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Old 06-12-2008, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Coldjensens View Post
I believe that if you take the 20 best Detroit suburbs and compare them to the 20 best suburbs in any other City, Detroit will win every time. Awful city (except downtown) - awesome suburbs.
I think Greater Cleveland would give metro Detroit a run for its suburban money ... and win... Cleveland's burbs are as diverse and upscale as Detroit's; and in a more dramatic setting -- Cleveland has steep, nearly mountainous hills on its east side; sweeping forested valleys, lakefront beaches on the East and West (including Edgewater Park in the City just 3 miles west of downtown); forests, river valleys galore. And the wealth, diversity of architecture is stunning -- there's everything from New England Village-type areas; California ranch-style's, to old brownstone Tudor's.

And best of all, unlike Detroit's, Cleveland's suburbs are closer-in to town and much, much more easily accessible than Detroit's. OK, Grosse Pointe's and exception, but the rest?... And some of our burbs are accessible by rail transit (oops, a dirty word in Motown-land). And as nice as Grosse Pointe is; and I love the Detroit River housing; I'll take Shaker Heights, with its comparable (to GP) housing, Shaker Lakes and direct rapid transit to downtown (and the airport) covering the entire suburb... And that's only Shaker (which happens to be one of the oldest fully-planned, model suburb in the nation)... How about Cleveland Heights (next door)? Pepper Pike? Hunting Valley? Rocky River? Bay Village? Uber-quaint Hudson? Ditto Chagrin Falls? and I could go on and on...

Detroit the best suburbs? I'll pass and go with Greater Cleveland in a heartbeat... In my mind, while suburban Detroit has its moments, it’s not even close…
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:08 AM
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Even tho I live in Orlando now Detroit will always be my city for life
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