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Old 01-25-2008, 01:12 AM
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Hello all, I will be moving to Michigan in Feb and have been looking at home prices online. I wonder if those of you who live in the area can provide some answers for me....I have noticed that the houses on the east side of Troy cost a lot less than those on the west side (even if they are still in the Troy school district). Is there something wrong with that area? I'm referring to the northern part of Troy, between I-75 and and the Macomb county line. The prices seem a little too good to be true, so I'm wondering if they are under a flight path, near a super fund site or have really high crime or something? We would definitely consider living there if it was a nice area, it seems like you can get so much more for your money!

One more question, how long would it take in rush hour to get from the middle of Troy to Southfield (Telegraph road/696).

Any insights would be appreciated! Thanks much.
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:46 AM
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There's nothing wrong with the east side of Troy - it's just as safe (which is to say extremely safe and little if any crime) and maybe even more convenient than the west side. Not in a flight path or near a super fund site.

The homes in east and west are a bit different - east has older, smaller homes. But if that's what you're looking for then there is no "catch" about east Troy. The other thing is that some of the long standing Bloomfield people have a "territory" in which they would consider living - east of Telegraph but no farther east than Somerset Collection. So there's an underlying prestige issue that I think has kept prices higher in west Troy.

I used to drive from Rochester & Big Beaver to 696 & Telegraph and it took about 30 minutes, on average. I recommend taking Big Beaver/Quarton to Telegraph rather than 75 to 696 - less traffic.
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:28 AM
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This is perfect, thank you. We don't care much for prestige, just a comfortable area to call home...so glad to here this might work for us!

Thanks for the tips on traffic too. While I was hoping for less than thirty minutes, it sure beats my 1 hour commute now.
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