The cost of setting up utility accounts in Taylor is on par with most other cities, and the bills you can expect from these accounts will total about $260 per month on average, which is slightly more expensive than the natural average. Aside from this pesky detail, however, Taylor residents actually enjoy lower utility expenses than the rest of the country by a significant margin. Apart from rental fees, the areas in which Taylor residents spend the most money are food and drink, transportation, health and family, and shopping.
Food and drink is reportedly the highest of these categories, which makes sense because there are a lot of great places to go out, eat and drink in this city. Putting high value on fun and community, Taylortuckians enjoy spending time in clubs and restaurants with their friends and family on weekends and after work, which also explains the next large expense -- transportation. An estimated 10 percent of workers in Taylor commute to and from work as part of a carpool, as there are no public trains in this suburb. But don't get up in arms about sitting in traffic for hours--the average commute from home to work is a manageable 25 minutes.
There is a wide range of available houses and apartments throughout the city of Taylor, and for the most part prices are pretty much homogenous from one end of the city to another. For this reason, your house-hunting or apartment-hunting methods should focus on the area of Taylor where you would prefer to reside, and leave price out of the equation. Each section of the city has something different to offer its residents: The downtown area has more of an "up all night" feel to it, while the further sections of the city have more of a quiet, residential vibe. In the former, you can find a few studio apartments for rent, while in the latter sections you can find both apartment complexes and townhouses for rent.
Lincoln Park: Lincoln Park is a quaint, affordable Taylor neighborhood that boasts its own public library and river view access. The homes here are well-kept and accommodating in size. Prices are fairly low, making this one of the most accessible parts of the city for newcomers. This district is unique in that as you get closer to the river, the cost of living does not rise sharply. $
Lakes of Taylor Golf Course and Papp Park: Apartment rentals near the Lakes of Taylor Golf Course and Papp Park are plentiful and prices are typically low, though utilities are not included. $
West of Taylor: This area is near the city's outskirts, where you can find luxury apartment complexes in which residents enjoy pool access, community gym access and other amenities specific to the apartment or condo board agreements. West of Taylor part of town is more lush and landscaped than the region closer to the river, and the prices of apartments and home rental here reflects the generally more pleasing scenery. $$
Over the years, this city has produced a number of (relatively) famous Americans, such as Joe C. of Kid Rock fame, Steve Avery of Major League Baseball, hockey player Wayne Presley, singer Phil Druyor, and the Albanian-born founder of Taylor's first Bektashi Monastery, Baba Rexheb.
Sports, especially baseball, is very important to this city. Aside from producing Major League Baseball stars, Taylor is home to the Junior League World Series as well as the Taylor South Little League. Soccer is also celebrated, with residents getting together to play one another at the Taylor Soccer Club. At the Taylor Sportsplex, the Michigan State soccer team, The Detroit Waza, play as a part of the Professional Arena Soccer League.
If all that athleticism leaves you hungry, you'll be well taken care of: In 1973, James Hearn opened the very first Hungry Howie's Pizza right here on Telegraph Road in Taylor, Michigan, and now his pizza chain is a national success story. Hearn's very first Hungry Howie's location can still be found at 8225 S. Telegraph Road, so whenever you are hungry for some Taylor history (and a slice or two), you can walk right in and order your very own flavored-crust pizza or calzone-style sub sandwich.
For a dining experience with a little more foreign flavor, Taylor has many more options for the intrepid connoisseur. Malek Al Kabob is a top-rated Middle Eastern restaurant located at 22371 Goddard: the food here has been described as a "life-altering experience." Amigo's Mexican Restaurant on Eureka Road is another great choice for ethnic food, boasting top ratings among Taylor residents and visitors alike.
For some American-style cuisine in the city, try out Pete's Place, Texas Roadhouse, or the Flamingo Family Restaurant for American and Greek-inspired entrees and desserts.
To be a full-fledged part of this community, you need more than just a job and a rental home: you need a love of baseball, soccer, and All-American food and friendship.