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Ridgemoor: A Blend of Heritage, Shopping, and Culinary Delights

Situated just north of 28th street in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Ridgemoor neighborhood is a vibrant community, offering its residents a mix of historical charm, shopping experiences, and a diverse culinary scene.

Education and Growth in Ridgemoor

Lake Michigan Academy stands as a beacon of educational excellence in Ridgemoor. Founded in 1984 by parents of children with learning disabilities, the academy is dedicated to nurturing the self-esteem of its students while enhancing their intellectual abilities. The school’s art and music programs have garnered praise, and its 5-star rating stands as a testament to its commitment to holistic education.

Just outside Ridgemoor, Calvin University shines as a beacon of academic excellence. Ranked #4 overall among Midwest Regional Universities by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges Guidebook,” Calvin University is renowned for its dedicated faculty. Professors are not only “extremely talented, interesting, and connected in their specific fields” but are also adept at integrating education with Christianity. This approach ensures that classes at Calvin are not just about job requisites but about continuous learning in the field and understanding how Christianity fits into it.

Ridgemoor Amenities 

One of the main attractions in Ridgemoor is the Woodland Mall, home to over 100 stores that cater to shoppers from all over Grand Rapids. With unique stores like LUSH homemade cosmetics and Vera Bradley, there’s something for everyone. For those with a culinary inclination, the Cheesecake Factory offers a delightful dining experience.

For movie enthusiasts, Phoenix Theatres at Woodland Mall provides the perfect spot to catch the latest films in a comfortable setting.

Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market is another gem in the Ridgemoor neighborhood. This market is a haven for those seeking natural and organic foods. From locally roasted organic coffee beans to fresh seafood brought in daily, Fresh Thyme offers a wide variety of goods. Their website is a great resource for weekly ads and coupons, and their rewards program offers additional benefits for regular shoppers.


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