About Grosse Pointe
Nestled along the shores of Lake Saint Clair, Grosse Pointe is a luxurious waterfront community known for its historical architecture, luxury manors, tree-lined streets, and its spectacular culture. Residents in all of the 5 Grosse Pointes enjoy a country-club lifestyle every day with access to the finest amenities in all of Michigan. Voted as one of the top communities in the nation, Grosse Pointe offers incredible waterfront amenities, shopping, recreation, parks, architecture, entertainment and more. You can find the latest Grosse Pointe homes for sale listings below, and read more about Grosse Pointe and its extraordinary amenities below.
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Experience luxurious lakefront living along the beautiful shores of Lake St Clair while discovering the exquisiteness of Grosse Pointe real estate. This scenic waterfront community is known for its tree-lined streets and lakeside recreational facilities. It's early architecture dates back to 1893, so when looking for Grosse Pointe homes for sale, you will see an abundance historic manors mixed in with newer luxury homes.
This affluent neighborhood is a 10.4 square mile community that is actually comprised of 5 separate "pointes". Each of the Grosse Pointes has a rich history that contribute to the overall charm of this incredible neighborhood. Known collectively as "The Pointes" or simply Grosse Pointe, they include:
1. Grosse Pointe Park
The southernmost of the Pointe communities, Grosse Pointe Park real estate is what has made Grosse Pointe world-famous. Grosse Pointe homes for sale in this area feature an incredible collection of historic architecture with superior craftsmanship that are sited on large, spacious lots behind tree-lined streets.
Its two lakefront parks grant a full range of recreational activities to residents. The Windmill Pointe Park and Marina has full-sized slips that can accommodate up to 269 watercraft. The park includes:
- Olympic sized swimming pool
- Wading pool
- Bath house
- Fishing pier
- Concession stands
- Four lighted tennis courts
- Two sand volleyball courts
- Two horseshoe pits
- Playground equipment
- Picnic tables and grills
Grosse Pointe Park has two excellent elementary schools and a middle school with an indoor swimming pool that serve the population of about 15,000.
2. Grosse Pointe
Grosse Pointe, or "The City", is home to just over 6,000 residents and is about one square mile in size. Small but mighty, this area is popular because of its access to shopping in the famous "The Village".
The City has a vibrant and remarkable sense of community driven by dedicated community organizations. It hosts many recreational facilities, including 3 baseball diamonds, a waterfront park, and a marina.
Grosse Pointe has one elementary school, and many after school programs for children of all ages.
3. Grosse Pointe Farms
One of the largest of the five Pointes, Grosse Pointe Farms is a beautiful upscale community, home to about 11,700 residents.
A hub for country-club style recreation, residents are avid tennis players, golfers, and sailors. It is home of the Country Club of Detroit, a private club that has one of the finest golf courses and tennis facilities in the nation.
Grosse Pointe Farms homes for sale are often listed as luxury homes, due to their incredible craftsmanship, exquisite detailing, and lavish landscaping.
4. Grosse Pointe Shores
Often referred to as the 'Gold Coast', Grosse Pointe Shores homes for sale are generally newer luxury homes build on subdivided old estate grounds.
Featuring distinctive architecture with historical detailing, Grosse Pointe Shores real estate is often hard to find. When prospective homebuyers do find their ideal home in this area, they should expect to find other bidders quickly on their heels.
It is not hard to see why Grosse Pointe Shores represents the ideal community for many. From the stunning architecture of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club to the city's crowning centerpiece, a 187-foot tall magnificent bell tower, Grosse Pointe Shores is truly one of the most breathtaking communities in the entire country.
5. Grosse Pointe Woods
Covering 3.2 square miles, Grosse Pointe Woods is home to 22,275, putting it as the most populated of all of the pointes.
Recently named by Business Week as the "Best Affordable Suburb in Michigan", and the "Sixth Best Place to Raise a Family", by wallethub.com, Grosse Pointe Woods is being noticed throughout the country as a great place to live.
A thriving community, there is an abundance of amenities and recreation in this small suburb. Grosse Pointe Woods real estate is an affordable price point for those looking to live in this desirable area.
Grosse Pointe Homes For Sale
Beautiful waterfront, luxurious amenities, and incredible schools are just a few reasons why Grosse Pointe real estate is the most highly coveted properties in all of Michigan.
Each of the five Pointes offer unique advantages of their own, however the grace and beauty of the area remains the same throughout. Tree-lined streets enhanced by immaculately manicured lawns are the standard in these neighborhoods.
With the long architectural history of the area, homes vary in design, size, and price. Grosse Pointe townhomes for sale start around $60,000, whereas an 8,000 square foot luxury home is priced at around $8,000,000, with a myriad of single-family homes priced in between.
The Grosse Pointe housing marking continues to see trends in slight rises in prices, with the median home being priced just under $200,000. Homes on the market tend to sell quickly, with recent trends showing a downward shift in days on the market. The average price per square foot sits at about $124, showing a that the market has held fairly steadily over the past year.
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan: Lifestyle and Amenities
If you are not looking at Grosse Pointe real estate for its architectural value, then you are surely looking because of the amazing lifestyle and amenities it affords. From the putting green to the waterfront, there is no shortage of enticing ways to spend your leisure time in Grosse Pointe.
The highlight of the community, Grosse Pointe stretches along the shores of Lake Saint Clair. This freshwater lake is nestled between the Michigan shores and the shores of the Canadian province of Ontario.
Part of the Great Lakes system, it connects Lake Huron with Lake Erie along with the Saint Clair and Detroit Rivers. With a total surface area of 430 square miles of uninterrupted waterway, there is no shortage of water to explore for Grosse Pointe residents.
Waterfront amenities are present in each of the Pointes, with yacht clubs being the earmark of each community.
In Grosse Pointe Shores, the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club is a private marina and sailing club that is a well-known landmark in the area. With an intrinsic historical value, its facilities are listed on the National Register of Historic places.
When entering the clubhouse, you are ushered through a 50-foot foyer through to an impressive rotunda, which directs you to different points in the club. The club houses 3 restaurants: The Main Dining Room, The Spinnaker Room, and the Binnacle Room are are nationally acclaimed establishments.
Seeing many updates in recent times, this harborside attraction has seen their membership quadruple over the past few years. It now offers 308 boat wells, and has six clay lighted tennis courts which have been known to be frequented by celebrity tennis players.
A view of the club can also be seen as the background to the rolling credits in Clint Eastwood's film, Gran Torino.
Not to be outdone, Grosse Pointe Farms' Crescent Sail Yacht Club is a club tailored exclusively towards sailors. With the only power boats allowed being the regatta workboats, seeing this club from the waterfront is impressive to say the least.
Membership at this coveted club is hard to obtain, as Crescent sailors are known on to be champions on various racing circuits. Sailors from this club hold national and international trophies in many classes, and are celebrated during the annual DRYA regatta, one of the best attended events of the year.
Grosse Pointe is a haven for a variety of recreational pastimes. Outside of sailing, Grosse Pointe residents are known for their love of country-club sports.
Golfers are abundant in Grosse Pointe, and a favorite attraction is The Country Club of Detroit. Established in 1897, this private country club is located in Grosse Pointe Farms.
The club has twice hosted the US Amateur, including the 1954 event when Arnold Palmer won his first USGA title. Events since have drawn many champions to the green, including Phil Mickelson and Mark O'Meara.
The Lochmoor Golf Club and Grosse Pointe Hunt Club in Grosse Pointe Woods is a century old family oriented country club. It's centerpiece is its 6,900 yard championship golf course. It also features a state-of-the-art fitness facility and a top-rated swimming program, making it recognized as one of the premier private clubs in the Detroit metropolis.
Grosse Pointe offers an abundance in shopping outlets, but none are as prominent as the shops at Kercheval-on-the-Hill.
Beautiful storefronts border the tree-lined streets, offering residents access to everything from artisan fare to clothing and apparel.
Each of these locations contributes to the culture of the area, and often host events alongside their regular shopping and dining businesses.
The Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe presents a sophisticated menu alongside amazing performances by jazz greats. The Hill Seafood & Chophouse is known for both its service and excellent cuisine. They host a daily happy hour during the long patio season.
Racing for Kids is a local charitable organization located on The Hill, that features celebrity racecar drivers who raise funds for hospital equipment and care while visiting the children during their hospital stays.
Grosse Pointe Schools
The Grosse Pointe public school system is known for producing golfing state champions. Beyond incredible sports programs, this district is known for its excellent academic programs, with 13 out of its 14 schools receiving above average ratings.
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