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Old 07-07-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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Hey everybody,

We are searching for homes in Grand Rapids and are really interested in living downtown. What are the neighborhoods like Heritage Hills, East Hills, etc. like for young children? I understand how the GRPS are currently functioning; we can always do schools of choice or private. Are there many children that live in these areas? Are the neighborhoods established, or very transient? Thanks for you help.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:07 PM
 
Location: East Grand Rapids, MI
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I would not consider Heritage Hill or East Hills downtown. They are city neighborhoods like you'd find in other cities, but they're not downtown. Heritage Hill borders downtown. East Hills does not.

There are kids living in all those areas. More in Heritage Hill and East Hills than Downtown I would suspect but don't take my word for it... you can get great stats from the CRI at GVSU: CRI : Community Profiles : Neighborhoods of : Grand Rapids
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:48 PM
 
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I'm sorry, I meant close to downtown living. My wife and I really enjoyed the looks of these neighborhoods and are investigating whether it would be a solid choice for our young child. Thanks for the info.
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:28 AM
 
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The Midtown neighborhood should also be considered. Many of the homes, especially the Ashby Row and the Woods section, border Heritage Hill and are nearly as old.

Heritage Hill, East Hills (especially the Cherry Hills section), and Midtown are established in terms of the increasing number of homeowners. All of these areas are either already historical district or in the process of becoming one (Midtown's Ashby Row).

In each of these neighborhoods, you'll find progressive parents. Grand Rapids Montessori School is a popular choice for many in these areas. Good luck!
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