Grosse Ile Michigan - An Island Community Located in the Detroit River

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Grosse Ile is the largest island on the Detroit River. Located south of Metro Detroit, Grosse Ile is home to about 11,000 people who enjoy the easy access to the water for boating or the abundance of nature with the superior habitats for birds, mammals, and fish.  According to the United States Census Bureau, the township of Grosse Ile Michigan has a total area of 18.3 square miles, of which 9.6 square miles of it (52.6%) is land and 8.7 square miles of it (47.4%) is water. 

Grosse Ile is actually composed of twelve islands although the community is most often identified with the "main island" (which residents simply refer to as "The Island"). Grosse Ile's "main island" is technically two islands created by the Thorofare Canal, which runs on a diagonal course from east to west.  In all, more than a dozen islands comprise Grosse Ile Township.  The uninhabited islands include Calf, Celeron (Tawas), Sugar, Round, Dynamite (Powder House), Fox and Stony. Together they are known as the "conservation cresent." Stony and Celeron are owned by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The other islands are privately owned.

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To reach the island, visitors can travel by land, air, and sea. To drive, there are two bridges-the north end bridge is the privately owned Grosse Ile Toll Bridge and the other is the Wayne County Bridge (a.k.a. free bridge).  Grosse Ile is considered one of the best locations along the Detroit River to observe commercial shipping and pleasure boating.  Lake freighters and ocean going ships regularly pass near the east side of the island where the main channel of the Detroit River runs between Grosse Ile and Canada.

Homes on the island range from the affordable to the spectacular.  Many of the more elegant homes overlook the Detroit River on the Canadian side.  While there is on-going new construction, there are many older homes including five homes built 1840s to 1860s which are in the National Historic District on East River at Parkway. A dozen 1920s era homes are listed on the Michigan Register of Historic Places.  With the numerous canals and marinas, this is a community that definitely attracts those who love boating.  For more information about buying or selling real estate, visit Wayne County Real Estate.,_Michigan

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