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Old 05-28-2008, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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Not sure what would deter people from West Bloomfield. It's not my style, but its safe, modern, and diverse. Maybe that was the reason? There are a lot of Jewish and lately Chaldean people moving in there. Everyone seems to be friendly neighbors there though.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:31 AM
 
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The OP shouldn't elaborate as "steering" is an illegal act for a Realtor. I'm sure they didn't mean that literally.
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:12 AM
 
Location: West Bloomfield
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Hmmm...I'm curious about the comment that your realtor steered you away from West Bloomfield - we thought the area around Maple & Orchard Lake was nice, but too much traffic. Can you elaborate?
I could easily guess why the realtor steered them away. I live here, and I don't mind the diversity. Also, you could look into the lakes area of WB. 48324 is the zip. No where near as much traffic.
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:25 AM
 
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Thank you. And I'll check out West Bloomfield. I think some parts of W. Bloomfield are more rural and I don't want that - prefer an "active" suburb or city. I live in Philly at the moment and despite several trips into the Detroit area we are just confused about where to live. Kids are grown, but still want an area with good schools since I anticipate living in this house for at least 10 years. Thanks again for the feedback.
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:22 PM
 
Location: West Bloomfield
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Thank you. And I'll check out West Bloomfield. I think some parts of W. Bloomfield are more rural and I don't want that - prefer an "active" suburb or city. I live in Philly at the moment and despite several trips into the Detroit area we are just confused about where to live. Kids are grown, but still want an area with good schools since I anticipate living in this house for at least 10 years. Thanks again for the feedback.

I can understand that. Until we moved here, I had never lived in a suburb before. WB was a pretty big shock to me! It's MUCH slower here. However, it's only about 20 minutes to get to other places that aren't quite as slow.

I can deal with it, knowing that we aren't here permanently. I am ready to live back in the city again. I just didn't want to live in Detroit with two small kids!

Good luck with your search.
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:52 PM
 
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ok -- first thing first I am in no position to put my realtor on the hot stove here...he didn't SAY I WILL NOT SHOW YOU HOUSES IN WB, it was simply a suggestion, based on the criteria we gave him that it may not fit with what we would like.. keep in mind that that I am of mixed background (too many to list lol) and love raising our family in as a diverse community as we can (we do know that Oakland county is mostly caucasian).

That being said --- it is a choice As far as training goes, I am not sure what the market is in the states, I am a bit pricey since I am a pro fitness competitor and such, so I'd hate to quote a price that isn't an accuarte average for the Michigan market....HERE i charge from $80 an hour...I have a complete gym however most of my clients live in the Forrest Hill (think Birmingham but with Mansions in downtown TO) so they have their own gyms...I also train out of several downtown gyms (I pay a "head cost").....I have a few options there once I am settled

HTH
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:09 PM
 
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The "pro fitness" thing scares me. I would probably croak after a half hour with you!!

It sure would be nice to see if I could get my bod in good shape though! Might just be too late!!

Thanks for the response!
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:19 PM
 
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The "pro fitness" thing scares me. I would probably croak after a half hour with you!!

It sure would be nice to see if I could get my bod in good shape though! Might just be too late!!

Thanks for the response!

lol -- it scares me too! I was just talking to a mid-40 woman this morning about entering her first competition just for a goal --- so sweetie - it's never to late for health

Which reminds me -- we didn't get out of the car much besides looking at homes --- which of the communities I listed has the most trails (running, blading, biking and hiking) and parks?? We are an active family who all play sports and enjoy a good roller balde
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Home!
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lol -- it scares me too! I was just talking to a mid-40 woman this morning about entering her first competition just for a goal --- so sweetie - it's never to late for health

Which reminds me -- we didn't get out of the car much besides looking at homes --- which of the communities I listed has the most trails (running, blading, biking and hiking) and parks?? We are an active family who all play sports and enjoy a good roller balde

Thanks for the encouragement-I really need to do it. I am mid 40s too so it is definitely good to hear!

As far as good trails and such, I have obviously not taken much time to find them and I am not sure about those communities you listed but I know that most are trying to add parks and trails. I know the metro parks here all have great trails (I did do a marathon a while back and I had to train at them) Here is Sterling Heights we have a great park with great trails along the Clinton River-I go on my binges of walking and biking them-my problem is the lack of consistency. Maybe I should start by getting my bootie off this computer!!
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