Four Reasons to Live in Forest Hills Michigan:
Forest Hills is a great place to live and raise a family – or just enjoy life. People that live in this community know what it means to live in such a great area of West Michigan. For those that haven’t visited or are thinking of moving to the area, I thought it would be nice to know about some of the great things that Forest Hills Michigan offers.
Forest Hills Public Schools
Forest Hills has arguably the best school district in the state of Michigan. It is very well supported by parents and the community at large both financially and with involvement and participation from the entire community. Forest Hills consistently ranks at the top of school standardized test results like the MEAP test. Aside from earning high marks for their education standards, Forest Hills School District offers some unique education experiences. Two examples of this is “Good Willie” an environmental school that offers a unique approach to education. Also, the Chinese and Spanish emersion programs offer a larger world-view to education.
Forest Hills offers an impressive variety of community centers for people to enrich their lives and well being. The local YMCA off of Forest Hills Ave. is a well maintained facility that people use for everything from continuing education to swimming lessons.
A great place to stop and buy groceries is Forest Hills Foods located on the corner of Forest Hills Ave. and Cascade Rd. It offers a massive selection of foods rarely found in smaller scale community grocery stores. Additionally the cafe’ is a great place to get a quick cup of coffee or enjoy a bite to eat. If you’ve never been there stop by around lunch and you can see how much a part of the community Forest hills Foods is.
Arts & Culture
The Forest Hills Fine Arts Center is a world class facility for creative endeavors. Featuring a beautiful theatre area, art galleries, and music performances from local and national acts throughout the year. An enormous benefit for anyone interested in taking an art class or who just likes to enjoy a show without a drive into downtown. However if the occasional city life is what you’re craving you’ll be glad to know that the Urban institute for contemporary Arts (UICA), the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and ArtPrize permanent location are just minutes away.
There are numerous well maintained parks and trails throughout the area where people jog, bike, and enjoy the outdoors. Additionally, the baseball and soccer fields are well maintained and offer the community a safe and enjoyable experience with nature. The Thornapple River offers fishing and kayaking.
This list is just a “drop in the bucket” of the things available to the community of Forest Hills Michigan. Once you visit this area you won’t want to live anywhere else in West Michigan. If you would like advice on how to move to this great area of Michigan please contact me and I would be glad to be of service.