Congratulations to Heritage Hill neighborhood - Oct 3rd, 2012 - Local
Special recognition is going to the Heritage Hill neighborhood of Grand Rapids. They have received national recognition and are being called one of the nation's 10 best neighborhoods. The American Planning Association says Heritage Hill's variety of architecture and community engagement contributes to the area's character. Back in the early 1970's there were plans to tear down many of the homes to make way for expansion but residents responded by saving the homes and working over the years on restoration efforts.
Heritage Hill is the oldest neighborhood in Grand Rapids and one of the country's largest historic districts.
City leaders plan a ceremony this afternoon to mark the designation.