East Grand Rapids Community

East Grand Rapids is a thriving city in Kent County. East Grand Rapids is a city suburb that sits around the shores of Reeds Lake, a stunning all sports lake. Families of East Grand Rapids love that the East Grand Rapids public school system is situated throughout the center of the city.

The school system has three elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school right downtown. The schools cater to approximately 300 students offering them rigorous academic programs, wonderful opportunities in the arts, and co-curricular activities. The East Grand Rapids public school system proudly boasts that its success stands as a model structure of the entire US nation receiving local, state, and national accolades, honors, and awards due to the high stands of education in both curriculum and extracurricular activities.

At the heart of East Grand Rapids lies Gaslight Village, a lively area with boutique businesses, trendy restaurants, and other local service providers. From live music to artisan markets, the area hosts many events that bring the community together. In Gaslight Village, you’ll find any product or service you’ll need from fresh produce and a nutritious shake to nail salons and dental services.

Some of our favorite businesses in the area include:

  • MIX - A family-owned and operated healthy juice & shake shop with an evolving menu.
  • Bowdies Chophouse - An upscale, chophouse with a small variety of land and sea animal-focused meals.
  • Davi Nails and Spa - A full-service nail salon focusing on manicures and unique pedicures.
  • Listen to this episode of the Living in Grand Rapids Podcast with more great local businesses.
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Why East Grand Rapids?

Other than its great schools, East Grand Rapids is a city that experiences great weather patterns in the spring, summer, and early fall. For nature lovers, the city is surrounded by lakes, hiking trails, bike paths, and is only a short drive to the shores of Lake Michigan. The area is surrounded by lots of inland lakes and rivers which makes it a magical city that combines nature and city-suburban life harmoniously. Many residents who live in East Grand Rapids appreciate that car traffic is not an issue and they are able to easily commute to wherever they work in the Grand Rapids area. The community in East Grand Rapids is very philanthropic and charitable. Furthermore, the area is revered for its best economic and business climate in the state. East Grand Rapids is home to some of the county’s best private and charter schools.

East Grand Rapids is perfect for anyone looking towards a suburban lifestyle! To learn more about homes for sale in East Grand Rapids, get in touch by calling us at (616) 330-2555, or using our contact form.