3.6 out of 10

South Main St, Royal Oak

42.481236789428 -83.1440004659877
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"Too expensive, busy, and bureaucratic"

I looked into moving onto S Main street. Big mistake.

I couldn't find anything under $150,000 here. Some of the lofts here sell for over $1 Million - no joke.

I considered streets that were within walking distance of Downtown Royal Oak, but they too were very expensive. There were other issues that turned me away completely.

Most of the streets surrounding downtown do not allow street parking, or if they do, you need a permit. Many of the homes do not have driveways, or have small driveways; we have three cars, and having to apply for permits and pay for parking every year just isn't worth it!

Did I mention that there's no free parking around downtown? They've turned every available spot into a metered 2-hour parking space. Ten years ago there were very few meters. Now they are everywhere.

This downtown area is one of the coolest in Metro Detroit. I absolutely love the shopping, the restaurants, and the coffee shops. Unfortunately, I'm priced out of the area, and grossed out by the bureaucracy that surrounds being a resident.

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