Grosse Pointe Woods is one of the five communities in the Grosse Pointe suburban area of Metropolitan Detroit, located in Wayne County, Michigan. Incorporated as a village in 1927 and later as a city in 1950, it is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and strong community services.

Featuring well-maintained public parks, a municipal pool, and a respected school system, Grosse Pointe Woods is attractive to families and professionals. Its housing stock includes a range of architectural styles, from traditional brick homes to larger, newer constructions.


The city covers an area of 3.25 square miles, all of it land according to the United States Census Bureau. Grosse Pointe Woods is situated northeast of Detroit, bordering the communities of Grosse Pointe Shores and St. Clair Shores. The city does not have a direct waterfront, but its residents enjoy access to Lake St. Clair through the private residents-only park, Lake Front Park.

The landscape is characterized by tree-lined streets and public spaces. The city’s layout reflects careful urban planning, with residential areas separated from the main commercial and business corridors.


Demographically, Grosse Pointe Woods is predominantly Caucasian with growing diversity. The area is generally affluent, with a high median family income and property values reflecting the desirability of the location and its amenities.

The population is well-educated, with a significant number of residents holding advanced degrees. This is mirrored in the city's public services and cultural offerings, which cater to a well-informed and engaged community.

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