Southeast of Grand Rapids, Michigan the Millbrook neighborhood borders Kentwood and gives the feel of a suburban neighborhood. Over 5,000 people call this neighborhood home and there are many great features that can be found in this neighborhood. One of the many features that you can find is Plaster Creek which runs through the northern portion of the neighborhood. This creek runs through several Grand Rapids neighborhoods and also has a park named after it, Plaster Creek Family Park.
As part of the Grand Rapids Public School system, Sherwood Park Elementary is located in the Millbrook neighborhood and welcomes students grades kindergarten through eighth grade. This school focuses on teaching students core academics while incorporating global studies and cultural arts from other regions of the world. Prepare your young children for the next stage in life by sending them to John Knox Preschool. This preschool has been designed to prepare young children for their future school needs. They offer a unique two-year program for children up to 5 years of age that will give them a head start when preparing to enter into kindergarten.
Another highly ranked school in the Millbrook neighborhood is Excel Charter Academy where they encourage students to work together building their critical thinking skills. They also encourage parents to get involved in the school to work with teachers at improving the future of students who attend the school. Not only do they focus on academics, they teach students morals virtues and responsibility while maintaining a safe school for their students to attend.
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Keys for Kids Ministries is also located in the Millbrook neighborhood where they focus on faith-based opportunities for children. They are able to focus on faith-based opportunities by broadcasting on the radio to children of all ages.
Visit the Village Inn Pizza Parlor for a family friendly casual dining restaurant in the Millbrook neighborhood. With two location in Holland and Grand Rapids, this restaurant is known for its delicious pizza. Not a fan of pizza, they also offer a wide variety of other food items like Mexican cuisines, burgers, and sandwiches. Stop by on a Saturday night from 9 pm to close for a live band and some pizza!
Although Millbrook has a number of great features in the neighborhood, there are a few other amenities nearby. The Stormy Creek Golf Course offers 18-holes of beautiful scenery and a family friendly atmosphere. Their course is designed for people of all ages and offers league play or a round of golf for fun.
For more outdoor fun there are a few nearby parks for Millbrook residents to enjoy. Ken-O-Sha Park is 141-acres of nature, where you can walk or ride on one of the paved trails. These trails take you through wooded and open areas and allow you to enjoy the beautiful Michigan scenery. You can also visit Stanaback Park which has trails for you to walk or ride and a playground for children to enjoy. Both of these nearby parks offer a gorgeous natural setting while allowing you to remain within the city limits.