Skip to comments.From the Sky, Detroit Looks Like Sarajevo
Posted on 04/19/2010 6:40:22 AM PDT by TonyInOhio
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Excellent point. I've seen the same kind of gentrification take place in Boston where lower working class neighborhoods became upscale meccas. Not on the scale of NYC but certain neighborhoods (i.e. Charlestown, North End, some parts of Roxbury/Dorchester) started to really thrive after decades of decay. During the 1980s and 1990s (when this was mostly taking place), there were plenty of snide editorials in the local rag (Globe) about how the poor were getting displaced by yuppies, but they pretty much saved the city and kept it from going the way of Detroit and Philly.
I lived in a retired old apple orchard where they had made a housing development.
Home was a two story with bottom story half underground and we had a couple swamps to ice skate on nearby.
I actually fished Walled Lake a couple times.
Is it fishable today? Town liveable?
having once lived there and now live in the subs, their reaction is typical of the hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil mentality of those wishing to profit from the demise of the city..........
The documentary was spot on and the fact that there were no "positives" highlighted indicates that perhaps there truly is nothing positive to say about Detroit at this time.........
One thing is for certain tho, if you want to invest in dirt cheap property, now is the time to do it...........
The property is worth only that but the back taxes are what makes those properties not worth buying.......
Not sure about the fishing but all that real estate around the lakes skyrocketed in value since my brother first moved there. A very nice area
Someday I’ll go back and take a look, thanks
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