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Old 02-25-2011, 09:00 AM
 
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Just got a Michigan tourism magazine in the mail and I was again reminded of how great Michigan is and how many really gorgeous places there are to visit. There really are some nice towns here. There were several pages devoted to Detroit and from the articles from ex-suburbanites who have now moved back to the city of Detroit and all the pictures, it makes the city seem like it is really growing and becoming a place to live again for singles and the younger set, retirees as well. After reading the magazine, I got the impression Detroit has some really happening neighborhoods, with lots of restaurants, shopping and whatnot. Is this really the case or just pretty pictures of only a handful of places that are in business? I really only go to Detroit for the occasional show or baseball game and was just wondering if it would be worth checking out for a night out or an overnight stay with the hubby.
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Downtown Detroit
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Just got a Michigan tourism magazine in the mail and I was again reminded of how great Michigan is and how many really gorgeous places there are to visit. There really are some nice towns here. There were several pages devoted to Detroit and from the articles from ex-suburbanites who have now moved back to the city of Detroit and all the pictures, it makes the city seem like it is really growing and becoming a place to live again for singles and the younger set, retirees as well. After reading the magazine, I got the impression Detroit has some really happening neighborhoods, with lots of restaurants, shopping and whatnot. Is this really the case or just pretty pictures of only a handful of places that are in business? I really only go to Detroit for the occasional show or baseball game and was just wondering if it would be worth checking out for a night out or an overnight stay with the hubby.
Some magazines really do try to "oversell" Detroit, but that's not to say that Detroit isn't making strides or doesn't have a lot of new developments. There are nice vibrant neighborhoods with restaurants. Younger people of all backgrounds are clinging to the city more and more in my opinion- I think I am one of those people.

You should definitely come visit Detroit. There's lots of entertainment and things to do here!
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:26 AM
 
Location: London, England
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Just got a Michigan tourism magazine in the mail and I was again reminded of how great Michigan is and how many really gorgeous places there are to visit. There really are some nice towns here. There were several pages devoted to Detroit and from the articles from ex-suburbanites who have now moved back to the city of Detroit and all the pictures, it makes the city seem like it is really growing and becoming a place to live again for singles and the younger set, retirees as well. After reading the magazine, I got the impression Detroit has some really happening neighborhoods, with lots of restaurants, shopping and whatnot. Is this really the case or just pretty pictures of only a handful of places that are in business? I really only go to Detroit for the occasional show or baseball game and was just wondering if it would be worth checking out for a night out or an overnight stay with the hubby.

What it says about Detroit is probably true but the fact that there are some areas that are very nice but you go 2 blocks or so down the street and the area looks like a war zone.
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