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Areas of Interest

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Name of Place
Point Place Post Office
Toledo Public Library
Point Place Branch

Edgewater Elementary School
Ottawa River Elementary School
Shoreland Elementary School
St. John Elementary School
Detwiler Park
Bay View Park
Cullen Park
Friendship Park

Address
4445 N. Summit St.
2744 110th St.
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5549 Edgewater Dr.
4801 290th St.
5650 Suder Ave.
2729 124th St.

Phone Number
726-3631
259-5390
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726-2254
729-2121
726-3455
726-7761

Point Place, located on a peninsula overlooking the Ottawa River and Maumee Bay, was originally a location of summer vacation homes. At the turn of the century, Point Place was a resort area with beaches, amusement parks, and dance halls. The neighborhood was annexed by Toledo in the 1930s when a roadway finally connected it to the city.

Although some of Point Place’s housing dates back to being 1920's resort housing, most of the homes here were developed after World War II. Lined with multitudes of shade trees, the predominant architectural styles are ranch, split levels, and one or two-story cape cods. Point Place is the ideal place to live for those interested in water activities such as boating or fishing. This neighborhood is also home for many of Toledo’s yacht clubs. Other recreational areas are found in Point Place’s number of public facilities.

Cullen Park, situated on the mouth of the Maumee River, offers a public boat launch and fishing area. Detwiler Park, the largest in Point Place, features an 18-hole golf course, baseball diamond, basketball course, tennis courts, and a swimming pool. Bay View Park, next to Detwiler Park, has a golf course and a soccer field. Community Park, Friendship Park, Kleis Park, Ottawa River Park, and Riviera Park are smaller parks that help to give Point Place its recreational image.

Point Place is close to Alexis Road, a commercial strip for North and West Toledo residents. Many shopping centers, such as the North Towne Square Mall and the North Towne Commons Shopping Center provide goods and services to local residents. Smaller shops are also found in many other plazas lining the road.

Like in the 1930s, Point Place still enjoys its isolation from the rest of Toledo. Little residential area is found outside of the neighborhood’s bounds, though several major streets make travel easier. Point Place is close to Interstate 75, making for easy access throughout the metropolitan area. Summit Street, which runs parallel to the Maumee River, offers access to downtown Toledo. Alexis Road provides access to Toledo’s industrial sector as well as serves as a commercial strip. With the addition of the Buckeye Parkway, Point Place’s access to downtown will be improved by avoiding several railroad crossings on Summit Street.

Homes in Point Place, based on 1990 census data, average between $50,000 and $80,000, and have a high owner occupancy count of 80%. About 17,000 people live in Point Place, and their average annual household income, based on 1990 census data, is about $35,000.

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