Tidbits of Interest
Connected to the mainland by two bridges, Grosse Ile Township represents a most unusual topography: The community is composed of one large island less than a mile wide and eight miles long, in addition to fourteen smaller islands. Beautiful homes and large estates can be found on the main island, which is also the location of the 604 acre Grosse Ile Municipal Airport. Residents look to nearby Trenton for a public library, although Grosse Ile Township School District and one parochial school provide a quality education for area youth. A unique parcel of land surrounded by sparkling waters, Grosse Ile is strictly a residential and recreational community devoid of business or industry. Popular pastimes include tennis, fishing, boating, water sports, and golfing. The first golf course on the island was laid out as long ago as 1899, although today’s golfers can choose from five luxurious, private country clubs and one municipal course. Boating enthusiasts may be more interested in joining a quality yacht club. Once residents are on the mainland, highway links to Interstate 75 offer a quick trip to the worldclass amenities waiting in metropolitan Detroit. Those who desire the seclusion and enviable lifestyle of island living in close proximity to urban amenities will find a paradise in Grosse Isle.