The Creston Neighborhood

  • Grand Rapids’ largest neighborhood

  • 25,000 residents

  • Excellent schools, parks, & trails

  • Murals galore

  • Home of the growing Cheshire Business District & Creston Business District districts

  • A warm community of caring neighbors & a dedicated neighborhood association 

  • Neighborhood Schools
    • GRPS & Northview Elementary & Montessori schools, Riverside Middle School, the 6th grade Center for Economicology, and 7-12 City High Middle School 
    • City High Middle School is ranked in the top 5% of all Michigan schools on combined measures of student achievement and growth over time. It has been ranked among the top high schools in America by U.S. News & World Report for four consecutive years. City is also ranked as the top high school in the county by the Mackinac Center.
  • Accessibility
    • Less than 10 minutes ( 3 miles) from downtown Grand Rapids
    • Bike Lanes connect Creston to surrounding neighborhoods including downtown and Rockford
    • The trails in Riverside Park connect to the White Pine Trail
    • Sidewalks on most streets
    • Public transportation.The Rapid‘s route 11 and 13 go through Creston. The DASH picks up just south of the Creston boundary.
    • Creston has easy access to freeways US-131, I-96 and I-196.
  • Parks & Trails
    • Briggs Park with tennis courts and playground
    • Briggs Park Community Pool
    • Riverside Park, the largest park in Grand Rapids! 
    • Huff Park with beautiful boardwalk and new playground
    • Aberdeen Park with tennis courts, playground, and splashpad
    • North Park
    • Sweet Street Pocket Park
    • Kent Hills Park
    • Accessible to White Pine Trail
  • Charming Local Businesses
    • Creston surrounds the growing North Quarter 
    • Several local restaurants including Creston Brewery, Reservoir Lounge, Lucy’s Cafe, River North Public House, Graydon’s Crossing, Cheshire Kitchen, Choo Choo Grill, Fat Boy, and Frosty Boy.
    • A wonderful mix of small, local businesses of all sorts including: Art galleries, local grocer, banks and credit unions, pharmacy, yoga, massage, bike shops, barber shops, and more!
    • Urban farming: New City Neighbors, several community gardens
    • Various faith communities and churches 

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