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  • Detroit is ranked #687 in Michigan
  • Detroit is ranked #28,509 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Detroit, MI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Palmer Woods, Detroit708.3791
Medical Center, Detroit691.71,166
Sherwood Forest, Detroit688.61,164
West Side Industrial, Detroit680.9284
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Rivertown, Detroit651.6776
Joseph Barry, Detroit633.5416
Detroit Golf, Detroit637.71,433
Downtown, Detroit620.24,399

Best Cities Near Detroit, MI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Birmingham, MI8617.120,382
Huntington Woods, MI8512.16,310
Royal Oak, MI8413.458,382
Berkley, MI8313.615,136
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Rochester, MI8324.812,872
Farmington, MI8219.210,472
Northville, MI8223.76,001
South Lyon, MI8232.311,514
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Detroit, MI Needs Credit Where Credit Is Due

I moved to Detroit MI about five years ago after living in Brooklyn my entire life. For anyone who has never been to Detroit before it might be easy to assume that moving from one major city to the next should not be a problem. The truth is, these two cities are very different from one another, especially at first glance. The good news is that after spending some time …
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AreaVibes ContributorPosted on Nov 17, 2014
Transplant from Chicago, Detroit is on my most avoided list

I have lived in the Detroit suburbs for 6 years now. I avoid Detroit like the plague. I lived in the Chicago burbs for 30 years and looked forward to a trip to the city. Museums, Art Galleries, Aquariums, Nightlife (several areas), fantastic Restaurants, great public transportation within the city as well as from the suburbs (Metra trains travel from all suburbs to Chicago). I travelled …
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chitrasplantPosted on Aug 02, 2012

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Detroit Lions 2011-2012 Does anyone else think that the Detroit Lions could win 8 or 9 games next year and be somewhere in the playoff picture down the stretch? The Lions finished the season so strong with 4 wins in a row, including a win over the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers. If Stafford, Best and Johnson can all stay healthy, I think this squad really has a chance to compete and …
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AV JonPosted on Mar 08, 2011
Census 2010 predictions for Detroit As the census 2010 results will soon be released, it would be interesting to see what you think the population change and the demographics will look like for Detroit. …
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Source: The Detroit, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau.