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Old 04-23-2010, 07:15 PM
 
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I have been offered a job in downtown Detroit. I will be moving there at the end of June. I am looking for an area that has an excellent school district that doesn't have a long commute time to downtown. Please advise.
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:19 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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Berkley, Royal Oak, Ferndale.

If you can find a decent private school (I don't know of any, I had a great public school education), Indian Village, English Village, Boston-Edison, downtown, and a lot of other areas have great homes for great prices.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:32 PM
 
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I have been offered a job in downtown Detroit. I will be moving there at the end of June. I am looking for an area that has an excellent school district that doesn't have a long commute time to downtown. Please advise.

:rolleyes :

Is it too late to find somewhere else?
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:49 PM
 
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:rolleyes :

Is it too late to find somewhere else?
Yeah, who would wanna live in town with such a negative hater?
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Currently in Oscoda!!
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I have been offered a job in downtown Detroit. I will be moving there at the end of June. I am looking for an area that has an excellent school district that doesn't have a long commute time to downtown. Please advise.

Congrats on the job!! I myself will be moving back to around the area June 11th! I am moving back home to MI where I was born and raised. I currently live in Atlanta, GA and absolutley HATE IT here!!


If anyone posts anything negative on here, just ignore them! Michigan is a beautiful state and the city of Detroit, no matter what people say, has a rich history with lots of things to do.

I stand up and say YES I am PROUD to be from MICHIGAN!!
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:53 AM
 
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I have been offered a job in downtown Detroit. I will be moving there at the end of June. I am looking for an area that has an excellent school district that doesn't have a long commute time to downtown. Please advise.

I would suggest the Grosse Pointes or Birmingham for excellent schools. Both don't have a awful commute into downtown.

Huntington Woods, Berkley, Pleasant Ridge, and Royal Oak are nice as well with a short commute into downtown, but the public schools are not as highly ranked as Grosse Pointe's or Birmingham's schools are.

Welcome to the Great Lakes State!
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:10 AM
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I have been offered a job in downtown Detroit. I will be moving there at the end of June. I am looking for an area that has an excellent school district that doesn't have a long commute time to downtown. Please advise.

Depending on your income--

The Pointes have pretty good schools but housing starts around $275K and up. Taxes will be close to $7K or more for those pretty good schools.

Detroit housing can be had starting at $3K, but you really get what you pay for. Real housing in the D will start at $175K and tax rates close to what the Pointes are and NO schools to speak of.

The north burbs are nice (Troy, Madison Heights, Rochester) but the communte can be down right ugly.

Looking west towards Bloomfield (pricey, taxes and better schools) the commute can be better.

Towards Farmington / Novi area you are fighting heavy traffic along 696 and US 24 / US 10 GRIDLOCK.

Ann Arbor and Milford are great, but it is at least 45 minutes to 90 minutes to get into Detroit.

Given you ask about GREAT schools, housing sounds like it is not a financial concern and therefore the Pointes would probably be the best option school wise and commute time.
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:13 AM
 
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Huntington Woods, Berkley, Pleasant Ridge, and Royal Oak are nice as well with a short commute into downtown, but the public schools are not as highly ranked as Grosse Pointe's or Birmingham's schools are.
But you get more of an authentic "city" feel AND the schools still blow away most schools in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.

I can tell you MI schools, ON AVERAGE, blow all others in the region out of the water. It's a state that CARES about kids.
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Old 04-25-2010, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Huntington Woods, MI
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I would suggest the Grosse Pointes or Birmingham for excellent schools. Both don't have a awful commute into downtown.

Huntington Woods, Berkley, Pleasant Ridge, and Royal Oak are nice as well with a short commute into downtown, but the public schools are not as highly ranked as Grosse Pointe's or Birmingham's schools are.

Welcome to the Great Lakes State!

Berkley schools were rated just as highly as Grosse Pointe. I recommend Grosse Pointe or Huntington Woods (Berkley schools)
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:49 PM
 
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$275K for the Pointes? LOL You've got to be kidding. You can get a nice place out there for half of that.
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