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Old 05-12-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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what does anyone know about these places


Clarkston, New Haven, Chesterfield, Rochester Hills, Clinton Township, Sterling Heights, Romulus, Shelby Township, Macomb,


what are some other slow moving communities? retirement communities?
Clarkston is nice, but too far from the city for my likings. I'm a true east sider, and I enjoy being no more than 20 minutes from the water.

Chesterfield is so-so...

Rochester Hills is very nice, the taxes are a little higher than most places (Oakland County) , but it's by far the nicest city of the group that you have listed.

Romulus is south of Detroit, and kind of trashy. You don't want to live that close to the airport.

Clinton Township is getting nasty. My grandparents lived there on 16 Mile Rd, and Moravian for 20 years. It's a great location, but I wouldn't live there.

Sterling Heights is a zoom too much traffic, and congestion for me.

Shelby isn't bad, Northen Shelby is quite nice.

Macomb is nice aswell, but very congested.

I reccomend Romeo, MI it's just north by about 8 miles. Small quaint town that isn't too small. It's right on the end of the rural neighborhoods, so it quiet. Crime is pretty much non-existent. Great schools in fact my younger sister is graduating from Romeo High School this month. I live just south of Romeo in Washington Twp.

Washington Twp is another great area. I live off of Mound Rd. I'm close to the city, close to the country, close to the water. Crime is miniscule. People are friendly, yet not nosy. You're not living right on top of your neighbor. I love living up here.

Armada is another nice town. It's a little more country, but a great town with good schools. I have friends who liver there, and have children that go to school there. They have nothing but great things to say about Armada.
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:02 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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The best small city in Michigan is Marquette...in the U.P. hands down it would meet the requirements for less crime,safe living,less drugs, and in general a better ,cleaner,friendlier, way of life. Placed in the top 10, then voted number one city in the Country to visit and to live, by the Preservation Society among many other groups. Check out Marquette County, the States largest, and among the most promising for future growth, due in part to our natural resources, tourism , and clean environment.
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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Could I ask why MI? Forget the winters, the economy is brutal! According to a recent issue of Forbes, FOUR of America's worst cities for job outlook belong in MI. They are:
  • Grand Rapids
  • Flint
  • Holland
  • Lansing
Of the four, I think Holland is the most serene. Peaceful, gorgeous(during Tulip season), but NO work. I lived in Muskegon for a few years and I had to commute through Holland all the way to Grand Haven for an evening shift. Not pretty at night when snow is on the roads. It was roughly a 20 mi trip one way. Holland is family oriented I would say. But like the masses are saying in this thread, anywhere in the U.P. would be nice. I would stay away from the northeast side of the state, though. Flint, etc. Crime, crime, and oppression.
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Old 05-12-2010, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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Smile Safe places in michigan.

Well, I have been to Trader Joe's in Ann Arbor. It is very nice there. It makes me wonder why the rest of Michigan is struggling so bad. Also, the southeastern portion of Michigan is nice also. Like Lambertville and Bedford. Then you get closer to Toledo... Of course the hot tourist areas of Alpena, Traverse City are good places too. However, you are going to pay for your location.. I mean, it problably costs a pretty penny to live there.. Good luck with your search!
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Old 05-12-2010, 03:53 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Well, I have been to Trader Joe's in Ann Arbor. It is very nice there. It makes me wonder why the rest of Michigan is struggling so bad. Also, the southeastern portion of Michigan is nice also. Like Lambertville and Bedford. Then you get closer to Toledo... Of course the hot tourist areas of Alpena, Traverse City are good places too. However, you are going to pay for your location.. I mean, it problably costs a pretty penny to live there.. Good luck with your search!
Not sure you can call Alpena a " hot tourist area". Living cost I am told are quite reasonable in Alpena.
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