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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Heartside
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Southtown
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    Uptown
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.
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    The Chicago Tribune featured ArtPrize Eight in Grand Rapids, Michigan September 21 - October 9, 2016. Read the full Chicago Tribune article!...

    The 10 Best Craft Beer Towns in America  on August 18, 2016

    Matador Network named Grand Rapids one of "The 10 Best Craft Beer Towns in America". Click here for the full article....

    The Best Food City in Every State  on August 3, 2016

    Thrillist named Grand Rapids the best food city in Michigan in her article: "The Best Food City in Every State". Click here for the full article....

    Top 10 Most Hipster U.S. Metro Areas  on July 27, 2016

    Grand Rapids ranked #5 in infogroup's Top 10 Most Hipster U.S. Metro Areas. Click here for the full article....

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