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-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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    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Pontiac is 10.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Pontiac jobs have Increased by 1.79 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Pontiac's cost of living is 22.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Pontiac's population is 59,917 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -15.81 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Pontiac is $60,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -46.31%.
    SCHOOLS
    Pontiac public schools spend $16,256 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20.1 students per teacher in Pontiac.

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  10/6/2012
There are good areas in Pontiac

Like any big city, there are pockets of bad areas in the City. But in general, the Northeast corner is the best with GM powertrain, Piston Palace, Great Lake Crossing,... (Read More)

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  8/22/2012
Pontiac is a terrible place to live!!

Lived here from 1979-1998 and the schools are terrible, the future is dim and the crime, poverty and attitude is all so bad that I would not move back here to raise my... (Read More)

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  7/26/2010
Pontiac, MI

Pontiac, MI is a wasteland. i have lived there for about a year now, and its nothing but gunshots all day and night. It is a "ghetto" to the core. There is absolutly... (Read More)

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