Top 4 Reasons People Love Living in East Grand Rapids

Top 4 Reasons People Love Living in East Grand Rapids

  • Cheryl Grant
  • 11/30/22

East Grand Rapids
is a small city just East of Grand Rapids with a population of nearly 12,000.  It is ranked one of the best places to live in Michigan. This city is a perfect place to live as it has many excellent characteristics such as an exceptional school system, exquisite dining, gorgeous public spaces, and a quaint downtown. Living in East Grand Rapids is a fantastic experience.

East Grand Rapids real estate agent Cheryl Grant has lived in this quaint village for nearly 30 years and has experienced first hand why people love living here, which comes down to four main things.

Excellent school system

Education is a critical factor for many when choosing their new luxury home, and living in East Grand Rapids will not disappoint. All the schools are top-notch and offer excellent education. The average number of students in all classrooms does not exceed 20, ensuring children get the attention and dedication they need from their instructors. Parents have excellent options with Wealthy, Lakeside and Breton Elementary Schools, East Grand Rapids Middle School, and East Grand Rapids High School. East Grand Rapids has won numerous national and statewide awards and the students finish in the top 5 SAT scores statewide.

Dining options

East Grand Rapids delivers fantastic dining options. There are many selections, from a casual night out for Chinese food to upscale fine dining. If you are celebrating a special event Bowdie’s is the place to go. I especially enjoy the Wedge Salad and Filet. And if you’re in the mood for just a drink, the Bartenders at Bowdie’s are amazing.

One of our favorite spots is Rose’s Restaurant on Reeds Lake. It is perfect for dinner or lunch and in the Summer you can sit outside on the open deck or covered porch overlooking Reeds Lake. With delicious and creative menu selections, everyone will be pleased with the offerings.One of my favorites is the Rose’s Burger. And of course the root chips are always a hit. At Carolina Lowcountry Kitchen, diners will get all the flavors of the South Carolina Lowcountry without leaving home. The menu includes favorites such as gumbo, varieties of fried chicken, and oysters, featuring flavors from South Carolina, Georgia, and New Orleans.

Jose Babushka’s offers classic Mexican dishes using only the finest fresh ingredients. The salsas are made from scratch, and the recipes are unique to the restaurant. Diners will enjoy a mix of old favorites and new flavors. I especially enjoy the Chips which are seasoned with a “secret” coating and the White Sangria. Sit outside in the Summer and watch all the activity in Gaslight Village.

For those craving Chinese-American for dinner, Gaslight Kitchen has everything you could want. The food is top quality, and the service is exceptional. They are especially good about adjusting ingredients for those of us who are garlic sensitive. We especially like their Sizzling Rice Soup and Vegetable Delight Entree.

If you are in the mood for pizza, you must try Pera. Amazing crust and fresh ingredients make this place standout.

Beautiful public spaces

When looking for East Grand Rapids homes for sale, you can’t miss the tree-lined streets, beautiful parks and nature trails. These public spaces offer an excellent option for escaping the hustle and bustle of daily life. With several options, there is no shortage of things to do on days off.

The 4.2-mile Reeds Lake Trail is great for walking, running, and biking. It includes paved walkways and is off-road. While it features many natural areas and woodlands, it also links to the City’s park and school systems.

Manhattan Park is the largest park in the city at 46 acres. Guests will enjoy many activities hosted by the Parks and Recreation department. It features a complete playground, several different sports facilities, and rustic nature trails.

John Collins Park features a boat launch and a kayak/canoe launch. It is within walking distance of Gaslight Village, so it is easy to make an entire day’s adventure between dining, shopping and visiting the park.

Quaint and charming main street area

The main street area of East Grand Rapids is Gaslight Village. It gets its name from the traditional-style gaslight street lamps that adorn the walkways. This quaint area is not to be missed and adds charm to the city. It is lined with boutiques, restaurants, and places to unwind. Shoppers will love Laurel and Jacks which offers something for everyone from clothes to home goods. This specialty shop is not to be missed.

Crescent Floral is another favorite where you can find creative fresh flower arrangements all year long.

And if you want a real treat, get stretched. Yep….get stretched at the Stretch Lab in Gaslight. I’ve been visiting this place since it opened and find stretching an important part of my routine.

Choose an exceptional agent to help you find the luxury home of your dreams

It can be a serious challenge looking for luxury East Grand Rapids homes for sale on your own. You may not get access to all the best property listings without help. That’s why you need the Grand Rapids real estate agents with Cheryl Grant on your side throughout the process. Having an experienced agent in the market is one of the best things you can do to ensure you find your dream..

Contact Cheryl Grant today to start the buying or selling process.. She will help you expertly navigate the process and pair you with the best home for your needs and style. You are guaranteed to get the most out of living in East Grand Rapids.

Work With Cheryl

Cheryl refined her management and leadership skills while leading a 40-person News Team at the ABC-TV station in Grand Rapids. Integrity was the key to her success at the television station and perfectly transferred into Real Estate and helped make her one of the top Realtors in West Michigan.