Hundreds of visitors crowded the North Rosedale Park Community House on Sunday, May 5 for the 8th Annual Neighborhood Open House. Visitors were able to view 12 homes for sale, ranging in price from $45,000 to $137,000, as well as one home for rent. Bikers from Wheelhouse Detroit joined neighborhood residents for a bike tour of the area, while bus tours oriented guests to the rich history of Grandmont Rosedale.  Our community really shone, thanks to countless hours of cleanup by residents, GRDC staff, and  City of Detroit employees, who cut the grass on islands and berms, cleaned streets, cleared brush, removed trash from the freeway service drive, and conducted special bulk pickups prior to the event.

Recognition and thanks also go to the 56 Open House volunteers who greeted and registered guests, served as tour guides, made popcorn, prepared refreshments, entertained children, blew up balloons, erected signage, manned tables, answered questions, and gave a welcoming face to the neighborhood.  They join the sponsoring associations—North Rosedale Park, Rosedale Park, Grandmont, Grandmont #1 and Minock Park—along with GRDC, Robinson Realty & Management Group, Grandmont Rosedale Lending Solutions, Macedonia Baptist Church, Dusing Security, PNC Bank, Grandmont Rosedale Learning Center & New St. Paul Church, and John Cash State Farm, in making this year’s Open House an outstanding event.

Thirty percent of attendees came from 32 communities outside of Detroit or out of state, while 70% came from zip codes all across the city.  We expect to welcome some of them as our new neighbors.  A few of the homes already have offers.

To see photos from the 8th Annual Neighborhood Open House please click here: Open House Photos 

By Marsha Bruhn, for the Open House Committee:  Cheryl Davis, Tom Goddeeris, Kevin Johnson, Becki Kenderes, Rose Love, Mary McLeod, Jim Murphy, Carolyn Nash, Frank Raben, Mary Sue Schottenfels, and Tess Tchou. Photos courtesy of David Legg and Jerry Webb.