Exploring Kentwood, Michigan

wyomingIncorporated in 1967, the city of Kentwood is centrally located and bordered by other major cities and townships which include Grand Rapids, Cascade, Gaines Township, and Wyoming. With a population of around 49,000 the diverse Kentwood  community is a popular place to call home

The average listing price of homes in Kentwood is around 119,000 which helps to make the city an affordable place live, work and play.  Kentwood offers great variety of neighborhoods surrounded by growing areas including shopping centers and new highways to help you get where you are going fast.
Kentwood has a thriving business community which offers many employment options ranging from small to large companies.  These include jobs within the school system, health care, banking, and service or retail positions and the manufacturing sector to name a few.

With it’s convenient location Kentwood can serve as your home but it is also easy to get away and enjoy several leisure activities, such as a day at the lake! Green Lake is located just 8 miles South of Kentwood, with 309 acres or clear blue water it is the perfect spot to go for a boat ride, try out a little water skiing, or just soak up the sun with family and friends. However, if Lake Michigan is really where you like to enjoy your summer days, Holland State Park can be easily reached from highway M-6, a quick 40 minute drive outside the city.

Kentwood, Michigan also boasts convenient shopping centers and several restaurants. Located off Marketplace Drive is a shopping center where you can find anything you may need from groceries, to office supplies, and clothing stores. Several restaurants are located in the middle of Kentwood to satisfy your hunger whether you are looking for a great burger or a nice meal with the whole family. After a long work week if you are looking for a cocktail to unwind you can find several places to do so, including the unique urban spot Bar Louie. The restaurant-bar offers amazing food along with a wide selection of microbrews, wines, and signature cocktails.

Other than the convenient location of Kentwood, Michigan the city also offers a public school system to support a good education for students to grow and have a bright future. Kentwood public schools educate approximately 8,500 students, where children and high school students are encouraged to be involved in sports and the arts.

Kentwood MI Real Estate Trends Report Summer – 2015