Downtown Grand Rapids

Downtown Grand Rapids Real Estate – Homes and Condos

General Information

Downtown Grand Rapids If Grand Rapids really is the shining beacon of West Michigan, then downtown Grand Rapids is the super-charged engine that powers it. What a difference a decade makes. Grand Rapids is a small, modest city with a population of 200,000 and a couple of decades ago we were headed in the wrong direction. Fortunately, Grand Rapids has a wealth of business leadership, great public-private cooperation and local philanthropists that care about the city. Because of this, Downtown Grand Rapids shows signs of growth all around from a growing residential real estate market, which is led by some truly exceptional downtown Grand Rapids condos, the Heritage Hill Historic District and the Grand Rapids Medical Mile on Michigan St.

There is so much happening downtown! We have a thriving office environment, cultural diversity, a growing residential community and a vibrant nightlife. Residents from all over the region come to Grand Rapids for work but especially for entertainment. Last year, downtown Grand Rapids hosted the first Artprize and it was such a huge success, it will be back again this year. The Van Andel Arena is home to our sports teams, let by the IHL Grand Rapids Griffins. The Van Andel also is also the place to go to see concerts with all of the top artists. You can take the sky walk from the Van Andel all the way up to Devos Performance Hall. Devos is home to the Grand Rapids Symphony and plays host to many conventions and shows.

As the cultural and entertainment center of West Michigan, a hub for major events, conventions and concerts, downtown Grand Rapids continues to grow and attract more visitors and is one of  the most desirable cities to live and one of the fastest growing real estate markets. The quality of life downtown improves and is enhanced through organized efforts established to maintain the central city.

Grand Rapids Medical Mile

The Grand Rapids Medical Mile is the nation’s premier center for medical research and education. It is approximately a mile ofGrand Rapids Relocation Guide medical-related development bordering both sides of Michigan Street. It has also been referred to as Grand Rapids Medical Corridor, Michigan Street Medical Corridor, Health Hill, Medical Hill, and Pill Hill. The Medical Mile was started in 1996 with the founding of the Van Andel Institute by Jay and Betty Van Andel. It has been expanded to include the Grand Rapids Community College’s Calkins Science Center, Spectrum Health’s Butterworth Hospital, Grand Valley State University’s Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences and Michigan State University Secchia Center Medical School. Bordering on the Heritage Hill Historic District, there are many opportunities to own real estate close by, including several new condo developments such as the Riverhouse Condos, Park Row Condos, El Dorado Condos and Renatus on the Hill.

Downtown Grand Rapids Real Estate – Homes and Condos for Sale

If you are looking for something specific in downtown Grand Rapids, whether it is a single family home or one of the area’s downtown condos, you can find it on this website. Use our Grand Rapids Listings search tool to help you find what you are looking for and to help you research the area’s housing opportunities, schools and communities. If you are new to the area or are planning to move to Grand Rapids, we can provide you with a comprehensive Grand Rapids City Relocation Guide that will give you a good idea of what is happening in Grand rapids.

Downtown Grand Rapids Entertainment

Downtown Grand Rapids has a thriving nightlife and features many bars and clubs, discos, live band clubs, comedy clubs and more. During the day we have several parks and museums like Rosa Parks Circle which has outdoor shows during the week, Ah Nab Awen Park and the Gerald R Ford Museum. We have the Children’s Museum, the new Grand Rapids Art Museum and so much more to offer.

Downtown Grand Rapids, Market Trends, Businesses and Walkability Scores

Use this tool to click through many of downtown Grand Rapids’ local businesses, coffee shops, parks, restaurants and bars. View them on a map and find out their walkability scores.

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