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East Hills

Eclectic living close to downtown Grand Rapids

Located east of bustling downtown Grand Rapids, East Hills provides the historic charm from when the city was first established. Most of the historic charm can be viewed while walking around the area along the red brick paved roadways. Perhaps the most iconic feature in the East Hills neighborhood is the Corinthian columns of the historic DA Blodgett building.

Adding a modern touch to such a historic part of Grand Rapids, the diversity of people and artistic culture bring a mix of many different people to the area. A wide variety of restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries fill this neighborhood with new things to do. Creating a historic feel with a twist of modern style to keep people coming back for shopping and great food.

East Hills has a one-acre park named Cherry Park located on the corner of Cherry Street and Eastern Avenue. This park features a seasonal wading pool, basketball court, and playground. With all the other great amenities on Cherry Street, it is easy to make a quick stop for some relaxation at the park.


The best places to eat!

Paved with red bricks, Cherry Street is the heart of East Hills with plenty of great restaurant choices. Grove is an excellent place to find unique and locally made cuisine. For after dinner drinks, stop by Brewery Vivant for a variety of craft beers. Brewery Vivant also offers a selection of delicious foods to complement their craft beer.

For the best sushi in the neighborhood, visit Maru Sushi and Grill for a freshly made sushi roll with unique ingredients. Located just across the street, The Green Well has more delicious and unique food to tingle your taste buds. Their unique menu is made with fresh and local ingredients and any of their yummy dishes can be paired with a local Grand Rapids beer.

Mangiamo’s is an elegant mansion that has been turned into an Italian cuisine style restaurant and is available to host different types of events. There is outdoor seating available for guest to enjoy a meal outside and often times there is Jazz music for patrons to enjoy. Only a short walk down the road from Mangiamo’s, Marie Catrib’s is a cafe and bakery with a delicious array of sandwiches for customers to enjoy. This cozy cafe has a warm and inviting atmosphere for residents of East Hills to enjoy while shopping the neighborhood.


The hidden gems of East Hills

East Hills has several art galleries in the area and they all feature unique art and decor for your home. For one of a kind art, be sure to stop in and visit Yours Truly Galleria! This art gallery features gifts and original art pieces from local artists. Another great gallery to stop in and visit is the LaFontsee Gallery which features over fifty unique artists and their collection of art. Around since 1987, LaFontsee Gallery has over 25 years of experience in connecting people with art they will love. In addition to the great experience of this company, they are dedicated to working with local associations and non-profit companies.

For some shopping in the East Hills neighborhood, stop by Bluedoor Antiques and take a look around at all their unique items to bring home. Bluedoor is full of one of all kind items that accommodate a wide variety of tastes.

Not looking for new items to decorate your home, try expanding your wardrobe with two of the consignment boutiques in the area. Stop in and shop at Rock Paper Scissors Consignment to add a few new pieces to your closet. This consignment shop features clothing and accessories with current seasonal trends. While you are shopping at Rock Paper Scissors Consignment, stop next door at Clothing Matter for a store that focuses on being eco-friendly. They specialize in environmentally friendly clothing and specialize in their own fibers like organic cotton and bamboo.