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Old 07-20-2014, 07:37 PM
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Does anyone remember Selden Street which were tenements where we sat on the stoop. I need to get back to my roots; moved from Birmingham where I was born to Ferndale to Detroit Selden Street where the Catholic Church paid our rent for our one room with 5 children.

I want to move back to Selden Street -- I am now in California.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:56 AM
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East side has more character IMO. Plus, it's closer to the water which is a big part of living in MI. A lot of the west side is newer "McMansion" developments, which I'm not too fond of. I do like the downtowns in Ferndale, Royal Oak, Plymouth and Ann Arbor, though, which I suppose is considered the west side.
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by danielj72 View Post
Ive never understood this, but my relatives who live in the Detroit area talk about this eastside /westside /downriver thing alot. I have not lived in the Detroit area since I was a very young child so I dont get it. Whenever I travel to southeast Mi the whole place seems to blend together. The only really noticeable thing I see is between the rich affluent areas to the north and west and the older suburbs. Of course Detroit proper is a world of its own. To those of us who live further out in the state we just dont see what all the hype is about east side detroit vs west. It all looks the same to us.
This is an old post, but since someone resurrected it I thought I would respond. First off I am a hard core westsider who rarely goes east of I-275, but I know the metro area well. Both sides have lots of similar communities and housing developments and shopping centers. The biggest difference in my opinion is that the westside is prettier with more small lakes and woods where the eastside has more of a boating culture with Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:18 AM
Location: West Michigan
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I thought the east side of Detroit was... Canada?
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