Born (Hutzel Hospital) and raised in the Detroit area, I’m tired of all the bashing from people who haven’t stepped one foot in this area. Detroit has plenty of problems no doubt, but the area is a dynamic and vibrant place and the people are down to earth and will tell you exactly what they think. I love my hometown and so perhaps I am biased but when I have folks visit, I show them best with the worst and they all end up with a different perception. I lived all over North America and I can tell you every city I have been to has areas that are just as bad if not worse in terms of crime and decay. The Detroit area will do fine regardless of what others may think or say.