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Old March 16th, 2008, 03:40 PM   #21
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welcome to the fray sweet ride. See you around
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Old March 16th, 2008, 08:43 PM   #22
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Love the truck, I have had 3 toyota trucks in the past.

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Old March 17th, 2008, 11:46 AM   #23
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Old March 20th, 2008, 07:14 PM   #24
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Welcome. Good to see another AP member. This snotty town needs more of us around.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 09:50 PM   #25
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Nice ride....















For a 'yota :tonka:

I really like the way you did the bed, improves it for wheeling without being ridiculous and still looks stock from most angles.

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Old March 21st, 2008, 07:00 AM   #26
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Jamie,

I know Allen Park rather well due to the fact I used to live there myself. Most of the homes were built in the 1940's through to 60's. They are of the bungalow style. Most of the them have a 1 or 1.5 car garage. The community is great. The city is clean. You might want to look in the surrounding area for a place instead of right in Allen Park due to garage size. Other than that, welcome to the great white north. If you need something, let me know, I might be able to give you a hand as I am still in the downriver area (Allen Park is located south of Detroit, which is considered downriver).

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Old March 21st, 2008, 08:59 PM   #27
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Thanks for all the comments guys! I expect to get some crap for driving a toyota...seems like most people up there drive domestics which is how it is here too w/jeeps. I am used to being the "minority" rig on the trail.
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I know Allen Park rather well due to the fact I used to live there myself. Most of the homes were built in the 1940's through to 60's. They are of the bungalow style. Most of the them have a 1 or 1.5 car garage. The community is great. The city is clean. You might want to look in the surrounding area for a place instead of right in Allen Park due to garage size. Other than that, welcome to the great white north. If you need something, let me know, I might be able to give you a hand as I am still in the downriver area (Allen Park is located south of Detroit, which is considered downriver).

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Sounds nice but maybe too $? I don't mind commuting maybe 15-20 min. each way if it means I will be happier w/where I'm living and it is more affordable. I would defiantly consider renting a house/duplex or an apartment if the price is right. Will I be able to find something nice for $1000 per month or less? I DEFINATELY don't want to be too close to Detroit and I hear Dearborn and Flint are not so hot. Where should I be looking? What are nice areas? Just from looking at a google map of Michigan I see that Melvindale, Inkster, Taylor, Wayne etc. are all pretty close. Can you give me any insight into places I should check out?
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hell in some areas for 1000.00 a month you could have 2 homes. its alot cheaper here than you think! if ya wanna play on the rocks you probably heading to drummond island. check it out its pretty cool. the badlands aint that far either. also check out silver lake sand dunes. im not a huge fan but its fun once a year.
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Sounds nice but maybe too $? I don't mind commuting maybe 15-20 min. each way if it means I will be happier w/where I'm living and it is more affordable. I would defiantly consider renting a house/duplex or an apartment if the price is right. Will I be able to find something nice for $1000 per month or less? I DEFINATELY don't want to be too close to Detroit and I hear Dearborn and Flint are not so hot. Where should I be looking? What are nice areas? Just from looking at a google map of Michigan I see that Melvindale, Inkster, Taylor, Wayne etc. are all pretty close. Can you give me any insight into places I should check out?
Just as Joe said...you have a lot of room with $1000. Flint is way north of Dearborn and wouldn't be a good choice at all. It's a bigger city, but not as nice as you would like it to be. Dearborn is a nice city. That is where my in-laws live. Inkster is not that great. Melvindale isn't so great either. Taylor is on the upswing with their housing and is a pretty good size city (Landwise) but I don't care for it. Wayne isn't bad. Livonia is a good place. Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Novi, Walled Lake, and Commerce are all great but you will be paying for the area. They are more upscale. Anything North of Detroit, you are going to pay for as well i.e. Saint Clair area, Troy, Gross Pointe etc etc. It is cheaper to go south. Also want to keep in mind traffic and major roads as well. When are you going to be up this way?

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Just as Joe said...you have a lot of room with $1000. Flint is way north of Dearborn and wouldn't be a good choice at all. It's a bigger city, but not as nice as you would like it to be. Dearborn is a nice city. That is where my in-laws live. Inkster is not that great. Melvindale isn't so great either. Taylor is on the upswing with their housing and is a pretty good size city (Landwise) but I don't care for it. Wayne isn't bad. Livonia is a good place. Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Novi, Walled Lake, and Commerce are all great but you will be paying for the area. They are more upscale. Anything North of Detroit, you are going to pay for as well i.e. Saint Clair area, Troy, Gross Pointe etc etc. It is cheaper to go south. Also want to keep in mind traffic and major roads as well. When are you going to be up this way?

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My start date is June 16 but I am not sure what date I will be coming up to check it out. Right now I am leaning towards :
Canton, Southgate, Livonia, Belleville, Allen Park, Plymouth, or Taylor.
I specifically don't want to live in Detroit, Dearborn, or Flint.
This is purely based on me reading very little info on the internet though and looking at distance from where work will be in Allen Park. I don't want to commute more then 25 minutes each way but I have no idea about traffic up there. I also can't figure out how to look for a town-home up there since although the appt. complexes look nice in some of those areas, none have garages.
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My start date is June 16 but I am not sure what date I will be coming up to check it out. Right now I am leaning towards :
Canton, Southgate, Livonia, Belleville, Allen Park, Plymouth, or Taylor.
I specifically don't want to live in Detroit, Dearborn, or Flint.
This is purely based on me reading very little info on the internet though and looking at distance from where work will be in Allen Park. I don't want to commute more then 25 minutes each way but I have no idea about traffic up there. I also can't figure out how to look for a town-home up there since although the appt. complexes look nice in some of those areas, none have garages.
If you only want a 25 minute drive each way in rush hour, you are limited to about a 15 mile radius from work. Lots of traffic and construction in that area every year.
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Well I have officially been to Michigan! I made a trip this weekend up there to look around and also find a place/area to live in and went to- Dearborn, southgate, allen park, canton, ann arbor, and downtown detroit. I really like "The Lincoln at Fairlane" town-home/apartments. They are in Dearborn by a mall and hotel off of Michigan Ave. I think the street was called. Can anyone give me any good or bad info they know about the area or this complex in particular?
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