Though migration to the Mitten has slowed, mainly due to the auto industry crisis, families are still finding their way to Metro Detroit... and loving it. The
drops in in on a few to get their stories.Excerpt:
Outland grew up in Grosse Pointe, where her parents still live. Last September, the couple moved to Michigan so their two girls, ages 5 and 10, could start school. They rented an apartment while they searched for a house.
They ended up finding a three-bedroom, 2 1/2 -bath brick colonial in Grosse Pointe Park for $260,000 this spring. And it is just down the street from Outland's parents' home.
Outland said pricing was one of the appeals of the move back.
"Even in St. Louis, the housing market had slowed down, but houses cost more there," she said. "Another reason we wanted to move here was I knew Michigan and Detroit were going through a bad time. It was my chance to contribute to the community."
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