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Old 01-05-2017, 01:08 PM
 
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South Lyon / Lyon Township in an essence:
Developer proposes to build more than 300 homes at Erwin...

What is so rediculous if you go to Erwin's facebook page is the comments that people are posting:
"We moved out to South Lyon (in our new McMansion) because of places like Erwins"
"We loved moving out but we don't need anymore houses, the roads are terrible and need to be widened and there are no restaurants"
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Farmington Hills, MI
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Middlebelt is like the new Telegraph.
I wouldn't go to that stretch, for all its worth. I'll still walk down Middlebelt anywhere in Livonia after dark. I can't say the same about Telegraph between Fenkell and 8. Sure, it's nicer looking west of Middlebelt, but I don't want a prospective home buyer on this site to think Middlebelt is like Telegraph. Big difference between buying a house at 7/Tele vs 7/Midd.

I looked at homes in Lyon Twp a few years back looking for a more rural feel. Learned very soon that wasn't was I was going to get. Saw new developments on nearly every corner, Milford Rd and 96 a mess with traffic... it wasn't attractive to me. The only thing that makes Lyon Twp catch my eye anymore is having Kensington Metro Park practically in the backyard. But having that as my only "pro", I moved on and didn't end up buying. Happily living in the Hills of Farmington. No gridlock, quiet, and enough trees and parks to not feel completely urban.
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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I looked at homes in Lyon Twp a few years back looking for a more rural feel. Learned very soon that wasn't was I was going to get.

The only thing that makes Lyon Twp catch my eye anymore is having Kensington Metro Park practically in the backyard.
Rural feel is still there, it is just squeezed into few and fewer locations.

Kensington is fabulous. One of my favorite places to be. Also the best job I ever had. I wanted to be at work even when I was not working.
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:33 PM
 
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I wouldn't go to that stretch, for all its worth. I'll still walk down Middlebelt anywhere in Livonia after dark. I can't say the same about Telegraph between Fenkell and 8. Sure, it's nicer looking west of Middlebelt, but I don't want a prospective home buyer on this site to think Middlebelt is like Telegraph. Big difference between buying a house at 7/Tele vs 7/Midd.
I said Middlebelt is the NEW Telegraph meaning that Telegraph used to be halfway decent, like Middlebelt is now. 20 years ago, I lived near 7 mile and Telegraph in Detroit. I used to walk Telegraph consistently after dark without a problem. Didn't think twice about it. I agree, I wouldn't be comfortable doing that now. I don't think my statement was a stretch at all. I equate the Middlebelt of today to the Telegraph of 20 years ago. Not great, but not bad either.
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:54 PM
 
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Is South Lyon really cheaper than Novi? I don't think that's true anymore.
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:29 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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Is South Lyon really cheaper than Novi? I don't think that's true anymore.
Lol, wow.

Just checked some Zillow prices and I'm shocked.

My family and I lived in South Lyon for 15 years. My father had bought his house for $250k (4 bed, 2.5 bath)...when we moved out of Michigan, he was only able to sell it for a bit over 250k.

Now I see the prices and they are in the 400-500k range. wow!
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Old 01-05-2017, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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South Lyon / Lyon Township in an essence:
Developer proposes to build more than 300 homes at Erwin...

What is so rediculous if you go to Erwin's facebook page is the comments that people are posting:
"We moved out to South Lyon (in our new McMansion) because of places like Erwins"
"We loved moving out but we don't need anymore houses, the roads are terrible and need to be widened and there are no restaurants"
That's their fault for living that far out. You don't get "city amenities" like 6 lane roads, stores, malls, chain restaurants, ect in your backyard when you move to a small town. And all this talk about some suburbs not being what they used to be, the question is would they still be the same if they didn't have a newer suburb to keep running to?
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Old 01-06-2017, 07:08 AM
 
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Is South Lyon really cheaper than Novi? I don't think that's true anymore.
Significantly. If you compare average values and prices of Lyon Township (which is what we're really talking about) to Novi on Zillow there's about a 20% difference in average home values.

Novi is more desirable because of location, freeway access, amenities and the schools are considered better (but not by much).

If you're talking about building new, it's not even close. You can't build a new home in Novi for anything less than $500K. And new builds have been driving the growth in Lyon Twp. Most people that I talk to who have moved there were priced out of Novi/Northville.
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Old 01-06-2017, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Most people that I talk to who have moved there were priced out of Novi/Northville.
Or they moved there in 1971 when land was $300/acre.
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Old 01-06-2017, 01:02 PM
 
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That's their fault for living that far out. You don't get "city amenities" like 6 lane roads, stores, malls, chain restaurants, ect in your backyard when you move to a small town. And all this talk about some suburbs not being what they used to be, the question is would they still be the same if they didn't have a newer suburb to keep running to?
Yep.

As for me, were I to relo to the D, I'd be either in the city or maybe some place like Madison Hts or Warren where I can get the greasy spoon Asian stuff I like.
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