East Grand Rapids Real Estate

East Grand Rapids, MI Homes For Sale

Ranked fifth in the list of the “10 Greatest Cities to Raise Your Kids,” East Grand Rapids is a desirable community for young families, retirees and beyond. The 3.4-square-mile city is located just 15 minutes east of Grand Rapids and is home to 10,694 residents.

Once home to the 38th President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford, and his wife, Betty Ford, as well as the popular children’s author Chris Van Allsburg (“The Polar Express” and “Jumanji”), East Grand Rapids is full of rich heritage, tree-lined streets and elegant homes. The quiet city sits along the shores of Reeds Lake, a picturesque, all-sports lake with miles of trails and parks to enjoy, and is often referred to as “the jewel of Kent County” by East Grand Rapids residents.

Gaslight Village, the historic downtown district, includes one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques and restaurants. Children and adults alike love to indulge at Mary Ann’s Chocolates, the neighborhood chocolate shop; Jersey Junction, the old-fashioned ice cream parlor; or Crazy Charlie’s, the famous hot dog joint.

The Reeds Lake Run and the Reeds Lake Triathlon take place annually, as well as many other popular events and festivals, including the Reeds Lake Art Festival and Taste of East Grand Rapids.

East Grand Rapids Public Schools is regarded as one of the top schools in Michigan with an emphasis on advanced academics and excellence. The school system continuously marks high on exam scores, is a leader in performing arts and extracurriculars, and has won over 110 state championships in almost all of the school’s activities and sport programs.

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