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- Public SchoolsA-
- Crime & SafetyB
- Good for FamiliesA-
- Cost of LivingB+
- Health & FitnessB+
- Outdoor ActivitiesB+
Trenton is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 18,368. Trenton is in Wayne County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Trenton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Trenton there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Trenton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Trenton are highly rated.
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Trenton is a town for those who like old-town feels and on-the-water options. There are community events, rec departments and Trenton's school athletic options are varied. It is somewhat lacking in diversity, and the cost of living can be quite high. Public transportation isn't available everywhere or at all times. It makes it hard to do anything if you do not own a vehicle. Train tracks also circe the city which can make wait times feel long, and a short trip can become bothersome. However, the intersection of Allen and West roads has become home to many shopping spots and eateries. I recommend the city library which is beautiful and full selections with helpful people to assist you!
Trenton is a small town in the Downriver Detroit area. It is quiet, pretty, and mature. Most of the citizens are elderly, so the town stays quiet. There is an odd sense of assimilation and unwelcoming that this town attempts to keep quiet, but being a 'white-flight' city, that is to be expected. I would like to change the attitude Trenton citizens have towards others, and disrupt the pattern of unspoken racism. As an example, there was an incident in August 2017 with the Ku Klux Klan, and Trenton was labeled as the Michigan headquarters of the KKK. Students who graduated from Trenton Public Schools do not want to go out into the world with a townships legacy like that behind them.
Great city to get involved in. Tons of community activities like the Trenton Midsummer Festival, Taste of Trenton, Scarecrow Festival and the Roar on the River. There is a park around every corner here! Definitely a good city to settle down in. Also, there are spectacular fireworks every 4th of July!