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Old 05-31-2008, 08:25 PM
 
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I grew up here but left 35 years ago and havent been back since.I just wanted to know how the area is doing. I remember how thriving it used to be is it still like that or has it declined.
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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Highland Park? Hate to tell you but there isn't much of anything left that is thriving let alone surviving in Highland Park.

Looks like a lot of lots are open from burned out houses:
Annin Street Highland Park, MI
You can drag the map and move it and see if your house is still there. Bryson and Carmel area looks like it's been completely cleared.
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:13 AM
 
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Thanks cardwellave for the link. I live in san diego now but i always wanted to show my wife and kids where i grew up. I was going to visit this summer but after seeing those pictures im not sure i want to take my family to see that mess. Also how dangerous is the area.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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I wouldn't worry too much about sort of just driving around and showing them things. Random violent crime is rare. It's certainly not a place you'd like to live. There are some decent and nice areas of the city, downtown, midtown, corktown, southwest, but Highland Park isn't really one of them.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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Hey Cardwellave i foregot to ask how are the main streets in the area doing. You know 7 mile woodward\john r are there alot of vacant store fronts or is it doing o.k. Thanks
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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Haven't been there myself but it's not a nice area. My grandma grew up on Candler and John R and her friend on Ferris. They took a drive though there and my grandma's old house is there but her friend's is not. Pretty much a dying place, not a lot of businesses open.
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:13 PM
 
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Hey Cardwellave i foregot to ask how are the main streets in the area doing. You know 7 mile woodward\john r are there alot of vacant store fronts or is it doing o.k. Thanks
It's not doing that well. There are a lot of vacant storefronts in that part of Detroit and Highland park. New business are popping in Ferndale just north of 8 mile, and Woodward. I keep hoping that will spread into Detroit. There is a huge holistic health center on Woodward near 7 mile that opened a few years ago, and that has attracted a few doctors offices, but the area is definitely struggling.
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:46 PM
 
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Thanks guys for answering do any of you have pictures. I cant believe how much its changed. Satalite images show how green it is but I couldn`t see the main streets. Is grayling elementary still open I went there as a kid and was just wondering. Thanks again
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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Thanks guys for answering do any of you have pictures. I cant believe how much its changed. Satalite images show how green it is but I couldn`t see the main streets. Is grayling elementary still open I went there as a kid and was just wondering. Thanks again
Does not appear to still be open.
Highland Park Schools (broken link)

Hamtramck is also still a pretty decent area. Surrounded by a pretty nasty part of Detroit, as well as Highland Park.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:16 PM
 
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Did they build new houses there are they sitting empty like that new development in hp.
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