Introduction to Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 3 miles S of St. Clair Shores, Michigan and 10 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan. The city is considered part of the Detroit metropolitan area. Grosse Pointe Woods has a population of 17,080.
Grosse Pointe Woods History
The present day city of Grosse Pointe Woods was incorporated as a village in 1927. At that time it was known as the Village of Lochmoor. In 1930 it was renamed the Village of Grosse Pointe Woods. It derived its name from a French term meaning "large point." Grosse Pointe Woods was reincorporated on December 11, 1950 as a city.
Grosse Pointe Woods and nearby Attractions
- Detroit Zoo
- Walker Tavern Historic Complex
- Eastern Market
- Dossin Great Lakes Museum
- Historic Fort Wayne
- Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Things To Do In Grosse Pointe Woods
There are several parks and playgrounds in Grosse Pointe Woods where you can spend your leisure time. These include the Ghesquiere Park, Sweeney Park, Jules De Porre Park and Chene - Trombly Park. The city is also close to the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit Zoo and Greektown.
Grosse Pointe Woods Transportation
You can avail air transportation from Detroit City Airport.
Grosse Pointe Woods Higher Education
The nearest colleges and universities are Macomb Community College, Marygrove College and University of Phoenix- Detroit Campus.