Cedar Springs is located just 20 minutes north of Michigan’s second largest city, Grand Rapids. Situated in northern Kent County, the town covers about 1.3 square miles and has a population of 3,112 based on the 2000 census. The community was named for the fine springs bordered by a grove of Cedar trees. Less than a mile from US 131, Cedar Springs provides easy access to the cultural amenities of the greater Grand Rapids area. No doubt, an attractive community with tree-lined streets and a varied housing base. Taxes in Cedar Springs have remained steady with the City millage rate of 16.3414.
Known throughout the region for its annual Red Flannel Festival celebrating the famous “drop-seat” long johns and nightwear, Cedar Springs, MI boasts a small but vibrant business district and numerous recreational areas, parks and lakes. It is just 20 minutes north of downtown Grand Rapids. Residents rely on a small but diverse business community – and head 10 miles south to Rockford for more shopping options.
Cedar Springs is part of the Cedar Springs Public School district, which encompasses 110 square miles and is comprised of the City of Cedar Springs and 7 surrounding townships. Cedar Springs Public Schools are located on a single 100 acre campus near downtown Cedar Springs. The school system has recently completed a $27 million building and renovation project.
Visit Cedar Springs Brewing Company – it’s a Bavarian-style restaurant, brauhaus, biergarten, wine-maker and distiller in the heart of Cedar Springs.
Access the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail, a paved rail-to-trail path, as it passes through Cedar Springs on a 93-mile trek from Grand Rapids to Cadillac.
Don’t miss the Red Flannel Festival every autumn – parades, arts & craft show, car show, horseshoe throwing contest, lumberjack supper and more.
The Roundup Tavern, a longtime local hangout, offers a regular schedule of live music performances.
See a film or stage show at Kent Theatre – a classic 120-year-old community-owned and operated venue.
The Cedar Springs Historical Museum, open Wednesdays, includes a one-room historical schoolhouse, genealogy section and store.
Overall, Cedar Springs is a desirable residential community with its own identity and charm. The City has all of the benefits of a small community, while simultaneously offering big city amenities.