We have been in Detroit for six years now and a lot has changed in the city. The questions I received early on are not the ones I get today. So, here are the most frequently asked questions of the here and now.

Do you worry about safety?

After the break in back in November of 2013, I am painfully aware of the risk we take living in a big city. Since that date we have upgraded our security to ensure we are as safe as possible.

We have a new security system, updated locks, better doors and most importantly, a giant beastly dog named Gus.

Let’s be honest, living here is not for everyone. Just like city life anywhere is not for everyone. I love living here and cannot imagine moving anywhere else (except for maybe a far off island or Paris. I would make a fantastic Parisian.)

Where will you send your kids to school?

Ryan and I have become involved in a group called The Best Classroom Project. We are a group of parents with similarly aged children looking for the right school for our families. We attend school visits, write reviews, speak with parents of school aged children and meet regularly to discuss our findings. Through this group we have discovered many desirable options in Detroit schools, both public and private.

Where do you get your groceries?

I get this question a lot less now that Whole Foods has opened. That is absolutely our “go to” but in addition to the big box grocers, we love Eastern Market Saturdays, Parker Street Market in our neighborhood and Parkway Foods on Lafayette.


I am an open book and happy to answer any of your questions. Just shoot me an email and I will do my best to get back with you. withlovefromdet at gmail.com

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