Southwest Division, also known as Burton Heights, is home to affordable houses, access to the Silver line, a commercial corridor, Grand Rapids Bike Park, and Plaster Creek Family Park. Looking to move here or spend a day in Southwest? Keep scrolling to explore!

The Local Element of Southwest: “City living”

Southwest Real Estate Market Update

Making a move to Southwest?

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

Sale Price: $222,196

% of Sales Price vs List Price: 3.66% sold over list price

Bedrooms: 3 beds

Bathrooms: 1.5 baths

Square Footage: 1,318 sq feet

Price Per Square Foot: $176/sq foot

Number of Days a Home is on the Market: 5

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Southwest Schools

Looking to move to Southwest 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.”

Southwest Elementary

"Offers a proven dual immersion experience in English and Spanish to help scholars become bilingual and bicultural."

Grades PK - 5

801 Oakland Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Burton Middle School

"Believe, build, and belong at Burton."

Grades 6 - 8

2133 Buchanan Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Union High School

"Our newly modernized building is a hidden gem on the west side of Grand Rapids.

Grades 9 - 12

2055 Rosewood Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Things to do in Southwest

House Rules Board Game Lounge

Friendly local game store meets bar and lounge.

The Intersection

Live-music venue featuring a wide range of bands and artists. Check out their website to see who is performing next!

Grand Rapids Ballet

Michigan’s only professional ballet company offers a variety of performances each season.

Food & Drink in Southwest

Happy Cat Cafe

Enjoy a cup of coffee while in the presence of adoptable cats. Hang out and spend time with these beautiful animals and even choose to adopt one if it’s the right time for you!

Love's Ice Cream & Chocolate

Artisan shop crafting ice cream, vegan gelato & other sweets in hip, modern-looking surroundings.

The Tin Can

80 different can beers with over 40 of those from local Michigan craft breweries.

Shops in Southwest

Downtown Market

Local market filled with many different vendors including food, wine, dessert, grocery items and more!


Outfitter featuring apparel, footwear & accessories for sports & outdoor recreation.

Public Thread

Textile upcycling company that designs and makes sewn products from surplus & scrap textiles.

Nearby Areas

John Ball Park

Roosevelt Park