How do you like living on Grosse Ile?

How do you like living on Grosse Ile?

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Dearborn, MI

#1 Oct 24, 2008
Considering a move to the island and would enjoy hearing all of your comments both pro and con.

Thanks in advance!

~Milt :)
Violin Peddler

Trenton, MI

#2 Oct 28, 2008
Grosse Ile is a great place to live. It cost a little more to live here but we have a fantastic PD and FD. People when you get to know who is who are very friendly. There are a lot of trails, good biking and right now the homes are a bargain. Sadly, some of the old families can treat new comers as visitors however that is short lived. If you like a quiet place to live as you would in the country or have interests in boating it is an awesome place to live. Been here since 1989.

United States

#3 Nov 7, 2008
Milt wrote:
Considering a move to the island and would enjoy hearing all of your comments both pro and con.
Thanks in advance!
~Milt :)
You couldn't move to a better place! Grosse Ile has a small town feel to it, and I couldn't be happier. The school system is one of the best in the State, it has been voted safest community in Michigna twice, and it is a quiet place to live!
Obviously being surronded by the water, if you are a boater,(I am not) you will be in heaven. We have two private Country Clubs if you are in to that, as well as a public golf course all right here on the island. The convenience of having a grocery store and pharmacy so close is also nice. If you are interested in moving to Grosse Ile, now is the time as the local housing market in our entire area has made for a lot of bargin prices! I moved here in 1998, and it has been one of the better decisions I have ever made!
The only downer is Wayne COunty services our roads...side streets do not receive much of a priority for plowing in the winter, but the main roads are well maintained. That is the only complaint i have in 10 + years of island living!
OK place to live

Jacksonville, FL

#4 Dec 17, 2008
Left Grosse Ile 3 years ago to raise kids in Florida. The pollution and truck, train traffic scared us away. Nice place to live. Very clicky, but if you can get accepted you'll do ok. Secret is to volunteer at the schools. It goes a long way. Wanted our kids to have more opportunity and healthy lifestyle and felt Florida could deliver. Good time to buy a home on the island. Don't be afraid to put in a low ball offer someone will accept with the economy getting depressed.

“Can I play with your monkey?”

Since: Nov 08

Stand Still

#5 Dec 20, 2008
They have a good school system too (well as good as schools can be in this day and age).
John Galt

Holland, MI

#6 Aug 16, 2009
Grew up there. At the time, the schools where the best in the state. No more, but they are not bad by any means. Thought about moving back at one point, but then the realization it is next door to the armpit of the world, Wyandotte, was a real bummer.

With crash of the house prices, it might be worth looking into again. Nice General aviation airport on the southern end of the island.
Larry Salisbury

Pontiac, MI

#7 Aug 17, 2009
That place sucks I would rather live in detroit a bunch of nobody snobs!
GI guy

Dearborn, MI

#8 Feb 7, 2010
great place to live

Ypsilanti, MI

#9 Feb 12, 2010
Grosse Ile Schools are still the top in Michigan and the studnets are given a much harder curriculum than years before. So for whoever said the schools arent like they use to be, grow up. The island is a great place to live though.
ray hanson

Eastleigh, UK

#10 May 10, 2010
there have been alot of house robberies recently on the island and there are 2 sex offenders living on the island

Carlos Camelo Benavides

Address: 28538 Swan Island Dr.
Zip code: 48138
Crime: Criminal Sexual Conduct-3rd Degree (Person 13-15)
Sex: Male
Date of birth: 1977-04-27
Eye color: Brown
Hair color: Brown
Height: 5'07
Weight: 150
Race: White
Based on this official Michigan offender page

Todd Bryant Bagnall
Address: 19955 Meridian
Zip code: 48138
Crime: Attempted Criminal Sexual Conduct 2nd Degree (Multiple Variables); attempted Criminal Sexual Conduct 2nd Degree (Multiple Variables)
Sex: Male
Date of birth: 1962-10-25
Eye color: Blue
Hair color: Blond Or Strawberry
Height: 6'00
Weight: 225
Race: White
ray hanson

Eastleigh, UK

#11 May 10, 2010
house prices are low so good buy now, i sold up and left for uk last month best decision i made

Spruce Grove, Canada

#12 Apr 21, 2012
this place sounds like it sucks ill nevere live there as long as i live..........1111111111111111 111111111111111111111111111111 1111111111111111111111!!!!!!!! !!1
da bol

Southgate, MI

#13 Apr 5, 2013
This place does suck, for the sake of your kids, if you have any, don't move here. Devoid of culture, snobby people, and the lamest cops I've ever had the misfortune of meeting. Good luck being a newcomer

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