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View Poll Results: Would you ever think about moving to Detroit
Yes 34 39.53%
No 52 60.47%
Voters: 86. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-09-2011, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Absolutely, I would consider a relocation to Detroit ... and why not? Oh, yes, I'm very familiar with it's well documented and woeful decline, it's many problems and certain drawbacks ... however, it is cities like Detroit that are just 'ripe' for those with an urban spirit ... for visionaries, that in mass numbers can effectuate many positive changes. It's already happenening in severely compromised cities all over this country.

Detroit has an uphill battle, I don't question that for a minute ... don't count it out entirely though!
There are so many alluring elements in Detroit ... fabulous architecture, a massive infrastructure, some very inviting ( and intact ) city neighborhoods ... I could go on and on and on ...
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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you do realize its 2011 smh
I wouldn't care if it was 2020. My answer would still be NO!

I'm no urban pioneer and do not like big cities of any kind. I wouldn't care if the crime rate was zero and they had the best schools in the country.
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Washington, D.C.
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Naw........
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:09 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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If I were young and had some spare cash to invest, yes. Could be getting in on the ground floor of something worthwhile, and if it didn't work out... just walk away a bit poorer and wiser. Most worthwhile opportunities have some risks involved.
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I see no purpose of me leaving Texas to move to Michigan.But, I've always wanted to visit Detroit; people think I'm crazy when I say that. I'm just fascinated by the history and reputation of it.
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Detroit's eastside, downtown Detroit in near future!
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I wouldn't care if it was 2020. My answer would still be NO!

I'm no urban pioneer and do not like big cities of any kind. I wouldn't care if the crime rate was zero and they had the best schools in the country.
good for you but saying "I'm no urban pioneer and do not like big cities of any kind." is different than saying "I was there in the 70s" like are you serious that was years ago smh
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Detroit is not any different from any other big city.

My cousin went there from college, has been there for more than 40 years, is retired, stayed there, his two daughters both have careers there. None of them have any reason whatsoever to want to move. Lots of people live in Detroit. My wife is from there, and my brother in law still lives there, and all his family. Just like any other big city, some of them like it and some don't. But for all of them, it's home, and they are perfectly comfortable with their lives.
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH USA / formerly Chicago for 20 years
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Would you think about ever doing the same thing?
Probably not. I'm too old these days to want to do the "urban pioneer" thing -- just don't have the energy for all the uphill struggles -- and am generally risk-averse.

I applaud people who are willing to do it, though.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:20 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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Not the city, that's for sure but many of the suburbs are very nice and you can buy a fabulous house for not much money, relativly speaking. Also I wouldn't want to have to work for a living and be job hunting but as a retiree I could do worse.
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Too damn cold for me. I can't live somewhere that has frozen dirt.
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