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Old 05-26-2008, 12:46 AM
 
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I might be renting a place in Redford that is north of 6 mile rd and west of telegraph. After reading threads on this forum I'm getting kinda scared.
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Old 05-26-2008, 01:13 AM
 
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Or another I saw was in Dearborn Heights (south Dearborn Heights, east of Telegraph) We've narrowed it down and are going over the positives and negatives.
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Old 05-26-2008, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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My dad grew up right there, on Brady which is the first street into Redford, since Five Points is the border there, further south it's Telegraph, then Riverdale or something. It's very working class, but a lot of people do keep their houses up and I always see lots of younger families there. I would have no problem living there. South Heights is very similar homes and people. Neither area is stellar, but pretty safe. Schools are not great...Redford Union. I actually find that particular part of north Redford to be one of the better, good mix of people, decent houses. A lot of the east-west cross streets, (Santa Maria, Bennett, Curtis, Pickford, Margareta, Clarita), and some north-south (Garfield) are still unpaved in parts, though at one point all of the streets were, so that's improvement. South Dearborn Heights tends to look better towards Dartmouth, and the worst toward the point where Southfield and Van Born hit together there, as well as along the Ecorse Creek. Different neighborhoods have different "flavors" there, as does Redford. I know some people that live in Redford over there, the closest one in that area on Sumner, he has never had a problem.

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Old 05-29-2008, 01:03 AM
 
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Uh-oh now I'm scared...heard that Redford is pretty bad (crime, rats, cops ticketing to make quota, corrupt city council) The house we were looking at is on Brady (west of telegraph and north of 6 mile)
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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Rats I couldn't tell you about. Don't know. Quite a few communities are having rat problems, Allen Park immediately comes to mind.

Like I said in the PM, there is going to be some crime there. Brady is one street into Redford from Detroit. I think it's a perfectly fine place to live. Not the nicest, but not the worst.

Cops do do some weird things there to make quota....the one I've heard is a lot of parking lots that do some kind of thing with towing cars. My dad's friend works for Redford Towing. But I park in lots of parking lots in Redford, no problem. I know several people that live there. It's a working class burb that gets a worse rep than it deserves.
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Whittaker, Mi
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I grew up on Brady street...I loved it then but there is no way I would raise my kids over there now. The school system is not good for one thing.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:35 PM
 
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arod0331,

I'm not sure if these posters are naive, gullible or pulling a prank on you.

Listen,

6 and Telegraph is loaded with drugs and hookers!!!

If you don't mind strange women sexually gratifying strange men in strange cars in the front of your place or stepping over the strange junkie who happened to pass-out or OD on your front porch, I say go for it, otherwise, keep moving.

Drive through that area at night and then please, post to tell about it.

TIA.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Area, Michigan
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I was out in that area last week down at five mile road and Telegraph. Saw none of what you are talking about. Redford reminded me of Warren.

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Old 07-01-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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Jwo,

I'm not sure about 5 and Telegraph, I'm 100% sure about 6 and Telegraph.
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Area, Michigan
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Jwo,

I'm not sure about 5 and Telegraph, I'm 100% sure about 6 and Telegraph.
I did Drive past 6 mile and telegraph to get to 5 mile road and did not see what your saying and I'm not one to say nice things about the suburbs as well.
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