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ZachariahDaMan

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I was wondering if you guys have ever been to Port Huron and if you have what do you think about it? I heard it has a huge downtown and would love to see pictures of it if anyone has any. I've never been there but have been pretty close to it when driving to the Thumb.

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Yeah, your right Wolverine. I never really noticed how large Sarnia actually was up until this summer when I went through there going to Cape Cod and Boston, Massachusetts even though i have been through there many times. The thing with Sarnia is that it gets rural very fast. I think it is a very weird city. All it did was go up instead of getting wider which I like. Most of the cities in Canada are like that including London, Sarnia, Windsor, and Niagara Falls. Hamilton is more of a suburb of Toronto to me. Port Huron is more of a city with a small town feel. And surrounding it is like a suburb with a bunch of big box stores and chain restaurants. There is only about 5 to 10 miles of rural land in between Chesterfield Township(Metro Detroit) and the Marysville/Port Huron Area.

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Yes, as oppossed to the American border cities that never get very and sprawl for miles on end. It's a pretty stark contrast. Crossing the Blue Water Bridge, particularly going into Canada, is a pretty impressive view.

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Hmm...I've been to Hamilton when I was young but don't remember a thing about it. From pics it looks very much like its own city. And I love the fact that Canada's cities grow up much more than out (at least compared to [uS] American cities). It makes for a much more pedestrian-friendly and urban environment.

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Hamilton is its own city, but it is almost like Detroit and Pontiac. Pontiac has some taller building, but is still a suburb of Detroit. Toronto is the large city like Detroit is. The small suburbs of Toronto merge right in with Hamilton.

Sorry ZachariahDaMan for kind of changing this thread into a Canada thing.

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Would you guys consider Port Huron Part of Metro Detroit, or would you think of it as more of it's own Entity? Are there any current goings on in Port Huron? New Developements?

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I would call Port Huron a satellite city of Detroit. It's not a traditional suburb, but a large percentage of its residents (especially in the outer townships) do commute to the Tri-County area. The immediate Port Huron area (Port Huron, Port Huron TWP, Marysville, and Fort Gratiot TWP) only has about 12% of its workforce commuting to the Tri-County area. The remaining portion of the county has about 46% of its workforce commuting to the Tri-County area. While 12% doesn't seem like a lot, in comparison, only about 10% of Flint's workforce commutes to the Tri-County area. As a whole, 33% of St. Clair County commutes to Detroit, so it is as much a part of the MSA as Livingston County (36%) and Lapeer County (39%).

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