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Old 11-14-2007, 06:19 PM
 
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Hello all, give me the straight goods, is Windsor a good city to live in? What is best about it, and what is worst? Is it smoggy? Thanks for answering.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Best?

-If you like this kind of weather, warmest-to-hottest (and probably muggiest) springs, summers and falls (on average) in Ontario

-thunderstorm capitol of Canada

-one of the longest growing seasons east of the Rockies, (170 days of growing season versus Toronto's 150)

-close to parks like Point Pelee and Pelee Island

-The shortest drive to Florida from anywhere in Canada. Once you cross the border, it's 16 hours to Florida and 20 hours to Orlando. From Toronto the drive is another 4 hours longer.

Worst?

-Don't know much about the area but for some it's a little boring, though I hear the cities growing and improving noticeably.

Detroit is nearby and I hear parts of it are really scary.

-Border traffic at the Ambassador Bridge?
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:42 AM
 
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Thanks for your response, that's helpful. Anyone else able to help me?

thanks!
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:59 PM
 
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Windsor is the only Canadian city that is due south of the United States. And depending on how you feel about the U.S., the 5+ million people of Metro Detroit mean something is always happening nearby.
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Old 11-22-2007, 08:48 PM
 
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I live in Leamington (30 min from Windsor; Almost a suburb)

The housing market is horrible right now in Windsor so it's a buyers market. You can get a beautiful home for the money. $300k would get you a mansion right about now.

I like living here. Actually, Leamington got voted the #1 place to live in Canada by Toronto Business Mag in 2006.

It's close to the states which is great for Sporting events, traveling,.....

Theres lots of nice restauants, ......

The negs are the Smog from the factorys (Here and in Detroit), Traffic can be pretty wicked at 3-5pm.

Did u get a job here or school?
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Best?

-If you like this kind of weather, warmest-to-hottest (and probably muggiest) springs, summers and falls (on average) in Ontario

-thunderstorm capitol of Canada

-one of the longest growing seasons east of the Rockies, (170 days of growing season versus Toronto's 150)

-close to parks like Point Pelee and Pelee Island

-The shortest drive to Florida from anywhere in Canada. Once you cross the border, it's 16 hours to Florida and 20 hours to Orlando. From Toronto the drive is another 4 hours longer.

Worst?

-Don't know much about the area but for some it's a little boring, though I hear the cities growing and improving noticeably.

Detroit is nearby and I hear parts of it are really scary.

-Border traffic at the Ambassador Bridge?
"Parts" of Detroit are "really scary"? What part of it ISN'T really scary? I won't even stop there for gas! I just pay the higher price in Windsor if I have to.
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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"Parts" of Detroit are "really scary"? What part of it ISN'T really scary? I won't even stop there for gas! I just pay the higher price in Windsor if I have to.
Livonia, MI wasn't scary when I was there 15 years ago...
Isn't that a part of the Detroit Area?

We spent a few days in the Detroit area on vacation and I got to see the Ford Museum. Pretty cool!
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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The surrounding suburbs of Detroit are nice, save for the ones that specifically border it (and again, a couple are exceptions). Detroit in itself is a war zone.

The many times I've visited Windsor, mainly for the nightlife and sometimes during daylight, it is a very nice city. Lots to do, lots to see and the police are EVERYWHERE. Very safe feeling.
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:42 PM
 
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windsor is alright. It's not the best but you'll like it.

As for detroit, people give it up. There is TONS to do in DETROIT. I find the suburbanites from Michigan talk horribly about their own city. But people in Canada love detroit.

I go to 40 Tiger games a year, Lions games, Greektown, MGM Casino, Mario's restaurant, tons of downtown restaurants. I'll stop for gas anywhere in Detroit. Trouble will find you if you're looking but If you mind your own business, you should be ok.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:58 PM
 
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I live in Leamington (30 min from Windsor; Almost a suburb)

The housing market is horrible right now in Windsor so it's a buyers market. You can get a beautiful home for the money. $300k would get you a mansion right about now.

I like living here. Actually, Leamington got voted the #1 place to live in Canada by Toronto Business Mag in 2006.

It's close to the states which is great for Sporting events, traveling,.....

Theres lots of nice restauants, ......

The negs are the Smog from the factorys (Here and in Detroit), Traffic can be pretty wicked at 3-5pm.

Did u get a job here or school?
kgeorge78, what does Leamington look like? I appreciate if you could take a look about this thread which I've opened about Leamington:
Life in Leamington, Ontario

Your opinions could prove invaluable, as you live there.
Thank you.
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