Median home price in Detroit now 750,000 pennies.

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Unspeaked, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

    Unspeaked

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2003
    Location:
    West Coast
    #1
    Yes - 750,000 pennies.

    (Or $7,500 for the change-challenged).

    LINK
     
  2. Zyniker macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2008
    #2
    If you've been in downtown Detroit recently...it's fairly easy to see why. It's really not anyplace you want to be.
     
  3. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

    Unspeaked

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2003
    Location:
    West Coast
    #3
    I've never been to Detroit at all, recently or otherwise, but it seems like the residential areas are even harder hit than downtown.

    Wild animals have literally taken over entire blocks of once-residential property.

    It's really amazing that one of the great US cities has been hit so badly. Probably nothing quite like it since Pittsburgh in the 80s when they were losing the steel industry, and even then I don't think it was this bad.
     
  4. RayStar macrumors member

    RayStar

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    #4
    What wild animals are you speaking of? Please give them names, as I would like to learn more about them.
     
  5. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

    Unspeaked

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2003
    Location:
    West Coast
    #5
    Vera, Chuck and Dave.
     
  6. Mousse macrumors 68000

    Mousse

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Location:
    Flea Bottom, King's Landing
    #6
    I went to Detroit for on business three years back. While driving through the slums, I ask the driver when we get pass the shanty town and arrive downtown. He told that we've been driving through downtown for the pass 2 minutes.:eek: I can't even begin to wrap my head around the idea that it's even worst now than three years ago.:confused:
     
  7. obeygiant macrumors 68040

    obeygiant

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2002
    Location:
    totally cool
    #7
    Downtown Detroit isn't exactly a luxurious place to live. Most people live about an hour north or west where the scenery is much nicer. :)
     
  8. huntnboy04 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2007
    Location:
    MI, USA
    #8
    ...I don't get it.
     
  9. huntnboy04 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2007
    Location:
    MI, USA
    #9
    ..I don't think it's any worse, but like the article said Detroit is a huge city, area wise, and since all the tall buildings are centered in a couple square miles, we just don't consider the tall buildings "downtown". ....just my $.02
     
  10. dmr727 macrumors G3

    dmr727

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Location:
    Southern California
    #10
    I dunno - I thought it was pretty hilarious. You asked him to give names to the animals, and he did! :)
     
  11. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

    iJohnHenry

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Location:
    On tenterhooks
    #11
    And from a Paul McCartney song too. Extra points. :)

    And, more accurately, they are names of Grandchildren. :p
     
  12. blackfox macrumors 65816

    blackfox

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Location:
    PDX
  13. thecrunge macrumors member

    thecrunge

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Location:
    Oxnard,CA
    #13
    I've been thinking the same thing.
     
  14. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

    Unspeaked

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2003
    Location:
    West Coast
    #14
    Wow, for some reason I'd forgotten it was set in Detroit.

    Talk about ahead-of-it's-time...
     
  15. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a

    Sonicjay

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2008
    #15
    One thing that made me laugh about this, is that one of our local radio stations (well, broadcast from Windsor Canada, technically), has morning DJ's name Dave and Chuck
     
  16. Yvan256 macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2004
    Location:
    Canada
    #16
    Don't worry, OCP will clean that place up in no time.
     
  17. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Location:
    Palookaville
    #17
    If you want to be depressed, try a virtual drive around Detroit in Google Streetview.
     
  18. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Location:
    The Kop
    #18
    Americans use the term pennies. Learn something new everyday.
     
  19. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Location:
    Palookaville
    #19
    Oh yes -- all the time, even though the penny has never been an official denomination of our currency.
     
  20. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Location Location Location
    #20
    Does it look like Grand Theft Auto, but in real life?


    Actually, just tried it, but in the centre of town. Looks rather empty, but not "bad".
     
  21. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Location:
    Palookaville
    #21
  22. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2005
    Location:
    5045 feet above sea level
    #22
  23. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Location:
    Palookaville
    #23
    This isn't the result of the last year, it's the result of 30 years of steady decline. Detroit has become a real basket-case, probably the most economically depressed city in the nation. The city has lost something like half of its population.
     
  24. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2005
    Location:
    5045 feet above sea level
    #24
    and whats sad is that it will take a loooooooooong time for the city to ever recover

    heck, Schenectady is still reeling afte GE left
     
  25. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

    Unspeaked

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2003
    Location:
    West Coast
    #25
    You're making an assumption there, aren't you?

    (Not about the length of time, but about it ever recovering...)
     

Share This Page