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Old 02-23-2010, 05:09 PM
Location: Highland CA
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Downtown Flint, at least from my observation when visiting last summer, is on the upswing, if anything, so I don't see where the police are coming from. Now my old neighborhood, a bit to the north and west of downtown, looks like a battle zone. The house that I grew up in, and my grandparents' house across the street, are now overgrown vacant lots. The nice apartments that were built when I was a kid are boarded up, with at least one unit burned out. When we visited in 1989 I had lunch with a former golfing buddy who now lives in Grand Blanc. He said that my old neighborhood was one of the worst drug neighborhoods in Flint.

The problem as I see it in Flint, is an even greater socioeconomic divide. With the downturn in GM, those who could find work did so - elsewhere - leaving only the poorest and the well-off behind, for the most part. Many of my friends who lived in East Village still live in or around Flint.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:46 AM
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Thanks for all ur input, i will try and find something away from the city itself, sooo swartz creek area might be ok? How bout anything near mott park? Fenton?
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