Are you looking for urban simplicity at its finest, a quiet place to sit and enjoy the birds chirping and the sounds of children’s laughter? Are you looking for a neighborhood that is far enough from the action to relax but close enough that you can hop in the car and in 5 minutes you are at a local eatery or brewery? If so, then Highland Park might just be the place for you.
Highland Park is ranked as the 6th best neighborhood in Grand Rapids and preferred by many young professionals.
Where is the highland park neighborhood?
The peacefulness of the neighborhood is heightened because it is small and quaint and almost 100% residential. Many of its approximately 3600 residents own their homes, and about 25% of owners have children. As you drive through, you will notice many active residents walking their dogs and pulling children in wagons. It’s boundaries are Leonard Street on the north and I-196 on the south, College on the west and Fuller Avenue on the east.
There are a variety of architectural styles to suit any aesthetic and a range of sizes and costs from $130K all the way up to $285K.
Highland Park boasts a number of great public and private schools to meet any family’s needs. City High School serves Highland Park high schoolers, and is recognized as one of the best schools in the state and nation. Lincoln School is a K-12 school with high praise in the area, and John Ball Zoo Park School and Grand Rapids Museum schools offer a less traditional approach to education.
Food & Entertainment
Fortunately, residents have the added security that they are minutes away from the Medical Mile where they can get the best medical care in the city. Likewise, they are a quick Lyft from live entertainment at Monroe Center or a walk through the amazing Frederik Meijer Botanical Gardens. Of course, they can also pop over to Vitale’s for some pizza on the north border of the neighborhood, or get some peace of mind at From The Heart Yoga and Tai Chi studio.
Parks & Recreation
Highland Park neighborhood shares its name with its wonderful 28-acre green space that affords residents the opportunity to frisbee golf, go down slides and swing, cross country ski, play in the water, get together with friends and family for a game of touch football, and everything in between.