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Pros

-Arts and culture
-Professional sports
-Cost of living

Cons

-Economy
-Violent crime
-Urban decay


What Bert Has To Say About Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Metro Area


Detroit’s seemingly endless grid-patterned suburbs spread mainly west of town, and the northern half of this suburban cluster has been split off of the formerly singular Detroit metro area. That northern half consists of the relatively new and prosperous suburbs spreading north into Oakland County, including not only the named places of Warren, Troy and Farmington Hills but also such familiar names as Southfield, Pontiac, Royal Oak, Auburn Hills and Bloomfield. These suburbs, located on once-agricultural land, are plain, business friendly and mostly family friendly.



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Quick Facts About Detroit


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Detroit is 11.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Detroit jobs have Increased by 1.23 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Detroit's cost of living is 27.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Detroit's population is 677,116 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -34.13 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Detroit is $37,200. Home appreciation the last year has been -30.10 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Detroit public schools spend $18,421 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.9 students per teacher in Detroit.

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2 Detroits
There are so many disparaging remarks here about Detroit--I feel I must step in. Let's not be redundant, people, and add to all the trash-talk rhetoric. That's the... (read more)
Not worth the depression
Detroit is its own little hell! Not enough cops, ambulances. No money! no water! Everything is burnt down and dilapidated. there are no street lights, which makes... (read more)
Terrible place to live
DET is a high stress environment. The city looks terrible to say the least. The only areas that look decent and that seem to be gaining any investment are those close to... (read more)
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