SperlingViews - Bay_City, Michigan
Cost of Living,
89.66% of people are white, 3.50% are black, 0.46% are asian, 0.64% are native american, and 5.75% claim 'Other'. 0.00% of the people in Bay City, MI, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 100.00% are non-hispanic).
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An Interesting and tolerant place - 6/30/2010
First off I say tolerant cause when I was living here I was in my teenage years here and I am had a lot of anger Issues, First off the schools here literally offer every accommodation possible for people with special needs, one of the few places or only places that has a rock music box during lunch. Handy Middle School is the biggest middle school in the state or so they claim and they have a pool. This is a great place if you have lived in a small town most your life or a country setting town POP only a few hundred or several thousand but not so great and you will probably be bored to death if you have lived in East Lansing or Ann Arbor, or some of the other towns that are more progressive culturally (like the arts, festivals, bands preforming downtown, a lot of ethnic restraunts, etc) and have more job opportunities and more to do.
The people here are very nice and tolerant (though in general somewhat conservative) you will find a lot of polish people and culture here as well.
If you are mature here you will find in general people will accept you for who you are but some of the teenagers and younger people tend to be less tolerant and like to make fun of people.
Some Cool places to check out here are:
Cass Ave near the end of the river where the old bridge was taken out.
It is totally cool at middle ground island ride your bike down evergreen st you can get there by going across Lafayette bridge in the middle its really worth it.
Check out Linkin St Trails a secret hang out along linkin street near freemont Ave just go along linkin until you see the path across the grass or field I cant remember.
There are plenty of cool places in Bay City I can't dis this place at all while I would find it a little boring and hard getting used to living there again since, I am used to cities now over three times its size I would love to and probably will visit it again someday.
Good luck over all its a great place.
Oh and one other secret the park going up along the river past Lafayette st that looks new is where the old abandon houses were that I used to go into and explore it was like a whole block almost of abandon houses so the city is doing a good job keeping its neighborhoods up.
Bay City Climate - 5/5/2009
Beautiful, temperate Spring and Fall seasons. Hot and humid summers. Fierce winters. Huge temperature and weather shifts may come on a daily basis.[read more...]
Boooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnngggggggg - 7/19/2006
Unless you like living in a faux tourist town with no good jobs to offer and plenty of traffic from people living outside of your town and state, don't move here. The school system is poor, the economy has flatlined, and no end in sight. As a former destination for housing during the automotive and chemical industry boom, we have our share of housing to offer. However, nobody can afford most of it, because of how rediculously priced it is. We're touted by our leaders as a "world class destination" but the only thing I see we are is a "world class joke." For a tourist town, we have none of the trappings of a quality tourist town. We have a run down former Holiday Inn and across the street, we've built a new hotel/conference center and both of them are only at about 33% capacity at any given time. We have maybe 8 hotel/motel places throught the city and 1 conference center. Right now, city council and local builders are on a "condo craze" converting old industrial and early turn of the century buildings into high priced condos that nobody is buying. If you like your town cooked on the outside and underdone in the middle, we're the place for you![read more...]