Byron Center is situated in southwest Kent County and provides access to Kent Trails, a 15-mile, non-motorized trail that follows an abandoned railroad line, surface streets and easements, to provide a linear parkway in the Grand Rapids metropolitan area.
Byron Township is located conveniently within commuting distance of Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamzaoo, and Lansing. Byron Township is also home to major employers – SpartanNash and Tanger Outlets to name a few. Byron Township is a great place to live, work and raise a family. Byron Township is also a large producer of farm products including sweet corn, celery, onions, lettuce and various other crops.
Byron Center is a friendly, family-oriented community with a growing commercial presence. The 2015 opening of a Tanger Outlet Mall has drawn huge crowds to the area – and those that venture beyond the massive shopping center are delighted to discover unique independent stores, hearty comfort-food restaurants and abundant recreation opportunities. Byron Center is easily accessible from two major expressways and is just 15 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids.
Picnic in beautiful Douglas Walker Park – there are playgrounds, ballfields, a horseshoe court and a link to Kent Trails, a 15-mile paved path running south to Grand Rapids.
Head to scenic Ironwood Golf Course or impeccably conditioned Railside Golf Course for a challenging day on the links.
Byron Center is the perfect place to indulge your comfort-food cravings. Emma Lynn’s Chicken and Waffles offers the best of home-style Southern and Northern cuisines. Dallas Deli is a “mom-and-pop” eatery serving up some of the best BBQ in Michigan. And the Byron Family Restaurant satisfies all ages with heaping helpings of classic fare.
Attend the Byron Days Festival in late July – kids’ activities, live entertainment, a parade, 5k race, fireworks and more.