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Old 05-23-2008, 06:11 PM
 
Location: D-town (technically a suburb, cause "and the" said so)
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I currently reside in AZ and have for 11 years. All the while, I have had the "D" in my heart. Even though times are hard, I hate to see how the media paints the entire state with same brush. While Detroit is a mess (thanks Kwame), what alot of people don't see or don't know is Detroit has some of the finest suburbs in the country and in my opinion, some of the greatest weather. Yes, I said great weather! I moved away in my 20's and wanted to experience something different. I don't regret it, but I'm ready to go home. After about 5 years in AZ, you get tired of the same ol' thing every day. May though Oct (maybe Nov)...100 to 115 and blinding sun. Winters, more sun and about 60-70 (not complaining about winter so much). I would have never thought I would get tired of it, but I have. On the rare occasion we get a cloudy or rainy day in AZ, it's a novelty. There are also alot of other things Michigan has over AZ but I don't have enough space to list it all. Those of you in the "D", I know it's tough right now (I still have alot of family there), but be thankful because Michigan is still a great place to be.
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:25 PM
 
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would you feel the same if you had no ties to detroit?
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: D-town (technically a suburb, cause "and the" said so)
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would you feel the same if you had no ties to detroit?
Probably not, but I'm not sure what that has to do with the thread.
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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Detroit does have some VERY interesting suburbs, and 99% of them are very safe, nice communities.
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Old 05-24-2008, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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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.
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:35 AM
 
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Probably not, but I'm not sure what that has to do with the thread.
It has everything to do with the thread. First you say that Michigan is great (better than the Valley in AZ) and then you say that you wouldn't feel it was so great if you didn't have ties to the state. Nothing about either state or its weather changes based on your ties to MI.
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:51 AM
 
Location: D-town (technically a suburb, cause "and the" said so)
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It has everything to do with the thread. First you say that Michigan is great (better than the Valley in AZ) and then you say that you wouldn't feel it was so great if you didn't have ties to the state. Nothing about either state or its weather changes based on your ties to MI.
Wow, that's quite astute of you. And here I thought all along, my ties DID change the weather.
I was asked if I would feel the same way about the "D" if I hadn't lived there. I honestly state, I probably would not. It does not, however change the fact that I would say the weather is better. I also think the weather is better in Chicago than Phx, but I have no ties to Chicago.
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Old 05-26-2008, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Home!
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It is hard to feel anything about an area or place you have never lived. Personally, I think this is a good thread-comparing two places the OP has lived. Interesting.
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:15 PM
 
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st8champ90, its great that you love your Southeastern Michigan after all of these year. The fantastic suburbs would definitely welcome you back with open arms. However, maybe you have forgotten, but the weather in Michigan is very INCONSISTENT! One day cold, next day hot.

I apologize for the threadjack - CARDWELLAVE and COLDJENSENS - PLEASE RESPOND TO THESE QUESTIONS:

For CardwellAve - You stated that Detroit has some "VERY interesting suburbs". Which suburbs are so interesting and why? What makes them any more interesting than suburbs in Cleveland or Chicago?

For Coldjensens - You stated that Detroit has awesome suburbs. Awesome compared to what? Are they any more awesome than Chicago or St. Louis suburbs? Define awesome. Maybe they are so "awesome" because all the people with money abandoned THEIR central city, which not only reflects poorly on the people still in the city, but it also poorly reflects on those people who fled THEIR city.
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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Boy, what a bunch of JERKS! All the guy was trying to say was that he misses home and that there are some nice places in the metro area, despite what the rest of the world is constantly told.

You would flee your city too if it were handed over to a band of gangbanging, racist, corruptive THUGS. Detroit reflects its elected leadership......hopefully it won't be that way forever.

Have a clue what you're talking about before you come here trying to make everyone look stupid.
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