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Old 09-09-2008, 12:36 AM
 
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Not all of Detroit is bad but it has been my experience that the east side, near Grosse Pointe has taken an extreme plunge down the toilet. I rented a house there 12 years ago and never had a problem (except my pesky roommate ;-), I then moved back 6 years later, only to have my car stolen in the first month, followed by my roommates car being broken into, and finally a home burglary. I was also continuously woken at night to the sound of gunshots. This all took place in a 3 month time span, I moved out the following morning. Although Grosse Pointe is beautiful, I could never live there due to fact that it is sandwiched between that ghetto and the water.

Ironically, I have known several people who have lived downtown detroit and never had a problem.
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Old 09-13-2008, 04:18 PM
 
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Pretty much the entire city is crap. I can list a handful of salvageable areas (Indian Village, Rosedale Park, Palmer Park). Other than that someone please just flush the toilet.
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:10 AM
 
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Detroit is the most extreme city of haves and have-nots I've seen. Palmer Park is as wealthy, in-city, as you can get as a house area while those vast vacant and rundown parts are probably the worst urban blight I've seen in America as well ... That said, downtown up the corridor toward New Center seems pretty good and getting better, although the nearby Cass Corridor is rough around the edges in part. Jefferson along the River west toward Grosse Pointe has some nice pockets, esp the upscale condo towers and low rises and some retrofitted warehouses in close (although, aside from a bar or restaurant or 2 or 3, these rehab areas seem very car/off-street parking oriented and there's almost nil foot traffic so the seem dead. Some areas along Outer Drive in the NW are pretty middle class and stable, but I get the sense it's a street-by-street thing; sandwiched in between are some very iffy places, too.

I'm hearing from this forum as well as from folks I know that downtown is one of the safest areas even though it's not always the liveliest place especially, ironically, during the business day... Weekends, though, are much better activity-wise downtown...
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:21 AM
 
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Default worst parts of the city

There are too many to pinpoint. My old neighborhood around 7mile and Gratiot used to be worst as far as crime though. Then it was Fenkell on the westside. But the city is weird, theres nice neighborhoods surrounded by the gutter. You have to actually be there an get the full experience.
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:20 AM
 
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My grandmother lived on Lahser Rd, not far from Fenkell. In 1979 her beautiful old home was broken into...she was robbed, and murdered.

Although I'd love to visit her grave, I never want to go to that area again.
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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Bungalowmo sorry about what happened to your grandmother.

For worst area its kind of hard there`s Rosa Parks blvd, john kronk, harper, dexter,linwood, etc.
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:19 PM
 
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Default Detroit

I have refered to detroit as Detoilet for the last several years. I was born and raised there, Fort/Livernois area. That was in the early 50's. Was the 4th largest city in the country. What led to the decline of the city was the rediculous 68 riots. Pointless. Then came a different type of city gov't. which of the population that stayed, followed their leaders. The motto? I'm gonna get mine. Obviously it didn't work. Now the last mayor is going to jail. I no longer even drive thru the city. If I need to go somewhere on the other side, I'll detour around.
I had to come back here but asap I'm leaving the state again. I'll no longer have a reason to have to come back.
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:29 AM
 
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6mile & Gratiot
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:06 PM
 
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I have refered to detroit as Detoilet for the last several years. I was born and raised there, Fort/Livernois area. That was in the early 50's. Was the 4th largest city in the country. What led to the decline of the city was the rediculous 68 riots. Pointless. Then came a different type of city gov't. which of the population that stayed, followed their leaders. The motto? I'm gonna get mine. Obviously it didn't work. Now the last mayor is going to jail. I no longer even drive thru the city. If I need to go somewhere on the other side, I'll detour around.
I had to come back here but asap I'm leaving the state again. I'll no longer have a reason to have to come back.

Sad. Really sad. Too many people feel this way and they are not wrong. It is just a sick shame that supposedly well-educated officials cannot get their sh*t together to pull this city back from the ruins it has become.

Do they think it is a game? A joke? Well, the joke is their ignorance.
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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Anywhere within a 20 mile radius of downtown besides Grosse Pointe.
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