Your Waterfront Home – on an Island!!
When we moved to Gibraltar 11 years ago, we knew nothing about the area. The city and its four islands in the Detroit River have been a well kept secret. It's been a great place to live, but we're selling the house and moving on – so we thought we'd let you in on the secret.
Gibraltar is a waterfront community on the river – just north of Lake Erie. From the boat lift in our back yard, we can look out over the last 2 or 3 miles of the Detroit River and into Lake Erie – it's that close to the lake. There are no bridges between our house and Lake Erie – in fact, several hundred boaters complete the Great Loop each year, and it's accessible from our boat slip! There are a lot of recreational opportunities in the area, including boating and fishing (as you'd expect) – but there are a host of other resources in the area as well.
For example, just south of Gibraltar is the 1,600 acre Lake Erie Metropark – with a wave pool, 18 hole golf course, marina and boat ramp, large sheltered picnic pavilions, and a host of other recreational facilities. A little further south of the Metropark is the 4,000 acre Pointe Mouille State Game Area – where ducks, geese, and other waterfowl are “intensively managed for public hunting”, as shown in this Michigan DNR video. If you'd prefer to shoot birds with a camera, head back up to the Lake Erie Metropark to take advantage of their extensive pedestrian paths and observation platforms for birding. It's also interesting to relax and watch freighters on the Detroit River from the benches or paved paths within the Metropark.
Many similar downriver resources are connected by paved DLGI pathways and canals, affording still other ways to enjoy the area.
Consider Living on an Island is a 4 page printable pdf document containing more Downriver information, as well as everything you ever wanted to know about the house. To read or print the document, you may need to download Adobe Reader.
We look forward to hearing from you!
I'm Dennis McNeely, a real estate broker. Sandi and I have enjoyed this house for many years – please call 734-864-3450 with questions or to schedule a visit. Click here to learn about the house, the schools that serve it, etc. – all the bits you'd normally expect to see in a real estate listing.