Tidbits of Interest
The communities of the Grosse Pointe area include Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe City, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Woods, and Grosse Pointe Shores. Linked by a shared school district, library, and the joining of some public services, the Grosse Pointe area covers five distinct communities with unique aspects and separately governed communities. Situated at the edge of Lake St. Clair, the entire area offers elegant homes, splendid gardens, ivy-clad walls, venerable churches, impressive public landscaping, boat and yacht clubs, marinas, swimming pools and incomparable recreational facilities. Often compared to Newport RI, this exclusive land was selected by Detroit's auto barons for their impressive mansions and classic estates.
Over the decades, more modest but luxurious contemporary homes have tempered the ambiance of sheer opulence and exclusivity. The waterfront parks with marinas, pools, and recreational facilities form the focus of leisure hours. Boat regattas and water related events are commonplace, including a fishing rodeo for the younger set and scuba diving lessons. Few locales in southeastern Michigan can offer a more idyllic lifestyle than the Grosse Pointe Area, known for its lovely residential neighborhoods, good schools, select shops, and first rate services.