Things really open up for you when come home to Cedar Springs. With a population of fewer than five thousand, it’s a small town with plenty of elbow room and lots of charm. You’ll breathe a little easier being a little off the beaten path.
Our taxes have remained among the lowest in the state too. The schools are highly regarded and the pace of life can be described as something less than hectic. We take pride in our excellent schools. A recently completed expansion is the jewel in our education system. Find out what parents say about the Schools of Cedar Springs at www.greatschools.org.
Cedar Springs is the "Red Flannel" capital of the world (there’s a festival every year--folks run around in those red long johns with the trap-door). So if you’re looking for a city that never sleeps or there is always something to do, Cedar Springs isn’t for you. However, if you like the idea of being an active member of a small community, there’s plenty to do.
The historic 120 year old Kent Theatre is part of the cultural center of Cedar Springs. It is being renovated. The theatre is community-owned and operated. When the renovation is complete, the upgrades will bring the facility into the 21st century. The Kent Theatre is owned by the people who live in this community. To get a better handle on all the activities going on at the theatre and to find out how to get involved visit its website www.kenttheatre.org/
The White Pine Trail goes through it. The White Pine Trail is Michigan's longest rail/trail stretching nearly 100 miles. It’s open to hiking, bicycling, roller or inline skating, skiing and other forms of non-motorized transportation. It’s a great way to get around and stay fit while enjoying our great outdoors. If you’re looking to set your own pace or just need to relax in harmony with nature there are plenty of parks in the area too. Remember you’re never far from the big lake and all that it has to offer.
You’re probably getting the impression that this is a tight knit community, well you’re right. Like others that surround the Greater Grand Rapids area if you need more, it’s right next door. The Metro Grand Rapids area is a short 20 minute drive away and can meet any need for fun. Everything from big venue concerts at the Van Andel Arena to Broadway Theatre at De Vos Hall or Civic Theatre. Restaurants, Pubs, a garden and sculpture park and cool free city center concerts are waiting for you on your big night out.
And when you’re done having fun, you’ll always be welcome back home to Cedar Springs.