Downtown Grand Rapids offers eye-catching, unique architecture complemented by stunning cityscape views, fresh greenery, well-maintained walkways, and riverside walks. The downtown Grand Rapids area offers all of this within a ½ mile radius where walking and biking are highly encouraged and accentuated by the beautiful scenery.
Residents can access retail stores, restaurants, bars, offices, theaters, ice-cream parlors, and indoor sports centers in just a short walk from their homes. Without a doubt, downtown Grand Rapids is indeed the cultural and entertainment center of West Michigan and the hub for conventions, concerts and major events. The downtown area is also loved for the ample space it provides for both large and small gatherings.
Downtown Grand Rapids is an ideal living place for people looking to move to a city that offers a thriving city life. If you love living in a place where you can do business during the day and only be a short walk to nighttime entertainment, downtown Grand Rapids is your ideal place! The downtown area combines cultural diversions of a cosmopolitan city with remarkable recreation of an outdoor lifestyle.
There are SO many amazing businesses downtown Grand Rapids, but here are a few of our favorites:
- Sidebar: an exclusive, quiet bar elevating Grand Rapids’ cocktail culture
- Studio Park: a movie theater, music venue, restaurants, shops, apartments & more, this spot really offers something for everyone
- Downtown Market: the market hall offers a various culinary collective of butchers, bakers, fishmongers, and spaces to gather. There’s plenty of experiences to enjoy at the market as well, like cooking classes, community events, weddings, etc.
- Listen to this episode of the Living in Grand Rapids Podcast with more great local businesses.
It goes without saying the neighborhoods are nothing short of secure and full of serene condos, apartments, and homes suitable for anyone wanting to live in a society that is lively and welcoming. If you're in need of a downtown Grand Rapids realtor to find the right space for you, give us a call at (616) 330-2555 or fill out our contact form.