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Old 04-22-2014, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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Hello. I have recently accepted a job in Flat Rock and will be moving in about 2 weeks. I grew up in Michigan, but honestly know nothing about this particular area. When I visited, I saw mainly seedy hotels, winding back roads and small bars. Lots of fast food places, but not much else. I do enjoy relative peace, outdoor activities, biking, etc. I'm hoping I'll be able to keep myself entertained with some of those activities.

Anyways, just looking for info and advice about moving to this area.
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Country of BIGOTS and HATERS
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Flat Rock has seen much better days. If your salary is better than minimum wage I would look to live in Trenton, Woodhaven or even south towards Monroe. I would avoid Flat Rock if possible. Have you looked west towards Carleton?
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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I can afford to live in nicer areas. I'm looking for something cheap and temporary though, and close to work. I expect to live in Michigan for a year or two. I left once, and see greener pastures elsewhere.

Other than that, I would prefer to live north of Flat Rock if it is that bad.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:01 AM
 
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Flatrock has its places if you are near downtown and in a residential neighborhood.
North gets into Brownstown Township and closer to Taylor. You will find more to do around Taylor compared to Flatrock. More shopping, dinning and nightlife (it resembles nightlife anyways). From Taylor you can get to Southgate along the Eureka corridor.
Also Taylor is loaded with all the franchises along Telegraph.
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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Shopping and all of that isn't much of an issue for me. Only grocery shopping really. I will probably do most of my other shopping in the suburbs on the other side of Detroit when I visit family.

The biggest draw for me is outdoor activities. Willow park in Flatrock... That's good for biking, correct?
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