Grand Rapids Neighborhoods

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Where nightlife, dining, shopping and events converge in an exciting big city experience. All within a 1/2 mile radius where walking is the norm and beauty abounds.

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Arena District

Live music, happenings, and sporting events take place here daily. With over 50 restaurants and multiple breweries and pubs, this part of town is hoppin' all day and night. 

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Division South

Grit, growth, and great creativity are hallmarks of Division South and Avenue for the Arts, the street's commercial corridor. Close to and mostly considered part of downtown, neighboring The Arena District, Division South boasts small galleries, clever dining, eclectic shopping, and interesting events.

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Heritage Hill

Dating to the mid-1800s and one of the country's largest urban historic districts, Heritage Hill features 1,300 dwellings representing more than sixty distinct architectural style.

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North Corridor

Cheshire Village, Creston, North Monroe, and more make up an area where a little restaurant near established neighborhoods are often big on flavor, technique, variety, and local sourcing.

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West Side

A little bit European, a little bit old-school, a little bit up-and-coming...From camels, carnivals, and coffee, to meat markets, museums, and Mexican restaurants, the West Side has a lot of character.


East Fulton, East Hills, Eastown, and Wealthy Street are the four decidedly different districts flavoring Uptown, a mile east of Downtown. Pedestrian and bicycle friendly, the easily walkable areas offer an eclectic mix of shopping, dining of all sorts, markets, arts, galleries, yoga, several coffee houses, and breweries.

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The founding of medical-research facility Van Andel Institute in 1996 jump-started a multi-billion dollar investment along Michigan Street just northwest of downtown. Today, this area is known as the Medical Mile and it is renowned as a world-class healthcare destination.

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This city four miles east of downtown Grand Rapids has been named one of America's Top 10 "Best Places to Live for Suburbanites" and one of "10 Great Cities to Raise Your Kids."

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The city's most up-and-coming neighborhood is a trendsetting hub of food, art and fun.