The Grosse Pointe Area
Whether you are new to our area or just returning home this helpful page will give you full descriptions and websites of the different areas of Grosse Pointe including the beautiful parks and local shopping. GPA has included some video tours of the area, please browse this section for actual footage of beautiful 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, a private marina, and its two outdoor swimming pools. This community takes pride in its excellent private and public schools and the city strives to offer an environment that is safe for both young and old. Downtown Grosse Pointe shopping is done in The Village
. A mixture of quality, fashion, convenience and is A unique shopping community along Kercheval Avenue between Cadieux and Neff.
GROSSE POINTE FARMS
is a beautiful, upscale, suburban community on the shores of Lake St. Clair in southeastern Michigan. Since its establishment in 1892, Grosse Pointe Farms has become one of the premier neighborhoods in the country. The Farms is recognized for excellence in its schools, the quality of its housing stock, the safety and welfare of its citizens and its commitment to the special enhancements that make a city a community. The focal point of the City's recreational activities is Pier Park, located on Lake Shore Road at the foot of Moross Road. The facilities include: Beach, Marina, Pool and wading pool, Bathhouse, Four tennis courts, Two sand volleyball courts, Shuffleboard courts, Basketball courts, Picnic area and shelter and Concession. This is a nice YouTube video showing a GPF home decorated for the Grosse Pointe South High Schools Holiday House Walk.
There are two resident only parks located inside of the city of GPP: Windmill Pointe and Patterson Park:
Windmill Pointe Park located at Barrington and Windmill Pointe Drive, this is where the majority of recreational programs originate and are carried out. Facilities include an Olympic size swimming pool - equipped with a handicap accessible chair lift that can lower swimmers with disabilities into the pool, wading pool, bath house, the marina, a fishing pier, a privately operated concession stand, four lighted tennis courts, two sand volleyball courts, two horseshoe pits, playground equipment, picnic tables and grills. Also located at Windmill Pointe Park are the Tompkins Community Center and the Lavins Activity Center. The Tompkins Community Center can be reserved for parties, receptions, baby showers, etc. The Lavins Activity Center houses the Okulski Family Theater, the Meade Fitness Center and the Golden Family Gymnasium.
Patterson Park is located at the foot of Three Mile Drive and Essex. In 1993, the George H. Helm Boardwalk along the shoreline of Lake St. Clair was opened, and offers a splendid view of the surrounding area at any time of year. The boardwalk is beautifully landscaped, lighted, and handicapped accessible. For safety and maintenance reasons, no bicycles or rollerblades are allowed on the boardwalk. Patterson Park is the passive park. Facilities include grills, picnic tables, a covered picnic shelter, a splash pad, five regulation tennis courts, a playground playscape, a basketball court, nature trail, exercise course, a covered pavilion and lake access for non-motorized watercraft, such as windsurfers and sailfish. Winter activities include: ice skating, sledding, and cross-country skiing. The zamboni keeps the ice well groomed for ice skating all winter. A gate guard works year round. Shopping in Grosse Pointe Park can be done on Kercheval where coffee, juice, sushi and pizza can be found.
GROSSE POINTE SHORES
is Portrait of Unique Beauty and Community Pride. This community was incorporated in 1911 as a Village, with about 350 residents. It lies just north of the City of Detroit and is about one and a half square mile in size. The Shores is the smallest of the five Grosse Pointe communities and the only one to be zoned for single family dwellings only. It is still a small community, currently with approximately 1100 households, about 3000 residents. Grosse Pointe Shores is proud to be the home community of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, which is tax exempt, and the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, the Shores' only commercial property.
The City of GROSSE POINTE WOODS
was originally incorporated in 1927 and was known as the Village of Lochmoor. In 1939, the Village of Lochmoor became the Village of Grosse Pointe Woods and on December 11, 1950, was incorporated as the City of Grosse Pointe Woods, a Home Rule City. The city covers an area of 3.28 square miles.
The city operates under a Council-Manager form of government established by the City Charter, adopted by voters in 1950. This efficient format divides government into policy-making and administrative functions and has an organizational structure similar to a business.
The residents of the city are the highest government authority. They delegate this authority to representatives they elect every four years. Similar to a Board of Directors of a corporation, the City Council composed of the mayor and six council members, is responsible for determining policies and adopting ordinances needed to maintain the health, safety and welfare of the citizens.
Input provided by various advisory boards and commissions is a valuable resource. Citizens show interest in the community not only by voting, but also by taking an active part in the policy-making process. There are 15 boards or commissions established to address. Some function in an advisory capacity, making recommendations to the City Council; others review problems and petitions from residents and offer recommendations based upon local regulations and ordinances.
Mayor Robert E. Novitke is particularly proud of commission and board members who serve the city on numerous occasions. These dedicated citizens have been honored for their allegiance and inestimable contributions to maintaining one of the finest communities in the nation.
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GrossePointeBiz.com A really nice business and service directory for all of the Grosse Pointes!
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