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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Grosse Pointe Woods is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 15,559. 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
15,559

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$227,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,406
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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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
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    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
$97,711
National
$55,322

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My experience with Grosse Pointe Woods is overall great. I have lived nearby and it is the central hub city near me. I love walking my dogs in a nearby park or grabbing a coffee at a small local shop. A change I would like to see is the diversity of this neighborhood. Although Grosse Pointe Woods is a suburb of Detroit, it is a predominantly Caucasian neighborhood. I would like to see new types of restaurants, bringing a piece of new culture and cuisine to the area. I love trying to immerse myself in a new culture especially through languages and cuisine, thus, having a restaurant in the small suburb can bring a sense of adventure and a learning experience to the town. This is a city that I have grown up with and love, from little league, to bike rides with my friends, Grosse Pointe Woods has shaped me to be the person I am today.
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Grosse Pointe Woods is a lovely place to be in. You can take a walk down any street and marvel at the beauty of the houses and their surroundings. In addition, the sky over the lake is absolutely stunning in the mornings and evenings. Not only is Grosse Pointe a nice place to live because of its beauty, but also because the city takes very good care of its residents' safety. The police and safety department are always looking out for us and keeping our streets safe.

GPW is full of little shops, restaurants, and cafes for all your desires just up on Mack.
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!