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  • On 24 Oct 2014 in How tech jobs, housing and transit are shaping a megaregion, Rin said:

    Jimbo in SF says

    Rin says

    suburbs of Detroit

    Except ... the weather.

    From what I'd heard, Chicago is a bit worse, and Minneapolis's winters are brutal.

    But still, if one's not from California and had grown up in the northeast or midwest, then winters are a part of life.

    Despite having grown up in MA and having had worked up and down the NE corridor, what's surprised me was the number of Univ of Michigan or Michigan State alumni, who hang out and stick together for life in the northeast. Now, if they could have found equivalent jobs in the Detroit 'burbs, obviously away from the city (which is a war zone), I'm sure that many wouldn't mind being back there, as long term friendships beat the loneliness of a Silicon Valley and sometimes, the greater NYC lifestyle.

  • On 24 Oct 2014 in How tech jobs, housing and transit are shaping a megaregion, Rin said:

    B.A.C.A.H. says

    self-absorbed Hipster

    In the northeast, hipsters have taken over Williamsburg Brooklyn.

  • On 24 Oct 2014 in How tech jobs, housing and transit are shaping a megaregion, Rin said:

    Actually, I'd say that the suburbs of Detroit, not the city itself, should be the next growth center for programming.

    Here's why ... Ann Arbor Michigan is still an excellent engineering/science school (and a nice college town, in general) and one can hire a number of them, as interns and possibly, future full time workers. Though Ann Arbor's 2hrs away, there's also Wayne State, Michigan State, and other Univ of Michigan campuses, all in the area.

    Since big auto had been in decline for some time, home prices in the metro region are very reasonable.

    And finally, for partying, one can take the causeway to Windsor Ontario, just across the river. There are night clubs, strippers, and legal esc*rts over there. The city is reasonably safe, unlike Detroit which is a hellhole, and clean. And if you want a mega city, Toronto is some 4 hours away for a weekend getaway. That's not a bad package, once you factor out the notion of actually being in the cityside of Detroit.

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