The Creston neighborhood has a lot to offer young families and retirees alike who are looking for a neighborhood that displays pride in ownership, a number of public outdoor spaces, and a quiet charm.

Let’s take a look at the types of homes for sale in the Creston neighborhood as well as the schools, health services, and other features of the community.

Where Is the Creston Neighborhood?

On the northeast side of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Creston is bordered by the Grand River on the west, 4 Mile Road to the north, Leonard Street on the south, and a few dog legs from Fuller Street to Dean Lake Street on the east.


Which zip codes are in Creston?

Most of the Creston neighborhood is in the 49505 zip code.


What kind of homes are found in Creston?

Creston is perfect for young families looking to spread out, to teach their kids how to ride a bike on a quiet street, and to listen to the peacefulness of birds in their own outdoor space. It is a neighborhood with a sense of community as well as places to meet up with friends for an outing.

With homes in diverse architectural styles: Georgian, bungalow, and country to name a few, there is something for everyone’s personal aesthetic.

What is the average home size?

The average home in Creston is about 1300 square feet and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. These homes are a great option for new families and young professionals.


What is the history of Creston homes?

The neighborhood became incorporated in 1979, but many of the homes were built in the 50’s and 60’s.  The business district was established not long after.


How long do Creston homes stay on the market?

In 2021, an average home in the Creston neighborhood is on the market for just 5 days. This trend is expected to continue with low inventory.


What do Creston homes sell for?

The average home in Creston is selling for $209,000, up 16% over the last three years. Homes are currently selling about 8% above the listing price.

Houses for Sale in Creston, Grand Rapids, MI

At 616 Realty, we help our clients find the home of their dreams. Browse our Grand Rapids listings to see if any homes in Creston are currently on the market:

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Creston Neighborhood Amenities


Only a few minutes’ drive from downtown, residents have a plethora of amenities close by, including restaurants, bars, a YMCA, and shops. Likewise homeowners can stay even closer to home and enjoy a community garden, the Creston Brewery, a yearly community yard sale, Rinaldi’s Pizza and Sub Shop, and its very own barbershop, Ebb ‘n Flow. Of course, what would a neighborhood be without a coffee shop, Swiss Mountain Coffee, to swap stories with neighbors. In addition, Creston has an active neighborhood association of homeowners helping serve and grow the community.

Creston has four elementary schools, five middle schools, and two options for in-district high schools.

Also, the medical mile is a hop, skip, and a jump from the Creston neighborhood for residents' healthcare needs.


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