions, family workshops, support groups and many more programming opportunities. In addition, Detroit Parent Network En Español provides greater access to Detroit Parent Network services and empowers the many Spanish-speaking families of Detroit.