Toledo Neighborhood Guide
Point Place Neighborhood Map
Areas of Interest
Name of Place
|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 Places 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 Toledos yacht clubs. Other recreational areas are found in Point Places 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 neighborhoods 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 Toledos industrial sector as well as serves as a commercial strip. With the addition of the Buckeye Parkway, Point Places 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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