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  • Destination
    Neighborhoods
  • 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.
    Author:
    Nichole Kladder

    Nichole is a social instigator and a huge advocate for the city of Grand Rapids. With a past in multimedia and communications she manages video marketing at Steelcase Inc. Nichole’s past work includes roles with Start Garden, ArtPrize, 5x5 Night, and the Detroit Pistons. She holds a B.A. in Communications from Western Michigan University and was named Top 40 Under 40 Business Leaders in Grand Rapids in 2012. She lives in East Grand Rapids with her husband where they raise their two children. You can follow along with them on their blog, www.midcitylove.com