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Old 07-10-2010, 04:07 PM
 
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I will tell you that the demographics that are stated on this site are grossly incorrect. This site states that the racial breakdown includes 96% White and less than 1% Black, this is not at all correct. If this type of information is of concern to you, may I suggest consulting a more reputable site, as the actual breakdown is more like 50/50. Also, this city is sliding downhill quickly as even the northern end of town is in shambles.
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:09 PM
 
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assuming poster means PCB's and I haven't heard anything about that. Don't know where you can check for cancer stats, personally, growing up there (do not live there now), never had a particularly odd cancer cluster that I was ever aware of. Maybe check National Institutes of Health, or CDC or American Cancer Assoc., for info?
Yes, it is in the water in St. Clair Shores and surrounding area. They are working on the 10 Mile drain, but it has not cleaned up the water tests yet.
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:48 PM
 
Location: north of Windsor, ON
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It's not 50/50 yet. Nowhere near. Some streets such as Parkside, Ridgemont, and Salisbury down towards Eastland Mall, possible. Some South Lake school buildings, maybe. Robeson at Masonic and Harper, sure. The city as a whole, not even close. The Census data on this site are outdated, but 50/50 is more like Harper Woods or large swaths of Eastpointe.

The cancer stats will be impossible to find, most likely. I looked this kind of stuff up a while back as I've heard of a cancer cluster in north Warren near Red Run, but couldn't find anything.
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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It's not 50/50 yet. Nowhere near. Some streets such as Parkside, Ridgemont, and Salisbury down towards Eastland Mall, possible. Some South Lake school buildings, maybe. Robeson at Masonic and Harper, sure. The city as a whole, not even close. The Census data on this site are outdated, but 50/50 is more like Harper Woods or large swaths of Eastpointe.

The cancer stats will be impossible to find, most likely. I looked this kind of stuff up a while back as I've heard of a cancer cluster in north Warren near Red Run, but couldn't find anything.
This. Sorry, SCS is NOT 50/50 by any means. Id say its still largely 93-95% white. Robeson in the 48082 and then the 48080 area code is where the blacks are concentrated.
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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I totally agree with us66 and Burtsbees, SCS is not 50/50. Also the city is not "sliding downhill quickly", IMO.
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Huntington Woods, MI
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LMAO 50/50. Hell, I don't even think Harper Woods is there yet.

Also, this site uses the US Census Bureau. Any other site would not be as reputable. The 2010 census is not in yet.

Oh yea, did I mention you're wrong?
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Downtown Detroit
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SCS seems like a strange location for a person moving from out of state to settle on.

As other posters have said, Royal Oak has superior night life and is more suitable for a young person than SCS. However, Royal Oak tends to be overpriced and the "yuppie" will ooze all over your shoes.

Personally, I would look into living in Detroit City depending on where you're working. Detroit borders Grosse Pointe and has a lot of new, upscale lofts on the cheap in trendy neighborhoods. Check out some of the options here:

http://www.downtowndetroit.org/ddp/housing-lease.htm (broken link)

http://www.theloftwarehouse.com/index.php?pclass[]=2&action=searchresults

Midtown Development Group - Detroit Lofts, Condos and Commercial Development

Specifically, Midtown has a lot vibrant enclaves with young people and hip bars and restaurants. I live downtown now but I am looking to move to Midtown when my lease is up.

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Old 07-12-2010, 05:03 AM
 
Location: north of Windsor, ON
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SCS isn't that crazy of an idea for relocation. It's fairly cheap and pretty peaceful, close to all but the most upscale shopping and to the interstate system as well. It's not free of crime, but what is anymore? It's not as hip and fun as some, but for being so close in it's still a pretty tasteful place.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Royal Oak, MI
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SCS > RO any day. Downtown is probably RO's biggest, if not only, attraction; and it's only about 20 minutes down 696 from SCS. It's bigger, wealthier, and faring the recession much better. SCS is pretty much the place that people go to pay $200,000 for a house and say they live in the Pointes.

Just don't move too close to Roachville or Eastpointe.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:23 PM
 
Location: north of Windsor, ON
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SCS > RO any day. Downtown is probably RO's biggest, if not only, attraction; and it's only about 20 minutes down 696 from SCS. It's bigger, wealthier, and faring the recession much better. SCS is pretty much the place that people go to pay $200,000 for a house and say they live in the Pointes.

Just don't move too close to Roachville or Eastpointe.
$200K buys quite a nice house in the real Pointes nowadays. The taxes scare a lot of people off, but you get a lot for your money. No need to buy in SCS if you don't want to. $200K gets you into nearly all but the best waterfront properties in SCS.
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