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Old 06-17-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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Via what statistics? I am of the age of knowing LOTS of people that go through the schools, and I know people who have been in both schools. Garden City has a better school system. It's much more updated, safer, and overall better. GC spends a lot more money on education and improving their facilities. I have personally had many many Garden City teachers through an elective program teach at my old school (art, languages, etc) and they were all really good teachers.

Of course Fordson is better at catering to East Dearborn than Garden City is at catering to East Dearborn. That school is tried and true in that area, it has the programs built into it to handle that.

This is how I see it. I personally am involved a lot with community organizations in Garden City....particularly the DDA stuff. They honestly are doing a lot to attract business and improve the community overall. I spend a TON of time in both Garden City and Dearborn. Downtown West Dearborn, IS nice (I had dinner there today) and Garden City is also nice (I visited two friends there today and two parks [Garden City Park is fantastic), as well as the mini golf in downtown Garden City). Garden City to me feels like a small town in the suburbs. It is unpretentious, unassuming, and I am proud to call this community my home. I am not a resident of Garden City; I am a few streets from the border, in Dearborn Heights. But Garden City is still where I spend a lot of my waking hours and where I enjoy being. Things are on the up and up, we are in the stages of attracting businesses to the downtown area, and in 10 years I think Garden City will be a recognizable name in terms of a community that is VERY desirable to live in. Sure we have our problems, particularly budget wise. A big lawsuit loss in terms of contracting problems with past downtown development, and the sale and razing of the library are definite flaws. But one doesn't have to look to far to see the improvements. A new state of the art surgical center at Garden City Hospital in its final building stages, and a storied history in the area. Sure Dearborn has these things also, but I prefer life here in Garden City.

And I echo your sentiment, come and see all these communities (Allen Park is also GREAT) and see what fits YOU best, as you can see, different people have very different opinions.
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:26 AM
 
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I think we are to its just nice to know what to expect before we get there is all. we have narrowed it down to allen park first choice, garden city, or melvindale in the allenpark school district. cardwellave I would personally like to thank you for all the help you have gave us. I didnt know what the red light was flashing untll i talked to my husband I didnt want to click on it. I feel dumb but I dont get on forums very much. Once again thank you. We will see you all soon
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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No problem! Happy to help. Forum PM systems can be confusing when you're not used to them.
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