A rustic town with luxurious homes and a lovely downtown area.

Welcome to Ada

A rustic town with luxurious homes and a lovely downtown area
Ada, Michigan, is a beautiful community just outside of Grand Rapids. It is near the Thornapple River and the Grand River and includes over 1,000 acres of green spaces. With its mix of rural and suburban landscapes and proximity to the picturesque Grand River, Ada is a wonderful destination to call home. The award-winning school district attracts families to the area. 
The real estate market in Ada provides a wide variety of homes and estates. There are homes in woody areas, homes in areas with gorgeous views of the river, and homes in traditional neighborhoods with tree-lined streets. From quaint cottages to luxury estates, there is something for everyone in Ada. So come on down and take a look around; you just might fall in love with this hidden gem of a community.

What to Love

  • Highly walkable
  • Rural feel with urban amenities
  • Strong sense of community

Local Lifestyle

Ada, Michigan, is a thriving community with a unique blend of residents. From young families to retirees, there is something for everyone in Ada. The town is home to a variety of businesses, including boutique shops, restaurants, and art galleries. There are also plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, with several parks and trails located throughout the town. If you're looking for a community that offers the perfect blend of small-town charm and modern amenities, Ada is the place for you.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Ada is the perfect place for foodies! The town is full of delicious dining options, from upscale Italian fare to cozy diners. For great noodles, Kamachi is the perfect spot. The restaurant's menu features traditional Japanese dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Nonna's Trattoria serves homemade pasta and pizza, as well as other classics like chicken parmesan. They also have a fabulous breakfast.
If you're in the mood for Turkish cuisine, Zeytin is the place to go. The restaurant offers an extensive menu of authentic dishes, all cooked to perfection. They also have a cozy outdoor patio. For a taste of the American Midwest, Schnitz Ada Grill serves up hearty sandwiches and burgers made with locally sourced beef. No matter what you're in the mood for, Ada has a restaurant that will tantalize your taste buds!
Ada Garage Bar is a popular pub with a wide selection of beers and burgers in a fun and relaxed setting. As for the shopping scene, Ada has a wonderful selection of boutiques. Bailey and James is a custom floral shop and Gina’s Boutique has trendy and comfortable women’s fashion. Breton Village is a shopping district with upscale brands.

Things to Do

If you love the outdoors, Ada is the ideal home for you. Roselle Park offers gorgeous green spaces, and a Silo converted into a rock-climbing wall. Seidman Park is a great place to take a walk or have a picnic, offering many hiking trails with flowing streams to admire and explore.
At Blok Orchard, the whole family will enjoy picking their own apples and peaches. They also have blueberry bushes and cherry trees for picking. While there, patrons can stock up on fresh vegetables and fresh flowers.
The Mud Room is also a great place to visit, offering pottery, glass making, and wood shop classes. Ada is a great place to live for those who want to be close to nature and enjoy the outdoors.


Forest Hills Public Schools serves the Ada community. Below are some of their notable schools.
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Overview for Ada, MI

20,296 people live in Ada, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $73,435. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

41 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Ada, MI

Ada has 6,941 households, with an average household size of 2.92. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Ada do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 20,296 people call Ada home. The population density is 357.15 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

50.28 / 49.72%

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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Schools in Ada, MI

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The following schools are within or nearby Ada. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Goodwillie Environmental School
5th - 6th
No rating available
Ada Vista Elementary School
K - 4th
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Central Woodlands 56 School
5th - 6th
No rating available
9th - 12th
Ada Elementary School
PreK - 4th
Cannonsburg Elementary School
K - 5th
Eastern Middle School
6th - 8th

Around Ada, MI

There's plenty to do around Ada, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Brody’s be Cafe, Clean Eatz, and Sprinkles Donut Shop.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.58 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.9 miles 14 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 1.51 miles 15 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Active 1.66 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.44 miles 7 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 4.32 miles 5 reviews 4.8/5 stars
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