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GigiMommy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 09:22 PM
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38. I grew up in Detroit
while it was called the "Murder Capitol of the World". I remember hearing the body count on the news (practically daily). My Dad worked in Detroit/Highland Park for over 30 years. My Brother went to school from Kindergarten through College in the city. So did I. Most of my family (on BOTH sides) lived in Detroit. What happened to US? I had my car battery stolen while going to Wayne State Univ. My parents had 2 cars stolen total out of (I don't know how many we had). They got the cars back. My Parents' house was broken into only once. They've lived there since 1956(my Mom lives there still). We visit every week.

Now, do I know anyone who was murdered? Yes. One was a THUG ever since he was in Kindergarten. He dropped out of Elementary School. We weren't surprised to hear about him. Another also ended up with the wrong kind of people (sadly).

I have friends and family who still live and work in Detroit. Is it the safest city? NO NO NO but they're all black and they call it home.
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  -we are selling our home in VA and thinking about moving to Detroit any advice? angstlessk  Jun-08-08 11:39 PM   #0 
  - It's a buyer's market!  GreenEyedLefty   Jun-09-08 12:26 PM   #1 
  - thank you, Yes we are truly amazed at the prices and since we no longer  angstlessk   Jun-09-08 02:56 PM   #2 
  - Detroit schools rank terrible -- one article a bit ago said something  IdaBriggs   Jun-09-08 11:02 PM   #3 
  - no kids in school, we are looking at the Boston/Edison historic district.  angstlessk   Jun-10-08 03:22 PM   #7 
     - There are some beautiful old homes in that area  SharonRB   Jun-10-08 03:24 PM   #8 
        - that's never occured to me, I figured Detroit...gotta  angstlessk   Jun-10-08 03:31 PM   #9 
           - Things are starting to come back in pockets, but  SharonRB   Jun-10-08 03:57 PM   #10 
  - Welcome, but  Royal Oak Rog   Jun-10-08 12:13 PM   #4 
  - But on the upside  JNelson6563   Jun-10-08 12:21 PM   #5 
  - Virginia has not a single professional ball team of any sort...  angstlessk   Jun-10-08 03:21 PM   #6 
     - Virginia is Redskin Country  Royal Oak Rog   Jun-10-08 07:33 PM   #11 
  - Hello there from a Detroiter born and raised...  GigiMommy   Jun-10-08 09:46 PM   #12 
  - I saw Indian Village what a GEORGEOUS location...the homes are truly mansions  angstlessk   Jun-12-08 08:34 AM   #14 
  - Indian Village is fabulous  1gobluedem   Jun-12-08 01:59 PM   #16 
  - Boston Edison is also primarily filled with HUGE mansions.  PassingFair   Jun-14-08 01:17 PM   #22 
     - Same here in the other Woods in Oakland County  SharonRB   Jun-14-08 10:20 PM   #23 
        - Plus...  PassingFair   Jun-14-08 10:42 PM   #24 
           - Awwwww. thanks!  SharonRB   Jun-14-08 10:43 PM   #25 
              - My friend from work is going with her kids...  PassingFair   Jun-14-08 11:12 PM   #26 
                 - No, I haven't  SharonRB   Jun-15-08 08:24 AM   #27 
  - I was just at that starbucks yesterday...  butterfly77   Jun-26-08 02:32 PM   #43 
  - Welcome. Lots of water here.  Festivito   Jun-11-08 08:51 PM   #13 
  - I almost cried looking at the prices they are asking for some of those homes  angstlessk   Jun-12-08 08:36 AM   #15 
     - More like some old fart allowed the mortgage industry to deregulate  1gobluedem   Jun-12-08 02:00 PM   #17 
  - Get a quote for home and auto insurance in each neighborhood you're looking at  Strawman   Jun-12-08 03:00 PM   #18 
  - holy cow! the auto insurance is legalized theft sounds like...they just shifted  angstlessk   Jun-12-08 04:37 PM   #19 
  - You might consider the Grosse Pointe area  bif   Jun-13-08 01:45 PM   #20 
  - Indeed they ARE beautiful and about $200,000 at the cheap end of the scale  angstlessk   Jun-13-08 05:58 PM   #21 
  - Welcome to the hood!  Lefty48197   Jun-15-08 11:47 AM   #28 
  - Don't overlook Oakland county.  JustABozoOnThisBus   Jun-16-08 05:48 AM   #29 
     - I agree  SharonRB   Jun-16-08 09:27 AM   #30 
        - There's Pleasant Ridge too!  GigiMommy   Jun-16-08 09:17 PM   #31 
           - Absolutely! n/t  SharonRB   Jun-17-08 08:50 AM   #32 
  - 8.5 percent unemployment, IMHO not a smart move.  sarcasmo   Jun-19-08 07:27 PM   #33 
  - okay now I feel like a smuck...we will probably move to Cleveland OH  angstlessk   Jun-19-08 07:29 PM   #34 
     - Why would you fear for your husband?  SharonRB   Jun-19-08 07:38 PM   #35 
        - black on black crime is more predominate than any other crime  angstlessk   Jun-19-08 07:54 PM   #36 
           - The suburbs are very safe  SharonRB   Jun-19-08 07:55 PM   #37 
           - I grew up in Detroit  GigiMommy   Jun-19-08 09:22 PM   #38 
              - I personally prefer Detroit, it is truly beautiful and the planning that went  angstlessk   Jun-20-08 03:05 PM   #39 
                 - Oh well, I tried...  GigiMommy   Jun-20-08 07:17 PM   #40 
                    - in fact we are looking at East Cleveland and everyone is ohhh soooo dangerous  angstlessk   Jun-20-08 07:37 PM   #41 
                       - I am from Michigan and if I were moving it wouldn't be to Ohio or Michigan.  sarcasmo   Jun-21-08 03:20 PM   #42 

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