The city of Eastpointe claims to be the “Gateway to Macomb County” and is located in Southeastern Michigan, U.S. The city has a residence of 34,077 people and the area was first settled by Irish and German immigrants in the 1830s. The area was once known as the village of Halfway because it is almost the halfway point of downtown Detroit and Mount Clemens. In 1929 it became the city of East Detroit. The city changed its name in 1992 as residents sought to disassociate with the nearby city of Detroit. Eastpointe is considered to be a bedroom community that hosts fun festivals such as Erin-Halfway Days Living History Festival, Summer Fest, and Music in the Park. Main attractions include The Murder Mystery Company and Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society.