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Grosse Pointe Shores

Ford House Gate House

Grosse Pointe Shores was recently incorporated as a City from its original status as a Village. Founded in 1911 with only about 350 residents, today, according to the 2010 Census, there are 3,008 residents. The Shores is the second smallest of the Grosse Pointes with only about one and one half square miles in area. All of The Shores is located in a narrow strip that runs east and west along Lake St. Clair. There is no commercial district in Grosse Pointe Shores but there are two outstanding properties. The first is the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House which is a tax-exempt property that provides wonderful tours of both the historic house and grounds, Cotswold Café, concerts on the lawn and a variety of programs. It was also the first facility of its kind to offer “an app for that” with its iPhone tour application. The other property of interest is The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club which has been consistently voted the “Number One Yacht Club in North America”. The GPYC started as an ice boating club in 1914 and its dedicated members included some of the most prominent citizens of the era. A private club, its amazing Italian Renaissance clubhouse was built in 1929 and continues to provide a beacon along Lake St. Clair. The Grosse Pointe Shores residents’ only park is dedicated to provide great outdoor entertainment to all who come to visit. Interesting links that might assist you in obtaining more information about The Shores are:

Lakeshore Drive

Grosse Pointe Yacht Club