Neighborhood

Boundaries are College Avenue, Michigan Street, the Grand River (which runs along Monroe Avenue), and Leonard Street. Located just north of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Belknap Lookout neighborhood is bounded by College Avenue, Michigan Street, the Grand River (which runs along Monroe Avenue), and Leonard Street. Most residents live east of Division, with easy highway access to I-196 at College and US-131 at Leonard, while the formerly industrial western portion of the neighborhood  is home to an increased variety of economic activity. Michigan Street itself boasts the many health organizations of “Medical Mile”. The area just to the north – bounded by Hastings, Fairview, Fairbanks, and Clancy – comprises the city’s first Residential Permit Parking Zone. Rapid bus routes 11 (Plainfield) and 15 (East Leonard) run north/south, as does the free Dash North, while the Silver Line, Laker Line, 13 (Michigan/Fuller) and 19 (Michigan Crosstown) touch the southern edge. The area is served by two public elementary schools, East Leonard Elementary and Coit Creative Arts Academy, which feed into Riverside Middle School and Union High School. There are several parks within the neighborhood as well: Sixth Street Bridge Park, Canal Park, Lookout Park, Belknap Park, Coit Park, and Mary Waters Park. Highland Park is just across College, too!

Medical Mile (Michigan Street)
Medical Mile (Michigan Street)
East Leonard Elementary School
East Leonard Elementary School