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Old 12-31-2008, 07:16 AM
 
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Can anyone who lives in Grosse Pointe Park tell me more about living in the area for a younger active family. We like the parks, the look and feel of the place, the proximity to shopping and a couple nationally recognized private schools. Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated. Also, how is communte on I-94 to and from Metro Airport on a daily basis?
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:59 AM
 
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Can anyone who lives in Grosse Pointe Park tell me more about living in the area for a younger active family. We like the parks, the look and feel of the place, the proximity to shopping and a couple nationally recognized private schools. Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated. Also, how is communte on I-94 to and from Metro Airport on a daily basis?
I don't live in Grosse Pointe Park, but I know someone who lives in the neighboring Grosse Pointe City. They say that they love living in the area, the proximity to Lake St. Clair, private schools, very good public schools, GREAT city services and parks. The only con that they can think about is it's proximity to Detroit's gritty east side neighborhoods. Otherwise it is a very beautiful area and the city is in desperate need of new younger families that are looking at moving into GPP.
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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I disagree with Dexter guy. GP Park is teaming with young families. I think it turned over generationally a few years ago. And there are TONS of options for kids, especially in the Park. First, it's one of the few communities where kids still play outside. You can go sailing, kayaking, water skiing, biking, etc. The GP Park Park has a gym, offers swimming classes, music classes, etc. Three Mile park has ice skating and a great playscape. There are good playgrounds at the schools, and at the Neighborhood club in the Village. The list goes on and on. My son is 19 months, so I know what there is to offer for the little ones more than older kids, but we are really happy. We now live in the City, but we were torn with a house in the Park because of all of the great options for our son.
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Old 08-29-2009, 01:14 PM
 
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Default Grosse Pointe Park is very cool.

It's unfortunate to say, but if the recession had not hit Detroit so hard (25% unemployment), houses in the Windmill Pointe Subdivision would not be affordale to the Middle Income Crowd--me. We started looking in 2004 in the 1200 block of Beaconsfield. By 2005 we were south of Jefferson, three blocks away fom Lake Saint Claire. By 2008, we were 4 blocks out of Detroit and one block from the water. We bought.
If you need to go to big box stores, you probably passs them on the way to somewhere. But I ride a bike to Fairfax Market, or up to the Village for Groceries. With a backpack or saddlebags, I can get all the big items home. Doctor, dentist, barber, park, pool, cinema, health club, church are all within biking distance.
I moveed bsck after 30 years. Great place!
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:58 PM
 
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I like Grosse Pointe Park. Great homes and nice parks, and in the GP South school zone (the better of the two GP high schools).

The only disadvantage is that you are very close to the Detroit ghetto, so I would recommend buying or renting away from the city border.
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:45 PM
 
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I live in Harper Woods which is the poor mans Grosse Pointe. I live 4 blocks from the Detroit border and it is a perfectly neighborhood. I don't have bars on my windows, I don't have Brinks home security, I have never been shot at nor heard gun shots, children play on my street all the time, elderly people walk their dogs early in the morning on my street, my house has never been burglarized, my car has never been stolen, I haven't been robbed, and their are people who drive their G body Monte Carlos with 20" chrome rims but if you condesend to speak with them, they are very good people. The longer I have lived in Harper Woods, the more I like it. Grosse Pointe Park only gets better, and its a bunch of bull about living close to Detroit. I personally chose Harper Woods over Grosse Pointe Park because I found the people prentious. Their too scared to go to Eastland but I walk their and sure there is some riff raff, but nothing to be too worried about.
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:24 PM
 
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I live in Harper Woods which is the poor mans Grosse Pointe. I live 4 blocks from the Detroit border and it is a perfectly neighborhood. I don't have bars on my windows, I don't have Brinks home security, I have never been shot at nor heard gun shots, children play on my street all the time, elderly people walk their dogs early in the morning on my street, my house has never been burglarized, my car has never been stolen, I haven't been robbed, and their are people who drive their G body Monte Carlos with 20" chrome rims but if you condesend to speak with them, they are very good people. The longer I have lived in Harper Woods, the more I like it. Grosse Pointe Park only gets better, and its a bunch of bull about living close to Detroit. I personally chose Harper Woods over Grosse Pointe Park because I found the people prentious. Their too scared to go to Eastland but I walk their and sure there is some riff raff, but nothing to be too worried about.
If you only knew.
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Huntington Woods, MI
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If you only knew.

If I only knew what? Please tell me about where I live and where and I grew up. I'm dying to hear it.
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:35 AM
 
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If I only knew what? Please tell me about where I live and where and I grew up. I'm dying to hear it.
Harper Woods isn't the little house on the prairie that you think it is. Consider yourself lucky that YOUR house hasn't been broken into or your car stolen. People are scared to go to Eastland and for good reason. Maybe you're just naive.
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Huntington Woods, MI
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Harper Woods isn't the little house on the prairie that you think it is. Consider yourself lucky that YOUR house hasn't been broken into or your car stolen. People are scared to go to Eastland and for good reason. Maybe you're just naive.

Maybe you're just paranoid. You can stay in your suburban compound. No one is forcing you to come down here. What's funny is, I've lived in Detroit, northern Michigan, and now Harper Woods and the only time I have dealt with crime and had my property stolen was when I lived in northern Michigan.

When did I say it was Little House on the Prairie? I was never a fan of the show, but I don't recall their being G Body Monte Carlos on 20's with loud systems cruising Walnut Grove. I guess my neighbors are lucky too since they haven't had their stuff stolen either. Maybe I just picked a lucky block?
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