Grosse Pointe Woods is a city in Wayne County, Michigan, located in the northeastern suburbs of Metro Detroit. The city has a population of 16,266 and is part of the Grosse Pointe collection of cities. It is unique among the Grosse Pointes for not having a waterfront on Lake St. Clair. The median home price in Grosse Pointe Woods is $273,000, and the average property tax is $5,897. The average county tax rate is 2.16%, and the ZIP code for the area is 48236.
Originally incorporated as the Village of Lochmoor in 1927, the city changed its name to Grosse Pointe Woods in 1939 and was incorporated as a city in 1950. Much of the city in its current form was built around and just after World War II, distinguishing it from older portions of Grosse Pointe.
The city covers a total area of 3.25 square miles, all of which is land. Although it doesn’t have a Lake St. Clair shoreline, the city owns a park in neighboring St. Clair Shores that is on the lake.
As of the 2010 census, the median age in the city was 45.1 years, and the average household size was 2.51. The average family size was 3.01.
Grosse Pointe Woods is served by the Grosse Pointe Public Schools, including three public elementary schools: Ferry, Mason, and Monteith. Most residents are zoned to Parcells Middle School in Grosse Pointe Woods. The city is also home to University Liggett School and Our Lady Star of the Sea School, a private Catholic K-8 school.
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While the city itself doesn’t have a waterfront, it owns a park in neighboring St. Clair Shores that provides lake access. The city is also home to several public libraries, including the Woods Branch of the Grosse Pointe Public Library.
Grosse Pointe Woods offers a blend of suburban tranquility and proximity to the amenities of Metro Detroit. Its median home price and property tax reflect a comfortable, middle-class lifestyle. With its excellent educational institutions and parks, Grosse Pointe Woods is an attractive place for families and individuals alike.