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Old 12-31-2013, 07:17 PM
 
Location: S-E Michigan
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Our youngest may be attending WSU Med School starting next Fall. He is 31, will be relocating from New Haven CT, and needs a house or condo for himself and his dog. We live in Ypsilanti and he prefers to live closer to campus than the 40 minute drive he would have from this area.

Canton & Plymouth would be no closer time wise. Between here and Detroit are Romulus, Taylor, Inkster, and other spots I don't see as being desirable in his eyes. Royal Oak and Ferndale are closer to campus and popular for young adults but also pricey.

I don't know much about the down river areas and these may be 40 minutes away as well. It appears the Grosse Points may be an option with the older smaller homes that are not outrageously priced.

Detroit's Mid-Town area is not an option for him as his dog hates city living - too much noise.

Any ideas?
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:17 PM
 
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Indian Village, Boston Edison and Palmer Woods all have apartments/homes with grad students and none of the "noise" of downtown. Royal Oak, Ferndale, Berkley, Clawson would be the next choices - he can get a roommate - and all of those cities have one bedrooms for $700 if he's against roommates. Grosse Pointe Park is also worth exploring as they give "reduced rent" specifically to college students. You can google that. Grosse Pointe will remind him the most of New Haven, from the water perspective. Royal Oak/Midtown/Downtown/Ferndale will have the walkability. Every other suburb is the same in the eyes of a college student. Giving up the dog to a loving home is also an option, depending on how much time he will be able to devot to the dog in med school, it may be cruel to keep it, which makes Midtown the most logical choice.
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:24 PM
 
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How much can he spend on rent? Some apartments allow dogs too which if he is on a budget may be the way he has to go.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:29 AM
 
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Dearborn or Dearborn Heights or Allen Park
Dearborn apartments:
Fairlane East | Apartments in Dearborn, MI - Dog Friendly
Fairlane Meadow Apartments Apartment Rentals

House for rent in Dearborn
24454 Ross Street, Dearborn MI 48124 - MLS# 213206238

Dearborn Heights
2 bedroom house in good area
5920 Highview Street, Dearborn Heights MI 48127 - MLS# 213108362


Allen Park - take I-94 straight to Wayne State
15584 Mclain Avenue, Allen Park MI 48101 - MLS# 213111714

In Oakland County, you can look into Berkley, Madison Heights and Hazel Park, those are inner ring suburbs that are about 20 minutes from WSU cost less than Ferndale/Royal Oak as they are not as trendy.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:29 AM
 
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Indian Village, Boston Edison, and Palmer Woods are located in areas in close proximity to nightly narcotics trade, carjackings, burglaries, home invasions, shootings, and homicides. There is a crime map to show that my statement is true and not just Detroit bashing. That being said, there are plenty of cities downriver which are safe. Try Trenton or Wyandotte. Dearborn is also a good option as it is close to Midtown.
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:14 PM
 
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Indian Village, Boston Edison, and Palmer Woods are located in areas in close proximity to nightly narcotics trade, carjackings, burglaries, home invasions, shootings, and homicides.
Couldn't you make the above statement about ANY neighborhood in Detroit?? Even Midtown and Downtown are "in close proximity to nightly narcotics trade, carjackings, burglaries, home invasions, shootings, and homicides".

And suggesting Wyandotte and Trenton, for this student is questionable, because he is looking for a commute substantially shorter than 40 minutes, and those downriver suburbs would not provide that.
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