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Old 03-07-2017, 10:07 AM
 
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Dearborn and Hamtramck didn't feel segregated...
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Old 03-07-2017, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Hamtramck may be included int he few places that are not segregated. Dearborn sure seems like it to me, but I have not lived there. We have spent quite a lot of time there though.
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Old 03-07-2017, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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I have always seen Detroit metro as very non-diverse. Instead it is very segregated. Blacks in certain cities, middle easterners in Dearborn. Hispanic in the Mexican Villiage, Chaldeans in (I forget), Koreans in certain parts of West Bloomfield; Indians in Canton and Novi; etc. There are a few suburbs that are fairly mixed (Ferndale, Ecorse, to some extent Novi). But for the most part it seems unusually segregated here to me.
Yeah that is true. As a whole it's diverse but it is segregated. But going based off of demographic stats SW Detroit, downtown area, Hamtramack, Farmington Hills, Ypsilanti, most inner ring suburbs (Southfield, Dearborn (41% Arab), Westland, Romulus, ect) are all less than 75% of one race. It's nowhere near as segregated as it used to be but yes still segregated in alot of areas.
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Old 03-07-2017, 10:55 PM
 
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Dearborn might look not diverse on the surface it's because it's known as an Arab enclave but I saw variety there. I guess 2 days wasn't enough to make a conclusion.

I'm wondering if Detroit is the closest American city to a Canadian city (Windsor) or is there another American city just as close (within 8 minutes). I notice NY is still far from Canada.
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:45 AM
 
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Actually the entire SW Detroit is diverse. From Mexicantown to Springwells to Michigan- Martin the diversity is very apparent in all of those neighborhoods. I would also like to add of course downtown and Midtown (where WSU is). and Hamtramack is very unique and diverse as well.
You are almost right. The majority of Southwest Detroit is pretty diverse, except the "dogleg" part of Detroit, which is officially called Boynton (it's where Ben Carson grew up!). Boynton, sandwiched between heavy industrial, Melvindale, and River Rouge, is about 100% black! It is a small enclave of unremarkable housing stock and the main commercial street, Fort Street, is pretty dead, although it has one of the greatest bakeries in the metro area:

People's Brother's Bakery reviews on Yelp

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See Boynton in the far extreme southwest portion of Southwest Detroit.


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Other diverse suburbs of Detroit include River Rouge and Lincoln Park (white, black, Hispanic), West Bloomfield (white, black, Jewish, Chaldean, Asian), Pontiac (white, black, Hispanic), and Troy (white, Asian).
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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You are almost right. The majority of Southwest Detroit is pretty diverse, except the "dogleg" part of Detroit, which is officially called Boynton (it's where Ben Carson grew up!). Boynton, sandwiched between heavy industrial, Melvindale, and River Rouge, is about 100% black! It is a small enclave of unremarkable housing stock and the main commercial street, Fort Street, is pretty dead, although it has one of the greatest bakeries in the metro area:

People's Brother's Bakery reviews on Yelp

People's Brothers Bakery Facebook


See Boynton in the far extreme southwest portion of Southwest Detroit.


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Other diverse suburbs of Detroit include River Rouge and Lincoln Park (white, black, Hispanic), West Bloomfield (white, black, Jewish, Chaldean, Asian), Pontiac (white, black, Hispanic), and Troy (white, Asian).
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Oh I never been over there. I stand corrected. and lol I thought Ben Carson was from the burbs or something due to the off the wall crap he says (like about the slaves recently). I'm starting to think that movie "Get Out" is a documentary about Ben Carson lol.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:11 AM
 
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just saw get out last night! fun movie! no N word, no tongue kissing between interracial (to keep the movie safe to all viewers). off topic.

I don't get why 2003 Halleck is listed as for sale in Hamtramck yet not much info. to get, only 1 pic, can't get a hold of the listing agent, etc. It's on realtor.com so I'm assuming it's not a scam?
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Old 03-09-2017, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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just saw get out last night! fun movie! no N word, no tongue kissing between interracial (to keep the movie safe to all viewers). off topic.

I don't get why 2003 Halleck is listed as for sale in Hamtramck yet not much info. to get, only 1 pic, can't get a hold of the listing agent, etc. It's on realtor.com so I'm assuming it's not a scam?
$10,000 is way under value. Similar homes in that area have sold for around $20,000+ so something's up with that house. Might be gutted, might have tenants, might actually be dilapidated/burnt out and that's just an old pic. That's a house you'd buy unless you plan on investing money in it and holding on to it for a few years.
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:40 AM
 
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well no other description/info./or other pics so something is up.
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Typically anything that seems too cheap to be true is probably just the shell of a house and would require another five figures to rehab.

The problem with your premise is that you don't seem to understand that Detroit's biggest problem is trouble with a capital T that rhymes with p and that stands for population loss. You're looking for a Detroit that hasn't existed in 40 years... even the most stable neighborhoods with the best housing stock have suffered from blight and the loss of 1.1 million people over the decades. The Detroit that existed, the one with little ethnic neighborhoods and dense urbanity is gone and, absent some massive change, unlikely to come back except in a few neighborhoods with the strongest bones.
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