Welcome to Belknap Lookout.

Our neighborhood blends traditional architecture and new construction. We are located just outside the heart 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 neighborhood is bordered by Leonard and Michigan Streets at the north and south. Our east and west boundaries are College Avenue and the Grand River. Both the residential neighborhood east of Division and the formerly industrial Monroe North business areas are conveniently located. It’s just a short walk, drive, bike ride or bus trip from nearby Michigan Street’s bustling nightlife, the Grand Rapids Medical Mile, and downtown dining and attractions.

Unparalleled School Opportunities

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

A Year-Round Playground

Belknap is home to 8 parks:

  • Mary Waters Park
  • Coit Park
  • Belknap Park
  • Reservoir Park
  • Lookout Park
  • 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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