Why you'd want to live in East Grand Rapids
East Grand Rapids is a small town in the middle of a bustling metropolitan area. This charming business district is the heart of East Grand Rapids. You can find a variety of restaurants, boutiques, service providers, groceries, and goodies as you explore the streets. There are concerts and movies at the park on summer evenings, art fairs, book sales, charity athletic events, and a day-long celebration on the fourth of July. There are also hundreds of recreation programs and library events. The best part is you can walk to all of them! From the manicured lawn of Collins Park on the shores of Reeds Lake to hiking trails through Hodenpyl Woods and boardwalks extending out into Reeds Lake, there’s something for every outdoor lover. Most parks and many of the natural areas are accessible to those with physical disabilities. Whether you enjoy a quiet morning kayaking through the wetlands, waterskiing, or spreading out a blanket to catch the afternoon sun at Collins Park, Reeds Lake is the place to do it. The fishing is great year-round! East Grand Rapids has an award-winning school district with an outstanding reputation for academic achievement and sports championships. Whether you’re taking your kids to school or athletic events, heading to Gaslight Village or the library, the gorgeous, tree-lined sidewalks and paths will take you there. No matter where you work, East Grand Rapids is a great place to call home.