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Old 02-14-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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If your 25 year old daughter was relocating for a hospital MD residency in Pontiac, where would you recommend she live?
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:49 PM
 
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At least Waterford. Anything on the Waterford side of M-59. I've lived in both Pontiac and Waterford. I was a victim of robbery/attempted murder in Pontiac, loved Waterford. So that's my advice, stay as far from the Yac as possible for living. I'd recommend the likes of Troy, Keego Harbor, Clarkston and Southfield if she is going to be making any sort of money.

FYI, Pontiac Northern Hospital off Lincoln/Johnson street in Pontiac is the hospital that saved my life. Not even sure what it's called now though.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:52 PM
 
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Any of the surrounding cities near Pontiac. But definitely not within Pontiac proper. Very old, almost urban-like suburb with bad crime rates and a messy city government.

If you want a more specific answer, you'd have to provide price range and maybe what type of amenities she'd like to be close by. There's a university nearby in Auburn Hills that'll likely have people her age with lots of apartments around. Apart from that, the area is very suburban.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:11 PM
 
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Not in Pontiac, for sure. That whole town is a ####hole, with no light at the end of that tunnel having been spotted yet.

Younger folks seem to like Royal Oak pretty well these days. It would be a ~20 mile commute for her, but that wouldn't necessarily be the end of the world.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:30 AM
 
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Why not Pontiac? There are a few really nicer areas. Also Auburn Hills and areas around Oakland University.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:46 PM
 
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There are a few nicer areas in Pontiac; but as a former resident I'd suggest waiting a bit until the city sorts their issues out to move in. Regardless of what M_P_E said, Pontiac is not entirely a ****hole ; it's a city that's in transition from a blighted broke industrial town into something more stable and safe. It'll take at least a few years for it to be on par with surrounding cities. It's not ready just yet for the young population to move in but it's getting there, especially with the development in the downtown area.

To STLguy , I'd suggest Auburn Hills for your daughter as it's affordable, safe and has gathering of people her age. I honestly wouldn't suggest Waterford because it's not as exciting and you have to drive everywhere (more so than other cities in the county).
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:27 AM
 
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I would not want to or have my child live in Pontiac. The crime rate is very high and overall not a desirable place to live. There are affordable and safe areas that are reasonable near. What will be her price range? I am assuming an apartment? I would look at Royal Oak though it is a little drive,Birmingham, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield. Keego Harbor/Sylvan Lake is ok too and she may like being near the lake. I know someone of similar age who lives on the lake and during the summer it is fun with boating. RO,Birmingham are near a lot of shopping,restaurants,clubs too
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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Wow some of these areas suggested seem a little steep in price. If she is 25 and moving into the area I would look around Oakland University, Royal Oak, Waterford, or Clarkston. It will also depend on what she wants to do.

Royal Oak is a busy little city with plenty of nightly things going on and a bustling business community all its own. Waterford is spread out safe and full of lakes growing up we would say 3 lakes in 30 minutes but I don't know how true that is.

However at that age I would say around Oakland University she would meet lots of other people her own age and be close to work.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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Royal Oak. Its a quick drive to Pontiac...I did it for 2 years. Great nightlife, lots of little green spaces...etc. Nice little neighborhood for 20-somethings. A lot of young nursing/medical professionals live in the area due to the proximity to RO Beaumont.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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I assume she's going to be at one of the hospitals that are off of Woodward Avenue so I'd recommend going south on Woodward to Birmingham or Royal Oak (both within about 10 miles). Birmingham is pretty expensive but a great town for restaurants and shopping. Royal Oak has an awesome downtown full of clubs, restaurants, etc., great for someone her age.
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