Eastown is a 70 square block vibrant, walkable neighborhood on the East side of Grand Rapids, MI, with a population of 5257 (2010 census). The residents of Eastown are what make this neighborhood wonderfully unique. They are invested in their community, enjoy walking to local parks and gardens, and are very active in the development and happenings in the community. Click here to view a map of Eastown.
Through the joint efforts of Aquinas College and Eastown residents, the Eastown Community Association was formed in 1973. The Eastown Community Association has been working in this community for 40+ years to ensure that every Eastown resident and business owner is informed about community issues and represented at the city–wide level. The ECA works with City officials, the Grand Rapids Police Department, other nonprofit organizations and area businesses. The Eastown Community Association also works closely with the Eastown Business Association on improvement projects within the business district.
Eastown Community Association’s Mission
Our mission is to foster a safe, diverse, and walkable Eastown neighborhood by creating opportunities for neighbors and friends to engage and connect.