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Featured Apartments in Kentwood, MI
Beautiful Park-Like Setting...Conveniently Located Near Everything...Country Atmosphere-City Location. Open floor plan featuring breakfast nooks. FREE heat!
Kentwood MI, 49548
Great Kentwood Schools! Washer/Dryer in each unit! Quiet, smaller community close to shopping, restaurants and great entertainment!
Kentwood MI, 49548
Close to proximity to Kent County Airport, Major Malls & Fine Dining...24-Hour Emergency Maintenance...Public Transportation Easily Accessible.
Kentwood MI, 49508
Affordable Living...Convenient Location to Fine Dining, Shopping, and Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Kentwood MI, 49508
Close to major malls, fine dining & the airport...Free Accent Walls...Situated on several rolling wooded acres. Gas is Included!
Kentwood MI, 49512
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Overview of Kentwood
Searching for the perfect Michigan community? No need to look further than Kentwood. This Grand Rapids suburb is the ideal place to settle down and enjoy a laid-back lifestyle in a beautiful setting.
Life outside Grand Rapids is exciting, and local citizens are involved with their community. It's easy to become an active member of the local scene and move in right away, because Kentwood apartments for rent are available for families of all sizes.
Living in Kentwood, MI
The first settler to build a house in the area was Barney Burton. He was followed by plenty of New York residents who came farther west to purchase land. A community, originally called Paris Township, was formally organized in 1839.
The small community would see several important historical markers over the next few years. In 1855, the Kent County Agricultural Society purchased some of Paris Township's land to create fairgrounds for county use. The Grand River Valley Railroad came through the town in 1870, creating a way for residents and their goods to freely move about the area. Churches, schools and roads were built to make life easier for a growing number of residents. Parts of Paris Township were annexed over the years, and to prevent further loss of land, the remaining portion was incorporated as Kentwood.
Much has changed in Kentwood since the first settler arrived in the area. With a population of just over 49,000, Kentwood retains its small-town appeal and charm without sacrificing important amenities.
Kentwood Work and Study
Students who don't mind commuting to school will find that there are several higher education options in and around Kentwood. Grand Valley State University is close to Kentwood and gives pupils the option to study a range of subjects. Those looking to take an archaeology class or pursue a degree in broadcasting can do so here. Grand Valley University's broad curriculum allows students to try out new subjects and focus on their unique interests.
For students who would rather attend a two-year institution, Grand Rapids Community College is even closer to home. With flexible course schedules, weekend classes, Saturday sessions and online learning options, this junior college attempts to make learning accessible to those who may be tied up with other commitments.
Because Kentwood is located just outside Grand Rapids and within a large population center in the state, there are a number of employment opportunities throughout the county. Many county residents find employment with Spectrum Health, Meijer, Steelcase, Axios, Alticor, Walmart and Grand Rapids Public Schools.
Rentals in Kentwood, MI, and Cost of Living
It is easy to find affordable housing in this area of Michigan, though costs may rise depending on the size and amenities of the property chosen. Apartments in Kentwood can rent from anywhere between $450 and $1,000 per month. The U.S. Census Bureau found that the median gross monthly rent in Kentwood is $678.
Those who want to cut down on their expenses while living in Kentwood can use the public transportation system.
Kentwood Attractions and Special Events
Those who like to get outdoors will enjoy the Paul Henry Thornapple Trail. Whether you feel like walking the family dog, jogging, cycling or rollerblading, the trail offers enough space to do all of the above. If you find yourself on the trail, it won't take long to realize that it's a great way to enjoy Michigan's scenic natural beauty.
An annual local music festival springs to life every summer when the beautiful weather makes it fun to get outside. The Summer Concert Series, which features a variety of musical groups, is a family-friendly event that attracts people from all over the area.
Many residents like to get involved and meet friends and neighbors through community classes. Dance, yoga, cycling and strength training classes are all offered on a regular basis and allow Kentwood citizens to be active while they have fun with other locals.
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