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Old 04-03-2011, 11:41 AM
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Hello everyone,
first things first- I am a 16 year old junior in high school- trying to get my high school graduation. I have been emancipated from my parents, and have legal rights to rents, buy property, and attend any public schools that I want to. I have been to Gaylord before, and it seems like a perfect place for a white man to start his life. First question is about Gaylord High School? Good/Bad? How are the renting prices for a room or an apartment. How bad is it to find a job for a high schooler. Is this a very liberal area politically? Are the people nice? Do you get the "out in the boondocks feel"? Is the downtown area convenient, can you walk to many places? Is there any public trans portion? Is there a large homosexual population? Thanks for all your help- I hope this is a good place to start my life.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:59 PM
Location: SE Michigan
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I'm not intimately acquainted with the area although I've been through, in and around Gaylord plenty of times....but it does seem a rather odd choice for a 16-year-old to choose to live. Why there?

It's extremely beautiful, that whole area is. Hopefully you enjoy outdoorsy activities. Cute walkable downtown, although I can't imagine living in a small city in that area without a vehicle; public tranportation is between inadequate and non-existent in Michigan as a whole. Not liberal as in progressive/social liberal although in my experience Michiganders are very friendly and welcoming as a whole.

It's a small place, I can't speak to the existence of a gay population (there is one as there is everywhere no doubt) but I don't imagine there's a cohesive social network for gays, if that's what you're looking for.

"...a white man to start his life." Well, it's almost all white, like most of northern Michigan. I suppose that could be a start.
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:46 PM
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I would say unless you move to Traverse City you're going to have the "out in the boondocks" feel to any of northern Michigan's smaller towns. As for the gay population, I don't know anything about that. I would say if it's an important issue for you then it's one more reason to check out Traverse. It's a bigger (small size) city with more social outlets than what you'll find elsewhere.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:26 PM
Location: northern michigan
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Not sure if you are still looking at our humble little town. School is ok. Public transportation. Yeah but its sad. A call ahead kinda thing. Gay. Umm yeah and no. Good ol boys ( and there are a lot) won't take kindly. But you'd be safe. The worse thing is hazing and bullying. Its a sleeply peaceful resort town. Perfect to raise a.family. good luck.
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