City of Grand Rapids

“Grand Rapids is a city that will constantly surprise and delight you with authentic and unforgettable world-class experiences made easy, affordable, and friendly.” Experience GR

Business Development

The Downtown Area of Grand Rapids is ever-growing and developing, and will continue to do so with the Studio C! Project proposed to begin in early 2017. The project will include parking, housing, retail, and more. Another project that guarantees growth in the downtown area is GR Forward.  “GR Forward…is a community plan and investment strategy to transform the Grand River into a distinct asset and support the next generation of growth in Downtown Grand Rapids.” (via Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc.)

Additional development projects changing the face of GR,

  1. Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center
  2. New Holland Brewing Company
  3. Vander Mill Ciders
  4. West Side apartments on Fulton St. & Lake MI Dr.
  5. Waters Building
  6. Arena Place
  7. 616 Development Lofts on Alabama
  8. Founders Brewing Expansion
  9. Mid Towne Village Housing
  10. Eastern Village Housing
  11. Clancy Lofts
  12. Vista Spring Senior Housing
  13. Eastown Flats
  14. The Rowe

Grand Rapids School District Map


School Facilities

Grand Rapids is home to many great school districts, both private and public. More information on all of the schools in GR can be found on Kent ISD.



Parks & Recreation

Grand Rapids had many outdoor activities no matter the season, from golfing to canoeing. The city has 86 parks and is only miles away from dozens more. Grand Rapids is considered one the “best” walking cities and is also great for biking, hiking, and was rated the sixth most popular fishing city in the U.S. by Field and Stream magazine (2006). (via Experience GR)

Find your new favorite store, restaurant, museum, and festival amongst the hundreds of options the city offers.

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