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City Center Neighborhood – Events in the Heart of the City

The past decade has witnessed the rise of “Art Prize,” a two week celebration that attracts artists from around the world. The annual festival is one of Grand Rapids’ proud creations, and allows for the unique experience of discovering awe-inspiring exhibits across each corner of the city. Each Fall, Art Prize attracts thousands of artist and onlookers with the certitude of incredible art displays, and City Center is the premier location for this event. As Winter breaks and Spring is in full bloom, set your sights on LaughFest; by far Grand Rapids’ most hilarious event. Hosted by Gilda’s Club, this ten day event attracts national comedians, with the sole mission of spreading laughter and raising money for a great cause. With all proceeds helping the Gildas Club of Grand Rapids, the festival attracts an average of 50 thousand attendees every year! In an interview with John Gonzalez of MLive, Shawn Ruetz of Gildas Club explained that the donations raised during LaughFest amount to about, “ten to fifteen percent” of Gildas Club’s general operating budget. “Laughfest allows us to bring a lot of visibility to Gildas Club, and allows us to be able to provide free cancer and grief support to…

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Heritage Hill – Architecture Everywhere

Condos in the Heritage Hill Neighborhood provide the unique experience of living in beautiful modern-era properties, all while being enveloped by mid-19th-century homes. Walking around Heritage Hill, you will gain an appreciation for a few of Grand Rapids’ most coveted architectural gems. Once the pinnacle neighborhood of town, this district was reserved solely for the Grand Rapids rich and elite. However now, Heritage Hill is home to a diverse population with thriving ethnic and economic backgrounds. Each May, be sure to take an annual tour of the surrounding historic homes. Hosted by the Heritage Hill Association, this annual experience is both entertaining and educational to all ages. On your tour, you will experience properties including the Meyer May House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1908. This home remains a stark visual contrast to the popular homes at the time and aesthetically ushered in prairie style architecture to the early twentieth century. Just a short distance from central downtown, heritage hill offers all the benefits of a downtown lifestyle, with the close-knit fondness of a suburban neighborhood. Contact us today, and we will help you find your next condo in this wonderful part of town.

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