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Old 03-21-2006, 01:41 PM
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hi everyone, i'm a tech in electronics living in ontario, toronto and thinking to move to detroit so i'm looking for someone who can tell me how life is it in detroit, cost of living, taxes, jobs, medical ...............
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Old 03-28-2006, 03:23 PM
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Red face detroit

when you say detroit, i'm assuming you mean detroit proper and not 'metro detroit' which is like 3 counties big (5 if you talk to people from outstate:-)...

i grew up there in the 70s and go back to visit every now and again. driving on the roads will rock your world and you need to be an offensive driver if you know what i mean. don't be passive.

it's not superhuge like chicago (15 minutes on the expressway will get you through the city north to south) nor is it superfriendly (White Castle burgers are the best, no matter how long they take); there's big-market sports and downtown draws like the auto show and our fireworks on 7/4.

please let me know if there are specific questions i could answer about the area!
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Old 04-30-2006, 10:15 AM
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Default Metro all my life

Originally Posted by jugurtha72
hi everyone, i'm a tech in electronics living in ontario, toronto and thinking to move to detroit so i'm looking for someone who can tell me how life is it in detroit, cost of living, taxes, jobs, medical ...............
If you are a "little" more specific. YOu can get better info. THe Census bureau has a ton of info as well. But you can not get the real life stuff from there. Please enter more info and then I can give you some info back. Metro area? In the City living? EtC...

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Old 05-09-2006, 07:11 AM
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Default Check out Southfield

Many professionals elect to live in Southfield because of its central location.
Its big for folks relocating to the area - puts you in close proximity to the central social spots like Royal Oak, Ferndale, and Birmingham (5 minutes away). Allows you to be close, without paying the inflated prices of real estate.

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Old 05-29-2006, 09:21 AM
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dont worry, some areas of detriot are not that bad. but i suggest moving to dearborn instead esp. if you have children(dearborn is right outside of detriot). the school system in detroit is terrible. the people from deroit end up coming to dearborn anyways because there are hardly any open buisnesses in detriot (from what i've seen).
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Old 06-01-2006, 10:57 AM
Location: Downey, California
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The city itself, IMO, is still painfully poorly managed and poorly serviced. Northwest Detroit (in the city) does have beautiful homes and nice neighborhoods. Overall, Michigan is a wonderful state (lots of lakes). I grew up in Detroit, going to high school and university (WSU) there. I now live in Southern California, and am spoiled by the dryer, warmer climate.

It appears that most people of any financial ability choose to live in Detroit's suburbs.

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Old 06-23-2006, 09:20 AM
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As much as I would like to see Detroit do well, and be a wonderful place to live, IT'S NOT. DO NOT move into Detroit unless you don't mind a little more filth than usual, slow police response, loud neighbors, and poor service, bar and protective glass everywhere. If you want to have a piece of mind and a quieter area look at the suburbs!!! Now, if you are speaking of the Metro areas surrounding Detroit, which are much nicer...that's a lot different.
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Old 06-24-2006, 05:42 PM
Location: Wixom, Michigan
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If you mean that you are moving into the city of Detroit, i have 2 words for you. DO NOT!!! The Detroit school system is horrible, there is TONS of crime, etc. But, if you are planning to move into one of the suburbs, those are very nice. Most of the school systems are pretty good, and there is a lot less crime.
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Old 06-29-2006, 09:24 AM
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I can't imagine why you would choose Detroit, unless the job there is amazing.
I grew up there, but have been away for a long time and live in NYC now.
The truth is that it will seem much less cosmopolitan city than either Ontario or Toronto. The West and South sides of Detroit Suburbs are very Blue Collar (not a bad thing, just a fact). The Northern Suburbs are clean and beautiful and are more White Collar, but extremely provincial. Of course anything in the city limits is a nightmare unless can afford a place right on the waterfront.
Just be ready for a big culture shock.
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Old 07-03-2006, 10:22 AM
Location: Midwest
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Oakland County is "provincial" ?? Maybe in attitude, as GM/Ford/Chrysler politics dominate.
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