5.7 out of 10

St. Clair Shores

42.4869700857402 -82.8994963134909
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"St. Clair Shores – The Place to Be In the Summer"

My grandparents lived in St. Clair Shores for my entire childhood so I have always had a fondness for the area. Now the only time I go back is in the summer to eat and drink at some of the best establishments in Michigan including Fishbones Rhythm Kitchen Café and of course, the Beach Grill, which offers outdoor seating on the water as well as a few docks.

Crime rate is average here, mainly a lot of theft, but what do you expect when thousands of people venture to the bars and restaurants along the waterfront all weekend long to drink in the summer. You will find houses are quite moderate; a lot of one-story brick homes in tree-lined neighborhoods. If you want to see some of the most beautiful houses in the entire state, you will drive down Lakeshore Drive along the water and into Grosse Pointe Woods to marvel at some mansions.

The only thing that I find undesirable about St. Clair Shores is that depending on which way you are coming from, you have to drive through Roseville, Eastpointe, Fraser or Mt. Clemens to get there, none of which thrill me to pass through, especially because the potholes are nasty.
Pros
  • Great place to be in the summer
  • Fantastic bars and restaurants
Cons
  • Undesirable surrounding areas
  • Surprisingly high crime rate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers

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