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Old 10-25-2008, 02:27 PM
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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Originally Posted by MOVINGATLGRL View Post
I am moving to michigan and am looking for ideas where to live. I would like someplace in between Lansing area and north Macomb county. Any ideas?
How about Lapeer?
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:00 PM
Location: Downers Grove IL
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Originally Posted by Presley12 View Post
West Bloomfield or Farmington Hills are good places to live and acessable to Lansing and North Macomb County, but it depends what you are looking for, Royal Oak is lots of young people and the Farmington/Novi area is more suburban but has some night life, West Bloomfield I just found to be a nice place to live
Ferndale is also nice if you are younger. Novi I agree, is a happy medium between suburban and chic. Both are great b/c they are off 696 so communiting out of those cities is not bad for the most part. Birmingham is a more affluent area, has some cute downtown shopping along with a good restaurant selection.

Overall, I think Oakland County has a better employment outlook. Macomb has suffered so bad from the loss of many manufacturing jobs- it also hit other industries: i.e., business services in general, retail, etc. (that is why we relocated from there).

Best of luck- really just depends on what you want to be close to!
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:14 PM
Location: Home!
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Originally Posted by jeanniepep View Post
I'm kind of confused - between Lansing and North Macomb seems like a wide area, but it is far north of most of the neighborhoods mentioned here. I was picturing someplace closer to the M-59 corridor like Howell, Hartland maybe Waterford. Closer to Lansing (especially East Lansing) you'd find nice communities like Holt, and closer to Macomb you'd find Utica, Sterling Heights, etc.

I was thinking the same thing. I think some people just really don't read the post very closely and have their own thoughts as to what is the best place regardless of the OPs requests.

I do agree with you on those areas you mentioned!
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:32 PM
Location: Austin TX
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Clarkston!!!!!!!! 70miles to East Lansing 40 miles to Downtown Detroit!

I loved living in Clarkston!!!
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:49 PM
Location: Michigan
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Rochester Hills has always seemed like a nice area the times we've been there.
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:40 AM
Location: Royal Oak, MI
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Your area of choosing seems a bit out of the way. I don't have much knowledge on that area, but pretty much all of North Central Metro Detroit has it's benefits.


Hazel Park - Good parks, good healthcare, great police. Mostly middle class, tightly knit community. Very small townish, alot of affordable houses. Some racial fear, but mostly accepting.
Ferndale - Good parks, great police, well kept Downtown area. Mostly racially friendly. Alot of affordable houses.
Royal Oak - Good healthcare, diverse wealth. Urban, trendy Downtown. LGBT friendly with a small population.
Madison Heights - Middle class, good industrial access. Racially friendly.
Warren - Very diverse wealth, large city. Homes are kept in great condition. City government is very active. Racially friendly.


Hazel Park - Burglary rate is a little higher than normal, 'elderly poor' blocks
Ferndale - Burglary & Car theft somewhat higher than normal
Royal Oak - Schools. From firsthand experience, school administration is poor, students can not control themselves, and there is alot of racial tension between different groups of students. In addition, alot of the population can come across as snobby and high-browed.
Madison Heights - Industrial pollution, traffic noise.
Warren - while mostly confined to various corners of the Eight Mile quarter, there are a few sparsely present gangs.
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