Pointes District

Lat: 42.38623
Long: -82.91178

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About Pointes District
 
The Pointes District is short for the “Grosse Pointes,” a collection of five small, well-established communities north of Detroit. Four of the five “Pointes” are located along the shores of Lake St. Clair and are linked by Lake Shore Drive. With the gentle waters of the Lake on one side, and the impressive and historic homes on the other side, Lakeshore Drive is one of the most spectacular drives in the country. Film makers have discovered this unique byway in a number of films, including Grosse Pointe Blank and more recently, Gran Turino.
 
Visitors to the Grosse Pointes will find some of the most distinctive homes Detroit anywhere. The history of this region traces its roots to the many industrial pioneers who chose to settle here since the 1800’s. 
 
Home to some of the grandest homes and great local shops and restaurants, these five small communities each boast their own charm and attractions. Bordered directly by Lake St. Clair to the east, this is an area you want to visit while on this section of the tour. Enjoy fantastic food, shopping, and relaxing strolls in each community.
 
Located on the shores of Lake St. Clair in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, the Grosse Pointe War Memorial was established as a center for enrichment in honor of veterans.  It is designated as a state and national historic site and is used for a variety of programs that focus on dance, art, music, theatre, health and personal enrichment as well as a multitude of children's and youth programs. 
 
A tour of the Pointes District today will take visitors along tree lined streets and into quaint retail areas filled with restaurants and boutiques. At the northern-most fringe of the District, you can discover and tour one of the great gems of a by-gone era—the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, better known as simply the “Ford House.” Located on 87 acres of vistas along the shore of Lake St. Clair, this was the private residence of Henry and Clara Ford’s only child Edsel and his wife, Eleanor. Its impressive landscaping includes meadows, rockwork and water components by Jens Jenson.  It is open to the public with special events, classes, lectures and tours, including the historic Gate Lodge Garage and a new Cotswold Café with an expanded affordable menu.
 
The Ford House is one of the not-to-be-missed year-round destinations that await visitors to the Pointes District.
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