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“Georgeous homes!”

Heritage Hill Historic District
Ranked #11 of 78 things to do in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence
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Grandville, Michigan, United States
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Georgeous homes!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

The homes is this area are stunning - absolutely beautiful. The area is well over half gentrified and is improving every year.

Visited June 2013
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Wisconsin
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88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful homes, but inadequate tour map”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

There are many lovely homes in this area with interesting and diverse architectural styles. Using the official website, we tried to find the Heritage Hill Historic District office. The website promised the availability of maps at all times in a purple mailbox in front of the house. Visitors should know that the district office is tucked behind and next to the Channel 8 News Station, with only a small sign posted on a fence to direct you to the house. There were no maps available.

We used our iPad's map to read about some of the houses, but the picture of the house,although numbered, is not next to the description, so look carefully to be sure you are reading the correct info.

We received a map from hotel with locations for 60 homes. The map shown on the website has about 35 homes. It's good that the historic homes all have a plaque on the front to identify them, but it would be great if more historic information was available about all of them. We found some homes with plaques, but no mention on the map. Still, it is a lovely walk.

Visited July 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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165 reviews
79 attraction reviews
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“A lovely walk .”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

This neighborhood has so many lovely homes to view. There are examples of many different types of architecture. Within the neighborhood is a Frank Lloyd Wright house -- the May House. The house is open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and on Sunday. Unfortunately for us, it was closed on Mother's Day -- be sure to call and listen to the entire message since they list dates that it's closed at the end of the message.
For me, the best part of the neighborhood is that it shows how committed people in Grand Rapids are to preservation. Many of the houses have been subdivided rather than torn down to make way for smaller homes or apartment buildings. One of the houses was moved rather than torn down to make way for a new high school.

Visited May 2013
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Hudsonville, Michigan
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145 reviews
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“Such Beautiful Homes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

I love how the neighborhoods of the Heritage Hill Historic District take care of their homes and yards. Looking forward to touring some of them.

Visited April 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“Frank Lloyd Wright houses”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

The Meyer May house was paiinstakingly restored by the Steelcase corp. Not open all the time but definately worth the effort to see.

Visited September 2012
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