Grosse Pointe Shores is the smallest of the five Grosse Pointe municipalities and is situated in Wayne County, Michigan, with a portion extending into Macomb County. It is recognized for its exclusive residential setting and notable for being home to the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club and the historic Edsel & Eleanor Ford House. Incorporated as a village in 1911 and later as a city in 2009, Grosse Pointe Shores is characterized by its luxurious lakeside estates and manicured landscapes.

The community offers a serene lifestyle with a focus on waterfront leisure activities and community events. It has a reputation for being one of the most affluent suburbs in the Metro Detroit area, with many homes enjoying direct access to Lake St. Clair.


Grosse Pointe Shores nestles along the shores of Lake St. Clair and covers an area of just over 1.1 square miles. While it is predominantly residential, the city’s terrain includes a significant stretch of scenic lakefront. The area is known for its well-preserved natural environment, offering residents picturesque views and tranquil settings.

The layout of Grosse Pointe Shores is planned to maximize the residential quality of life, with winding roads that follow the natural contour of the lakeshore, providing many homes with waterfront vistas.


The city's population is mainly Caucasian, and Grosse Pointe Shores is known for its high median income levels and property values, reflecting the exclusivity and affluence of the community. The residents tend to be professionals, many of whom work in Detroit or surrounding areas.

Educational attainment is very high in Grosse Pointe Shores, with the majority of adults possessing a bachelor's degree or higher. The community's commitment to education and the arts is evident in the support for local cultural institutions and educational programs.

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