Northwest Side Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Real Estate & Community Information

The Northwest Side Grand Rapids MI real estate is a good option for people who are planning to move to this Michigan metropolitan area. A diverse number of Northwest Side Grand Rapids MI homes are listed for sale, and new buyers can select from various amenities and floor plans. The Northwest Side Grand Rapids real estate market is continuing to see improvements thanks to overall economic recovery. While researching this local housing market, prospective buyers are encouraged to find out more information about this segment of Grand Rapids.


Along with Northwest Side Grand Rapids homes, future residents can learn some interesting historical facts about the area. Grand Rapids was originally a community developed around the local gypsum mining industry, and European settlers first arrived in the area during the early 1800s. Grand Rapids is now the second largest city in Michigan and boasts a diverse economy. While looking for Northwest Side Grand Rapids homes for sale, prospective buyers are welcome to browse through the Short History of Grand Rapids website.

Attractions and Activities

Along with Northwest Side Grand Rapids properties, the local area has plenty of fun activities available for all age groups. Some popular area attractions include the Rosa Parks Circle,the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the Fifth/ Third Park. More information is posted on the Experience Grand Rapids website. The site also includes a social page where future residents can sometimes find current information posted about real estate in Northwest Side Grand Rapids.

Events in Grand Rapids

While looking for homes for sale in Northwest Side Grand Rapids, prospective buyers are encouraged to check out at least a few community events. Some favorites include live music festivals, art walks and beer-tasting tours. Residents in Northwest Grand Rapids will have easy access to a variety of interesting events. Every summer the Circle Theatere produces five stage productions. Residents can enjoy regular wine tastings at the La Montueux Vineyard and Winery or for family friendly fun be sure to catch a West Michigan White Caps game at the Fifth/ Third Park !  Further details and updated calendars are posted on the Grand Rapids Events web page.

Parks and Recreation

Each Northwest Side Grand Rapids home buyer is also often interested in the local parks department's amenities and sponsored activities. The Northwest Side of Grand Rapids has some great parks for residents to enjoy. Among the parks residents will find Aman Park, Calder Plaza, Rosa Parks Circle, Riverview Park and many more. Some of the most popular ones include adult fitness classes, youth recreational sports teams and group hikes through nearby forest walking trails.  

John Ball Park Zoo: located at 1300 West Fulton. Everyone in the family will enjoy viewing not only the wide variety of animals and beautiful exhibits but also the breath taking rose gardens and goldfish pond that accompanies the zoo. John Ball servers the community with pride as it also offers Zoo Summer School for kids and Zoo Days which once a week during the summer brings Safety officers, fun craft/educational ideas, musical learning and entertainment to the Zoo's outdoor arena for everyone to enjoy. Call (616) 336-4300 for more information on admission prices/discounts and hours. John Ball Zoo.

Blandford Nature Center: located at 1715 Hillburn NW. Is a very popular attraction that offers nature lovers and history buffs a well-deserved treat. Blandford surprises its visitors with: several long, picturesque trails lined with Michigan's finest trees, an educational Nature Center, and several Historic buildings dating back to the mid-1800's such as the Blacksmith shop and Schoolhouse that are opened for public view during their Fall Harvest Festival. Blandford takes you away from the busy city and back in time for a truly relaxing visit. Call (616) 453-6192 for times open and special events happening at the Blandford Nature Center.

Community Circle Theatre: Located at 1607 Robinson Road SE at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. From May through September, they perform five main stage and several children's shows throughout the year. Call (616) 456-6656 for show times and ticket prices.

Coopersville & Marne Railway Co: This old-fashioned passenger train takes you on a relaxing journey or maybe an encounter with some wild cowboys! From spring to fall there are a variety of different theme trips to take. There is also Group Charters available. Call (616) 837-7000 for admission prices and departure times.

Grand Rapids Fish Ladder: Located at the Sixth Street Bridge. In the fall on the Grand River you will see a spectacular display of nature, as the salmon fight to return upstream for the spawning season. Children of all ages will get a kick out of these flying fish! The most active months are mid-September to mid-October.  

Le Montueux Vineyard & Winery: located just North of Grand Rapids at 2365 8 Mile Rd. This beautiful countryside escape would be the perfect spot to visit during the months of May through December. They offer complimentary wine tasting and a variety of wine making supplies. Call (616) 784-4554 for details. 

AJ's Family Fun Park: Located adjacent to the Fifth Third Park. This family fun park features race cars, miniature golf, batting cages and an arcade. Kids love to visit anytime and its easy access on/off the local Highways. Prices vary call (616) 785-0077 for more information.  

Star Theater: Located at 3000 Alpine NW, Walker. 616-785-9200. 

Fifth/Third Park: located at 4500 Westriver Dr. is the home of the 1998 Class A division champions - West Michigan White Caps! The White Caps are a favorite of the locals. You'll find lots of good old-fashioned fun and a few new surprises to the game of baseball. The park is also used for other outside special events, including a fantastic outdoor light display at Christmas time. For ticket information and a game schedule call (616) 784-4131.


Bev Boerman
Bev Boerman
4945 Cascade Road SE, Suite # 150 Grand Rapids MI 49546