"Great area going downhill?"
I've lived in Cadillac for a few years and the general consensus is that it's a beautiful town, some really great people, and a great place to retire to if you want a small town lifestyle that's within an hours range of bigger areas. However I see a lot of growing issues. Since I've lived her I've noticed an increased number of break ins, drug problems (there were several meth lab busts in the northwest side of town), and the caliber of good, honest people is decreasing. The schools are average and the youth of this area are more concerned with partying and doing what they please rather than focusing on academics and working. The number of people that feel entitled to everything for nothing is appalling. I used to want to raise my family here and retire but with the economy the way it is and the kind of people that live in this area, I don't find this a place I want to live anymore.