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Old 05-21-2009, 07:25 AM
 
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My family is coming out to Grand Rapids in a few weeks to stroll around town and scope out a few neighborhoods and/or houses we might be willing to make offers on or consider for the next few years. I am just curious: what are the nicest/prettiest/most prestigious streets and/or blocks in East Grand Rapids?
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:37 AM
 
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My family is coming out to Grand Rapids in a few weeks to stroll around town and scope out a few neighborhoods and/or houses we might be willing to make offers on or consider for the next few years. I am just curious: what are the nicest/prettiest/most prestigious streets and/or blocks in East Grand Rapids?
I think all of egr is very nice, quaint and well kept. The variation would be sizes of homes. Among the main residential streets there are Plymouth, Lake Dr, Breton... Wealthy St I consider more of the business street.

Folks are great and friendly.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:09 AM
 
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There are a ton. Any of the "Wood" streets are pretty desirable (Beechwood, Oakwood, Maplewood, Elmwood), the area around San Lu Rae Dr and Argentina Dr is pretty prestigious, Bonnell Ave, Robinson Road near Fisk Lake, Plymouth Ave near Blodgett Hospital. I particularly love the area along Pioneer Club and Reeds Lake Blvd, across the lake from downtown.
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:37 PM
 
Location: East Grand Rapids, MI
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It depends on what you mean by prestigious.

Lake Frontage: Check out Bonnell, Pioneer Club Dr. and Manhattan Dr/Ln (along the lake). Most of those homes are $1MM+ and certainly prestigious.

Historical: Bonnell has a couple turn of the century tudor mansions. So does Woodcliff. On the other side of town Cambridge Dr. is really my favorite street in EGR. There's a mix of styles with homes built from 1900-1950.

Larger Lots: The "wood" streets mentioned by Magellan have some great homes. Not the biggest in town or the most expensive, but they are generally on larger lots which appeals to people and makes those some of the more desireable streets.

The Latin District (what else do you call it?): I don't know what this area is really called. I've heard it called Mexican, Argentinian and Spanish. It's the streets that start with "San" really. San Lu Rae has huge lots and some old estates. Santa Barbara, San Lucia and San Jose (north of Argentina) have some very desireable homes.

The Football District (also a made-up name): Maxwell, Lakeside, Orchard, Pinecrest and Floral all north of Argentina are within earshot of the football stadium. They are gorgeous streets with homes anywhere from $200k-$700k and I think I honestly prefer those streets to the others. They're the ones where you see people out talking to each other any time it's over 40 degrees outside, and there are always kids out playing. To some people streets like Pinecrest are more desireable than the "Woods" because you're also within walking distance of the Library, Yacht Club, Parks and "downtown."
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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Suydam -- love your "district" names
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