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Once the breadbasket of Grand Rapids, the Creston-Cheshire district today is the city's playground. With bike trails extending across the state, the Grand River, and eight parks, two of them among the city's largest, Creston-Cheshire offers plenty of opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors in an urban setting.


It also showcases strong and stable neighborhoods, highly successful inner-city school programs, a thriving business district, and an energetic nightlife. Where else in Grand Rapids can you find authentic Irish music and poetry slams on the same street on the same night?


Settled by determined Dutch, Irish, German, and Polish immigrants, Creston-Cheshire has undergone a great deal of change since its development 150 years ago. But the district today remains true to its founding values: diversity, neighborliness, and hard work.




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Creative firm Extra Credit Projects invests in new Creston, N. Monroe office space on Taylor Ave.

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RapidChat: Alan Hartline

Comic book store prepares for February opening in new Plainfield storefront

Switchback Gear Exchange opens on Plainfield Ave. with community-focused mission

Tammy Hagedorn

RapidChat: Tammy Hagedorn

Locally owned Sun Title expands Creston headquarters with 3,000-sq-ft renovation

Ribbon cutting kicks off opening of new GR Home for Veterans outdoor amphitheater

Creston Market re-opens after renovation with fresh produce, craft beer selection, new look


Recycled building materials retailer Odom RE-USE gives back to Well House April 29-May 2

Growing web design firm wraps up remodel of new Fuller Ave. office space, plans for hires in 2015

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Brown Paper Package opens interior rehab storefront in Creston neighborhood

Franklin Partners plan 16th redevelopment project at 1340 Monroe Avenue NW

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