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A look at downtown living in Grand Rapids, MI from historic homes and neighborhoods to new condominiums.
Wow!  We are just starting to experience our first 70 degree days and already the summer calendar is beginning to look a little crowded with outstanding entertainment choices. Meijer Gardens will open their outdoor concert series June 10 with the Derek Trucks Band.  The series continues through A...
The largest art prize in the world will be awarded in Grand Rapids, MI on October 8th, 2009. ArtPrize which will begin on September 23rd promises to be one of the most exciting events we've ever seen.   The brain child of Rick DeVos, ArtPrize was announced this morning and will offer the winner $...
Wow!  Spring is back.  What a welcome change from yesterday. The flowers are starting to pop in Heritage Hill and slowly the neighborhood is greening up. We decided to walk down to the Cottage Bar, a must stop for residents of Heritage Hill at the corner of LaGrave and Fulton, for a Cottage Burge...
"When will this end? That's the question we hear daily.  Not just about home prices, but the stock market and business in general.  Watching our savings evaporate is depressing. But, those of us who live downtown need only look at what is happening on Michigan Hill to realize in the broad sense o...
Mortgage Rates Hit 37 Year Low!   That was the headline I came down to this morning.  Marketwatch is reporting that rates average just slightly more than 5% on a 30 year fixed rate mortgage.  That is the lowest rate since FreddieMac began its mortgage rate survey back in 1971. To put that in pers...
  Within walking distance of dowtown Grand Rapids is one of the nation's largest residential historic districts.   Heritage Hill. 1,300 homes representing over 60 distinct architectural styles. Dating back to 1848, these were the homes of the Who's Who of Grand Rapids history.  Lumber barons, pro...
Welcome to Grand Rapids, Michigan Downtown Living.  If you are considering relocating here, we intend to shamlessly brag about our community in the hope that you'll decide to join us.   If you already live in the metro area, we hope to entice you back downtown to experience the exciting re birth...

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A look at downtown living in Grand Rapids, MI from historic homes to new condos and lofts.