Detroit, Michigan 

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From A Black Woman’s Perspective... - 1/5/2021
Cold, unfriendly, envious people within the city limits. The unfriendliness can turn into aggression and sometimes even bullying. Crabs in a barrel reside here and the illiteracy rate is too high. One of the worst school systems in this country.
This is NOT the place to be a free spirit. There is no diversity. You must conform to a stereotype, or be prepared to be a target. The weather is nice from June - September, but the rest of the year is like a freezer.
There are various neighborhoods with only a few houses on the block and around various parts of the city, the grass looks as if it hasn’t been cut in years. Crime is high. Car insurance in this city itself is one of the highest in the country.
The dating scene here is terrible. Majority of the men here only have a highschool diploma, maybe an associate degree. They are of the hood caliber.
I gave an extra star because there is plenty of black culture here (with it being Motown) but it is simply not worth Read More

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Nice city but not a lot of jobs. - 9/29/2020
I lived in Detroit for nine years – left in 2018, (also spent many childhood summers and weekends there).

The city is on the rebound:
That's a huge overstatement. The city isn't "coming back". Or if it is, it is coming back at a snail's pace. Most of the locals are getting pushed out of their neighborhoods because of gentrification. Downtown real estate is getting bought up quickly and a small studio apartment costs around $1200/month. I rented an 750 square foot house just off 8 Mile for $800/month in a poor neighborhood. So basically, you either have to live in the poor suburbs or poor inner city areas unless you come from wealth and can afford something better.

With a college degree: Good, full-time jobs are extremely hard to find. I have a BFA in graphic design and could never find a full-time position. All I was ever able to get were freelance gigs, contract jobs, and staffing agency work in the range of $14-$18 per hour. So I Read More - 3/30/2020
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The city squandered its great potential - 1/27/2020
Lived in the city through the 60s and 70s and 80s and still have family there so I'm back several times a year. They wasted the waterfront and finally put in a chintzy thing called Hart's Plaza that never felt inviting. Half of the city left and what remained was charmless and decrepit. They took care of nothing. Finally, when it was bankrupt and crime-ridden, the pizza guys came to the rescue followed by Quicken. They tried rebuilding downtown and a few brave souls opened little shops and stores. I hope it can recover but they never planned for anything other than auto manufacturing and those jobs and that industry are never coming back. They should be giving away property to tech firms and others that will hire the locals and rebuild the Read More

Detroit is a Great city that needs to build! - 12/10/2019
I've lived in Detroit my entire 26 years of living, this city is rich with history and has a strong base of people, Detroit is at state where it's neutral between falling under or total rebuilding, the cost of living in Detroit is very affordable, the city is large in area , it's very easy to get around East to West, North to South. Detroit is also very vibrant and fun with Nightlife, Casinos, and Adult entertainment, it's multiple sports venues, there's multiple convenient restaurants, and convenient stores. Detroit is in urgency to build up and be in refurbishment, homes are going up for $1,000 bucks and in 6 months they must be Redeveloped and suitable for tenants, This city needs a percentage of perks from every city in America that has been booming , Detroit is in urgency to build population and employment establishment, Detroit has tooken a total change in 5 years in a blink an Read More

Detroit - Strong City - 11/6/2019
Lots of things to do, there is always events to go to. Great job opportunities. Lots of large investment recently. Great food and bar scene. A great downtown feel. Riverfront is beautiful. It is cool to be in a city on an international border. When looking at the metro region, the area is a massive global economic Read More

Great people, not a lot of jobs - 6/26/2019
I live in Detroit (transplant from the Northland) and love a lot of things about the city, number one being the people. Although I am a minority here, I have always been treated with respect and almost always with immense kindness. The people of Detroit have been kicked around for generations, and they have developed a toughness that is remarkable to say the least. But they will talk to you on the street. People here are generally just awesome.
That being said the gentrification is on. There are a lot of trendy (and fun) things happening in New Center, Midtown, Corktown, the Villages, and downtown. Gross Pointe and the border with Detroit as well. Up and coming areas such as the Avenue of Fashion and the State Fair Grounds will soon blur with trendy Ferndale just on the other side of 8 mile. People are being priced out to the proverbial ghettos of the city, which include the Northwest and Northeast corridors. Just not a lot happening in these areas, so the prices remain low Read More

Married with Children - 11/20/2018
With the exception of two years, I have lived in Detroit for 12 years. I have had challenges, but they were relatively trivial in the long run. I am married and have a 9 year old, 3 year old, and 1 year old.

Detroit is a city that needs help, and where you can feel like you are making a positive Read More

Hellhole - 9/2/2018
Not a fan of this place at all. There has never really been a time I was visiting here for anything good. Let's say I almost got murdered here twice, the place is scary and post apocalyptic is the best way I can describe it. I am happy I will never have to set foot in this city ever again. If your white not to be racist stay as far away from here as you can and if you ever do end up here for any reason not of your own choosing I hope and pray you live to see tomorrow. That is how bad and scary this place Read More

Renaissance Detroit - 12/5/2017
I see a lot of old comments on here that aren't as applicable now since the resurgence Detroit has and is going through these past few years. It's a really exciting time to be in Detroit and are we where we want to be yet? Nope not yet but we are definitely heading there. The life in downtown has change from night to day because of the investments companies are now pouring into the area. The outlying neighborhoods will slowly feel the effects of the investments getting poured into as it spills out slowly to any neighborhoods needing some TLC but it will take patience. I have friends and family who go down to Detroit on a regular basis and have also moved there in the past few years while the housing market in downtown is not as expensive as it will be in the years to come. The schooling districts are still in need of change but in order for prosperity to happen their needs to be jobs available for Detroiters within Detroit. Skill trade programs are being placed to make sure the Read More

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