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Old 02-02-2012, 06:23 PM
 
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Default Does Detroit have any really wealthy neighborhoods?

Im wondering if Detroit has any really wealthy neighborhoods in the city limits. I am talking about Bel Air, Georgetown, Beacon Hill, upper east side type wealth.

Have they moved out to the suburbs?
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Palmer Woods, definitely and the area near it (on the west side). Though, I wouldn't say it's really wealthy. You can get a 10,000 square foot for $750K. Typically that'd be well into a million.

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Old 02-02-2012, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Mid-Town
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Just about anyone who earns over a millon had left the city. Bloomfield, Birmimngham, and West Bloomfield are the Beacon Hills of SE Michigan.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:40 PM
 
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Im wondering if Detroit has any really wealthy neighborhoods in the city limits. I am talking about Bel Air, Georgetown, Beacon Hill, upper east side type wealth.

Have they moved out to the suburbs?
REALLY wealthy? No.

Upper middle class areas, yes, but they're small, few and far between.

And they're surrounded by a sea of poor/working class areas.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Downtown Detroit
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There are some wealthy people who reside in Detroit's Indian Village neighborhood, as well as a few wealthy people living downtown. While not in Detroit, the Grosse Pointes, which border Detroit, have many REALLY wealthy people, including several billionaires.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Detroit's eastside, downtown Detroit in near future!
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REALLY wealthy? No.

Upper middle class areas, yes, but they're small, few and far between.

And they're surrounded by a sea of poor/working class areas.
really?

um Palmer Woods, Sherwood Forest, University District, Green Acres and Detroit Golf etc are in one area are not small and Bagley is on the other side. not surprise you came on here to be negative though......why you worried what surrounds the areas anyway and you live in the burbs
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:49 PM
 
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really?
Yes, really.

These areas are what, 5 sq. miles in a city that's 143 sq. mi?

Several major cities have REALLY wealthy areas that large.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Detroit's eastside, downtown Detroit in near future!
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Yes, really.

These areas are what, 5 sq. miles in a city that's 143 sq. mi?

Several major cities have REALLY wealthy areas that large.
Detroit is 143 sq miles? did you google that?

really 313Weather what city do you really live in? you might as well be honest already. And the area I named makes up more than five miles on its own.....keep it moving
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Waterford & Sterling Heights, Michigan
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The OP is saying "really wealthy" not upper middle class. For me that means, or the question really is: Is there a neighborhood in Detroit proper with a high concentration of successful Doctors (MD's), successful business owners or company executives (CEO's, COO's, vice presidents)? Successful like top 1% successful, those are the "really wealthy".
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:16 AM
 
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The OP is saying "really wealthy" not upper middle class. For me that means, or the question really is: Is there a neighborhood in Detroit proper with a high concentration of successful Doctors (MD's), successful business owners or company executives (CEO's, COO's, vice presidents)? Successful like top 1% successful, those are the "really wealthy".
Yes, and that answer is "no."

There may be a handful that live in Detroit (by that, I mean less than 1,000) but they certainly don't live in any concentrated area to have a huge impact, especially when unofficially half of the city lives below poverty.
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