Downtown is known for its Medical Mile including world class medical research facilities as well as so much more. Downtown is chic chic CHIC! The views are unbeatable and it is home to high-rise medical buildings, glass walls, and condos that transport visitors to a large metro city, rather than our typical small-town vibes. Looking to move here or spend a day in Downtown? Keep scrolling to explore!

The Local Element of Downtown: “Medical Elite.”

Downtown Real Estate Market Update

Making a move to Downtown?

Information on Average home sales data in this neighborhood in the last 12 months. Source

Sale Price: $451,737

% of Sales Price vs List Price: 7.96% sold under list price

Bedrooms: 2 beds

Bathrooms: 2 baths

Square Footage: 1,585 sq feet

Price Per Square Foot: $285/sq foot

Number of Days a Home is on the Market: 120

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Downtown Schools

Looking to move to Downtown and want to learn more about the schools available? Check them out below.

More from Grand Rapids Public Schools: “For more than 150 years, Grand Rapids Public Schools has been a leader in West Michigan. With over 40 schools in one dynamic district, we take pride in preparing our scholars for the real world.”

Grand Rapids Montessori Academy

"We embrace the motto of G.R.A.C.E.: Growth, Responsibility, Acceptance, Courtesy, Empathy."

Grades PK - 6

159 College Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Alger Middle School

"We challenge our scholars to be their best selves in and out of the classroom."

Grades 6 - 8

921 Alger St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Ottawa Hills High School

"We Can Do This!"

Grades 9 - 12

2055 Rosewood Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Things to do in Downtown

Launch Salon

A one stop shop for relaxation and a new look.

Monument Park

A memorial park dedicated to the Army of Cumberland.

Grand Rapids Public Museum

3 floors featuring a variety of history exhibits, a carousel from the 1920's, and a planetarium.

Grand Rapids Symphony

The Grand Rapids Symphony was established in 1930, and the steadfast commitment of visionary community leaders has created an organization that has received national recognition for the high quality of its concerts and educational programs.

Grand Rapids Civic Theater

A community theatre creating opportunities for people to enjoy performances using local artists & providing access to a theatre arts education program.

Calder Plaza

La Grande Vitesse was the first public art initiative and installment by the National Arts Endowment in the country and sits as a statement and symbol of Grand Rapids in front of the City and County buildings.

The Ruse Escape Rooms

A great place for a group of friends or work colleagues. Spend 60 minutes trying to solve a mystery. Locally built, owned, operated and designed.

The Blue Bridge

Did you know you can get married right on the Blue Bridge? This picturesque location is perfect for weddings, senior photos, and any other kind of photo shoot.

Rosa Parks Circle

A plaza located in the heart of Downtown GR used as an event venue space during the warmer months and is converted into an ice skating rink during winter.

Food & Drink in Downtown

Z's Bar & Restaurant

American restaurant with karaoke & trivia weekly.

Two Beards Deli

Offering just short of 100 sandwiches from a classic Reuben to vegan paninis, as well as salads, soups and breakfast.

Brick & Porter

Local urban pub with unique burgers, tons of craft beer and a weekend brunch menu.

Atwater Brewing

An extension of the original Atwater Brewery in Detroit, Atwater Grand Rapids serves up a variety of craft beer and spirits in addition to delicious food.

Stan's Tacos

A phenomenal taco restaurant with the BEST MARGS EVER!


Views from the top of the city, Spanish tapas, and a variety of drink selections.


Modern and stylish Mexican restaurant serves tacos and creative cocktails.

Social Misfits

Super hip place to enjoy delicious waffles, coffee and craft cocktails.

Sundance Grill & Bar

Quiet atmosphere to enjoy breakfast dishes or southwest fare. They also have a margarita bar and various other cocktails.

Shops in Downtown

Downtown Market

A Grand Rapids staple you cannot miss. An indoor and outdoor market with local vendors, grocery items, and restaurants.

Second Vibess

A vintage and reworked clothing brand inspired by street-style fashion.

Courage & Soar

The cutest boutique offering one-of-a-kind lifestyle gifts, home goods, and clothing! Be sure to check out their sister store 'Oh, Hello Co. Paper & Gifts'

Gazelle Sports

A sporting goods store specializing in running, yoga, and soccer.

Periwinkle FOG

A unique gift boutique and gallery located in amazing downtown Grand Rapids.

Vault of Midnight

Comic Books & Stuff

Nearby Areas

Heritage Hill

Belknap Lookout