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Grosse Ile…

...The Island Township with a different frame of mind

Grosse Ile – the ‘Big Island’ actually is an island township of just over ten square miles surrounded by the Detroit River. While still something of a secret, you will feel it as you cross the bridge: Grosse Ile is the perfect place to live, raise a family, recreate, and relax amid North America's only International Wildlife Refuge. Among the 10,000 residents are college-educated professionals, artists, students, craftsmen and entrepreneurs.

The distinct natural beauty of the eleven islands that comprise Grosse Ile Township includes river and lake-frontage, marshlands, forests, canals, and Open Space preserved for future generations. This natural beauty can be enjoyed via a bike path and trail system throughout the island where deer and bald eagle sightings are common.

Grosse Ile Township was rated #38 among America's "Best Places to Live" by CNN/Money Magazine in 2009, and we have only improved since then. Island residents enjoy a variety of recreational and community activities all within a short commute to the professional sports, cultural, business, economic and manufacturing centers of Metropolitan Detroit. Safewise, a nationwide safety and security advisor, recently proclaimed Grosse Ile Township as Michigan’s Safest City and Grosse Ile has been in the top ten safest cities for nine of the last ten years. With unsurpassed public safety, thanks to our well trained and equipped Police and Fire Departments, Grosse Ile is your obvious choice if your family’s security is important.

Grosse Ile Township has one of Michigan's top school districts. Our high school offers a variety of classes with an emphasis on college preparatory areas. Our graduation rate is 98%, and 97% of our current graduates are enrolled in college. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) opportunities are available to K - 8 students and middle school students can earn high school credit for math and world language. Grosse Ile Schools also offer an exceptional athletic department and a variety of diverse clubs - over 70% of our students in grades 6-1 2 participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities, all in a safe learning environment. We take pride in graduating well prepared young adults that will become tomorrow’s leaders. So - if Island Living appeals to you - a tranquil community with abundant natural beauty, a wide range of amenities, activities for the whole family, unsurpassed public safety, a top-ranked school system and suburban convenience - then come discover Grosse Ile.

Come discover Grosse Ile: • a tranquil island community • abundant natural beauty • wide range of amenities • unsurpassed public safety • top-ranked school system • suburban convenience


"Michigan’s Safest Community" by Safewise (2017)

#38 among America’s

“Best Place to Live” by CNN/Money Magazine (2009)

ADDENDUM — Grosse Ile Township

Area: 10.4 sq. miles Economic Base: Primarily residential with markets and shops to support

suburban living Government: General Law Township, Supervisor - Board of Trustees

Location: The largest island in the Detroit River. Considered a “Downriver” community, it is the Center of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. Housing: Median Sale Price $233,000 (August 2018) Median Income: $87,062 Population: 10,012 (July 2017) Library: Trenton Veterans Memorial Library, 2790 Westfield, Trenton 48183

(734) 676-9777, Medical Services: Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, Trenton Newspaper: Herald (twice weekly), Grosse Ile Grand (monthly), Trenton Trib and Beacon (monthly).

Protection: Police and Fire/Rescue Dispatch (734) 676-7100, Full 911 capability for emergencies. Parks and Recreation: Waters Edge has 2 outlooks on Detroit River. Amenities include 9-hole golf course, outdoor pool, full service deep water marina, kayak launch, skating rink, and sand volleyball court. Recreation Department offers programs and classes for all ages. (See newsletter online.) Post Office: 8841 Macomb St., Grosse Ile 48138, (800) ASK-USPS Schools: Grosse Ile Township (See “Education” section) Tax Rates in Mills (2018): Homestead 46.2677, Non-Homestead 62.2460 Utilities: DTE (gas and electric), Comcast and Wide Open West (WOW), AT&T. See “Basics” TOWNSHIP OFFICES:

Grosse Ile 9601 Groh Rd., Grosse Ile 48138 (734) 676-4422, 13

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