Move to the most affluent neighborhood in the country!
Kwame Kilpatrick left Detroit on a privately chartered jet Tuesday for an affluent Texas bedroom community that is the antithesis of the city that he must repay $1 million for the text message scandal.
The Free Press has learned that the ex-mayor’s family has settled into a red brick, 2,800-square-foot rental home in Southlake, a suburb of Ft. Worth in northeast Tarrant County, near the Dallas-Ft. Worth airport. Forbes.com recently dubbed it “the most affluent neighborhood in the country.”
Bryson Sinor, a neighbor, said Monday of Carlita Kilpatrick and the couple’s three sons: “She’s delightful, and the boys are nice,” adding, “I haven’t met the husband yet.”
No, you wouldn’t have. He was still in prison.
Still undisclosed is what job Kwame Kilpatrick is supposed to interview for today as he seeks to build a new life following his perjury pleas and jail term, which ended Tuesday.
The Kilpatricks will find a community very unlike Detroit.
• From 2005 to 2007, Southlake had an average median household income of $172,945. Detroit’s average median household income was $29,109.
• The median value of owner-occupied homes in Southlake was $425,500. Detroit’s median value was $89,500.
• Southlake was 94% white and 3% black. Detroit was 10% white and about 83% black.
Former Mayor Rick Stacy, reached while golfing Tuesday afternoon, said Southlake “is just a pleasant little town.”
It may not be a pleasant little town for long. The hip hop mayor who threw wild parties with strippers is coming to your town to look for a job.
How is Kwame paying for this house in the most affluent neighborhood in the country when he’s unemployed and owes the city of Detroit $1 million? What about the privately chartered jet? If they’re gifts, he will have to declare them on his taxes. Heck, he might as well not declare them and win seat in Obama’s cabinet.