Would you move from San Diego to Detroit?
If you lived (or are living) in Detroit, would you move to San Diego, Calif.? What if that title question were reversed: If you lived in San Diego, Calif., would you move to Detroit? Is your enthusiasm different in the way you answer each of those questions? Why?
My wife, 27, and I, 29, have lived in beautiful, sunny, (almost) always-70-degrees San Diego, California for the last four years, but after getting married a couple months ago, we’ve taken inventory of our lives. We’re getting frustrated by all the 900-square-foot houses with $400,000 price tags and no yards to speak of, and we have recently asked ourselves the latter of the aforementioned questions: Would we move to Detroit? It’s not nearly as random as it sounds, given that both our families still live there: I am originally from Detroit, and she is from Saginaw. And though we’re aware of the current unemployment rate, we are hopeful that her career as a nurse will make for an easier-than-average relocation. As for me, I am actually looking to open a restaurant downtown, so Detroit prices and the current economy are, in fact, a draw (not to mention having unlimited access to Tigers games).
We come to you, the readers, with a favor: We want to know what you think about the questions that are still looming. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and opinions in the following poll. We feel that if people like us do not move back to the city then no one will, but I have this overwhelming feeling that Detroit’s time is coming, and I think we want to be a part of it. Please take a moment to respond and let us know: Are we nuts?
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