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Old 10-31-2014, 07:09 PM
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Location: West Michigan
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I feel like Michigan gets alot of bad rep for cities like Detroit, Flint and Saginaw. As a lifetime resident of this state, I'd like to know how people from other places view the Mitt.
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Old 10-31-2014, 07:14 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I know enough about it to look beyond the Detroit stigma. It's not high on my bucket list but it is a state that I would like to visit sometime. I'd like to see areas in the northern parts like Traverse City, Sleeping Bear dunes, Mackinac Island, and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Looks beautiful up there from photos I've seen.
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Old 10-31-2014, 07:20 PM
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Location: West Michigan
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I know enough about it to look beyond the Detroit stigma. It's not high on my bucket list but it is a state that I would like to visit sometime. I'd like to see areas in the northern parts like Traverse City, Sleeping Bear dunes, Mackinac Island, and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Looks beautiful up there from photos I've seen.
I can say from firsthand experience that those places are awesome. Those pure Michigan ads truly aren't that exaggerated, this state is beautiful.
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Old 10-31-2014, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids
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I think outside of the cities with bad crime, Michigan is also known for very top-notch Midwestern schools, and also being hands down the most beautiful state in the Midwest. I think that even the rural people are thought of as more mild mannered, somewhat more educated, and clean than other parts of the Midwest such as example central or southern Indiana, etc. I would move to Michigan in a heartbeat if I could take my family with me.
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:49 PM
 
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I don't think Michigan gets a bad rep at all. Especially not compared to many other states. The biggest "issue" most people probably have with Michigan is that it's Midwestern, in the middle of nowhere, not a coastal state, stuff like that (not that I agree with those usually more negative perceptions). Michigan does NOT have the type of negative national reputation a state like my own does.

I have no issues with Michigan at all.
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:07 PM
 
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Perception of Michigan is very blue collar state. Automotive. Urban decay. African American.
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Muslims, Union, and high taxes.
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:33 PM
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Location: West Michigan
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Perception of Michigan is very blue collar state. Automotive. Urban decay. African American.
African American? I haven't heard that before. I suppose there are larger black communities in cities here, but that's not something that only happens in michigan. Detroit is also 83 percent black.
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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I feel like Michigan gets alot of bad rep for cities like Detroit, Flint and Saginaw. As a lifetime resident of this state, I'd like to know how people from other places view the Mitt.
Most of the big cities are ghetto **** holes, but there is so much natural beauty in Michigan. I spent two years in Marquette and those two years were amazing. So much great hiking and Lake Superior really is a freshwater sea. The UP is a scaled down version of coastal Oregon in my opinion. There were a few times when I was driving down the 101 in Oregon that it felt like Route 28 from Marquette to Munising. The western coast of the LP is also incredible.
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:08 PM
 
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Michigan? Let's see. Motown music, Eminem, Freaks and Geeks, Michigan/Ohio State football rivalry, Henry Ford (automobiles), the 2008 Detroit Lions (I'm so sorry). I'm from North Carolina, never set a foot in Michigan. However, I view it as a midwestern state in the same neighborhood as Wisconsin and Minnesota. Three states that are pretty similar in many regards, and three states that are brutally freezing.
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