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Neighborhoods of GR Features

JBZ Neighborhood

Neighborhoods of GR: John Ball Park in photos

The John Ball Park neighborhood is one of the more unusual neighborhoods in GR because almost half is comprised of green spaces. Explore the neighborhood in this photo essay by Adam Bird.

Ottawa Hills

Neighborhoods of GR: Charm and determination make history in Ottawa Hills

The story of Ottawa Hills is about families coming together and golf courses splitting apart. It’s about longtime residents and new neighbors. It’s about community resources, and walks. A lot of walks.


North Monroe

Neighborhoods of GR: Making Monroe North a riverside destination

Capitalization on the River, a continued focus on encouraging mixed-use developments, and promoting urban densities. These are the key elements attracting visitors, residents, and businesses to the Monroe North neighborhood.

Cheshire Neighborhood

Here's what you've missed in Neighborhoods of GR

Over the past year, Rapid Growth has just scratched the surface of the many unique places and spaces in Grand Rapids. From Alger Heights to Fulton Heights, from Creston to Midtown, here's what you may have missed in the Neighborhoods of GR series.

Cheshire Neighborhood

Neighborhoods of GR: What the North Quarter CID's plan means for Cheshire Village

Thanks to the North Quarter Corridor Improvement District (CID), residents along Plainfield on the North East side can expect new development in the area. Hoping for similar developments seen in Creston Business District, Cheshire Village may become GR's next destination neighborhood.
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