Monroe Center

Monroe Center

Most cities have that core section – where everything happens and everyone wants to be. Monroe Center is arguably the number one hot spot in downtown Grand Rapids. What once used to be a grassy area, Monroe Center Ave. is now bustling with entertainment, shops, and restaurants and is one of the busiest parts of the city. Constructed in the early 2000’s to be a ‘walking street’ for pedestrians, Monroe Center Ave. dissects through the city on a diagonal angle making it a gateway to numerous other parts of the city. It also was changed from walking-only to both walking and motor friendly. Rosa Parks Circle spearheads the start of Monroe Center with a statue of the famous Rosa Parks and a large space used as an amphitheatre for concerts in the summer, an ice skating rink in the winter and place to meet up with friends no matter the season. Just East of Rosa Parks circle is the new Grand Rapids Art Museum. Hosting artists as well known as Andy Warhol and as local as ArtPrize entries. Monroe Center holds city charm due to its brick road and original building facades as you venture down the street. Condo buildings such as McKay Tower, Peck, Front Row, City View and more are available so you can truly experience what it is like to live in the heart of the action. If you live in Grand Rapids or are just visiting for the day, Monroe Center is definitely a place you will want to...

ArtPrize helping Grand Rapids Real Estate

ArtPrize helping Grand Rapids Real Estate

This post was originally written on the Steve Volkers Group website. There is an equilibrium with exposure and success.  If someone doesn’t hear about a product, how are they supposed to know that it even exists?  ArtPrize is helping Grand Rapids in more ways than current residence could possibly imagine. Not only are we becoming the cultural hub for West and Mid Michigan, we are reaching out to the entire world in hopes to pull attention into the city, and letting the globe know that we are a thriving municipality.  ArtPrize brings a lot of attention to what we have to offer, opening venues from simple mom and pop restaurants to huge commercially known venues like the DeVos Performance hall.  But what does that mean for you, how could it help you sell your home? Buyers hate thinking that their investments will be void or come up a loss in the years to come, and since Grand Rapids is hosting such great events, it’s unlikely that someone who actually visits the city will see a dilapidated area, and will notice what we have to offer.  We have great and affordable downtown condos that we offer for those who strive to be in the thriving culture that Grand Rapids has to offer.  Local theaters, restaurants, museums and night life offer those who look for adventure a taste of something new. ArtPrize brings attention to one of the most cultural rich cities in the midwest.  We are proud of our art community, our local artists and their talents.  We are participating with Chicago and New York as a gateway for creativity and artistic residence.  ArtPrize helps local artist get world wide exposure, helps teach them to be a...

16 – 3C Ionia St. SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503

16 – 3C Ionia St. SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503

This unit has been rented by the Steve Volkers Group! Available starting in May 2011 – You will fall in love with this stunning 950 ft. Tannery Row condo located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. This two bedroom, one bathroom condo features a unique flowing floor plan, exposed brickwork, granite counter tops, and many other personalized characteristics. You will also be able to enjoy the many amenities of living in Tannery Row, which include: fitness center, rooftop deck with grills, and off street parking. The condo comes furnished. Offered at $1,500/mo – Tenant is responsible for cable tv, internet, electric. Free laundry in building. 1 parking spot. Rooftop deck, exercise facility. Amazing location – right downtown!...

Wake Wars at the B.O.B. Downtown Grand Rapids

Wake Wars at the B.O.B. Downtown Grand Rapids

The B.O.B. is at it again with another amazing event. This time they have teamed up with Action Water Sports to host “Wake Wars”. The event will be held right next to the B.O.B. which, as you may remember, was the same location where the hosted the very popular event “Downtown GR Rail Jam”. It starts at 4pm on July 25th and 26th. There will be tons of activities for all age groups and skill levels. For anyone with a wakeboard, there will be free wakeboarding in special above ground wakeboarding pools. For those with more advanced skills there will be a trick competition on Saturday night and an extreme air competition on Sunday evening. To compete you will have to qualify, but if you don’t make it, it will still be an awesome show to watch. If wakeboarding isn’t your thing, there are still lots of other activities for you to participate in. There will be a volleyball court, a game pool with lots of fun water games, raffle prize giveaways, an outdoor BBQ. Not to mention a rockin’ after party inside the B.O.B. You won’t want to miss this awesome...