Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Anyone here live in central Detroit?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Places » Michigan Donate to DU
 
ellenrr Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 06:41 AM
Original message
Anyone here live in central Detroit?
I'm wondering if it is as cheap to buy a house as I've heard.
Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-04-11 06:03 PM
Response to Original message
1. It is CHEAPER than you've heard.
And usually too dangerous.

Here is a neighborhood where you
can buy a mansion pretty cheaply,
but you will pour money into it.
This area is pretty safe:

http://www.historicindianvillage.org /

There are not many HOUSES in "central Detroit".

Lots of affordable lofts in the city's center area though.

The housing stock on the edges of "central Detroit"
is cheap, but you wouldn't want to live there
if you could afford anything else.

Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-05-11 05:45 AM
Response to Reply #1
2. "And usually too dangerous"

That's way overstated. Central Detroit, particularly if you're talking downtown-Cultural Center-New Center, is not dangerous and the population is growing. And thousands of people manage to live on the edges of Central Detroit without getting shot. I hate rash generalizations.


Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-05-11 07:13 AM
Response to Reply #2
3. If they buy a "house" in "Central Detroit" ...
for CHEAP, then I wouldn't want to raise children
there if I could help it.

There are areas in "central Detroit" where you
can have a nice apartment, condo, or loft, but
it will not be as "cheap as she/he has heard".

What specific "neighborhood" in "Central Detroit"
are you referring to that has unbelievably cheap "house"
prices ($1000 or so, that he/she has "heard of")
that would be safe neighborhoods in "central Detroit"?


Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
ellenrr Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-05-11 08:06 AM
Response to Reply #1
4. so what is your evidence that it is dangerous?
besides the fact that it is AfricanAmerican, and most people assume a neighborhood that is AfricanAmerican is high in crime?

Gotta love liberals. :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
ellenrr Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-05-11 08:08 AM
Response to Reply #1
5. and please don't tell me that I wouldn't want to live there.
You don't know where I would want to live.
I live in an AfricanAmerican neighborhood right now by choice.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-05-11 06:11 PM
Response to Reply #5
6. Whatever. I just live here. Buy a thousand dollar house in "central detroit"
and live in it.

As I've tried to say, there ARE NO HOUSES in "central Detroit",
just apartments, condo's and lofts.

If you want to buy a HOUSE for a thousand dollars,
you will be buying in a crime-ridden area.

You can live in Cork Town, Indian Village,
the few blocks where the Manoogian Mansion
and parts of the New Center area and the
Medical District.

That's about it, and those houses are not cheap.

Both of my brothers live in pretty dangerous areas
of the city, the parks within walking distance are
NOT safe, and B&E's are rampant.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
demmiblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-05-11 09:38 PM
Response to Reply #6
7. The OP is disingenuous...
check your P.M.

:hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-05-11 09:44 PM
Response to Reply #7
8. Thank you!
Edited on Fri Aug-05-11 09:45 PM by PassingFair
There outta be a law against trolling like that!

Oh wait, there is!

Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Apr 17th 2014, 02:04 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Places » Michigan Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC