Introduction to Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Grosse Pointe Farms History
Grosse Pointe Farms, an affluent suburban city, is also a part of the Detroit metro area. The county, the first to be created during the formation of the Northwest Territories, was named after "Mad Anthony Wayne," an American General. Officially incorporated in 1796, Grosse Pointe Farms is situated near St. Claire Lake and is surrounded by Grosse Pointe in the west, Detroit in the north and Grosse Pointe Shores in the northeast.
Grosse Pointe Farms and Nearby Attractions
- Grosse Pointe War Memorial
- Chandler Park Family Aquatic Center
- Eastwood Park
- Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
- Jefferson Beach
Things To Do In Grosse Pointe Farms
Grosse Pointe Farms offers a number of recreational facilities. Several points of interest include the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, the Pier Park Harbor, Kerby Field, and Pier Park. The Jefferson Beach is another popular attraction for beach lovers, and Eastwood Park and Spindler Park offer outdoor recreational opportunities to visitors of all ages. Other interesting places to visit are the Detroit Zoo, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, the Children's Museum, the Grosse Pointe Children's Theater, and Lake St. Clair. Chandler Park Golf Course also provides opportunities to play golf.
Grosse Pointe Farms Transportation
The nearest major airport is Detroit City Airport.
Grosse Pointe Farms Higher Education
The closest colleges to Grosse Pointe Farm include Macomb Community College, Wayne State University, Marygrove College and University of Detroit Mercy.