Heritage Hill Historic District, Grand Rapids

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Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Neighborhood
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Heritage Hill is a neighborhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is one of the largest urban historic districts in the United States. It is bound by Crescent Street (north), Union Avenue (east), Pleasant Street (south), and Lafayette Avenue (west). Its 1,300 homes date from 1843 and represent Michigan's largest and finest concentration of nineteenth and early twentieth-century houses. Nearly every style of American architecture, from Greek Revival to Prairie is represented. These were the homes of lumber barons, teachers, judges, and legislators who shaped the city’s future. Heritage Hill was designated by the American Planning Association as one of 2012's Great Places in America.
Heritage Hill is adjacent to downtown Grand Rapids and is the city's oldest residential district. It is home to about 4,400 residents and covers an area of about 3500acre. A number of architectural styles are included in the historic district including Greek Revival, Italianate, Colonial Revival, Chateauesque, Queen Anne, Shingle Style and over 50 others. There is also a Prairie Style house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright which was built in 1908-09. Put Heritage Hill Historic District on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Grand Rapids trip maker.
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  • A great place to walk or drive through to see all these well maintained historical homes. President Fords childhood homes is also here but is now a private home. We stayed at the Parsonage Inn Bed... 
    A great place to walk or drive through to see all these well maintained historical homes. President Fords childhood homes is also here but is now a private home. We stayed at the Parsonage Inn Bed...  more »
  • Truly a pleasant walk looking at homes. Very nice and diverse architecture to be found. The walk took about 1/2 hr excluding taking pictures. It’s mostly flat. It took a while to find an area to....  more
    Truly a pleasant walk looking at homes. Very nice and diverse architecture to be found. The walk took about 1/2 hr excluding taking pictures. It’s mostly flat. It took a while to find an area to....  more »

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