About four miles west of Lake St. Clair, you'll find Warren, which is Michigan's third largest city and the largest of Detroit's suburbs. The area, which was first settled in 1830, enjoys a number of recognized historical landmarks, including the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant. The city is also where rapper Eminem went to high school.
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Housing Statistics Warren has a relatively low annual residential turnover rate (9 percent) and a low vacancy rate (7.5 percent), which can make finding a place to live more difficult or purchasing rent to own houses pricier here than elsewhere. Despite the low number of houses available, median and average sales price have remained stable over the past year, at $73,000 and $78,000. Of the residential properties that are occupied, 66 percent of homes are owned and 27 percent are rented (including rent to own homes).
Nightlife A night spent at Kuhnhenn Brewing is a guaranteed good time for most of the people living in Warren. The beer might be pricey, but the high quality of these craft beers and the fun and friendly atmosphere created by the live music makes it all worth it. Is it the best beer in town? That'll be up for debate as long as Schornat's Basement Bar and Beer are in business. Meanwhile, karaoke fans can head to Tipsy McStaggers to show off their pipes and enjoy cheap drinks.
Local Restaurants Warren has many restaurants, serving everything from Chinese and Mexican to Indian and Thai. The Italian fare available at Andiamo Italia on 14 Mile Rd is delicious, as are the kabobs at Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine. For a great brunch experience, head to Michelle's Restaurant for a scrumptious breakfast buffet.
Transportation and Commutes There isn't much public transportation in Warren so having a car here is essential. The average commute to work takes about 26 minutes, which just so happens to be the national average. Roughly 9 percent of people carpool to work, with the remaining 91 percent driving alone. Interstate 696 runs horizontally through the middle of Warren; traveling east it joins Interstate 94, while going west brings you to Interstate 75, taking you into Detroit. The famous 8 Mile Road, the namesake of Eminem's pseudo-biopic, runs along the south of the city's border.
School System No matter where you send your kids to school, they'll be well taken care of. All of the public schools in the area are very highly rated, including Fitzgerald Public Schools, Van Dyke Public Schools and Warren Woods Public School. A further three school districts - Center Line Public Schools, East Detroit Public Schools and Warren Consolidated Schools - oversee schools in Sterling Heights, Troy and Eastpointe as well as Warren. Five secondary schools serve Warren while another two, Center Line High School and East Detroit High School, also take students from the city. If you're looking to privately educate your children though, you have just one choice - De La Salle Collegiate High School for boys and Regina High School for girls.