Grosse Pointe Park is a city in Wayne County, Michigan, bordering Detroit and situated along southern Lake St. Clair. With a population of 11,419, the city is the southernmost of the Grosse Pointe suburbs. The median home price in Grosse Pointe Park is $505,000, and the average property tax is $10,908. The average county tax rate is 2.16%, and the ZIP code for the area is 48230.
Originally incorporated as the Village of Fairview, the area that would become Grosse Pointe Park was later incorporated as a city in 1950 to protect itself from further annexation by Detroit. The city has a rich history, including its original incorporation as the Village of Fairview, which spanned from Bewick Street in the west to Cadieux Road in the east in Grosse Pointe Township.
The city covers a total area of 3.71 square miles, of which 2.17 square miles is land and 1.54 square miles is water, part of Lake St. Clair. It shares about 3.5 miles of borders with Detroit, and its third border on land is with the city of Grosse Pointe along Cadieux Road to the northeast.
Neighborhoods and Housing
The neighborhoods in Grosse Pointe Park are diverse, ranging from tightly-packed single- and multi-family brick houses to multimillion-dollar mansions. The west side of the city features mixed-use neighborhoods, where retail, schools, and churches are within close walking distance. The city is known for its large, architecturally significant homes, particularly on streets like Windmill Pointe Drive, Bishop, and Kensington, among others.
Points of Interest
The city includes a large neighborhood located on Windmill Pointe, marking the entrance to the Detroit River and the end of Lake St. Clair. It also features a large lakefront park with amenities like a pool, gym, movie theaters, and gathering spaces for residents only. Another notable park is Patterson Park, known for its skating rink and walking trails.
Grosse Pointe Park is served by the Grosse Pointe Public Schools, including Defer Elementary School and Pierce Middle School. The eastern Park is also served by Maire Elementary in Grosse Pointe in the Village district. There is one private school in the Park, the K-8 St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic School.
As of the 2010 census, the median age in the city was 41.8 years, and the average household size was 2.56.
Grosse Pointe Park offers a mix of historical charm, luxurious living, and a variety of amenities. Its high median home price and property tax reflect the affluent lifestyle of its residents. With its excellent educational institutions, historical landmarks, and proximity to Detroit, Grosse Pointe Park is an attractive place for those seeking a high standard of living.
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