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Discussion in 'Michigan Glockers' started by gunz213, Dec 20, 2006.


  1. gunz213

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    I posted this on arfcom, but I wanted to ask here to. Anyhow I just got my PCS orders to CG Sector Detroit and I'm looking for info on where to look for houses, and so on. I don't really want to live in the city itself, and I'm willing to drive 30 or 40 miles to work. I've never been to the Great Lakes, but the weather won't be a problem. Thanks for any info,
    Erick
     

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  2. MC350

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    It's a buyers market right now in Michigan. Depending on your price range, you can get a lot of house for under $200,000 right now in the suburbs north & northeast of Detroit. Where exactly will you be working at? Traffic can be a real burden depending on your work times & which way you have to drive to get downtown.
     

  3. wizzi01

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    Are you going to be stationed at Belle Isle?
    There are a few cities south of there that are nice. Wyandotte for instance. Only about 12 miles or so from Belle Isle.
     
  4. Hailstorm

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    I live in Canton and like it. Its getting a bit populated though. You should be good any where as long as you keep a 15 mile ring out of Detroit.

    Personal preference.
     
  5. Timotheous46

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    Gunz,
    according to your Lat/Lon you're in Key West.

    Key West to Detroit? Quite a move.

    :suntan: to :car:
     
  6. Tim13

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    Areas to avoid:
    Roseville
    Center Line
    Eastepointe
    Hamtramck
    Highland Park
    Ferndale
    Oak Park
    Hazel Park
    Warren
    River Rouge
    Ecorse
    Lincoln Park
    Wyandotte
    Southgate
    Allen Park
    Inkster
    Westland
    Romulus
    Melvindale
    Taylor
    Dearborn
    Pontiac

    The 15 mile ring around Detroit is pretty good advice.


    Tim
     
  7. gunz213

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    Thanks for the help. I'm going to be at the sector on Mt. Elloit Ave.
    Erick
     
  8. ducati

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    Any place east of 23 is to be avoided in my book.
     
  9. DrMo

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    You may want to look at the Grosse Pointes, specifically Grosse Pointe Woods. One of the nicer communities in the metro-Detroit area and by far the closest to where you will be working. The houses are also very reasonable in price.
     
  10. cos

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    +1 for the 15 mile ring. The exception being the Grosse Pointe area which is very nice.
     
  11. 10 Ring Tao

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    Keep in mind that car insurance will be significantly higher if you live south of 696, or on the border of detroit.
     
  12. Bumpadrum

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    zoom in & FOCUS

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    You could live in Southfield, the center of it all, freewaywise, but high taxes. You could drive east on Jefferson to the Pointes. Detroit has a city income tax if you work there, double if you work and live there.
    Funny story about that CG station. Followed a police call there to a "man passed out in his car" call. Somehow this guy drove on to the base and passed out. 2 female cops approach the car and get the guy out. As he climbs out and stands up all wobbly his pants fall to his ankles, so the ladies find a stick and try to pull/ push his pants back up. Just then he craps! Explosively! Much hiliarity ensued.
    You're going to love Detroit.
     
  13. medictg

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    Every single day I go to work the city just proves that Darwin was wrong.
     
  14. Drilled

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    Gunz, my wife is a broker if you need some help, she can steer you in the right direction, just PM me if you want her help...

    Drilled ;)
     
  15. Nine29

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    +2 on Grosse Pointe. Beautiful homes, great schools, shopping, and city services. Plus, you'll have an easy 10 minute commute. You also get access (residents only) to beautiful parks on Lake St. Clair. Due to the economy and the auto industry, there are some fantastic deals on homes...
     
  16. brucek

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    I second the Grosse Pointes. Lived there many years. The Park, City and Farms. You'll find reasonable housing in the Park near the Detroit border as well as the City. Don't know about the Woods and NOT in Grosse Pointe Shores. Great schools but due to the Pointe's proximity to some very nasty Detroit neighborhoods one must keep an eye over their shoulder. You do not want to have a breakdown on Jefferson on your way home from the CG Station. At least not at night.
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  17. nuglocker

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    Don't count out coming south of Detroit. Monroe County is nice and from what I understand the taxes are less than Wayne County. I live in Huron Twp. Nice area if you like a little bit more of a rural area. 20-30 min South of Detroit.
     
  18. mac66

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    Care to explain why those areas should be avoided? I can understand some of them considering the school systems, but Dearborn? Wyandotte?

    How about Dearborn Heights?

    And no, I don't live in Dearborn or the Heights.
     
  19. 10 Ring Tao

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    I work in an ER down there, and get loads of patients from dearborn and D. heights.

    I would never live there, simply because of the arabs and its proximity to inkster and detroit.

    Don't really know much about wyandotte other than its awful close to lincoln park.
     
  20. mike23

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    Keep in mind you will be working in the second most dangerous city in the US.

    I live 25 miles north of the "D" and had to drive to and through Detroit and the various other bad surrounding areas. That was the reason I got my CCW.