A Week in Downtown Grand Rapids

Chic, chic, chic. This area of Grand Rapids is home to high-rise medical buildings, glass walls, and condos that transports visitors to a large metro City, rather than our typical small-town vibes.

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Real Estate Listing's Downtown

49 Monroe Center

A boutique-style building located in Downtown GR with unobstructed views of the city.


Unit 8: Loft Style Condo
2 🛌 / 2 🛁 / 1,498 sq ft 🏠

✨Major Highlights ✨
• High Ceilings
• Dramatic Windows
• Sprawling Entertainment Space
• Exposed Ductwork
• West Facing Sunset Views

Enjoy the state-of-the-art kitchen which looks directly onto the living room and features a large island, granite countertops, and a gas range. Additionally, the condo offers custom builtins, one leased parking space, and a private rooftop with stunning views shared with only five other residences.

Listing Courtesy of Christopher Billmeier

252 Pearl Street 7D NW

If you are looking for luxury city living (part or full time), then 252 Pearl St 7D NW was made just for you. *current owners used the space as a pied-à-terre, aka a second home*


2 bed – 2 bath – 2,100 sq ft

This penthouse is sure to impress with its unique contemporary design. I mean just look at the floor-to-ceiling curved glass block wall. 😍….WOW! The photos speak for themselves, but the location deserves more explanation.

Unit 7D is located in the historic Forslund Building, perched right on the Grand River, and nestled between the JW and Amway hotel amenities. The location is everything and more!! 🌆✨

The feeling of being suspended over the Grand River is second to none. Relax in the sunny, deep bay window wells, watching water and light reflect off the mirrors against the clouds. You can even visit the rooftop for magnificent views (front row seat for July fireworks!) 🎆

Then head below ground to the attached, secure underground parking with your own private downtown parking spot. THIS is Grand Rapids city living at its finest.

Want to see more? Message us for more details! 📲📲


IHeartGR Real Estate
616.202.6551 – iheartgrandrapids@gmail.com

Listing Courtesy of Mary Noles at RE/MAX of Grand Rapids

Local Businesses Downtown

Oh, Hello Co.

Let us introduce you to the cutest little gift shop Downtown! Just a short walk from Rosa Parks Circle and the GRAM is where you’ll find @ohhellogr !

If you are looking to cross some gifts off your list for the holidays, Oh, Hello Co is the place to go!

They sell everything from stationery to Grand Rapids apparel and gifts to jewelry to cups and water bottles and so much more!! 🛍

You can catch us spending hours in this adorable shop looking at all of the fun things they have to offer! 

MDRD

Introducing you to a restaurant that is currently in the running for being named “Best New Restaurant” in the country!

@mdrdgrandrapids is one that you won’t want to miss. Experience a taste of Spain as you indulge in tapas, desserts, and drinks inspired by Spanish culture. 🇪🇸🍽

MDRD is located on the 27th floor of the Amway Grand Plaza making the views as breathtaking as the cuisine! Look out the windows to stunning GR views of the Grand River while you enjoy your night on the town! 🌃

We couldn’t be more excited about MDRD being apart of the Downtown scene!! 🇪🇸❤️

📸 Photos by @kyleelanser

Terra Bagels

Have you guys been to @terrabagels yet?!?

They just opened a BRAND NEW location Downtown and we are over the moon excited!!

If you’ve never had Terra Bagels, let us tell you, they are seriously the best!

The flavor selections of the bagels and schmear are mouth watering and OH 👏🏻 SO 👏🏻 GOOD!! We tried the maple cinnamon bagel and the everything bagel and only have AMAZING things to say about them! 🥯🍁🖤

Prefer more of a sweet bagel combo? You’ve got plenty of options! Craving a more savory combo? Choose from a variety of bagels, schmear, and bagel sandwiches!

If you can’t tell by now, we can’t get enough of Terra Bagels!! 🤩🥳🤍

Murals Downtown

1. “Sing With Me” by @britneygerathy on Sheldon Ave 💚🧡💗💙

2. The G-Rap Map by Justin Smith on Sheldon Ave 🗺📍

3. “Imagine That!” by Tracey and Corey VanDuinen and at the @grcmuseum 🧒🏰

Downtown murals

4. “Gramophone” by @oldgrowthcreative at @glcliveat20monroe 🎶

5. “Show Love Spread Love” by @degroffdesign at @glcliveat20monroe 🎨

6. “Seen and Scene” by @ellenrutt by the Blue Bridge💙

downtown murals

7. “Rainbow Road” by @joeysalamon 🌈

8. “You are Here” by jeffzimmermann on the side of Kendall College

Downtown murals

9. “Bug Spot” by @solsticehandmade 🐞🕷🪲 on the river walk near Michigan Ave

downtown murals

10. “Welcome Wall” by @davebattjes

Meet Our Downtown Specialist: Tricia Spiegel

What does downtown GR and Tricia have in common?

Both are super chic, welcoming, and promise economic growth.

Buying a home has many financial benefits💰📈

Here are a few:
▫️Stable Monthly Payments.
▫️Opportunity To Build Equity
▫️Cheaper Than Renting Overtime
▫️Owning A Home Provides Tax Advantages

Want to hear more about how buying a home can help your finances? Or interested in what’s available in the downtown area?

Tricia can help!! Message her today.

👩🏽‍💼Tricia Spiegel
☎️ 616.308.3961
📧 tricia@iheartgr.org
🔗 iheartgr.org/tricia-spiegel/

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Reels to Check Out

Terra Bagels

Did you guys hear?!?

@terrabagels opened up their Downtown location today and we 👏🏻couldn’t 👏🏻 be👏🏻more👏🏻excited!!!

Stop in to grab a bagel and say hi to the amazing workers!!

Social Misfits

Jessica and Tiffany visit the BRAND NEW @socialmisfitswcc !!!

Ok guys seriously, we CANNOT get enough of these new GR businesses!! 🤩🤩🤩

Social Misfits just opened right Downtown and serves up waffles, coffee, and cocktails!! 🧇☕️🍹🤍

Go give this FAB new business some love!!

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