Hi everyone. My name's Brad. I recently had a job interview in Troy, Michigan. I expect to be moving to the metro area in the next few weeks.
I have found that I've had some really big challenges deciding on a place to live. I spent about six days in the metro area in early December. I checked out downtown, Midtown, Troy, Utica, Pontiac, Dearborn, Romulus, Bloomfield and West Bloomfield. I had some great experiences touring the neighborhoods in town. I thought the people were generally reserved at first but were also very polite and had good follow through. This is unlike the southwest where most apartment complexes are staffed with valley-girl wanna be's that have trouble even using the calendaring functions on their iphones that cannot conjugate a verb, never mind their chronic inability to follow through on the most basic phone call requirements.
I found Pontiac to be super depressing and lacking in the most basic shopping and entertainment options. I also found the suburbs to be rather boring and tough to get to know people. I really like Hockey, and I found that there was a lot of buzz about a new Hockey Arena being considered downtown. I'd really like to find a space near all the excitement but can't seem to find anything that meets my requirements. All the prices seem radically out of whack for the metro area too. $1500 for a 1 bedroom per month? in downtown Detroit? Really?