Heritage Hill is a neighborhood just east of downtown Grand Rapids. Heritage Hill has been recorded as one of the largest urban historic districts in the United States. It features a record 1,300 homes that date back to 1843 and serve as the best reminder of the 19th and 20th centuries finest collection of houses built in these time periods. Heritage Hill just like the name depicts features almost every style of American architecture including the Greek Revival, Colonial Revival, Chateauesque, Queen Anne, Shingle Style, Prairie, and many more.
The neighborhood is also equipped with a public museum and two prairie style homes designed in 1908 by Frank Lloyd Wright. Heritage Hill holds a fantastic history and is known as one of the most popular restored neighborhoods within the country. Much of the neighborhood has been converted into modern-style apartments and it makes a great place to live if one is interested in owning a piece of history and pure urban beauty.
The neighborhood also boasts many local businesses, here are a couple of our favorites:
- Parsonage Inn - A historic bed and breakfast in a stunning Queen Ann Heritage Hill home.
- Beijing Kitchen - A classic Chinese restaurant with a lunch buffet.
- Lafayette House - Lovely, cozy bed and breakfast in a bright Heritage Hill home.
The homes featured in Heritage Hill once belonged to judges, lumber barons, legislators, and teachers of the ‘20s and ‘30s who contributed to the area’s abundant and fruitful future that makes Heritage Hill quite the spectacle. Just like every historic district, the Heritage Hill neighborhood features a mix of all kinds of American Architecture making it a joy for residents and visitors to walk around and marvel at the homes and their rich history. People relocating to the Heritage Hill area will revere the area’s first-class neighborhood and its hundreds of unique and architecturally significant structures.
Heritage Hill Homes
Historically, Heritage Hill was the first neighborhood of Grand Rapids. Being within minutes of the central business district, residents can easily walk to downtown Grand Rapids and access everything the city has to offer. If you are looking to relocate to Heritage Hill, you will be happy to know the area is comprised of students, professionals, renters, homeowners, and artisans who live harmoniously. The diversity of the area makes it an ideal lifestyle for people of all backgrounds to live in a thriving community with no borders.
While being close to the city of Grand Rapids, Heritage Hill is a safe community. The association of Heritage Hill actively promotes neighborhood watch and performs free apartment security surveys. May Group Realtors firmly believe that this one of a kind community is a ‘must-see’ for all who are interested in history, unique architecture, and a diverse community.
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