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Old Jan 17th 2005, 12:48 pm
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Hi,

I am moving to Detroit with my family in early March-05.

Can you please provide any tips on how to settle down in Detroit ? any tips ? web links ? find appartments (2 bed room) ...etc

Thanks in advance,

With regards,
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Hi,

I am moving to Detroit with my family in early March-05.

Can you please provide any tips on how to settle down in Detroit ? any tips ? web links ? find appartments (2 bed room) ...etc

Thanks in advance,

With regards,
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the city itself is to be missed between 7pm and 5am at all costs. There are some really nice 'burbs like Warren, Sterling Heights, Roseville, Even at a pinch Auburn Hills and Pontiac are driveable commuting distance.

The best thing about Detroit is the bridge to Canada.
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the city itself is to be missed between 7pm and 5am at all costs. There are some really nice 'burbs like Warren, Sterling Heights, Roseville, Even at a pinch Auburn Hills and Pontiac are driveable commuting distance.

The best thing about Detroit is the bridge to Canada.
Or the Windsor tunnel.
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I just asked hubby "whats the best bit about Detroit" (his family lived in Pontiac until he was 9) ... he says .... "Detroit is a good place to come from, loads of famous folks come from Detroit" .. so there we are.
OP I really think it depends where you are going to be working as to where to look for accommodation etc ...

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I just asked hubby "whats the best bit about Detroit" (his family lived in Pontiac until he was 9) ... he says .... "Detroit is a good place to come from, loads of famous folks come from Detroit" .. so there we are.
OP I really think it depends where you are going to be working as to where to look for accommodation etc ...

Good Luck

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he's right an' all. You know plenty of people from Detroit, but no-one whom lives there
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The thing about Detroit? the road sign saying your leaving! Ok in fairness I have only been through down town, roll up ya window, lock your doors and pray...the INS office is not in the best part of town

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Wasn't Detroit voted America's fattest city last year?. I'm personally working on turning Scottsdale, AZ into the 2005 champs.
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Wasn't Detroit voted America's fattest city last year?. I'm personally working on turning Scottsdale, AZ into the 2005 champs.
yes, I'm gutted we lost that title to Houston in 2004.
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My in-laws lived in Livonia once, after my FIL got a job in Dearborn. I visited a couple of times, did the Windsor tunnel and Ambassador bridge. Pretty rank place. Reminded me of pre-renovation Hulme in Manchester.

They lasted a year before returning to North Carolina. My MIL is still mentally scarred by the experience. I wasn't impressed by Detroit, but it wasn't the worst place I've ever seen. No worse than parts of Salford or Manchester were when I left there.
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My husband's in Detroit for a month and hating it. Isn't there some saying about "Born in the bowels of hell, raised on the streets of Detroit"...
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