East Hills

With seven distinct neighborhoods, three thriving business strips, and three of the city's five historic districts, East Hills is Grand Rapids' undisputed Center of the Universe.


Located just east of the central city, East Hills offers a wide selection of eateries, boutique shops, and art galleries. Although the flavor and character of the district is perhaps best experienced by simply strolling neighborhood sidewalks and welcoming chance conservations.


Defined by kindness and courage, East Hills is celebrated for its unique mix of racial diversity, artistic creativity, and blazing civic spirit. And whether it's the Corinthian columns of the historic DA Blodgett building or the red brick pavers lining Wealthy Street, the neighborhood also is maintaining clear connections to rich its past amidst a flurry of modern development.

Development News DNyogastudio

The Yoga Studio opens doors to new location in East Hills' Blackport Building

New Sovereign Arms Tattoo Co. is a 'nice and classy tattoo shop' for East Hills neighborhood

Le Bon Macaron to bring a little bit of European charm to the already charming Cherry St. in May

Locally-owned financial planning firm opens in renovated East Hills storefront

Orion reworks plans for two new development projects in 2015 after council feedback

Feature Story Deb Moore, left, and Betty Epperly, right.

Do Good: Personal historians' book shares the stories of local nonprofits

AES changes name to GreenHome Institute to better reflect services, partnerships

Feature Story Karen Tracey

RapidChat: Karen Tracey

Feature Story Paul Haan

Do Good: 'Get the Lead Out!' helps homeowners make older homes safe for kids

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Cool Jobs: Karisa Wilson, musician

Feature Story Jonathan Jelks

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Feature Story Dustie DeVille, founder and executive director of CLSWM

Do Good: CLSWM provides a pathway to justice for low-income people

Atomic Object forges unique, permanent partnership with Ann Arbor start-up

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G-Sync: From Seneca Falls to Grand Rapids, women's voices matter

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