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Is finding your way around Grand Rapids Michigan Logical?

For the most part Grand Rapids has a logic to finding addresses.

The intersection of Division and Fulton is "zero" and everything starts there.

 All addresses have a direction NW, NE, SW or SE. 

The side of the road you live on determines if your address is even or odd.

East and South are even addresses and North and West are Odd. 

The last part of the process is knowing that every Mile you are from the

center of Grand Rapids, Fulton and Division, is 800 numbers.

Think about 28th street and one mile south is 36th st. They are numbered

2800 and 3600 blocks at Division. 

Now the test:  If you are at an address that is 4000 Alpine NW. You know

you are (5 x 800=4000) 5 miles north of Fulton on the East side of the street

since alpine is a North South Street.

I hope this helps when you are driving around Grand Rapids and can't find

an address or your city map.  

Alpine Map 

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Comment balloon 5 commentsTerry & Bonnie Westbrook • November 01 2007 09:57PM


Terry, I never realised that there was this much logical rhyme & reason to the street grid in Grand Rapids.  That's probably one of the reasons why I'm a little directionally compromised. :)  I'm actually going to bookmark this post for future reference.
Posted by Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate) about 13 years ago
Lola,I hope it helps Terry
Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) about 13 years ago
Good information. I never knew it to this detail but i knew this. You have to be a mathemitician which i'm not.
Posted by Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic ( about 13 years ago
Nice part is you can't get to lost in GR. Good post.  :-)
Posted by * Rate A Home (Rate A Home) about 13 years ago

Duane: Thanks for stopping by


Robert: Thanks for the comment

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) about 13 years ago

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