Nestled along the banks of Lake St. Clair, the City of St. Clair Shores is often called “The Gateway to the Great Lakes” or “The Boating Capital of the Michigan”. Whatever title you choose, make St. Clair Shores your homeport!
The city offers a retreat from the metropolitan rush and unlimited access to an abundance of recreational opportunities both on the land and on the water. Located in Macomb County in southeastern Michigan, St. Clair Shores is about 13 miles northeast of downtown Detroit. Centered on the intersection of I-94 and I-696 along its western borders, the city is within an easy drive to the entire tri-county area.
90% residential, St. Clair Shores boasts a family-friendly atmosphere with tree lined streets and well cared for homes. The Shores offers house hunters a variety of different styles of homes ranging from single family to lakefront to golf-course view condominiums. Recreation abounds for all ages and interests, from boating and water related sports to an 18-hole municipal golf course and two world class ice skating facilities.
Three complete award winning school districts and a number of private schools serve the educational needs of our residents. Curriculums are fully aligned with state standards and benchmarks and lay claim to modern technology and science facilities. In fact, St. Clair Shores students consistently post some of the highest MEAP scores in Macomb County.
Business development along the famed Nautical Mile and the ongoing revitalization of Harper Avenue brings a smorgasbord of restaurants, retail establishments and services to attract residents and visitors alike.
The City of St. Clair Shores also enjoys a reputation for providing exceptional city services. Three strategically located fire stations assure that an emergency vehicle will be on the scene within three to four minutes following a call. Over 90 Police officers work around the clock to keep St. Clair Shores one of the safest communities in Macomb County. First rate water and sewer facilities and a large, well-stocked library help make our services second to none.
St. Clair Shores is above all a place where people have time for people. Ask our residents and they will tell you that St. Clair Shores makes an extraordinary homeport for you, your family, or your business!