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Old 05-24-2007, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Northeast Indiana
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I'm used to small town living but i'm moving to detroit metro area. Have a job in Romulus and need to find a place to live appx 20-30 minute commute at most. Looking for a safe, friendly, area where i can meet other young people like myself.
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:01 AM
 
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If you are young and like to go out, try Royal Oak, it is starting to become an up and coming place!
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:22 AM
 
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I live in RO and agree it's a great place for young people, but that commute looks terrible. How about something toward Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor?
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:43 AM
 
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Yeah, RO is too far. Consider Livonia.........very safe, friendly......not as youth oriented as those other spots, but still relatively close to most of them, plus your job.
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
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I agree with these others. If money is no object, your best bet would be Ann Arbor. Very cool and progressive college town with lots of culture and lots to do, yet close to Romulus.
Do NOT live in Romulus though!
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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My uncle lost his job in Ann Arbor, and commutes everyday now from Canton to Romulus. Canton isn't a young singles place, more like a young family haven.

Now you know why all the college grads continue to leave Michigan. What jobs are left are located in yucky places.
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Old 05-31-2007, 05:24 PM
 
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I get weekly job announcements sent to me at my WSU email and Ann Arbor seems to be a good place for jobs. I have posted below a recent email sent to me earlier this week. I am not certain what most of these jobs entail, but they do not seem like horrible jobs to me. Are we just not training people properly for local jobs?

>- Communications Manager: Ann Arbor, MI
>- Communications Coordinator: Ann Arbor, MI
>- State Government Relations Liaison: Livonia, MI
>- Public Relations Manager: Ann Arbor, MI
>- Communications Specialist: Ann Arbor, MI
>- Senior Communications Manager: Livonia, MI
>- Publicist Corporate Affairs: Ann Arbor, MI
>- Manager PR & Communications: Ann Arbor, MI
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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You mention being from a small town and seeking the same a short commute from Romulus. Ann Arbor really isn't a small town, although it does have lots to interest a young person. You might check out Belleville, for proximity to Romulus and for being a safe place. It's a small town, on the sleepy side, but close enough to Ann Arbor that it'd be easy to drive in for a night out on the town. Ypsilanti is smaller than Ann Arbor, not as choice, closer to Belleville, and does have some night life. This includes good music spots on Michigan Ave. downtown, like The Tap Room, some doings in Old Town, and plenty of young people around the campus of Eastern Michigan University there.
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:38 PM
 
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I'm used to small town living but i'm moving to detroit metro area. Have a job in Romulus and need to find a place to live appx 20-30 minute commute at most. Looking for a safe, friendly, area where i can meet other young people like myself.
Well there are lots of places where you'll find lots to do. It just depends on what you like to do.

I live in Ypsilanti and it's about 10 miles away from Romulus on I-94. Though I work in Ann Arbor now, I used to work in Livonia and would have to travel I-94 east all the time. It doesn't usually back up, so you wont have too terrible a commute (unless there is an accident).

It really depends on how much money you are looking to spend. Do you plan to buy or rent? With more information, it's easier to give you recommendations. Good luck in your search!!
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:39 PM
 
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I agree with these others. If money is no object, your best bet would be Ann Arbor. Very cool and progressive college town with lots of culture and lots to do, yet close to Romulus.
Do NOT live in Romulus though!
The only thing is that Ann Arbor is VERY expensive to live in. Depending on how much you want to spend, you might be able to find an apartment in Pittsfield Township (next to Ann Arbor), or in Ypsilanti Township (not the City of Ypsilanti). There are nice areas in Ypsilanti to live, but stay away from the eastern side of Ypsilanti. It's near where I live and it's not the best area.
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