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Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceCareers & Employment · 1 decade ago

What is it like living in flint michigan i'am thinking of buying a fixer up home?

I LOOKED ON THE INTERNET AND I SEEN LOTS OF CHEEP HOMES THEY SAY THERE IN RUN DOWN NEIGHBORHOOD'S ARE THEY BAD AREA'S WHATS THE COST OF LIVING AND ARE THE PEOPLE FRIENDLY I'AM FROM KY AND I WAS THINK OF INVESTING MY INCOME TAX MONEY ON A FIXER UPPER I HAVE NEVER BEEN THERE AND I HAVE WORKED THE SAME JOB FOR 15 YRS BUT IT A STRUGGLE IN KY I THOUGHT IF I COULD PAY CASH FOR A HOME AND FIND A JOB AND WORK ON FIXING IT UP. I'AM IN THE TRANSPORTATION BUISNESS NOW I'AM A SUPERVISOR/ DISPATCHER. FROM THE PICTURE I HAVE SEEN IT LOOKS REALY BEAUTIFUL THERE. I'AM HOPING FLINT COULD BE MY DREAM COME TRUE TO OWN A HOME THANKS

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    flint is about the worst area in michigan, i would shop around some more

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  • Gem
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Yep, homes are cheap.

    Taxes on the homes are really HIGH, especially compared to KY.

    There are few, to no jobs, here. If you are struggling in Kentucky, you will be starving in Michigan.

    IF you can find a good job before you buy a home in Michigan, then you might want to consider it.

    But I wouldn't. Michigan is a welfare state. The jobs are dissappearing and the welfare rolls are growing.

    The way it looks now, and has looked for the last 5-6 years, is like this state is going to dry up and blow away. As soon as we pay off the bank and our building (about 5 more miserable years) we are closing our business and moving to a state that does not tax us to death.

    And, Flint has some horrible areas that I surely would not live in. Ever.

    Merry Christmas

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  • 1 decade ago

    I currently live in Cleveland, Ohio. I used to live in Saginaw, Michigan. Flint is a very dirty, gang and drug infested area. There also are not any job opportunities within the city limits. Saginaw was four exits from Flint, and you will wind up traveling to Saginaw, Bay City, and other cities to work. The real estate is inexpensive due to the grimy area that you would be living. However, if this is the only opportunity that you have to own a home, and think that you have a solid job lead. "Then Good luck."

    However, I would never want to stay in Saginaw, or Flint.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    do not move to Flint or Saginaw bad,bad,bad,my advice buy some cheap land in Canada.

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  • 3 years ago

    Nah. i attempted that as quickly as. The orangutan saved letting a bunch of Chrysler workers in, and that they left beer cans and roaches in all places. I had to fumigate whilst they left.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would recommend watching the documentary "Roger and Me", by Michael Moore. That should shed some light for you.

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  • 1 decade ago

    not a great area. it's gray. and depressing. and very poor and industrialized. very very high crime rate (about #2 in the country)

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