Re: According to Yahoo! ...
I doubt that. No one is moving to the Detroit area, which is usually what leads to certain further out areas being over-run, such as what Sundeck says is happening to Chapel Hill; which doesn't surprise me given the overall growth in the research triangle. It might be "linked" to the city, but it's been that way forever, that's nothing new. But being "linked" and being the same are two different things. I lived there for 2 years, and there was never anything about Ann Arbor that felt anything like Detroit. If you didn't know better, you'd never even know Detroit was in the same vicinity at all.
There's not a lot of job opportunities in Ann Arbor or the immediate surrounding area, so I don't know what will bring people there outside of the universty. There hasn't been a ton of change in Ann Arbor over the past decade from what I understand. You don't see any construction outside of the campus itself. I'd be surprised if A2 doesn't retain its current personality and atmosphere for quite some time. It's a great place to live. I'd move back there in a second if there were an opportunity.
Grape works as a soda. Sort of as a gum. I wonder why it doesn't work as a pie. Grape pie? There's no grape pie. - Larry David
Last edited by MWM; 02-17-2009 at 07:59 PM.