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Grand Rapids has 8 distinct destination neighborhoods to explore each with their own personality. We invite you to explore each one.  Here's a taste of these great destination neighborhoods.

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Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping, and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.

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Grit, growth, and great creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique gallerie, clever dining spots and many pleasant surprises. 

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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.

North Quarter Neighborhood IconNorth 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.

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West Side

From camels and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.

Uptown Neighborhood IconUptown

An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants, and entertainment venues reflect this area's friendly, funky, fabulous character. 

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Medical Mile

This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.

South Town Neighborhood IconSouthtown

Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops, and events.