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  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Grosse Pointe Woods is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 15,678. Grosse Pointe Woods is in Wayne County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Grosse Pointe Woods offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Grosse Pointe Woods and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Grosse Pointe Woods are highly rated.
About Grosse Pointe Woods...
Population
15,678

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$205,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,429
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Grosse Pointe Woods 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
    38.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    32.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    264.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,109.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    77.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Grosse Pointe Woods

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$95,697
National
$55,322

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Grosse Pointe Woods Reviews

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I have lived in the Pointes for 22 years. Split between the Park and the Woods. I have lived in the Woods for 11 years. I am not originally from the Pointes, but I wouldn't call anywhere else home! The schools are great, crime is low, private parks are awesome and you can ride your bike anywhere you need to go. Restaurants, doctor, dentist, market, we have it all!
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Grosse Pointe Woods is often seen as a generic community filled with white and upper/middle class families of 4 plus members. All though this can be the case, it's a diverse community where people of all races and cultures come to live together. Size wise, the small radius can be a blessing or curse. Being close to your friends allows hanging out to be easy and a feeling of community. On the other hand, it can become toxic to be surrounded by the same people 24/7.
It's a very closed community, which isn't very accepting towards outsiders. There are also a lot of issues regarding diversity and acceptance of people who aren't similar to them. The positives however, are that the community is nice, and there are a lot of things to do such as visit the Henry Ford house, and the park is nice there is a large water slide, a recreational center, a boating marina. Even though there are positives they are overshadowed by the bigotry that the people mistake for beautification, and that often gets looked over, or the excuse of "keeping the property values up" this is done by keeping people who don't have money, or don't look like them out. But we have green lawns, and pretty flowers planted so who cares about things like that right?