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Cedar Springs is a city in Kent County in the state of Michigan, 20 minutes north of Grand Rapids. The population was 3,509 at the 2010 census.HistoryEstablished as a lumber town in 1856, Cedar Springs boasted numerous lumber and shingle mills. The town was the northern terminus of the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad for two years and also was the crossing point for the east to west running Toledo, Saginaw and Muskegon Railway, which became the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, which was built through the town in 1888. The community was named for the fine springs bordered by a cedar grove.EconomyTaxes in Cedar Springs have remained steady at a millage rate of $15 per $1,000. Cedar Springs has a small retail business district and a burgeoning industrial base. The community has vast possibilities for future growth. Significant industry and business have been attracted to the Cedar Springs area, including Display Pack and various precision tool and die companies.The downtown has a variety of businesses including restaurants, hair salons, car dealerships, banks, among others.EducationThe city is home to Cedar Springs Public Schools, a public school district which encompasses 110sqmi and serves the city and portions of Kent, Montcalm and Newaygo Counties. Cedar Springs Public Schools has a current enrollment of 2,768 students located on a single 100 acre (400,000 m²) campus near downtown Cedar Springs. The school system is currently completing a $27 million building and renovation project. Cedar Springs High School has North Central Accreditation.Find out how to plan United States trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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