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Old 01-14-2017, 08:16 PM
 
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I was told it is when I was there but it feels separate and more like a sprawl.
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Old 01-15-2017, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Depends on the viewpoint. People who live in Dearborn heights certainly do not think so.

It also depends on where in Derborn Heights you are considering. The little strip of D.H. between Dearborn and Inkster is very much a part of Dearborn and it is hard to tell the difference. LIkewise the part down by Allen Park. However if you are all the way out by Livinoa - very much less connected to Dearborn.
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Old 01-15-2017, 06:31 AM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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What are you looking for? Is this just a comparison or are you considering real estate? Dearborn is quite different from the Heights in many ways, yet as stated by CJ, they can be seen as similar..

Dearborn is older. Has a "downtown" strip and some commercial / industry.

Th Heights tend to be newer, tract housing, no real downtown, and much more commercial business.
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Old 01-15-2017, 05:29 PM
 
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Very different, even within each part. You can't paint both with a broad brush.

East Dearborn
West Dearborn
"North" Dearborn Heights
"South" Dearborn Heights

All have different demographics, real estate values, types of homes, and different appeals.
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:35 AM
 
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considering real estate in Dearborn specifically or Hamtramck. Realtor.com sometimes would list a listing passing off as in "Hamtramck" yet it's really in Detroit "close" to Hamtramck. Would I know I'm in Hamtramck if I see Polish looking houses with those pointy rooftops? I've seen a few houses listed for less than $50K, for my starter home. I'm in Baltimore right now and my visit to Dearborn/Detroit/Hamtramck last November was great. I kinda miss doing 75/80 on the highway. The food, the culture and diversity was all there. The Canadian border, etc. Baltimore do not have any of those.

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What are you looking for? Is this just a comparison or are you considering real estate? Dearborn is quite different from the Heights in many ways, yet as stated by CJ, they can be seen as similar..

Dearborn is older. Has a "downtown" strip and some commercial / industry.

Th Heights tend to be newer, tract housing, no real downtown, and much more commercial business.
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Old 01-16-2017, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Would I know I'm in Hamtramck if I see Polish looking houses with those pointy rooftops?
Those homes aren't specifically Polish. Those were what was typically built in Detroit's working class neighborhoods. Hamtramck happens to have a greater density of those homes because of slower population loss compared to the surrounding area. Generally, you can tell a home is in Hamtramck because of the lack of empty lots and/or burnt homes nearby.
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Old 01-18-2017, 04:50 PM
 
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note to self: Dearborn Heights zip codes are 48125 and 48127.
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