Grosse Pointes Real Estate
If you are interested in purchasing or selling a home in any area of Grosse Pointe, the Tom Lipinski Team is your local expert. With many years of experience in the area, we are prepared to help you determine the right area for you and your family, as well as find you the home of your dreams. Get in touch with an agent today!
Located on the southwestern shore of Lake St. Clair, Grosse Pointe is a community of close-knit residential neighborhoods. The City is known for its stately tree-lined streets and lakeside recreational facilities. The picturesque retail district provides unique shopping and business opportunities – Grosse Pointe residents enjoy a distinctive small-town atmosphere, and yet are within easy reach of the nation’s fifth largest metropolitan area and the entire Great Lakes region. The result is a delightful mix of the traditional and the contemporary flavored with a strong sense of community. Certainly, this is why Grosse Pointe has a national reputation as one of America’s most charming small cities.
- 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
Shopping and Restaurants
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.
Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe, a full service medical facility with an emergency room, is located in the City; close by are Cottage Hospital in Grosse Pointe Farms and St. John Hospital in Detroit. Grosse Pointe residents also have access to two major medical research centers – the Detroit Medical Center and the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.
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.