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Old 05-11-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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I am planning to move to Detroit and looking in the areas of Royal Oak, Birmingham, and Grosse Pointes. I will work in the city center (Ren Center). During high rush hour times, what is the typical commute (not including bad weather days)?
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Old 05-11-2008, 01:23 PM
 
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I am planning to move to Detroit and looking in the areas of Royal Oak, Birmingham, and Grosse Pointes. I will work in the city center (Ren Center). During high rush hour times, what is the typical commute (not including bad weather days)?
Thanks!
It depends on what city you pick, Grosse Pointe is one of the nicest cities in Metro Detroit, and has the best commute time to the RenCen, I-94 or Jefferson Av best roads for commuting from the Pointes. The Pointes are 15-20 min from the RenCen. Royal Oak - 25-30 min (approx) and Birmingham also a very nice city in Metro, would be a little bit longer (30-40 min) again approx
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:10 PM
 
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According to people that I work with (in the Ren Cen), it is 7 miles from G.P. to the Ren Cen but takes 20-27 minutes because it is all surface streets. They say that it is a very pleasant commute.

You could walk in about an hour, ride a bicycle in a little over half an hour. Probably half an hour by power boat and at least an hour by canoe. (Twice as long to get home against the current for a canoe).
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:28 PM
 
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What's the traffic/commute like going back and forth between Troy and Warren?
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:29 PM
 
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What's the traffic/commute like going back and forth between Troy and Warren?
I would say, depending on the time of day and the weather, well let's just say on a good day about 30 or so minutes. Then again, Warren is huge and it would depend on where in Warren. I would go to Mapquest and put in the RenCen/Detroit and where you are coming from and it will tell you the average time it will take.
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:04 PM
 
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Birmingham would be tough because there are no major freeways nearby. That commute would involve a significant distance on surface streets, either to a freeway, or all the way down (woodward would be the best option there).
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Old 05-14-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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How about going from Sterling Heights to TACOM in Warren?
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:46 PM
 
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Sterling Heights is a pretty big city (as are most townships that organize into cities. It is Michigan's 4th biggest city by population. The two cities are about the same size and sit one on top of the other, so there's big variation.

Google maps says from Sterling Hgts city hall on Utica Rd between 18 Mile and Dodge Park is about 20 min to TACOM. 9 miles.
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:57 PM
 
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Sterling Heights is a pretty big city (as are most townships that organize into cities. It is Michigan's 4th biggest city by population. The two cities are about the same size and sit one on top of the other, so there's big variation.

Google maps says from Sterling Hgts city hall on Utica Rd between 18 Mile and Dodge Park is about 20 min to TACOM. 9 miles.

I am right in that area of SH and Google is correct, that is about the time it takes. But, if you live off 14 mile of course it would be less time or near 20 mile (Hall rd) it would obviously be a little longer. Not a bad commute from anywhere in SH, I don't think.
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:47 PM
 
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Royal Oak to Downtown via the bus (SMART) is about 40-45 minutes. It's generally a great ride during rush hour in the morning and evening-- a bit sketchier after 6:00 pm or so. I highly recommend the "limited" buses which make fewer stops.
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