32 Signs You Grew Up In The Metro Detroit Area

It has been a sad week for Detroit, but with bankruptcy can come hope of renewal and a fresh start for the city. The Metro-Detroit area includes the city of Detroit and its neighboring suburban counties. This is what people really mean when they say they grew up near Detroit.

1. At least one of your parents worked downtown

ID: 1393096

2. They probably worked for the Big 3 in some form or another

ID: 1393375

3. But you acutally lived here

where it actually was relatively safe.

ID: 1393105

4. You may have referenced 8 mile to describe where you grew up to out of towners.

For example: “You Know 8 mile? Well I grew up on 21 mile and it is nothing like the movie!”

ID: 1393314

5. You knew all the rich people lived here

ID: 1393140

6. And all the cool people live or hang out here


ID: 1393159

7. or here

Royal Oak

ID: 1393161

8. You know there are two season in Michigan: winter and construction

ID: 1393327

9. and It always took at least an hour to get downtown

Combination of commuters and construction

ID: 1393324

10. When you were 12 this made you giggle


ID: 1393458

11. You would claim to know how to naviagte downtown and that it really wasn’t “that bad”


ID: 1393126

12. But in actuality, you have only been downtown for a few concerts or sporting events

ID: 1393133

13. Speaking of which, we still love the Lions despite their stats

ID: 1393193

14. But at least we could always rely on these teams!

ID: 1393221

15. You knew that the Detroit Zoo was best zoo ever!

And you tried to visit at least once every summer

ID: 1393170

16. And the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfeild Village were cool too

ID: 1393181

17. You had at least one science feild trip here

Cranbrook Museum of Science

ID: 1393186

18. And you prayed for a feild trip here to see the nudes

Detroit Institute of Arts

ID: 1393244

19. If you liked pop music you listened to:

and even if you didn’t like pop music, you would still tune in for their awesome morning show: Mojo in the Morning

ID: 1393254

20. If you like rock music you listened to this:

Even though it was technically a Canadian station.

ID: 1393259

21. In high school, you were a mall rat because there was nothing better to do.

ID: 1393301

22. or maybe if you were lucky there was a Metropark nearby

Stony Creek Metropark is my personal favorite

ID: 1393403

23. But you often ended up just going to the movies or bowling

ID: 1393408

24. BTW, Canada does not count as a Country

You probably went to Windsor to party as soon as you turned 19.
Fun fact: the city of Windsor is south of Detroit.

ID: 1393279

25. You vacationed up north

You have been to Mackinaw at least 3 times

ID: 1393287

26. Maybe you even went hunting

mmmm venison

ID: 1393345

27. But Despite all of Detroit’s hardships

ID: 1393353
ID: 1393358
ID: 1393465

30. You are still proud to call Detroit home!

even though, it wasn’t even your home….

ID: 1393363
ID: 1393418
ID: 1393371

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