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Agree-Birmingham is a beautiful suburb of Detroit- and shock-Amtrack stops in nearby Troy a quarter or so mile away. Birmingham’s center is absolutely magical at Christmas -with wonderful local shops and great places to eat and good public spaces—the homes are magnificent and huge and old,old, old Detroit money as well as a healthy dose of families and singles. World renowned Cranbrook Academy is a short distance away in Bloomfield Hills and if you want the ultimate new world shopping experience -there is the Somerset Collection – a place that is spectacular and expansive and contains stores that Easton and Polaris cannot rival- in Troy.
While Birmingham is great during Christmas Rochester is the best. Too bad we cant get the short north to do this. It is probably much easier to perform in a small suburb than in a city though. All in all to me it isnt suburb vs city its cool vs boring. Sure some of the boring places have other features that attract people such as schools, but other than that,they have to be god awful to live. The best solution to all of this is make as much money as you can, so you can have the best of both worlds. If you ever notice places that have it all (schools, walkable, great amenities) are usually very very expensive places to live. Why compromise? Just work hard, make money, and go enjoy a place that not only is walkable, but also has great schools. America is filled with these places.
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