Introduction to Kentwood, Michigan
Kentwood, Michigan, in Kent county, is 4 miles SE of Wyoming, Michigan and 115 miles E of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Part of the surrounding Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland metro area, Kentwood is home to some 45,255 residents.
The present city of Kentwood was originally a part of the Paris Township. Many of the early settlers in this area came from New York. Barney Burton was the first person to build a house in this area. Paris Township was established in 1839. Over the years, land from the Paris Township was annexed to the neighboring cities of Wyoming and Grand Rapids. To prevent any more annexation, the remaining area of Paris Township was incorporated as a city in 1967, and named Kentwood.
Kentwood and nearby Attractions
- Big Dip Indoor Water Park
- Dana Couture
- Heritage Hill Historical Society
- Grand Gallery
- Grand Rapids Children's Museum
- LE Kaufman Golf Course
Things To Do In Kentwood
Kentwood and its neighboring areas offer a range of diverse activities. Grand Rapids is a very popular tourist destination with a vibrant nightlife. Great dining opportunities are also available in this area. More locally, the Kentwood recreation department arranges leisure and sports activities to be enjoyed by people of all ages.
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Kentwood Higher Education
There are several colleges in the vicinity, including Aquinas College, Calvin College and Grand Rapids Community College.