Grosse Pointe


The City of Grosse Pointe is a community nestled along the shores of Lake St. Clair...a place where lovely homes grace tree lined streets. Residents are afforded a scenic waterfront park with two outdoor swimming pools and a private marina. The community offers excellent private and public schools, and an environment that is safe for both young and old.

The City's centrally located small business district is popular for its many quaint specialty shops and boutiques, salons, art galleries, coffee shops, and its assortment of interesting restaurants.


  • Established in 1893
  • Incorporated as a home rule city in 1934
  • Population: 5,421 (2010)
  • Area: 1.1 square miles
  • Education level: over 69% of adults have 4 or more years of college
  • The City of Grosse Pointe is 1 of 5 communities along Lake St. Clair that share a school system and often cooperate on common issues and projects
  • Collectively the "Grosse Pointes" have a population of approx. 50,000


The Grosse Pointe Public School System, shared with five neighboring towns, has a long tradition of academic excellence. It is consistently ranked among the top K-12 school systems in the nation. The system features top notch facilities and resources – including a planetarium and access to a statewide computer network for research. Grosse Pointe schools also boast a highly trained staff – more than 80% of classroom teachers have earned a Master's degree or higher. A majority of these educators live in the district. The immediate area also has a number of private schools, including University Liggett School and The Grosse Pointe Academy. Numerous daycare centers and preschools are within easy reach.


The Village, a unique three-block retail district on Kercheval Avenue, is home to some 40 stores and businesses that offer everything from sophisticated adult and children's clothing and jewelry to antiques, pet items, toys, art and paintings, frames, gifts, personal technology items, prescriptions and other everyday goods and services. Additional shopping is also available on Mack Avenue and on Fisher Road.

Several restaurants are also located in the Village offering shoppers a place to re-energize before or after their "retail therapy" trip! From elegant dining, a casual diner, family style restaurant and sports bar, asian cuisine, fine pastries, gourmet ice cream or bagels and coffee, there is something for every taste.


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Updated: 18th August, 2019 1:41 AM.