Kentwood

A lively Grand Rapids suburb with gorgeous homes and excellent amenities.

Welcome to Kentwood

A lively Grand Rapids suburb with gorgeous homes and excellent amenities
 
Kentwood is a beautiful city in Michigan with a lot to offer its residents. It is within 30 minutes of Lake Michigan, one of the five Great Lakes in the country. The opportunity to enjoy the outdoors is endless. In the summer there are days on the lake and at the park. In the winter, there is ice skating, sledding, snowmobiling, and skiing. 
 
The city is home to many different types of businesses and industries, as well as a variety of schools and parks. Real estate in Kentwood features historic homes and modern builds. If you are looking for a place to establish roots in a strong community, then Kentwood is the perfect place for you.
 

What to Love

  • Strong sense of community
  • Diverse restaurant scene
  • Many entertainment options
  • Proximity to Lake Michigan
  • Outdoor sports, year-round

Local Lifestyle

Kentwood is a prosperous suburb of Grand Rapids, and its residents enjoy a high quality of life. The community is home to a diverse mix of families and professionals, and there is plenty of green space to enjoy. Kentwood also has its own shopping district, with a variety of upscale shops and restaurants. The community is well-connected, with easy access to major highways and public transportation. Kentwood is an excellent place to live for those who want to enjoy all the amenities of a big city while still being able to relax in a suburban setting. The local lifestyle is active and outdoorsy, and residents are friendly and welcoming.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

If you're looking for a delicious meal, Kentwood has plenty of great options to choose from nearby. At The Old Goat everything is made from scratch, and they have a fresh seasonal menu. They are known for their Neopolitan pizza, Sunday brunch with live music, and their soups, such as the borscht and the butternut apple bisque. 

At Beer City Bread, the focus is on the grains. All the bread is made from craft beer and natural sourdough starters in the bakery. While they have steaks and seafood, it is their pizza and sandwiches that provides a culinary experience you won’t find anywhere else. The area has a variety of bars and shops to keep residents entertained.
 
Horrocks Market provides hand picked produce, gourmet cheese, fresh flowers, and a garden center. The gift shop has a fun selection of seasonal home decor items. The grocery store has everything you needs from fresh meats to organic cereals. 
 
The Fulton Street Farmers Market has been serving the community farm fresh produce for 100 years. They have over 110 vendors providing a wide variety of produce, dairy, meat, and artisan goods. 
 
Nearby shopping districts include Breton Village, with brands like Lululemon, and Woodland Mall, a large indoor mall with all the popular national brands, including Macy’s.
 

Things to Do

Kentwood is a vibrant community that offers something for everyone. Residents play tennis, or basketball or take the kids to the playground at Burgis Park. At Bowen Station Park, there are picnic areas and access to the Paul Henry Trail.
 
Experience the latest in virtual reality technology at Amped Virtual Reality, a fun center for adults and teens. For those looking for an adrenaline-pumping activity, Sky Zone Trampoline Park is sure to deliver, and it is fun for the whole family. Whether you're looking to relax in a green space or explore a unique activity with friends, Kentwood has something to offer
 

Schools

Kentwood Public Schools serves the families of Kentwood.
 
 
 
 
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Overview for Kentwood, MI

53,884 people live in Kentwood, where the median age is 34.6 and the average individual income is $31,758. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

53,884

Total Population

34.6 years

Median Age

High

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

$31,758

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Kentwood, MI

Kentwood has 21,720 households, with an average household size of 2.46. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kentwood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 53,884 people call Kentwood home. The population density is 2,576.38 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

53,884

Total Population

High

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

34.6

Median Age

48.48 / 51.52%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

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
21,720

Total Households

2.46

Average Household Size

$31,758

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

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

Schools in Kentwood, MI

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The following schools are within or nearby Kentwood. 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 - 8th
2/5
Michigan Preparatory Virtual School
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
Southeast Kelloggsville School
PUBLIC
4th - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Valleywood Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Lighthouse Academy South Campus
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Grand River Preparatory High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Meadow Brook Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
4/5
East Kelloggsville School
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
Kelloggsville Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Discovery Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Challenger Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Crestwood Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5

Around Kentwood, MI

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

14
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
41
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Heights Cream, Adobo Boy, and Daddy's Dough Cookies.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.65 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.02 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.37 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.01 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.11 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.38 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
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