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Old 02-24-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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It seems like this question has been asked many times, but I've got a job offer in Downtown Detroit - where would be a safe (not too expensive) area to live in not too far from there?
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:38 PM
 
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The safest, closest, least expensive would be Grosse Pointe Park. It's a 10 minute commute on Jefferson.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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I've also heard about Royal Oak??
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:56 PM
 
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It's an alright city. It's a little farther and has more of a young people friendly (nightlife, restaurants, etc). The condos are a bit steep on prices but you can find a small home for a good price whether your renting or buying.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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Fashionable Ferndale? There is also the Downriver area like Allen PArk, SOuthgate and even Riverview. What is considered and "not too expensive?" MOre than $1000 but Less than $1500 a month?
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:04 PM
 
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+1 for GPP
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:23 PM
 
Location: S-E Michigan
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Default Mid-Town

Mid-Town is the name of the area along and bordering Woodward Ave which contains Wayne State University, the Detroit Medical Center, and feeds into the Theatre/Stadium district.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Downtown or mid town unless you have or will have kids.

Grosse Pointes, St. Clair Shores, are nice as close. If you are 20-30 with no kids Royal oak or Ferndale a bit more of a drive, but lots going on.

Downriver without kids - Wyandotte. With kids Grosse Ile or if you cannot afford Grosse Ile then Trenton.

Dearborn is pretty neat.


There are some scattered neighborhoods in Detroit that are neat, but there is not much around them. Indian Villiage, UNiversity, North Rosdale Park, Palmer Park/woods, Boston Edison if you are brave. Woodbridge is nice according to people here. I do not know. I would skip Detroit if you have or will have kids unless you can afford private school (even with private school I woudl probably still skip it).
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:33 PM
 
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i'm sorry but having been born and raised in the city limits and attending public school there, you couldn't pay me enough to live in the city proper. There are too many nice, affordable and SAFE suburbs within an easy commute.......YES there are flats in East Dearborn and Royal Oak, apts in Warren, Ferndale, Sterling Heights, and its common for people working sowntown to commute 30-60 minutes each way.
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