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Old 10-17-2007, 10:08 PM
 
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nah,the biggest gay club is in the state capital
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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interesting to hear all the comments about Grand Rapids... out of all the Western Michigan/Northwest Indiana cities it is the only one with a gay club... so I actually thought it was one of the more progressive cities of the region.
There are actually two gay night clubs, two small gay bars, and a gay coffee house (I believe). Not saying that heteros can't go to them, but that's the majority of their clientele.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:54 AM
 
Location: East Grand Rapids, MI
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interesting to hear all the comments about Grand Rapids... out of all the Western Michigan/Northwest Indiana cities it is the only one with a gay club... so I actually thought it was one of the more progressive cities of the region.
There are 2 gay clubs in GR: Diversions and Rumors.

The issue is that metro Grand Rapids is pretty conservative (socially and economically). The city of Grand Rapids is quite progressive (socially, environmentally).
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Looks like Macomb County (Northern suburb of Detroit) is the most Republican/Conservative/Red County in Michigan, with 96% of voters going for Bush in 2004:

Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election

Roscommon County was also high on the list.
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:14 PM
 
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I'm looking to relocate with my family--wife and young children--to MI. We're evangelicals and active Republicans so we want a pretty conservative part of the state. But we also want the ammenities of the big city we're coming from. I've heard that Grand Rapids is a good bet...any other suggestions?
If you like a small-town feel try Livingston County. It's bottomlessly Republican and thoroughly Christian, and the houses are going for fire-sale prices, never mind the asking price. But you're 20 minutes from Ann Arbor, 45 minutes from Detroit and about half an hour from Lansing.
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:28 PM
 
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I say Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, or East Lansing, Michigan. Those are very nice areas to stay... mainly East Lansing, Michigan I like how its family friendly and greeny neighborhoods. When its fall there its very attractive, you have to see it for yourself. Farmington Hills, Michigan has one of the Nations top school. So that also may be a get go...
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:26 AM
 
Location: East Grand Rapids, MI
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I say Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, or East Lansing, Michigan. Those are very nice areas to stay... mainly East Lansing, Michigan I like how its family friendly and greeny neighborhoods. When its fall there its very attractive, you have to see it for yourself. Farmington Hills, Michigan has one of the Nations top school. So that also may be a get go...
East Lansing and Ann Arbor are most definitely NOT on the list of most conservative places in Michigan (which is the topic of this discussion).

Just pointing that out.
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Even the Bible Belt between Grand Rapids and Holland is slowly evolving:

Hudsonville picks booze to spark growth - Latest News - The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Zeeland and Grandville overturned their "dry status" just in the past year or two as well. That area has such an influx of people because of its inexpensive new homes going up that it was bound to happen eventually.
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Santa Maria, CA
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I'd say the more appropriate word would be devolving since we're talking about a moral decline.

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Even the Bible Belt between Grand Rapids and Holland is slowly evolving:

Hudsonville picks booze to spark growth - Latest News - The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Zeeland and Grandville overturned their "dry status" just in the past year or two as well. That area has such an influx of people because of its inexpensive new homes going up that it was bound to happen eventually.
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:03 PM
 
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Midland is very conservative and fits what you are looking for. The town shuts down after the mall closes. We have a ton of churches, an new tripple A ball team "Loons". Midland is also the Home of 99.7 family life radio and The Mackinaw Center for Public Research. ALso a very big homeschooling area.

You are only 150 miles form Detroit and about the same for GR. And if your into Mega Churches we have one on its way Midland Evangalical Free Church "MEFC" to the locals. Big Baptist, Lutheren, Catholic and another cant remember the denom but its called Christian Celebration Center. The other church is Soccer. Huge soccer field on the east side of town, always packed on Sunday.
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