Welcome to Grandmont, one of “Detroit’s Premier, Diverse Communities." Grandmont is a close-knit community of 800 homes, we pride ourselves as being “Detroit’s Home of Good Neighbors." The tranquil atmosphere of our family oriented community is deeply rooted in our serene, tree lined streets and the classic architecture of our houses. The neighborhood is home to Edison Elementary School and Ramsay Park.
This lovely community is served by the Grandmont Community Association (GCA). GCA publishes a monthly newsletter known as The Grandmonitor.
Grandmont’s annual events include a neighborhood-wide banquet, a home and garden tour, and the Grandmont Arts & Crafts Fair.
The message below is from the desk of Reverend Carl Zerweck, Executive Director of Rippling Hope:
Rippling Hope exists because wonderful caring and loving people like you contribute the majority of the funding that enables us to live out our ministry and mission. Donations make up 70% of our annual revenue.
That’s why we’re asking you to make a special gift to Rippling Hope in response to COVID-19. Every dollar you give will be matched up to $8,000. Consider tithing a portion of your stimulus check. You can send us a check, or donate directly from our Ioby project page: Rippling Hope Community Garden or Facebook page.
The City of Detroit changed ordinances covering barbecue grills in 2017, aiming to prevent accidental fires when grills tip over or flames lick too close to homes. Remember that it is now illegal to barbecue in front of your house. All grills must be set up either on the side or rear of your house. Also, it is illegal to grill under a roof or covered area, and grills must be set up at least 10 feet from a property line. Violations can lead to warnings or fines. If you or a neighbor suffer fire damage as a result of a code violation, your insurance policy may not cover your loss.
Friends of Grandmont, please allow me to introduce myself.
I’m Josh Engle, recently elected Grandmont board member and secretary of the radio patrol.
Despite owning my home in Grandmont for about 3 years I’ve lived in it for only the last 8 months. My house is a work in progress and as many of you know the work never seems to stop on these beautiful old homes.
I own a commercial construction and electrical company, but most of my career I’ve worked primarily on old homes similar to the ones of our fine neighborhood. Residential construction is what I became an expert in and what I’m mostly known for because of my roles as a general contractor on TV shows Rehab Addict and This Old House.
I’d like to take my experience in construction and do what I can to help our community by setting up a loose association of neighbors helping other neighbors with small handyman type tasks for people that either don’t have the skills or ability to do that task themselves
The annual Neighborhood Dinner, originally scheduled for April 18, has been postponed until December.
Did you know that Grandmont Community Association (GCA) has been awarding scholarships to our high school graduates since 1997?
This is the time of the year for charitable giving! Grandmont Community Youth and Education partnered with Edison Elementary School to donate coats and school uniforms for K-5 students. Special thanks to Principal, Mrs. Akeya Murphy and teacher, Mrs. Natelege Sims for allowing Grandmont Community to be a part of their village. We look forward to future partnerships such as: Tutoring services and 2020 Youth Expo. Happy Holidays!
Pictured are GCA Youth and Education Chair Mrs. Carla White-Smith with Mrs. Sims, and with Edison Elementary student.
“I just think that giving a child a chance and sharing what you have with a child is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, as well as a child.” Hillary Clinton
"Coach" Muhsin Muhammad is pictured at the Grandmont Patrol #4 Appreciation Dinner held at Christ the King Church on October 12, 2019. Coach Muhammad received a special plaque at the dinner commemorating his outstanding leadership of the Radio Patrol and years of service to the Grandmont community. Detroit Police Department Deputy Chief Todd Bettison spoke, and received an award in recognition of his management of radio patrols citywide. Also at the dinner, each Radio Patrol member received an embroidered polo shirt.
GCA's General Membership Meeting, held at Bushnell Church on September 17, 2019, was well attended. Of course, neighbors got to greet each other and meet new neighbors, but the meeting also featured guest speakers fielding questions from the floor on a variety of topics that are important to Grandmont. Hot topics included: speed bumps, the ImproveDetroit app, and Advanced Disposal.
Wow! We did it! We did it! You missed it! The Grandmont Community Association Youth Expo was an overwhelming success! This free, fun-filled, exciting event was held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Christ the King Church. We, the youth expo committee, demonstrated an ability to transfer our mission into reality by presenting community based programs, local organizations, and businesses that provide resources for family growth and development. In attendance, was a host of vendors, families, and friends. Thirty-five vendors offered quality helpful information such as ...
All of us, as well as the general public, greatly admire the accomplishments of our 2018 Honorees, Rebekah Long and Ria Reno. On Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, 19800 Grand River Avenue, a reception was celebrated in their honor with family, friends, and community members.