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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Grosse Pointe is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 5,241. Grosse Pointe is in Wayne County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Grosse Pointe offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Grosse Pointe and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Grosse Pointe are highly rated.
About Grosse Pointe...
Population
5,241

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$325,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,167
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Grosse Pointe Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    38.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    77.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    135.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,473.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    4%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Grosse Pointe

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$95,887
National
$55,322

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Grosse Pointe Reviews

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I found living in Grosse Pointe, Michigan to be both beneficial and detrimental to my overall health. The community is very safe and beautiful. The schools are of amazing quality. It is a short drive to the city for work. All the grocery stores are practically next door. However, the people are not very open. I found it hard to form relationships with most of my neighbors. The children are wild and unruly. There is practically no diversity.
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Grosse Pointe is a lot like the sitcom, "Suburbia." It has very little diversity and a lot of drama. Parents are usually over-involved in students lives and the kids are generally competitive and a little stuck up. Though, of course, not everyone is like this. Having lived here my whole life, I've met plenty of families that do not fall into this category. The schools, as well, are fantastic and public and downtown Detroit is only 20 minutes away.
I grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. From a child standpoint, it was a wonderful place to grow up. The public school system was impeccable, and it was an incredibly safe neighborhood. It is a suburb for families, mostly middle class families. As I got older, however, I started to notice its' flaws. I lived with my single mother and 3 older sisters. We were not a wealthy family, to say the least, and therefore did not "fit in". I had found out my mother was completely segregated from social life with other members of the community because of her financial situation. Grosse Pointe is also not diverse at all, made up almost completely of white individuals like myself. There is no nightlife in Grosse Pointe, as many people my age joked that the city "shuts down" at 9 p.m. Overall, I think this city is a safe environment to grow up and attend school at, but it is not a place for the unwealthy or individuals without children.