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Old 07-14-2008, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Bethesda, MD
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Best places to live 2008 - Maps: Michigan - from MONEY Magazine

22. Troy, MI

27. Ann Arbor (although not a Detroit suburb)

36. West Bloomfield, Twp

48. Novi

61. Sterling Heights

62. Shelby Township

It's good to see that many areas in suburban Detroit be recognized as good places to live. Despite the economy being in shambles, all of these areas as well as many others across Michigan are excellent places to live. Finding places that are safe, offer good schools, and reasonably priced houses are hard to find, but Metro Detroit has plenty to these to offer.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Home!
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Figures, I finally move to a city that makes the "Good" list and get transferred to one that is continually on the "Bad" list. Las Vegas. *sigh*
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:37 PM
 
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Novi seemed horrendously boring and unwalkable when I was there.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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How do they determine what the best place to live is? All those places except Ann Arbor, to me are extremely boring and suburban.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:34 PM
 
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I know that every city on that list except maybe Sterling Heights has been fast growing in the past few years, I'm sure that is one way they figure it out.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:55 PM
 
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I think it has to do with crime, schools, growth, amongst other factors. I know that Troy is always on the list too, but they don't really have a great downtown area. Their schools are good and they have Somerset...

I really liked Shelby Twp. but it really isn't a city is it? The list seems a little off-like comparing apples to oranges with alot of those cities listed.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:01 PM
 
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I looked it up Sterling Heights did have growth since 2000.
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Bethesda, MD
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Money Magazine tends to change the criteria of the cities they choose. For this issue, they tended to focus on small cities with good schools, afforable housing, etc.

I recall last year they focused only on small main street type towns with populations under 50K or so.
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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All of those cities though are pretty big.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Holland, MI
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Novi seemed horrendously boring and unwalkable when I was there.


yes same here

i guess its cuz its nothing but strip malls and sub devisions and its car centric. (urban sprawl)
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