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Old 08-29-2008, 03:59 PM
 
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There are lots of Indian families in Canton and Plymouth, very diverse cities. Not sure what your price range is for apartments but you can check out Turnbury Park, Wynchase, Cherry Hill Village apartments. These apartments are nice and considered Luxury with a starting price of $1000 for 2 bedrooms. In fact non Indian families are very friendly and accepting as well, I'm sure she will not have a problem making friends.
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:48 PM
 
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Plymouth Square: The area is nice, but any area is Plymouth is probably OK. They're located at Ann Arbor Road and Sheldon. I don't know if I'd want to be right off Ann Arbor Road, but if you don't have kids that will be riding bikes yet, that should be OK. However, they didn't get good ratings here:
Plymouth Square Apartments Ratings, Reviews, Map, Rents, and other Plymouth apartments for rent from ApartmentRatings.com
With all the choices in Plymouth, I don't think I'd pick that one.

Sheldon Park: Nice area, close to downtown Plymouth, bad ratings here:
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I don't think I'd pick that one either.

Plymouth Heritage: Nice area, so-so to bad reviews here:
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These are in a very nice area with mostly single family homes near 5 Mile and Haggerty. I think it's walking distance to the grade school. My wife used to live around there. It's not walking distance to downtown Plymouth though. It's a nice quiet neighborhood with shopping nearby.
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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I cannot imagine anyone saying not to move to Plymouth. Sure there might be some area that is even better for your personal tastes, but Plymouth is awesome. I have never heard anyone say "I wish that I had moved anywhere else but Plymouth" It is simply a great place to live. If you are not happy to be living there, you will probably not be happy anywhere.

We did nto choose to live in Plymouth, but i we had, I am sure that we woudl have been happy with our choice. There is nothing lot to like abut the place.
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:15 PM
 
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I cannot imagine anyone saying not to move to Plymouth. Sure there might be some area that is even better for your personal tastes, but Plymouth is awesome. I have never heard anyone say "I wish that I had moved anywhere else but Plymouth" It is simply a great place to live. If you are not happy to be living there, you will probably not be happy anywhere.

We did nto choose to live in Plymouth, but i we had, I am sure that we woudl have been happy with our choice. There is nothing lot to like abut the place.
I don't believe that anyone is knocking Plymouth. It's lovely. You can get a little more space for the money in Canton, and there seems to be a larger Indian population in Canton, but nobody said anything negative about it at all. I would personally prefer Plymouth to the other locations, but it's important to let someone explore all viable options.
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:25 AM
 
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I don't believe that anyone is knocking Plymouth. It's lovely. You can get a little more space for the money in Canton, and there seems to be a larger Indian population in Canton, but nobody said anything negative about it at all. I would personally prefer Plymouth to the other locations, but it's important to let someone explore all viable options.
Totally agree with you! I've lived in Canton for 8 years, I visit Plymouth often, Plymouth is nice but more expensive than Canton, and Canton prolly has more Indian families as well. I'm a fan of Northville also. I do feel that Canton is more diverse than Plymouth or Northville. At least 40-50% of the kids that attend the schools with my children are Indian. I've witnessed this growth since I moved to Canton.
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Does canton have a downtown? I thought it was all cookie cutter subs, strip malls and big box stores (and terrible traffic - by Michigan standards anyway). I have not seen a lot of Cantona, Just ate at a few places and visited a handful of friends who lived there. I guess I missed something. Where is Canton's nice area?



40% to 50% Indian? that is a huge concentration. That means that there are substantially more Indian people living there than any other ethnicity. That may well be the highest concentration in the entire US. I wonder what it is that attracts such an unusual concentration of that specific people? Is there an Indian flair to the area like Dearborn has a middle eastern flair?


I would like to go see Canton's downtown. However I have no idea where it is.
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Plymouth Square: The area is nice, but any area is Plymouth is probably OK. They're located at Ann Arbor Road and Sheldon. I don't know if I'd want to be right off Ann Arbor Road, but if you don't have kids that will be riding bikes yet, that should be OK. However, they didn't get good ratings here:
Plymouth Square Apartments Ratings, Reviews, Map, Rents, and other Plymouth apartments for rent from ApartmentRatings.com
With all the choices in Plymouth, I don't think I'd pick that one.

Sheldon Park: Nice area, close to downtown Plymouth, bad ratings here:
Sheldon Park Apartments Ratings, Reviews, Map, Rents, and other Plymouth apartments for rent from ApartmentRatings.com
I don't think I'd pick that one either.

Plymouth Heritage: Nice area, so-so to bad reviews here:
Plymouth Heritage Apartments Ratings, Reviews, Map, Rents, and other Plymouth apartments for rent from ApartmentRatings.com

These are in a very nice area with mostly single family homes near 5 Mile and Haggerty. I think it's walking distance to the grade school. My wife used to live around there. It's not walking distance to downtown Plymouth though. It's a nice quiet neighborhood with shopping nearby.
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Plus they got good ratings here:
Northville Forest Apartment Ratings, Reviews, Map, Rents, and other Plymouth apartments for rent from ApartmentRatings.com

When we were looking at homes in Plymouth. I could not understand why anyone would pay more to live in Plymouth and NOT be within walking distance of downtown. the awesome downtown is what makes Plymouth so desirable. If you are going to live outside of walking range, you may as well go way out and save tens of thousands of dollars.
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:49 AM
 
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When we were looking at homes in Plymouth. I could not understand why anyone would pay more to live in Plymouth and NOT be within walking distance of downtown. the awesome downtown is what makes Plymouth so desirable. If you are going to live outside of walking range, you may as well go way out and save tens of thousands of dollars.
Again, it's each to their own. I like a downtown and a walkable area. For some people, space is more important to them. I think that the estimate of 40-50% Indian sounds pretty high for Canton, but there is certainly a larger concentration of Indian people there than in Plymouth. Even though you and I personally prefer Plymouth, we do a disservice to the OP by not mentioning other possibilities which may work for his family. He specifically mentioned that he was looking for a community with an Indian population. He deserves to know about the whole area.
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:38 PM
 
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When we were looking at homes in Plymouth. I could not understand why anyone would pay more to live in Plymouth and NOT be within walking distance of downtown. the awesome downtown is what makes Plymouth so desirable. If you are going to live outside of walking range, you may as well go way out and save tens of thousands of dollars.
I'd much rather live within walking distance of my kids' school than downtown. Within Plymouth, you're paying a lot more to live within walking distance of downtown. I don't think a house in Plymouth at 5 and Haggerty would cost much if any more than the same house in a similar sub in Livonia. It's not like you're paying "Downtown Plymouth" prices in every area of Plymouth. And from what I've seen the apt.s listed that were close to downtown were crap compared to the one at 5 and Haggerty. What makes Plymouth desirable to me is that it's far enough away from Detroit to keep most of the ghetto traffic on I-96 (usually) and the prices are high enough to keep the riff raff at bay. I don't mind riding my bike or motorcycle or even car to get "downtown".

If the OP wants the lowdown on Indian areas, all he has to do is call a Temple or some type of Indian social organization. I'm sure he'd get a lot more appropriate info. that way.

I don't think the other poster said that Canton was 40-50% Indian. I think they said that 40% of the kids in their kid's school were Indian. Big difference. Dearborn is something like 30-40% Arab, however the population of kids under 18 is something like 80% Arab. I believe it too.
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Definitely avoid Westland.
I grew up in Westland, but have been away for a few years. What happened? Westland was a good place, and it didn't look any worse when I visited 2 years ago.

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I'd stay out of the Wayne/Westland School District
same question.
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