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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.
    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.…
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.


    One of the fastest-growing cities in the state of Michigan is home to a wide variety of shopping, dining, lodging and entertainment options, all easily accessible from downtown Grand Rapids (14 minutes away) and the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (just outside the city limits). Family-friendly and culturally diverse, Kentwood is welcoming to all visitors.

    Where to Eat in Kentwood

    Choose from more than 80 restaurants of every kind, from global fast-food chains to homegrown independent eateries. Adventurous palates can enjoy ethnic cuisines including Bosnian, Chinese, French, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Mexican, Nepalese, Thai, Vietnamese and more …  all within the space of 20 square miles.

    Where to Shop in Kentwood

    The shopping experience in Kentwood begins at Woodland Mall, with 100+ famous brand-name stores, and extends to dozens more shopping options.

    What to Do in Kentwood

    Play all sorts of arcade games and watch big-screen sports at Dave & Buster’s.

    Visit Castaway Bay at Ramada Plaza – the mini waterpark includes an indoor pool and 180-ft high indoor water slide.

    Head to Sky Zone Trampoline Park for an indoor, “out-of-the-box,” fun workout.

    What to See in Kentwood

    See outdoor movies and concerts during the Summer Entertainment Series at the Kentwood branch of Kent District Library.

    See your kids squeal with delight on the Splash Pads at Veteran’s Park and Pinewood Park.

    See independent films and reduced-price second-run movies at Celebration! Cinema Woodland.

    Local Kentwood Favorites

    Cascade Winery/Jaden James Brewery features a wide assortment of wine, beer, cider and mead, all made in house.

    Kentwood Ice Arena offers public skating on Sundays.

    Kentwood Hidden Gems

    Asian Delight Marketplace, Kim Nhung Superstore, Korpo’s Imports African Market and Super Green Market are excellent sources of international grocery items.

    Both Jaycee Park and Old Farm Park feature challenging disc golf courses.