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Old 04-26-2017, 09:47 AM
 
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Moving to Detroit area soon, will be working at the DTW airport. Commuting to work in the am, back home in the PM.

Ideally would prefer to live in a nice area within a relatively short/easy commute to work. Looked at Plymouth, Northville and east side of Ann Arbor but not sure how the traffic is. Any other areas I should consider?
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:24 AM
 
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Don't know your budget but so far you have a good start. Outside of what you already said I would also look into Ypsilanti township (different from Ypsi the city), Belleville, Canton, and also Dearborn and Dearborn Heights if you want more urban/ older suburbs.
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Old 04-26-2017, 11:19 AM
 
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Yes, agreed good start.
Most people I know that either work at the airport or have a pilot/FA job flying out of the airport live in that general I-275 corridor and westward to the Ann Arbor area. Canton, Plymouth, Livonia, Westland, Farmington Hills, Northville, Farmington Hills, Novi, Ann Arbor, Saline.

Traffic to/from the airport is not bad and you avoid most of the major pain-points of Metro Detroit. I-275 south of M-14 is generally uncongested during rush-hour. I-94 does tend to slow down a bit eastbound during morning rush but its generally from the airport into downtown Detroit.

A lot will depend on price/budget, house style, house age, schools, etc.
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Ann Arbor MI
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Coincidentally my next door neighbor is a Delta pilot and makes that commute regularly. Typically I can get to the cell phone lot from my front door in about 28-30 minutes We are on the SE side of Ann Arbor and about 6 minutes to US 23 southbound which takes you to I-94 east.
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:57 PM
 
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Mornings are a lot less congested going I-275 south, but in the evening - it's a different story.

I-275 S is always congested - even after people get off at the M-14 turnoff during the pm rush hour.

At least until after the Ford Road exit in Canton.

A lot of my Canton friends will get off at Michigan Ave just to avoid the Ford Road traffic.
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Old 04-26-2017, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Huron Township might be a nice choice.
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Old 04-26-2017, 03:24 PM
 
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Moving to Detroit area soon, will be working at the DTW airport. Commuting to work in the am, back home in the PM.

Ideally would prefer to live in a nice area within a relatively short/easy commute to work. Looked at Plymouth, Northville and east side of Ann Arbor but not sure how the traffic is. Any other areas I should consider?
South down US 23? If you want the urban feel, look around the places on your list. Along 23 is more rural and the commute is relatively easy.
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Old 04-27-2017, 07:37 AM
 
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Some nice places in Northville, including this one.
Since you didn't list a price range or any requirements (urban / rural, schools, etc.), Im just guessing that your budget is in the $1 to $2 range.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1...88675534_zpid/
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Old 04-28-2017, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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This reminds me for some reason of a neat historic house we we close to buying at an auction. Awesome house (800 Griswold). Someone showed up at the last second and bid $100,000 + higher. We thought they were crazy (and they made us mad) but they sure got a nice house and property. (Looks like they sold it for $200,000 + more a few months later). Not an ideal location, but it is Northville and walk-able to Parmeters cider mills, the historical society complex, the mill pond and downtown. That is one of several places I drive by and wonder what life would have been like if we had decided to bid a little bit more. We ended up spending more than our bid on our $1 house, so it wold have been financially better in all likelihood. But if we bid higher, the last minute guy may have gone even higher. Nothville is not what it was in the 1970s because they tore down too much of the historic parts of town, but it is still really awesome.

That house certainly recovered its value better than our house has.
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