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Old 09-20-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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Very nice ride! I do want to come up to Detroit sometime soon....wanna go down 8 Mile Rd.
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Very nice ride! I do want to come up to Detroit sometime soon....wanna go down 8 Mile Rd.
If that is the one I'm thinking of, I've been down that road before in a semi...and then somehow, I started seeing VERY tall buildings next to my truck.
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Eight mile is okay as long as you stick to the suburb side. It'* the deteoit neighbor hoods you dot want to drive in.

Even though I travel into Deteoit on a daily basis. I don't go down a side street or small roads. I stick to surface roads. There are only a couple neighbor hoods I'd drive into.

Downtown is a very vibrant part of the city and there is lots to do and see.
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Downtown is a very vibrant part of the city and there is lots to do and see.

Have you ever been downtown Detroit at night when there isn't a Lions, Tigers or Wings game? Its like one of those post apocolypse movies ... deserted streets with nothing but papers blowing in the wind. Outside of Greek town and Mexican town (near the bridge) downtown Detroit is dead. The problem is, unlike major US and Canadian cities that have a vibrant downtown (like Chicago), very few people live in downtown Detroit.

They call it "white flight" and it is a result of the race riots in 1967. The old train station, which is the major landmark you see when crossing the Ambassador Bridge into the US, is represenative of the downtown Detroit area ... burned out with all the windows broken, home to junkies and crack *. There isn't a neighborhood in the downtown area that doesn't have 50% of the homes on any give block that are burned out, demolished, and/or vacant.
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I typically go downtown on Tigers, Wings and Lions nights. You are right it'* pretty much deserted at night unless something is going on at the Fox theater.

The population has been declining in the city since the 50s. The population back then was 2 million. Today it'* around 750,000 people. The riots really sealed the fate of the city and many people moved out around that time. The resession that occurred during the gas crisis in the mid 70s really hurt the automobile production and many jobs were lost.

The indianvillage neighbors recently have been doing very well. Some of those houses are very well kept. Most of the cities once Historic neighborhoods like Brush park aren't valued and are in ruin. Houses like that in other cities would fetch big dollars. I've studied the history of Detroit at Wayne state for a while now and it'* a shame at how much the city doesn't protect it'* historic buildings.

Detroit is not a good city, I would not live there. I live out in the northern suburbs and even those aren't far enough. People who move up from Detroit into the suburbs don't keep up there houses and streets around my house aren't looking to good. A lot of my neighbors have moved out even farther. So even in suburbia today there is white flight to escape the declining conditions in the suburbs.
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I was 13 and living in Windsor during the riots in Detroit. We could hear gun fire at night, and the skyline was orange from the fires. There were army tanks positioned at the tunnel and at the bridge. Belle Isle was turned into a prison camp. The rioters did some pretty nasty stuff, but over time I read a lot about the events, and it was the actions of the police that escalated matters to such a level.
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nice pics, ive been down 8 mile road all the way in my buick, good times that car looked shady as it is so it kinda blended in lmfao
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The only time I'd ever visit Detroit would be to go visit American Jewelry & Loan from the show "Hardcore Pawn" on TruTV....it'* only about a 2 hour drive for me...
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