Introduction to East Grand Rapids, Michigan
East Grand Rapids, Michigan, in Kent county, is 3 miles SE of Grand Rapids, Michigan and 116 miles E of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is considered part of the Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland metropolitan area.
East Grand Rapids History
The Reed Family from New York was the first to settle in the area now known as East Grand Rapids. They arrived here in the early 1830s. East Grand Rapids is centered on Reeds Lake, which became a popular tourist haunt in the 1870s. The Village of East Grand Rapids was established in the year 1891. However, when the population exceeded 1,000 people, East Grand Rapids was officially incorporated as a city.
East Grand Rapids and nearby Attractions
- Battle Creek Sanitarium
- W.K. Kellogg House
- Gerald R. Ford Museum
- Frederik Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park
- Reeds Lake
- Remington Park
Things To Do In East Grand Rapids
While at East Grand Rapids, one can pay a visit to the historical places in the neighborhood including the W.K. Kellogg House, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Gerald R. Ford Museum, the Grand Rapids Children's Museum and the Public Museum of Grand Rapids. They have some fascinating exhibits that speak volumes about the life and culture of the early inhabitants of this area.
East Grand Rapids Transportation
Air transportation is available from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
East Grand Rapids Higher Education
There are a number of institutes offering higher educational facilities to residents of East Grand Rapids. Among these are the Aquinas College, the Grand Rapids Community College, and the Calvin College.