Shawmut Hills…A Seasonal View of a Northwest Grand Rapids, MI Neighborhood

The Shawmut Hills neighborhood is a small residential community located in the northwest section of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  It is bordered by Lake Michigan Drive and Leonard St. NW and extends east towards Covell Ave. and west towards Collingdale Ave.  It’s one of my favorite northwest communities.  The homes in the community are a nice mix of older estates, newer custom built homes and small to mid-sized homes perfect for first time home buyers.

The tree lined streets and well maintained homes make it a great community to walk or jog in. In fall, the colors are exquisite. The area also has several schools which include, Shawmut Hills School, Covell Elementary, Oakleigh School and on it’s eastern boundary, Union Highschool. 

There is also a nice local park, ShawmutPark and several area parks such as Millennium Park, Johnson Park and John Ball Park are within 5-7 kilometers.  It’s close proximity to the expressway, make it ideal for commuters who need to get to downtown Grand Rapids, (5-7 minutes) or catch I-196 going east or west. 

The Shawmut Hills which is partially in the city of Walker, also  includes a small business district on Lake Michigan Drive which features a local grocery store, the Family Fare, a Honda/Kawasaki dealership and various smaller shops and restaurants.  One of the best pizza places in town is Marinades, a gourmet pizza shop that creates innovative pizza recipes in a brick oven.  Patrons can order their pizzas or dine in. Another very popular local haunt is Shawmut Inns which shares the same parking lot with Marinades. 

Shawmut Hills is a community which offers the best of city living.  It is close to stores, access to the expressway and about 30 minutes from Lake Michigan.  However, it maintains a nice, quiet, residential feeling where you can enjoy the sight of deer and other forms of wildlife in your backyard if you’re lucky. 

Looking for Homes for Sale in the Shawmut Hills Community of Grand Rapids, Michigan…

If you’re looking for a home in Shawmut Hills community in Grand Rapids, Michigan or a nearby area, there is quite a selection.  The range includes moderately priced residences to executive style homes.  This list is updated daily, so check back often.  Click here to access list of homes in Shawmut Hills, Grand Rapids, Michigan and surrounding communities in Walker, Michigan.

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