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View Poll Results: Would you ever think about moving to Detroit
Yes 34 39.53%
No 52 60.47%
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Area, Michigan
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So in our local newspaper there was a online article about two friends who visited Detroit, one from New York City and the other from Washington D.C.

They liked the atmosphere and one left their job in NYC and moved to Detroit and the other left in D.C. and headed to Detroit.

Here is the online article for more information.
Detroit's profile grows as investors, young professionals return to city | freep.com | Detroit Free Press

Would you think about ever doing the same thing?
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Kerkrade, Limburg, Netherlands
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I normally don't read this kind of stories and articles, however this one is rather interesting and think what they did is really cool. :]
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Sorry but I did the Detroit thing and wouldn't consider it. Detroit has all of the trappings of urban life with very little joy. Glad these two folks want to jump in and I hope for Detroit's sake more people do.
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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I would never even consider a move to Detroit. If I was forced to move to the area, I would choose the far exurbs or rural areas 40 or 50 miles away.

I was in Detroit in the late '70s with a friend of mine to visit his family. That visit left a lasting impression on me. Definitely a no-go for me. Some areas looked like a war zone.
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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No
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:43 AM
 
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They're in for a rude awakening
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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I wish them luck, but Detroit is in the very very beginning stages of urban renewal in areas. A lot of investment in the city has come from companies outside of the city and state. It doesn't even seem like many in the metro area have faith in the city; look at the folks in the suburbs. In fact, Cleveland based Forest City was the company that renovated the Book Cadillac building.

Many areas of the city have taken on the urban prairie method, and I see that being a good start for Detroit because so many neighborhoods look like open fields now. But Detroit needs people like that. But I wouldn't do it.
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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No.
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Detroit's eastside, downtown Detroit in near future!
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I would never even consider a move to Detroit. If I was forced to move to the area, I would choose the far exurbs or rural areas 40 or 50 miles away.

I was in Detroit in the late '70s with a friend of mine to visit his family. That visit left a lasting impression on me. Definitely a no-go for me. Some areas looked like a war zone.

you do realize its 2011 smh
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:05 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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no, all places I have moved to I at least knew a few people or they are extremely attractive places to live (Paris). I don't know anybody in Detroit or even Michigan. I wouldn't see the point.
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