East Grand Rapids is located east of the City of Grand Rapids and in Kent County. Reeds Lake is one of the more popular lakes in Western Michigan and is located in East Grand Rapids. East Grand Rapids was settled in the early 1800’s by the Reed Family from New York. It became an official village in 1891 and a city in 1926.
Gaslight Village is in the downtown area and has gone through a major reconstruction. A new $50 million retail center which includes condominiums, offices, restaurants, and retail space. In 2006 the city performed a $3 million upgrade over Wealthy Street which included new lighting and paving.
The East Grand Rapids Public School systems is composed of 3 elementary schools, one middle school and a high school. The high school has won over 110 state championships.