East Grand Rapids

A quiet neighborhood with excellent outdoor recreation.

Welcome to East Grand Rapids

A quiet neighborhood with excellent outdoor recreation
 
East Grand Rapids is one of the most sought-after communities in Michigan. The small city is just minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, making it an ideal location for those who want to be close to the action but also enjoy a more relaxed pace of life. Real estate in East Grand Rapids is sought after, and many luxury homes and condominiums are available for those who want to live in this vibrant community. In addition, the city is home to several excellent schools, restaurants, and shopping options, making it the perfect place to call home. If you're looking for a place that has it all, East Grand Rapids is the ideal community for you.
 

What to Love

  • Ranked among the best places to live in Michigan
  • Strong school system
  • Short commutes
  • Laid-back atmosphere

Local Lifestyle

East Grand Rapids is a beautiful, historic community. The neighborhood is home to lovely Victorian houses, a thriving business district, and a variety of parks and recreational facilities. The residents of East Grand Rapids are friendly and welcoming, and the community boasts a variety of cultural and recreational activities.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Looking for a delicious dining experience in East Grand Rapids? You’re in luck as there are many excellent options. Carolina Lowcountry Kitchen specializes in fine southern cuisine made with high-quality ingredients, like heritage grains. They have all the classics, such as fried green tomatoes, and perfectly paired craft cocktails. 
 
Bowdie’s Chophouse has fine steaks and a vintage bar with speakeasy vibes. The wines are from the best vineyards worldwide, and the cocktails are premium. It provides an experience that rivals the finest steakhouses in Manhattan. The menu focuses on what they do best –— steaks — with a sprinkling of other options. 
 
Jersey Junction has old-fashioned homemade ice cream served in its original ice cream parlor from 1963. It is a favorite place in East Grand Rapids for a scoop (or two!) of delicious ice cream. With so many great dining options, East Grand Rapids is the perfect place to satisfy your appetite!
 
East Grand Rapids is home to a variety of bars and shops that offer something for everyone. For those looking for a night out on the town, Jose Babushka's is a popular spot for craft cocktails and Latin-American-inspired drinks. Everything is made from fresh, premium ingredients. 
 
For shoppers, East Grand Rapids offers a range of unique boutiques. Agate & Herb is a fun boutique with a curated selection of artisan accessories and gift items. And for those who love swimming, Pink Lemonade, a locally owned boutique, is the perfect place to purchase swimwear and other casual pieces for all genders and ages. No matter what your taste, East Grand Rapids has something to offer.
 

Things to Do

East Grand Rapids is a gorgeous city with plenty of green space and a variety of things to do. John Collins Park is perfect for a family picnic on the shoreline of Reeds Lake. It is a lakefront park with rain gardens and event space. It also hosts concerts and movies in the park. Manhattan Park is a 46-acre park, with a playground, volleyball courts, soccer fields, tennis courts, and nature trails. 
 
The Fourth of July Celebration offers an incredible show of patriotism. From the Art Festival in the spring to the Concerts in the Park Series in the summer, there's always something going on in East Grand Rapids. If you're looking for a fun, family-friendly place to call home, East Grand Rapids is the perfect place to start your search.
 

Schools

East Grand Rapids is served by East Grand Rapids Public Schools.
 
 
 
 
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Overview for East Grand Rapids, MI

11,381 people live in East Grand Rapids, where the median age is 37.7 and the average individual income is $67,115. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,381

Total Population

37.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$67,115

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for East Grand Rapids, MI

East Grand Rapids has 3,910 households, with an average household size of 2.9. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in East Grand Rapids do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,381 people call East Grand Rapids home. The population density is 3,886.86 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,381

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.7

Median Age

49.96 / 50.04%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
3,910

Total Households

2.9

Average Household Size

$67,115

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
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Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in East Grand Rapids, MI

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The following schools are within or nearby East Grand Rapids. 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.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
East Grand Rapids Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
East Grand Rapids High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5

Around East Grand Rapids, MI

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

57
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
54
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including HAS HEART, Midnite Patisserie, and Lotus Brew Coffee.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.17 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.3 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.25 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.98 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.87 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.34 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
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