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Old 01-04-2010, 06:20 PM
 
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I've never been to Detroit but my husband is seriously being considered for a transfer at his job to the area. I've heard things over the years but remain open-minded.

The little research I've been able to do so far has uncovered "Indian Village," "Palmer Woods," "Gross Pointe" and "Troy"

If we do come, we would probably be most comfortable in an area with others like us: 20's, 30's and 40's. Like going out with stuff to do.

Any ideas? I know my search so far must be missing out on what the metro area has to offer. Please let me know.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:07 PM
 
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royal oak sounds like the type of area you might be looking for. in my opinion it is one of the best, if not the best areas to be in in the metro area, obviously thats just my opinion.
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:02 PM
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Location: Heart of TEA country--Livingston County, MI
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Yeah, if you enjoy social activities around towm Royal Oak is probably the place.

Troy is a suburn north or Detroit (about 25 miles?)
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Do you want the suburban subdivision lifestyle? Then places like Troy, Rochester, and Canton Twp. fit the bill. If you want an artsy place with lots of clubs and restaurants, Royal Oak would be good. If you want to live in an historical neighborhood inside the city limits of Detroit, then Palmer Woods, Sherwood Forest, or Indian Village would be good.

The Detroit metro area covers everything from dilapidated ghettos to world class suburbs with multi-million dollar homes that house celebrities and professional athletes, to working class blue collar towns, to waterfront mansions. You will have to decide exactly what kind of living experience you are looking for and narrow it down from there. Do you like waterfront property? Do you want a big yard? Do you want to be close to the professional sports venues? Are good schools a must? If you let us know what some of your preferences and interests are, we can be of more help to you.
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:21 PM
 
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Royal Oak is nice but you might outgrow it to quickly, especially if you have a family.

I would look into Troy and the Grosse Pointes, they are two very different suburban cities, but both have a lot to offer.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:22 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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Royal Oak is wonderful, and surprisingly nice if you have a family, very pedestrian friendly.
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:34 AM
 
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I just found this site. My husband and I are also anticipating relocation from Wi. to Detroit. We are interested in having a bigger yard (we have three dogs) while being within 15 or 20 minutes from nice restaurants, etc. We have two horses and will be looking for a decent boarding facility without having to drive an hour one way. Too much to ask?? Thank you all.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan and Sometimes Orange County CA
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Where will you be working? DO you have kids? Do you want a place to keep your horses on your property, or boarding only? How many good resturuants and how nice? What do you consider nice? (Some people consider Applebees nice and others consider PF Changs a bit cheap).
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:47 PM
 
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Originally Posted by SheilaP58 View Post
I just found this site. My husband and I are also anticipating relocation from Wi. to Detroit. We are interested in having a bigger yard (we have three dogs) while being within 15 or 20 minutes from nice restaurants, etc. We have two horses and will be looking for a decent boarding facility without having to drive an hour one way. Too much to ask?? Thank you all.
We'll also need to know the city he will be working in and an acceptable drive-time to/from work. Kids?
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:16 PM
 
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Thank you for responding.My husband works for Chrysler and will probably go to the Jefferson North site. I am a personal trainer and will be looking for a fitness facility that may be hiring. We will board our horses, hopefully at a facility that accepts stallions (we have one). Doesn't matter the discipline as long as people are nice and care is good. We really don't eat out much as we're economical but do like sushi and meals that are chef prepared. We love bicycling (prefer off road) and love auto cross. In other words, we're pretty active but cheap too. We will be empty nesters with kids in college and we are in our 40's.
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