The Belknap Neighborhood

Our neighborhood blends traditional architecture and new construction. We are located just north of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.


License stock image of time lapsed lights on the expressway facing west at the edge of Belknap hill

About the Neighborhood

The Belknap Lookout (aka “Belknap”) neighborhood is bordered by Leonard Street to the north and Michigan Streets to the south. Our western boundary is the Grand River and western boundary is College Avenue.

Belknap includes the quickly growing Monroe North Business District and the Grand Rapids Medical Mile!


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Belknap Schools

Belknap is home to Coit Creative Arts Academy. Coit is now an authorized International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP). They take students from Pre-K to 5th Grade. They are committed to high-quality, challenging, and inquiry-based education. Coit promotes transdisciplinary learning of new knowledge and skills. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

Belknap Parks

Belknap is home to 8 parks:

  • Mary Waters Park (featuring one of the best sledding hills in GR!)
  • Coit Park
  • Belknap Park (home to the Belknap pickleball courts!)
  • Reservoir Park
  • Lookout Park (with amazing views of the city!)
  • Hastings Linear Park
  • Canal Park
  • 6th Street Park

These parks offer many amenities: riverside walking trails, sledding hills, baseball diamonds, pickleball courts, a splash pad, several playgrounds, exercise equipment, a fish cleaning station, and amazing views!

A neighbor enjoying the new swing benches at Lookout Park

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