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Old 07-06-2012, 10:22 AM
 
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Well first let me start by saying I love cities. I stay in the Suburbs of the D.C. area (Prince George's County, MD). While I like it here, I kinda feel a sense of disconnection. I'll admit maybe there is a part of me that wants to move, the other is a genuine concern to be a part of revitalizing a community. A couple of cities have been on my heart to consider for relocation New Orleans, Detroit, Memphis, St Louis and Birmingham. Of all the cities which one do you feel has plenty of opportunity to get involved and support a city?

Another thing to consider is I have kids and a wife so somewhere that is decent to live in the city(Doesn't have to be the upper end part of town). Also schools are a priority as well (Charter, private or magnet schools). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I ask all of these questions to ask, who has been in my position and to see how people have made it work.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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If you go with Detroit, perhaps East English Village, Indian Village, Palmer Woods, the University District, Sherwood Forest, Warrendale and maybe Boston-Edison, among others. For schools, look into Renaissance or Cass Tech for public high schools and maybe University of Detroit Jesuit(boys) and Mercy(girls) for private. There are other options for private and charter schools.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:50 AM
 
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Interesting. I'll have to research these areas. Why would Detroit be a good place to get involved with? Are there various community organization to get involved with? I wish I knew someone up there to show me around the city. Thanks ckhthankgod.

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If you go with Detroit, perhaps East English Village, Indian Village, Palmer Woods, the University District, Sherwood Forest, Warrendale and maybe Boston-Edison, among others. For schools, look into Renaissance or Cass Tech for public high schools and maybe University of Detroit Jesuit(boys) and Mercy(girls) for private. There are other options for private and charter schools.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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I think it has great potential, if the people there or others could capitalize on it. There is definitely a need there for anything positive as well.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:05 PM
 
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Oh yea, there's plenty community organizations in Detroit. If you want more in-depth, the posters in the Detroit forum can help out a lot and some of them won't mind showing you around town.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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Hmmm.... Interesting I'll hit up the folks there in detroit as well. Now St Louis, New Orleans, Birmingham and Memphis. I want to get as much info on those cities as well thanks so far to the folks that have replied to this thread.
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