Introduction to Eastpointe, Michigan
Eastpointe, Michigan, in Macomb county, is 3 miles E of Warren, Michigan and 10 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan. The city is included in the Detroit metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 34,077 people lived in Eastpointe.
Eastpointe, formerly known as East Detroit, was first settled in the 1830s by Irish and German immigrants. Since the settlement was halfway between the Macomb County seat at Mount Clemens and downtown Detroit, a post office set up in 1897 was given the name "Half-way." In fact, the area was initially incorporated as the Halfway village in December of 1924. A reincorporation took place in January 1929, and the Halfway village became the City of East Detroit.
Eastpointe and nearby Attractions
- East Detroit Historical Society
- Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
- Dossin Great Lakes Museum
- Erin-Halfway Days Living History Festival
- Goetz Park
- Detroit Zoo
Things To Do In Eastpointe
Travelers to Eastpointe can take a look around the East Detroit Historical Society, which provides interesting background information regarding the history and culture of this area. The Dossin Great Lakes Museum and the Detroit Historical Museum are other places one can pay a visit to. The Goetz Park and the Detroit Zoo are ideal places to take children to. The city also hosts a number of festivals including the Summer Fest and the Erin-Halfway Days Living History Festival.
Air transportation is available from the Detroit City Airport.
Eastpointe Higher Education
Residents of Eastpointe can attend the Macomb Community College for higher education. Other institutes nearby include the University of Phoenix-Detroit Campus and the Lawrence Technological University.